Discuss how the maker movement of robotics is now evolving into integration in everyday consumer applications and products, where robotics help enable technology.
Learn about microcontrollers as they relate to motor control and low power applications in white goods and the safety concerns for white good applications.
Present and future requirements and approaches of remote-system updates that are used in contemporary embedded systems.
Highly-integrated MCUs from suppliers including ADI, TI, and Freescale, offer designers the ability to create effective PLL grid-synchronization algorithms.
Understanding the key features including reliability, sensing, logging, and more, along with the external systems when selecting an MCU is essential.
Reviewing the key features available on modern MCUs that help when running an embedded system that requires an RTOS.
EtherCAT (Ethernet for Control Automation Technology) is revolutionizing how devices in a factory network communicate, saving BOM costs and design time.
Finding the correct mix of feature-rich, low-cost implementations by efficient use of SPI-style peripherals for optimal board space, power, and performance.
Learn key requirements and common techniques to aid you in selecting the optimal close for your control-loop design.
Reviewing some of the new timer/counter features you can use to improve your designs with illustrative examples from popular MCU families.
MCUs in small packages provide the perfect element for controlling size-constrained IoT end-node applications.
Review of the common options for powering MCUs and discuss the resulting constraints on performance that may result.
Examine technologies that can verify a user’s identity and protect sensitive data, information, and control with parts from STMicro and TI.
On-chip bus-matrix architectures, dedicated peripheral data-transfer functions, intelligent buffering, bus priority systems, and interrupt control discussed.
Implementing wearable systems electronics able to extend the life of batteries in designs or even entirely eliminate the need for replaceable batteries.
Suppliers including Maxim, Panasonic, and Renesas offer embedded MCUs that claim advantages over competing parts with conventional memory and architectures.
Selecting automotive-qualified MCUs includes ensuring sufficient speed, communication ability, and more. Learn about MCUs from suppliers including Renesas.
Ultra-low-power MCUs that provide multiple low-power modes and peripheral power management features from suppliers including Atmel, STMicro, Renesas, and more.
Modern MCUs have a variety of memory elements, and understanding their organization, performance limitations and power implications can be critical to implementing an application efficiently.
An evaluation of the use of 8-bit, 16-bit, ad 32-bit microcontrollers and where each would be appropriate based on efficiency, power consumption, and price.