Category: Hardware

Best Books On Electronics Manufacturing & Testing For Test Engineers.

In this article let’s have a look at a list of books that provide good information on Electronics production and testing. I did not have the opportunity of reading all of the below books, so I suggest trying to find one in your local library first if possible before investing your money to buy them! Book#1: Advances in Electronic Testing: Challenges and Methodologies A good book to learn the basics of many concepts, possible failure points and methodologies to test them have been presented in this book. You can learn a lot of basic concepts through this book. Where to...

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5 Major Activities that Embedded Hardware Engineers do..!

As a person working in embedded industry, a typical question that I come across frequently from people outside the industry is what do embedded hardware engineers do. So I have written this post to address that question. What do Embedded Hardware engineers do? The main duties of embedded hardware engineers include selection of components, designing PCBs, Designing and performing hardware tests, making custom testing tools, designing other related hardware needed like test benches and product casing, and a writing a little bit of production software.  Let’s take a closer look at the above mentioned activities in the coming sections and...

A Layman’s Guide On How Computer Memory Works.

When I began my career in Computer Science, one of the technologies that amazed me most was how the memory of computers work and how they store data. As my career progressed I was constantly being introduced to several types of memory. I had several questions in my mind such as How does memory work on computers? Why there are so many types of memory? Can’t a single memory device be used for all purposes? If ROM is read-only then how come we are able to write data to our hard disks, USB flash drives, and SSDs? If I can...