Electronic Design http://electronicdesign.com/rss.xml en A Hands-on Look at the STM32F7 Discovery Board http://electronicdesign.com/blog/hands-look-stm32f7-discovery-board <div class="node-body blog-body">Technology Editor Bill Wong takes ST Microelectronics’ STM32 F7 Discovery board to task. </div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/blog/hands-look-stm32f7-discovery-board" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/blog/hands-look-stm32f7-discovery-board#comments IoT Mobile Robotics Microcontrollers alt.embedded Fri, 22 Jul 2016 18:36:00 +0000 878381 at http://electronicdesign.com Encrypted SSDs Take Aim at Industrial IoT Applications http://electronicdesign.com/memory/encrypted-ssds-take-aim-industrial-iot-applications <div class="node-body article-body">Virtium’s latest crop of solid state disks (SSD) target industrial applications that require secure storage. Self-encrypting drives (SEDs) offer one means of doing this. </div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/memory/encrypted-ssds-take-aim-industrial-iot-applications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/memory/encrypted-ssds-take-aim-industrial-iot-applications#comments IoT Mobile Memory Fri, 22 Jul 2016 16:22:00 +0000 878371 at http://electronicdesign.com High-Speed ADCs Propel Wider-Bandwidth Applications http://electronicdesign.com/adc/high-speed-adcs-propel-wider-bandwidth-applications <div class="node-body article-body">Faster sampling is a crucial factor when it comes to wide-bandwidth RF systems, and today's fast ADCs play a key role in making it happen.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/adc/high-speed-adcs-propel-wider-bandwidth-applications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/adc/high-speed-adcs-propel-wider-bandwidth-applications#comments Defense ADC Analog Mobile Wireless Texas Instruments Thu, 21 Jul 2016 16:00:00 +0000 878011 at http://electronicdesign.com Mining Chipworks for Data Gold http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/mining-chipworks-data-gold <div class="node-body article-body">Chipworks opens its archive of teardowns for big data analytics with a new service called Inside Technology. </div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/mining-chipworks-data-gold" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/mining-chipworks-data-gold#comments IoT Mobile Robotics Embedded Thu, 21 Jul 2016 15:41:00 +0000 878361 at http://electronicdesign.com Bit-Error-Rate Testers Face Ethernet Speed Challenges http://electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/bit-error-rate-testers-face-ethernet-speed-challenges <div class="field-deck"> With the demands on BERTs growing, industry groups and standards are considering the use of multilevel signals. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With the demands on BERTs growing, industry groups and standards are considering the use of multilevel signals. </div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/bit-error-rate-testers-face-ethernet-speed-challenges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/bit-error-rate-testers-face-ethernet-speed-challenges#comments Communications Test & Measurement Wed, 20 Jul 2016 20:15:00 +0000 878341 at http://electronicdesign.com Bit-Error-Rate Testers Face Ethernet Speed Challenges (.PDF Download) http://electronicdesign.com/datasheet/bit-error-rate-testers-face-ethernet-speed-challenges-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>The bit error ratio (BER) is defined as the probability that a bit is received in error when, between transmission and reception, one or more bits are changed (e.g., a binary 0 is transmitted and a binary 1 is received). This measured ratio is affected by many factors, including noise,...</p> <p><strong>Register or sign in below to download the full article in .PDF format, including high resolution graphics and schematics when applicable.</strong></p> </div> Gold Wed, 20 Jul 2016 20:03:00 +0000 878351 at http://electronicdesign.com Electronic Design’s Products of the Week (7/18-7/22) http://electronicdesign.com/gallery/electronic-design-s-products-week-718-722 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Whether you're looking for TVS diodes or micro-architecture processors, Electronic Design has you covered. We've rounded up some of the latest products to help optimize your applications, devices, and systems.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/gallery/electronic-design-s-products-week-718-722" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/gallery/electronic-design-s-products-week-718-722#comments Components Gallery Embedded processors Systems Test & Measurement Wed, 20 Jul 2016 18:54:00 +0000 878331 at http://electronicdesign.com The Soft Banking of ARM http://electronicdesign.com/iot/soft-banking-arm <div class="node-body article-body">On July 18, SoftBank Group of Japan announced that it would buy ARM Holdings, the renowned UK-based semiconductor intellectual property (IP) company.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/iot/soft-banking-arm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/iot/soft-banking-arm#comments Automotive IoT Wed, 20 Jul 2016 15:01:00 +0000 878321 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>Image courtesy of Thinkstock</p> Handling an Ultra-Low-Power Cortex-M4 http://electronicdesign.com/blog/handling-ultra-low-power-cortex-m4 <div class="node-body blog-body">Technology Editor Bill Wong takes a hands-on look at Ambiq Micro’s Apollo, an ultra-low-power Cortex-M4.