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To get higher voltages from low voltage inputs, designers need to understand and implement a boost regulator following important guidelines and trade-offs.
When combined with real-time microcontrollers, MicroPython offers a powerful platform-agnostic programming language that helps developers speed time to market.
The use of a supercapacitor, or an EDLC, as a way of delivering the peak load requirement in a battery powered application is discussed.
Alternative occupancy detection techniques, such as integrated 24 GHz radar transceivers, that support versatile features and enhanced accuracy are explored.
Smart buildings can not only save running costs by managing heating and lighting resources, they can also better care for occupants for better productivity.
Understanding the power requirements of BLE communications and review of the available dedicated ICs and complete drop-in module solutions.
Wearable steady progress from fitness monitoring into demanding tasks such as industrial and defense applications.
Examine the types of components and technologies that will impact how Internet of Things will be integrated into wearable designs.
Modules and innovative design techniques are being used as a key driver of miniaturization, leading to reduced wireless design size and complexity.
The latest wrist-worn wearable computing devices based on the low-power Bluetooth wireless interface that can link to a smartphone or nearby base station.
A look at integrating Bluetooth 4.0 Smart protocol modules into wearable systems to simplify connectivity and processing in these devices.
Examining the role of supercapacitors in Internet of Things (IoT) designs and how their chemistry allows them to provide support for burst activity.
Bluetooth Low Energy is an emerging technology that offers low power wireless connectivity to electronic devices. Several modules are now offered by Panasonic’s nanoPower family.
Components from Panasonic and Texas Instruments allow toy suppliers to inexpensively implement technologies such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and cellular subsystems into various toys.
A look at the newest and most comprehensive solutions for Bluetooth 4.0 making it easier and faster to get to market.
A look at the use of energy harvesting in the design of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV’s). Using solar cells allows for substantially extended air time.
A look at power supply design for smart meters. These face a variety of issues ranging from energy efficiency to fraud.
A look at utilizing linearly dimmed LED drivers with a wireless interface.
Today, with a quick look or swipe of a smartphone screen, it is easy to remotely monitor many activities in the home and also certify that security remains in place.
Low-power microcontrollers have done much to improve longevity in energy-harvesting systems.