Microchip is certainly one of the leaders in the embedded industry. The number of MCUs the company manufactures is staggering by just about any metric. So I thought hearing the company’s opinion of where our industry is headed would be appropriate.
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Although the hype for IoT was immense from the beginning of 2012, the processes for IoT app development is still being streamlined.
TIA Fundamentals: The Parasitics Part 3
The DC transimpedance amplifier discussion, in my previous blog: TIA Fundamentals Part 2: Signal Frequency Response, is a good start towards understanding the AC signal response.
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Here are three big challenges for Big Data and three vital components any IoT Data System must have.
Highly Improved Technologies to Revolutionize Microdisplay, New Features to Come
Microdisplay has unconventionally benefitted rear-projection TVs, digital cameras, smart bands, smartwatches, smart glasses, and other such gadgets and technologies.
STMicroelectronics Combines STM32 MCU and LoRa Transceiver on One SoC
STMicroelectronics introduced what it claims is the industry’s first LoRa system-on-chip (SoC). Previously, the LoRa device was a separate transceiver that connected to a microprocessor.
Inside the Black Box
Most software is obtained as a binary executable. The program may run and does what it does, but the user has no knowledge of its inner workings and has no opportunity to modify its functionality.
SigmaDots Covers All Three Levels When Securing Industrial IoT Systems
OEMs often tout their “system approach” to design. In theory, this means that they look at the end application, and then design each aspect of the system to meet the needs of that application.
The Buffer/Driver: What Is It, and Do I Need One?
Although buffers and drivers don’t appear to add functionality to a circuit, these apparently simple interface elements are essential to viable circuit design and operation.
Yes, It’s Possible to Protect Home Doorbells and Cameras Against Hackers
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Sensory Does Voice Recognition Without the ‘Net
I’m not necessarily on board with the conspiracy theory folks who think that every enabled device in our home is out to get us.
Voice Assistants Going Embedded
Everyone knows that the use of voice assistants is exploding. Just returning from CES, it was amazing to see the number of booths that support Amazon’s Alexa and Google’s Assistant.
COM-HPC: Limitless High-Speed Scalability
Scheduled for the first half of 2020, there is still some time to go before the final PICMG ratification of the COM-HPC specification.
Characterizing Thermal Performance Through Card Retainers
The ICE-Lok was developed to reduce thermal resistance compared to traditional card retainer clamps, commonly referred to as wedge locks.
Easier Memory Management in UVM
The ‘Easy memory manager’ is generic in nature and can be used in any existing UVM based verification environments.
Wind River Simics Eases DevOps Pain While Upping Security
Do you need help with DevOps? Do you even know what the term means? If you’re developing for the embedded space, you need to understand this technology.
Achronix Super-Speed FPGA Find a Home on Bittware Board
According to the two companies, the card offers the industry’s highest performance interfaces available on a PCIe FPGA accelerator card.
Overcoming the Technical Challenges of Electrochemical Gas Sensing: Part 2
While signal chain integration is a significant step forward, on its own it does not address the fundamental disadvantage of electrochemical gas sensors—deteriorating performance over their lifetime.
Overcoming the Technical Challenges of Electrochemical Gas Sensing: Part 1
Electrochemical gas sensors are a proven technology that dates back to the 1950s, when they were developed for oxygen monitoring.
Introduction to the SPI Interface
This article provides a brief description of the 4-wire SPI interface followed by an introduction to SPI enabled switches and muxes that help reduce the number of digital GPIOs in system board design.
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