How to select power line polarity protection diodes Design How-To 6/30/2012 1 comment Diode rectifiers are ideal solutions for automotive electronic power line protection and have several important parameters for these applications, including: Forward current, repetitive reverse voltage, forward surge current, and fusing rate.
Silicon Laboratories Si21x8 TV tuners Product News 6/27/2012 Post a comment Silicon Laboratories launched its fourth generation TV tuner product line, which includes devices that offer greater integration, lower power consumption and the highest tolerance to Wi-Fi and LTE interference.
Why TI does MCU designs in Shanghai News & Analysis 6/26/2012 32 comments Multinational chip companies who’ve consigned some of their design work to China tend to do so quietly; but a few leading companies are clearly making deeper inroads in China, and they’re not especially shy about it.
Europe asks if it is time for an Airbus of chips Blog 6/18/2012 35 comments Neelie Kroes, European Commissioner responsible for digital matters, used the opportunity of a keynote speech provided to the IMEC Technology Forum, held in Brussels last month, to ask whether Europe should consider the creation of an Airbus of chips.
Foundries sales trends diverge in May News & Analysis 6/8/2012 1 comment Foundry TSMC has reported strong sequential and annual sales growth in May while smaller rival UMC reported a year-on-year decline in sales both in May and for the year to date.
Signal processing allows next-gen MOST PHY to retain legacy optoelectronics Design How-To 6/7/2012 Post a comment The optical version of the MOST physical layer has several well-known advantages (virtually no EMI problems, the fiber is low weight, and it and the optoelectronics are low cost). As the need for higher data rates grows, the feasibility of adapting signal processing techniques to use next generation MOST with these current attractive link components becomes compelling.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.