Embedded developers needing wireless connectivity for their IoT designs have many options, but they need to choose and apply RF connectivity with great care.
Bluetooth mesh is complex, but using IC vendor solutions and development tools, designers can build smart Bluetooth mesh networked applications quickly.
Understanding the available connectors and associated specification requirements that need to be considered is important throughout any design process.
Low voltage and high voltage circuits can be combined effectively and safely with good design approaches, solid power solutions, and adherence to standards.
Texas Instruments has put together a portfolio of products which can help make a manufacturer’s jump into Industry 4.0 a reality.
Use an Arduino compatible shield and baseboard as a complete soil monitoring solution, as well as a development platform for custom designs.
Using load switches instead of standalone MOSFETs can provide greater flexibility, control, and protection for low-power circuits and system power management.
Low-power, high reliability MEMS sensors play a vital role in industrial automation applications.
Testing line-powered switched mode power devices can be risky without the proper techniques, precautions, and accessories.
With built-in support for standard temperature sensors, a single device provides a simpler, accurate solution to multi-sensor temperature measurement design.
Single board computers provide a platform for IoT prototype development.
Field-oriented control optimizes AC motor usage by providing greater precision and energy savings.
Developers can pair a Raspberry Pi 3 with development kits that provide quick access to Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant capabilities.
For higher navigational and motion accuracy, use a Kalman filter to combine the best attributes of 3D accelerometer and 3D gyroscope sensors.
Embedded developers can greatly simplify the process of updating firmware in the field using a microcontroller’s DFU mode, but there are some tricks to doing it.
Switch mode power supplies offer high efficiency and small volume so it’s worthwhile learning how to design or select the best one for the application.
To get higher voltages from low voltage inputs, designers need to understand and implement a boost regulator following important guidelines and trade-offs.
Using a single device, IoT developers can implement secure boot and firmware updates on an established root-of-trust for applications.
Utilizing digital controllers for lighting applications provides system flexibility.
Galvanic isolation of analog sensor signals is needed in IoT designs but designers need to choose between magnetic, optical, or capacitive barriers.