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01/19/17 How I3C is replacing SPI and the benefits—including cost and energy savings—we can expect. The...0
01/11/17 Why SLC NAND endurance has altered and what this change means for high reliability embedded...0
01/09/17 As the MEMS ecosystem matures, what role will foundries play in its success? The occasion...0
01/03/17 A smart meter’s mission may have less to do with empowering homeowners to save costs and...0
12/13/16 Collecting and making sense of information to better our health and add new dimensions to gaming,...0
12/01/16 As the I/O landscape for automotive, industrial, and other applications continues to evolve...0
12/01/16 Flexible interfacing, hardware reconfigurability, and improved power efficiency are among the...0
11/30/16 The technology developments that are bringing cars closer to the ideal balance of high capacity storage and long service life....0
MIPI Alliance Introduces MIPI Discovery and Configuration (DisCo) Base Architecture and Class Specifications 01/19/17
ASUS relies on Infineon REAL3™ image sensor chip to bring Augmented Reality into compact smartphones 01/10/17
BMW Group, Intel and Mobileye Will Have Autonomous Test Vehicles on the Roads by the Second Half of 2017 01/05/17
Vesper and DSP Group Demo Near-Zero-Power Voice-Activation for Battery-Powered Devices at CES 2017 01/05/17
Chris A. Ciufo, Editor, Embedded Systems Engineering In this Part 2 of 2, I examine the subject of using...
By Alan Grau, Icon Labs On a daily basis, I have the opportunity to interact with a wide range of companies...
Blog Post: Step 2 to build a smart thermostat using an MCU– It’s all about the sensing / (TI E2E Community)
Co-authored by Bhargavi Nisarga , Systems Engineer at TI Hopefully you are all just waiting to get your hands on the smart thermostat project we outlined in our first blog post . Now, let’s get started with the sensing part of the smart thermostat. This blog post will cover how to choose the right temperature sensor and...
What will 3D integration look like? IEDM 2016 explored some of the options ranging from IoT sensors to advanced logic....
A viewer found an EMC issue with the Keysight U1272A multimeter Dave confirms both conducted and coupled issues and finds some spooky action at a distance! Comparisons with other meters confirm they don’t have the same issue. Fluke 87 GSM Problem VIDEO Forum HERE...
This was the request that showed up on our doorstep. A room. Not a system. But a room. Visions of the Star Trek NG bridge came to mind. Then the old SGI power wall … 7 meters wide by 2 meters high, driven by an awesomely powerful Onyx system (now underpowered compared to a good […]...
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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