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April 1, 2020 @ Electronic Design: What's Trending in Technology

April 1, 2020
It's a special day so we collected a set of articles that highlight the trends and technologies that you would not believe.

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And, here are a few from the late, great Bob Pease.

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What's All This April Fools' Stuff, Anyhow?

It's that time of year again and my annual April Fools' Column.
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What's All This Hoax Stuff, Anyhow?

As I warned you guys, April is a good time of year for hoaxes
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What's All This Calculator Stuff, Anyhow?

(Thoughts on the Accuracy Limits of Scientific Calculators...)
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What's All This April Floobydust Stuff, Anyhow? (Part 12)

Since it's now June, you can consider this my April Fools' joke. And now on to the latest Floobydust items ...


A Deep Dive into Audio Jack Switches and Configurations

The audio jack is an industry-standard connector that has many potential uses in addition to providing basic audio connectivity.

What is the Most Effective Way to Commutate a BLDC Motor?

Brushless direct current electric motors, or BLDC motors for short, are electronically commutated motors powered by a dc electric source via an external motor controller. Unlike...

MEMS versus ECM: Comparing Microphone Technologies

Increasing numbers of devices utilize microphones to capture sound. Two of the most commonly used microphone technologies are MEMS and ECM.

A Designer's Guide to Lithium (Li-ion) Battery Charging

This designer's guide helps you discover how you can safely and rapidly charge lithium (LI-ion) batteries to 20%-70% capacity in about 20-30 minutes.