Electronic Design http://electronicdesign.com/rss.xml en Electronic Design’s Products of the Week (8/23-8/29) http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/electronic-design-s-products-week-823-829 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Here we've rounded up some of the latest products to optimize your applications, devices, and systems.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/electronic-design-s-products-week-823-829" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/electronic-design-s-products-week-823-829#comments Defense IoT Products ADC Boards Mobile Communications Components DACs Dev Tools Digital ICs Gallery Embedded Ethernet Memory Power Systems Test & Measurement Tue, 25 Aug 2015 19:11:00 +0000 853341 at http://electronicdesign.com 5 Ways TTI and Molex Can Solve Your Biggest Connector Headaches http://electronicdesign.com/tti/5-ways-tti-and-molex-can-solve-your-biggest-connector-headaches <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: 20px;"><strong style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px;">The Specialist and Agent Molex team up in Comic Cycle City Showdown</strong></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/tti/5-ways-tti-and-molex-can-solve-your-biggest-connector-headaches" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/tti/5-ways-tti-and-molex-can-solve-your-biggest-connector-headaches#comments TTI Tue, 25 Aug 2015 13:18:00 +0000 852491 at http://electronicdesign.com Ada/SPARK Fixes Crazyflie Nano Quadrotor http://electronicdesign.com/dev-tools/adaspark-fixes-crazyflie-nano-quadrotor-0 <div class="node-body article-body">Crazyflie quadrotor is an open-source project including the hardware. I tried out a project where the control software was rewritten in SPARK, a subset of Ada.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/dev-tools/adaspark-fixes-crazyflie-nano-quadrotor-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/dev-tools/adaspark-fixes-crazyflie-nano-quadrotor-0#comments Mobile Robotics Dev Tools Embedded Tue, 25 Aug 2015 04:30:00 +0000 853361 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>1. The Crazyflie weighs only 19 g and has a 72 MHz Cortex-M3 processor. Another Cortex core is found on the wireless chip. (Image courtesy of Bitcraze).&nbsp;</p> The Role of Gap-Filling Materials in Controlling EMI http://electronicdesign.com/design-faqs/role-gap-filling-materials-controlling-emi <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by: Bergquist </div> <div class="node-body article-body">What do we mean by “EMI” in this context? What’s a “Gap-Filling Material”? How do I use elastomeric gap fillers in meeting EMC standards? What are the metrics for evaluating shielding materials?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/design-faqs/role-gap-filling-materials-controlling-emi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/design-faqs/role-gap-filling-materials-controlling-emi#comments Design FAQs Bergquist Fri, 21 Aug 2015 20:41:00 +0000 852971 at http://electronicdesign.com DC/DC Controller Adds PWM Signals for Digital Power System Management http://electronicdesign.com/analog/dcdc-controller-adds-pwm-signals-digital-power-system-management <div class="node-body article-body">The LTC3887-1 from Linear Technology is a new dual-output synchronous step-down dc/dc controller that adds three-state PWM signals for digital power system management and design.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/analog/dcdc-controller-adds-pwm-signals-digital-power-system-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/analog/dcdc-controller-adds-pwm-signals-digital-power-system-management#comments Products Analog Boards Dev Tools Digital ICs Power Fri, 21 Aug 2015 04:25:00 +0000 852951 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>(Image courtesy of Linear Technology).</p> NI Week 2015: Turning Big Data to Useful Data http://electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/ni-week-2015-turning-big-data-useful-data <div class="node-body article-body">This year’s event focused very much on the tools, software, and design approaches engineers need in order to extract true value from the on-coming tsunami of data.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/ni-week-2015-turning-big-data-useful-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/ni-week-2015-turning-big-data-useful-data#comments IoT Mobile Dev Tools Technologies Test & Measurement Thu, 20 Aug 2015 21:00:00 +0000 852861 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>The new CompactRIO controller features a quad-core 1.91 GHz processor, a Kintex-7 FPGA, NI Linux Real-Time, an embedded UI, and secure digital storage. (Image courtesy of National Instruments).