Novel approaches to end node power supply design using switched-mode converters can enable a wireless end node to operate from a CR2032 lithium coin cell with up to +20 dBm transmit power.
June 25, 2019 by Josh Norem, Silicon Labs
This article explores how RISC-V, combined with open-source collaboration and standards, is enabling innovation and purpose-built technologies among software engineers, system architects, CTOs, and board designers. It also touches on the possible impact that RISC-V and open source trends could have on the future of data-centric application experiences.
March 20, 2019 by Ted Marena, Western Digital
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 onsemi