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Electrical Engineers Designed This Shoe and That’s How It Should Be
Wearable technology is nothing new. Smart devices such as watches and glasses have become commonplace, giving us convenient access to all their features. In the same way that smartphones have untethered us from our desktops, smartwatches have released us from our phones.
Why Everyone Loves App Notes and Hates Reading Them
Application notes are of course a major part of electrical engineering. These documents introduce technical products (such as ICs) with crucial information for customers, both engineers and general enthusiasts alike, but why are many readers dubious of them?
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.