About Michael Alba
Michael Alba
Michael is the subject leader for the CAD and Simulation sections of engineering.com. He also contributes to IoT, Electronics, Hardware, and more. Michael holds a degree in Engineering Physics from the University of Alberta.

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5G in Space?
ESA to test high-frequency satellite communications.
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Can This Controller Boost EV Range by 30 Percent?
A Look at Silicon Mobility’s Field Programmable Control Unit (FPCU).
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High Efficiency DC-DC Power IC Now in Mass Production
MxC200 from Helix Semiconductors offers over 90 percent efficiency at full load.
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Antennas Get Smart, Rugged and Easy to Order
Taoglas announces several new antenna products and services at Mobile World Congress.
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Qualcomm Announces 2Gbps LTE Modem
The Snapdragon X24 boasts impressive specs, but will OEMs bite?
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Learn Systems Engineering by Building a Robot
TI introduces new educational kit and curriculum.
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How to Make Waterproof Graphene Circuits
Researchers develop technique for controlling hydrophobicity of printed graphene.
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Watch Out, Transistors: Memristors Gaining Traction
New research pushes forward Memristor memory applications.
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Vacuum Tubes: The World Before Transistors
What are vacuum tubes, how do they work, and who still uses them?
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New EMA Constraint Manager for OrCAD
EMA brings OrCAD Capture into the Allegro constraint-driven flow.
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An Online Tool for Painless Power Design
Maxim Integrated launches free EE-Sim DC-DC Converter tool.
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Engineers Discover Gallium Nitride Has Diamond-like Wear Resistance
Researchers say this discovery could “open up a new paradigm” in designing electronic devices.
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UV Treatment Dramatically Improves Photodetector Performance
Organic, polymer-based photodetectors see bandwidth and sensitivity increase after 30-second UV expo...
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Smallest Transistor Ever Ditches Silicon to Achieve 1-Nanometer Gate
Researchers use molybdenum disulfide and carbon nanotubes to shrink transistors well below silicon l...
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Protoype Photonic Chip Shines a Light on Practical Quantum Computing
New surface ion trap with integrated optical components offers a method for high qubit scalability.
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Integrating Solar Cells into Ceramic Roof Tiles
Dutch company ZEP B.V. wants to make solar roofs more aesthetically appealing.
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Could This Prototype Electric Car Battery Fit in Your Pocket?
UltraCap Ltd. claims its prototype ultracapacitor-based battery will revolutionize energy storage.
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How to Build Nanoelectronic Devices Atom by Atom
New textbook covers the “bottom-up” approach to simulating devices on the atomic scale.
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New Approach to Computer Chip Manufacturing Could Lead to Improved Electronics
Engineers develop novel method of directed self-assembly that’s simpler, faster, and cheaper.
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Improving Ultracapacitors with a Nanoscopic Hairbrush
FastCAP Systems aims to bring ultracapacitors to oil & gas, aerospace and electric vehicles.
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