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
From mechanical latches and liquid flow restrictors to the earliest radio tuners and volume adjusters, rotary controls have been a mainstay of effective interface design. Learn more about rotary controls for modern hardware interfaces.
February 02, 2022 by Max Burk, ALMAX
Human machine interfaces (HMIs) often incorporate light indicators. One option for HMI indicator technology is light pipes. In this article, learn some of the design considerations for choosing and using light pipes.
January 14, 2022 by Sannah Vinding, VCC
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
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
This article discusses how the use of three key design methods utilized in optocouplers improves galvanic isolation performance and presents an accompanying high voltage surge test as proof.
January 14, 2020 by Lim Shiun Pi, Broadcom Inc
Critical to the success of any product is its user experience. From household appliances through to websites, the ones that succeed are both functional and easy–or even enjoyable–to use.
July 18, 2017 by Scott Soong, Pervasive Displays
Delivering screen innovations that offer noticeably better experiences for end users is an increasingly difficult challenge for manufacturers of all types of devices, from smartwatches and smartphones to PCs, televisions and home cinema.
May 30, 2017 by Robert Huntley, Mouser