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Tech Articles

Why wireless control brightens the effect of LED lighting

May 23, 2017

By Matthias Kassner, Product Marketing Director, EnOcean   LED lighting is revolutionising the lighting industry and creating completely new market conditions. However, unlocking its full potential has been hampered by a lack of simple and easy to install industry standard solutions enabling personal control, energy conservation and compliance with increasingly stringent building standards. To fulfil
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May 16, 2017

A Lattice Semiconductor White Paper   Introduction In the automotive market as in all industries, competition breeds innovation. Over the last 100 years, this truth has transformed the horseless carriage into one of the most useful and ubiquitous tools in the modern world. Automobiles have long been understood as mechanical devices, but recently, continuing innovation
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Realizing the Promise of 5G

May 9, 2017

Harpinder S Matharu, Director, Communications Market, and Paul Newson, Principal Engineer, Communications Signal Processing Group, Xilinx   The 5th generation of mobile broadband wireless access networks are expected to meet system and service requirements of the new use cases and applications in 2020 and beyond. Connecting industries and enabling new services is the most significant
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Bringing innovation to Power Delivery in the USB ecosystem

May 2, 2017

Andrew Pockson,  Divisional Marketing Manager, Anglia Components Ltd   The potential for USB 3.1 and the Type C connector/cable specification to revolutionise the electronics industry should not be underestimated. But it will require innovative, single-chip solutions to enable OEMs to meet their customers’ high expectations. Far from just being a simple way to connect low
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Human-machine cooperation: into the smart factory of the future.

Apr 25, 2017

Italy developed the trunk of a wearable robotic exoskeleton.   Globally, work accidents cost European businesses about 4% of their GNP. Across Europe it is estimated that more than 25% of workers have experienced low back problems related to manual management of heavy workloads. Robotic solutions are frequently used in manufacturing processes to support manual
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Focus on embedded designs

Apr 18, 2017

Guido Schulze, Rohde & Schwarz Oscilloscopes Div. – Product Manager High-performance Oscilloscopes   The new R&S®RTO2000 oscilloscopes offer excellent signal fidelity, up to 16-bit vertical resolution and high acquisition rates in the 600 MHz to 4 GHz class. A broad range of tools along with user-friendly operation and documentation functions facilitate time-correlated analysis of the wide variety
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Smoother Constant-Current Stepper Control for Sharper Security Video

Apr 11, 2017

By Arthur Gonsky, Solutions Engineering Manager, ON Semiconductor   A new control strategy allows stepper motors not only to move as smoothly as in servo topology mode, but also helps ensure consistent positional accuracy and superior resolution. Motion and positioning applications such as panning and tilting security cameras can be fulfilled using stepper motors or
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Novel, Advanced, Cost-Effective EMI Shielding Solutions for Mobile Devices

Apr 4, 2017

Gerry Young, Applications Team Leader, Parker Chomerics   Mobile electronic devices such as smartphones and tablets require highly-populated printed circuit boards (PCBs) to support their functionality and performance requirements in an increasingly competitive market space. Consumers demand faster processing, high resolutions, and a longer battery life all in the palm of their hand. To deliver
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Comprehensive debugging of IoT modules

Mar 28, 2017

By Guido Schulze, product manager for oscilloscopes at Rohde & Schwarz in Munich.   The Internet of Things (IoT) is becoming an important driver of innovations in the electronics industry. Intelligent IoT modules communicate between industrial facilities, machines, Hi-Fi devices as well as between household appliances and mobile phones. They bring together multiple technologies into the smallest
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The Drive for Advancements in Automotive Fuses

Mar 21, 2017

Michael Roach, AEM Components   Introduction Automotive electronics engineers need to meet stringent automotive reliability standards for high-stress applications such as engine controls and battery-management systems. Automotive surface-mount fuses, located under the dashboard in a fuse box, are the go-to choice fault protection. Of these fuses, two types are most commonly used: solid body (chip)
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