Bluetooth low energy (BLE) is designed to intermittently transmit information using a limited amount of power. This article provides the building blocks that allow you to add BLE to your projects for $5 (plus a one-time purchase of a $15 programmer).
June 28, 2017 by Mark Hughes
With more and more computers in the world and the increase in inter-connectivity, security is paramount for everyday life. New solutions that work towards integrating security for both software and hardware vulnerabilities are being released.
February 06, 2017 by Robin Mitchell
In this project, you'll learn how to wire an LED and flash it using the Raspberry Pi. Also, to isolate the Raspberry Pi's + 3.3VDC compliant output pins from supply voltages greater than this power source, an opto-isolator will be introduced as well.
December 11, 2015 by Don Wilcher
I hear about it all the time: planned obsolescence. People can't believe that their computer parts are already breaking and their iPhone started to slow down just days before the next generation of the phone was released. Your TV seems to be programmed to have bugs whenever the manufacturing company wants to push a new product. Companies break their own products to get you to buy more of the same product: light bulbs, phones, batteries, cars, microwaves, computer screens, and even your car key transponder will all stop operating eventually. Either the marketing team or the designers wanted it that way, right?
August 31, 2015 by Trent Ziemer
Cypress announced the availability of two reference design kits (RDKs) based on its PRoC™ BLE Programmable Radio-on-Chip solution for Bluetooth Smart applications. The new CY5672 PRoC BLE Remote Control RDK and CY5682 PRoC BLE Touch Mouse RDK provide feature-rich, production-ready implementations with prolonged battery life.
June 01, 2015 by Tim Youngblood