So many people feel they can’t live without their cellular telephones these days, but how do cell phones survive all that use – and abuse – from people?
Designers today are faced with ever-increasing complexity in both the silicon at the heart of a system and the applications it serves. First for SoCs and now for bridging silicon, development tools are now catching up with advances in silicon and helping designers realize improved time to market.
The adoption rate for unmanned systems continues to increase in the military, defense, aerospace and robotics industries, and is now also being embraced in many new markets across a variety of applications. The benefits of autonomous mobility...
The Microchip Technology PIC processors have appealed to electronics experimenters and hobbyists for some time, and many companies sell a variety of device programmers and development boards. Young people, though, can start with a less elaborate setup...
Silence is a precious commodity. Unfortunately we can not control it. All of us have experienced trying to make a mobile phone call from a noisy street, crowded restaurant or train station where the background noise can make it impossible to hear the incoming call.
During the past 60 years the automobile has evolved from a crude conveyance having no computers and simple point/condenser ignition to a sophisticated and capable traveling machine with twenty or thirty computers that control everything from ignition to heat and air conditioning, door window position and analog-style instrument panel.
Consumer adoption of the evolving digital lifestyle is posing serious challenges for traditional audio design conventions and driving a technological renaissance in audio system architecture. Those who adapt will thrive, and those who lag will fail.
In-system programming is the ability of programming an IC which is already soldered into the circuit using serial programming algorithms. The major advantage of ISP programming is that the manufacturer can have a single production phase, eliminating the programming stage prior to assembling the system.
As computing power and speed increase, solid-state storage device (SSD) drives are gaining traction in the marketplace against hard disk drives (HDD). Technological improvements, including connector advances, have helped mitigate many of the cost and capacity disadvantages associated with early iterations of SSD.
Portable Medical Electronics has seen tremendous growth and adoption in the recent years. More new variants are being introduced in the market by an increasing number of new companies. The need of the hour is better mass producible designs which are low in complexity...
While a number of applications have come to rely on standard connectors, the consumer electronics industry is continuously developing new and innovative products that require specialized components to meet enhanced functionality, performance, and miniaturization requirements.
I recently saw a very exciting-sounding news item on nuclear fusion research from The National Institute for Fusion Science (NIFS) on their new Large Helical Device (LHD), a variation on the Tokamak that is also the largest superconductor in the world.
What factors do you consider critical when working with your customers and their utility partners to deliver reliable utility communication services?
How will advances in touchscreen technology impact the medical device market?
As security requirements become more stringent, engineers are looking to integrate electronic access systems (EAS) into cabinets, racks and other enclosures.