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/blog/handling-ultra-low-power-cortex-m4" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/blog/handling-ultra-low-power-cortex-m4#comments IoT Medical Mobile Robotics Microcontrollers alt.embedded Tue, 19 Jul 2016 19:28:00 +0000 878311 at http://electronicdesign.com Bring the Benefits of MEMS Accelerometers to Condition Monitoring http://electronicdesign.com/analog/bring-benefits-mems-accelerometers-condition-monitoring <div class="node-body article-body">Designers of applications that demand higher performance, such as condition monitoring for the IoT, are increasingly looking to MEMS devices for solutions.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/analog/bring-benefits-mems-accelerometers-condition-monitoring" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/analog/bring-benefits-mems-accelerometers-condition-monitoring#comments Automotive IoT Analog Embedded Analog Devices Mon, 18 Jul 2016 20:41:00 +0000 878291 at http://electronicdesign.com How to Choose the Best Microcontroller http://electronicdesign.com/blog/how-choose-best-microcontroller <div class="node-body blog-body">Electronic Design's own Lou Frenzel is updating one of his textbooks—and is soliciting advice from readers on microcontroller content to include. </div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/blog/how-choose-best-microcontroller" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/blog/how-choose-best-microcontroller#comments Microcontrollers Communiqué Mon, 18 Jul 2016 18:56:00 +0000 878271 at http://electronicdesign.com What’s the Difference Between Containers and Virtual Machines? http://electronicdesign.com/dev-tools/what-s-difference-between-containers-and-virtual-machines <div class="node-body article-body">Containers and virtual machines are two ways to deploy multiple, isolated services on a single platform. So how do they differ?</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/dev-tools/what-s-difference-between-containers-and-virtual-machines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/dev-tools/what-s-difference-between-containers-and-virtual-machines#comments IoT What’s The Difference Between… Dev Tools Fri, 15 Jul 2016 20:32:00 +0000 878231 at http://electronicdesign.com Simple Yet Effective ESD Testing Methods for Higher Reliability http://electronicdesign.com/blog/simple-yet-effective-esd-testing-methods-higher-reliability <div class="node-body blog-body">There are multiple ways to test for electrostatic discharge, ranging from implementing a human-body or machine model to....using a balloon and a comb?</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/blog/simple-yet-effective-esd-testing-methods-higher-reliability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/blog/simple-yet-effective-esd-testing-methods-higher-reliability#comments Guest Blogger Test & Measurement Guest blogs Fri, 15 Jul 2016 18:28:00 +0000 878221 at http://electronicdesign.com Find Out What to Wear at Wearables TechCon http://electronicdesign.com/iot/find-out-what-wear-wearables-techcon <div class="node-body article-body">Technology Editor Bill Wong is headed to Wearables TechCon, where he will be hosting a pair of panels on IoT hardware and software. </div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/iot/find-out-what-wear-wearables-techcon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/iot/find-out-what-wear-wearables-techcon#comments IoT Medical Mobile Fri, 15 Jul 2016 16:19:00 +0000 878211 at http://electronicdesign.com Intel Adds Tsu-Jae King Liu, Taking Step Toward Board Diversity http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/intel-adds-tsu-jae-king-liu-taking-step-toward-board-diversity <div class="node-body article-body">The electrical engineer, who helped develop the multigate FinFET transistor, is joining the board as its second female member.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/intel-adds-tsu-jae-king-liu-taking-step-toward-board-diversity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/intel-adds-tsu-jae-king-liu-taking-step-toward-board-diversity#comments Automotive Hot Topics Mobile Embedded Microprocessors Fri, 15 Jul 2016 02:30:00 +0000 878201 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>(Image courtesy of Infineon Technologies).</p> Infineon Buys Cree's Wolfspeed to Expand Power and Wireless Chips http://electronicdesign.com/power/infineon-buys-crees-wolfspeed-expand-power-and-wireless-chips <div class="node-body article-body">In a surprise reshuffling of the market for advanced semiconductors, Infineon Technologies said that it has agreed to buy Cree's Wolfspeed division.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/infineon-buys-crees-wolfspeed-expand-power-and-wireless-chips" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/infineon-buys-crees-wolfspeed-expand-power-and-wireless-chips#comments Automotive Hot Topics IoT Energy Mobile Power Thu, 14 Jul 2016 19:05:00 +0000 878191 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>An Infineon Technologies engineer holds&nbsp;a 200 millimeter wafer in a semiconductor cleanroom in Dresden, Germany. (Image courtesy of Infineon).