Technology Readiness Level
November 11, 2016
5 Mins read

We develop ideas and build solutions to solve tomorrow’s problems. Often, many come to us with promising ideas in need of technical help to develop their concepts. The challenge with idea development is that innovation initiatives frequently fail, falling short of the idealized goal. Several reasons include a lack of understanding of the steps required […]

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External Memory for Microcontrollers
October 14, 2016
4 Mins read

Engineers have a wide variety of microcontrollers to choose from for various application needs. While microcontrollers have come a long way with lower power and faster clock speeds – program memory (RAM/ROM) is often still very limited.There are several reasons for this. First, memory requires a lot of silicon die area. This means that increasing […]

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Introduction to electronic jigs
July 21, 2016
4 Mins read

The final step in an embedded system typically occurs when the firmware or code is flashed into the micro-controller/processor on a PCB and the process almost always requires some sort of physical connection. There are two main methods of momentary contacting assembled electronics – flying probe testing (woodpecker) or a bed-of-nails test fixture. Both methods […]

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We need more USB ports
February 16, 2016
3 Mins read

  In the pursuit of ever-slimmer laptops, manufacturers are removing what appears to be “bulky” USB ports from their new product releases. That may result in a slimmer notebook, but more often than not, individuals end up adding dongles and further bulk so that existing peripherals can still be used. Mobile developers on our team […]

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Intro to Eddystone – Google latest proximity beacon protocol
January 10, 2016
2 Mins read

During the height of iBeacon, google released a similar and more powerful proximity beacon protocol called EddystoneTM in July 2015. The protocol was designed to be platform agnostic and more flexible in the data that can be broadcast. The key features were designed to make it a better platform than the iBeacon protocol. App developers […]

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Understanding Ethernet Cables
January 9, 2016
6 Mins read

It binds us. It connects us. It gives us knowledge. It’s omnipresent and omniscient. It’s… Wi-Fi. Well.  Sometimes we forget that Wi-Fi signals and connectivity still require a much underappreciated and most needed component – The Ethernet cable. Your mobile connectivity has to come from some sort of wireless hub, which is connected to either […]

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