Learn about the features and get an overview of Fairchild’s quick and inexpensive platform for evaluating and application of the three-phase APM.
Learn how Pi and T filters reject or pass bands complying with specific standards, allow multi-standard transmission, and available choices and characteristics.
A look at weather sensors including Amphenol’s ChipCap2, Honeywell’s HIH-5030/4031 series, and Microchip’s TC1047 and TC1047A sensors.
Automotive safety-critical applications implement dual processors operating in lockstep, protecting the system from a single fault causing system-wide failure.
A look at the technology of kinetic energy recovery systems (KERS) to harvest energy from the motion of a vehicle including the different types of technologies.
Applications and topologies that benefit from switching inverting regulators serving as alternatives to conventional buck/boost regulators.
Taiyo Yuden's advanced, high value MLCC products provide performance and price benefits over traditional polymer capacitors.
Low-cost RF technologies supported by NXP and Analog Devices make it possible for police, military, and civilians to see through walls.
Why trending medical applications rely on high reliability and high quality sensors from Freescale and Honeywell to meet state of the art medical standards.
Using anti-tamper techniques in modern microcontrollers (MCUs) helps to protect an MCU's design IP from hardware hackers.
New buck-boost DC/DC converters are easy-to-use, have jitter-free transition, are highly efficient, and may be used for a variety of applications.
Advanced technology allows automotive LEDs to have high performance and be highly reliable to meet the strict standards of the automotive industry.
In part 3 of the disposable radios series, single-chip radio transceivers that embed a microcontroller alongside the radio for higher performance are examined.
External memory interfaces help expand the capabilities of MCUs, saving design time and costs and improve system performance.
Cypress offers F-RAM, a high-performance and reliability but low-cost automotive infotainment replacement for EEPROMs.
Higher power, higher efficiency, and other benefits of using GaN-based eighth-brick converters.
Evolution of LED packaging and how Chip-Scale Package (CSP) LEDs allow designers to create new, compact form factors.
An overview of the capacitor classification schemes and an introduction to some of the newest Vishay disc capacitors optimized for automotive applications.
A look at several wireless sensor solutions along with supporting development/demo kits and architectural and protocol choices and their pros and cons.
Personal health monitoring devices must be small, unobtrusive, low power, and easy to maintain with secure wireless connectivity and wireless charging.
Learn how accurate power-line monitoring has emerged as a critical requirement not only centrally within the power grid itself but also at its edges.
Heat and electromagnetic emissions are viable sources of information for an attacker allowing hackers to do side-channel analysis to reverse engineer a system.
Learn how critical insight and application expertise are essential from vendors in sensing and connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT).
The balun, a variation of a specialized RF transformer, resolves the challenge of interfacing differential RF circuits to single-ended ones.
Learn about the Industry 4.0 revolution and how it’s being fueled by sensor advancement including products from Omron, SparkFun, and Freescale.
Finding the correct mix of feature-rich, low-cost implementations by efficient use of SPI-style peripherals for optimal board space, power, and performance.
Design considerations including thermal, mechanical, and electrical effects for a forced convection cooling system for a chassis or cabinet application.
LEDs from Cree focus on providing higher light output, reliability, and consistency while reducing total system costs.
Use of a switching regulator and an LDO in a connected, wireless product while controlling linear regulator noise.
A survey of research and frameworks on various technologies and techniques required for Industry 4.0 and Industrial IoT (IIoT) communication and security.
Sensor fusion somponents and technologies help create contextual awareness for a variety of applications including smartphones and industrial applications.
View detailed considerations for selecting complete solutions from MCU suppliers including TI, STMicro, and Microchip.
Learn how the combination of the smart grid and distributed power generation systems has driven requirements for smart protection relays.
Learn about the cost, design simplicity, power consumption and longevity for high-drive current LED applications.
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.