Guest Blogs

  • Embedded Hypervisors Aren’t New, But…

    Some technologies stand the test of time. Hypervisors have been around for a long time, but have recently come into their own.

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  • The Heat is On: Monitor Temperature at Multiple Locations With Low-Power 1.8V Temperature Sensor Family

    The Heat is On: Monitor Temperature at Multiple Locations With Low-Power 1.8V Temperature Sensor Family

    Rate-of-Change Reporting Feature Measures Temperature Fluctuations in IoT and Other Devices

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  • Selecting the Optimal Flash Device for your Embedded Application

    Recent advancements in protocols and memory design enable running the firmware directly out of an off-chip non-volatile memory (NVM) device in an eXecute-in-Place (XiP) fashion.

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  • Just One Click: Create Secure Connected Applications With New AVR-IoT WG Development Board for Google Cloud

    Just One Click: Create Secure Connected Applications With New AVR-IoT WG Development Board for Google Cloud

    Easily Deploy IoT Sensor Nodes to the Cloud Leveraging Google’s Vast Infrastructure and Tools for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

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  • Free and Easy: Beta Support for AVR® Microcontrollers Now Available in MPLAB® X Integrated Development Environment

    Free and Easy: Beta Support for AVR® Microcontrollers Now Available in MPLAB® X Integrated Development Environment

    Unified Development Platform for Multiple Operating Systems Gives You More Options for Your Design

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  • Breathe Easier: Using Core Independent Peripherals to Design a Cost-Effective Drug Delivery Device

    Breathe Easier: Using Core Independent Peripherals to Design a Cost-Effective Drug Delivery Device

    Vibrating Mesh Nebulizer Demonstration Board Features PIC16F1713 8-bit Microcontroller

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  • The Envelope Engineer - Beacon Backpacks

    The basic premise of the beacon backpack is a built-in display that automatically plays an advert for one of the retailers in the local proximity as the backpack wearer walked down the street.

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  • The Envelope Engineer - Smarter Plugs

    Develop a smarter plug, not an adapter, but a proper OEM moulded power lead that can be sold in large volumes to appliance manufacturers and fitted at the factory during final assembly.

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  • Adding Blockchain Data Integrity to IoT

    There has been a lot of focus on taking a data oriented approach to IoT systems. This approach makes a lot of sense given the nature of IoT and the foundational component of the system is the data.

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  • The “relativity” of high-Q capacitors

    For many high-power RF applications, the “Q factor” of embedded capacitors is one of the most important characteristics in the design of circuits.

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  • Another Record Year for Vulnerabilities … Time to Join the CIA?

    No, not that CIA. I mean the security concept known as the CIA Triad that refers to Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability.

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  • New Debugging Initiatives for Today’s New IoT World

    Devices must be connected. Devices must perform their function reliably, but also provide metrics to back end equipment for analytics, machine learning, and business intelligence.

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  • Automotive Echo for voice-control infotainment

    This is an example of a recently-announced IP core for audio and voice processors targeted at voice-controlled infotainment, noise cancellation, and personalized audio listening via sound bubbles.

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  • For the Professional Maker: If You Speak Arduino, Processing Takes Things to the Next Level

    If you’ve been using Arduino boards—or, more generally programming in the Arduino IDE—you already know the basics of programming in Processing.

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  • Recycling Waste Diamonds

    Encapsulating radioactive material in diamonds turns nuclear waste into a long-term supply of clean energy, the Atomic Battery to fans of Science Fiction.

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  • The Envelope Engineer - Putting Alexa in the Air

    Having multiple devices from different vendors controllable from one device makes it all a bit simpler to use and, let’s face it, that’s what automation is all about.

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  • How tech is transforming food safety and reducing waste

    New technology is increasing transparency and traceability of our food supply chain – making it easier to spot the bad apples.

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  • How data is transforming modern agriculture

    The good news for farmers (and everyone else) is that like in other industries, the Internet of Things (IoT) brings with it the power to do things better, known as ‘Agriculture 4.0.’

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  • CAN remains an important bus technology in control systems of the future, as well as today

    This article will explore the evolution of CAN to CAN FD, prompted by the need for more bandwidth. CAN and Ethernet have roles to play in safety-critical embedded systems today, and in the future.

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  • Why your Embedded ADC does not Perform to the Data Sheet and how to Improve its Performance, Part 4: Differential Signaling

    This final installment will focus on the benefit of differential signaling, now offered by many microcontrollers (MCUs).

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