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IPC-2551 Digital Twin Standards Released
Read our brief on the new IPC-2551 standard and how digital twins might be used in the PCB industry.
Raspberry Pi Enters the World of Microcontrollers
Learn more about the new Raspberry Pi microcontroller, its specifications, and ideal applications.
Graphene Electronics Might Power Your Next Circuit Board
It’s time to ditch the battery, your next PCB might be powered by graphene electronics.
The IEEE P370 Standard for High Speed PCB Interconnects
Signal integrity engineers should pay attention to the IEEE P370 standard for characterizing interconnects out to 50 GHz.
California Bets on Electric Cars and Plans to Ban Gasoline Car Sales by 2035
Governor Gavin Newsome is betting on California electric cars. Get ready for a big shift in PMIC and battery markets.
Neuromorphic Computing Chips Make Transistors Feel Obsolete
Intel’s upcoming platform for neuromorphic computing, the Loihi neuromorphic processor, reflects a broader trend in the AI hardware community, but you wouldn’t know it from looking at the packaging. The Loihi processor packs major changes to the underlying transistor architecture and uses a unique signaling method used for computation. Intel’s products and other chips from hardware startups are starting to resemble the functionality in the human
DOE Releases Roadmap for Quantum Networking and Quantum Internet
Now with quantum computing going mainstream, quantum networking is on the horizon. Here’s how this differs from classical networking.
Coming Soon: Altium CircuitMaker Pro®
In 2015, Altium released Altium CircuitStudio® to best meet the needs of casual users, hobbyists, students, and PCB design aficionados on a budget. Learn about the new version coming to the public!
Honeywell Claims the Most Powerful Analog Quantum Computer of 2020
Quantum computing is about more than qubit count. See why Honeywell claims to have the most powerful quantum computer of 2020.
US Department of Transportation Seeking Alternatives to Advanced Navigation GPS
GPS-capable devices range from your phone to your smartwatch; simply type in your destination and follow the directions. Simple, right? According to the Washington Post, we should all stop using GPS as it’s ruining the navigation centers of our brains. Despite the neurological effects on perception and judgment, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) aims to find alternatives to GPS to provide redundancy. What started as a defense initiative
Altium Launches Refer-a-Friend Rewards Program
Way back in the summer of 2020, we ran a survey on the Altium Designer home page for a few months. The survey asked Altium Designer users, "How likely are you to recommend Altium Designer to friends and colleagues?" (with ten meaning extremely likely). The vast majority of users responded with 9 and 10. We were pretty overwhelmed by this positive feedback. Thank you to all who participated. We want to do more to say thank you to customers who use
Stealth Aircraft, Meet Quantum Radar
If you read Max Clivefield's recent article on quantum computing and quantum communication, then you've got a head start on most when it comes to understanding entanglement. These esoteric areas of technology are likely to become more common in the coming decades, and could revolutionize modern technology. I'm skeptical that we'll have desktop quantum computers or quantum cell phones, but these new technologies are worth developing as they have
PCB Additive Manufacturing: The Vaccine for Electronics Supply Shocks?
At this time, at least a quarter of the world’s population is under quarantine, with workers unable to go to offices or factories, leading to fundamental disabling of the world economy. The electronics industry is suffering greatly as well, dealing with a supply shock from factories shutting down in Southeast Asia, to demand-side shocks from Western markets literally shutting down. Worst of all, the COVID-19 pandemic has created an enormous
Altium 365 + Altium Designer 20.1 Released Today - Work from Anywhere, Connect with Anyone
Altium 365 is the world’s only cloud platform for printed circuit board design and realization. Seamlessly accessible from Altium Designer 19 (and up), it provides the most connected experience with Altium Designer 20.1. Altium 365 and Altium Designer 20.1 - now available Altium 365 creates seamless collaboration points across the entire PCB development process, making it the most connected design experience in the industry. Altium Designer users
Are We Poised on the Brink of a New Age?
A new material shaped like a one-dimensional DNA helix can be used to build transistors with diameters of only two nanometers.
The Moon by 2024, Mars by 2040, and Then?
It seems the chances are improving that we will one day become a true space-faring species.
Arduino Portenta H7 Brings Dev Boards to Production Grade
When I hear the name “Arduino,” I don’t usually think of production-grade hardware. I’m not talking down to the folks at Arduino, they’ve done an excellent job at invading the educational and proof-of-concept development niches, to the extent that other hardware platforms simply haven’t been able to catch up. Arduino boards are an excellent choice for low volume functional prototyping and embedded software development. But what about production