Video: Two Fritos Cans 'Chatting' Max’s Cool Beans 8/28/2015 16 comments Imagine a gaggle of these cans conversing with each other -- their lids and animatronic eyes popping up and down like a demented game of Whac-A-Mole.
Wearable: ‘Hardware Ponzi Scheme’ Blog 8/27/2015 1 comment If “fitness bands are like hardware Ponzi schemes” where device suppliers must sell more and more new hardware while amusing bored users, can this be sustainable?
Giga-Scale Challenges Plague Memory Design Blog 8/27/2015 Post a comment Advanced designs are more complex and larger than ever before and designers are balancing between accuracy and performance for large scale memory simulation and verification, fine-tuning options and settings for each circuit type
Is Batteriser Scam or Savior? Blog 8/25/2015 3 comments The miniaturization is commendable, but is there a strong commercialization market opportunity for this product, aimed at extending the life of disposable batteries?
Choosing The Best Control Method Blog 8/25/2015 Post a comment Fixed-frequency pulse-width-modulated (PWM) control for power supplies breaks down into two main categories: voltage mode (VM) and current mode (CM). To make the proper control choice, it’s best to examine the advantages and disadvantages of both.
If You Give a Nerd a Microscope... Max’s Cool Beans 8/24/2015 31 comments Given the right tools -- including a digital microscope -- it's possible for anyone who is reasonable adept to hand-solder electronic systems based on surface-mount technology (SMT).
Qualcomm Beefs up its DSP Blog 8/24/2015 3 comments The Hexagon 680 provides an expanded suite of digital signal processing capabilities Qualcomm will apply to multiple jobs in its Snapdragon 820 mobile SoC.
8 Best Analog Stories Not to Miss Engineer’s Bookshelf 8/20/2015 Post a comment Want to beef up on your analog know-how? Sometimes the oldies are still goodies! Here are some of the top viewed article by the Planet Analog audience -- even today.