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Posted on Jul 2, 2018
Flex PCB design has many advantages. In fact, the global market for flex/rigid-flex boards more than doubled in the past 4 years alone. Along with those benefits come new design challenges that weren’t present in “standard” 2D PCBs. Learn about common flex design issues and how to design to help you catch them before they become a problem. Become a flex PCB design master with tips from the experts at EMA in this webinar.
Posted on Jun 22, 2018
A circus of 3D printed robots, articulated metal squid, and giant, walking exoskeletons. Reflections of our time at Maker Faire Bay Area 2018.
Posted on Mar 13, 2018
Viral photographer Benjamin Von Wong recently partnered with Dell to create a gorgeous photo series emphasizing the importance of recycling everyday e-waste.
Posted on Mar 31, 2017
Before we begin it is important to note nothing is ever 100% secure. A device that is secure one day can easily become vulnerable the next day. That being said, increasing security measures in modern devices, especially hyper-connected devices such as IoT products, is an important on-going topic of conversation. Although traditionally the industry has relied heavily on software-based cyber security measures, in today’s wired world engineers are beginning to find ways of implementing hardware security into their designs for an extra layer of protection from hackers and reverse engineering.
Posted on Jan 10, 2017
Last January, Cadence announced its collaboration with Arrow promising to enrich the OrCAD user experience. The merge provided users will access to Arrow’s comprehensive online component and reference design data along with other key components. Now, this collaboration has provided another exciting outcome: OrCAD Capture cloud.
Posted on Dec 7, 2016
Growing up in a connected world, children love technology as much as we do, possibly even more. In our blog post Technology in this Seasons Toys we highlighted some of the hottest smart toys of the season and their extensive connective capabilities. Although technology in toys is an innovative way to engage and teach children, new threats have emerged causing concern for parents.
Posted on Nov 29, 2016
With the holiday season now in full swing, it's time to start thinking about the engineer in your life. If you are drawing a blank on ideas, have no fear, we have provided a list of items we think will be a hit no matter your budget.
Posted on Nov 7, 2016
Since the 1980’s major technical communication developers at Apple and Microsoft have been working to create more user friendly environments for consumers. Graphical user interfaces in the form of icons, buttons, and toolbars among other elements marked the first step in a massive trend towards user friendly computer systems. These advances in technology helped to push technical communications forward, providing individuals with more ways of connecting and communicating with one another. In honor of National Communications Week we decided to focus on the latest trend in technical communications: chat bots.
Posted on Oct 7, 2016
The Raspberry Pi Foundation develops low-cost, high-perfor­mance boards that are designed to help people, particularly students, learn programming skills. By putting “the power of digital making into the hands of people all over the world,” the organization strives to increase understanding and shaping of our digital world, enhance problem solving, and equip people for the jobs of the future.
Posted on Oct 3, 2016
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a buzz word hard to avoid in today’s technical society. Known as the biggest thing since the .com boom, the IoT increases connect-ability between the physical and digital worlds. IoT has often been referred to as the “infrastructure of the information society” and has led to intelligent connected platforms (IP) for innovative devices such as wearable, home automation, and medical monitoring products. Devices connected to the IoT can be sensed and controlled remotely across IPs improving efficiency, accuracy, and economic gain. As a result of the IoT an increased demand for connected devices drives new approaches to PCB design.

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