Content posted in December 2014
MIPI Creates the I3C Sensor Interface
Steve Taranovich 12/31/2014 13 comments
I recently spoke to Ken Foust from Intel regarding his being the chair of the MIPI Sensor Working Group and the important standards work they are doing there. I also had a conversation with Peter Lefkin, the Managing Director of the MIPI Alliance about I3C.
The Big Lie About LEDs
Scott Elder 12/22/2014 51 comments
The world has been told that LEDs are the future, in part because they are economically the right form of long-term lighting and there are environmental benefits as a great aside. Well, maybe the environmental argument is true, but the economical one is not.
What’s Driving Interest for Supercapacitors?
Steve Taranovich 12/16/2014 93 comments
Chances are you’ve heard mention of supercapacitors if you haven’t yet implemented them in a system design. That’s because when components experience a 30% compound annual growth rate, it is usually driven by game-changing advantages.
An AC Current Generator, Part 2
Aubrey Kagan 12/11/2014 3 comments
When testing, a 10 amp AC current is fed into the module being tested (DUT) and the current is measured across a 25 mΩ shunt internal to the DUT.
The STEM of All Evil
Ken Coffman 12/9/2014 17 comments
One thing very gratifying over the last few years is the rise of the MAKE meme: Experimenters and hobbyists are back in fashion with our youth.
EDA Tools Should Be Free
Scott Elder 12/4/2014 5 comments
The evolution of technology is being hindered by the lack of high-end tool access. Most innovation originates from small organizations with little or no money to pursue their visions.
An AC Current Generator, Part 1
Aubrey Kagan 12/1/2014 9 comments
I wrote an article on this topic in 2000 that was published on Circuit Cellar Online. I believe that the basic information that I wrote about is still relevant and so I am rewriting the article as a blog.
Recently, AEye, was demonstrating their LiDAR system at CES in Las Vegas. A man using his new $1,198 Sony camera found that his photographs were damaged after he took pictures of AEye’s LiDAR LASER scanning system
The e-car basic concept is represented by the role of the electronics technology in making the car more comfortable, safe and effectively interacting with the driver. The first characteristic, comfort, is nowadays being dramatically enhanced by the new solution known as Road Noise Control (acronym: RNC) that has been introduced by BOSE during the CES 2019 in Las Vegas
Early microcontrollers had fixed I/O. It may have been possible to connect one of several internal peripherals to the I/O pins, but those pins were restricted and there was never an option of conditioning those outputs
In the not too distant past, if you were seen holding a conversation with a household appliance, you might have run the risk of being committed.
The voltage regulator is a very important part of the power management and the placement of voltage regulator plays an important role in improving the performance.