Design Tips: Setup Quick Search for Electronics Components

Often the most time-consuming task we do as an electronics design engineer is searching for the right components. Here 'time-consuming' doesn't mean unproductive. Finding the right parts for the task is half the battle. And finding the right parts at the perfect price can make or break your product. But is there any way to optimize this process? Today, I…

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Design Tips: Use Peripherals where ever possible (Rotary encoder with STM32)

When it comes to embedded systems, the most important thing is the execution time required for your main loop. It determines your system's responsiveness and power consumption. To drive that point home, today, we will see how to interface a rotary encoder to an STM32. And shorten the time spent in the control loop by using peripherals. Tip: Use microcontroller's…

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Design Tips: Using Rooms in Altium Designer

One of the least used features of Altium is Rooms, especially by new users of the software. Automatic addition of a single room while going from schematic editor to PCB designer is almost annoying. But when you take time to configure it for specific regions, then you start to see its real potential. Tip: Use Rooms to easily switch between…

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What was your best design as an engineer?
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What was your best design as an engineer?

I am unable to work on any projects due to ongoing lockdown. I'm basically stuck at my relatives' house away from my "lab". Working from home and also doing household chores takes up all of my time and energy. As all of you know this lockdown measures have and will be taking a toll on our economy. It will be…

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Book Recommendation: Factfulness

Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why Things Are Better Than You Think @__yashrk Factfulness is a book written by Hans Rosling with Ola and Anna (son and daughter in law). Hans Rosling spent two decades studying outbreaks of konzo, a paralytic disease, in remote rural areas across Africa. He was a health adviser to WHO, UNICEF and…

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