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.
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.
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 Portland…
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 idea…
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 it’s another story to control PCB reliability in mission critical applications where device failure is not an option.
What were they thinking: the iWatch is coming
Engineering Investigations 2/22/2013 1 comment
OK, so perhaps that is a little premature, but Apple thinks the idea has enough merit that they have filed a patent about it. At the moment it has not be granted, but it does provide some interesting insights…
Circuit protection; shock tactics in real time
Engineering Investigations 11/12/2012 2 comments
When you’re dealing with something as volatile as electricity, it’s always better to be safe than sorry. At least, that’s what fuse maker Littelfuse believes, and the reason why the firm is putting its not so little weight behind an initiative that promises to deliver rapid responses, in real time, to engineers working on designs requiring circuit protection.
Prototyping your way to shorter design cycles
Engineering Investigations 10/30/2012 Post a comment
This articles contains two case studies where design teams on different continents were able to reduce their design cycle time. In both of these examples, the design teams used virtual prototyping and accurate models...