Take a Simpler Route to Low-Power, 9-Axis Motion Tracking

Designers can add low-power, 9-axis motion sensing to their MCU-based designs with minimal effort using a 3mm x 3mm TDK InvenSense module.

Fecha de publicación: 2018-02-21
IoT Prototype Development Using Readily Available Single Board Designs

Single board computers provide a platform for IoT prototype development.

Fecha de publicación: 2018-02-20
Use Gateways to Overcome Low-Power Wireless LAN-to-IoT Bridging Challenges

IoT gateways provide a drop-in solution to the problem of bridging low-power wireless networks to the Internet of Things.

Fecha de publicación: 2018-02-15
Quickly Build a Clinical-Grade Cardio Fitness Wearable with Minimal Parts Count

Drop-in solutions enable designers to deliver a wealth of clinical-grade measurements for sophisticated health and fitness applications.

Fecha de publicación: 2018-02-14
LED Lighting Provides Environmental Benefits with Added Bonuses

Solid-state lighting drivers simplify design challenges and provide additional functionality.

Fecha de publicación: 2018-02-13
How to Design for Reliable and Accurate Presence Sensing

Reliable and accurate presence sensing can be done efficiently using optical, ultrasonic, or magnetic sensor technologies, depending on the application.

Fecha de publicación: 2018-02-08
Field Control Leads to Better AC Motor Efficiency

Field-oriented control optimizes AC motor usage by providing greater precision and energy savings.

Fecha de publicación: 2018-02-07
Choosing and Using Advanced Peltier Modules for Thermoelectric Cooling

Thermoelectric cooling has quickly become a practical proposition for many types of electronic equipment. Devices on the market today are compact and efficient.

Fecha de publicación: 2018-02-06
Rapid Prototyping of Smart Voice Assistant Applications with Raspberry Pi

Developers can pair a Raspberry Pi 3 with development kits that provide quick access to Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant capabilities.

Fecha de publicación: 2018-02-01
Build a Low-Cost Industrial Controller with the Raspberry Pi 3

Using the Raspberry Pi 3 and add-on boards, developers can rapidly create industrial automation systems able to meet small shop requirements.

Fecha de publicación: 2018-01-31
Apply Sensor Fusion to Accelerometers and Gyroscopes

For higher navigational and motion accuracy, use a Kalman filter to combine the best attributes of 3D accelerometer and 3D gyroscope sensors.

Fecha de publicación: 2018-01-30
Design Robust Systems for the Industrial IoT

The Industrial IoT requires designers to pay particular attention to architecture, device reliability and robustness, and connectivity.

Fecha de publicación: 2018-01-25
Multilayer Ceramic Capacitors (MLCCs)

This article provides a discussion of multilayer ceramic capacitor (MLCC) basics, proper testing procedures, and what the aging/de-aging process is.

Fecha de publicación: 2018-01-25
How to Make an Industrial Strength IoT Touchscreen

Touchscreen interface designs for the IIoT demand ruggedness and compliance with a host of regulatory requirements, but readily available kits make it easier.

Fecha de publicación: 2018-01-24
Update Firmware in the Field Using a Microcontroller’s DFU Mode

Embedded developers can greatly simplify the process of updating firmware in the field using a microcontroller’s DFU mode, but there are some tricks to doing it.

Fecha de publicación: 2018-01-24
Bringing the IoT to Life

Programmable touchscreen LCD modules with Wi-Fi connectivity provide flexibility and ease of integration.

Fecha de publicación: 2018-01-23
Reducing Robot Risk: How to Design a Safe Industrial Environment

Light curtains, laser scanners, and pressure mats are three options to prevent potentially dangerous human-machine interactions in an automated industrial environment.

Fecha de publicación: 2018-01-18
A Basic Guide to USB

A brief discussion on USB connectors including available versions and types.

Fecha de publicación: 2018-01-17
Design a Switch Mode Power Supply Using an Isolated Flyback Topology

Switch mode power supplies offer high efficiency and small volume so it’s worthwhile learning how to design or select the best one for the application.

Fecha de publicación: 2018-01-17
Ultra-Low Power Management for IoT Devices

Energy harvesting PMICs allow remote wireless sensor node implementation.

Fecha de publicación: 2018-01-16
Selecting the Appropriate Heat Shrink Tubing

Heat shrink tubing is a specially designed casing that is widely used for the insulation and corrosion protection of various wiring harnesses, solder joints.

