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  • TI E2E Community

    TI E2E Community

    Blog Post: FRAM or flash: How to select the right MCU for your application
    Published. June 22, 2017

    When choosing a microcontroller (MCU) to use in your application, you will have to decide between using a device with flash or ferroelectric random access memory (FRAM). You might be wondering what FRAM is and if it’s a worthwhile feature. FRAM offers several advantages over traditional memory technologies such as flash, including faster write speeds, unified memory, low energy writes and there is no need for pre-erasing. These advantages directly translate into real function-level benefits in...


  • Consumerization: BYOD

    Consumerization: BYOD

    How to convert .GSM to .MP3 using SOX
    Published. June 13, 2017

    Hi. After i'd tried this code to convert GSM to MP3, It was converted successfully but when i tried to play, there's no content.sox -t gsm -r 8000 -c 1 -e signed-integer 003533-dialer-Feb-01-2017-16-00-17-PM.WAV -t wav -e signed-integer 0017.wav file 0017.wav 0017.wav: RIFF (little-endian) data, WAVE audio, Microsoft PCM, 16 bit, ......


  • Electronics Engineering Video Blog Podcast

    Electronics Engineering Video Blog Podcast

    EEVblog #986 – Mailbag
    Published. April 16, 2017

    More mailbag! Forum HERE SPOILERS: Classic Handheld Defender Arcade Game Teardown! Stemtera Arduino in a Breadboard German Testo 760-3 Multimeter Teardown and Mini Review with temperature sensor. + Tesco Clamp Meter Non-Linear Systems Touch Test 20 Multiemter Teardown Zilog Z80 Sony Clie Organiser Magellan 310 GPS Hioki OL-64 1966 analog multimeter teardown...


  • Electronics Engineering Video Blog Podcast

    Electronics Engineering Video Blog Podcast

    EEVblog #986 – Mailbag
    Published. April 16, 2017

    More mailbag! Forum HERE SPOILERS: Classic Handheld Defender Arcade Game Teardown! Stemtera Arduino in a Breadboard German Testo 760-3 Multimeter Teardown and Mini Review with temperature sensor. + Tesco Clamp Meter Non-Linear Systems Touch Test 20 Multiemter Teardown Zilog Z80 Sony Clie Organiser Magellan 310 GPS Hioki OL-64 1966 analog multimeter teardown...


  • Denali Memory Blog

    Denali Memory Blog

    Memory Trends for Automotive Markets
    Published. March 8, 2017

    Remember automobiles from a few years ago? They were pretty simple machines with lots of small microprocessors distributed across the whole vehicle and doing fairly simple tasks. Semiconductors have been in automobiles for several years, of course, with simple 8- and 16-bit microcontrollers performing functions like Anti-lock Braking (ABS). But today’s automobiles are a different beast. They incorporate several compute-heavy applications like Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) systems,...


  • Adam Sherer Blog

    Adam Sherer Blog

    Xilinx SoC FPGAs Ideal Fit For OVM and MDV
    Published. June 24, 2009

    Processor-based FPGAs represent 40% of all the design starts today and will rise to > 50% in 2011 (Gartner, March 2009). In the same time period, the number of ASIC-based SoC starts is about an order of magnitude smaller. Sure, many of the FPGA starts use 8-bit processors and have a small amount of logic, but the high-end SoCs -- represented by product families such as the Xilinx(R) Virtex(R)-6 and Spartan(R)-6 -- are growing fast. That is exactly the type of design we've targeted with the...


  • Urban Work Bench

    Urban Work Bench

    Prince Albert’s Water, Oil Pipelines, and the Precautionary Principle
    Published. August 5, 2016

    The City of Prince Albert in #Saskatchewan, #Canada has secured emergency water supply after almost two weeks of no water following an oil spill in the North Saskatchewan River by Husky Oil. Three different sources temporary water line being set up along highway 302 #huskyoilspill #saskatchewan #Princealbert @princealbertnow pic.twitter.com/JkgELPWqCB — Bryan Eneas (@BryanEneas) July 25, […]...


