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09/30/15 Not to mix metaphors, but when the “swarm” is a distributed network of sensors checking...0
09/29/15 As the PC market flounders, AMD continues focus on embedded, this time with three (3) new GPU families. The widescreen LCD digital sign at my doctor’s office tells me today’s d...0
09/22/15 GE-IP to be “spun out” to focus on rugged, COTS systems and positioned a notch or two removed from prime contractors....0
09/17/15 Can a next-generation touch technology help make mobile gaming even more irresistible? When...0
09/17/15 On September 1, Intel® formally launched the Skylake family of CPUs. It was the second of...0
08/18/15 Convincing sensor vendors to add smarts to their devices and take a systems approach will provide context to IoT devices and give ARM two new growth areas....0
07/28/15 Unwrapping a white paper with GreenPeak Technologies CEO and founder Cees Links IoT strategy...0
07/23/15 Two industry veterans in position to offer informed perspectives on security, scalability,...0
STMicroelectronics Drives the Pace of Sat-Nav Progress with Enhanced Support for 3D Apps on TESEO Navigation Engines 09/28/15
New Motion Sensor from STMicroelectronics Enhances User Interface and Image Stabilization in Smartphones and Tablets 09/16/15
A ‘Medical-Grade’ Motion Sensor from STMicroelectronics Jumpstarts Creation of New Implantable Applications 09/14/15
Peratech's "3D multi-touch" matrix sensors deliver next-generation HMI experience in Automotive cockpits 09/10/15
As the PC market flounders, AMD continues focus on embedded, this time with three (3) new GPU families....
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: TI DLP® NIRscan™ Nano Evaluation Module has answers to your handheld near-infrared sensing application problems / (TI E2E Community)
Since its announcement in March, developers have been eagerly anticipating the day when they can get their hands on the DLP® NIRscan™ Nano Evaluation Module (EVM). And with good reason. The EVM rapidly evaluates the industry's first fully programmable micro-electro mechanical systems (MEMS) chipset for ultramobile...
Stability is the watchword as AMS and MEMS specialist Tanner retains much of its independence - a 'start-up with a billion-dollar company behind us'....
The MIPI Alliance has developed dozens of specifications, standardizing all interfaces of mobile devices that are now part of almost any smartphone. If you are reading this blog through a mobile device (as you probably are...), the text and graphics you see on your screen went through the MIPI DSI interface,...
There is a growing consensus among automakers and suppliers that Ethernet is a very promising network backbone not only for connected vehicles and autonomous driving but also for ADAS (advanced driver assistance systems) sensors, infotainment, and other more immediate applications. According to Thilo Koslowski, vice president...
Recommended Technology Papers
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.
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.
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.
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