Fecha de publicación: 2018-01-15
802.11x Modules, Dev Kits Can Help Simplify IoT Wireless Design Efforts

Wi-Fi’s high throughput makes it useful for IoT connectivity, but it is also complex, so developers are turning to modules to shorten their design cycle.

Fecha de publicación: 2018-01-11
Creating the Ultimate Embedded Software Workbench

With the right tools on their bench, embedded developers can greatly accelerate the design and development process, and have far fewer bugs.

Fecha de publicación: 2018-01-10
Generating a High DC Output Voltage from a Low Input Supply

To get higher voltages from low voltage inputs, designers need to understand and implement a boost regulator following important guidelines and trade-offs.

Fecha de publicación: 2018-01-10
Taking the IIoT’s Head Out of the Cloud

Edge computing provides a layer of intelligence between process control logic and the Cloud.

Fecha de publicación: 2018-01-09
How to Easily Add Multiple Wireless Technologies to an IoT Design

IoT developers can build in Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, LTE, LoRaWAN, and Sigfox wireless connectivity using a tiny board and a powerful programming approach.

Fecha de publicación: 2018-01-05
Solid-State Lighting and the Growth of LEDs for Horticultural Applications

Advancements in LED technology allow targeting horticultural applications.

Fecha de publicación: 2018-01-04
Extending the Life of Sensor Nodes through Power-Efficient Design

Energy harvesting and low-power MCUs maximize sensor node battery life.

Fecha de publicación: 2018-01-04
Add Firmware Security to an IoT Design with a Single Chip

Using a single device, IoT developers can implement secure boot and firmware updates on an established root-of-trust for applications.

Fecha de publicación: 2018-01-03
Transistor Basics: NPN & PNP Using 2N3904, 2N3906, 2N2222, and 2N2907

A brief discussion of transistors ranging from their history, what they are, how they work, how to choose an appropriate one, and application examples.

Fecha de publicación: 2017-12-21
How to Quickly Add Environmental Sensing to Industrial and IoT Designs

A multi-sensor device and a sensor fusion library dramatically simplify development of environmental monitoring systems for health and wellness.

Fecha de publicación: 2017-12-20
Comparing Low Power Wireless Technologies (Part 3)

Low power wireless technologies are adapting to the Internet of Things by including IP connectivity and mesh networking.

Fecha de publicación: 2017-12-20
Efficient Smart Lighting with PWM Control

Utilizing digital controllers for lighting applications provides system flexibility.

Fecha de publicación: 2017-12-19
Comparing Low Power Wireless Technologies (Part 2)

Each of the many short-range wireless technologies has unique benefits, requiring careful attention to product complexity, power consumption, and cost.

Fecha de publicación: 2017-12-14
Select and Apply the Right Low-Power Microcontroller for the IoT

The selection and application of a low-power MCU for the IoT requires careful consideration of architectures and the wise use of power monitoring tools.

Fecha de publicación: 2017-12-13
Taking the Shortcut to Developing Connected LED Lighting Systems

LED driver reference designs and IoT development kits offer proven solutions for connected lighting solutions.

Fecha de publicación: 2017-12-12
How to Select the Right Galvanic Isolation Technology for IoT Sensors

Galvanic isolation of analog sensor signals is needed in IoT designs but designers need to choose between magnetic, optical, or capacitive barriers.

Fecha de publicación: 2017-12-07
Effectively Use Analog Signal Conditioning to Match Sensors to Processors

Having an understanding of op amps, makers, DIYers, and professional designers can condition sensor signals to match their digital processor’s analog input range.

Fecha de publicación: 2017-12-06
Ready for Smart Lighting 2.0?

Adding additional sensors to Smart Lighting enables greater functionality.

Fecha de publicación: 2017-12-05
Wireless Modules Operating in the Sub-GHz Bands Offer a Simpler Route to Market for Sensor Networks

Pre-certified sub-GHz wireless modules provide low-power, long-range wide area network solutions.

Fecha de publicación: 2017-11-30
Build an Effective Test Harness for Microcontroller Software

To test applications and systems, developers need to apply the latest test techniques and create an effective test harness that can detect system errors.

Fecha de publicación: 2017-11-29
A Simple Design Approach for Adding Proximity Detection and Ambient Light Sensing to Product Designs

A light sensing module lets developers easily build products able to sense the presence of their users.

