Highlights

What’s holding back adoption of AI in manufacturing?

While there are many attractive use cases for AI in manufacturing, this game-changing technology is still at the start of its journey to adoption. The...

Designing with Bluetooth Mesh: Device requirements

In earlier articles in this series, we discussed what Bluetooth Mesh is (Part 1), how it works (Part 2), and what makes it private and...

A new delivery model for embedded engineering talent

It appears that many companies are still stuck trying to fill gaps in specialist expertise via conventional recruitment companies and still not aware a new...

Conference ponders AI advances

Editor’s note: The industry’s brightest minds in AI research gathered this fall at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center for the second AI Compute Symposium, held...

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...

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

Designing with Bluetooth Mesh: Device requirements

Tiny haptic IC supports low-power wearables

Boréas Technologies has extended its flagship low-power piezoelectric driver IC product with a wafer-level chip-scale (WLCSP) version for high-definition (HD) haptic feedback in mobile and...

Bluetooth MCU enhances IoT security

Renesas Electronics Corp. recently launched the RX23W – a 32-bit microcontroller (MCU) with Bluetooth 5.0 for IoT endpoint devices such as home appliances and health-care...

Wireless MCU features dual-core architecture

A pin-compatible derivative of ST’s STM32WB55 system-on-chip, the STM32WB50 Value Line wireless MCU supports Bluetooth 5.0, ZigBee 3.0, and OpenThread. The entry-level dual-core controller is...

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

What’s holding back adoption of AI in manufacturing?

A new delivery model for embedded engineering talent

It appears that many companies are still stuck trying to fill gaps in specialist expertise via conventional recruitment companies and still not aware a new...

Conference ponders AI advances

Editor’s note: The industry’s brightest minds in AI research gathered this fall at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center for the second AI Compute Symposium, held...

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...