I come from a generation that didn’t do much radio. I’ve met relatively few other RF Engineers around my age. Most are older than me, though at work we frequently mentor new RF Engineers from scratch. When I started in radio you had to build a
Designing and implementing sensor interface designs for nonlinear, temperature-dependent transducers presents some difficult challenges. The advent of dedicated and powerful Sensor Signal Conditioning (SSC) ICs has made the job easier, but choosing the right IC for a particular sensor and application is critical for
The Tinker's Toolbox - Venkat Mattela of Redpine and Øyvind Strøm of Atmel on Wireless Embedded SystemsOctober 26, 2011 12:23 pm | Podcasts | Comments
In today's podcast we talk to Venkat Mattela, CEO at Redpine Signals, and Øyvind Strøm, senior director of wireless marketing at Atmel about enabling wireless embedded systems .
With extreme demands on power, performance and regulatory specifications, it becomes essential to view the chip, package and system as a cohesive network of interdependent parts.
Atmel, a leader in microcontroller and touch technology solutions, is sampling the Atmel SAM4S16, the first device in the Cortex-M4 processor-based family, to lead customers. With a continued commitment to its ARM-processor-based MCU offerings, Atmel is also unveiling its fifth generation Cortex-M4 based Flash MCUs.
This is a demo video on how the Texas Instruments TPS92070 high efficiency lighting driver controller reduces part count, size, and cost.
EnSilica has launched a major new version of its ceSi-RISC Development Suite, a complete development environment for evaluating the EnSilica family of eSi-RISC highly configurable and low-power soft processor cores and creating embedded applications.
When joining Lime I saw an innovative company with an exciting product with a fantastic 'yes we can' attitude and an opportunity to be a key part of this, helping to implement and affect its plans for market capitalisation.
In today's podcast we talk to Gyan Tiwary of iWatt about driving solid-state lighting systems, especially LED-driven display backlights.
In today's podcast we talk to Altair Semiconductor's Co-Founder and VP of Marketing and Business Development, Mr. Eran Eshed about LTE emerging as a standard for 4G technology.
There are no doubt some diehards (like me) out there who have been playing around with the GreenArrays Software Suite (free download), but with all the things you need to learn (it seems like all at once) it is pretty tough sledding.
In today's podcast we talk to Stephen Turnbull of Freescale on the challenges in creating wireless networks, bases station innovations, and what Freescale is doing in the development of embedded products for advanced Wireless Network infrastructures.
This month's question is: What functionality and/or features will drive the next generation of test & measurement products? What will be the most radical emphasis? Lower cost, better accuracy, robustness, speed, the ability to function in hazardous environments? What are you looking for in your next test device? Our answers come from people at Honeywell, Rohde & Schwarz, and Texas Instruments.
We’ve cured cancer. Well...not quite, but according to some, early detection will eradicate deadly diseases. This was one of many fascinating topics covered at the 2011 Imec Tech Forum. Imec (Interuniversity Microelectronics Centre) is a Belgium-based R&D center that focuses on nano-electronics.
Vector Fabrics today announced it is now a member of the ARM Connected Community, the industry’s largest ecosystem of ARM technology-based products and services.
In today's podcast we talk to Lance Riley of Unicircuit about board-level design and board infrastructures.
Energy Micro has announced the availability of a development kit supporting their ARM Cortex-M3-based EFM32 Giant Gecko microcontrollers. Referenced EFM32GG-DK3750, the kit provides users with full J-Trace and J-Link support plus access to the Giant Gecko´s low energy features.
I do radio for a living. I chose it because people said it was hard, (“we choose to go to the moon…”) maybe hard isn’t the best word, but esoteric at least. The arcane specialty of the magic everybody uses and less than five percent of the population understands. Like many things, the more you know about it
In today's podcast we talk to Jeff Smoot, VP of Engineering and Quality at CUI about DC/DC power at the board level, the challenges to the engineer, and what CUI is doing to address them.
Behind every successful theatrical production, rock concert, or television broadcast is a tightly-coordinated production crew making sure all goes smoothly. From lighting and sound to wardrobe changes and directors, the behind-the-scenes hustle and bustle of the production crew...
In today's podcast we talk to Taoglas Director Dermot O'Shea about wireless systems like LTE and WiMax, and the required antenna infrastructures.
Green Arrays in conjunction with Schmart Board announced a hobbyist board for the Green Arrays GA144 chip. Things have progressed some since that announcement was made. You can now buy the mounting PC board and the GreenArrays GA144 chip together...
The world will be a little less interesting with Steve Jobs gone. He was one of the people who had truly changed the world, how we percieve it, and how we live in it. He and Steve Wozniak literally created the personal computing industry in that famous garage in California.
As applications engineers supporting ADI’s compact, low-cost, gravity-sensitive iMEMs accelerometers, we get to hear lots of creative ideas about how to employ accelerometers in useful ways; but sometimes the suggestions violate physical laws! We’ve rated some of these ideas on an informal scale, from “real” to “dream land”:
Microchip Technology announced from the Embedded Systems Conference in Boston several new 8-bit PIC microcontrollers that feature configurable logic and a high level of peripheral integration in 6- to 20-pin packages.