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When designing a system on a chip (SoC) that employs one or more embedded processor cores, the choice...
The future success of DVFS and near-threshold computing look dubious—at least for SoCs.
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Material That Sorts Molecules by Shape Could Lower the Price of Gas / (Technology Review Feed - Energy Top Stories)
A hydrocarbon-sorting material could replace energy-intensive oil refining steps.A new material that sorts hydrocarbon molecules by shape could lower the cost of gasoline and also make the fuel safer by reducing the need for certain additives that have been linked to cancer, according to a paper in the next issue of the...
Blog Post: Analog Applications Spotlight: Anthony Fagnani / (TI E2E Community)
I'm pleased to welcome Anthony Fagnani to the Power House blog. Anthony is the mind behind the article "Synchronous rectification boosts efficiency by reducing power loss" featured in TI's Analog Applications Journal newsletter. Welcome Anthony! What is the problem/challenge you saw that spurred you...
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I will start this story from the beginning. My buddy gave me his pc to work on with the issues being it will no longer turn on. You push the power button and nothing happens. 1st I bench tested his PSU and it worked properly. Just to make sure I ......
Microsoft's Bing is morphing from a 'mere' search engine into more of a service that will power next-generation devices Windows Blue PCs and tablets, as well as the Xbox One....
An interview with Bob Burckle, Vice President, WinSystems discusses x86, ARM, and low power.
A Lattice Semiconductor White Paper Microcontroller Connectivity Challenges and Solutions Microprocessors have become an indispensable aid to modern system design. However, system
Designing a glucose monitoring device is made easy with an 8-bit, 8051-based Programmable SoC
The highly efficient architecture of FRAM-based MCUs simplify secure system design without compromising data integrity or reliability, all while lowering power consumption. Security
Following the microcontroller datasheet specs for energy or power measurements may lead to disastrous conclusions.
Ultra-low-power MCU technologies enable today’s always-available mobile devices. Consumers’ love affair with always-available mobile devices shows no signs of waning.
The machine-to-machine (M2M) phenomenon is accelerating and is coming to just about any connected technology near you. Chris Ciufo, Senior Editor Similar to many
An IDE that offers integrated current measurement can help developers take advantage of advanced MCU features that can dramatically affect processing performance.
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Changing automotive networking protocols results in increased bandwidth on LIN and CAN networks.
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This video demonstrates Microchip's new XLP 8-bit Development Board.
Editor Chris Ciufo spent time with Microchip software manager Joe Drzewiecki at the Spring DESIGN West show (formerly known as ESC). Microchip launched their new MPLAB X compiler strategy that now goes across all Microchip MCUs. It also adds a new license strategy, optimizations that compile 35 percent faster on 32-bit devices (or save 35 percent on code size). There's also a "totally free" version of the MPLAB X compiler. Check out the 3 minute video.
At DESIGN West 2012 (aka "ESC" San Jose), Senior Editor Chris A. Ciufo sat down with TI's Matt Kurtz, Manager, Wireless Connectivity Group. Matt's group's job is to add wireless capabilities to microcontrollers with "everything from ANT to ZigBee". Consider their SimpleLink initiative, which is comprised of chipsets, protocols, APIs and drivers that make easy the task of adding wireless to a TI microcontroller product. In this short video, Matt explains that TI's focus is one-stop-shopping and simplicity. Judging from market feedback, TI has met its goals.
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Unique Solid State Rechargeable Batteries are being used by Medical, Industrial Control, Consumer Electronics, Appliance and Smart Energy companies to power their new innovative electronic product designs. These batteries have capabilities that are superior to legacy energy storage devices such as coin cell batteries and supercapacitors. This white paper identifies the product requirements and technical specifications that are addressed by Cymbet EnerChip smart rechargeable solid state batteries.
The quality and flexibility of digital signage is a function of the graphics processing capability of the media players that drive the displays. To deliver a high level of graphics performance, media players tend to incorporate discrete graphics processing units, although some players use the graphics engine on the CPU platform. Discover how 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ processors provide retailers improved graphics performance and anonymous video analytics to deliver audience messaging at lower cost and watt.
This white paper describes several aspects of power related to the Xilinx® 28 nm 7 series FPGAs, including the TSMC 28 nm high-k metal gate (HKMG), high performance, low power (28 nm HPL or 28 HPL) process choice. The power benefits afforded by the 28 HPL process and its usefulness across Xilinx's full product offerings is described as well as the architectural innovations and features for power reduction across the dimensions of static power, dynamic power, and I/O power.
Conceived and designed for high-volume markets, Artix-7 FPGAs deliver the lowest power consumption and lowest cost in the 7 series. The family shares the same building blocks as the Kintex-7 and Virtex-7 FPGA architecture on the same 28 nm High Performance, Low Power (HPL) process, but transistor-level design choices enable the Artix-7 family to offer much lower power consumption while still meeting the performance needs of the target applications.
Five Trends that Affect IC Designers, ODMs, and OEMs—and What They Can Do About Them.
Human interfaces that use capacitive sensors for proximity or touch control are changing the way we interact with electronics.
Power consumption is becoming an increasingly important variable when it comes to calculating OPEX and carbon footprint for telecom infrastructure projects.