Setting the price for your new hardware product is one of your most important decisions. You need to get your pricing right as early as possible. If you mess this up it will be difficult to fix later. The pressure … read more
Most of us have learned something from our mistakes, but have you ever learned from the mistakes of others? Studying the failures of others can actually ensure that you don’t make the same mistakes they did.
Most entrepreneurs drastically underestimate all of the costs required to develop, scale and manufacture a new electronic hardware product. This is one of the main reasons so many hardware startups ultimately fail.
Don’t make the fatal mistake of underestimating the … read more
Developing a new electronic product absolutely requires that you hire the right electrical engineer(s). As with medicine, electrical engineering is a broad field of study with countless specializations.
Not all engineers are created equal. If you hire the wrong designer … read more
Selecting the right microcontroller for a project involves juggling many factors. In addition to cost, performance, power consumption and overall size, the availability of the proper software and hardware tools is a prime consideration.
A few weeks ago I did a datasheet review for an entry-level 32-bit ARM Cortex-M0 microcontroller from ST Microelectronics (part # STM32F030). This time I’m going to be reviewing a significantly more advanced … read more
Deciding what type of wireless technology your new product should use can be an overwhelming task. Not only are there a huge number of wireless technologies currently available, but it’s also a moving target with new technologies regularly being introduced.
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One of the best ways to learn about product development is to examine existing products on the market. Doing so can be a real eye-opener in regards to seeing absolutely everything that is involved in developing a new market-ready product.
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In my previous article Introduction to Basic Electronics Circuits you were introduced to the simplest, most basic types of electronic circuits. This is a great place to begin the journey of learning electronics, but ultimately any real-world circuit will be … read more
In my previous article Introduction to Basic Electronics you learned all about the various electronic components. But to be of any real use electronic components have to be connected together to form electronic … read more
Selection of the power source for your product is one of the most important early decisions that you can make when developing a new hardware product. You have three choices at your disposal: rechargeable batteries, replaceable/disposal batteries, or AC power.
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On a beautiful sunny day, you are making your routine trip to your place of work. It’s just another day, besides the wonderful weather. Halfway through your commute, your dashboard lights up with a tire indicator light. You pull over … read more
When designing electronic circuits you will find yourself spending an enormous amount of time reviewing datasheets for all of the various electronic components. Learning how to read datasheets is a critical skill for anyone wanting to design electronic circuits.
The Internet of Things (IoT) has been a trending field in the world of technology. From consumer electronics to business and industrial processes, IoT has changed the way we work. Physical objects and … read more
Just about any new electronic product requires some sort of “brains”. The question though is what type of brains does your product really need? There are two choices: a microcontroller unit (MCU) or a microprocessor unit (MPU).