Monk Funkster talks about the intricacies of analog synthesizers and the internal building blocks.
Continue reading “Monk Funkster – “Synth Popping””
James Lewis, marketing manager for Kemet Capacitors, talks about the range of misconceptions surrounding capacitors, especially that they are “simple” devices. There are many considerations for capacitors, depending on the chemistry and configuration of a particularly capacitor.
Continue reading “James Lewis, Kemet – “They’re JUST Capacitors””
Form factor matters, especially for prototyping. Philip has developed a new device that works with breadboards but still has all of the benefits of modern ARM processors and RF.
Continue reading “Philip Freidin, OSHchip – “One Product, Two Views””
Let’s talk about how to create hardware in its simplest form:
- Dream up an idea
- Prototype the design
- Find people to make it for you (or build it yourself)
Continue reading “Introducing SupplyFX — The Market Network for Hardware Design and Manufacturing”
Going to China for the first time can be a confusing experience. Jesse shares his trials of finding a manufacturer for a custom, “heirloom” keyboard.
Continue reading “Jesse Vincent, CTO of Keyboardio – “My first hardware startup: A few vignettes””
This week the Phy team got our hands on a new PCB milling machine called the Othermill from the folks over at Other Machine Co. (OMC) — a San Francisco startup determined to bring desktop PCB manufacturing back into vogue. And this was no loaner…let’s be clear: we’d purchased the Othermill cash (ok CC) at full MSRP, after getting a live demo onsite at the OMC HQ in San Francisco.
Continue reading “Rebirth of Cool Mills: Benchtop PCB Milling Take-Two With Othermill”
Each month we’re compiling a list of part searches from Findchips.com & Parts.io, taken from Supplyframe’s ranked search feed. From that list we’ve stripped out the standard fare (e.g. discrete resistors & capacitors in chip packages – 0402, 0603, 0805, etc) and what’s left is a snapshot of what you and others are searching for and our comments on some of the items we found curious.
Continue reading “Parts Feed: Component Searches – January 2015”
Our parent company Supplyframe is co-sponsoring this upcoming event with some of the biggest names in analog in Silicon Valley. We are re-posting event info distributed by Tim McCune here (with permission and some formatting changes) so more people can find out about the upcoming fun and hopefully attend.
Continue reading “Analog Aficionados Dinner”
This week Phy ‘d gotten our hands on the Nordic NRF51822-BEACON development kit and decided to give it a whirl. And despite our general excitement for all things Nordic – especially the 51822 – we’ve must confess this board left us…more than a little puzzled? Continue reading “Review: Nordic NRF51822-BEACON Dev Kit”
This past week, the Phy team hit DesignCon 2015 where tucked away in a far corner of the Exhibit hall we met up with Chris Gammell, Product Manager for Parts.io, a new parametric component search site from the folks at Supplyframe (full disclosure, Supplyframe also owns Phy). Have a look at my interview with Chris below and then keep reading for more detail!
Continue reading “Parts.io & remaking component search for electronics: An interview with Chris Gammell”