More Maps For All With Google Maps Embed API

The new Google Maps Embed API has been released into the wild. This is intended to make it easier for web-centric developers to place and embed Google Maps into web pages as they are in the process of designing them. Developers might consider this option as a means of giving users (or you may prefer the term “customers” if it …

Xilinx Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC Mini-Module Plus System-on-Module

In January 2014, Avnet announced Xilinx Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC Mini-ITX board featuring Xilinx Zynq-7045 or Zynq-7100 ARM + FPGA SoC,  and more recently, the company has launched  “Xilinx Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC Mini-Module Plus” systems-on-module (SoM) based on the same platforms, as well as a corresponding development kit including a baseboard and a power module. The SoM and development …

All About Batteries, Part 1: Introduction

I’m a 30-plus-year veteran of electrical engineering with experience that spans many areas, including digital, analog, power, communications, and microcontrollers. I work for a company called MaxVision, which makes extreme-performance, ruggedized, transportable workstations. By some strange quirk of fate, Max Maxfield the (world’s go-to techno guy) has his office in the same building as mine. Over the years, he has …