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Containerizing toolchains to streamline customer deliveries

Recently, I completed a project that targeted the ESP32 microcontroller. Unfortunately, things got messy when it came time for my customer to verify the implementation…

Simplifying AC and DC data acquisition signal chains

Sampling phenomena in analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) induce the problems of aliasing and capacitive kickback, and to solve these problems, designers use filters and driving amplifiers that…

Integrating chip antennas into a PCB: Understanding antenna matching

Antennas are not like other components. Their behaviour is more difficult to predict, because an antenna will perform a certain way in a test laboratory…

Advanced sensor technologies enable personalized air quality monitoring

It is all around us, but unless there is a problem, we usually do not concern ourselves with what is in the air that we…

Wearables target COVID-19

COVID-19 continues to dominate the headlines and one of the most visibly affected industries is professional sports. When basketball returned to action in isolation in…

Design

Evaluating an IoT security model against industry baselines

An introduction to confidential edge computing for IoT security

When talking about the internet of things (IoT), we often think of the security vulnerability of connected devices in the same breath.  However, it’s not…

Protection suite adds secure edge and cloud integration for IoT devices

A software framework developed to enable secure protection across the lifecycle of internet of things (IoT) devices has released a new version that now secures…

Security development tool broadens MCU support

IAR Systems has released new versions of the security development tool C-Trust and the Security from Inception Suite, which extend the device support with a…

Development

Developers offer combined solution for testing GUI-based embedded systems

AI-based substrate calibration tool accurately predicts failures

Paris-based EDA startup Intento Design has introduced an artificial-intelligence (AI) based tool that calibrates the extracted substrate model for any foundry design kit, combining AI…

MEMS design automation tool models wider range of geometries

For engineers designing and integrating for microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) devices such as motion sensors, microphones, timing devices and energy harvesters into other systems and circuits,…

New tool tackles layout vs schematic verification of early “dirty” designs

Increasing chip design complexity and size means tapeouts are getting harder and taking longer due to the corresponding escalation in the number of verification operations….

Hardware

Reference design simplifies earthquake early warning systems

Simplifying AC and DC data acquisition signal chains

Sampling phenomena in analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) induce the problems of aliasing and capacitive kickback, and to solve these problems, designers use filters and driving amplifiers that…

Advanced sensor technologies enable personalized air quality monitoring

It is all around us, but unless there is a problem, we usually do not concern ourselves with what is in the air that we…

Wearables target COVID-19

COVID-19 continues to dominate the headlines and one of the most visibly affected industries is professional sports. When basketball returned to action in isolation in…

Software

Compilers in the alien world of functional safety

MEMS design automation tool models wider range of geometries

For engineers designing and integrating for microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) devices such as motion sensors, microphones, timing devices and energy harvesters into other systems and circuits,…

New tool tackles layout vs schematic verification of early “dirty” designs

Increasing chip design complexity and size means tapeouts are getting harder and taking longer due to the corresponding escalation in the number of verification operations….

Podcast: DAC 2020 preview – AI, ML and RISC-V on rise

In the latest edition of my embedded edge with Nitin podcast, we learn about some of the trends at this year’s Design Automation Conference (DAC…

Industry

Wearables target COVID-19

Sensor-based solutions for vital signs measurements

We’ve come a long way from fuel and oil pressure gauges in vehicles, and now every feature is instrumented and logged, so we can diagnose…

Artificial intelligence algorithms and challenges for autonomous vehicles

Autonomous vehicles (AVs) are starting to become a real possibility in some parts of industry. Agriculture, transportation and military are some of the examples. The…

Developers offer combined solution for testing GUI-based embedded systems

A common requirement during testing of individual electric control units (ECU) or ECU networks is to exercise the entire system under test, including the graphical…

Trends

Tool chain, sensor board enhance AI chip ecosystem

Artificial intelligence algorithms and challenges for autonomous vehicles

Autonomous vehicles (AVs) are starting to become a real possibility in some parts of industry. Agriculture, transportation and military are some of the examples. The…

Understanding the COM-HPC standard for modular system designs

The embedded computing industry is about to launch COM-HPC as the next-generation standard for modular system designs. Since COM-HPC is complex and sometimes misunderstood, there…

Medical sensor ASIC embeds ML accelerator

Custom ASIC design company EnSilica has unveiled its eSi-MediSense ASIC, a customizable single-chip medical sensor ASIC platform with a machine learning (ML) accelerator to help speed…

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