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Why Hardware is Hard, But Easier Than Ever

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Article Technical Rating: 5 out of 10

Hardware is hard is so commonly said it has become a cliché. Yeah, you know it’s hard, but why exactly? In this article I will discuss this in detail.

Fortunately, there is good … read more

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How Much Does a Prototype Cost?

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One of the first major steps on the road to bringing a new product to market is the creation of a prototype.

The cost of a prototype can be broken into two major parts: the engineering cost to design it, … read more

How to Fund Your Electronic Hardware Startup

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It’s an expensive process developing and marketing a new physical product, especially if your product is complex.

Unless you have tens of thousands of dollars that you can throw into it, you’re most likely going to need to get creative … read more

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How to Select the Microcontroller for Your New Product

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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.

Support for the chosen platform is … read more

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Comparison of Memory Types Available for Your Product

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Every electronic system that has some kind of microcontroller, or microprocessor, needs to have some memory attached to it.

This memory holds the program that the processor executes. It also holds the data that the program requires, or produces. This … read more

How to Select the Best Display for Your Project

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If your new electronic product requires a display, then it is essential that you select the right type of display.

Your choice of a display directly impacts your product’s user experience simply by being one of its most visible aspects. … read more

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Introduction to Battery Chargers (Part 2 of 2)

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In this second part on battery chargers we’re going to be looking at the BQ24092 and the BQ24703 chargers from Texas Instruments.

If you are not familiar with lithium battery chargers I highly recommend you first read part 1 where … read more

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Introduction to Battery Chargers (Part 1 of 2)

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One of the most common types of electronic circuits used in modern portable electronic products are battery chargers, specifically those for recharging lithium-ion and lithium-polymer batteries.

This two-part series will review three common battery chargers.

Part 1 reviews the Microchip … read more

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Teardown of an Amazon Echo Dot

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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. … read more

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Introduction to Transistors

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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

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Introduction to Basic Electronic Circuits

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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

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Introduction to Electronic Sensors

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Electronic sensors can detect everything from light to distance to acceleration. Sensors are how a product senses anything in the real-world, and there is an almost endless array of them available.

Sensors measure real-world quantities, which are then converted into … read more

Introduction to Load Cell Conditioning Circuits

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A load cell is a sensor device that can be used to measure an applied physical force and then convert that force into an output quantity that is directly proportional to the force. … read more

 

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