2017 is already upon us, but it’s worth taking a look back at the past year in addition to forecasting the future. The articles mentioned below were all popular on Electronic Design(albeit biased toward my coverage of the embedded space). The challenge with this type of approach is that articles written recently tend not to show up until next year’s list, like my recent coverage of RISC-V. Still, there are noticeable trends and I have grouped similar articles together. While you may already have seen some, hopefully there are a couple that you may have missed. Rest assured, all are worth a look.