2020-06-08 - Nitin Dahad

Drag and drop with new software and IP for processor-based FPGA design

A new design environment to empower developers of any skill level to quickly design FPGA-based applications using a drag-and drop graphical user interface...

2020-06-03 - Mathias Fritzson

Software-defined automobiles: An efficient platform for essential parallelization

Are we at a critical juncture in how the industry moves forward with software-defined automobiles? As automotive functionality increases and certification...

2020-06-02 - Kendall Castor-Perry

Synthesize your FIR filters using high-school algebra

This follow-up piece of "FIR Fundamentals" turns the process on its head and builds up complete FIR filters from small, easy-to-understand pieces...

2020-05-29 - Adrie Van Meijeren

SoC designs crack the code on connected medical devices

Medical device designers are finally turning the corner with the IoT, thanks to advances in SoC designs that reduce power consumption, lower costs, and shrink device size...

2020-05-27 - Hesam Moshiri

DIY hand sanitizer/alcohol dispenser, without an Arduino or MCU

In this article, we will build an automatic hand sanitizer dispenser that uses IR sensors to detect the presence of a hand and activates a pump to pour the liquid on the hand...

2020-05-26 - Kendall Castor-Perry

Five things to know about prediction and negative-delay filters

How the heck can you build a filter that ‘predicts’ something? Well, it all depends on how high you set your sights for the quality and the relevance of that prediction...

2020-05-20 - Nitin Dahad

New MIPI RF front end spec takes 5G beyond mobile

The MIPI Alliance has released version 3.0 of its RF front end (RFFE) specification which will enable more rapid and dynamic configuration changes for 5G rollouts...

2020-05-12 - Kendall Castor-Perry

Analyze FIR filters using high-school algebra

This article looks at some fundamental facts about FIR filter responses, using some basic math you might even remember from school...

2020-05-11 - Brian Dipert

Why the Raspberry Pi 4 should catch your eye

If you’re basing your next system design on the Arm architecture, the Raspberry Pi Foundation’s various boards are an intriguing alternative to “rolling” your own hardware, particularly for modest production volumes...

2020-05-08 - Tim Dhuyvetter

Improving haptic feedback with piezoelectric transducers

Introduction to piezoelectric haptics provides the pros and cons of each and details piezoelectric transducer principles, theory, and modelling along with a proprietary energy recovery process that greatly reduces input power requirements...