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Chips, Software and Platforms Converge for Wearable Design

Nov 10, 2015

By Steve Evanczuk, Mouser Electronics   For healthcare providers, accurate diagnosis and treatment depends on a clear picture of an individual’s health. Yet, healthcare providers rely on tests administered in physicians’ offices, clinics, or hospitals that offer, at best, a static snapshot of an individual’s ever-changing health dynamics. For individuals themselves, the need to go
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Automation Arrives Home at Last

Nov 3, 2015

By Patrick Mannion writing for Mouser Electronics Historically stymied due to lack of interoperability, poorly designed interfaces and high cost, truly smart home automation devices are about to move in.   Spurred in large part by advances in low-power connectivity such as Bluetooth Smart, and fueled by low-cost silicon, easy-to-use design kits, readily available software
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When Your Embedded Processor Runs Out of Steam, Try Parallelism

Oct 27, 2015

By Ron Wilson, technical author, Altera   The scenario is becoming increasingly familiar. You have a working embedded design, perhaps backed by years of deployment with customers and hundreds of thousands of lines of debugged code. Along comes marketing with a new set of performance specifications, or R/D with a new computer-crushing algorithm. Your existing
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Choosing an RTOS: Level C, D and E applications matter too

Oct 13, 2015

Mark Pitchford, Technical Manager, EMEA, Lynx Software Technologies   Software systems in aircraft have a long established near-perfect track record, and that is very largely due to the DO-178B/C series of standards and the people who contribute to them. That has been achieved at least in part by means of a very cautious approach, and
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Using PowerPhase MOSFETs in Synchronous Buck VR Applications

Sep 29, 2015

Author: David Lee, Applications Engineer, ON Semiconductor Introduction: Most of voltage regulators are still using discrete solutions like SO8-FL 5 x 6 mm2 package. With advancement of Si technology and packaging, MOSFET can achieve a switching transition of less than 10nS, which is equivalent to di/dt of more than 1A/nS New PowerPhase packages enable faster
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Intel Galileo2 vs. Raspberry Pi2

Sep 23, 2015

By Lynette Reese, Mouser Electronics   As a follow-up to a previous article about the Intel Galileo and the Raspberry Pi (RPi), the discussion has evolved to a comparison between the second generations of both boards. Both have been greatly improved, yet neither has been drastically changed such that a migration to this next generation
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Developing advanced packaging to meet increased needs for higher power density in power modules

Sep 15, 2015

By Martin Hägerdal, President, Ericsson Power Modules   Increased processing density in high-end data server designs with the cramming of more and more silicon on to PCBs continues to have an impact on power supply systems. For example, power per board demand from ICT (Information and Communications Technology) servers has increased from 300W in the early
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Fire and ice: A collision of Safety and Security in embedded medical software

Sep 3, 2015

“Some say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice.”   Like the Fire and Ice of Robert Frost’s famous poem, software security and safety are disparate elements. They are worlds apart, with separate standards, approaches, and authoritative bodies. Say “software security” to most people and they will think of hacked bank accounts,
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Magnetostrictive Sensors Help Bring Motion To World’s Largest Radio Telescope

Aug 25, 2015

By Matt Hankison, MTS Sensors     Radio telescopes, a form of directional antenna used in radio astronomy, help in the study naturally-occurring radio light from planets, stars, galaxies, black holes and other objects of astronomical interest. They differ from conventional optical telescopes in that they operate in the radio frequency portion of the electromagnetic
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DC power relays evolve to address new applications

Aug 11, 2015

Juergen Schoenauer, Relay Technology Manager, Omron Electronic Components Europe B.V.   DC power relays are evolving rapidly to address the very different and very specific requirements of electric vehicles and renewable energy applications. For electric vehicles, key requirements are small weight and size, whereas for renewable energy applications, long life and exceptional efficiency are key.
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