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Designing for V2X Communication: Wireless Protocols and Standards
Take your vehicle’s connectivity to the next level with V2X communication standards. Designing these systems may be easier than you think.
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.
What Goes into PCIe 5.0 Layout and Routing?
Here are some PCIe 5.0 layout and routing guidelines for your next high speed add-in card and motherboard to support PCIe 5.0 devices.
IoT PCB Design: It's More Than Just Hardware Development
IoT products are lovely and sometimes frustrating products. Design teams need to be multifunctional to design these products successfully. They need to get the hardware, embedded software, web platform and/or app, and mechanical enclosure perfect if they want to see market success. Problems in any of these areas mean your new product will be substandard and, eventually, competitive products will win market share. So what does it take to ensure
Which Type of Capacitor Should You Use?
Capacitors are used in far more applications than just bypassing noise, and there are many more types of capacitors than just ceramic and aluminium electrolytic.
A Guide to Challenging Projects
Starting a project? Here's an expert advise from Mark Harris to get you through challenging design projects. Read this blog and see if this method will work for you.
Robert Feranec and IoT Security
The AltiumLive Virtual Summit is just around the corner! So in a unique episode of OnTrack, we share clips of Robert Feranec, motherboard designer and founder and CEO of Fedevel Academy, speaking on such topics as IoT device security in an increasingly connected world, the pitfalls of underestimating the complexity of your fellow stakeholder’s job, and the value of attending AltiumLive. This is a short and impactful episode you shouldn’t miss.
What is Transfer Impedance in a PDN?
We often talk about impedance in a PDN, but we always refer to self impedance. Here’s what you need to know about transfer impedance in your PCB.
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!
Spotting DDR4 Impedance Violations in High Speed PCB Design
DDR4 is one of many high speed interfaces that requires impedance control during routing. If you can spot impedance discontinuities, you can prevent excess insertion/return losses in leading to your DDR4 memory modules.
World-Class Electrical Engineering Courses with Rolf Ostergaard
Denmark also has a robust tech industry. On several occasions, Speeding Edge partnered with Rolf Ostergaard, founder and owner of EE-Training, to present our two and three-day training courses in Copenhagen and Aarhus, Denmark as well as in Stockholm and Malmo, Sweden and Oslo, Norway.
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 don't think we'll ever have desktop quantum computers or quantum cell phones, but development of these new technologies has the potential to
Towards a Deeper Understanding with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Discover how Altium Designer + Altium 365 are helping power groundbreaking research on climate change and fostering a deeper understanding of our ecosystem with the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute.
Innovators Around the Globe Contribute to Coronavirus Intervention
Colin Keogh PhD, CEO & Founder at The Rapid Foundation, has been on the front lines of the effort to combat ventilator shortages ever since a Facebook group called Open Source COVID-19 Medical Supplies (OSCMS) first presented the problem. As cofounder of Open Source Ventilator (OSV) Ireland and a member of its core team, Colin offers his uniquely qualified perspective on open source innovation: its obstacles, its advantages, and its impact on
Bluetooth 5.1 SoC vs. Module: Which is Best for Your Design?
The list of features available in Bluetooth just got a little longer since the release of Bluetooth 5.1. Component manufacturers have taken this mobile technology to the next level for IoT devices by integrating wireless comms with an MCU for embedded processing. This is just another step in the continuous push to pack more functionality into a smaller footprint. If you want to incorporate a Bluetooth 5.1 SoC into your new product, you have two
Designing Pressure Tolerant Electronics: It's All About Mechanics
After a recent inquiry from a customer about a high power board that must withstand high gas pressures, my team suddenly realized we needed to do some research on designing pressure tolerant electronics. This area is not as popular as designing electronics for ambient pressures, but the design techniques used here enable important scientific expeditions and industrial applications in high pressure environments. Whether the board will be placed in
Driving Haptic Vibration and Feedback in Wearables
Augmented reality, virtual surgery, limb replacements, medical devices, and other new technologies need to incorporate haptic vibration motors and feedback to give the wearer a full sense of how they are interacting with their environment. Unless these cutting-edge applications include haptic vibration and feedback, users are forced to rely on their other four senses to understand the real or virtual environment. Low cost components to support