  • Laptops and Desktops Blog

    Laptops and Desktops Blog

    Asus, Verizon team up for $250 ZenPad Z8 Android tablet
    Published. June 18, 2016

    The 7.9-inch slate features a Qualcomm Snapdragon hexacore processor, 2,048x1,536 display, and support for the carrier's 4G LTE network....


  • NextGenLog

    NextGenLog

    #NEWS #Coventor SEMulator3D Moves #MEMS Tools Into Chip Design Mainstream
    Published. June 7, 2016


  • Stephane Boucher's DSP Blog

    Stephane Boucher's DSP Blog

    StrangeCPU #1. A new CPU
    Published. February 25, 2013

    Summary: In this multi-part series I will share with you a design, implementation notes and code for a slightly different kind of a CPU featuring a novel token machine that resolves an 8-bit token to pretty much any address in a 32-bit or even 64-bit address space, using not much more than an adder. Table of Contents: Part 1: A new CPU - technology review, re-examination of the......


  • Rands In Repose

    Rands In Repose

    8-Bit Star Wars Deaths
    Published. January 20, 2016

    #...


  • Tech Deseign Forums Blog

    Tech Deseign Forums Blog

    CAST and SoC Solutions partner for IoT platforms
    Published. June 7, 2015

    CAST and SoC Solutions have teamed up to put together pre-integrated platforms, with designs that reach down into the 8bit space....


  • Team Specman Blog

    Team Specman Blog

    Don’t Lose Extra Simulation Cycles
    Published. February 25, 2015

    After reading the rest of this blog, you might guess the truth, which is that my "designing" skills go back to the 8086 processor! In this blog, I have used a 64-bit register (Well, I could make it 16-bit, but…) in the example, just to show that this issue is still relevant today. At any rate, the e verification issue that I describe here seems to be a common issue for many users. Assume that, in the e verification code for a CPU HDL model, you read a general-purpose register with a 64-bit...


  • Open Source Initiative blogs

    Open Source Initiative blogs

    Why I am a Member of the Open Source Initiative
    Published. February 16, 2015

    (Original post by Leslie Hawthorn, CC-BY) And you should be, too. Full disclosure: I sit on the Board of the Open Source Initiative and am running for reelection in 2015. My board seat is a volunteer position and I receive no financial compensation for this work. For the first time ever, the Open Source Initiative (OSI) is running a membership drive to recruit more individual members. The goal is to recruit 2,398 new members, with that number chosen in homage to the organization’s founding date...


  • Arthur Schaldenbrand Blog

    Arthur Schaldenbrand Blog

    Spectre RF By Any Other Name ...
    Published. April 22, 2009

    It has been a while since I last appende d , hope you are well! It was a little bit difficult to come up with a subject to write about and then recently I was in a meeting where we were talking about transient noise analysis. A designer was discussing the issue of analyzing the noise of a Pipeline ADC as an example of how they use the transient noise. The conversation started me to wondering whether or not this might be a good application for Spectre RF . After all, Spectre RF PNOISE analysis can...


  • Jim Trudeau << The Embedded Beat

    Jim Trudeau << The Embedded Beat

    MQX Lite is a heavy-weight hitter
    Published. October 8, 2012

    By Jim Trudeau – The buzz around the Kinetis L series microcontroller (MCU) is really exciting. It combines the low-power, low-cost and ease-of-use of 8-bit, with the energy-efficiency, feature integration and scalability of 32-bit. My colleague Erich Styger wrote about the Freescale Freedom development platform, which is enabled by Kinetis L series KL1 and KL2 MCUs families. The platform […]...


  • Green Hills Software

    Green Hills Software

    Green Hills Adds Development Support for Microchip Technology's 32-bit PIC Microcontrollers
    Published. August 26, 2014

    Green Hills MULTI Integrated Development Environment, Compilers and Probe Now Available for Microchip's PIC32MZ MCU Family...


  • Technology Review Feed - Energy Top Stories

    Technology Review Feed - Energy Top Stories

    A Chip for Longer-Lasting Wearable Computers
    Published. August 27, 2014

    Batteries for smart watches and other wearables never last long. A new microchip design could change that.Existing wearable devices such as Google’s head-mounted computer Google Glass require battery charging at least once a day, even with light use. A new kind of low-power chip aimed at such wearable devices could not only extend battery lives but also allow the devices to constantly listen for voice commands....


