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Written by our experienced team and industry experts, the articles in this section provide accurate and high-quality information on component basics, circuit design, microcontrollers, IoT, and more, guiding engineers and electronics enthusiasts.


How to Decide: Surface Mount or Through-Hole Technology?

Key Things to Know: Technology Overview: Understand the fundamental differences between Surface Mount Technology (SMT) and Through-Hole Technology (THT) and how they impact the assembly of electronic components on PCBs. Production Efficiency: Explore...

By PCBWAY | 15-04-2024

Learn the fundamentals of thermography with the Infrared Training Center

GET STARTED the right way as an infrared thermographer. Infrared cameras allow you to detect a wide range of equipment and system issues, for everything from troubleshooting electrical and mechanical components to diagnosing building envelope concerns. Learn t...

By Seb Springall | 28-03-2024

The Challenges of Inline Thickness Measurement

Maintaining correct material thickness is critical in precision manufacturing. Micro-Epsilon addresses this challenge, presenting the complexities and solutions for inline thickness measurement. Explore how their advanced sensors and systems can enhance accura...

By Jack Pollard | 27-03-2024

The History of Power Electronics: From Tesla to Today

Table of Contents Introduction Key Figures in Power Electronics: Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison The Dawn in the History of Power Electronics The Mercury Arc Rectifier Era Vacuum Tubes: Controlling Electricity Flow The Semiconductor Re...

By Jack Pollard | 21-03-2024

Avnet’s Design Hub Makes Reference Designs More Approachable to Engineers

Avnet, Inc. just made thousands of customisable reference designs easily accessible to engineers in the Americas in its new self-service online tool, Design Hub. Design Hub is powered by AVAIL, Avnet’s engineering tool with a vast reference design library that...

By Jack Pollard | 23-02-2024

What is Power Electronics: A Comprehensive Guide

3D-rendered robotic arm assembling solid-state battery cells Table of Contents: Introduction to Power Electronics Definition and Basic Concept Historical Development and Evolution Key Components of Power Electronics Efficiency and Size Co...

By Jack Pollard | 06-02-2024

What is a Microchip: Overview of Its Role in Technology

Introduction: Unraveling the Microchip's Enduring Legacy Microchips, those unassuming slivers of silicon, are more than just components; they are the linchpins of modern technology. Fundamentally, a microchip, or an integrated circuit, is a convergence of num...

By Robin Mitchell | 04-01-2024

Revolutionising Edge AI: NVIDIA Jetson Orin Series Unveiled by Impulse Embedded

First released in August 2022, NVIDIA’s latest and greatest addition to the Jetson series marks a staggering leap forward in AI capabilities. The Jetson Orin, available in three distinct versions—that being Nano, NX and AGX—is a powerful series of System-on-Mo...

By Impulse Embedded | 21-12-2023

How Do Microchips Work: Understanding the Core of Computing

The journey of microchip technology, from its inception with the first integrated circuit in 1958 by Jack Kilby and Robert Noyce, to the present day, is a testament to human ingenuity and technological advancement. The history of the microchip is marked by key...

By Robin Mitchell | 18-12-2023

Whitepaper: The Benefits of LDS for RF Applications

KYOCERA AVX's latest whitepaper, written by Field Application Engineer Youssef Laamimat, presents an in-depth look at Laser Direct Structuring (LDS) technology, a significant advancement in manufacturing complex 3D circuits for electronic devices. This technol...

By Youssef Laamimat | 18-12-2023

What Are Microchips Made Of: Silicon's Impact & Its Alternatives

Microchips, though small in size, play an enormous role in the functionality of almost every electronic device we use today. These tiny powerhouses are embedded in a vast array of gadgets and systems, from the most basic household appliances to the most advanc...

By Robin Mitchell | 07-12-2023

How are Microchips Made? From Silicon Crystals to Integrated Circuits

Microchips, the cornerstone of modern electronics, are born from a process that is as intricate as it is fascinating. But how are microchips made? This article delves into the complex journey from silicon to sophisticated electronic components. For a comprehen...

By Robin Mitchell | 30-11-2023

Counterfeit Electronics: Mitigating Risks in the Semiconductor Industry

The issue of counterfeit components is a prevalent one that continues to plague the electronics industry. Counterfeiting costs U.S.-based semiconductor companies more than $7.5 billion per year according to the Semiconductor Industry Association. However, this...

By Jack Pollard | 27-11-2023

The History of the Microchip: How a Tiny Device Changed the World

The microchip, often smaller than a fingernail, is fundamental in the digital era, powering devices from simple gadgets to advanced supercomputers. Its journey from a concept to a key element in nearly all modern technology is a story of innovation, deception,...

By Robin Mitchell | 22-11-2023