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Book Review: Algorithms to Live By by Brian Christian and Tom Griffiths
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10/14/2016   20 comments
The algorithmic strategies that have been honed for computers turn out to be applicable to our daily lives.
Book Review: Electronics for Kids by Øyvind Nydal Dahl
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9/12/2016   Post a comment
The title notwithstanding, this is a book that will appeal to readers of all ages -- anyone who wishes to dip their toes in the electronics waters.
Book Review: The Innovators by Walter Isaacson
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8/22/2016   2 comments
The great thing about this tome is that it provides a balanced and nuanced view about both the technology and the people behind the technology.
Empire of the Air
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8/3/2016   2 comments
Patent litigation, shady deals, Eros, and brilliant inspirations all contributed to the history of radio.
The IoT Library: Integrating Smart Power & Tech Key to Smart Home
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7/25/2016   Post a comment
Despite all our advances notwithstanding, few people have ever actually seen a smart home, while even fewer have ever lived in one. Full potential of the smart homes and commercial buildings requires a new approach.
Analog Design: Three Free eBooks
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5/18/2016   17 comments
The real world is analog in nature, so it behooves digital designers to at least have a grasp of what it takes to dip ones toes in the analog waters.
IoT Library: Wirelessly Reprogrammable Software-Defined Battery-Less Computers
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5/17/2016   Post a comment
Mobile phones and similar portable, wearable electronic devices will be first to have this technology but its impact on design will be much wider.
IoT Library: Mesh Networks Ideal for Smart Home Control Applications
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4/27/2016   1 comment
Mesh networking is emerging as an ideal design solution for interconnecting a large number of network devices.
Finally, a Marketer Who Understands Engineers
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4/25/2016   9 comments
Smart Marketing for Engineers shows that it's possible for a non-engineer to understand how engineers think.
IoT Library: Raspberry Pi’s ARM Processor Internet Ready
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4/18/2016   Post a comment
Raspberry Pi’s 1.2GHz ARM Cortex-A53 processor with WiFi and Bluetooth is now Internet ready
IoT Library: Diffie and Hellman’s Public-Key Cryptography Wins ACM
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3/18/2016   Post a comment
The battle between Washington and Silicon Valley over encryption and intelligence gathering wasn’t always the conspicuous battle it has become.
IoT Library: Intelligent Hall-Effect Sensors Open New Application Doors
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3/10/2016   Post a comment
In the age of ultra-low power, the sub-microamp, intelligent, Hall-Effect sensor may be the smartest sensor around.
Book Review: Learn to Program with Minecraft by Craig Richardson
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3/8/2016   9 comments
"Learn to Program with Minecraft" offers an incredibly user-friendly, intuitive, and innovative approach for learning the Python programming language.
IoT Library: Wireless Sensor Networks Tuned for Big Data Collection
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3/1/2016   Post a comment
Wireless sensors used in sports broadcasts, for one example, are giving us more data to play with.
Book Review: The Inventor's Dilemma by David J. Gerber
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2/23/2016   19 comments
It's not too much to say that H. Joseph Gerber played an essential role in transforming American industry and boosting the nation's economy.
IoT Library: Hybrids & Electrics--the Electronic Car in the Modern Age
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2/17/2016   4 comments
What exactly is under the hood of these hybrid and electric wonders?
IoT Library: Infrared LEDs Boost Machine Vision, Day and Night
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2/12/2016   1 comment
Where do you go for in-depth, insightful help in understanding and selecting IR LEDs for CCTV application requirements?
Mars Ate His Spacecraft
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2/11/2016   Post a comment
Renowned around the world as being an embedded engineer's embedded engineer and a consummate speaker, Jack Ganssle's presentations are "must-see" events.
A Century Ago, Einstein’s General Relativity Solved an Orbital Measurement Discrepancy
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2/9/2016   5 comments
The now well-known theory was used to explain a tiny discrepancy between Newtonian equations of Mercury's orbit versus observed data.
IoT Library: Sensor Design & Fusion in the Age of Smart
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2/2/2016   Post a comment
IoT designers need to learn how to integrate entire databases of “perceptual information” from data-rich sensors into future products.
Which Coding Standard is Best for Embedded Software?
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1/26/2016   62 comments
Even beginners can read the Embedded C Coding Standard in only one evening, but it will dramatically change the way they write their programs in the future.
IoT Library: To Better Living Through Biosensors
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1/18/2016   1 comment
New biosensors and bioelectronics systems work with smartphones and wearables. How are you designing with these sensors and where can we find the best information about them?
Book Review: Junkyard Jam Band by David Erik Nelson
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1/15/2016   6 comments
The bottom line is that Junkyard Jam Band is a winner that describes how to build instruments suitable for all ages.
IoT Library: Roadmap to Internet of Things Connectivity
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1/11/2016   4 comments
What's in your library?
CES: High-Tech Pix from a No-Tech Photographer
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1/9/2016   1 comment
Subjective photo impressions of CES from a casual observer's point of view.
Math, the Universal Language?