  • EDA Blog

    EDA Blog

    IC with Unique Characteristics Suited to Addressing the Internet of Things
    Published. February 25, 2014

    FTDI Chip has released its second Application Oriented Controller (AOC), the FT51, claimed to be one of the highest performance 8051-compatible cores available. This AOC uses a highly effective processor core, a number of ADCs and DACs, and a variety of interconnects. Read more: IC with Unique Characteristics Suited to Addressing the Internet of ThingsTwitter […]...


  • Microchip Coupon Codes & Discounts

    Microchip Coupon Codes & Discounts

    Choina Only! 70% Discount on PICkit 3 & Many More!
    Published. January 16, 2012

    To usher in 2012 and the Year of the Dragon, the Dev Tools group and microchipDIRECT are jointly offering a special promotion on many popular Microchip development tools exclusively to engineers in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan from now till February 6th, 2012. Highlights of the sale include a never-before 70% discount on the PICkit […]...


  • Chris A. Ciufo on All Things Embedded

    Chris A. Ciufo on All Things Embedded

    USB Charging Becoming More Common than a 110V Socket?
    Published. August 13, 2013

    USB is everywhere, and increasingly, it is the “socket” through which we charge all of our stuff. Microchip wants to be inside all those “sockets”. [UPDATE: 8/13/13 11:45pm PDT. Changed from 12V to 12W; corrected sentence accordingly. C2] I noticed … Continue reading →...


  • Siliconcowboy's Blog

    Siliconcowboy's Blog

    Comment on Zimmerman Prosecution Missed Three Key Pieces of Evidence by tashatexas
    Published. July 24, 2013

    Other key misses/oversights/incompetence by BDLR & Co: 1. Failure to impeach/minimize the importance and John Good's testimony. Good was one of the defense witnesses that the State called and then failed to neutralize or impeach. They actually pretended they were the State's witnesses. Good is the only person out of about 7 eyewitnesses who claims to have seen Martin on top of Zimmerman. He lied in his first depo but later admitted he never saw a fight, no punches, nothing really....


  • FPGA Blog

    FPGA Blog

    Helix_4 FPGA Module Features Altera Cyclone IV E FPGA
    Published. July 18, 2013

    The helix_4, by Thin Layer Embedded, is a FPGA module system that helps designers to prototype and quickly build products. It features an Altera Cyclone IV E FPGA. The development board also includes DDR2 DRAM, SRAM, flash, 50MHz oscillator, power supplies and an Atmel ATSHA204 Authentication IC/EEPROM. helix_4 modules are available for pre-order through Thin [...]...


  • FPGA Blog

    FPGA Blog

    Helix_4 FPGA Module Features Altera Cyclone IV E FPGA
    Published. July 18, 2013

    The helix_4, by Thin Layer Embedded, is a FPGA module system that helps designers to prototype and quickly build products. It features an Altera Cyclone IV E FPGA. The development board also includes DDR2 DRAM, SRAM, flash, 50MHz oscillator, power supplies and an Atmel ATSHA204 Authentication IC/EEPROM. helix_4 modules are available for pre-order through Thin [...]...


  • Critical Links

    Critical Links

    12-bit ADCs in the 32-bit Atmel SAM D20
    Published. July 5, 2013

    My friend and colleague, Paul Rako, and the former editor of this blog, is now at Atmel. I just wanted to convey to you his following view on the 12 bit ADC inside an ARM M0+ device and what the added dynamic range can do for you. I found it very informative and educational and entertaining, but that’s Paul...


  • Brian's Brain

    Brian's Brain

    12-bit ADCs in the 32-bit Atmel SAM D20
    Published. July 5, 2013

    My friend and colleague, Paul Rako, and the former editor of this blog, is now at Atmel. I just wanted to convey to you his following view on the 12 bit ADC inside an ARM M0+ device and what the added dynamic range can do for you. I found it very informative and educational and entertaining, but that’s Paul...


