Evaluating Oscilloscopes (Part 2)

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 This is Part 2 of my mini-series on selecting an oscilloscope. Rather than a completely thorough guide, it’s more a “collection of notes” based on my own research. But I hope you … Continue reading

Evaluating Oscilloscopes (Part 4)

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 In this final installment of my four-part mini-series about selecting an oscilloscope, I’ll look at triggering, waveform generators, and clock synchronization, and I’ll wrap up with a series summary. My previous posts … Continue reading

Evaluating Oscilloscopes (Part 3)

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 In Part 3 of my series on selecting an oscilloscope, I look at the software running the oscilloscope and details such as remote control, fast Fourier transform (FFT) features, digital decoding, and … Continue reading

Electrical Engineering Tools & Preparation (CC 25th Anniversary Issue Preview)

Electrical engineering is frequently about solving problems. Success requires a smart plan of action and the proper tools. But as all designers know, getting started can be difficult. We’re here to help. You don’t have to procrastinate or spend a … Continue reading

Breaking a Password with Power Analysis Attacks

In his previous column, Colin showed how timing attacks could be used to break a password check. This article brings out a more advanced type of attack called a power analysis attack, which exploits small leaks about internal states of … Continue reading

Are you wondering how it all began?

In the Beginning, There Was Light By Steve Ciarcia (Founder, Circuit Cellar)  Whenever I run into Circuit Cellar fans at conventions or techie-type gatherings, many invariably mention either how they’ve enjoyed following my projects and career since BYTE magazine or … Continue reading