Sensors from Infineon and Analog Devices play a large roll in deveoping automatic breaking technology in automobiles.
A discussion on thermal conductivity, how to calculate it, and how to best remove heat energy from electrical components to prolong their lives.
Unique functions of Linear Tech's novel DC/DC controllers with a working example of a negative-to-negative and a negative-to-positive DC/DC conversion solution.
Stadiums are utilizing LED lights because they offer benefits like longer light emission, more uniform lighting, and a wider variety of lighting options.
Options for the design of secure wireless access control systems using the sub-GHz ISM bands, such as Z-wave, are looked at to keep costs low.
Discuss authentication of IoT nodes in embedded systems as well as hardware and software features used in MCUs and how they help increase security.
USB 3.0 standard components from Assmann WSW have definite benefits over USB 2.0, including faster data speed and device charging.
The four Nano Modules allow designers to add new features, maintain high efficiency, address radiated EMI requirements, and fit into smaller form factors.
Learn key requirements and common techniques to aid you in selecting the optimal close for your control-loop design.
Anti-islanding protection is essential to ensure that grid-tied energy harvesting systems cut their connection to the grid when the grid itself loses power.
Safety at work has become ingrained in the industrial culture and is viewed as important for workers and employers looking to benefit from a good safety record.
Line-monitoring circuits drive safety-cutout and protection systems within industrial controls and require suitable power sensors and analog front-ends.
A passive network of inductors and capacitors can provide much of the power supply filtering required for an Industrial IoT firewall system.
Reviewing the use of RF to heat (as with inductive stove tops), weld, and seal metallic objects with electromagnetic induction along with the parts used.
Learn about ARM TrustZone which is a near off-the-shelf IP security solution for 32-bit designs from ARM Holdings Ltd.
Learn how the emergence of smart meters has created additional opportunities for theft and enabled a broader set of sophisticated tamper-detection mechanisms.
The basics of linear and switching power supplies, along with their benefits, are discussed with emphasis on Semtech products.
An outline of recent advances in safety light curtains including higher light intensity, variable range/resolution, high reliability, and lower cost.
Review of antenna types including wire, whip, and PC board and the key atrributes and considerations for choosing an antenna for IoT or mobile applications.
Learn how ultra-thin sensors are being employed in a wide variety of health, safety, and environmental applications where size matters and less is more.
How and why Sight Diagnostics selected TRINAMIC’s off-the-shelf TMCM-6110 stepper module for the Parasight Platform malaria detection machine.
A brief history of power modules and why today’s devices are superior to discrete solutions for many different applications.
A consideration of the selection criteria and design constraints for IR LEDs used in CCTV camera systems, particularly for applications such as access control.
Cypress nvSRAM enables authorized access through password entry and can take action to protect or destroy sensitive data on detection of a tamper attempt.
Six thermal measurement methods are reviewed: resistance thermometer, thermocouple, diode/transistor, optical probe, infrared and liquid crystal thermography.
An overview of the Freescale Kinetis KL03 family and how it fits into the Internet of Things (IoT).
Techniques such as spread-spectrum power control and slew-rate control can reduce EMI for low power IoT applications for minimal noise interference.
Learn the origins of the CIE color space and how it is used to aid in the development and characterization of modern LEDs.
Adopting of Bluetooth Smart Ready in portable devices has led to BLE as a popular choice for wearable products which need controllers such as Cypress’s PSoC®4.
A look at modern high-speed wireless links and the security measures they can carry with them to try and assure that data and property are secure and guarded.
Discover MCU families, including some of Microchip’s PIC products, that provide Ethernet connectivity while keeping cost at a minimum.
Understanding the power requirements of BLE communications and review of the available dedicated ICs and complete drop-in module solutions.
Cicoil’s Extruded Flexx-Sil™ cable is typically in a flat form factor, but can be extruded in other shapes for specific needs, such as in snug-fit applications.
When selecting LEDs for street light applications, several parameters must be addressed including the efficiency, efficacy, and features municipalities desire.
Designers can protect IoT systems from tampering in many ways including design techniques and implementing physically unclonable functions (PUF).
Discover how sensors are making the world a healthier and safer place in applications ranging from heart-rate monitors to vehicle-crash detectors.
FPGA SoC offerings from manufacturers including Cypress, Altera, and Xilinx for the integration of FPGA and processor core technology.
The use of devices including energy transducers, power management ICs, and sensors to ensure safety of public infrastructure.
How silicon vendors help wearables designers extend battery life by offering power-frugal displays, MCUs, silicon radios, and power-management chips designed.
A study of the heat loads for an outdoor LED-based lighting system using analytical modeling to determine the feasibility of the design with solar heat load.
RF health treatment technologies promote healing and wellness. Components from Crystek and ADI can be used to design test systems and finished products.
A key issue of IoT security is access control including insecure web interfaces, weak authentication, and web services presenting open ports to the Internet.
A look at how components on a printed circuit board thermally couple and the design considerations that help minimize heat dissipation problems.
An analysis of circuit board air flow measurement techniques and the considerations required to obtain an accurate reading in this complex environment.
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Network protection of lighting control systems - against hacking, tampering and vandalism - can take many forms, starting at the device or node level.
