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 design solution evaluates the accuracy of thermocouples used for high-temperature measurements as well as resistance temperature detectors (RTDs) used for local cold-junction-compensation (CJC) points.
April 11, 2019 by Bonnie Baker, Maxim Integrated
This article offers an overview of the various component options for smart meter design and how they can improve the operation of the meters into which they are designed.
December 04, 2018 by Philippe Di Fulvio, Littelfuse Inc
Part 6 of this 12-part Resolving the Signal series focuses on output- versus input-referred noise, adding an amplifier at the input of an ADC, and low- versus high-resolution ADCs as they relate to amplifier noise.
June 19, 2018 by Bryan Lizon, Texas Instruments
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
Part 1 of this two-part series discusses the key parameters and features a designer needs to be aware of and how they relate to inclination and stabilization applications, thus helping the designer choose the most suitable accelerometer.
December 12, 2017 by Chris Murphy, Analog Devices
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
OT (operational technology) and IT (informational technology) may have different real-time needs, but they're merged in the TSN (time-sensitive networking) Ethernet-based standards. Learn about the theory and hardware involved in implementing TSN in industrial network design.
August 12, 2021 by Christian Castel, NXP
Connector manufacturers and end-users are rapidly moving away from cadmium plating because it is no longer RoHS and REACH compliant. The health and environmental issues cadmium plating presents have led to revised standards and increasing demand for connector plating solutions that offer harsh environment performance comparable to cadmium but without its environmental side effects.
August 05, 2021 by Achim Raad, ITT Cannon
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
In this second installment of the "Protect Your Ports! Top Design Tips to Keep Your Communications Connected" series, we explore what protecting high-speed interfaces looks like, including USB, HDMI, DisplayPort, and eSATA.
June 29, 2021 by Todd Phillips
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 the use of an encoder to ensure accurate ongoing tracking of a motor's rotor shaft and the key factors that will help in the selection of the encoder based on different parameters.
March 16, 2021 by Jason Kelly, CUI Devices