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04/24/15 If you’re following this argument, the 3U VPX baseboard has all the I/O, while the XMC mezzanine holds the system CPU. This is a traditional COM stack, but it’s unusual to find...0
04/17/15 There is no shortage of difficulties to overcome when developing a wearable optical heart rate...0
04/08/15 Coming soon: Smart Fabric as Coach? There’s incredible hype surrounding the wearable market...0
03/27/15 True single-chip gesture detection has arrived to the IoT. What’s the secret to leveraging...0
03/09/15 An Internet of Things current was not the only one at this year’s Embedded World, Nuremberg, Germany, as a call for heterogeneous computing gained strength....0
02/12/15 Low-power designs that also stand guard against passive, semi-invasive and invasive attacks...0
02/12/15 With 30 billion connected devices expected within five years and spanning automotive, consumer,...0
02/12/15 A heads up on some of the changes in a new modular operating system environment. Wind River...0
Hoffman Krippner announces new inductive position sensors for industrial, medial and testing applications 04/22/15
Intelligent Factory by IntelliSense.io to be showcased at world's biggest industrial trade fair in Hannover 04/13/15
Registration Opens for Microchip’s 19th Annual Worldwide MASTERs Conference; Premiere Technical Training Event for Embedded-Control Engineers 04/09/15
QuickLogic Introduces New ArcticLink 3 S2 LP - Lowest Power Programmable Sensor Hub in the Industry 04/09/15
DecaWave Adds Redpoint Positioning to Partnership Program to Accelerate Adoption of Micro-Location Technology 04/06/15
If you’re following this argument, the 3U VPX baseboard has all the I/O, while the XMC mezzanine holds...
Security Advice from the US Department of Justice: Include “Back Doors” to enable Monitoring. How...
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: Measuring wheels In motion / (TI E2E Community)
Systems that have moving mechanical components often have a need to measure something rotating. In a car, the speed of the wheels is used for the speedometer, traction control, anti-lock brakes and cruise control. The engine’s RPM is monitored to control the transmission and stay under the redline. Power windows are often...
Microsoft is discontinuing manufacturing Kinect for Windows sensors and, instead, advising developers and customers to use those for built for Xbox One....
Real world variables / (Stack Overflow)
Part of what makes embedded systems fun for me is that they normally interact with the physical world. The physical world contains real parameters which we measure using transducers, signal conditioning circuits and so on, such that ultimately we end up with a variable in our embedded code that purports to represent this...
Recommended Technology Papers
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