Microcontrollers http://electronicdesign.com/taxonomy/term/25799/more en PCI Express Is Handling More than Just Peripherals http://electronicdesign.com/microcontrollers/pci-express-handling-more-just-peripherals <div class="field-byline"> William Wong </div> <div class="node-body article-body">PCI Express (PCIe) Gen 3 is the mainstay for microprocessors. It scales by adding more lanes typically in an x1, x2, x4, x8, and x16...</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/microcontrollers/pci-express-handling-more-just-peripherals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/microcontrollers/pci-express-handling-more-just-peripherals#comments Memory Microcontrollers Mon, 27 Jun 2016 20:45:00 +0000 877471 at http://electronicdesign.com Tiny Modules Target IoT Applications http://electronicdesign.com/blog/tiny-modules-target-iot-applications <div class="node-body blog-body">The Internet of Things often means tiny and mobile, and that makes designs challenging. One alternative is to use modules delivered by vendors like NXP, Digi International, and Intel.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/blog/tiny-modules-target-iot-applications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/blog/tiny-modules-target-iot-applications#comments IoT Embedded Microcontrollers alt.embedded Fri, 17 Jun 2016 14:29:00 +0000 877051 at http://electronicdesign.com Marvell’s IAP Family Gets a New Addition http://electronicdesign.com/iot/marvell-s-iap-family-gets-new-addition <div class="node-body article-body">Marvell’s IoT Application Processor (IAP) family gets a new addition, the IAP220. Its integrated sensor hub extends battery life by allowing the host to sleep while sensor information is read and analyzed. </div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/iot/marvell-s-iap-family-gets-new-addition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/iot/marvell-s-iap-family-gets-new-addition#comments IoT Mobile Microcontrollers Microprocessors Thu, 09 Jun 2016 13:59:00 +0000 876651 at http://electronicdesign.com Low-Power MCUs Tackle Industrial Sensing and Measurement Applications http://electronicdesign.com/microcontrollers/low-power-mcus-tackle-industrial-sensing-and-measurement-applications <div class="node-body article-body">Microcontrollers in industrial settings must combine high performance, low power consumption, a flexible feature set, and a powerful software-development ecosystem, as evidenced in TI's MSP43x family.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/microcontrollers/low-power-mcus-tackle-industrial-sensing-and-measurement-applications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/microcontrollers/low-power-mcus-tackle-industrial-sensing-and-measurement-applications#comments industrial Microcontrollers Power Test & Measurement Texas Instruments Wed, 01 Jun 2016 16:00:00 +0000 876081 at http://electronicdesign.com BlueBox Demo’d on 3D-Printed Car http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/bluebox-demo-d-3d-printed-car <div class="node-body gallery-body">NXP’s BlueBox is an automotive platform designed to handle ADAS and self-driving car applications. </div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/bluebox-demo-d-3d-printed-car" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/bluebox-demo-d-3d-printed-car#comments Automotive Hot Topics Microcontrollers Microprocessors Wed, 18 May 2016 14:10:00 +0000 875601 at http://electronicdesign.com Cypress Acquires Broadcom’s Internet of Things Business, Loses Long-Time Chief Executive http://electronicdesign.com/iot/cypress-acquires-broadcom-s-internet-things-business-loses-long-time-chief-executive <div class="node-body article-body">Cypress has agreed to buy Broadcom's wireless IoT business. The deal coincided with the departure of the company's long-time chief executive.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/iot/cypress-acquires-broadcom-s-internet-things-business-loses-long-time-chief-executive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/iot/cypress-acquires-broadcom-s-internet-things-business-loses-long-time-chief-executive#comments Automotive Hot Topics IoT Mobile Electromechanical Microcontrollers Wireless Thu, 28 Apr 2016 18:40:00 +0000 874871 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>Cypress has outlined plans to combine the new wireless chips with its low-power programmable chips and microcontrollers, which are widely used in consumer electronics and automobiles. (Image courtesy of Ford).</p> Forget Shrinking Transistors. Fuse Them Together in Three Dimensions. http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/forget-shrinking-transistors-fuse-them-together-three-dimensions <div class="node-body article-body">The French microelectronics laboratory LETI is building mobile processors in three dimensions rather than simply etching transistors onto a flat substrate.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/forget-shrinking-transistors-fuse-them-together-three-dimensions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/microprocessors/forget-shrinking-transistors-fuse-them-together-three-dimensions#comments Hot Topics Mobile Embedded Microcontrollers Microprocessors Fri, 22 Apr 2016 15:20:00 +0000 874691 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>Extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography&nbsp;equipment&nbsp;built by the Netherlands-based&nbsp;ASML. Intel and other chipmakers&nbsp;are betting on&nbsp;EUV lithography to create the next generation of computer processors. Others are turning toward 3D chips for better performance. (Image courtesy of ASML).</p> Are micro:bits the Right Way to Teach STEM? http://electronicdesign.com/blog/are-microbits-right-way-teach-stem <div class="node-body blog-body">One million micro:bits are being delivered to British school children to help teach STEM, but is it the right way to do things?</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/blog/are-microbits-right-way-teach-stem" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/blog/are-microbits-right-way-teach-stem#comments Blogs Boards Mobile Embedded Microcontrollers alt.embedded Thu, 31 Mar 2016 14:23:00 +0000 872821 at http://electronicdesign.com Engineering Honor Society Lets Students Guide Professional Standards http://electronicdesign.com/communications/engineering-honor-society-lets-students-guide-professional-standards <div class="node-body article-body">Eta Kappa Nu, the IEEE's academic honor society, honored outstanding chapters and students at a recent ceremony, highlighting their efforts to prepare for engineering careers and promote STEM in their communities. </div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/communications/engineering-honor-society-lets-students-guide-professional-standards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/communications/engineering-honor-society-lets-students-guide-professional-standards#comments Defense Communications Microcontrollers Thu, 24 Mar 2016 14:45:00 +0000 872131 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>The plaques&nbsp;awarded to the 22 outstanding&nbsp;chapters of Eta Kappa Nu, the academic honor society associated with the IEEE. (Image courtesy of IEEE-HKN).</p> What are the Differences Between Java Platforms from Desktops to Wearables? http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/what-are-differences-between-java-platforms-desktops-wearables <div class="node-body article-body">To support embedded/IoT cost-effectiveness resulting in strong technical constraints, Java platforms for embedded/IoT/wearable devices need to follow a set of requirements that make them unique compared to Java implementations on other systems.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/what-are-differences-between-java-platforms-desktops-wearables" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/what-are-differences-between-java-platforms-desktops-wearables#comments IoT Android Medical Mobile What’s The Difference Between… Dev Tools Embedded Microcontrollers Microprocessors Wed, 23 Mar 2016 15:18:00 +0000 872141 at http://electronicdesign.com