</p> Autonomous Cars: 9 Test Centers, Many Jobs http://electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/autonomous-cars-9-test-centers-many-jobs <div class="node-body gallery-body">Self-driving or autonomous vehicles will soon be providing independent transportation, minus the road rage. From China to Virginia to Berlin, from Baidu and Google to Apple and Ford, the race is on to realize a viable driverless car.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/autonomous-cars-9-test-centers-many-jobs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/autonomous-cars-9-test-centers-many-jobs#comments Automotive IoT Trends & Analysis Embedded Test & Measurement Thu, 20 Aug 2015 07:30:00 +0000 852851 at http://electronicdesign.com Electronic Design’s Products of the Week (8/16-8/22) http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/electronic-design-s-products-week-816-822 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Here we've rounded up some of the latest products to optimize your applications, devices, and systems.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/electronic-design-s-products-week-816-822" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/electronic-design-s-products-week-816-822#comments Defense IoT Products ADC Boards Mobile Communications Components DACs Dev Tools Digital ICs Gallery Embedded Ethernet Memory Power Systems Test & Measurement Wed, 19 Aug 2015 19:11:00 +0000 852561 at http://electronicdesign.com Wrapping Up NI Week 2015 http://electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/wrapping-ni-week-2015 <div class="node-body article-body">National Instruments delivered a range of new hardware platforms at its NI Week 2015. This includes a new FlexRIO Controller as well as new versions of CompactRIO and SBRIO.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/wrapping-ni-week-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/wrapping-ni-week-2015#comments Hot Topics Medical Mobile Dev Tools Test & Measurement Wed, 19 Aug 2015 17:15:00 +0000 852531 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>1. CompactRIO Controllers use a 1.91 GHz, Intel Atom quad-core E3845 processor and a Xilinx Kintex-7 FPGA. (Image courtesy of National Instruments).</p> Resonant Circuit Generates a High-Frequency Magnetic Field http://electronicdesign.com/analog/resonant-circuit-generates-high-frequency-magnetic-field <div class="field-deck"> This novel LC resonant tank amplifies the magnetic coil current by 2X while generating a high-frequency magnetic field. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This novel LC resonant tank amplifies the magnetic coil current by 2X while generating a high-frequency magnetic field.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/analog/resonant-circuit-generates-high-frequency-magnetic-field" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/analog/resonant-circuit-generates-high-frequency-magnetic-field#comments Analog Power Power Sources Wed, 19 Aug 2015 16:47:00 +0000 852521 at http://electronicdesign.com 5 Technologies That Are Going Nowhere http://electronicdesign.com/blog/5-technologies-are-going-nowhere <div class="node-body blog-body">An overview of five technologies that might get our blood boiling with excitement, but ultimately could have a difficult time penetrating into the mainstream. Are these devices going somewhere - or going nowhere?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/communiqu">Communiqué</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/blog/5-technologies-are-going-nowhere" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/blog/5-technologies-are-going-nowhere#comments IoT Mobile Robotics Communications Embedded Wireless Communiqué Tue, 18 Aug 2015 20:50:00 +0000 852421 at http://electronicdesign.com Test Your Oscilloscope Knowledge and Win a Tektronix MDO3000 Oscilloscope! http://electronicdesign.com/test-your-oscilloscope-knowledge-and-win-tektronix-mdo3000-oscilloscope <div class="node-body page-body">Test Your Oscilloscope Knowledge and Win a Tektronix MDO3000 Oscilloscope!</div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/test-your-oscilloscope-knowledge-and-win-tektronix-mdo3000-oscilloscope" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 18 Aug 2015 19:18:08 +0000 852391 at http://electronicdesign.com Type-C Connectors Seize Multi-Interface Versatility http://electronicdesign.com/interconnects/type-c-connectors-seize-multi-interface-versatility <div class="field-deck"> The USB 3.1 Type-C connector has dominated the USB space, but now it’s branching out toward other platforms such as DisplayPort. