Frankenstein's Fix: The Tricky Toroid Engineering Investigations 9/26/2013 3 comments Using a logic analyzer to investigate the problem, an engineering technician finds a simple way to meet the design requirements for an early RF device.
Piezoelectric straw-covered skyscraper harvests energy Engineering Investigations 5/30/2013 1 comment Strawscraper, the invention of Swedish architecture firm Belatchew Arkitekter, aims to extend a building in Stockholm with an energy-producing outer shell made of piezoelectric straws that can recover wind energy.
Industrial robot helps researchers Engineering Investigations 5/10/2013 Post a comment Rethink Robotics is giving researchers an ability to get up close and personal with its Baxter industrial robot with a new research version they can use to build custom software and applications.
IP Nightmares Engineering Investigations 4/9/2013 6 comments While we accept the necessity of IP, everyone seems to have plenty of grips as well. What are your biggest complaints about IP developers or users?
What were they thinking: no transparency Engineering Investigations 4/5/2013 3 comments I am getting on my soapbox today to complain about the way tickets are sold for large concerts. This may not be true where you are but this is the way it is done in PortlandÖ
What were they thinking: A clock Engineering Investigations 3/22/2013 18 comments It is amazing what some people consider simple or complex. While time is not the most rational number system and decimal might be easier, this patent has another ideaÖ
PCBs help take the measure of Mars Engineering Investigations 3/1/2013 1 comment Determining thermal effects on general purpose pc boards is tough, but itís another story to control PCB reliability in mission critical applications where device failure is not an option.
Blog Make a Frequency Plan Tom Burke 17 comments When designing a printed circuit board, you should develop a frequency plan, something that can be easily overlooked. A frequency plan should be one of your first steps ...