Highlights

How USB Type-C can reduce consumer power adapter confusion – and cut global e-waste

The consumer electronics industry suffers from a gigantic electronic waste problem. The latest Global E-waste Monitor report suggests that some 1 million tons of power...

MQTT essentials – Scenarios and the pub-sub pattern

Editor's Note: The MQTT lightweight messaging protocol is a fundamental part of the technical foundation of most IoT applications and their underlying services. Taken from...

Tech advances behind Industry 4.0 bring new challenges for PCB manufacturing

Industry 4.0 promises huge gains in factory data automation efficiency and productivity, thanks in part to parallel advancements in automotive, the internet of things (IoT)...

Monitoring medical device advances

The medical electronics market, including sensors, memory devices, microcontrollers, batteries, and displays for wired and wireless medical imaging, monitoring, and implantable devices, is expected to...

Designing with Bluetooth Mesh: Privacy and security

In Part 1 and Part 2 of this article series, we discussed the Bluetooth Mesh architecture and how messages are communicated over Bluetooth Mesh network....

Design

Certification program offers continuous IoT security monitoring

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...

Silicon-based security-as-a-service platform supports IoT edge devices

Micron Technology, Inc. unveiled at Insight 2019 the industry’s first silicon-based security-as-a-service platform for protecting internet of things (IoT) edge devices. Targeting cloud-first deployment for...

Acoustic networking offers unique benefits for secure data transfer

Using acoustic networking to transfer data provides some unique benefits for a vast number of applications in a wide array of industries. Applications range from...

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 USB Type-C can reduce consumer power adapter confusion – and cut global e-waste

Tech advances behind Industry 4.0 bring new challenges for PCB manufacturing

Industry 4.0 promises huge gains in factory data automation efficiency and productivity, thanks in part to parallel advancements in automotive, the internet of things (IoT)...

Renesas claims industry first ASi-5 ASSP for industrial automation

The ASi-5 offers improved performance and usability over ASi-3, delivering 1.27 ms cycle time, 200-m cable length, and 96 slaves per segment. The application specified...

Private area network builds on the Sigfox public network

Singapore — Sigfox announced an alliance with travel industry firm Amadeus for luggage tracking and beyond. Separately, it announced improved geolocation accuracy using GPS and...

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

Monitoring medical device advances

Design kit measures blood pressure with optical sensor

Devices such as blood pressure monitors, electrocardiographs, and oxygen sensors have now become part of the consumer market, and with the mainstreaming of these applications...

Advanced MEMS microphones boost hearing-aid sensitivity and reliability

In the context of an aging population and increasing environmental noise exposure, hearing health is more important than ever. People are looking for smaller, more...

Processors meet medical device design challenges

Medical devices encompass a range of products, from ultrasound equipment and implantable devices to home blood glucose meters and fitness trackers. Each application calls for...

Trends

Next-generation casino gaming systems present myriad embedded design challenges

2019 Embedded Markets Study reflects emerging technologies, continued C/C++ dominance

While the Internet of Things (IoT), embedded vision, machine learning, and other emerging technologies rise in importance among development organizations, C and C++ remain the...

AI chip architecture targets graph processing

TOKYO — AI processor designer Blaize, formerly known as ThinCI (pronounced “Think-Eye”), revealed its fully programmable Graph Streaming Processor (GSP) will go into volume production...

Using multiple inference chips takes careful planning

The last two years have been extremely busy in the inferencing chip business. For a while, it seemed like every other week another company introduced...