2017-04-19 - Massimo Gottardi

RGB sensor achieves high dynamic range

The circuit implements auto-exposure control, allowing the sensor to generate an RGB triplet over a high dynamic range.

2017-04-18 - Rick Chapman

Simplifying design with transcendental resistors

A new approach to creating nonstandard resistor values may find wide use in a range of applications.

2017-03-16 - Aman Jha, Ranajay Mallik, Raunaque Mujeeb Quaiser, Jitendra Jain

Smart home lighting: The hardware

Engineers at STMicroelectronics' NOIDA, India, facility setup a smart home lighting system. This part describes the hardware and gives you the schematic.

- Aman Jha, Ranajay Mallik, Raunaque Mujeeb Quaiser, Jitendra Jain

Smart home lighting: Android app demo

Having developed the hardware, the authors turn their attention to controlling up to 7 simultaneous BLE connections via an Android app.

2017-02-09 - Nick Cornford

Multi-decade design simplifies current monitoring

Using a DMM on fixed ranges can be frustrating, but this simple design idea allows current monitoring from μA to over 100mA in a single range.

2017-02-07 - Steve Taranovich

Using magneto-inductive MEMS in smart parking circuit

Magneto-inductive sensors offer a myriad of other possibilities especially in smart parking technology design.

2017-02-01 - T.A. Babu

How to protect boost converters from reverse polarity

A resettable or non-resettable fuse usually protects the boost converter, but it is not always accurate or fast enough.

2017-01-12 - Henry J. Zhang

Pros and cons of linear regulators, SMPS

Power management design is becoming a challenging task for system designers, many of whom may not have strong power backgrounds.

2017-01-03 - Michael Jones

Linduino libraries simplify power system management

Linduino libraries handle each protocol layer and provide an API for easier writing of PSM firmware.

2016-06-23 - Barry Davies

In-circuit PROM tester design

Here is a design idea for an in-circuit tester which can be clipped onto each of the PROMs without removing them from the board.