Electronic Design http://demo.electronicdesign.com/rss.xml en Minimize Your Microcontroller Power Requirements http://demo.electronicdesign.com/power/minimize-your-microcontroller-power-requirements <div class="field-byline"> William Goh, Texas Instruments </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Battery-operated devices all have something in common: finite energy. To extend operating time and reduce the need for battery replacements, designers need to reduce MCU system power requirements. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://demo.electronicdesign.com/power/minimize-your-microcontroller-power-requirements" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://demo.electronicdesign.com/power/minimize-your-microcontroller-power-requirements#comments Design Solutions Digital ICs Embedded Microcontrollers Power Texas Instruments Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:38:00 +0000 117941 at http://demo.electronicdesign.com Altia’s Updated GUI Editor Helps Simplify Embedded GUI Design/Deployment http://demo.electronicdesign.com/dev-tools/altia-s-updated-gui-editor-helps-simplify-embedded-gui-designdeployment <div class="node-body article-body">New features and updates to the latest version of Altia’s GUI Editor—Altia Design 11.1.1—were implemented to facilitate and speed the creation of customized graphic user interfaces (GUIs). </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://demo.electronicdesign.com/dev-tools/altia-s-updated-gui-editor-helps-simplify-embedded-gui-designdeployment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://demo.electronicdesign.com/dev-tools/altia-s-updated-gui-editor-helps-simplify-embedded-gui-designdeployment#comments Products Dev Tools Embedded Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:45:00 +0000 117911 at http://demo.electronicdesign.com Rugged Latching Relay Reaches 50 A http://demo.electronicdesign.com/components/rugged-latching-relay-reaches-50 <div class="node-body article-body">CIT Relay & Switch offers its single-coil L115F1 latching relay with values up to 50 A. The UL/cUL-approved power relay can withstand heavy contact load with strong shock (200 m/s2 at 11 ms) and vibration (1.5-mm double amplitude 10~40 Hz) resistance. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://demo.electronicdesign.com/components/rugged-latching-relay-reaches-50" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://demo.electronicdesign.com/components/rugged-latching-relay-reaches-50#comments Products Components Power Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:37:00 +0000 117901 at http://demo.electronicdesign.com Next-Gen 18-W LED Power Supplies Shrink To Fit Space-Constrained Apps http://demo.electronicdesign.com/power/next-gen-18-w-led-power-supplies-shrink-fit-space-constrained-apps <div class="node-body article-body">According to Green Watt Power, a division of Calex Mfg. Co., its 18-W GLCA series of constant-current LED power supplies offer a more compact solution over the company’s standard 18-W GLC series. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://demo.electronicdesign.com/power/next-gen-18-w-led-power-supplies-shrink-fit-space-constrained-apps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://demo.electronicdesign.com/power/next-gen-18-w-led-power-supplies-shrink-fit-space-constrained-apps#comments Products LEDs Power Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:29:00 +0000 117891 at http://demo.electronicdesign.com Li-Ion Battery-Protection Controller Reduces Smartphone/Tablet Charging Time http://demo.electronicdesign.com/components/li-ion-battery-protection-controller-reduces-smartphonetablet-charging-time <div class="node-body article-body">Analog-circuit technology, MOSFET technology, and advanced packaging combine to incorporate controller and driver functions into ON Semiconductor’s new single-circuit lithium-ion battery-protection controller. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://demo.electronicdesign.com/components/li-ion-battery-protection-controller-reduces-smartphonetablet-charging-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://demo.electronicdesign.com/components/li-ion-battery-protection-controller-reduces-smartphonetablet-charging-time#comments Products Components Power Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:18:00 +0000 117881 at http://demo.electronicdesign.com SiC Schottky Barrier Diodes Minimize Server Power-Supply Loss http://demo.electronicdesign.com/analog/sic-schottky-barrier-diodes-minimize-server-power-supply-loss <div class="node-body article-body">The FMCA series of silicon-carbide (SiC) Schottky barrier diodes, offered by Allegro MicroSystems and manufactured/developed by Sanken Electric Co. in Japan, will target the industrial and computer markets with end applications to include servers and those requiring high-frequency rectification circuits. