Charles Murray

Electronics News
Belichick's 'DeflateGate' Explanation Falls Flat on Technical Details
Charles Murray, Senior Technical Editor, Electronics & Test
1/29/2015  11
The ideal gas law, first stated in 1834, has suddenly become big news.

Chris Wiltz

Bill Gates Discusses the Future of Tech, AI, and 'Poop Water'
Chris Wiltz, Managing Editor
1/29/2015  4
Bill Gates took to Reddit for an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Wednesday and fielded questions on everything from his outlook on the future of technology to who he's rooting for in the ...

Ann R. Thryft

Engineering Materials
Solar Impulse 2 Preps for Round-the-World Flight
Ann R. Thryft, Senior Technical Editor, Materials & Assembly
1/29/2015  3
The 100% solar-powered airplane we told you about last year, Solar Impulse 2, is prepping for its round-the-world flight in March or April of this year. This ultralight aircraft ...

Chris Wiltz

Milestones in VR and Augmented Reality
Chris Wiltz, Managing Editor
1/28/2015  5
Ever since researcher Jason Lanier coined the term “virtual reality” in 1985, it has been a buzzword among tech enthusiasts. While science fiction imagined the ...

Dave Palmer

How to Handle Design Disagreements
Dave Palmer, P.E.
1/28/2015  10
Many people would prefer to avoid disagreements. In the engineering world, however, disagreements are almost inevitable. It's natural that different people will have different ideas ...

Rob Spiegel

IIoT Spurs Growth of Wireless Devices in Process Manufacturing
Rob Spiegel, Senior Editor, Automation & Motion Control
1/28/2015  0
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is bringing a previously reluctant process industry into the wireless fold. The ability to connect smart sensors to the Internet has spiked ...

Charles Murray

Electronics News
Learn How to Write Simple Embedded C Applications
Charles Murray, Senior Technical Editor, Electronics & Test
1/28/2015  2
If you're developing an embedded monitoring and control application, then you'll want to take note of the upcoming Design News Continuing Education Center class, "Embedded ...

William Ng

Factory Orders, Machinery Bookings Slumped Deeper in December
William Ng, Editor-in-Chief
1/27/2015  0
US factory orders for durable goods tumbled 3.4% in December on a big drop in new bookings for commercial aircraft, according to data the Commerce Department released Tuesday.

Warren Miller

Guest Blogs
The Importance of Serial Interfaces in FPGA Designs
Warren Miller, Independent Consultant
1/27/2015  0
I just finished my Design News CEC class on programmable logic last week and during the course I get to ask attendees a variety of questions about their designs. This is a great ...


Choosing the Right Hardware for Electronics Prototyping
When prototyping an electronic product idea, it’s important to choose components that will help prove the concept, allow the design to be evaluated and give a basis from which the final product can be derived. There are many options for hardware to use in prototypes, from costly, proprietary and all-in-one packages to low-cost and open-source options.

5 Ways to Evaluate Aluminum Extrusion for Wider Application
After more than a century of progressively more mainstream application, aluminum has finally arrived. Here are five questions product development teams can apply to determine whether there is reason to start -- or move deeper into -- aluminum extrusion adoption.

Guidelines in Using Allegro Angular Sensor ICs
The design of a magnetic circuit for angle sensors is a complex task, where many influencing parameters need to be considered. Here, we will show some of the interdependencies that exist between magnet selection, mechanical tolerances, and accuracy requirements for on-axis applications.

Megatrends Shaping PACs & PLCs
Machine controllers have always played a pivotal role in manufacturing performance. Now the focus is on simpler integration, more connectivity, and harvesting the benefits of information-enabled operation.

Aerospace and Military Lighten Up
Engineers are using new composites and metal to create components for military and aerospace that are lighter and cheaper, but just as strong and durable.

Implementing Adaptive Segment-Based Cams
By integrating event-driven strategies into motion control schemes, automation systems may be optimized beyond what’s possible with traditional electronic cams or motion profiles.

Eliminating DRAM from Embedded HMI Designs
Designers have a way to design better interfaces using an MPU that includes abundant on-chip SRAM and the ability to execute code in-place efficiently from low-cost serial Flash memory.

Underground Wireless Sensors Demand Powerful Solutions
In order for underground wireless sensors to proliferate, several major technological hurdles need to be overcome.

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