The DC nature of renewable sources, particularly in distributed systems, demands the measurement of power with ammeters using precision shunt resistors.
Clock oscillator selection considerations, addressing the challenge of jitter, and product offerings from manufacturers including Silicon Labs and Peregrine.
Improved system efficiency via lower power, reduced board space, improved processing, or increased flexibility by allocating functions between MCUs and FPGAs.
The options are explored for using energy harvesting and power management to provide power for IoT connected encrypted wireless access control systems.
The technique of hot binning LEDs including the advantages and examples from Cree, OSRAM, and Philips Lumileds.
Reviewing integrated step-down DC/DC converter modules from TI, Linear Tech, and Intersil which have minimized the number of external passives.
Surface acoustic wave (SAW) filters offer an optimal combination of performance, cost, and size and are used in a variety of wireless applications.
The integration of sensors in the farming business has helped farmers increase farm profitability, accuracy, and reliability.
The importance of choosing MCUs with advanced data and design security and safety features in IoT applications.
Using available power-on reset and other and specialized energy-harvesting devices allows engineers to ensure power-up of MCU-based energy-harvesting designs.
A short review of power supply vendor announcements in 2014 of developments to decrease size and maintain reliability with improved thermal management.
An outline of the soldering process. Which substrates are best for which applications, type of flux to use, soldering methods, and more are discussed.
The use of miniaturization technologies in GPS modules to accommodate the demands of smaller, lighter devices and still offer long battery life.
The use of oxygen and methane gas sensors to detect low to deadly levels of toxic gases in mines. Sensors include Parallax's MQ-2 and Honeywell's KGZ-10.
A range of capacitive touch components from Atmel, TI, NXP, and LESENSE help provide a solution for accuracy and durability in MCU applications.
Engineers are using available FRAM-based memory and MCU devices when designing long lasting, ultra low-power and low energy-harvesting applications.
Power factor correction (PFC) and primary-side regulation (PSR) are used to help to simplify and lower the costs of LED designs.
An inductor's size and technical merits play an important role in switching-regulator designs but also have its tradeoffs.
Wireless charging technologies and components from TDK and Vishay help create quicker and easier wireless charging solutions.
Implementing proper security in IoT applications is essential to prevent unwanted sources from gaining sensitive information.
Maxwell Technologies, Inc. discusses their ultracapacitors and their potential uses for voltage stabilization in automotive and large-scale industrial markets.
Energy harvesting-based wireless sensor network and ultra-low power portable product security options open to developers.
Proactive planning for can help engineers to more quickly and efficiently detect and solve a design’s potential ESD issues.
Flyback converter designs that include second stage LC filters help meet them to meet regulatory emissions requirements.
Directional couplers sample a very small portion of the RF power going to an antenna to help a device optimally manage the gain of its PA stage.
Sensor fusion addresses the high accuracy, reliability, small form-factor, and low cost requirements with solutions available from Omron, ams, and TI.
The IoT presents the idea of indiscriminate connectivity, making it vulnerable to diverse threats, requiring security features in many shapes and sizes.
AMP memebers, CUI, Ericsson, and Murata, are using newer and higher standards to create a multi-source business environment for digital power supplies.
Consider the pros and cons of various wireless lighting standards in IoT applications and seek practical network set up design tips.
The key security issues of RF systems, the added design and development complexity and the security implications of different IoT implementations are discussed.
Part 2 of updates to the previously published “Five Senses of Sensors” articles includes advances in sensor technology regarding touch and vision.
Learn how to select the correct MCU based on key necessary features for implementation and the use of a power-estimation tool.
Specialized PMICs from suppliers including ADI, Intersil, Linear Tech, and TI address the needs of energy-harvesting applications irregular energy output.
Charging options including TI’s bq25100 single-cell Li-ion charger for charging wearable devices while keeping space limitations in mind.
Texas Instruments’ WEBENCH® LED Designer aids in LED system design including choice of LEDs and drivers, analysis, optimization, simulation, and fine tuning.
Low-cost FM solutions from suppliers including Silicon Labs as well as Phase Shift Keying , Frequency Shift Keying , and simple carrier On/Off Keying.
Reviewing the senses of sensors and how they mimic human smell, taste, and hearing along with advances in sensor technology due to the emergence of IoT.
Review of USB basics along with the key features and differentiated functions available in the MCU families.
Building effective submetering solutions by utilizing MCUs and metering ICs from suppliers including Atmel, Freescale, and STMicro, among others.
Power converter designers increase the density and decrease the package size of computer servers by using advanced control and novel SIP techniques.
LED manufacturers Toshiba and Cree are now using silicon in the production of their LEDs to help lower the expenses associated with purchasing LED products.
Review of disposable-transmitter-radio design including issues, protocols, parts, and techniques useful for this type of design.
Understanding load sensor operating principles and likely error sources can help with selection and installation, ensuring accurate measurement and reliability.
Overview of design requirements and considerations for energy-harvesting applications as well as component solutions from Silicon Labs, Microchip, and Cymbet.
Sources of energy harvesting power, the resulting energy budgets, and how this influences the encryption architecture and the choice of controller.
The special power requirements of FPGAs, how to design a power supply for these clever chips, and a selection of power modules targeted at FPGA applications.