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A few Predictions for the Next Decade - The Eve of Disruption

It's now the eve of 2019 and about all I'll say on the coming year is that we are in for a wild ride. The last few years have been pretty crazy, and 2019 looks to continue that trend, but... Read more

Why Are We Here?

It's pretty easy to get caught up in the little details of the day and lose sight of what it is that we really do and why - like on a macro scale. (I really wanted to avoid use of... Read more

Merry MOSFET from Screaming Circuits

Screaming Circuits would like to wish you a Merry MOSFET and the Happiest of Holidays this year. Read more

Downsizing with SnapEDA

Earlier this year we built the electronic badges for the Open Source Hardware Summit. The badge was very nice as is, but I extended it with a LiPoly battery pack of my own design. The badges were assembled in our... Read more

The End is Near - X30

Let me be more specific. The end of the year 2018 is near. Some might argue that with air conditioning to keep us cool in the summer, heating to keep us warm in the winter and an industrialized global food... Read more

The Social Media Net - Marketing for the engineer entrepreneur

I kind of like the phrase “the social media net.” I doubt that I actually coined it, but I can’t think of exactly where I may have first heard it. Regardless, a net is one of the things that comes... Read more

Signal To Noise Ratio - Marketing for the Engineer Entrepreneur

Signal to noise ratio is a pretty important factor in the world of electronics design, especially in Rf and analog design. Strangely enough, it’s also a critical part of marketing. In many parts of the engineering community, the term “Marketing”... Read more

Testing (your electronics?) One, Two, Three

At Screaming Circuits, we’ve designed our systems with the objective of producing 100% yields. It’s a build to quality rather than a test for quality process. That means we don’t, as a standard process, test (or program) boards we build.... Read more

Sometimes, I just want to build it myself

It should (and does) stand to reason that I'm a big fan of professional assembly. When you need it done right, or need a bunch built, there's no better way to get working PC boards than a solid professional assembly... Read more

Ever use a Ti X2SON packaged part?

The name stands for "Extra Small Outline No-lead." It's a newish package from Texas Instruments. In my experience, Ti is one of the better companies where testing and documenting manufactureability is concerned. The datasheet for this device [www.ti.com/lit/an/scea055/scea055.pdf] is no... Read more