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03/03/15 Chipmaker NXP Semiconductors NV announced Sunday night that it has agreed to buy Freescale Semiconductor Ltd for $11.8 billion and merge business operations. The combined enterprise values at just over $40 billion and will create a new leader in the auto and industrial semiconductor markets....0
02/20/15 Imagine walking up to a vending machine and having multiple screens wake up and present to you product information or videos that you actually want to see. Suppose the machine show...0
02/12/15 A heads up on some of the changes in a new modular operating system environment. Wind River...0
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02/12/15 With 30 billion connected devices expected within five years and spanning automotive, consumer,...0
02/09/15 ARM has signaled the importance of security in IoT with the acquisition of Offspark, the IoT's...0
01/12/15 The improvements in image sensors in the key areas of resolution, power and pixel low light...0
11/17/14 Security Advice from the US Department of Justice: Include “Back Doors” to enable Monitoring. How smart is this? By Alan Grau, Icon Labs In a recent statement issued by the U...0
TI makes battery-less IoT connectivity possible with the industry's first multi-standard wireless microcontroller platform 02/28/15
ams and STMicroelectronics Join to Launch Breakthrough Solution for Secure NFC Mobile Payments and Transactions 02/27/15
Cypress Expands PSoC 4 Portfolio of Flexible 32-Bit ARM Cortex-M0 Solutions to Replace Legacy 8-Bit and 16-Bit Platforms 02/26/15
Cypress Expands PSoC 4 Portfolio of Flexible 32-Bit ARM Cortex-M0 Solutions to Replace Legacy 8-Bit and 16-Bit Platforms 02/24/15
Imagine walking up to a vending machine and having multiple screens wake up and present to you product...
Security Advice from the US Department of Justice: Include “Back Doors” to enable Monitoring. How...
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Blog Post: Delta-sigma ADC basics: Walking around the delta-sigma blocks / (TI E2E Community)
In the first two posts of the delta-sigma (??) analog-to-digital converter (ADC) basics blog series, we have discussed the two basic building blocks used in ?? ADCs: the modulator and the digital filter. You’ll encounter many other integrated circuits as you work with these devices, however. The available functional blocks...
#MEMS: "World's 1st Spectrometer On-a-Chip" #NEWS / (NextGenLog)
EEVblog #712 – Uni-T UT71E Multimeter (Why Uni-T Meters Suck) / (Electronics Engineering Video Blog Podcast)
Dave shows why Uni-T multimeters generally suck in this teardown (and a little bit of a review) of the $180 UT71E 0.025% accuracy multimeter with power measurement capability. He also opens the UT71A, UT61E, and compares the input protection and rating with a Brymen BM257. MAX6190 Voltage Reference OP1177 Opamp Cyrustek...
Harvesting Data Helps Farms Grow Yields / (Technology Review Feed - Energy Top Stories)
640Labs, acquired by Monsanto, provides analytics that can help farmers increase production.Matt Schweigert owns 7,000 acres of corn and soybean fields in Cuba City, Wisconsin. His 25 tractors, combines, and other farm machinery are fitted with the latest in agricultural technology: sensors that track GPS location and measure...
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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