Highlights

How extensive signal processing chains make voice assistants ‘just work’

Smart speakers and voice-controlled devices are becoming increasingly popular, with voice assistants such as Amazon’s Alexa and Google’s assistant getting better and better at understanding...

Designing with Bluetooth Mesh: Chip or module?

To this point, this article series has covered an overview of Bluetooth mesh and how to select a device for an application. In this final...

How to avoid 7 common mistakes in test automation

Test automation is increasingly being adopted by organizations to take over the tedious, time- and resource-intensive daily testing of systems and applications. However, there are...

Assessing lithium-ion battery life for implantable medical devices

Battery life is a vital factor in many of today’s applications. For implantable medical devices, patients need to have confidence that the battery will give...

How handheld motion control enables UX/UI features

The global market for wireless handheld controllers, including Bluetooth® devices, gaming systems, smart TVs and more, is rapidly expanding, and consumers expect to do more...

Design

Automating the IoT incident response process

Group works for transparency in trusted silicon

Security is increasingly essential as device connectivity rises because the larger attack surfaces make it easier for systems to be hacked. The most foundational level...

Certification program offers continuous IoT security monitoring

Cybersecurity has become critical to protecting connected devices, from home appliances to wearables, from malicious attacks that compromise a consumer’s personal data. As more smart...

Next-generation casino gaming systems present myriad embedded design challenges

The ever-accelerating dissemination of HD video and gaming content to consumer devices spanning from home theaters, PCs and console systems, to tablets and smartphones is...

Development

Low-cost dev kits speed LoRaWAN development

IoT device security: A path to standardization

Setting up an IoT device is a crucial step. If we take the case of a consumer product, this process is expected to be done...

Toolkit supports automotive-quality AI

NXP Semiconductors rolled out a new deep learning toolkit called eIQ Auto. NXP is seeking to set itself apart from competitors by making its tools...

Development platform to offer open unified environment

SAN JOSE — When it comes to programming FPGAs, most people think you need to be a chip designer or a step up from being...

Hardware

How extensive signal processing chains make voice assistants ‘just work’

Designing with Bluetooth Mesh: Chip or module?

To this point, this article series has covered an overview of Bluetooth mesh and how to select a device for an application. In this final...

Automotive four-output power IC helps shrink multi-display design size

Designers of automotive electronic systems can now increase the number of displays per vehicle while reducing design complexity by using the MAX16923 4-output display power...

Arduino board targets industrial IoT

At the cost of $99.99 for its elite version, the new Arduino Portenta H7 was announced at CES. The new board is the first solution...

Software

Interfacing with modern sensors: Polled ADC drivers

Software-driven power analysis

Power tends to cost; high power costs highly. This rather forced adaptation of Lord Acton’s famous quote captures two important aspects of semiconductor design and...

Using the Nucleus SE real-time operating system

View the RTOS Revealed series So far in this series of articles we have looked in detail at all the facilities that Nucleus SE has...

How low (power) can you go?

In my last post, “Arm Cortex-M low-power mode fundamentals”, we explored the fundamentals of low power modes that can be found on every Arm Cortex-M...

Industry

Automotive four-output power IC helps shrink multi-display design size

Assessing lithium-ion battery life for implantable medical devices

Battery life is a vital factor in many of today’s applications. For implantable medical devices, patients need to have confidence that the battery will give...

ADAS processors integrate functional safety MCU

LAS VEGAS — Texas Instruments has introduced ADAS and gateway processors — TDA4VM and DRA829V — built on TI’s latest Jacinto platform and designed to...

Vehicle network processor brings multifunctional capabilities

LAS VEGAS — NXP Semiconductors' S32G is “a single-chip version” of two processors — an automotive microprocessor and an enterprise network processor — combined, said...

Trends

How extensive signal processing chains make voice assistants ‘just work’

Small AI module builds on Google Edge TPU

Murata Electronics Americas, in partnership with Google, is claiming the industry’s smallest artificial intelligence (AI) module that also speeds up the algorithmic calculations required to...

Multicore processor integrates neural processing unit

NXP Semiconductors N.V. expands its EdgeVerse portfolio with the launch of its i.MX 8M Plus application processor. This is the first device in the i.MX...

Unraveling culpability in autonomous vehicle accidents

Accidents will happen, but agreed-upon standards could go a long way toward building regulator and consumer confidence in robocars. Robocars will not be accident-free. For...