The SED Problem Engineering Investigations 10/24/2011 13 comments A famous comedian said, "I hate it when that happens!" That phrase got used every time I had to decipher, debug, or improve on Someone Else's Design.
Lights aren't so bright Engineering Investigations 10/10/2011 15 comments Confusing symptoms and misleading markings lead to a lengthy fault finding process for what turned out to be a simple problem.
Replay available now: A handful of emerging network technologies are competing to be the preferred wide-area connection for the Internet of Things. All claim lower costs and power use than cellular but none have wide deployment yet. Listen in as proponents of leading contenders make their case to be the metro or national IoT network of the future. Rick Merritt, EE Times Silicon Valley Bureau Chief, moderators this discussion. Join in and ask his guests questions.