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...

Taking Flight With Oculus Rift

By Trevor Smouter | Aug 12, 2013

As a hardware designer at Nuvation, I’m constantly exposed to designs using bleeding edge technology. It’s challenging and exciting, and I find that the skills I develop often spill over into my a...

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...

4K Video Design Trends

By Mark Bingeman | Jul 30, 2013

The new 4K video resolution presents a multitude of opportunities for companies looking to capitalize on the improved video quality for their products. As with any new technology, getting products to ...

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...

How to Draw Schematics Like an Old Pro. Literally.

By Cody Shaw | Jul 12, 2013

When designing a circuit board, you will almost certainly use some sort of Electronic Design Automation (EDA) tool. Software programs like Altium and OrCAD can implement design rule checking (DRC), si...

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...