Some of the latest white and colored LEDs that suit clothing applications including evaluation and development kits from Arduino and Olimex.
Microcontroller-based sensor hubs from Atmel, STM, and TI help to conserve a device's battery life by offloading computer and analysis functions.
As need for RF energy rises, its engineering becomes simpler with wireless IC's and other components from Texas Instruments, Linear Technology, and ROHM Semiconductor.
Examining the choices available for generating and transceiving data for simple, wearable sensors to more complex applications.
With so many microprocessor and microcontroller manufacturers integrating supervisory circuits-on-chip, you may wonder why discrete watchdogs, power-on-resets, processor companions, and supervisor chips are still thriving.
Sleep modes and idle modes in general-purpose microcontrollers have allowed embedded processors to reduce real-time energy consumption and tackle many battery- and low-powered designs.
Analog transducers and sensors do a good job of translating a real world physical condition into an electronic signal that we can measure and use.
The solid-state lighting (SSL) surge has created a concomitant boom market for electronics to drive LEDs in various different applications.
This article discusses the adoption of LED lighting as a major step towards a greener economy, with significant energy savings possible.
An optical sensor system typically includes the sensor, a light source, optical fiber, and a measuring device; when a phase change occurs, the sensor acts as a photoelectric trigger.
The commercial lighting sector is becoming more complex as new lighting sources are introduced and people's expectations of what they can do grow.
MCUs currently powering many consumer products and embedded systems are now being asked to support various digital audio functions that used to be handled by DSPs, ASSPs, or other dedicated silicon.
Replacing directional incandescent or halogen lamps with LED luminaires promises energy cost savings and longer-lasting lights.
Motion detectors have been steadily watching us for more than a decade. These ubiquitous pyroelectric eyes can detect everything from thieves breaking into your house to when customers enter a supermarket.
With the costs of installing photovoltaic solar declining rapidly, the technology is increasingly becoming a realistic solution to support off-grid applications.
Ambient light sensor (ALS) products are quickly becoming one of the most effective solutions for power management and display quality enhancement in electronic products and systems.
While any list of technology trends in sensors is extensive, one of the most consistent—and ongoing—trends is the need for miniaturization.
The usage of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) is increasing for many reasons
High-resolution color handset displays render beautiful pictures, but they're power hungry. Using an ambient light sensor can result in a considerably longer battery life.
Backlit displays have become ubiquitous, wherever you go today you see them, and judging the product primarily on the merits of its display.