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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
11/12/14 Not just for plants, cross-pollination applies to know-how, too, and there may be no better example than what’s taking place among the mil-aero, medical, industrial and other markets as they seek to take on the complexities of security and safety for multicore systems....0
11/10/14 Coming to a meeting of minds on security, independent portability and virtualization will pave the way for IoT success....0
10/22/14 Integrated solutions ease the challenge of bringing together sensors and transmitters.0
10/20/14 Driven by rising demand for fitness and health monitoring features as well as by improved user...0
10/09/14 Oscillators and clock generators are timing devices, which are needed in just about all electronic...0
10/09/14 Two 32bit processor IPs have been released by Cortus, the company’s second generation of processor IP that takes a minimalist approach to the ‘third wave’ of applications. Caroline Hayes spoke to Roddy Urqhart, Vice President Sales & Marketing, Cortus....0
Wacom's new "Active ES" pen technology powers Toshiba's Encore 2 Write tablets with pen-point accuracy, speed and enhanced creativity 01/12/15
Driving the vision "for a creative world", Wacom® presents seamless integration of digital ink and pen experiences to support creativity in everyone's life 01/05/15
Security Advice from the US Department of Justice: Include “Back Doors” to enable Monitoring. How...
USB, HDMI, or analog signals degrade to mush over long signal traces or cables; check out these “before...
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: CAN bus arbitration: To yell and back / (TI E2E Community)
In the real world, if two people speak at the same time, how do you determine who should speak? Sometimes it’s the one who talks the loudest, and that’s essentially how a controller area network (CAN) bus works. In a CAN bus, all transceivers transmit the priority of their message (from LSB to MSB); the highest-priority...
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...
I attended the IEEE 802.3 meeting in Atlanta last week. I have blogged about Ethernet standards-making meetings before and I thought I should post an update on how things have progressed. Cadence has a comprehensive design and verification IP portfolio for Ethernet, and we strive to keep it aligned to the current standards. Before...
#MEMS Sparking Wearables / IoT Beyond Your Dreams / (NextGenLog)
MEMS are enabling wearables that would be impossible without the tiny sensor technology and you won't believe some of the possibilities Intel and others have in the queue: R. Colin Johnson @NextGenLog and EE TimesFrom fashion that reflects your mood to robots making their own replacement parts, MEMS sensors are sparking...
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