Category: Microcontrollers

LF Resonator Filter

Frequency Measurements In Ed’s November article he described how an Arduino-based tester automatically measures a resonator’s frequency response to produce data defining its electrical parameters. Here, he examines the results of those measurements and delves into variable series capacitance as … Continue reading

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Wearables Drive Demand for Extreme Low Power S…

Wearable devices put extreme demands on the embedded electronics that make them work. Devices spanning across the consumer, fitness and medical markets all need a mix of low-power, low-cost and high-speed processing.     MCUs & Analog ICs Meet Needs … Continue reading

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Zigbee Dotdot Spec to Run Over Thread’s IP Net…

The Zigbee Alliance and Thread Group have announced the availability of the Dotdot specification over Thread’s IP network. This enables developers to confidently use an established, open and interoperable IoT language over a low-power wireless IP network. This is expected … Continue reading

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Fanless SBC Targets Industrial IoT

Technologic Systems is now shipping its newest single board computer, the TS-7553-V2. The board is developed around the NXP i.MX6 UltraLite, a high performance  processor family featuring an advanced implementation of a single ARM Cortex-A7 core, which operates at speeds … Continue reading

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Protect IoT Designs with PUF Circuitry

 As IoT designs proliferate, security is lagging. Hardware-based security using physically unclonable function (PUF) circuitry strongly protects connected products against invasive attacks. A cryptographic key is generated only when needed and isn’t stored on the secure IC. Even probing the … Continue reading

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Automotive-Grade IoT Gateways

Eurotech has expanded its range of Multi-service IoT Gateways with the launch of the DynaGATE 10-12 and the announcement of the DynaGATE 10-06. Both systems are carrier pre-certified, with an integrated LTE Cat 1 cellular, GPS, Wi-Fi, BLE, E-Mark and … Continue reading

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Partner Program to Focus on Security

Microchip Technology has also established a Security Design Partner Program for connecting developers with third-party partners that can enhance and expedite secure designs. Along with the program, the company has also released its ATECC608A CryptoAuthentication device, a secure element that allows … Continue reading

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Power Alternatives for Commercial Drones

Solution Options Expand The amount of power a commercial drone can draw on has a direct impact on how long it can stay flying as well as on what tasks it can perform. But each kind of power source has … Continue reading

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The Quest for Extreme Low Power

–Jeff Child, Editor-in-Chief Over the next couple years, power will clearly rank as a major design challenge for the myriad of edge devices deployed in Internet of Things (IoT) implementations. Such IoT devices are wireless units that need to be … Continue reading

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HyperBus Interface Incorporated into JEDEC xSP…

Cypress Semiconductor has announced the inclusion of Cypress’ high-bandwidth HyperBus 8-bit serial memory interface into the new eXpanded SPI (xSPI) electrical interface standard from the JEDEC Solid State Technology Association. The xSPI standard defines requirements for the compatibility of high-performance … Continue reading

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