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://demo.electronicdesign.com/analog/sic-schottky-barrier-diodes-minimize-server-power-supply-loss" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://demo.electronicdesign.com/analog/sic-schottky-barrier-diodes-minimize-server-power-supply-loss#comments Products Analog Power Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:08:00 +0000 117871 at http://demo.electronicdesign.com 40-V COT Controller Delivers 0.008%/V Line Regulation http://demo.electronicdesign.com/power/40-v-cot-controller-delivers-0008v-line-regulation <div class="node-body article-body">The XR75100 40-V synchronous step-down controller, developed by Exar, supports point-of-load (POL) supplies from industrial 24-V dc and 24-V ac rectified sources. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://demo.electronicdesign.com/power/40-v-cot-controller-delivers-0008v-line-regulation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://demo.electronicdesign.com/power/40-v-cot-controller-delivers-0008v-line-regulation#comments Products Components Power Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:37:00 +0000 117861 at http://demo.electronicdesign.com Misunderstanding Plagues the Patent System http://demo.electronicdesign.com/embedded/misunderstanding-plagues-patent-system <div class="field-byline"> Bob Zeidman, SAFE Corporation </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Business owners, entrepreneurs, and politicians are making bad decisions based on misconceptions about patents and the patent system.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://demo.electronicdesign.com/embedded/misunderstanding-plagues-patent-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://demo.electronicdesign.com/embedded/misunderstanding-plagues-patent-system#comments Contributing Technical Experts Embedded Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:45:00 +0000 117721 at http://demo.electronicdesign.com Graphene Breakthrough Foretells Computerized Couture Revolution http://demo.electronicdesign.com/blog/graphene-breakthrough-foretells-computerized-couture-revolution <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Analysts predict that global sales for wearable technology could reach &euro;25million by the end of the decade. No doubt, then, that those electronics companies developing technology to help advance computerized couture will reap substantial financial rewards.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/london-calling">London Calling</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://demo.electronicdesign.com/blog/graphene-breakthrough-foretells-computerized-couture-revolution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://demo.electronicdesign.com/blog/graphene-breakthrough-foretells-computerized-couture-revolution#comments graphene wearable technology London Calling Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:53:00 +0000 117691 at http://demo.electronicdesign.com Advanced Robots “Swarm” NYC’s Museum of Math http://demo.electronicdesign.com/systems/advanced-robots-swarm-nyc-s-museum-math <div class="field-byline"> Sarah Mangiola </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Algorithms created by the Multi-Robot Systems Lab allow robots to communicate with one another and perform specific tasks. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://demo.electronicdesign.com/systems/advanced-robots-swarm-nyc-s-museum-math" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://demo.electronicdesign.com/systems/advanced-robots-swarm-nyc-s-museum-math#comments Robotics News Systems Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:54:00 +0000 117681 at http://demo.electronicdesign.com <p>Swarm Bot connecting to others on MoMath&#39;s Math Sqaure.&nbsp;</p> Zero Span Made Simple http://demo.electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/zero-span-made-simple <div class="field-byline"> David Hall, Contributing Technical Expert </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The increasing instantaneous bandwidths of modern signal analyzers combined with the use of more advanced triggering modes has increased the usefulness of zero span measurements. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://demo.electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/zero-span-made-simple" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://demo.electronicdesign.com/test-measurement/zero-span-made-simple#comments Contributing Technical Experts Test & Measurement National Instruments Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:28:00 +0000 117471 at http://demo.electronicdesign.com LabView Runs On System-On-Module http://demo.electronicdesign.com/embedded/labview-runs-system-module <div class="node-body article-body">National Instruments’ NI sbRIO-9651 combines the best of NI’s Xilinx Zynq-based Compact RIO platform into a system-on-module (SOM). </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://demo.electronicdesign.com/embedded/labview-runs-system-module" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://demo.electronicdesign.com/embedded/labview-runs-system-module#comments Defense Medical Mobile Dev Tools Embedded Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:23:00 +0000 117461 at http://demo.electronicdesign.com Fear And Loathing In The Standards Process http://demo.electronicdesign.com/embedded/fear-and-loathing-standards-process <div class="node-body article-body">VITA’s ex-ante patent disclosure used with VITA standards minimizes patent issues early in the process allowing faster market growth. