Intermediate Bus Architecture is an emerging method that power designers are using to conserve PCB space. This article discusses the solution benefits and tradeoffs of adopting this technique, and how it may be scaled to address application-specific requirements.
July 07, 2020 by Tamara Lin, Intel
This article introduces Severe Environment Testing (SET), a safety testing standard that bridges the gap between a full MIL-STD product and a COTS product to provide additional confidence in the safety of a COTS product.
November 19, 2019 by Brian Niehoff, Samtec
Power system designers are constantly under pressure because they are tasked with developing highly adaptive solutions that comply with today’s operating environments without interrupting design-to-manufacture cycles.
June 28, 2019 by MINMAX
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
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 describes the state of the semiconductor technology that is enabling new developments with shorter gate length GaAs and GaN transistors, circuit design considerations to achieve optimum performance, and examples of both GaAs and GaN wideband power amplifiers (PAs) that demonstrate today’s technology.
November 14, 2017 by Keith Benson, Analog Devices
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
This article provides an overview of access control topology in smart homes and industrial buildings by covering the various protection and sensing solutions engineers can use in their designs.
November 17, 2020 by Ryan Sheahen, Littelfuse
Designers must consider processing temperatures, producibility, and solder joint integrity of every component as well as higher I/O connectors. This article looks at ways to enable smaller component footprints for high-density PCBs.
November 03, 2020 by Brian Niehoff, Samtec
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
This article looks at semiconductor technologies that are driving EV chargers, including high-voltage semiconductor switches, power converters, and multi-level complex power stages.
October 06, 2020 by Jayanth Rangaraju, Texas Instruments
This article looks at digit detection and recognition using MNIST eIQ as an example, which consists of several parts — the digit recognition is performed by a TensorFlow Lite model, and a GUI is used to increase the usability of the i.MX RT1060 device.
September 22, 2020 by David Piskula, NXP Semiconductors
In this article, we discuss some key security threats to be aware of when designing for the IoT, important security functions, and how protecting these designs is becoming easier with advances in security ICs.
September 15, 2020 by Scott Jones, Maxim Integrated
In this article, learn how to enable I2C by allowing the LPC55S69 MCU on the E1 board to communicate with a Bosch BME280 environmental sensor present on the Microe Weather click module.
September 10, 2020 by Mark Dunnett, on Behalf of NXP
Floating-gate Flash circuitry is only embedded in devices fabricated at 40nm or earlier nodes, so it is not embedded in the most advanced, highest-performance processors. For secure code and data storage, designers, therefore, have to specify an external device that contains secure memory capacity.
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