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The USB 3.1 Type-C connector has dominated the USB space, but now it’s branching out toward other platforms such as DisplayPort.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/interconnects/type-c-connectors-seize-multi-interface-versatility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/interconnects/type-c-connectors-seize-multi-interface-versatility#comments Mobile Components Interconnects Tue, 18 Aug 2015 18:19:00 +0000 852401 at http://electronicdesign.com Gallery: Flash Memory Summit Highlights Storage Large and Small http://electronicdesign.com/memory/gallery-flash-memory-summit-highlights-storage-large-and-small <div class="node-body gallery-body">The Flash Memory Summit is one of the hottest shows around. It has everything from M-RAM M.2 solid-state drives (SSDs) to a 16-Tbyte, 2.5-in SSD that uses 48-layer V-NAND technology. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/memory/gallery-flash-memory-summit-highlights-storage-large-and-small" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/memory/gallery-flash-memory-summit-highlights-storage-large-and-small#comments Mobile Components Embedded Memory Microprocessors Mon, 17 Aug 2015 19:00:00 +0000 852161 at http://electronicdesign.com Internet-of-Vehicle Market in China Outlines Global Telematics Growth http://electronicdesign.com/iot/internet-vehicle-market-china-outlines-global-telematics-growth <div class="node-body article-body">The vehicle telematics market is expected to grow steadily through 2019, as manufacturers are accelerating the growth of mobile-Internet devices. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/iot/internet-vehicle-market-china-outlines-global-telematics-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/iot/internet-vehicle-market-china-outlines-global-telematics-growth#comments Automotive IoT Mobile Communications Embedded Systems Mon, 17 Aug 2015 16:45:00 +0000 852131 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>Apple&#39;s CarPlay system enables users&nbsp;to connect their smartphones directly to the vehicle display, giving them access to applications installed on the device. (Image courtesy of Volvo).</p> Q&A: Taking a Closer Look at AMD’s High Bandwidth Memory http://electronicdesign.com/memory/qa-taking-closer-look-amd-s-high-bandwidth-memory <div class="node-body article-body">AMD’s High Bandwidth Memory (HBM) puts more memory on chip while providing a higher-bandwidth interface. Technology Editor Bill Wong talks with AMD’s Bryan Black about HBM.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/memory/qa-taking-closer-look-amd-s-high-bandwidth-memory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/memory/qa-taking-closer-look-amd-s-high-bandwidth-memory#comments Interviews Embedded Memory Fri, 14 Aug 2015 19:08:00 +0000 851241 at http://electronicdesign.com Medical Exoskeletons Become Practical http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/medical-exoskeletons-become-practical <div class="field-deck"> IoT-linked assistive limbs give patients mobility. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Exoskeletons can be used for medical and other applications. Lower body bionics can even help those with lower extremity weakness walk. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/medical-exoskeletons-become-practical" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/medical-exoskeletons-become-practical#comments Medical Embedded Fri, 14 Aug 2015 18:58:00 +0000 851211 at http://electronicdesign.com Medical Exoskeletons Become Practical (.PDF Download) http://electronicdesign.com/datasheet/medical-exoskeletons-become-practical-pdf-download <div class="node-body datasheet-body"><p>Today&#39;s exoskeletons are a far cry from Marvel&rsquo;s Iron Man, but Tony Stark had the advantage of an arc reactor and almost unlimited power. Iron Man also has powerful servos and armor that gods and aliens have a hard time cracking. Luckily, practical, wearable exoskeletons...</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> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Gold Fri, 14 Aug 2015 18:31:00 +0000 851221 at http://electronicdesign.com Flash in the 3D Pan http://electronicdesign.com/blog/flash-3d-pan <div class="node-body blog-body">Storage vendors were showing off their latest wares at the Flash Memory Summit. This includes devices like Samsung’s 3D, 48-layer V-NAND chip that packs in 256-Gbytes of 3-bit multi-level-cell (MLC) flash memory.