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://demo.electronicdesign.com/embedded/fear-and-loathing-standards-process" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://demo.electronicdesign.com/embedded/fear-and-loathing-standards-process#comments Defense Boards Engineering Essentials Embedded modules Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:46:00 +0000 117451 at http://demo.electronicdesign.com <p><strong>Ray Alderman</strong><br /> Chairman of the Board<br /> <a href="http://www.vita.com" target="_blank">VITA</a></p> Identify The Ideal PCB Assembly Repair Shop http://demo.electronicdesign.com/embedded/identify-ideal-pcb-assembly-repair-shop <div class="field-byline"> Ron Fukui, PSI Repair Services Inc. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When selecting a service provider for circuit-board repair or rework, focus on the “three E’s”: expertise, equipment, and economies of scale.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://demo.electronicdesign.com/embedded/identify-ideal-pcb-assembly-repair-shop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://demo.electronicdesign.com/embedded/identify-ideal-pcb-assembly-repair-shop#comments Design Solutions Embedded Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:05:00 +0000 117411 at http://demo.electronicdesign.com PCI Express Mini Cards Provide Module Expansion http://demo.electronicdesign.com/blog/pci-express-mini-cards-provide-module-expansion <div class="node-body blog-body">Compact motherboards require small expansion options. The PCI Express Mini Card form factor has garnered a following in the embedded space. </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://demo.electronicdesign.com/blog/pci-express-mini-cards-provide-module-expansion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://demo.electronicdesign.com/blog/pci-express-mini-cards-provide-module-expansion#comments Boards modules alt.embedded Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:12:00 +0000 117281 at http://demo.electronicdesign.com Improve Logic Timing with Worst-Case Analysis http://demo.electronicdesign.com/embedded/improve-logic-timing-worst-case-analysis <div class="field-byline"> Sahar Sadeghi and Charles Hymowitz, AEi Systems </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Digital worst-case timing analysis (WCTA) analyzes the timing of digital devices under worst-case end-of-life conditions including initial, temperature, aging, and radiation tolerances. Its results can be applied to improve the worst-case performance of the design.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://demo.electronicdesign.com/embedded/improve-logic-timing-worst-case-analysis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://demo.electronicdesign.com/embedded/improve-logic-timing-worst-case-analysis#comments Design Solutions Embedded Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:46:00 +0000 117251 at http://demo.electronicdesign.com Getting Rid of Cable: Good Luck With That http://demo.electronicdesign.com/blog/getting-rid-cable-good-luck <div class="node-body blog-body">Just recently I decided to get rid of one of the cable boxes in our guest bedroom that was never used. With the cable bill that includes a VoIP phone and high speed Internet almost hitting $200 per month, it seemed like a good way to cut expenses</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://demo.electronicdesign.com/blog/getting-rid-cable-good-luck" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://demo.electronicdesign.com/blog/getting-rid-cable-good-luck#comments Blogs Communiqué Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:19:00 +0000 117221 at http://demo.electronicdesign.com Smart 2.0 Enables Next-Generation Connected Devices http://demo.electronicdesign.com/communications/smart-20-enables-next-generation-connected-devices <div class="field-byline"> Simon Forrest, Imagination Technologies </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Smart 2.0 aims to bring together people, devices, and services in unique ways by providing a springboard for building connected products with value-added business opportunity.