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07/01/15 There are times when a tablet is too light, and a full desktop too much. The answer? A thin client PC powered by an AMD APU. Note: this blog is sponsored by AMD. A desire to remote...0
06/22/15 Q&A with Silicon Cloud CEO Mojy Chian Goliaths, here come the Davids: How IoT is changing...0
06/16/15 The new round will support Crocus’ further growth of its magnetic sensor business line Crocus...0
06/15/15 Clock jitter can adversely affect high-speed protocols such as Ethernet, PCI Express and USB...0
06/11/15 A quick-paced series of MEMS design advances has brought consumers motion-tracking smarts once...0
06/02/15 No longer will the Internet be built to move packets from the client to the server: ARM’s Intelligent Flexible Cloud transitions to data and application-centric networking where it’s needed most....0
06/02/15 As the Internet evolves to local data processing, Cortex®-M7 –based SoCs give an edge....0
06/02/15 The increased connectivity in cars, medical devices and industrial automation has led to a review of safety standards, which developers need to meet....0
Hoffmann-Krippner Enables the Smart Steering Wheel Innovative Sensing Technology for Automotive and Controller Applications 06/24/15
SPTS Technologies Showcases Latest Release Etch Solutions at Transducers 2015; 21-26 June, Anchorage, Alaska 06/15/15
New Anaren “Sensor Element Library” Enables Easy Integration of Sensor Drivers & Intelligence into IoT Devices 06/10/15
High-Side Current/Power Sensor From Microchip is World’s First to Feature Both a Configurable Analog Output and a 2-Wire Digital Bus 06/09/15
There are times when a tablet is too light, and a full desktop too much. The answer? A thin client PC...
By Alan Grau, Icon Labs On a daily basis, I have the opportunity to interact with a wide range of companies...
While the main manufacturing flows are still focusing on optical lithography, eBeam and EUV are still...
The DSPBridge project allows open-source developers to use the OMAP processor’s on-chip DSP with...
Blog Post: Enabling long life in dual-coin cell powered meters / (TI E2E Community)
Many smart meters are powered by two coin-cell batteries connected in series; after all, two batteries give twice as much battery life as a single battery. The second battery provides the energy required to meet the greater-than-10-year runtime between battery replacements that the industry requires. Unfortunately, two...
When I think back back just a few years ago, there were only a handful of devices that noticeably responded to changes in their environment by sensing the presence of something or a change in position. Not that these were the only ones, but these were the ones that were part of my regular “consumer” interaction...
#NEWS: #Wearables Get Their Own #MEMS for Long Battery Life / (NextGenLog)
First Demonstration of a Surveillance Camera Powered by Ordinary Wi-Fi Broadcasts / (Technology Review Feed - Energy Top Stories)
The ability to power remote sensors and devices using Wi-Fi signals could be the enabling technology behind the Internet of things, say electrical engineers....
Recommended Technology Papers
Do you need some sort of circuit between your sensor and an analog-to-digital converter? Before you make any connections, get the electrical specifications for the analog-to-digital converter (ADC) and for the sensor or sensors in your system. The explanation in this white paper will help you understand what you need and why you need it.
How often should your equipment make measurements? This question often arises when people draft plans to automatically measure a physical quantity such as temperature, pressure, acidity, liquid level, and so on. You can approach this problem in several ways, from an educated guess to a mathematical analysis of your system. The examples in this white paper use temperature measurements because people measure temperature more than any other physical characteristic.
In most applications, linearity in analog measurements is more important than absolute precision. Ideally, in an A/D converter the digital value ramps smoothly as the input increases across its entire range. The deviation from ideal operation is a function of each ADC’s particular architecture and is expressed as differential nonlinearity (DNL). Find out how DNL is determined and the effect it has on making accurate measurements in this white paper.
Today, the ability to track the orientation or position of a device is a common feature in many portable and wearable products. Computing the orientation is a non-trivial task that