Microcontrollers http://electronicdesign.com/taxonomy/term/25799/more en Subthreshold Cortex-M4F Design Sips Less Power Than Cortex-M3 http://electronicdesign.com/microcontrollers/subthreshold-cortex-m4f-design-sips-less-power-cortex-m3 <div class="node-body article-body">Ambiq Micro’s Apollo family of ARM Cortex-M4F microcontrollers draw less power than the typical Cortex-M3 by using a subthreshold voltage design. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/microcontrollers/subthreshold-cortex-m4f-design-sips-less-power-cortex-m3" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/microcontrollers/subthreshold-cortex-m4f-design-sips-less-power-cortex-m3#comments Mobile Microcontrollers Thu, 22 Jan 2015 19:01:00 +0000 833501 at http://electronicdesign.com How To Dumb Down Smart Electronics http://electronicdesign.com/how-dumb-down-smart-electronics <div class="node-body link-body"><p>In our generation of microcontroller-enhanced everything, it has been frustrating at best to see how often the capability of smart hardware has been foiled by the design of poorly purposed software.</p> </div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="http://electronicdesign.com/site-files/electronicdesign.com/files/DumbDownBlogPromo.jpg?1421858118" /> </div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> No </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/how-dumb-down-smart-electronics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Automotive Mobile Embedded Microcontrollers Systems Wed, 21 Jan 2015 16:28:00 +0000 833351 at http://electronicdesign.com Cortex-M7 Contains Configurable Tightly Coupled Memory http://electronicdesign.com/microcontrollers/cortex-m7-contains-configurable-tightly-coupled-memory <div class="node-body article-body">The SAM E70 adds automotive-grade Cortex-M7 support to Atmel’s ARM microcontroller portfolio.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/microcontrollers/cortex-m7-contains-configurable-tightly-coupled-memory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/microcontrollers/cortex-m7-contains-configurable-tightly-coupled-memory#comments Automotive Microcontrollers Thu, 15 Jan 2015 21:02:00 +0000 833111 at http://electronicdesign.com Microcontroller Generates Chaotic Lorenz Signals http://electronicdesign.com/analog/microcontroller-generates-chaotic-lorenz-signals <div class="field-byline"> James Calusdian and Xiaoping Yun </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This design shows a simple analog circuit that, when combined with a microcontroller and code, first simulates and then synthesizes chaotic signals using Lorenz chaotic-system principles.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/analog/microcontroller-generates-chaotic-lorenz-signals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/analog/microcontroller-generates-chaotic-lorenz-signals#comments Analog Ideas for Design Microcontrollers Test & Measurement Mon, 15 Dec 2014 19:57:00 +0000 831861 at http://electronicdesign.com 8 Bit or 32 Bit? Choosing Your Next Design’s MCU http://electronicdesign.com/microcontrollers/8-bit-or-32-bit-choosing-your-next-design-s-mcu <div class="field-byline"> Ingar Fredriksen and Paal Kastnes </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Though the popularity of 32-bit MCU devices continues to rise across the embedded community, recent MCU market trends reveal that 8-bit MCUs show a compound growth rate close to that of their 32-bit cousins.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/microcontrollers/8-bit-or-32-bit-choosing-your-next-design-s-mcu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/microcontrollers/8-bit-or-32-bit-choosing-your-next-design-s-mcu#comments Mobile Engineering Essentials Embedded Microcontrollers Fri, 05 Dec 2014 13:57:00 +0000 825181 at http://electronicdesign.com Q&A: Microchip Discusses Recent 8-bit MCU Innovations http://electronicdesign.com/microcontrollers/qa-microchip-discusses-recent-8-bit-mcu-innovations <div class="node-body article-body">Technology Editor Bill Wong talks with Microchip’s Steve Drehobl about their continuing innovation in 8-bit arena. Innovations include integrating core-independent and intelligent-analog peripherals with the 8-bit cores.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/microcontrollers/qa-microchip-discusses-recent-8-bit-mcu-innovations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/microcontrollers/qa-microchip-discusses-recent-8-bit-mcu-innovations#comments Interviews Medical Mobile Robotics Microcontrollers Microchip Thu, 04 Dec 2014 14:25:00 +0000 824061 at http://electronicdesign.com Extend Battery Life with Boost-Plus-Bypass Operation http://electronicdesign.com/power/extend-battery-life-boost-plus-bypass-operation <div class="node-body article-body">A boost-plus-bypass converter extends the battery run time in embedded MCU systems, which operate in standby mode for long periods of time. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/power/extend-battery-life-boost-plus-bypass-operation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/power/extend-battery-life-boost-plus-bypass-operation#comments Contributing Technical Experts Engineering Essentials Components Embedded industrial Microcontrollers Power Power Sources Texas Instruments Thu, 04 Dec 2014 14:25:00 +0000 824081 at http://electronicdesign.com Build Cortex-MCU-Based Wearables, Accessories with Bluetooth Connectivity http://electronicdesign.com/communications/build-cortex-mcu-based-wearables-accessories-bluetooth-connectivity <div class="field-byline"> Diya Soubra, ARM </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Technologies such as low-energy Bluetooth and low-power, high-performance ARM Cortex-based microcontrollers can help speed design and development of many innovative and connected wearable devices.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/communications/build-cortex-mcu-based-wearables-accessories-bluetooth-connectivity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/communications/build-cortex-mcu-based-wearables-accessories-bluetooth-connectivity#comments Communications Microcontrollers Wireless Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:44:00 +0000 821821 at http://electronicdesign.com Symtavision, Renesas Join Up on Methodology for Multicore MCUs http://electronicdesign.com/ide/symtavision-renesas-join-methodology-multicore-mcus <div class="node-body article-body">Working closely with Renesas Electronics, Symtavision has developed an integrated, model- and trace-based methodology for the Renesas RH850 family of multicore MCUs as well as other Renesas target MCU architectures. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/ide/symtavision-renesas-join-methodology-multicore-mcus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/ide/symtavision-renesas-join-methodology-multicore-mcus#comments Dev Tools IDE Microcontrollers Fri, 21 Nov 2014 19:57:00 +0000 821541 at http://electronicdesign.com Accelerators Reduce DSC Overhead in Motion Control Applications http://electronicdesign.com/dsps/accelerators-reduce-dsc-overhead-motion-control-applications <div class="node-body article-body">Texas Instrument's C2000 Piccolo F2807x incorporates a trigonometric math unit (TMU) and control law accelerator (CLA) to handle high speed analog analysis. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/dsps/accelerators-reduce-dsc-overhead-motion-control-applications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/dsps/accelerators-reduce-dsc-overhead-motion-control-applications#comments Automotive Lighting Robotics DSPs Electromechanical Microcontrollers Wed, 19 Nov 2014 22:26:00 +0000 821221 at http://electronicdesign.com