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                              Design Miniaturization
                              By Alexsander Tamari, May 01, 2017
                              Since they’ve been created, electronics have been getting smaller, faster, and more efficient. But when you try to cram more components, pins, and connections in a smaller sized board, you’re going to have some problems. These challenges include heat, BGA breakouts and size itself, meaning how are you going to fit your board in that small, oddly shaped enclosure.
                              The Terminator
                              With the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT), I’m afraid that Skynet is just on the horizon. Myriads of everyday items are being imbued with the gift of “intelligence.” The only comfort I have is that many IoT “smart” devices are so useless that there’s no way they could take over the world. There are three devices in particular that put Skynet class PCBs into items that should have stayed dumb. These include the HAPIfork, Sensoria’s smart socks, and the Juicero juicer.
                              skier wiping out
                              By Tasking, Apr 28, 2017
                              Designers often focus on benchmarking their compiler, only to have their programs slowed down by safety considerations later. Using a compiler that has integrated safety features, especially static analysis tools, can get your program into ISO 26262 compliance quickly. Using a safety tool with great static analysis can save you time in debugging, keep you from cutting features, and allow you to get the most out of your compiler.
                              Alligator in swamp
                              It’s all set, you have perfected the design of the latest state-of-the-art IoT fork and you’re feeling unstoppable. Nothing could throw a wrench in your plans now...except maybe your fork's network connection. What’s the difference between a smart fork that can't connect and an ordinary fork? You paid a lot more for the smart one! That’s why it’s imperative that you choose the correct network configuration for your IoT product. Upfront planning and testing of the network communication you want to use for your IoT product can make a huge difference in a successful product deployment. Read on to find out more!
                              person wearing VR headset
                              All things that old were once new, but not all things new were once old. There are, however, a few notable exceptions. Apple’s Macintosh Portable, Oakley’s Thump MP3 sunglasses, and Nintendo’s Virtual Boy were all devices that predicted the future. Unfortunately, these precursors weren’t very practical. Let’s look at how these devices shot for the stars and broke apart during liftoff.
                              Diode strip
                              It seems like as soon as I master some brand new technology, it’s time for the next big thing and I have to start all over again. Well my PCB designer friends, it’s time for you to learn the next big thing in PCB design, flex and rigid flex. In the fast growing world of PCBs, flexible PCBs are growing the fastest. The Internet of Things (IoT), wearable electronics, and flexible displays are all pushing the industry towards flexible and rigid-flex PCBs. That means it’s time for you to roll your eyes, let out a sigh, and start to learn the design principles for the next generation of PCBs.