When developing lighting and indicator devices, surface mounted diode (SMD) LEDs offer a variety of benefits. Learn the options available—including multi-color SMD LEDs—and the advantages they provide.
February 16, 2023 by Mario Davila and Alan Sanchez, VCC
Designing smart home devices involves numerous challenges. In this article, learn the important limitations of today’s smart home technologies and how sensor fusion helps smooth the way.
January 19, 2023 by Paul Lee, Infineon Technologies
Incompatible smart home products can be problematic for both customers and device manufacturers. Matter is a vendor-independent unifying standard that closes the gap between smart home ecosystems.
July 01, 2022 by Sujata Neidig, NXP Semiconductors
OT (operational technology) and IT (informational technology) may have different real-time needs, but they're merged in the TSN (time-sensitive networking) Ethernet-based standards. Learn about the theory and hardware involved in implementing TSN in industrial network design.
August 12, 2021 by Christian Castel, NXP
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
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
Learn about the benefits of time-sensitive networking (TSN) and how engineers use it to ensure that an industrial system is ready for the future. This article focuses on three members of the set of TSN standards.
January 19, 2021 by Jeff Steinheider, NXP Semiconductors
Learn about the widely used methods for filtering and processing data samples in the time domain while taking a closer look at the Dual Biquad IIR engine of the PowerQuad unit in the LPC55S69 MCU.
December 03, 2020 by Eli Hughes, NXP Semiconductors