Microcontrollers http://electronicdesign.com/taxonomy/term/25799/more en Minimize Your Microcontroller Power Requirements http://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://electronicdesign.com/power/minimize-your-microcontroller-power-requirements" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://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://electronicdesign.com Security MCU Integrates Sub-1-GHz RF Transceiver, 3D LF Wakeup Trigger http://electronicdesign.com/microcontrollers/security-mcu-integrates-sub-1-ghz-rf-transceiver-3d-lf-wakeup-trigger <div class="node-body article-body">Targeting ultra-low-power applications, Texas Instruments’ RF430F5978 microcontroller (MCU) features enhanced read zone and battery performance</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/microcontrollers/security-mcu-integrates-sub-1-ghz-rf-transceiver-3d-lf-wakeup-trigger" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/microcontrollers/security-mcu-integrates-sub-1-ghz-rf-transceiver-3d-lf-wakeup-trigger#comments Products Embedded Microcontrollers Texas Instruments Wed, 16 Jul 2014 18:52:00 +0000 116321 at http://electronicdesign.com Asymmetric Microcontrollers Tame Power Consumption http://electronicdesign.com/microcontrollers/asymmetric-microcontrollers-tame-power-consumption <div class="node-body article-body">Now that asymmetric microcontrollers are becoming more common, they are providing more opportunities for reducing power requirements and modularizing software development. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/microcontrollers/asymmetric-microcontrollers-tame-power-consumption" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/microcontrollers/asymmetric-microcontrollers-tame-power-consumption#comments Defense Mobile Robotics Dev Tools Microcontrollers NXP Semiconductors Tue, 15 Jul 2014 19:30:00 +0000 116081 at http://electronicdesign.com Raspberry Pi B+ Gets A+ http://electronicdesign.com/boards/raspberry-pi-b-gets <div class="node-body article-body">Technology Editor Bill Wong takes a look at the Raspberry Pi B+. It adds mounting holes and MicroSD support. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/boards/raspberry-pi-b-gets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/boards/raspberry-pi-b-gets#comments Boards Mobile Robotics Microcontrollers Microprocessors modules Mon, 14 Jul 2014 16:03:00 +0000 115761 at http://electronicdesign.com Running Ada 2012 On The Cortex-M4 http://electronicdesign.com/blog/running-ada-2012-cortex-m4 <div class="node-body blog-body">The latest open-source Ada 2012 system from AdaCore, running on STMicroelectronics’ STM32 F4 Discovery board, is based on ARM’s Cortex-M4 microcontroller. </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/running-ada-2012-cortex-m4" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/blog/running-ada-2012-cortex-m4#comments Defense Robotics Dev Tools Microcontrollers ST Microelectronics alt.embedded Tue, 08 Jul 2014 01:32:00 +0000 115051 at http://electronicdesign.com Enhanced “Data Batching” Underlies MCUs’ Power-Saving Ability http://electronicdesign.com/microcontrollers/enhanced-data-batching-underlies-mcus-power-saving-ability <div class="node-body article-body">The STM32 Dynamic Efficiency microcontroller family improves the power-saving performance of data batching, a technique used in Google’s latest Android 4.4 (KitKat) operating system to maximize battery life, and extends those advantages to applications beyond smartphones/tablets. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/microcontrollers/enhanced-data-batching-underlies-mcus-power-saving-ability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/microcontrollers/enhanced-data-batching-underlies-mcus-power-saving-ability#comments Products Embedded Microcontrollers ST Microelectronics Mon, 30 Jun 2014 15:56:00 +0000 114061 at http://electronicdesign.com Digital-Power MCUs Promote Cleaner Cloud Design http://electronicdesign.com/microcontrollers/digital-power-mcus-promote-cleaner-cloud-design <div class="node-body article-body">Techniques such as digital control of computer power supplies can help boost data-center efficiency to over 60% by continuously adjusting to fluctuating power demand, according to Uptime Institute (a third-party data-center research/consultant organization). </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/microcontrollers/digital-power-mcus-promote-cleaner-cloud-design" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/microcontrollers/digital-power-mcus-promote-cleaner-cloud-design#comments Products Embedded Microcontrollers ST Microelectronics Fri, 27 Jun 2014 15:22:00 +0000 113861 at http://electronicdesign.com Capacitive-Sensing MCUs Lengthen Battery Life For HMI Apps http://electronicdesign.com/microcontrollers/capacitive-sensing-mcus-lengthen-battery-life-hmi-apps <div class="node-body article-body">Combining Silicon Labs’ ultra-low-power technology with accelerated capacitive sensing, the C8051F97x microcontroller (MCU) family will find homes in human-machine interfaces (HMIs) used in Internet-of-Things, home/building automation, consumer, and industrial applications. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/microcontrollers/capacitive-sensing-mcus-lengthen-battery-life-hmi-apps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/microcontrollers/capacitive-sensing-mcus-lengthen-battery-life-hmi-apps#comments Products Embedded Microcontrollers Fri, 27 Jun 2014 15:18:00 +0000 113851 at http://electronicdesign.com CAN FD Interface Option Extends Automotive MCU Family http://electronicdesign.com/microcontrollers/can-fd-interface-option-extends-automotive-mcu-family <div class="node-body article-body">Spansion’s Traveo automotive microcontroller (MCU) S6J3100 series now incorporates a 5-Mbit/s CAN FD interface for enhanced in-vehicle networking. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/microcontrollers/can-fd-interface-option-extends-automotive-mcu-family" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/microcontrollers/can-fd-interface-option-extends-automotive-mcu-family#comments Automotive Products Embedded Microcontrollers Fri, 27 Jun 2014 15:14:00 +0000 113841 at http://electronicdesign.com Tools Facilitate Mixed-Signal, Entry-Level MCU Design Projects http://electronicdesign.com/microcontrollers/tools-facilitate-mixed-signal-entry-level-mcu-design-projects <div class="node-body article-body">STMicroelectronics’ STM32 microcontroller (MCU) embedded-software design tools offers free and ready-to-use dedicated middleware stacks, such as touch-sense and USB libraries, along with drivers for STM32 peripherals through the hardware abstraction layer (HAL), to simplify porting of applications from one STM32 series to another. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/microcontrollers/tools-facilitate-mixed-signal-entry-level-mcu-design-projects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/microcontrollers/tools-facilitate-mixed-signal-entry-level-mcu-design-projects#comments Products Dev Tools Embedded Microcontrollers ST Microelectronics Fri, 27 Jun 2014 14:34:00 +0000 113781 at http://electronicdesign.com