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02/06/16 System designers are addressing security issues for the IoT. Our thanks to Sanjay Bhal of...0
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01/26/16 Sony Corporation ("Sony") announced that it has reached an agreement with Altair Semiconductor...0
01/25/16 The demand for sensor hubs, dedicated processing elements used for low-power sensor processing...0
01/19/16 …because knowledge is power and (especially in the IoT era) ultra-low power takes knowledge. One....0
01/18/16 Will 6U VPX last as 3U choices emerge? The small form factor VPX module uses switch serial...0
Velodyne LiDAR Teams with MVP Interactive on Quarterback Challenge -- A Solution for Every Peyton Manning Wannabe 01/25/16
Exar Showcases Sensing, Power, Connectivity and Lighting Solutions for IoT at Embedded World 2016 01/21/16
STMicroelectronics’ New Time-of-Flight Ranging Sensor Revolutionizes Mobile-Camera Performance and Unlocks New Applications in Robotics and IoT 01/07/16
STMicroelectronics and ClevX Offer World’s First Wireless User-Authentication Technology Platform for IoT-Device Security 01/04/16
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The DSPBridge project allows open-source developers to use the OMAP processor’s on-chip DSP with...
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Comment on What are you sensing? Active shielding for capacitive sensing, part 2 / (TI E2E Community)
Hi David, Can the 4th configuration (with shield ring) be used for water level sensing? I made a similar design to what you have, but instead of a square, I made a long strip that I placed on a side of a container. I am using the FDC1004EVM with the provided sensors detached. I also included a water reference sensor in...
Mobile Future Forward Update / (Always On Real)
Dear friends, Over the past couple of years, I have talked a lot about the â€œConnected Intelligenceâ€ Era which is a superset of the Industrial Internet and IoT. We already have plenty of data points to indicate the rise of the next technology era enabled by sensors and software. While consumer gizmos get the...
As a lead design engineer on the Tensilica R&D team, Dr. Avinash Lingamneni certainly understands the trials and tribulations of developing always-on applications for the Internet of Things (IoT), wearable, and wireless markets. His team develops Cadence’s Tensilica Fusion DSP. Over the summer, Avinash, who has a...
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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