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In wireless, wireline and financial “big data” applications, moving all those packets needs...
When designing a system on a chip (SoC) that employs one or more embedded processor cores, the choice...
While the main manufacturing flows are still focusing on optical lithography, eBeam and EUV are still...
Blog Post: The first MSP430 Metrology EVMs now available on eStore! / (TI E2E Community)
If you’ve been shopping around our e-Store lately and noticed something different – it’s probably because the first MSP430 MCU-based metering evaluation module (EVM) is now available directly from Texas Instruments! This is great news for you, because you can now easily purchase the 1-phase MSP430F6736...
In wireless, wireline and financial “big data” applications, moving all those packets needs prodigious FPGA resources, not all of which Altera had before their recent series of acquisitions, partnerships, and otherwise wheeling-and-dealing. I caught up with an old friend at … Continue reading →...
With Florida Project, the Smart Grid Has Arrived / (Technology Review Feed - Energy Top Stories)
Smart grid technology has been implemented in many places, but Florida’s new deployment is the first full-scale system.The first comprehensive and large scale smart grid is now operating. The $800 million project, built in Florida, has made power outages shorter and less frequent, and helped some customers save money,...
Smart Grid, Smart Lives / (Conversation Central)
*This show was recorded in December, 2012. Guest: Chris King, Chair, Smart Energy Demand Coalition Host: Karen Bartleson, Senior Directory, Community Marketing, Synopsys Inc. If your browser doesn’t support Flash, click here to download the show and play it locally. Chris King, Chair of the Smart Energy Demand Coalition,...
Avoid common design and testing pitfalls with USB 2.0 and 3.0 products to ensure they work reliably and meet the USB-IF compliance test requirements.
Through the Android Open Accessory Initiative, USB interconnection can support the control of external hardware via Android platforms.
A look at how USB operates in order to ease the deployment of a USB stack in an embedded design.
While significant effort is put into designing custom hardware architecture, it is equally important that developers have a highly complementary toolchain that leverages the unique properties and capabilities of the end device.
The highly efficient architecture of FRAM-based MCUs simplify secure system design without compromising data integrity or reliability, all while lowering power consumption. Security
Security for the smart grid has made headlines over the last several years, showing there is still much work to be done, especially to protect “endpoints” like meters and grid sensors.
The machine-to-machine (M2M) phenomenon is accelerating and is coming to just about any connected technology near you. Chris Ciufo, Senior Editor Similar to many
All that M2M chatter will mostly be over legacy comms links that require smart gateways for Internet interoperability.
Governments around the world have recognized the existing vulnerability and need to protect the grid infrastructure. With efforts from organizations such as NERC and NIST, the specific requirements for increased grid security have been well-defined.
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At the recent DESIGN West 2013 conference in San Jose, Microchip unleashed a "broad expansion" of new wireless products targeting the M2M, connected cloud, and intelligent devices spaces. There's also a new PIC32 digital audio development kit for Bluetooth audio streaming, plus 802.15.4 modules for ZigBee.
Editor Chris A. Ciufo got a chance to chat briefly with Tyler Smith, Product Marketing Manager, Wireless Products Division of Microchip. Click on the video to hear this on-target 3-minute interview.
Zilog’s participation in the global electronics industry’s leading gathering for the design engineering community was a great success. With Zilog’s cutting edge product demonstrations, DESIGN West was the ideal venue to showcase their world-class products. Take a look at Steve Darrough, Zilog’s VP of Sales & Marketing, being interviewed about Zilog’s dynamic demonstrations.
Most of the attention in the Smart Grid is given to the utilities and their controversial wireless smart meters. But for the consumer to see real value in the technology requires creating a local network of appliances and systems within the home. That's not an easy task. There are many smart appliances on the market ready to tie into the grid, but not everyone is flush enough to go out an buy an entirely new set of appliances. Somehow, the industry needs to create aftermarket. At the DesignWest conference, Qualcomm Atherose was demonstrating your their products and techniques can move you closer to energy efficiency, if not complete independence. New Tech Press interviewed Qualcomm Atheros product manager Tim Colleran on what's happening.
NXP TDA5051A Powerline Modem for home and building automation. For more information, visit: tda5051a.interfacechips.com
Microchip's Smart Energy Solutions encompass Energy Measuring and Metering, Energy Conversion, Displays, Human Interface, Motor Control, Battery Friendly, Wired and Wireless Connectivity.
This video discusses the key features and applications for the MCP3903 6-channel energy measurement analog front end. It touches upon its use with PIC and dsPIC microcontrollers and that it can be evaluated with the MCP3903 ADC Evaluation Board. For more information, please visit: http://www.microchip.com/analog
Environmentally friendly trams use no fossil fuels and don't need overhead wires or cables. Instead, they're propelled by a magnetic field created by power lines embedded in the road. The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology developed the system that uses shaped magnetic field in resonance (SMFIR) technology. The system avoids the recharging problem of standard electric vehicles.
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Human interfaces that use capacitive sensors for proximity or touch control are changing the way we interact with electronics.
The power grid is becoming smarter and better equipped to keep up with user demand and reduce costs for utilities. While smart grid infrastructure is being updated to be more connected and efficient, it is essential that end users monitor and manage their own consumption in order to level demand and reduce overall usage.
This paper introduces several new concepts for micro-power chip design. These concepts are based on the fundamental power distribution and energy storage techniques deployed in advanced power grid architectures.
Power consumption is becoming an increasingly important variable when it comes to calculating OPEX and carbon footprint for telecom infrastructure projects.