Designers of microcontroller applications can improve performance and lower cost by using flashless microcontrollers and external octal SPI XiP flash memory.
Electronic motor controllers require an encoder to detect rotor position and/or speed. Does the encoder need to be incremental, absolute or commutation?
Safety-relevant industrial IoT applications are subject to strict regulatory guidelines, posing great challenges for developers of industrial IoT applications.
Apply MEMS based RF switches to better address the space, flexibility, and switching speed of advanced wireless applications.
Commercial Bluetooth 5.1 protocol stacks and hardware are available for use as the basis of precise RF direction finding for location service applications.
Create a low-cost gesture controller using the Broadcom APDS-9960 IR optical sensor module.
Louvered filter fan kits are specifically designed to filter and prevent foreign objects such as dust, dirt and moisture from entering cabinets and enclosures.
MOSFETs using silicon carbide (SiC) technology, supported by appropriate drivers, offer the performance to meet the challenging needs of EVs.
Use a single HMP processor to meet ultra-low-power requirements in demanding applications that require both real-time and applications processing capabilities.
Developers can rapidly implement machine learning based speech and object recognition designs using MicroPython and a neural network processing module.
Quickly get a BLDC motor up and running with a one-stop microcontroller, development kit and software combination package.
Discrete op amps solve front-end signal conditioning requirements for precision applications but must be selected and applied with care.
Use commercial Bluetooth 5.1 protocol stacks and hardware for precise RF direction finding for location service applications.
16-bit microcontrollers offer a power, performance, and addressable memory sweet spot between 8-bit and 32-bit microcontrollers.
AC/DC or board-mount DC/DC converters provide power for medical devices. This article explains why isolation might be needed and which safety standards apply.
How to use zero delay clock buffers to eliminate clock skew and guarantee minimum system clock timing errors in high-performance digital systems.
Used correctly, current-output DACs provide precise, reliable control of low current levels for many transducer and control applications.
A thermoelectric module, also known as a Peltier module, can enable a compact, lightweight, and power-efficient thermal management solution.
Design an ultra-high-precision TIA front-end to accurately and reliably capture small photodetector currents in spectrophotometric instrumentation.
Use analog switches and multiplexers to route multiple sensors to a common ADC or processor to reduce power, BOM cost, and space.
Use a microcontroller that combines a general-purpose processor core with specialized hardware designed to support the extended security lifecycle in embedded designs.
Build more reliable systems by using F-RAM devices that offer the bus speed of random access memory and data retention endurance beyond EEPROM or flash memory.
Build small, low-cost, low-power Bluetooth accessories faster using a single-chip Bluetooth microcontroller.
Achieve accurate temperature readings with a thermistor using a resistor and a precision analog microcontroller.
The Arduino Starter Kit has everything engineers and non-engineers need to become a “maker” and join a world of electronics-based creativity and innovation.
Proper use of a carefully selected voltage reference ensures analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog conversion accuracy and optimum system performance.
Use a microcontroller that extends a general-purpose processor core with specialized hardware for secure, low-power designs able to handle complex workloads.
Use a Zen Gecko Z-Wave 700 series module with a dev kit to simplify design and reduce compliance testing for this popular but complex mesh network protocol.
The Broadcom ACNT optocouplers family offers 15 mm creepage and 14.2 mm clearance for high voltage isolation applications.
Developers can get started with real-time operating systems (RTOSs) for the IoT using readily available microcontroller platforms.
Use a smart sensor with an integrated machine learning core to detect complex movement sequences for low-power, always-on motion tracking.
A fingerprint identification sensor combined with a microcontroller board with an LCD lets developers quickly and easily add access security to IoT networks.
A beamforming array containing multiple MEMS microphones can eliminate ambient noise by boosting sounds coming from a certain direction and attenuating others.
A mini drone kit and associated open-source software offer a comprehensive introduction to drone flight dynamics and control algorithms.
Use the latest CAN bus transceiver features to ramp automotive data rates, enhance reliability, and greatly improve security, while reducing cost and weight.
Use IEC 61000-4-5 surge immunity tested TVS diodes for an inexpensive and simple to design in circuit protection solution for CAN bus applications.
Accurately and reliably capture a motor control resolver’s angular position and velocity with a high-resolution resolver-to-digital converter.
Apply UARTs for reliable long distance serial communications for industrial applications using RS-232, RS-422, and RS-485.
Use external serial flash memory for a lookup table in a microcontroller instead of internal flash to simplify system upgrades and increase performance.
Make the most of the higher operating temperatures and switching frequencies of SiC and GaN wide bandgap components for electric vehicle (EV) power systems.
Use Acconeer’s advanced radar sensing technology and dev kit to simplify implementation of millimeter resolution distance and motion sensing in smart products.
Use IEEE 802.3bt High-Power PoE Controllers and Interfaces to Extend Power-over-Ethernet to New Applications.
The simpler and more efficient way to expand microcontroller program memory space is to use external SPI XiP flash memory, and here’s how to do it.
The audio jack is an industry-standard connector that has many potential uses in addition to providing basic audio connectivity.
Design a precise, accurate, low noise analog front-end for multiple sensors in a factory automation environment.
Alorium’s XLR8 and Snō dev boards provide yet another simple and inexpensive way to make use of an FPGA’s real-time abilities in embedded system designs.
High voltage op amps are essential in many applications but choosing and using them effectively requires attention to functional details.
Developers need only power up an IoT development board to explore an end-to-end application securely connected from the IoT device to Google Cloud.
How to build a low-power Bluetooth wireless clinical-grade digital thermometer to transmit body temperature to a mobile application over extended periods.
