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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
09/20/16 It’s increasingly a “look ma, no seams!” world for Digital Signage, with chips that conserve...0
09/20/16 According to a new market report published by Lucintel, the future of the global automotive...0
09/20/16 Whether to address robust car-to-car communication, the role motion sensing is playing as cloud...0
09/15/16 The report "Internet of Things Technology Market by Hardware (Processor, Sensor, Connectivity...0
09/05/16 Intel recently announced that it will acquire Movidius to help it realize its RealSense™...0
Wirepas and u-blox partner for scalable and easy-to-use industrial Internet of Things solutions 08/22/16
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: Eliminating noise from the factory floor / (TI E2E Community)
Industrial automation systems use microprocessors, digital signal processors (DSPs) and a network of sensors to control electromechanical processes. These components are highly sensitive, yet operate in environments filled with electrical noise caused by motor drives, electromagnetic interference (EMI) and a variety of...
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...
MIPI DevCon 2016 – Mobile and Beyond / (Steven Brown's Blog)
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 Conference will be held...
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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