This article provides designers with recommendations for protection and low-power control components for power outlet design that both prevent overloads from damaging sensitive circuitry and maximize device efficiency.
January 26, 2021 by Ryan Sheahen, Littelfuse
This article explores the IEC 60730 Class B standard for functional safety to address both mechanical and electrical design in appliances. Learn what the standard entails and controllers to help meet these standards.
December 01, 2020 by Chad Solomon, Microchip Technology
NXP’s i.MX 8M Plus applications processor enables machine learning and intelligent vision for consumer applications and the industrial edge. Learn about the features of this processor and how it can be used in embedded vision systems.
October 22, 2020 by Jeff Steinheider, NXP Semiconductors
Autonomous drones and robots utilize small motors. These fast-spinning mini motors require miniature encoders and IC package sizes. This article shows how an optical sinusoidal encoder provides a higher resolution and increased speeds with a 2x3 mm dual simultaneous-sampling SAR-ADC.
August 11, 2020 by Bonnie Baker, Maxim Integrated
With the adoption of artificial intelligence and machine learning in a wide variety of applications, reliability verification of AI/ML processors is critical since failures can have major consequences for the validity and legitimacy of AI/ML technology.
January 21, 2020 by Neel Natekar, Mentor
3GPP Release 16 holds the promise to make high precision location services cheaper and more reliable. Exploiting new signal properties in combination with a variety of non-cellular technologies could enable forms of hybrid positioning.
April 02, 2019 by Sylvia Lu, u-blox
The Bel Fuse 0AD family of fuses are small fuses with very high AC and DC voltage ratings and interrupting ratings. The fuses leverage advanced materials and processing to shrink the fuse size without sacrificing electrical performance or physical integrity.
February 01, 2019 by Bel Fuse
This article looks at a solution to add additional USB charging ports to a vehicle using a single chip containing all the necessary parts and delivers 5V to the device.
July 10, 2018 by Nazzareno Rossetti, Maxim Integrated
This article reviews the fundamental features of an effective protection scheme, highlights the shortcoming of a typical protection implementation—such as a high bill of materials and PC board size occupation—and introduces a new family of integrated, highly flexible protection ICs that address these concerns.
June 05, 2018 by Maxim Integrated
This 12-part “Resolving the Signal” series aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of noise in delta-sigma ADCs. In part 1 of this series, I’ll focus on ADC noise fundamentals.
January 23, 2018 by Bryan Lizon, Texas Instruments
In this installation of the "Protect Your Ports! Top Design Tips to Keep Your Communications Connected" series, we'll discuss low-speed interfaces and power supply circuits—including audio/video ports, DC power supplies, and more—as well as various methods of how to protect them.
July 11, 2021 by Todd Phillips
This article provides an introduction to microcontroller power management concepts. The NXP i.MX RT500 family of crossover MCUs will be used to provide examples of how these power management concepts can be employed by embedded developers in their applications.
July 08, 2021 by Alejandra Guzman, NXP Semiconductors
In this second installment of the "Protect Your Ports! Top Design Tips to Keep Your Communications Connected" series, we explore what protecting high-speed interfaces looks like, including USB, HDMI, DisplayPort, and eSATA.
June 29, 2021 by Todd Phillips
Learn about multi-threaded programs, developing applications using the XOS real-time operating system, resource sharing with semaphores, and how NXP's i.MX RT500 family of microcontrollers help engineers design DSP-enabled smart devices.
June 24, 2021 by Jason Tseng, NXP Semiconductors
This article discusses the use of an encoder to ensure accurate ongoing tracking of a motor's rotor shaft and the key factors that will help in the selection of the encoder based on different parameters.
March 16, 2021 by Jason Kelly, CUI Devices
This article discusses some concepts for ensuring motion detector designs will be robust to external disturbances by presenting an infrared detector assembly that can significantly reduce the parts count and improve product performance and reliability.
February 23, 2021 by Ryan Sheahen, Littelfuse
Leveraging board-level cameras offer a variety of benefits. To help identify the right mix of features and design elements, here are some factors to consider when selecting and designing in an embedded machine vision camera.
February 11, 2021 by Brian Cha, FLIR