Integrating machine learning and decision tree processing into IMUs can offload real-time position and movement processing from the host application processor.
Using Bridgetek’s BT81x series chips can take a huge processing burden off of the system MCU.
Use integrated driver and eGaN power stages to simplify the design of high frequency, high energy density switch-mode power supplies.
The new IEC 62368-1 safety standard goes into effect December 20, 2020. Take a look at the main principles behind it and how to best manage the transition.
Developers can protect their development tools from errant hardware by following some isolation best practices.
Quickly design a wireless device that is compatible and interoperable with multiple competing mesh network standards.
A development board provides a comprehensive environment for rapidly creating FPGA-based designs without conventional FPGA programming steps.
Don’t wait for 5G: Ready-made 4G LTE modules and associated development kits simplify remote IoT product development and shorten time to market, now.
Use ADI’s self-interrogating AD7124 to ensure sensor data integrity for critical industrial, commercial, and consumer applications.
Secure water resources by quickly acquiring accurate turbidity measurements with the right analog front-end photo-sensing system.
Use the NXP i.MX 8M Mini family with its 14 nm FinFET process for high performance applications and real-time embedded processing for smart products.
How to use log amplifiers to compress wide dynamic range signals to make them compatible with linear processing elements like digitizers.
Use the right direct digital synthesizer (DDS) for accurate and stable analog waveforms with both phase and frequency agility.
A tiny module offers a drop-in solution for adding both one-lead ECG and pulse oximetry to low-power mobile devices.
The automotive industry development of a secondary 48 V electrical system requires extensive isolations for safety and insulation control.
Adafruit’s CircuitPython brings the increasingly popular Python programming language to inexpensive, embedded microcontroller dev boards.
Use the Microchip Technology AC164160 Google Cloud Evaluation Board and sensor IoT endpoint solution to quickly and securely connect to Cloud IoT storage.
With multicolor LEDs, designers can replace multiple LEDs with just one to save space, power, and cost, while quickly adding value to an embedded system.
To develop intelligent and sophisticated robot systems requires innovative analog and embedded technologies and Texas Instruments offers some helpful products.
A look at a selection of Texas Instruments products that can assist in designing products to fill the needs and demands of tomorrow’s smart solutions.
Use a high-speed 16-bit, SAR ADC to accelerate digital x-ray system throughput while maintaining accuracy and resolution.
Designers can add an external DAC to a microcontroller that enhances system functionality while conserving board space.
Developers can easily create a battery-free wireless switch using an ultra-low-power Bluetooth 5.0 module and pushbutton energy harvester.
Cable choices for the Industrial IoT demand careful attention to physical and electrical considerations such as conductor types, shielding, and flexibility.
A 6 x 6 mm module and software provide a drop-in solution for low-power, low-cost, long-range IoT connectivity using LoRaWAN technology.
The solid state relay (SSR) is a safe, versatile, rugged on/off switch between a low level control signal and an AC/DC load, but needs to be applied carefully.
Increasing numbers of devices utilize microphones to capture sound. Two of the most commonly used microphone technologies are MEMS and ECM.
Developers can avoid tearing up their designs by expanding their microcontroller’s I/O using readily available, discrete expansion ICs.
Developers can add the range and accuracy of mmWave radar-based detection to their systems using a single device and accompanying software.
The Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) is popular as a simple, low-cost interface between multiple devices such as microcontrollers, sensors, and actuators.
By using a FRAM-based microcontroller instead of flash-based, designers can reduce the power required to update firmware over a LoRaWAN wireless network.
A core understanding of oscillators and their function and differences is needed to select and apply them correctly to meet design requirements.
A modular system design provides a compact solution to emerging requirements for next generation PLCs.
Use a second photodiode to increase a pulse oximeter’s dynamic range to 16 bits.
Developers can implement the basic analog interfaces required in many wearable and IoT designs using only an MCU and a few passive components.
Developers can rapidly deploy sensor hardware and software needed to build sophisticated solutions for industrial predictive maintenance.
Use advanced LDOs to maximize IoT sensor battery life while easing complexity and lowering cost.
Solid state temperature sensors are well suited for IoT applications due their small size, accuracy, linearity, low power, and ease of interfacing.
IMU software determines precise position from IMU sensor data and is used in embedded applications ranging from consumer to industrial, medical, and military.
Funnel amplifiers allow high side current measurements in systems where the load’s power supply operates at a higher voltage than the measurement circuitry.
Designers can add an external secure EEPROM to a microcontroller that provides an efficient way to protect sensitive data from hackers.
Pulse oximeters require special attention to their LED drive electronics to ensure low noise and low distortion for accurate measurements.
Using a security IC and a software library, developers can employ a more efficient approach to mutual authentication required for IoT security.
A heat sink's role is in creating a larger surface area on a heat-producing device, allowing for more efficient transfer of heat out and into its surroundings.
Developers should consider these low-power processor and board solutions to implement efficient machine learning on IoT devices at the network edge.
Developers can use low-cost boards and specialized LEDs to build a complete greenhouse control system.
Using multiple tiny DC-DC regulators in a design rather than fewer larger regulators can save board space and provide improved system performance.
Second generation GNSS modules offer faster satellite acquisition and better positional accuracy while becoming easier to design in.
USB-C™ cables and connectors can cope with the power required for a device such as a laptop, negating the need to carry numerous cables for different uses.
Use switched capacitor filters to lower parts count and get greater accuracy, temperature stability, and reliability compared to passive or active RC filters.
Use highly integrated modular gate drives to save BLDC motor control circuit space and make it easier to control MOSFET switching for optimum performance.