2021-04-13 - Josh Wyatt

Sensors help improve performance of HVAC designs

Temperature and humidity sensors can help improve performance of HVAC designs.

2021-04-02 - Raj Senguttuvan

Key design considerations for voice command systems

This article provides design considerations for low-power, always-on voice command systems using voice activity detection (VAD).

2021-03-29 - Brian Dipert

What are the constituent components of CFL bulbs?

This teardown aimed to answer two questions: what are the constituent components of CFL bulbs, and what caused the demise…

2021-03-25 - Wang Zan

Switching circuits enable smaller USB PD power adapters

Power supply design advances like FFRZVS circuits enable smaller USB PD power adapters for portable devices.

2021-03-19 - Brian Dipert

How will Microsoft’s Arm-based projects compare to Apple’s?

A look at the Surface Pro X provides an opportunity to compare Apple and Microsoft's Windows Arm-based projects.

2021-03-10 - Jason Ngai

LED boost devices improve display efficiency

New LED boost devices lower form factor, operating temperature, and EMI for LCD panels serving mobile computing applications.

2021-03-08 - Richard Quinnell

Analog machine learning helps save power in voice-control systems

Systems that can ignore silence and non-speech sound can save a considerable amount of power compared to always-on wake word…

2021-03-03 - Majeed Ahmad

Chip simplifies integration of voice detection algorithms for cloud service

A new chip for voice-enabled designs offers an API that simplifies the integration of voice capture algorithms into different cloud…

2021-03-02 - Brian Dipert

Upgrading a CPU for a ground-up PC assembly

This engineer has decided to return to the world of ground-up PC assembly, starting with a CPU upgrade experiment.

2021-02-26 - Bob Card

ACF strikes a balance between cost and performance in UHD power supplies

Active clamp flyback is the architecture of choice for striking the optimal balance between cost and performance in UHD power…