Safe home appliances require self-test features. Developing these functions for an MCU can impact product cost and time. Selecting an MCU for which self-test libraries are provided by the vendor will speed implementation.
How do you get the optimum system-on-chip (SoC) design? Becoming expert in all aspects of SoC design is impractical. The Synopsys Designware HPC Design Kit delivers more than 125 design cells and memories optimized for speed, space, and power....More
Digital interface and a 2 ms startup enable a faster haptic effect response time, and a more realistic HD tactile experience that closely resembles the feel of specific events, surfaces or effects....More
The ever-increasing demand for rich content and instant access to information is dividing the communications industry into two camps: one based on tried and true non-return to zero (NRZ) binary (two-level) transmission, and a newcomer called multi-level signaling (MLS)....More
Chuck Ferry, Sr. Product Marketing Manager for High Speed Products, explains how Mentor Graphics HyperLynx analyzes high speed serial designs such as 12.5 Gbit/s backplanes to Technology Editor Bill Wong....More
The first 65nm ARM Cortex safety microcontrollers equipped with flash technology have arrived and gone into volume production, thanks to a collaborative effort between automotive-supply company Continental and Texas Instruments (TI)....More
According to Altera, version 13.0 of its Quartus II FPGA design software promises a 25% reduction in compile times for 28-nm FPGAs and SoCs, on average, with up to 50% reduction for the most difficult 28- nm Stratix V FPGAs....More
The chip handles the entire USB protocol itself, without the need for any USB or Android specific firmware programming, and is suitable for use on any Android platform supporting Android Open Accessory Mode....More