Fecha de publicación: 2017-11-28
Selecting the Right FCC/CE Compliant Wireless Module

Compliant wireless modules save development costs and reduce time to market.

Fecha de publicación: 2017-11-22
Make Fast, Accurate, and Complete Waveform Measurement on Your Oscilloscope

Examine the three measurement techniques available in modern digital oscilloscopes and learn how best to use each of them to yield fast, accurate, and complete measurement results.

Fecha de publicación: 2017-11-22
Use a Ready-Made LTE Cat M1 Modem to Simplify Low-Power Wide Area IoT Connectivity

An LTE Cat M1 modem provides a rapid development solution for low-cost, low-power, wide area IoT wireless applications.

Fecha de publicación: 2017-11-21
Leveraging Near Field Communication (NFC) to Connect with BLE Smart Sensors

Utilizing Near Field Communication for secure and simple Bluetooth Low Energy device pairing.

Fecha de publicación: 2017-11-16
Sometimes the More Expensive ADC is the Most Cost Effective

A 12-bit sensing system seems cost effective, but as the number of sensing channels increases, 24-bit converters are the better choice, and here’s why.

Fecha de publicación: 2017-11-15
Use Monolithic Universal Active Filter ICs to Speed IoT Analog Front-End Design

Universal active filters offer design flexibility for rapid development of custom filters for ADC front ends as well as for DAC output filtering.

Fecha de publicación: 2017-11-15
Oscillator Tutorial

An examination of some of the main types of oscillators, some of the typical terms used in the industry, and how to find oscillators on the Digi-Key website.

Fecha de publicación: 2017-11-09
Simplify ARM Cortex-M0+-Based IoT Embedded Design with CircuitPython Dev Boards

CircuitPython dev boards offer a simpler approach for building embedded applications with sophisticated 32-bit MCUs.

Fecha de publicación: 2017-11-07
Use IO-Link Transceivers to Cut Power, Boost Performance, and Simplify Development

A pair of IO-Link transceivers meets emerging needs for industrial I/O with features optimized for both sides of an IO-Link connection.

Fecha de publicación: 2017-11-02
Dual DC/DC Converter Power Driver Modules for SiC MOSFETs and IGBTs

Modern IGBTs play a major role in improving the efficiency of inverters. Their performance has recently been improved by using new semi-conductor materials.

Fecha de publicación: 2017-11-01
Accelerate Test and Troubleshooting of I²C and Other Common Serial Data Streams

Develop an understanding of the principles of I2C and learn how to test both the physical and protocol layers of this common serial interface with specialized oscilloscope software.

Fecha de publicación: 2017-10-31
Comparing Low-Power Wireless Technologies (Part 1)

The multitude of short-range wireless technologies provides engineers with optimized solutions for their applications, but makes careful selection paramount.

Fecha de publicación: 2017-10-26
Use Application-Specific Battery PMICs to Get Designs Finished Quickly

Application-specific power-management ICs (PMICs) save designers’ time by targeting target well-defined niches and simplifying the design task.

Fecha de publicación: 2017-10-26
Programmable SoCs Help Manufacturers Find the Right Balance Between Configurability and Performance

Programmable System-on-Chip devices allow software flexibility as well as hardware performance.

Fecha de publicación: 2017-10-24
Software Choices for Embedded Development with Industrial SBCs

Various operating systems offer a choice for single board computer development.

Fecha de publicación: 2017-10-19
Build the Devastator Robot and Learn About Sensors, MCUs, Software, and Motor Control While Having Fun

Assembling a Devastator Robot teaches designers and Makers a lot about microcontrollers, sensors, programming, wireless communication, and motor control.

Fecha de publicación: 2017-10-18
Circuit Breakers

There are many circuit breaker options. This article provides guidance on the different types of breakers available, their differences, and mounting choices.

Fecha de publicación: 2017-10-17
Hardware vs. Software Tradeoffs – Part 2: Peak Detectors

Many basic-function building blocks can be implemented using hardware or software; the decision is based on speed, accuracy, and flexibility requirements.

Fecha de publicación: 2017-10-12
How to Secure IoT Device Communications with a Single Chip

Developers can use a single device to quickly harden IoT device security and network communications using the device’s built-in support for the TLS protocol.

