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The Global Chip Shortage: How to Get Through 2022


The Global Chip Shortage: How to Get Through 2022 For months, the news has been full of stories around component supply shortages and their wider impact. Analysts at Goldman Sachs found that over 160 different industries were affected by the crisis¹. Tech giants issued warnings about disruption to production.  Though some are reported to be […]

DSP Fundamentals Every Electronics Engineer Should Know

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A guide to the core knowledge required for DSP application development and feature engineering – by Dunstan Power and Guest Author John Edwards of Sigma Numerix Digital Signal Processing (DSP) has been a key part of many real time applications for several decades but over the last few years the use of hybrid devices, which […]

Design for Prototype Testing

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How to Optimise Your Prototyping Process Prototype Testing – What and Why? When designing a new printed circuit board (PCB), there are several things we can do to produce a useful first-time prototype and allow for easier debugging. A typical approach often looks like this: This first prototype is likely to be the most expensive […]

Working From Home & Electronics Design During the Pandemic

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COVID 19-Proof Your Electronics Product Design Projects for Working From Home It’s fair to say that – due to the COVID-19 pandemic – the world of work will never quite be the same again. We’ve been working from home, in lockdown, for a few weeks now. To date, a number of problems and solutions have […]

Windows 10 IoT Core: what you need to know


Windows 10 IoT Core: What you need to know Windows 10 IoT Core is gradually growing in popularity among system designers, not only because of its simplicity, but also due to the combination of low licencing costs and ongoing updates. The latter ensures that major security holes and upgraded feature-sets for new standards are available […]

ByteSnap to reveal the destination for EV charge points at EDS 2019

ByteSnap to reveal the destination for EV charge points at EDS 2019 Award-winning embedded systems consultancy ByteSnap Design will showcase “Smart Charging” solutions for electric vehicles (EVs) at the Engineering Design Show (EDS), where Senior Software Engineer Julian Skidmore will present “The EV Charge Point Journey: What’s The Final Destination” at in the New Electronics […]

How to Manage Component Obsolescence


How to Manage Component Obsolescence Obsolescence is a dirty word for most engineers. A successful, reliable product can be suddenly rendered unmanufacturable by a single component going End Of Life (EOL), or a new design hasn’t even gone into production and one of the chips has been pulled by the manufacturer. Sometimes it is ICs, […]

Top 5 Tips For Developing Secure Android Applications

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Electronics & Software Product Design Android has maintained it’s command of the global smartphone market at just over 71% – which includes a 68.86% market share in Europe and over 82% in Asia, according to latest figures. Despite being second place to iOS in the US (at 40.54% to iOS’s 59.17%) Android’s strong performance in […]

Install Android 4.4 with Play Store on Wandboard in 7 Steps

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Install Android 4.4 with Play Store on Wandboard in 7 Steps Happy New Year! The Wandboard is a really great imx6 development system that allows easy comparison of the performance of three of the processor variants. Here is a guide on how to get it up and running with Android KitKat. For this (apart from […]