MCUs, Processors & SoCs

Looking at 4-, 8-, 16-, 32-, 64-bit and multicore devices and the systems on a chip that complement them.

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Speed optimizations in 8-bit MCUs

Many engineers think that everything that could be gotten out of 8-bit devices has already been done, but performance improvements on an 8-bit Read More

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The definitive guide to ARM Cortex-M0/M0+: Benchmarking low-power devices

In this excerpt from the book, the author covers examples of using various low-power features, power optimization, energy-efficiency measurement, and Read More

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Designing reliability into embedded Systems-on-a-Chip

Reliability has to be intrinsic to a device if that device is to function properly for multiple years in reliability-critical applications such as Read More

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The definitive guide to ARM Cortex-M0/M0+: Low-power requirements

In this excerpt from the book, the author covers examples of using various low-power features, power optimization, energy-efficiency measurement, and Read More

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The definitive guide to ARM Cortex-M0/M0+: Ultralow-power designs

In this excerpt from the book, the author covers examples of using various low-power features, power optimization, energy-efficiency measurement, and Read More

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The definitive guide to ARM Cortex-M0/M0+: Wake-up operation

In this excerpt from the book, the author offers a detailed view of these processors' low-power features and their use in ultralow-power designs. Read More

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The definitive guide to ARM Cortex-M0/M0+: Low-power states

In this excerpt from the book, the author offers a detailed view of these processors' low-power features and their use in ultralow-power designs. Read More

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Using Smart I/Os to build pin-level digital logic functionality and reduce CPU loading

Unlike conventional practices of adding pin-level digital logic on input and output signals, adding programmable logic to I/O ports helps reduce the Read More

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CPU selection in embedded systems

The selection of a CPU in any embedded design has long been considered a "hardware issue," but the implications of the choice on software development Read More

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Tame your noisy motor - Dynamic compensation

Vibration and noise can bother users and lead to mechanical failures, but newer dynamic methods can quiet noise due to speed variations in Read More

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Energy harvesting demands full-spectrum microcontroller efficiency

Energy harvesting is becoming a practical option for an increasingly wide range of sensor-oriented designs for the Internet of Things. Read More

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Tame your noisy motor - Traditional compensation

Vibration and noise can bother users and lead to mechanical failures, but traditional compensation methods can present their own difficulties. Read More

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Endianness

The order in which bytes are stored in a CPU word can often be ignored but sometimes an appreciation of this matter is critical. Read More

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Sensor Ganging - MCU implementation

In this final article in our series on sensor ganging, we cover its implementation with a microcontroller and more techniques to optimize power Read More

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Sensor Ganging - Trading response time vs power consumption

In this second part of our series, we discuss the trade-offs between response time and power consumption, as well as other issues resolved by a Read More

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Sensor Ganging - Optimizing power consumption

Here's how to optimize power consumption in a capacitive sensing system, utilizing sensor ganging with a capacitive sensing controller. Read More

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