Fecha de publicación: 2017-10-11
Creating Colorful User Interfaces with Maker Touchscreens

Implementing graphical user interfaces with Maker-compatible displays and their associated development software.

Fecha de publicación: 2017-10-10
Heterogeneous Processing Enables Machine Vision Applications

The Zynq-7000 all programmable SoCs aid in image processing and machine vision.

Fecha de publicación: 2017-10-05
Use a Cellular Module to Connect a Maker Project to the IoT

Pairing a single board computer with a cellular modem eliminates smartphone or router gateways and dramatically extends the wireless range of maker projects.

Fecha de publicación: 2017-10-04
Use a Drop-In Solution for Low-Power, Long-Range IoT Designs

A system-in-package with MCU and RF transceiver simplifies long-range IoT wireless designs.

Fecha de publicación: 2017-09-28
Working with SiC MOSFETS: Challenges and Design Recommendations

SiC MOSFETs bring enormous benefits but only if designers are aware of design obstacles such as parasitics, ringing, and conduction and switching losses.

Fecha de publicación: 2017-09-27
An Easier Approach to High-Performance Current Loop Control Design

How designers can build low-cost MCU-based servo control systems that perform like expensive FPGA-based designs.

Fecha de publicación: 2017-09-27
El escritorio de Microsoft Windows se enfrenta con Arduino: ¿El sueño de un diseñador?

La computadora monoplaca LattePanda proporciona un entorno Windows® 10 con compatibilidad Arduino.

Fecha de publicación: 2017-09-26
Switch Tutorial

Almost every electronic device has a switch on it, if not several switches. This article discusses switches and their typical applications.

Fecha de publicación: 2017-09-21
Comprender las ventajas y desventajas de los reguladores lineales

Los reguladores de caída baja (LDO) son soluciones de suministro CC/CC útiles para los diseñadores que entienden los compromisos con la eficiencia.

Fecha de publicación: 2017-09-20
The STM32 Nucleo Pack for IoT Brings Makers to the IoT Cloud

The STM32 Nucleo is a powerful low-cost alternative to Arduino: the latest STM32 Nucleo pack includes Wi-Fi, NFC and MEMs expansion boards that bring makers and engineers to the IoT cloud.

Fecha de publicación: 2017-09-19
Find the Right Low-Noise Amplifier for Precision ADCs

When designing high-precision instrumentation, use the right calculations to match the low-noise driver op amp to the ADC.

Fecha de publicación: 2017-09-14
ADC/DAC Tutorial

Converting signals from analog to digital (ADC) or digital to analog (DAC) is an unavoidable task. This article discusses the different kinds of ADCs and DACs.

Fecha de publicación: 2017-09-13
Design an Accurate Miniature Joystick with a 2-Dimensional, Contactless Magnetic Position Sensor

A single-chip Hall effect sensor and a magnetic assembly can form a miniature 2-axis joystick with high sensitivity, smooth operation, low power, and low cost.

Fecha de publicación: 2017-09-12
Desarrollar rápidamente aplicaciones basadas en microcontroladores en tiempo real utilizando MicroPython

Cuando se combina con microcontroladores en tiempo rea, MicroPython ofrece un potente lenguaje de programación independiente de plataforma que ayuda a los desarrolladores a acelerar el tiempo de llegada al mercado.

Fecha de publicación: 2017-09-07
Wearables Platform Eases IoT Device Prototyping

Wearables Development Platform Simplifies IoT Application Prototyping.

Fecha de publicación: 2017-09-06
Connector Tutorial

There are many different kinds of connectors, all serve the same purpose but in different ways. This article discusses connectors and their typical applications.

Fecha de publicación: 2017-09-05
Design Effective Front-End Filter Wearable Medical Instruments

Deciding between analog or digital signal filtering for wearables requires an understanding of some pros and cons of each approach.

Fecha de publicación: 2017-08-31
Agregar conectividad a las aplicaciones IoT a través de redes personales y redes de área amplia

Los avances en las soluciones inalámbricas de protocolo simple y múltiple se enfocan en redes personales y redes de área amplia.

Fecha de publicación: 2017-08-31
A Modular Approach to IoT Application Development - Part 2: Software Design

The Samsung ARTIK platform helps speed IoT application development with a simpler approach stretching from IoT devices to the cloud.