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://demo.electronicdesign.com/communications/smart-20-enables-next-generation-connected-devices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://demo.electronicdesign.com/communications/smart-20-enables-next-generation-connected-devices#comments Communications Embedded Fri, 18 Jul 2014 18:53:00 +0000 116901 at http://demo.electronicdesign.com Managing Heterogeneous Multicore Software Development http://demo.electronicdesign.com/blog/managing-heterogeneous-multicore-software-development <div class="node-body blog-body">Asymmetric multicore platforms are becoming more common. Mentor Graphics is changing the tools to streamline software development on these heterogeneous platforms. </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://demo.electronicdesign.com/blog/managing-heterogeneous-multicore-software-development" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://demo.electronicdesign.com/blog/managing-heterogeneous-multicore-software-development#comments Dev Tools alt.embedded Fri, 18 Jul 2014 18:24:00 +0000 116881 at http://demo.electronicdesign.com High-Contact-Density Data Connectors Meet Defense/Industrial Portable Needs http://demo.electronicdesign.com/interconnects/high-contact-density-data-connectors-meet-defenseindustrial-portable-needs <div class="node-body article-body">TT Electronics says its MIL-PP family of rugged, micro push-pull data connectors saves up to 35% in weight and space over previous devices, suiting them for harsh portable defense and industrial applications. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://demo.electronicdesign.com/interconnects/high-contact-density-data-connectors-meet-defenseindustrial-portable-needs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://demo.electronicdesign.com/interconnects/high-contact-density-data-connectors-meet-defenseindustrial-portable-needs#comments Products Components Interconnects Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:48:00 +0000 116871 at http://demo.electronicdesign.com PikeOS 3.5 Supports Hardware Virtualization http://demo.electronicdesign.com/embedded/pikeos-35-supports-hardware-virtualization <div class="node-body article-body">To meet the challenges of highly integrated systems with strong safety and security needs, SYSGO added hardware virtualization into version 3.5 of its hypervisor PikeOS, enabling the execution of guest operating systems without any adaption. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://demo.electronicdesign.com/embedded/pikeos-35-supports-hardware-virtualization" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://demo.electronicdesign.com/embedded/pikeos-35-supports-hardware-virtualization#comments Products Embedded Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:01:00 +0000 116861 at http://demo.electronicdesign.com PowerVR IP Core Creates Smallest Android GPU Solution http://demo.electronicdesign.com/embedded/powervr-ip-core-creates-smallest-android-gpu-solution <div class="node-body article-body">According to Imagination Technologies, its PowerVR graphics processor IP core delivers the smallest Android-compatible GPU solution at 0.55 mm2 (250 MHz in 28 nm). </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://demo.electronicdesign.com/embedded/powervr-ip-core-creates-smallest-android-gpu-solution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://demo.electronicdesign.com/embedded/powervr-ip-core-creates-smallest-android-gpu-solution#comments Products Android Embedded Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:52:00 +0000 116851 at http://demo.electronicdesign.com RTD Simulator Cards Added To Pickering Programmable Resistor Line http://demo.electronicdesign.com/embedded/rtd-simulator-cards-added-pickering-programmable-resistor-line <div class="node-body article-body">Pickering expanded its PCI precision programmable resistor family with two resistance-temperature-detector (RTD) simulator cards, each containing six high-stability, fine-setting-resolution resistance channels. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://demo.electronicdesign.com/embedded/rtd-simulator-cards-added-pickering-programmable-resistor-line" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://demo.electronicdesign.com/embedded/rtd-simulator-cards-added-pickering-programmable-resistor-line#comments Products Embedded Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:44:00 +0000 116831 at http://demo.electronicdesign.com There’s More To Know Than Moore’s Law http://demo.electronicdesign.com/digital-ics/there-s-more-know-moore-s-law <div class="field-byline"> Kevin Ilcisin, Contributing Technical Expert </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Today's technology processes are going far beyond germanium, now relying on silicon germanium, gallium arsenide, indium phosphide, gallium nitride, and silicon carbide. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://demo.electronicdesign.com/digital-ics/there-s-more-know-moore-s-law" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://demo.electronicdesign.com/digital-ics/there-s-more-know-moore-s-law#comments Contributing Technical Experts Digital ICs Power Test & Measurement Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:32:00 +0000 116821 at http://demo.electronicdesign.com Product-on-Module Speeds Product Deployment In Industrial/Home Automation http://demo.electronicdesign.com/embedded/product-module-speeds-product-deployment-industrialhome-automation <div class="node-body article-body">Mistral Solutions’ small-form-factor AM437x product-on-module (PoM), built around the 1-GHz Sitara AM437x processors from Texas Instruments, represents a vehicle toward rapid product deployment thanks to its quad-core PRU-ICSS, PowerVR SGX 3D acceleration core, dual camera, QSPI-NOR, up to 512 kbytes of on-chip memory, dual ADCs, and an extendable architecture. