Interconnects en Raising the Protection Bar for USB Type-C and USB PD <div class="node-body article-body">The USB Type-C connector combined with the recently released USB PD 3.0 specification ushers in a new design paradigm for power distribution in numerous lower-power devices.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Communications Sponsored Interconnects Power Texas Instruments Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:00:00 +0000 913571 at Specifying Mid-Board Copper Solutions <div class="field-byline"> Arash Behziz </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Mid-board copper solutions overcome PCB layout restrictions and add design flexibility.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boards Embedded Interconnects TE Connectivity Thu, 09 Feb 2017 17:19:00 +0000 912031 at The Value of Overmolding for Electronics Devices <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Proto Labs </div> <div class="node-body article-body">What is the process of overmolding for electronics products? I have particular branding elements for my company. Can I incorporate those into the overmold? Are there size restrictions when using rapid overmolding processes? What are some of the primary applications where overmolding is the right choice?</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boards Design FAQs Components Interconnects Mon, 06 Feb 2017 15:03:00 +0000 911691 at Optimizing Multi-Gigabit Serial Interfaces <div class="node-body article-body">Proper equalization and careful design of the signal path are the keys to maintaining good signal integrity.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Boards Communications Interconnects Test & Measurement Texas Instruments Thu, 02 Feb 2017 13:00:00 +0000 911431 at Sensor Interface Relieves Complexity from Smartphones to Cars <div class="field-deck"> With sensors pushing further into smartphones and other devices, an interface from the MIPI Alliance could limit the complexity and power consumption that come with pinning them to processors. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The MIPI Alliance, which specializes in chip-to-chip interfaces, recently unsealed its new I3C standard, which had only been available to members.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Automotive Hot Topics IoT Medical Mobile Electromechanical Embedded Interconnects Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:45:00 +0000 910021 at <p>(Image courtesy of <a href="" target="_blank">Oliver Leitzgen</a>, Creative Commons).</p> Prioritize Circuit Protection for USB Type-C Interfaces <div class="node-body article-body">USB Type-C is revolutionizing the power-charging arena, but building in circuit protection becomes challenging due to the small connector size and high-power combination. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Communications Interconnects Power Texas Instruments Thu, 05 Jan 2017 13:00:00 +0000 906321 at How to Achieve High-Quality Data/Video Transfer with USB Type-C <div class="node-body article-body">To ensure that USB Type-C designs can handle the 10 Gb/s of USB 3.1 Gen2 and video standards, losses due to parasitic capacitance, trace length, and other factors must be minimized. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Communications Interconnects Power Texas Instruments Thu, 22 Dec 2016 14:11:00 +0000 903621 at PHY Holds the Key to Robust Industrial Ethernet Applications <div class="node-body article-body">Use of Ethernet in rugged industrial settings depends heavily on a strong PHY, and this transceiver IC solution helps meet that goal while lowering power consumption.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Automotive Communications Ethernet industrial Interconnects Texas Instruments Thu, 15 Dec 2016 13:00:00 +0000 902901 at Best Practices for System Testing <div class="node-body article-body">This article dives deeper into the development and testing methods used in the certification program.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Communications Interconnects Test & Measurement Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:25:00 +0000 901261 at The Importance of Auto-Negotiation in Ethernet Architectures <div class="node-body article-body">With Ethernet approaching 400G, Auto-Negotiation support must be implemented to ensure system interoperability and ultimately achieve success at such speeds.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ethernet Interconnects Test & Measurement Thu, 27 Oct 2016 19:16:00 +0000 894411 at