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12/28/2015   9 comments
If we could somehow speak in mathematics instead of English, how many miscommunications would we be able to negate?
Book Review: CHIPS 2020 Updates Essential View of Nanoelectronics
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11/12/2015   Post a comment
CHIPS 2020 Vol 2: New Vistas in Nanoelectronics, edited by Bernd Hoefflinger, follows on from the successful CHIPS 2020: A Guide to the Future of Nanoelectronics, published in 2012.
Internet Blackouts by 2020, Warns Nanoelectronics Book
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11/9/2015   Post a comment
CHIPS 2020 Vol 2: New Vistas in Nanoelectronics looks at the state-of-the-art in nanoelectronics but its most significant finding is at the global scale; that unless changes are made the proliferation of nanoelectronics is set to produce blackout failures of the Internet by 2020 due to a lack of electrical power.
Sonolevitation
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10/23/2015   1 comment
One's mind may recall the pyramids' potential methods of construction, but again, who could produce at that time such an intense sonowave? Rather impossible. But again......
Engineer’s Newspaper Turns 123
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10/14/2015   8 comments
Denmark is home to one of the little known treasures of engineering, a newspaper for engineers that dates back to July 2, 1892.
Book Give-Away #2: Help a U.S. High School Get Analog
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10/5/2015   Post a comment
Over this next week I am asking our audience to suggest a worthy high school library anywhere in the U.S.
Analog Electronics Books: Come In Get 'Em
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9/22/2015   2 comments
Analog text books never go out of style, especially ones edited by famous analog engineers. Here's your chance to get a free copy.
Dollars & Sense: Debating With the IoT Experts
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9/16/2015   Post a comment
The author of Sustaining Moore's Law: Uncertainty Leading to a Certainty of IoT Revolution does a virtual macroeconomic makeover of some opinionated technology gurus pontifications.
Increase Your Engineering Value in Just 20 Minutes a Day
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8/29/2015   2 comments
Twenty minutes is how much time commercials fill in an hour-long TV show. Why not take 20 minutes a day to increase your value as an engineer.
Fredric Brown: Role Model for 21st Century Online Writing
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8/26/2015   Post a comment
Still popular, Fredric Brown's science fiction novels and short stories were written in the 1950s and 1960s. They are online in ebook and audio form and can serve as models for short, concise, and clear writing.
8 Best Analog Stories Not to Miss
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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.
Your Favorite SciFi in Audio Form for Free
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7/28/2015   2 comments
Web sites such as Open Culture and the Internet Archive are good sources for free audio versions of science fiction books such as Issac Asimov's Foundation Trilogy.
Art Appreciation for Engineers
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7/21/2015   4 comments
If you want to learn more about major trends in both art and physics, Leonard Shlain’s book is a good resource.
The Innovators Who Created the Digital Revolution
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6/15/2015   7 comments
Walter Isaacson profiles people who made the digital revolution happen, neglects others.
Happy Birthday, Claude!
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5/15/2015   3 comments
Claude Shannon, whose theories about computing, information and communications have changed the world, was born on April 30, 1916.
Multicore Basics for Single Core MCU Developers
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4/28/2015   Post a comment
A multicore reference with the latest in software and hardware tips that is easy to navigate, no matter what your interest area.
Is Formal Verification Artificial Intelligence?
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4/20/2015   Post a comment
Artificial intelligence or not, formal verification is a technology that has become a must-have in the modern verification flow.
A Book For All Reasons
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3/16/2015   3 comments
If the measure of a good technical reference is how many times you pick it up for different reasons, Robert Oshana’s book tops the list.
Add USB Battery Charging Protocols to an Android-Based Design
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2/9/2015   Post a comment
Incorporating effective power management into a design using the Android distribution of the Linux operating system using either its native power management framework or the widely used Universal Serial Bus hardware specification.
Bloopers Book Helps Improve GUI Development
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1/13/2015   2 comments
With the rising popularity of touchscreen controls, the need for well-considered graphical user interfaces (GUIs) has become paramount. This book can help.
2014: The Year of the EMC Book
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1/6/2015   2 comments
Martin Rowe received and reviewed three books on electromagnetic compatibility in the latter half of 2014. Two get thumbs up.
Adventures in Userland
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12/26/2014   1 comment
An excerpt from Lauren Ipsum: A Story About Computer Science and Other Improbable Things by Carlos Bueno.
The Circle – The Future's Imperfect in the Present Tense
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12/19/2014   5 comments
Dystopian novel satirizes mega-Google companies and the modern techie ethos. One member of the EE Times Borg … er … community … gives his take.
Have You Ever Been Blindsided by Your Own Design?
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12/12/2014   40 comments
While reading a book that referenced an encrypted communications system used by the Argentinians during the Falklands War, Aubrey Kagan realized he'd had a part in designing this system.
Book Review: Deadly Odds by Allen Wyler
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11/26/2014   32 comments
This is a great read that will have you on the edge of your seat shouting things like "Don't answer that telephone!"
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