In this installation of the "Protect Your Ports! Top Design Tips to Keep Your Communications Connected" series, we'll discuss low-speed interfaces and power supply circuits—including audio/video ports, DC power supplies, and more—as well as various methods of how to protect them.
July 11, 2021 by Todd Phillips
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 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
Stepper motors work well in a wide range of applications but can struggle with torque ripple and current distortion issues. Learn about QuietStep, a proprietary algorithm from Allegro MicroSystems, as a possible solution.
February 02, 2021 by Dan Jacques, Allegro MicroSystems
This article provides designers with recommendations for protection and low-power control components for power outlet design that both prevent overloads from damaging sensitive circuitry and maximize device efficiency.
January 26, 2021 by Ryan Sheahen, Littelfuse
This article explores components that protect and control their circuits in smart home security applications, specifically components for protecting wired and wireless security cameras and wired doorbell cameras.
December 22, 2020 by Ryan Sheahen, Littelfuse
This article explores the IEC 60730 Class B standard for functional safety to address both mechanical and electrical design in appliances. Learn what the standard entails and controllers to help meet these standards.
December 01, 2020 by Chad Solomon, Microchip Technology
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
Intel Enpirion PowerSoC modules are DC-DC step-down converters that integrate nearly all the components needed to build a power supply without sacrificing performance or efficiency. These solutions are designed to meet strict FPGA, ASIC, and processor power requirements.
August 25, 2020 by Tamara Lin, Intel
The FixturFab DEV260 development fixture allows designers to debug or configure PCBAs during the development phase. See how it works in this example using the Sparkfun Power Delivery Board.
August 04, 2020 by Duncan Lowder, FixturFab