Exploring reference designs that can simplify the implementation of your next energy measurement and management design and accelerate your time to market.
A look at how TRIAC-based dimming is done for incandescent lamps including the requirements of LED dimming and the problems due to the dimming circuitry.
While the power and sophistication packed into many MCUs can support basic audio-processing functions and allow them to perform tasks, there are times when a design calls for an upgrade to more robust audio performance.
If your design has any sort of a user interface, you are probably well aware of the various types of touch- sensing interfaces that are taking over for traditional push buttons and switches.
This article discusses resistive and capacitive touch sensing and the applications where each is the most appropriate.
The solid-state lighting (SSL) surge has created a concomitant boom market for electronics to drive LEDs in various different applications.
For consumers, home energy centers offer the critical link in turning power utilization data into actionable information.
Power Factor Correction (PFC) for the telecom industry using various techniques.
The I²S (Inter-IC Sound) interface was originally defined for use in CD players more than two decades ago, but has been through many revisions and enhancements, and is now a vital element in any digital system that supports music.
A look at LED flickering, the causes, effects, and ways to minimize flickering including improved LED drivers.
Market demand for greater mobility has resulted in the migration of traditional wired audio entertainment products to wireless.
Energy meters serve as the linchpin of the smart grid's ability to maximize efficiency for energy producers, distributors, and consumers.
By definition, the power factor (PF) of an AC source is defined as the ratio of the real power, in watts, flowing into the load to the apparent power in the circuit.
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.
As companies look to alternative sources for energy production, the need to measure and control energy consumption earns added importance.
With the reduction in cost and power supply of wireless systems, smart home automation systems are becoming increasingly popular.
Microprocessor vendors have been waging war to win processor sockets since there were at least two microprocessors to compete. In the 1980s...