Friday Quiz: Massive MIMO, Part 1
Blog 4/29/2016 1 comment
Massive MIMO is one of the technologies under development for 5G cellular communications. It's still in the simulation and demonstration stage, but you should start learning about it now.
3D Printing Goes Mainstream
Blog 4/27/2016 1 comment
3D printing has serious uses now and promises to revitalize production by bringing creative designs and small-lot printing to many industries.
Bell Labs Forecasts Mobile Capacity Crunch
Blog 4/27/2016 Post a comment
A Bell Labs study says overall cellular traffic generated by IoT devices will only account for 2% of total mobile traffic by 2020, the real pick-up coming when video-enabled sensors and cameras begin to predominate.
Calculating An R-C Snubber
Blog 4/26/2016 5 comments
Most power supply designers have encountered ringing in switch-mode converters. This ringing can generate radiated and conducted noise, cause circuit jitter, over-stress components, and create excessive dissipation. This is often a major concern in applications such as audio, processor power, and any design that requires electromagnetic interference (EMI) qualification.
Better than Paper: eWriting
Blog 4/20/2016 3 comments
The eWriting revolution is taking off in some new directions that allow users to take pen-and-paper-style advantage of our ubiquitous handhelds.
WiFi Finally Ready for 60 GHz
Blog 4/20/2016 5 comments
The 60 GHz version of WiFi is finally starting to gain traction with a number of OEMs and chip set vendors for a variety of applications, according to the author of a new report on the subject.
Dealing with the “R” Word
Blog 4/20/2016 27 comments
Most young working people never think about retirement--it’s far off and planning can happen later. But life doesn’t always give us the time frames we want.
NASA To Refuel Satellites
Blog 4/19/2016 2 comments
When satellites break or run out of fuel, they become useless space junk. NASA now may have a solution to the refueling issue.
Follow the Money: Faraday Future
Blog 4/15/2016 20 comments
Faraday Future held its $1 billion EV factory ground breaking ceremony Wednesday. A day after the big event, it turns out that Faraday Future’s money still hadn’t hit escrow account of the Governor's Office of Economic Development in Nevada.