DiscoFish Drive-by-wire Design

By Lindsay Farlow | Aug 30, 2013

Previously, we wrote about DiscoFish’s autonomous driving capabilities. Once autonomous driving was up and running we decided to also implement drive-by-wire, so that a person could also drive the F...

Taking Great Pictures of Electronic Designs

By Mark Bingeman | Aug 26, 2013

Once you’ve completed a circuit board or product design, you will often want to take pictures of it. Sometimes it’s for marketing material or documentation purposes, and other times you’re proud...

Thinking Outside the Chamber: A MacGyver Solution for Temperature Testing

By Christopher Coronel | Aug 5, 2013

Highly Accelerated Stress Screening, also known as HASS testing, is a method for testing the reliability of a product by exposing it to stresses beyond what it would encounter in normal use. The testi...

Power Supply Basics: Active Power Factor Correction

By Nuvation | Jul 24, 2013

Here’s the conclusion of our Power Supply Design Basics series! First we introduced the concept of the Power Factor, and then we discussed Power Factor Correction (PFC) and how to implement passive ...

Power Supply Design Basics: Passive PFC Design

By Nuvation | Jul 18, 2013

Previously we introduced the concept of the Power Factor. Now we’re discussing what Power Factor Correction (PFC) is, and one of two types of PFC for your power supply design. Power Factor Correc...

Power Supply Design Basics: The Power Factor

By Nuvation | Jul 16, 2013

In many products, devices are used to transform AC mains power to a different operating voltage. Power supply design is a crucial step in architecture development, as it can truly make or break a prod...

3 Reasons Your Prototype Won’t Make it to the Shelves

By Nuvation | Jul 11, 2013

“Our electronics design is done, now how do we get this thing into manufacturing quickly?” If you’ve ever asked yourself this question, you’re not alone. Most companies nowadays are focused ...

PCB Layout: Creating Perfect SMT Footprints

By Pi Zhang | Mar 31, 2013

To create robust and cost-effective printed circuit boards, layout designers need to follow best practices for PCB footprint generation. The quality of a PCB footprint directly impacts the performanc...

Outrageous Engineering Challenge – Air Hockey Robot

By Lindsay Farlow | Feb 20, 2013

In honor of our 15th anniversary this year, we’re counting down some of the most outrageous engineering challenges that we’ve faced in our 15 years of electronic design services. Starting off is t...