• Engineer Spotlight-Sam Pullman

    December 10, 2017 larissa

    Name: Sam Pullman Company: Podo Labs Inc  Role: CTO Location: San Francisco, CA   Sam, you’re a EE who co-founded a company. Tell us about what Podo Labs does. Sam: We design, develop, and market electronic products that are unique or exciting to us. We have a small team that takes pride in our ability…

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  • Industry Spotlight: Interview with Jon Lass at Royal Circuits

    November 8, 2017 larissa

    Name: Jon Lass Company: Royal Circuits Role: VP of Engineering Location: Hollister, CA Hi John, Royal Circuits has been around for 30 years. Tell us about your company. Jon: We specialize in quick turn prototype circuit boards. That means we can turn around multi-layer boards within 24 to 48 hours in small quantities. That’s our…

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  • Engineer Spotlight: Rehman Merali from teaBOT

    October 4, 2017 larissa

    Name: Rehman Merali Company: teaBOT Role: CEO Location: Toronto, Canada Hi Rehman, you’re a EE who started a company. Tell us about TeaBot, and why you created it?  Rehman: Technically my degree was in Mechatronics engineering, not pure EE. So that means I know enough to put ICs together, but not necessarily develop complicated RF circuit, for example. My co-founder,…

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  • The Top 10 Motion Sensors (Accelerometers)

    July 5, 2017 larissa

    Whether you’re building a wearable device, or an industrial system, chances are you’ll be integrating an accelerometer. Accelerometers are electromechanical devices that measure acceleration across one, or multiple, axes. Some common uses are to detect position, velocity, vibration, and to determine orientation (for example, to orient the display in your smartphone or tablet).  The most important factors to consider when…

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  • The Top 10 Bluetooth Components

    June 15, 2017 larissa

    Ever wonder which Bluetooth processors and modules are most designed-in to products? We took a look at the most designed-in Bluetooth components based on our download data at SnapEDA, which provides free symbols & footprints for millions of electronic components. Note: This data is gathered based on the most downloaded parts on SnapEDA over the past few…

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  • How to pick a bluetooth module

    June 15, 2017 larissa

    When selecting a Bluetooth solution for your designs, you might compare a processor and a module and think “well the Bluetooth processor is cheaper, so let’s go with that.” But the decision isn’t always so clear cut. We had the opportunity to interview Sam De Marco, a sales engineer at Laird Technologies, to get his opinion on the…

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  • Engineer Spotlight: Derek Smith of Tesla Controls

    June 13, 2017 larissa

    Name Derek Smith Company Tesla Controls Role CEO Chief Dancer Location Sunny San Diego, CA   Hi Derek. Which tools do you use for circuit board design? Derek: Altium – It’s very fast and easy to generate high quality output. Also, I work on many projects with mechanical engineers and being able to output STEP…

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