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Engineers are using available FRAM-based memory and MCU devices when designing long lasting, ultra low-power and low energy-harvesting applications.
Lithium-ion batteries have emerged as a common energy-storage device in many energy-harvesting applications.
A graphical user interface has got to be high on every system designer's interest list.
Designers working with microcontrollers (MCUs) have come to rely heavily on flash memory for code storage because IC makers have scaled the manufacturing processes for the nonvolatile memory and are producing quite large flash arrays on MCU ICs.
While USB came from the PC world, it is not just a PC phenomenon. Cell phones, cameras, recorders, players, display devices, tuners, and more all use USB connectivity, either as a peripheral, or even as a host. Even picture frames have USB ports.
Microcontrollers are at the heart of the human-machine interface, translating sensor data into commands.
Can’t sleep and looking for a little light reading? I have a list of 84 separate standards for safety that critical systems engineers may run into over the course of their design careers.
While 32-bit MCUs are getting all the attention, the vast majority of embedded devices use 8-bit devices.