RX 6700 XT vs RTX 3070

Nvidia’s RTX 3070 and AMD’s RX 6700 XT are two competing graphics cards in the “high-end” GPU category. Both these cards have a similar performance and even the launch prices are very close in the $500 range. For someone who’s looking at a decent graphics card that offers excellent gaming or rendering performance and doesn’t … Read more

Unraveling Measurement Accuracy Specifications for Battery Testers

Members can download this article in PDF format. What you’ll learn: Defining accuracy and error in the realm of test equipment. The four ways to specify accuracy. Interpreting actual error vs. specified error. When specifying and purchasing cell and battery test equipment for your R&D lab or production line, it’s critical to understand its performance … Read more

Reality Gets Closer to the Dream of Humanoid Robots

//php echo do_shortcode(‘[responsivevoice_button voice=”US English Male” buttontext=”Listen to Post”]’) ?> Looking at the trajectory of robotics over many decades, what we can see is a clear bifurcation in the field. On one side there has been a significant push for application-specific robotics—ones that are designed to do just one function extremely well. This can be … Read more

Intel to Take on AMD’s Xilinx with Future Edge FPGAs

Intel is increasing the competitive pressure on AMD’s Xilinx with plans to start selling smaller-form-factor FPGAs targeting industrial, automotive, communications, consumer, medical devices, and other markets where power efficiency takes priority over speed. The Santa Clara, California-based company plans to expand its Agilex family of FPGAs with a new chip for edge and embedded systems … Read more

What Does the Future Hold for Wide-Bandgap Devices?

//php echo do_shortcode(‘[responsivevoice_button voice=”US English Male” buttontext=”Listen to Post”]’) ?> Silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN) have witnessed increasing success in the semiconductor device market in recent years. GaN is now used in mobile device chargers and charging systems. Companies like Apple, Samsung, and Xiaomi have chosen GaN-based chargers that provide high power densities … Read more

Project Engineer at Rockwell Automation

Location: Pune Company: Rockwell Automation Job Details Deliver & execute the assigned project/work package on time with good quality, cost-effectiveness, and customer satisfaction. Ensure technical deliverables match project/work package requirements. Save engineering costs for the GEC team through application & technical expertise. Key Responsibilities Design, define and implement complex system requirements for customers and/or prepare … Read more

NTSB Calls for Alcohol Detection Systems in All New Vehicles

What you’ll learn: Measures to reduce alcohol-related crashes. What technologies are needed for alcohol-impairment detection? Potential technologies for speed limiting. While you can’t always trust statistics, it’s tough to dispute the numbers underpinning the notion that driving under the influence of alcohol remains a leading cause of injury-involved highway crashes. According to the National Highway … Read more

Making Zero the Hero in AC-DC Conversion

What you’ll learn: ZVS and its benefits. New power-conversion architectures that optimize efficient power conversion by supporting ZVS soft switching. In recent years, the discussion has grown about zero voltage switching (ZVS) as the ideal route to increase the efficiency of ever-higher-frequency ac-dc power-conversion designs without impacting EMI performance. However, achieving such “soft” switching is … Read more

The New Silicon Frontier Chapter 2: William Shockley Jr. and the Birth of the Transistor

//php echo do_shortcode(‘[responsivevoice_button voice=”US English Male” buttontext=”Listen to Post”]’) ?> The New Silicon Frontier Chapters 2, 3, and 4 by Malcolm Penn look at the 74-year history of Silicon Valley, how it came to be, how it found itself in California and the legacy of William Shockley, Fairchild, and the “Fairchildren” that created a significant … Read more

The New Silicon Frontier Chapter 3: Planar Technology, The Fairchildren

//php echo do_shortcode(‘[responsivevoice_button voice=”US English Male” buttontext=”Listen to Post”]’) ?> In The New Silicon Frontier Chapter 2, we considered the birth of the transistor, how William Shockley Jr. ended up in Silicon Valley, the origins of Fairchild Semiconductor, how the pioneering startup was funded and what eventually happened to Shockley. Now in Chapter 3, we … Read more