Renesas RL78/G13 Demonstration Kit discussion including GUI and power management modes.
The Microchip PIC16, the Atmel AVR and Texas Instruments MSP430 and ready-made modules based around these and similar microcontrollers provide a range of flexible, programmable I/Os that lend themselves to a wide variety of different applications.
Op amps have proven their usefulness as highly functional building blocks in the designer's arsenal.
UARTs aid in microcontroller input/output and functionality testing.
Serial sensors and subsystems and some of the development and evaluation kits available to support them are discussed.
Flyback converters are rarely the first thought for the engineer looking for a suitable switching DC/DC converter ("regulator") because they can be troublesome to design in.
LEDs offer many advantages for mainstream lighting. Factors such as longevity, high efficiency, and robustness are appealing to consumers, particularly as the price of the technology continues to drop.
A guide of Li-ion battery structure, special charging needs, and integrated power management chips, which ease the design process of Li-ion battery chargers.
In a world where glamorous portable devices such as smartphones and tablet computers dominate the headlines, it easy to forget that most consumer electronic products draw power from the mains supply.
Residential lighting is dominated by the use of standard incandescent lighting fixtures and standard on/off switch controls.
High-brightness LEDs (HB LEDs) encompass a broad category of devices that includes many shades of white and RGB colors.
Stretching the power budget is a common challenge for design engineers developing battery-powered products.
The market for LED lamps has grown exponentially as residential and commercial customers make the change, from incandescent and even CFL, to LED lighting.
The 2012 Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC) held in Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Florida, was an outstanding event in terms of technical papers, presentations, and professional seminars.
Street lighting is an important asset in any urban area, contributing towards safer roads and greater security in residential, business, or municipal areas.
Display technology has moved forward at light speed. For years, even sophisticated equipment made do with numeric and alphanumeric display technology, buttons, and LEDs.
The industrial lighting application space is segmented between in-office and in-factory applications. In-factory applications require long lifetimes for components, minimal servicing, and autonomous operation.
Industrial users face a number of pressures when it comes to selecting light sources. Regulations and economic pressures are pushing them to invest in energy-efficient lighting, including light-emitting diodes (LEDs) that can offer long lifetimes.
Industrial lighting is constantly evolving, such that as the pressure to reduce energy consumption continues, new applications emerge and efficient light sources, such as LEDs, become more widely applicable.
Wireless networks are becoming the default connectivity option for embedded systems as well as for mobile/portable devices.