Prototyping & Development

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About breathing and real-time performance

The term performance as in MIPS and MHz can have a very different meaning in the context of real-time applications. Read More


Building a really low-cost sweeper

Make a really low-cost swept frequency tone generator using just some spare op-amp sections and no sole source parts. Read More


Lovable yet infuriating

The Altium CircuitStudio circuit board CAD program is buggy, slow to load, crashes occasionally, and has a new and infuriating user interface, but Read More


Correlating measurements to simulations

When measurements, especially in high-speed signal applications, don't match measurements, you may need to include test probes and equipment in your Read More


Building a Li-Pol battery charger using GreenPAK

A GreenPAK-based charge controller can offer needed flexibility for applications that require features beyond those available with highly specialized Read More


Using I2C GPIO expanders to enhance legacy system designs

I2C GPIO expanders provide a way to reuse existing design and add new feature sets to form an integrated automotive cockpit that combines Read More


Updating firmware reliably

Nobody likes bricked devices. Sure, a bricked device is perfectly secure, but that is hardly a consolation. So when performing firmware updates, Read More


Selecting the right hardware configuration for the signal processing platform

Early design explorations with modelling and simulation validate hardware capability to implement signal processing algorithms and can dramatically Read More


EMC and the decoupling effect

This article discusses the impact of PCB decoupling on simultaneous switching noise (SSN) and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) by performing Read More


Finding low-temperature IC problems with low-voltage tests

Testing automotive ICs with low voltages let us find and eliminate failures that only occur at low temperatures. Read More


Thermal design tips for cooling your electronics

Whether you are designing an LED lamp or an electric drag racer, know your options and the need to get the heat out of the electronics. Read More


Porting Android to the PowerPC architecture

Android OS is quietly making inroads into embedded industrial applications but a migration to industrial settings is only possible by porting Android Read More


Design considerations for harsh environment embedded systems

Designing embedded systems that operate reliably in harsh environments presents a unique set of challenges, and as with all engineering problems Read More


Implementing finite state machines in embedded systems

A finite state machine is one of the most popular design patterns in embedded systems, and here are different approaches for implementing them using Read More


IoT Design: Key Software Challenges and Ways Around Them

Its software complexity makes the IoT design process a classical case of survival of the fittest. Read More


Toward an intuitive system design environment

The combination of graphical system descriptions and automated code generation can help developers focus on product differentiators rather than on Read More


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Automating Coding Standards

Save & Follow 01 June 2017

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