Pi in the sky

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We’ve written about the Raspberry Pi before and for good reason: it really has taken the world by storm since it was released seven years ago. And now, not content with “the world”, it appears to be taking space by storm too. As reported by the BBC, the Pi was used by UK satellite company SSTL to take pictures of…

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See how to safeguard your next embedded system at Northern Manufacturing & Electronics

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See how to safeguard your next embedded system from security concerns with both physical security and the latest security hardware authentication We will be exhibiting at Northern Manufacturing & Electronics in October 2019, showcasing one new product from Datakey and showing you how to safeguard your panel against malware. Datakey CryptoAuthentication™ Memory Token Nexus will be showcasing the latest additions…

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I blame IBM

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If you’ve been using computers for more than a decade, then there’s little doubt that you’ll be familiar, with this phrase: Control, Alt, Delete. Indeed, the computer keyboard command has become so ingrained into our society, that it’s spawned plenty of pop culture references, as well as being inducted into the meme half of fame. But while you’re almost certainly…

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Killer app

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Do you know what accountants used before Excel and other spreadsheet software was invented? Pen and paper. Seems pretty obvious really, but when you consider how complex software is these days, and the hugely intricate operations they’re required to complete, you wonder how on earth anyone could have done any of this stuff without a computer. So, how did they?…

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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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