  • Practical Chip Design

    Practical Chip Design

    12-bit ADCs in the 32-bit Atmel SAM D20
    Published. July 5, 2013

    My friend and colleague, Paul Rako, and the former editor of this blog, is now at Atmel. I just wanted to convey to you his following view on the 12 bit ADC inside an ARM M0+ device and what the added dynamic range can do for you. I found it very informative and educational and entertaining, but that’s Paul...


  • Anablog

    Anablog

    12-bit ADCs in the 32-bit Atmel SAM D20
    Published. July 5, 2013

    My friend and colleague, Paul Rako, and the former editor of this blog, is now at Atmel. I just wanted to convey to you his following view on the 12 bit ADC inside an ARM M0+ device and what the added dynamic range can do for you. I found it very informative and educational and entertaining, but that’s Paul...


  • Now Hear This!

    Now Hear This!

    12-bit ADCs in the 32-bit Atmel SAM D20
    Published. July 5, 2013

    My friend and colleague, Paul Rako, and the former editor of this blog, is now at Atmel. I just wanted to convey to you his following view on the 12 bit ADC inside an ARM M0+ device and what the added dynamic range can do for you. I found it very informative and educational and entertaining, but that’s Paul...


  • The Java Posse

    The Java Posse

    Java Posse #422 - JAX Conf
    Published. June 16, 2013

    JAX Conf Fully formatted shownotes can always be found at http://javaposse.com JAXConf http://jaxconf.com/ Java 8 delayed until 2014 http://www.infoq.com/news/2013/04/Java_8_Delayed http://hg.openjdk.java.net/lambda/lambda/jdk/rev/fde3666e6394 Patents? The This American Life episode from two years ago was just updated: http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/496/when-patents-attack-part-two https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2013/06/white-house-takes-aim-patent-trolls...


  • The Java Posse

    The Java Posse

    Java Posse #422 - JAX Conf
    Published. June 16, 2013

    JAX Conf Fully formatted shownotes can always be found at http://javaposse.com JAXConf http://jaxconf.com/ Java 8 delayed until 2014 http://www.infoq.com/news/2013/04/Java_8_Delayed http://hg.openjdk.java.net/lambda/lambda/jdk/rev/fde3666e6394 Patents? The This American Life episode from two years ago was just updated: http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/496/when-patents-attack-part-two https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2013/06/white-house-takes-aim-patent-trolls...


  • Wireless Sensor Networks Blog

    Wireless Sensor Networks Blog

    Wanted for the Internet of Things: Ant-Sized Computers
    Published. May 29, 2013

    If the Internet is to reach everywhere—from the pills you swallow to the shoes on your feet—then computers will need to get a whole lot smaller. A new microchip that is two millimeters square and contains almost all the components of a tiny functioning computer is a promising start. The KL02 chip, made by Freescale, is shorter […]...


  • Stack Overflow

    Stack Overflow

    Optimizing for the CPU / compiler
    Published. June 3, 2012

    It is well known that standard C language features map horribly on to the architecture of many processors. While the mapping is obvious and appalling for some processors (low end PICs, 8051 spring to mind), it’s still not necessarily great at the 32 bit end of the spectrum where processors without floating point units can [...]...


  • EEBeat

    EEBeat

    Electronica: MCUs Extend Functionality, Trim Power Consumption
    Published. November 15, 2012

    At Electronica, higher and higher performance parts roll out in an endless procession like floats in a four day long parade. The MCU sector was no exception, as the following demonstrates: Renesas Electronics released the RL78/G1C Group of microcontrollers (MCUs) claimed to be the industry’s first 16-bit MCUs that conform to the USB Battery Charging [...]...


  • BCL Team Blog

    BCL Team Blog

    Hardening Server Applications [Immo]
    Published. April 1, 2011

    From time to time a company ships a product that has a huge impact on their ecosystem. A good example for us is certainly .NET. The biggest value proposition that managed code has is that it is, well, managed code. The CLR provides runtime management components such as a garbage collector or reflection that are aimed at reducing the likelihood of bugs and at increasing the developer's productivity. These features allow developers to focus on building their applications instead of tweaking and massaging...



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