</p> Q&A: PAM4 Single Lambda Addresses Today’s Ethernet Challenges http://electronicdesign.com/communications/qa-pam4-single-lambda-addresses-today-s-ethernet-challenges <div class="node-body article-body">Electronic Design talks to AppliedMicro about the world’s first 100G PAM4 single-wavelength solution for 100G and 400G Ethernet. </div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/communications/qa-pam4-single-lambda-addresses-today-s-ethernet-challenges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/communications/qa-pam4-single-lambda-addresses-today-s-ethernet-challenges#comments Interviews Communications Ethernet Thu, 14 Jul 2016 14:38:00 +0000 878171 at http://electronicdesign.com NI’s 2nd-Gen VST Simplifies Scalable RF Test http://electronicdesign.com/blog/ni-s-2nd-gen-vst-simplifies-scalable-rf-test <div class="node-body blog-body">National Instruments will use NIWeek 2016 to demonstrate its new PXIe-5840 VST, featuring 1-GHz bandwidth and a much more powerful Virtex-7 FPGA.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/blog/ni-s-2nd-gen-vst-simplifies-scalable-rf-test" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/blog/ni-s-2nd-gen-vst-simplifies-scalable-rf-test#comments Test & Measurement Test.Pass Wed, 13 Jul 2016 18:57:00 +0000 878151 at http://electronicdesign.com What is Going on with Serial NAND? http://electronicdesign.com/design-faqs/what-going-serial-nand <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Toshiba </div> <div class="node-body article-body">What are serial memories? Why use serial memories? What is the difference between serial NAND and NOR flash memories? Are there places where serial NOR memory is still needed? What are some advanced features found in serial NAND memories?</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/design-faqs/what-going-serial-nand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/design-faqs/what-going-serial-nand#comments Design FAQs Wed, 13 Jul 2016 16:06:00 +0000 878141 at http://electronicdesign.com 11 Myths about OpenCL http://electronicdesign.com/dev-tools/11-myths-about-opencl <div class="field-deck"> OpenCL is a computational framework designed to take advantage of multicore platforms. Unsurprisingly, there are a few myths surrounding it. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">OpenCL is a computational framework designed to take advantage of multicore platforms. Unsurprisingly, there are a few myths surrounding it.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/dev-tools/11-myths-about-opencl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/dev-tools/11-myths-about-opencl#comments Dev Tools Wed, 13 Jul 2016 15:46:00 +0000 878121 at http://electronicdesign.com 11 Myths about OpenCL (.PDF Download) http://electronicdesign.com/datasheet/11-myths-about-opencl-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>OpenCL is an open, cross-platform, parallel-computing standard from the Khronos Group. Applications are written in a variant of C, and the latest OpenCL 2.2...</p> <p><strong>Register or sign in below to download the full article in .PDF format, including high resolution graphics and schematics when applicable.</strong></p> </div> Gold Wed, 13 Jul 2016 15:41:00 +0000 878131 at http://electronicdesign.com The Many Flavors of Bluetooth IoT Connectivity http://electronicdesign.com/wireless/many-flavors-bluetooth-iot-connectivity <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Silicon Labs </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With the growth of the IoT gaining momentum, developers need a range of wireless connectivity options to address an array of application use cases. Bluetooth has proven to be a versatile, economical and easy-to-implement protocol solution. Learn about the many flavors of Bluetooth IoT connectivity.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/wireless/many-flavors-bluetooth-iot-connectivity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/wireless/many-flavors-bluetooth-iot-connectivity#comments Communications White Paper Embedded Wireless Tue, 12 Jul 2016 19:59:00 +0000 878111 at http://electronicdesign.com Developing Beacons with Bluetooth Low Energy Technology http://electronicdesign.com/wireless/developing-beacons-bluetooth-low-energy-technology <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Silicon Labs </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Beacons enable "proximity-aware applications" for customers, businesses, and industrial environments. Putting beacons on a product, pushing their data into the cloud, and then using it to create value all represent new and challenging development frontiers for many of us.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/wireless/developing-beacons-bluetooth-low-energy-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/wireless/developing-beacons-bluetooth-low-energy-technology#comments Communications White Paper Embedded Wireless Tue, 12 Jul 2016 19:59:00 +0000 878101 at http://electronicdesign.com Six Hidden Costs in a 99 Cent Wireless SoC http://electronicdesign.com/wireless/six-hidden-costs-99-cent-wireless-soc <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Silicon Labs </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When adding wireless functionality, the two approaches generally available include using a system-on-a-chip (SoC) or a module. The SoC is lower cost, but comes with various unknowns of how to design it into a product. Using a module removes some of those unknowns but can drive the cost up. So what’s the easiest, most cost-effective way to add wireless? Here we’ll examine the various cost trade offs.