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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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Two swaggering technicians are dramatically humbled when they flip the power switch on a high-voltage simulator.

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The Case of the Nonexistent Component
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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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Join The Balancing Act With April's Caption Contest
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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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