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://demo.electronicdesign.com/embedded/product-module-speeds-product-deployment-industrialhome-automation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://demo.electronicdesign.com/embedded/product-module-speeds-product-deployment-industrialhome-automation#comments Products Embedded modules Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:28:00 +0000 116811 at http://demo.electronicdesign.com Sensory’s Todd Mozer Discusses Biometric Security For Consumer Devices http://demo.electronicdesign.com/embedded/sensory-s-todd-mozer-discusses-biometric-security-consumer-devices <div class="field-byline"> Bill Wong, Embedded/Systems/Software Editor </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Todd Mozer, CEO of Sensory Inc., describes new speech and vision technologies that target consumer products including mobile and automotive platforms.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://demo.electronicdesign.com/embedded/sensory-s-todd-mozer-discusses-biometric-security-consumer-devices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://demo.electronicdesign.com/embedded/sensory-s-todd-mozer-discusses-biometric-security-consumer-devices#comments Interviews Embedded Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:14:00 +0000 116771 at http://demo.electronicdesign.com Use Gigabit Ethernet To Future-Proof Industrial Networks http://demo.electronicdesign.com/communications/use-gigabit-ethernet-future-proof-industrial-networks <div class="field-byline"> Diane Davis, Red Lion Controls </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Gigabit Ethernet is the bridge that businesses can use to construct industrial networks today to pave the way to bring more video, sensors, M2M, and other connected devices into their operations tomorrow.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://demo.electronicdesign.com/communications/use-gigabit-ethernet-future-proof-industrial-networks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://demo.electronicdesign.com/communications/use-gigabit-ethernet-future-proof-industrial-networks#comments Design Solutions Communications Ethernet Fri, 18 Jul 2014 13:57:00 +0000 116741 at http://demo.electronicdesign.com Software’s Weak Link is Code http://demo.electronicdesign.com/embedded/software-s-weak-link-code <div class="field-byline"> Peter Thorne, Cambashi Ltd. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Computer languages have been spectacularly successful. But is the central role of source code the key to the future or a legacy concept?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://demo.electronicdesign.com/embedded/software-s-weak-link-code" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://demo.electronicdesign.com/embedded/software-s-weak-link-code#comments Contributing Technical Experts Embedded Fri, 18 Jul 2014 13:22:00 +0000 116691 at http://demo.electronicdesign.com PCB-Mount AC-DC Linear Supply Becomes Dual 15-V Rail Source http://demo.electronicdesign.com/power/pcb-mount-ac-dc-linear-supply-becomes-dual-15-v-rail-source <div class="node-body article-body">Characterized by tight regulation, low noise, and high stability, Calex Mfg. Co.’s Model 3.15.5-115 low-noise linear power supply is suited for use as a dual 15-V rail source with an added 5 V dc output for low-voltage circuit requirements. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://demo.electronicdesign.com/power/pcb-mount-ac-dc-linear-supply-becomes-dual-15-v-rail-source" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://demo.electronicdesign.com/power/pcb-mount-ac-dc-linear-supply-becomes-dual-15-v-rail-source#comments Products Components Power Thu, 17 Jul 2014 18:42:00 +0000 116611 at http://demo.electronicdesign.com Versatile “Express Development Platforms” Meet Multiple Dev Needs http://demo.electronicdesign.com/dev-tools/versatile-express-development-platforms-meet-multiple-dev-needs <div class="node-body article-body">VadaTech’s Express Development Platforms are standard, high-versatility configurations designed to handle a wide range of development requirements. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://demo.electronicdesign.com/dev-tools/versatile-express-development-platforms-meet-multiple-dev-needs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://demo.electronicdesign.com/dev-tools/versatile-express-development-platforms-meet-multiple-dev-needs#comments Products Dev Tools Embedded Thu, 17 Jul 2014 18:33:00 +0000 116601 at http://demo.electronicdesign.com