The Electronics Design & Technology Network, a joint venture be-tween Aspect Development and CMP Media Inc., has a Web-based resource for electronics design engineers at www.edtn.com.The site offers news, notes, and briefings; how-tos and best-practices design in-formation; and an integrated circuit and compo-nent database that youcan search parametrically. There are also two fee-based services available: ICselector, with data on 440,000 ICs from more than 200 suppliers, and AspectOnline, with over 2 million components from 700 suppliers.
The promise of the Internet of Things (IoT) is that devices, gadgets, and appliances we use every day will be able to communicate with one another. This potential is not limited to household items or smartphones, but also things we find in our yard and garden, as evidenced by a recent challenge from the element14 design community.
If you didn't realize that PowerPoint presentations are inherently hilarious, you have to see Don McMillan take one apart. McMillan -- aka the Technically Funny Comic -- worked for 10 years as an engineer before he switched to stand-up comedy.
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