Big changes await disk drive industry News & Analysis 7/29/2003 Post a comment The hard-disk drive industry is finally coming to terms with the reality that many of its underlying technologies are approaching their performance limits. Starting this year manufacturers are gearing up to debut faster, more cost-effective, less power-hungry serial technologies to replace parallel SCSI and ATA interfaces.
Managing Loss in High-Speed PCBs News & Analysis 7/11/2003 Post a comment As design frequencies increased into the 300-400 MHz range, and especially with the introduction of super-high-speed gigabit-per-second serial signaling, losses in PCB traces suddenly became impossible to ignore. Still, many designers are unsure when loss is really important, what causes
it, how it can be measured, and how to minimize it. This article examines all of these issues.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.