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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A Brief Guide to Temperature Sensing

Today, we will look at different options we have for temperature sensing. To try and understand the strength and weaknesses of each method. By the end, we will figure out which technology is right for a given use-case in this brief guide to temperature sensing. A Brief Guide to Temperature Sensing The following list doesn't include temperature sensing devices/methods which…

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How I landed my first Engineering Job? : And how you can too

Recently I made my move towards a greener pasture. That is to say, I left my previous employer and started working at a new company. It took me more than six months to find a job that was the right fit for me. During this period, I had to go back to the basics, by which I landed my first…

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