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Streamlining Vehicular Electrical System Design And Verification


Automobiles and other road vehicles such as trucks and buses have always been one of the most demanding applications for mechanical and electrical design. Systems must operate properly over a wide range of environmental conditions, facing extremes of temperature, humidity, sunlight, dirt, vibration and more. User expectations of reliability and availability mandate safety-critical design practi... » read more

The Indispensables: The Diverse Electronic System Design Ecosystem


My summer of 2021 reading included a book called “The Indispensables: The Diverse Soldier-Mariners Who Shaped the Country, Formed the Navy, and Rowed Washington Across the Delaware” by Patrick K. O'Donnell. The book told the thrilling and largely forgotten history of the fishermen from Marblehead, Mass., a town 20 miles north of Boston, and their critical role in the Revolutionary War. M... » read more

How Do We Push The Limits Of Power?


Just how far will we be able to push down power in electronics system design? A bit farther, according to experts presenting at the recent Electronic Design Processes Symposium in Monterey. A combination of materials, techniques, technology and cultural change will get the industry there. During a panel session comparing fully-depleted silicon-on-insulator (FD-SOI) with finFET technology, J... » read more