Prototyping & Development

Software and hardware tools, libraries, prototyping, development kits, and design management techniques.

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Avoiding latchup in CMOS chips

Cycling power with inputs applied can blow up your design. Read More

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Non-intrusive debug

To what extent debugging software affects the functionality of the code is not a black and white issue. Read More

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Don't Panic: An introductory guide to debugging video applications and beyond

Following a structured approach can be difficult as pressure mounts to deliver a critical fix but following a logical and structured debugging Read More

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Adopting virtual prototyping

A case study and recommendations for developing virtual prototype models. Read More

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Building 491MHz FPGA-based wireless radio heads

3G and 4G designs can be built using HDL by expert FPGA designers, but a high level toolflow is capable of delivering the required performance. Read More

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The simplest possible UI

A simple LED indicator can provide a humble "UI" to communicate some information to the user. Read More

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Fundamentals guide wearable PCB designs

In the absence of printed circuit board standards in wearable IoT electronics, hardware developers need to pay close attention to fundamentals. Read More

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Practical tips for troubleshooting EMI issues

Engineers can identify and resolve EMI issues without duplicating test house conditions to reduce the risk that a product will fail the final full Read More

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10 Kickstarter projects on Arduino

The Arduino development board has grown in popularity over the last few years and has spawned a myriad of interesting projects. Here are 10 of the Read More

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Testing code that uses an RTOS API

A desktop-based test harness can help developers make progress in testing code littered with RTOS API calls. Read More

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Optimizing data memory utilization

The conflicts that occur when optimizing an embedded design for size versus speed in a limited resource environment and what developers can do about Read More

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Bringing experimental development methods to PCB design and manufacturing

By necessity PCB design and assembly have become the proving grounds for setting up and evaluating new design techniques. But to be successful, they Read More

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Reaping the benefits of architectural modeling in embedded design

Using the example of automotive E&E (Electric & Electronic) system design, the advantages of using architectural modeling in developing software for Read More

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Pinning down the acceptable level of jitter for your embedded design

You can’t rely on chip vendor specs about jitter because each vendor specifies it differently and it varies for different applications. It’s up Read More

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The keys to effective design collaboration

The key to any electronic hardware or software project is collaborative teamwork on every aspect of the design from supply chain to schematic Read More

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Effective test strategies for reducing embedded software development costs

A practical guide of developing effective testing strategies that can reduce rather than increase embedded systems software development time and cost. Read More

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