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10/12/16 Wireless sensors are being used in commercial and domestic buildings, vehicles and industrial...0
10/11/16 Automotive Grade Linux is collaborating to build the car of the future through rapid innovation...0
10/10/16 The new ARM® Cortex®-R52 can meet raised functional safety standards across multiple markets, from automotive to industrial and including healthcare. ARM Product Manager, James Scobie, tells Caroline Hayes how the company’s latest processor can meet raised standards in increasingly complex systems....0
10/06/16 New event co-located with the IoT Developers Conference at the Santa Clara Convention Center...0
10/04/16 Increases in computational power, improved energy efficiency in electronics, and the growth...0
09/29/16 Taking a “clean sheet” approach to HMI. We’ve come a long way from the earliest days...0
MEMS & Sensors Industry Group highlights near-term and future connected tech at annual Executive Conference
09/27/16 MEMS & Sensors Industry Group (MSIG) today announced highlights of its twelfth annual...0
09/22/16 Europe currently leads the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) market, but North America is...0
TE Connectivity, SAP, ifm and the OPC Foundation Announce New IIC Testbed on Sensor-to-the-Cloud Connectivity 10/21/16
HMicro and STMicroelectronics Announce Wearable Wireless Biosensor Platform that Frees Patients from Cables 10/04/16
Linear Technology Wireless Sensor Network Selected for Advantech's M2.COM Internet of Things Sensor Platform 10/04/16
CN Innovations Announces New Products Made with ClearOhm® Inks from Cambrios Advanced Materials 10/03/16
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: How to manage wireless sensor networks with dual-band connectivity / (TI E2E Community)
One recent trend for Internet of Things (IoT) applications (especially in building automation) is that while “smartness” is being added to things, more objects are connected and the complexity of provisioning and maintaining such a system increases becoming a challenge for the adopters. As such, simplifying and reducing...
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 […]...
MIPI DevCon 2016 – Mobile and Beyond The word “beyond” may bring up thoughts of the new Star Trek Beyond movie, or for those of you who are fascinated by real space travel, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Maybe that’s why the first MIPI Alliance® Developer’s...
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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