Fecha de publicación: 2017-08-30
Un método modular para el desarrollo de aplicaciones de IoT, parte 1: opciones de hardware

Los desarrolladores pueden combinar fácilmente diferentes módulos de Samsung ARTIK para satisfacer los diversos requisitos de las soluciones de hardware del IoT.

Fecha de publicación: 2017-08-30
Gesture-Based User Interface – A Step Beyond Multi-Touch?

Gesture based E-field sensors allow a touchless human interface.

Fecha de publicación: 2017-08-29
Aportar tranquilidad en el mundo IIoT inalámbrico

Desarrollo de un dispositivo de red IIoT inalámbrico seguro.

Fecha de publicación: 2017-08-24
Design a Reliable Driver for Precision Medical and Industrial Analog-to-Digital Conversion

For high-accuracy medical and industrial data acquisition, ride the SAR-ADC with the proper amplifier and anti-aliasing filter to complete the digital picture.

Fecha de publicación: 2017-08-23
Humidity Sensors - ‘Sensing’ and ‘Seeing’ What’s Critical in Our Environment

The major design challenges related to humidity/temperature sensors and how TE Connectivity’s HTU2x devices help overcome them are outlined.

Fecha de publicación: 2017-08-23
Hardware vs. Software Tradeoffs – Part 1: Comparators

Basic functions such as the comparator can be implemented using hardware or software; the decision is based on speed, accuracy, and flexibility requirements.

Fecha de publicación: 2017-08-22
Ensuring Device and Radio Security in Low-Power IoT Wireless Connections

LoRaWAN security features make it an attractive connectivity standard for IoT devices.

Fecha de publicación: 2017-08-17
Advantages of Modular DC/DC Converters Over Discrete Solutions

As the prices for fully certified DC/DC converter modules are dropping steadily, they have now become a viable alternative to discrete designs.

Fecha de publicación: 2017-08-16
Understanding, Selecting, and Effectively Using Current Probes

Current probes allow simple non-invasive measurements instead of measuring directly with an oscilloscope using current shunts, or current transformers.

Fecha de publicación: 2017-08-16
Achieving High-Resolution and Zero Latency Conversion in Precision Measurement Designs

For applications that need both high-resolution and zero latency signal conversion, designers can replace complex, multi-converter designs with a single device.

Fecha de publicación: 2017-08-15
Sensing on a Zero Power Budget

Ultra-low power and “no power” RFID wireless sensing.

Fecha de publicación: 2017-08-10
Using MCUs with an Embedded GPU to Get the Most Out of Display-Based User Interfaces

Embedded developers can quickly deploy high-resolution graphics using an MCU with dedicated hardware and software support.

Fecha de publicación: 2017-08-09
Why USB Type-C Circuit Protection is Vital and How to Implement It

USB Type-C systems using high voltage/current USB PD need extensive protection now available in single-chip solutions that greatly reduce design complexity.

Fecha de publicación: 2017-08-08
Hardware Encryption Hardens Wireless MCUs Against Hacks

Wireless MCU public key infrastructure cryptography.

Fecha de publicación: 2017-08-03
Use Log Amps to Enhance Sensitivity and Performance in Wide-Dynamic-Range RF and Optical Links

When used properly, log amps are a useful tool for controlling front-end gain for optimized RF and optical channel performance and signal strength indication.

Fecha de publicación: 2017-08-02
Automation in the Industrial IoT is Reinventing the User Interface

Various human machine interface technologies offer diverse solutions.

Fecha de publicación: 2017-08-01
Solutions for Rapid Development of Long-Range Bluetooth Beacons

Using the right Bluetooth transceivers with integrated power amplifiers, developers can quickly implement an effective solution for long-range beacon devices.

Fecha de publicación: 2017-07-27
Connecting to the Grid, to the Net, and to You

High performance controllers, wireless modules, and development kits simplify smart grid design.

Fecha de publicación: 2017-07-26
Ultraviolet Radiation – Its Attributes and Benefits

A brief overview of what ultraviolet (UV) radiation is, the sources of UV radiation, and how it can be used to benefit human health.

Fecha de publicación: 2017-07-26
Building Bluetooth-Connected IoT Wireless Sensor Prototypes with Minimal Effort

A comprehensive IoT kit lets developers quickly prototype sensor designs and demonstrate a complete sensor-to-smartphone application.

Fecha de publicación: 2017-07-25
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