Microcontrollers http://electronicdesign.com/taxonomy/term/25799/more en Thunderboard React Races to STEM http://electronicdesign.com/iot/thunderboard-react-races-stem <div class="node-body article-body">Silicon Labs Thunderboard React is an IoT platform targeted at a range of developers from students to maker pros.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/iot/thunderboard-react-races-stem" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/iot/thunderboard-react-races-stem#comments IoT Mobile Robotics Dev Tools Microcontrollers Wed, 14 Sep 2016 19:03:00 +0000 884591 at http://electronicdesign.com Have Chip Vendors Taken Over Where Heathkit Left Off? http://electronicdesign.com/microcontrollers/have-chip-vendors-taken-over-where-heathkit-left <div class="field-byline"> William Wong </div> <div class="field-deck"> Texas Instruments’ TI-Innovator Hub targets the classroom and STEM education with its new LaunchPad Board. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Long ago, Heathkit provided hordes of hackers and budding engineers with educational platforms that often turned out to be useful devices...</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/microcontrollers/have-chip-vendors-taken-over-where-heathkit-left" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/microcontrollers/have-chip-vendors-taken-over-where-heathkit-left#comments IoT Robotics Dev Tools Embedded Microcontrollers Wed, 14 Sep 2016 18:41:00 +0000 884601 at http://electronicdesign.com (Courtesy of Texas Instruments) Renesas Clinches $3.2 Billion Deal for Intersil http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/renesas-clinches-32-billion-deal-intersil <div class="node-body article-body">The deal is the latest example of the chip industry's recombination around fields like automotive and industrial electronics.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/renesas-clinches-32-billion-deal-intersil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/embedded/renesas-clinches-32-billion-deal-intersil#comments Automotive Hot Topics IoT Analog Robotics Embedded Microcontrollers Microprocessors Power Wed, 14 Sep 2016 15:10:00 +0000 884541 at http://electronicdesign.com <p>(Image courtesy of Htomari, Creative Commons).</p> Enhanced Stepper-Motor Control Brings BLDC-Like Performance http://electronicdesign.com/analog/enhanced-stepper-motor-control-brings-bldc-performance <div class="node-body article-body">Numerous machines designed with stepper motors for economic reasons could deliver better user experiences if they were quieter, smoother, and more energy-efficient. New control strategies implemented with minimal extra circuitry now enable BLDC-like high efficiency and smoothness.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/analog/enhanced-stepper-motor-control-brings-bldc-performance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/analog/enhanced-stepper-motor-control-brings-bldc-performance#comments Analog Microcontrollers Power Sources Fri, 02 Sep 2016 13:10:00 +0000 882241 at http://electronicdesign.com 4 Layers of Automotive Security http://electronicdesign.com/automotive/4-layers-automotive-security <div class="node-body article-body">The 4-layer security framework provides a holistic approach to secure the complete vehicle architecture, built on deep automotive applications know-how on vehicle networking, infotainment, body control, and powertrain.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/automotive/4-layers-automotive-security" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/automotive/4-layers-automotive-security#comments Automotive Microcontrollers NXP Semiconductors Thu, 25 Aug 2016 16:51:00 +0000 880821 at http://electronicdesign.com What Is Inside an IoT Chip? http://electronicdesign.com/iot/what-inside-iot-chip <div class="field-deck"> What does an IoT SoC need? Everything from embedded security and communications to neural networks and more. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">What does an IoT SoC need? Everything from embedded security and communications to neural networks and more.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/iot/what-inside-iot-chip" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/iot/what-inside-iot-chip#comments IoT Mobile Microcontrollers Microprocessors Mon, 22 Aug 2016 13:02:00 +0000 880131 at http://electronicdesign.com Tiny Module Supports Wearable Technology http://electronicdesign.com/blog/tiny-module-supports-wearable-technology <div class="node-body blog-body">Developing wearable applications is not easy. It requires compact devices that tend to be more difficult to prototype. Likewise, designing platforms using new...</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/blog/tiny-module-supports-wearable-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/blog/tiny-module-supports-wearable-technology#comments IoT Microcontrollers alt.embedded Fri, 12 Aug 2016 18:18:00 +0000 879191 at http://electronicdesign.com And the Best Micro for Beginner Learning is… http://electronicdesign.com/blog/and-best-micro-beginner-learning <div class="node-body blog-body">While the responses to Lou Frenzel's blog on choosing the best microcontroller were broad, a consensus of sorts did emerge.</div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/blog/and-best-micro-beginner-learning" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/blog/and-best-micro-beginner-learning#comments Microcontrollers Communiqué Mon, 01 Aug 2016 20:53:00 +0000 878771 at http://electronicdesign.com Checking Out the PSoC 4 S-Series Kit http://electronicdesign.com/microcontrollers/checking-out-psoc-4-s-series-kit <div class="node-body article-body">Technology Editor Bill Wong takes a look at Cypress Semiconductor's CY8CKit-041-40XX Pioneer Kit based on the PSoC 4 with BLE support. </div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/microcontrollers/checking-out-psoc-4-s-series-kit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/microcontrollers/checking-out-psoc-4-s-series-kit#comments IoT Mobile Communications Dev Tools Microcontrollers Mon, 25 Jul 2016 19:55:00 +0000 878441 at http://electronicdesign.com A Hands-on Look at the STM32F7 Discovery Board http://electronicdesign.com/blog/hands-look-stm32f7-discovery-board <div class="node-body blog-body">Technology Editor Bill Wong takes ST Microelectronics’ STM32 F7 Discovery board to task. </div> <p><a href="http://electronicdesign.com/blog/hands-look-stm32f7-discovery-board" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://electronicdesign.com/blog/hands-look-stm32f7-discovery-board#comments IoT Mobile Robotics Microcontrollers alt.embedded Fri, 22 Jul 2016 18:36:00 +0000 878381 at http://electronicdesign.com