AVR ATtiny10 runs LED blinker for 6 months

Check out our new AVR site. In celebration, I want to tell you about a neat project. My buddy Wayne Yamaguchi had a whole bunch of tiny coin cells left over from a project. So he whipped up a little AVR blinker using an AVR ATtiny10. The one he gave me flashes every two seconds […]

PCB layout tips for thermal vias

I came across an article on PCB layout in Electronic Design magazine. It’s a pretty good article and I am glad to see the trade magazines realize we care as much about PCB layout as the bus-caching architecture of some DSP chip. The article talks about using vias to take heat away from the die-attach-paddle […]

EELive! Conference a big splash in Silicon Valley

I went to the EELive! Conference in San Jose last week and it was a blast. This is the new incarnation of the old Embedded Systems Conference (ESC). Last year it was branded Design West, but I suspect that was too generic, since it is not aimed at mechanical engineers that might read Design News. […]