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Passive Components Still See Ink And Innovation

Jul 11, 2013
Electronic Design's editor-in-chief, Joe Desposito, notes that ten percent of the Top 101 Components of the past year are passives such as resistors...

Engineering an IndyCar Victory Is More About Data And Simulation Than The Car’s Electronics

Jun 17, 2013
Sophisticated electronics can only do so much to propel a race team to victory in the Indianapolis 500. In the case of 2013 winner, Tony Kanaan, his...

Flexible And Not So Flexible Displays Set To Soar?

Jun 11, 2013
Are flexible displays ready to play a major role in smartphones and other electronics? Joe Desposito gives you his take on this burgeoning technology...

What’s The Reach Of Your Wireless Router?

May 22, 2013
WiFi connectivity gaps are more prevalent in homes now that tablets and Smart TVs are stretching the areas that wireless-N routers need to cover. A...

NASA Engineer Recounts Curiosity’s Landing On Mars And Then Some

Apr 25, 2013
Luke Dubord, NASA avionics engineer, gave an interesting and inspiring keynote presentation at Design West. This blog covers a few of the details he...

An Easy Way To Get An Apple iOS Device To Print To A USB Printer

Apr 10, 2013
A review of the Lantronix xPrintServer...

President Obama’s Executive Order On Cybersecurity Focuses on Information Sharing

Feb 13, 2013
As you have undoubtedly heard by now, President Obama has signed an executive order regarding cybersecurity. This was done ostensibly to protect...

Stony Brook U.’s Reality Deck Is A Dazzling Visual Display

Dec 04, 2012
Joe Desposito visits the Reality Deck at the CEWIT building at Stony Brook University for a tour and interview with Dr. Arie Kaufman...

Time Travel, Anyone?

Oct 01, 2012
This review of the time travel film, Looper, indicates that the movie falls short on this topic, and that time travel buffs should turn to some of...

Hands On With the Motorola Droid Razr M

Sep 18, 2012
A hands on look at the Motorola Droid Razr M as it compares with the author's Blackberry Bold and iPod Touch...

National Instruments Changes the Test Game—Again

Aug 07, 2012
National Instruments introduced a Vector Signal Transceiver (VST) at NI Week 2012, calling it a new paradigm in test. The PXIe-based instrument...

Curiosity Landing Shows NASA at its Best

Aug 06, 2012
Curiosity, NASA's 2000-lb Mars rover, landed safely on Mars with 10 scientific instruments in tow, ready for a two-year investigation of the Red...

Contemplating the Arrival of a $49 Android PC

May 22, 2012
VIA Technologies is about to launch a $49 Android-based PC. Editor-in-Chief Joe Desposito comments on the specs and the hype....

What’s Worse, the Kindle Fire or the Nook?

May 03, 2012
Editor-in-chief Joe Desposito compares the new 8 GB Nook to the Kindle Fire and concludes that neither one is a compelling buy....

Turning Recycled Electronics Into A Real Business

Apr 26, 2012
I was paging through Newsday, my local newspaper here on Long Island, when I came across an article about a company called Guzu (guzu.com), which...

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Joe Desposito has held the position of editor-in-chief of Electronic Design since July, 2007. He first joined the publication in 1998 as a technology editor covering test and measurement but quickly...
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