Datasheets Are Terrible: Here’s How They Could Actually Be Useful
Whether you’re looking to purchase a 555-timer, switchgear, or a range of resistors for a personal project or on behalf of your company, chances are that you’ll need an official document from the manufacturer’s website presenting some information about the product. In this article, we are going to take a look at the typical electronic datasheet and suggest some aspects of this document that could be improved to become more helpful to users.
Why Is Planned Obsolescence and End of Support a Part of Component Manufacturing?
In the world of electronics, sales and marketing have changed the way products are created. Planned obsolescence is common, and consumers are conflicted about it. How can engineers meet demand by creating new and exciting products that also last longer than two years?
Anybody Who Says We Have True AI Is Selling Something
Although the entire field of AI goes back quite a long way—its 'date of birth' is even disputed and up for debate—there is one thing that we know is true. Machine learning has grown rapidly over the course of the last decade. Today, technologies using it are cropping up everywhere.
In Defense of Autonomous Vehicles: Why Self-Driving Cars Are Closer Than You Think
Autonomous vehicles have been a hot topic for some time now, but even still, they're met with the disdain from many engineers. Despite this lack of support, these vehicles are coming, and there are only a few roadblocks in their way.
Hardware Companies Owe Engineers Better End-of-Life Support
The availability of smartphones, computers, vehicles, and other modern technology has exponentially increased over the last decade. However, the lifespan of these devices isn't what it should be. Why are hardware companies failing to create better end-of-life expectation for everyday tech?
No, AI Is Not Going to ‘Steal’ Your Job
While many people believe the advent of artificial intelligence is going to steal away all hard-working professionals' jobs, that is actually the opposite of the truth. AI enhances engineering and helps engineers streamline and perfect their designs more than ever before.