Hardware

  • Analytics-driven embedded systems, part 3 - Integrating real-time analytics

    Analytics-driven embedded systems, part 3 - Integrating real-time analytics

    The first two articles in this series introduced analytics-driven embedded systems and described data access, data pre-processing, and types of predic...

    Read Article
  • 3D printing explained, and how it will rock the world

    3D printing explained, and how it will rock the world

    3D printing is not just one process. "3D printing" and "additive manufacturing" are umbrella terms for many different technologies and processes. Each...

    Read Article
  • Current and future possibilities with wireless energy harvesting

    Current and future possibilities with wireless energy harvesting

    Energy can be found everywhere - in the movement of doors and windows or machine components, the vibration of motors, changing temperature or variance...

    Read Article
  • Harvesting nanowatts to milliwatts from ambient sources using advanced energy harvester integrated circuits

    Harvesting nanowatts to milliwatts from ambient sources using advanced energy harvester integrated circuits

    In the context of energy harvesting, advanced power management integrated circuits (PMICs) function like a utility company in that it controls the del...

    Read Article
  • Teaching engineering from scratch through the FIRST Robotics Competition

    Teaching engineering from scratch through the FIRST Robotics Competition

    In September I talked with FIRST and Qualcomm about their use of the Snapdragon 410 processor-powered Android platform used in the FIRST Tech Challeng...

    Read Article
  • Developers need to establish trust in the IoT

    All the devices connected to the Internet must be secure, or else. As the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to redefine our daily lives, the debate c...

    Read Article
  • New technologies driving the growth of wearables

    The wearable device market is arguably seeing the fastest and most exciting growth across the entire electronics landscape. Just look at the changes f...

    Read Article
  • Microcontroller-based FPGAs hit the mark

    FPGA vendors have been purposely pushing a growing divide in FPGA architectures. The main suppliers have gravitated to either SoC FPGAs with high-perf...

    Read Article
  • Why companies should focus on their core competency

    When something is outside a company's core competency it's time to outsource in order to save time, money, and risk. "To outsource, or not to outsourc...

    Read Article
  • The search for a simpler, more cost-effective way to implement USB 3.0 functionality

    The USB 3.0 SuperSpeed standard presents an order of magnitude increase in data rates compared with USB 2.0, thereby giving engineers the ability they...

    Read Article
  • Low-cost embedded development kits accelerate design cycles

    Increasing time-to-market pressures have led to the availability of full-featured microcontrollers, sometimes called system-on-chip (SoC) processors....

    Read Article
  • A history of development kits and community support

    Back as a fresh-faced 18-year-old in his first days in the embedded industry, I quickly learnt students and hobbyists were considered little more than...

    Read Article
  • Open source hardware and software key to unlocking IoT development

    It's so simple, really. What we all want is to build something that solves a problem in the best way we can. And we want it fast. And cheap. But it's...

    Read Article
  • The advantages and disadvantages of using commodity ARM evaluation platforms in production

    The advantages and disadvantages of using commodity ARM evaluation platforms in production

    Most of us in the ARM embedded world are familiar with names like Raspberry PI, BeagleBone, Xplained, etc. These boards, as well as a whole host of ot...

    Read Article
  • How to get ready to design for USB Type-C

    There has certainly been a fair amount of buzz and discussion about the latest USB specification. Apple, for example, designed its newest MacBook with...

    Read Article
  • Managing risk and changes in outsourced embedded design

    Risk and changes must be carefully managed through any embedded design. Outsourcing embedded design Embedded design is increasingly outsourced in toda...

    Read Article
  • Silicon considerations for the new data center

    Over the years, the data center has experienced tremendous computing growth, with servers now able to crunch more data while using less power. In the...

    Read Article
  • G-class amplifier cuts power when driving LCDs and OLEDs

    The number of panes is growing rapidly, with no slowdown in sight. Hence, reducing their power consumption offers big benefits. LCD and OLED panels ar...

    Read Article
  • Excitation current mismatch effects in three-wire RTD measurement systems, Part 3

    In Part 1 and Part 2 we discussed the benefits of constructing a ratiometric three-wire resistance temperature detectors (RTD) system along with an er...

    Read Article
  • Tear Down: Tiny RC car is controlled by iPhone

    The car's high precision comes from its Bluetooth radio and simple design. When I first looked at this tiny car, it reminded me of the Matchbox or Hot...

    Read Article
  • loading
    Loading More...