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/altembedded">alt.embedded</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/blog/flash-3d-pan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/blog/flash-3d-pan#comments Mobile Memory alt.embedded Fri, 14 Aug 2015 15:34:00 +0000 851201 at http://electronicdesign.com Achieve the Impossible in IoT: Full-Featured Apps on Resource-Limited Platforms http://electronicdesign.com/iot/achieve-impossible-iot-full-featured-apps-resource-limited-platforms <div class="node-body article-body">Today’s IoT embedded-system developers require frameworks for memory and power management. Therefore, applying scalability features in a full-featured RTOS makes it possible to have a system behave as if it has more resources available than are actually present.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/iot/achieve-impossible-iot-full-featured-apps-resource-limited-platforms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/iot/achieve-impossible-iot-full-featured-apps-resource-limited-platforms#comments IoT Engineering Essentials Embedded Microcontrollers Power Mentor Graphics Fri, 14 Aug 2015 14:13:00 +0000 851181 at http://electronicdesign.com Research Agreement Targets Fronthaul Interface for 5G Networks http://electronicdesign.com/communications/research-agreement-targets-fronthaul-interface-5g-networks <div class="node-body article-body">In an attempt to more efficiently navigate 5G networks, the China Mobile Research Institute and Xilinx Inc. have agreed to research a next-generation fronthaul interface (NGFI).</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/communications/research-agreement-targets-fronthaul-interface-5g-networks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/communications/research-agreement-targets-fronthaul-interface-5g-networks#comments IoT Mobile Communications Systems Thu, 13 Aug 2015 19:30:00 +0000 851141 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>C-RAN connects a large number of distributed radio receivers to a centralized&nbsp;baseband-unit&nbsp;(BBU) pool in the cloud, providing high-bandwidth and low-latency communications. (Image courtesy of ThinkStock).</p> DoE Backs New Conversion Unit for Concentrating Solar Power Plants http://electronicdesign.com/power/doe-backs-new-conversion-unit-concentrating-solar-power-plants <div class="node-body article-body">A research team from the Wisconsin Energy Institute has received a DoE grant to design a new power conversion unit for concentrating-solar-power (CSP) plants.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/doe-backs-new-conversion-unit-concentrating-solar-power-plants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/doe-backs-new-conversion-unit-concentrating-solar-power-plants#comments Analog Power Power Sources Systems Thu, 13 Aug 2015 17:00:00 +0000 851131 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>An array of&nbsp;concentrating-solar-power reflectors in Hawaii. The Energy Department is engaged in research to increase the efficiency and lower the overall cost of these renewable energy&nbsp;power plants. (Image courtesy of Wikipedia).&nbsp;</p> Q&A: TI's Will Cooper Talks FRAM Memories http://electronicdesign.com/memory/qa-tis-will-cooper-talks-fram-memories <div class="node-body article-body">FRAM is a not-so-new non-volatile memory technology that’s becoming more popular in ultra-low-power microcontrollers due to its advantages over traditional memory technologies. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/memory/qa-tis-will-cooper-talks-fram-memories" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/memory/qa-tis-will-cooper-talks-fram-memories#comments Interviews Memory Microcontrollers Wed, 12 Aug 2015 16:01:00 +0000 851101 at http://electronicdesign.com Electronic Design’s Products of the Week (8/9-8/15) http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/electronic-design-s-products-week-89-815 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Here we've rounded up some of the latest products to optimize your applications, devices, and systems.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/electronic-design-s-products-week-89-815" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/electronic-design-s-products-week-89-815#comments Defense IoT Products ADC Boards Mobile Communications Components DACs Dev Tools Digital ICs Gallery Embedded Ethernet Memory Power Systems Test & Measurement Tue, 11 Aug 2015 19:11:00 +0000 851041 at http://electronicdesign.com Proof-of-Concept Prototypes versus Manufacturing Design Preparations http://electronicdesign.com/blog/proof-concept-prototypes-versus-manufacturing-design-preparations <div class="node-body blog-body"><p style="margin-left:.25in;">I have designed many early-stage proof-of-concept (POC) circuits, and observed many others do the same thing. It seems that there is often a huge disconnect between clients and engineers, though, when it comes to the goals of a POC design. In simple terms, an engineer worth his salt will overdesign an early POC circuit. This is because Murphy&rsquo;s law always applies, and POCs are about overcoming unknowns. By overdesigning the circuit, one is able to prove the client&rsquo;s product POC <em>can</em> be made to work, and quickly.