This article shows how to implement an analog PID controller, including adjusting of the angular position of a DC motor shaft, editing the design to control its speed, and tuning PID parameters for reliable performance.
August 14, 2018 by Mahmoud Hamdy, Brightskies Technologies
This app note implements a binary parity generator and checker with two data input variants, a parallel data input, and a serial data input. It describes the implemented logic, GreenPAKs implementation, and the obtained results.
June 12, 2018 by Dialog Semiconductor
Historically, FPGAs have been challenging to work with. To combat that reputation, Xilinx developed programmable devices that simplify—and accelerate—the implementation of customized hardware development.
June 08, 2018 by Xilinx
Quad flat no-lead and discrete (or dual) flat no-lead packages provide a welcome increase in component density on a PCB area by eliminating leads. However, the solder connection quality cannot be tested by automated optical inspection. This article explores solutions to this often costly problem.
May 31, 2018 by Hans-Jürgen Funke, Nexperia
This article outlines traditional half-duplex RS-485 configurations and then presents new alternatives for simplifying the control interface by eliminating the required control lines and software control code.
May 29, 2018 by Bonnie Baker, Maxim Integrated
SoCs with programmable logic are an essential element of real-time embedded vision systems. Designers can capitalize on the power and efficiency of Xilinx's Zynq Ultrascale+ MPSoC devices to implement their designs using Avnet's Embedded Vision Kits and the Xilinx reVISION stack.
May 18, 2018 by Xilinx
Connected industrial machines can sense a wide array of information used to make key decisions within the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). A sensor within an edge node can be spatially far removed from any data aggregation point. It must connect through a gateway that links edge data with a network.
January 09, 2018 by Ian Beavers, Analog Devices
The growing use of wireless data is driving demand for communication systems that can transmit more data with greater energy efficiency, in order to both cut operating costs and, in mobile devices, to increase battery life.
December 19, 2017 by Ampleon
Designing for the IoT comes with a unique set of challenges that require unique hardware solutions to overcome. Learn how smart passive sensors (SPSs)—sensors that function without a battery and without a microcontroller—are an example of IoT-specific design.
December 05, 2017 by ON Semiconductor
Integrated RF agile transceivers are not only widely employed in software-defined radio (SDR) architectures in cellular telephone base stations, such as multiservice distributed access system (MDAS) and small cell, but also for wireless HD video transmission for industrial, commercial, and military applications, such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
November 07, 2017 by Wei Zhou, Analog Devices
The next step of wide-area wireless connection is to bring the power of wireless to machine type communications (MTC). This will drive a revolution in services that will span sectors as diverse as manufacturing, city management, transportation, and energy.
October 17, 2017 by Emmanuel Gresset, CEVA
There is a trend beginning for a whole new network of smart devices to listen and respond to requests for all rooms of your smart home so you don't have to hear "I'm sorry, I didn't get that" anymore.
October 10, 2017 by Morgan Lollar, Texas Instruments
In this multipart industrial IoT series, we will break down and explore the fundamental aspects of the edge node interpretation within the larger IoT framework: sensing, measuring, interpreting, and connecting data, with additional consideration for power management and security.
September 26, 2017 by Ian Beavers, Analog Devices
The industrial Internet of Things (IoT) encompasses the broad transformation underway that will make pervasive sensing across connected machines not just a competitive advantage, but an essential fundamental service. The industrial IoT starts with the edge node, which is the sensing and measurement entry point of interest.
September 12, 2017 by Ian Beavers, Analog Devices