2020-06-04 - Kay Annamalai

USB Type-C port implementation challenges and design solutions

USB from 1.1 to 3.2 and Beyond First launched in 1996, the universal serial bus (USB) unified the roles of…

- Susan Nordyk

32-bit MCUs improve motor control

Additions to the Renesas RX family of MCUs offer single-chip equipment control and networking for enhanced industrial automation.

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…

2020-06-01 - Liam Keese

Why component integration matters for space-based PLL synthesizers

By integrating RF and synthesizer components into a monolithic RF IC, engineers can solve size and complexity design challenges in…

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…

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…

- Antoine Dubois, Erik Santiago

Safely controlling an EV traction inverter

Safety is the prime concern when designing electric vehicle (EV) inverters and their control systems. This article discusses the requirements…

2020-05-26 - Susan Nordyk

Microcontroller lineup is safety-ready

Microchip’s AVR DA family of microcontrollers is recommended for safety-critical applications in both industrial and automotive products.

2020-05-25 - Brian Dipert

Hackintosh: Choose your microprocessor

It’s time for this engineer to delve into the details of his Hackintosh systems' processors.

2020-05-22 - Jonathan Colao

Designing a fast reacting feedback system for miniaturized motor driven designs

A high speed, high throughput ADC accurately captures information and feeds motor position data to the controller, enabling higher levels…