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/wireless/six-hidden-costs-99-cent-wireless-soc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/wireless/six-hidden-costs-99-cent-wireless-soc#comments Communications White Paper Embedded Wireless Tue, 12 Jul 2016 19:59:00 +0000 878091 at http://electronicdesign.com Electronic Design’s Products of the Week (7/10-7/16) http://electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/electronic-design-s-products-week-710-716 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Whether you're looking for low power SoCs or GNSS modules, Electronic Design has you covered. We've rounded up some of the latest products to help optimize your applications, devices, and systems.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/electronic-design-s-products-week-710-716" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/electronic-design-s-products-week-710-716#comments Defense IoT Products ADC Boards Mobile Communications Components DACs Dev Tools Digital ICs Gallery Embedded Ethernet Memory Power Systems Test & Measurement Tue, 12 Jul 2016 19:50:00 +0000 878081 at http://electronicdesign.com 3 Hidden Oscilloscope Specs That Really Matter http://electronicdesign.com/white-paper/3-hidden-oscilloscope-specs-really-matter <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by National Instruments </div> <div class="node-body article-body">All oscilloscopes are listed with specifications like sampling rate, bandwidth, and voltage range, but are those the best specifications to use when you choose a new instrument. Understanding the quality of an oscilloscope requires reading a little further into the user manual. See why the effective number of bits (ENOB), passband flatness, and -3 dB filter roll-off may be the most important specs you aren’t looking at.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/white-paper/3-hidden-oscilloscope-specs-really-matter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/white-paper/3-hidden-oscilloscope-specs-really-matter#comments White Paper Test & Measurement Tue, 12 Jul 2016 19:35:00 +0000 878071 at http://electronicdesign.com How to Design High-Power-Density DC-DC Converters http://electronicdesign.com/dcdc-converters/how-design-high-power-density-dc-dc-converters <div class="node-body article-body">Optimizing board space in today's large-scale server and telecom apps requires higher-power-density POL converters spawned from new topologies, MOSFET technology and/or novel packaging.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/dcdc-converters/how-design-high-power-density-dc-dc-converters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/dcdc-converters/how-design-high-power-density-dc-dc-converters#comments Medical Mobile dc/dc converters Power Texas Instruments Tue, 12 Jul 2016 16:00:00 +0000 877511 at http://electronicdesign.com A Deeper Look at Deep-Learning Frameworks http://electronicdesign.com/dev-tools/deeper-look-deep-learning-frameworks <div class="field-deck"> Deep learning is one aspect of artificial intelligence gaining ground thanks to multicore hardware such as GPGPUs, with tools and frameworks also providing more accessibility to the technology. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Deep learning is one aspect of artificial intelligence gaining ground thanks to multicore hardware such as GPGPUs, with tools and frameworks also providing more accessibility to the technology. </div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/dev-tools/deeper-look-deep-learning-frameworks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/dev-tools/deeper-look-deep-learning-frameworks#comments Automotive Dev Tools Tue, 12 Jul 2016 13:25:00 +0000 878041 at http://electronicdesign.com Prevent Oscillations in Supercapacitor Power Supplies http://electronicdesign.com/analog/prevent-oscillations-supercapacitor-power-supplies <div class="node-body article-body">This circuit, based on discrete transistors and diodes, develops hysteresis to resolve and avoid the non-stop turn-on/off cycling that may otherwise occur when using supercapacitors as a transitional or shutdown-period backup power source.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/analog/prevent-oscillations-supercapacitor-power-supplies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/analog/prevent-oscillations-supercapacitor-power-supplies#comments Analog Ideas for Design Power Mon, 11 Jul 2016 18:37:00 +0000 877991 at http://electronicdesign.com Basics of Energy Efficiency and Low-Power Design http://electronicdesign.com/iot/basics-energy-efficiency-and-low-power-design <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Newark element14 </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As the demand for energy grows worldwide, manufacturers of electronic equipment are continually looking for ways to improve the energy efficiency of their designs. One of the primary goals of the Internet of Things (IoT) is to help consumers become better users of energy—on the factory floor, at home, at work, on the road, while exercising, or at the doctor’s office. In this Basics Of Design, we will discuss energy efficiency and the IoT, and spotlight technologies and devices that are helping engineers design products that use less power while still boosting performance.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/iot/basics-energy-efficiency-and-low-power-design" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/iot/basics-energy-efficiency-and-low-power-design#comments IoT Basics of Design Embedded Mon, 11 Jul 2016 18:22:00 +0000 877971 at http://electronicdesign.com