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/guest-blogs">Guest blogs</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/blog/proof-concept-prototypes-versus-manufacturing-design-preparations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/blog/proof-concept-prototypes-versus-manufacturing-design-preparations#comments Guest Blogger Analog Microcontrollers Power Guest blogs Tue, 11 Aug 2015 15:50:00 +0000 851051 at http://electronicdesign.com APUs vs FPGAs: The Battle for Smart-Camera Processing Supremacy http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/apus-vs-fpgas-battle-smart-camera-processing-supremacy <div class="node-body article-body">Design efficiency, interoperability and scalability are at the crossroads of next-generation vision-system innovation.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/apus-vs-fpgas-battle-smart-camera-processing-supremacy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/apus-vs-fpgas-battle-smart-camera-processing-supremacy#comments Defense DSPs FPGAs Microprocessors Mon, 10 Aug 2015 20:01:00 +0000 850991 at http://electronicdesign.com Digital Power Comes of Age http://electronicdesign.com/power/digital-power-comes-age <div class="node-body article-body">This article looks at the evolution of distributed-power architectures since the introduction of the first high-frequency switching dc-dc converter modules back in 1984. It describes the factors that have driven this evolution and highlights some of the most significant innovations along the way.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/digital-power-comes-age" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/digital-power-comes-age#comments Mobile PMICS Power Power Sources Mon, 10 Aug 2015 14:37:00 +0000 850911 at http://electronicdesign.com Why Is the USB Type C Connector So Testy? http://electronicdesign.com/blog/why-usb-type-c-connector-so-testy <div class="node-body blog-body">It turns out that the new USB 3.1 Type C connector is kind of testy, if not downright ornery. It’s so “out there” that the USB IF still hasn’t even been able to come up with a compliance regimen - so how do you go about testing it?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/testpass">Test.Pass</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/blog/why-usb-type-c-connector-so-testy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/blog/why-usb-type-c-connector-so-testy#comments Mobile Embedded Ethernet Test & Measurement Test.Pass Fri, 07 Aug 2015 16:51:00 +0000 850401 at http://electronicdesign.com Subsystem Provides Analog Inputs and Outputs for Industrial Control http://electronicdesign.com/analog/subsystem-provides-analog-inputs-and-outputs-industrial-control <div class="node-body article-body">To aid industrial factories as they push toward higher-speed manufacturing and custom production, Maxim Integrated has introduced the MAXREFDES32# subsystem reference design for use in control systems.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/analog/subsystem-provides-analog-inputs-and-outputs-industrial-control" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/analog/subsystem-provides-analog-inputs-and-outputs-industrial-control#comments Products Analog Boards Components Embedded Power Thu, 06 Aug 2015 14:26:00 +0000 849941 at http://electronicdesign.com <p><a href="/site-files/electronicdesign.com/files/uploads/2015/06/MAXREFDES32Fig00%5B1%5D.jpg" target="_blank">Click here&nbsp;for expanded view</a>. (Image courtesy of Maxim Integrated).</p> Configure a Car with Smart-Watch Applications http://electronicdesign.com/iot/configure-car-smart-watch-applications <div class="node-body article-body">A smart watch may be a perfect tool for car customization, since it saves driver’s preferences and can share them with all of your connected devices.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/iot/configure-car-smart-watch-applications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/iot/configure-car-smart-watch-applications#comments Automotive IoT Wed, 05 Aug 2015 20:35:00 +0000 849681 at http://electronicdesign.com