Remember MMCs?

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As a designer, one of the key things you’ll be considering is the longevity of the product you design. After all, it’s no good pouring blood, sweat, tears and years into something that’s only going to be used for five minutes. In my experience, the best designers design with this in mind, considering the chances of the finished product becoming…

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See you at Silverstone?

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We are exhibiting at PCB Design and Manufacturing Live in Northampton on Thursday this week. (9th May) It promises to be a good day, and in addition to exhibiting, we’ve been asked to deliver a presentation on designing removable memory onto a PCB, so if that’s up your street then make sure you’re there at 11.30am, as that’s when we’re…

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Seen us?

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If you are a regular reader of Electronics magazine here in the UK, you may have seen our feature in February’s edition? It was an article written by yours truly, focusing on some core design considerations for embedded systems, and it seems to have gone down pretty well! If you haven’t read it, you can read the online version HERE…

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No one could have anticipated this

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You might remember that I’ve written a few times on the subject of the Raspberry Pi. As you’ll know, it started out as an educational tool, designed to help people to learn coding, but I think even the makers of the Pi couldn’t have anticipated what it’s become, which is – quite simply – the UK’s best-selling PC of all…

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Design guide for embedded systems

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We are increasingly being asked to contribute articles and case studies to engineering trade press publications, which we are honoured to do. Within these articles and case studies we typically reference source material we make freely available on our website should readers wish to delve deeper into a given subject. Indeed, you may have reached this web page having followed…

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I pulled it and kicked it

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I was driving to work on Tuesday, when out of the blue, a low tyre pressure warning came on. I ignored it. I’m not usually so reckless, but I was pretty close to the office, so I thought I’d check it when I got there. Which I did, realising that the air was escaping from my front tyre so quickly…

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Not fixed?

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I don’t know about you, but I tend to think of units of measurement as fixed things. A kilometre is a kilometre. A pound is a pound. An ounce is an ounce. And that’s why I was somewhat taken aback to discover that scientists have decided to define the kilogram in a new way. As it turns out, up until…

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Datakey Serial Memory Line Wins highly Commended at Electronics Industry Awards 2018

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Datakey Serial Memory Line Wins Highly Commended at Electronics Industry Awards 2018 Press Release EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (October 11, 2018) –ATEK Access Technologies today announced its Datakey Serial Memory line earned the title of highly commended at the Electronics Industry Awards 2018. Nexus Industrial Memory, the European distributor for ATEK’s Datakey brand, submitted the Datakey Serial Memory line in the Embedded Solution Product of the Year category….

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Billy Beane wasn’t bonkers….

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As I mentioned in a previous post, I popped over to the States to visit Datakey a few weeks ago, and in a little bit of downtime, we headed out to watch a bit of baseball. (Or “the ball game” as the locals called it.) Now, I watch my fair share of sports (I’m a big Liverpool fan), and I’ve…

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