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Our Unicorns regularly make time to write articles about electronics and related topics. Below, you will find all of them.

Pink Fluffy Unicorns and the Scotch tape adventure

‘Hi, this is Casper.’
‘Yes, hello. Can you help me?’
The man at the other end of the line sounded a bit scared.
‘We haven’t passed the EDS test.’

Snap.
Casper knew right away what this was about and was alert at once.

5 juli 2022 Read more

Why our customers are still in production

These are special times in the electronics world, that much is clear.
The delivery times of components are still increasing: sometimes you even have to wait until March 2023 (!) to be able to continue producing. We cannot explain exactly how it happened and why it is the way it is. We can say that the majority of our customers can still produce. Now and next year.

Unicorn Magic? Yes of course!

7 december 2021 Read more

About Eggs and Electronics Development

There is an awkward silence in the conference room. My client looks at me with eyes as large as saucers. He opens his mouth to say something, but closes it again. He is stunned, I see his inability to respond adequately to the question I just asked him. So I ask if anyone else might know how long it takes a hen to hatch an egg.

3 november 2021 Read more

SMPS (Switched Mode Power Supply) – Part 4

The PCB layout is the key to a good SMPS design. It determines the accuracy, stability and EMC performance of the SMPS. The biggest challenge is to run the fastest changing flows in such a way that there are minimal loops, resulting in minimal emissions. But where do these currents flow?

25 oktober 2021 Read more

When fun and success work together

At Pink Fluffy Unicorns, we absolutely love electronics development. It’s in our blood. We think about it when we take a shower, or when we go for a walk. And yet electronics are not central to what we make or what we are passionate about. Electronics should mean something, but not an end in itself or an “oh yes, that should also be in there” thing.

16 juni 2021 Read more

SMPS (Switched Mode Power Supply) – Part 3

Example SMPS Schematic

10 juni 2021 Read more

SMPS (Switched Mode Power Supply) – Part 2

Dimension the main components.

14 april 2021 Read more

SMPS (Switched Mode Power Supply) – Part 1

Designing SMPS (Switched Mode Power Supply) is becoming less common as modules with integrated coils are getting better and smaller. When making your own SMPS designs, you have to consider costs, space and EMC. In this short series of articles, we want to give you some guidelines on different aspects of buck, boost and buck/boost SMPS designs so that you can choose one, develop and integrate it into your designs without any problems.

19 november 2020 Read more

Sprinting while walking is enough

Walk, run or sprint. We do it all for our customers. We develop products at the pace our customer needs. Regularly take a step more or faster, but never less or slower.

19 maart 2020 Read more

He Wanted To Prove A Point, And What He Did Next Is Amazing!

Since you are here, you will have noticed that our website is designed in cartoon style. This not only resonates with our company name, it also brings across part of our viewpoint in doing business: Have fun working whenever you can, but be serious about what you deliver.

16 juli 2019 Read more