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4|11|2014 Gold, silver, copper, and many other valuable metals (including rare earth metals) are commonly used in the manufacture of consumer electronics, only to end up ...

4|11|2014 The ampere is a special case in the physics of electricity: Though it is a very basic dimension, and, like volt and ohm, it is one of the central ...

4|8|2014 The power requirements of high-end FPGAs are becoming more and more complex, with increasing numbers of power rails, tighter tolerances, complex power-up ...

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PCB power budgeting In my previous blog on DC power integrity, I touched on some of the symptoms that can point toward power integrity problems in a PCB design. A great ...
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To say that Andy Weir's The Martian is an exploration of math, Mars, and feces is a slight simplification. I doubt that the author would have any complaints, though.

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Sometimes it can feel like you're really performing in the big tent when presenting your hardware. This month's caption contest exemplifies this wonderfully.

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The Frankenstein's Fix contest for the Tektronix Scope has finally officially come to an end. We had an incredibly amusing live chat earlier today to announce the winners. However, we ...

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