2016-05-30 - Yousry Elmaghraby

Parasitic extraction methods for full-chip verification

Deciding which approach to use is a matter of understanding your extraction requirements in the context of the design. Let's…

2016-05-25 - Stephen Cross

Templates: How to optimise template generators

In this instalment, we'll see how template generators can be optimised to minimise, or in many cases eliminate, their overhead.

2016-05-24 - Maxim Integrated Products

Smart force sensor cuts time to market for HMI devices

Maxim's MAXREFDES82# reference design delivers both downward force and centre of mass by collecting responses from four load cells using…

2016-05-23 - Sandeep Dutta, Ramine Roane

Exploring a new system design environment

In this article we explore the different aspects of a novel development environment, including hardware platform description, application development, as…

2016-05-20 - Carolyn Mathas

Holographic smartphone allows glasses-free 3D​ experience

The HoloFlex flexible holographic smartphone from Queen's Univeristy uses a high-definition flexible organic light emitting diode touchscreen.

2016-05-18 - Nordic Semiconductor

Base board packs NFC, Bluetooth low energy, IR connectivity

Nordic Semiconductor's Arduino Primo is an IoT-targeted programmable single board computer that promises to deliver cost savings as well as…

2016-05-17 - John Betten

Calculating a resistor-capacitor snubber

Often adding a simple resistor-capacitor snubber to damp out the ringing is all that is required to tame the circuit.…

- Michael O'Loughlin

Wake up PSR flyback converters

Read about a technique for primary-side regulated flyback converters that speeds up the transient response and reduces the amount of…

- Jim Drew

Employing energy harvesters for wireless sensors

Since batteries must be regularly replaced, a more effective wireless power solution may be to harvest ambient mechanical, thermal, or…