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  • RF Technologies for Low-Power Wireless Communications: Ambient Backscatter

    RF Technologies for Low-Power Wireless Communications: Ambient Backscatter

    Ambient backscatter can enable a new generation of low power devices by allowing them to harvest energy and communicate using existing RF signals.

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  • Internet of Things Hardware Platforms Are Becoming Flexible

    Internet of Things Hardware Platforms Are Becoming Flexible

    There’s a huge market out there for flexible IoT hardware platforms. Learn from those already in the space, and design boards that can grab a piece of the pie.

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  • USB Type-C: A New Frontier for Power and Data Transmission

    USB Type-C: A New Frontier for Power and Data Transmission

    As we increase our efforts to advance the IoT (Internet of Things), USB Type-C connectors have paved the way for enhanced connectivity, faster data transmissions, and less power consumption.

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  • Why It Is Best to Separate Your General Purpose Controller into Two PCBs

    Why It Is Best to Separate Your General Purpose Controller into Two PCBs

    The manufacturing costs might be higher, but a modular general purpose controller is a better long-term PCB design solution.

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  • PCB Circuit Products: Should You Design for Repair?

    PCB Circuit Products: Should You Design for Repair?

    Should you design your PCB products for in-house repairs or so consumers can do it themselves? Read on to find out.

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  • Semiconductor Fiber Could Replace Fiber Optic Cable Transmission Lines

    Semiconductor Fiber Could Replace Fiber Optic Cable Transmission Lines

    Optical fiber made from semiconductors could bring us the advantages of both electrical and optical conductors.

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  • Spin Wave Breakthrough Could Lead To Ultra Low Power Non Volatile Memory

    Spin Wave Breakthrough Could Lead To Ultra Low Power Non Volatile Memory

    Spintronics have been on the horizon for years, but recent advances are bringing them closer than ever to our devices.

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  • Why You Should Follow These Best Practices In Real Time Clock Design

    Why You Should Follow These Best Practices In Real Time Clock Design

    An inaccurate RTC can cost you thousands of dollars in repairs and recalls. Read more to find out how to avoid this scenario.

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  • How Google Glass Technology Works and What Makes It Tick

    How Google Glass Technology Works and What Makes It Tick

    Google Glass is coming back with a new and improved version. Read more about how it all works and what components it might have.

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  • Google Glass Enterprise Edition Breaks Into Workplace Market

    Google Glass Enterprise Edition Breaks Into Workplace Market

    The new Google Glass is targeting workplaces with success and could grab a piece of the growing HUD market.

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  • Fashionable and Functional Wearable Technology for Senior Citizens

    Fashionable and Functional Wearable Technology for Senior Citizens

    Wearable tech for the elderly needs to have both form and function. There are several products on the market that embody these characteristics

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  • Switching vs Linear Voltage Regulator: What’s the Best Choice for Your Power Management Circuit?

    Switching vs Linear Voltage Regulator: What’s the Best Choice for Your Power Management Circuit?

    Wondering which voltage regulator you should use? Here are the pros and cons of switching and linear voltage regulators.

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  • The IoT is Developing New Technologies for Aging in Place

    The IoT is Developing New Technologies for Aging in Place

    Smart appliances and the IoT are helping seniors, but this technology still has a lot of room for improvement.

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  • Wearable Technology in the Future Will Be Seamless and Convenient

    Wearable Technology in the Future Will Be Seamless and Convenient

    Current wearable technologies can be unfashionable and inconvenient. The next generation will need to be seamlessly integrated into our clothing and charge without bother.

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  • Badgerloop’s Run for Hyperloop Glory Captures the Attention of Elon Musk

    Badgerloop’s Run for Hyperloop Glory Captures the Attention of Elon Musk

    Capturing the interest of Elon Musk, how the University of Wisconsin’s Badgerloop Team is reaching glory.

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  • How Smart Technology Is Being Used to Combat Parkinson's Disease

    How Smart Technology Is Being Used to Combat Parkinson's Disease

    How embedded systems are being applied to help patients with Parkinson’s Disease

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  • IoT Storage Technologies: Ultra Low Power CBRAM

    IoT Storage Technologies: Ultra Low Power CBRAM

    The Internet of Things needs low power memory solutions for the next generation of devices. CBRAM can fill that gap.

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  • How NASA Plans to Use 3D Printed Circuit Board Technology

    How NASA Plans to Use 3D Printed Circuit Board Technology

    Flexible printed circuits are just now becoming viable. NASA hopes to use them for meteorological space missions.

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  • Will RS485 Survive Wireless Communication Technology

    Will RS485 Survive Wireless Communication Technology

    Will wireless communication make tried and true wired protocols like RS485 obsolete?

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  • Advantages of Flexible Circuits for Space Applications

    Advantages of Flexible Circuits for Space Applications

    Weight, reliability, and versatility are big concerns when designing PCBs for space. Flexible circuits help solve all these problems at once.

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