“You can never be too rich or too thin.” – Wallis Simpson
In keeping with this week’s theme of glorified wires, I spoke with a man who designs them for a living. Naturally, he doesn’t see his job that way. To be honest, neither do I, now that we’ve talked about everything that goes into it. … Read More → "The Interconnect Arms Race"
“Marriage has no guarantees. If that’s what you’re looking for, go live with a car battery.” – Erma Bombeck
Back in my day, we connected power supplies to circuits using wires. But wires are so last century. Now we have intelligent, programmable, adaptable Read More → "Even the Batteries Get Smarter"
“You need to be careful with a Bluetooth headset. Because some guys look crazy with them.” – Neil Strauss
It’s still early days for Bluetooth 5, but Renesas already has a couple of MCUs that support it. Newest among them is the Read More → "Bluetooth 5 for $4"
Yes! This is it! At long last we’ve reached the final part of this epic saga into all things related as to why switches bounce and how to mitigate against this phenomenon; that is, how to debounce the little rascals.
On the off-chance you’ve only just run across this modest magnum opus, we should perhaps commence by noting … Read More → "Ultimate Guide to Switch Debounce (Part 9)"
This week’s Fish Fry podcast is a virtual grab bag of electronic engineering goodness! In our first segment, I investigate how a group of researchers at the University of Richmond taught a group of rats how to drive and why this research could help us better understand neuroplasticity and neuropsychiatric conditions in humans. Next, Mike Walmsley (TE Connectivity) joins me to discuss the importance of interconnect standardization and … Read More → "Keeping Pace: Interconnect Standards, Racing Rats, and Combatting COBOL Craziness"
These are crazy times. Even though most of the world is locked down in quarantine right now due to the COVID-19 pandemic, engineering teams around the world are still working – through a variety of clever means – to continue making progress on the deployment of 5G infrastructure. 5G is by far the most ambitious rollout of wireless networking technology ever attempted, and it brings with it daunting … Read More → "Xilinx and Samsung Collaborate on 5G"