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OLED for lighting – ready for the market?

Illuminating Engineering

OLED for lighting – ready for the market?

Flexible or rigid, transparent or glossy: With the OLED can achieve many designs. Compared to classical lighting many disciplines are required for light with OLED. lesen

Electronics drives you safely home

Automotive Memory Solutions

Electronics drives you safely home

Memory solutions for car applications must be the result of a well defined approach to the automotive industry forged by a supplier who has a long-term vision and commitment to this specific market segment. Micron considers the automotive market segment as an area of strategic importance and has become a top player in this field, not by chance but by design. lesen

A breakthrough innovation in sound sensing from STMicroelectronics

MEMS Microphones

A breakthrough innovation in sound sensing from STMicroelectronics

What are the advantages of MEMS microphones over traditional solutions? This article focuses on how MEMS Microphones have enabled breakthrough innovations in consumer, medical, security and automotive applications. lesen

MID technology exemplified by magnetic field sensors

MID technology exemplified by magnetic field sensors

It is the possibility of combining the freedom of 3D shaping provided by injection molding technology with the integration of many possible functions; this is both unique and convincing. lesen

Competitive advantage due to sound technical advice

Relay applications note

Competitive advantage due to sound technical advice

Largely invisible for the end user, electromechanical relays reliably undertake switching tasks with high performance in the car, in devices in the entertainment and household appliance industry, in the telecommunications and industrial sector, in the rail and aerospace sectors and in building services. The variety of applications is enormous and is rapidly expanding due to the increasing usage of electronics and electrification. lesen

Highly Energy-Efficient CMOS Logic Systems

Semiconductor Technology

Highly Energy-Efficient CMOS Logic Systems

Non-volatile bistable memory circuits being developed by Satoshi Sugahara and his team at Tokyo Tech pave the way for highly energy-efficient CMOS logic systems. lesen

How Do Vendors of Software Debugging and Test Tools Test Their Products?

Embedded Software Quality

How Do Vendors of Software Debugging and Test Tools Test Their Products?

For safety-relevant applications, tool manufacturers have to subject their software tools to rigorous testing. The experience gained in this process can be for the benefit of customers as well. lesen

Ultra-low power processor operates at near-threshold voltage

Processors

Ultra-low power processor operates at near-threshold voltage

At this week’s International Solid State Circuits Conference (ISSCC 2013), imec and Holst Centre presented an ultra-low power processor that operates reliably at near-threshold voltages. lesen

Multi-core is more than just multi-core

Debugger

Multi-core is more than just multi-core

When using MCU multi-core architectures for "deeply embedded" applications, different rules apply for symmetric multiprocessing on identical cores with support of an encapsulating OS. This poses an entirely new set of challenges for chip suppliers, tool manufacturers and users. lesen

Future Motion Applications requiringsmart and compact Motion Control

Advanced Motion Controller

Future Motion Applications requiringsmart and compact Motion Control

An efficient power management is a must for today´s engineers due to the recent ErP rules of the European Union. While the changeover from AC to BLDC and PMSM Drives will improve system efficiency significantly, the advanced motion controller will further save energy. lesen

Low-Power Motor Drive Design for Fridge Compressors

Compressors

Low-Power Motor Drive Design for Fridge Compressors

Dedicated, customisable motor control ICs and single-chip drivers can help appliance designers meet new, tougher ecodesign legislation as the ErP rules of the European Union. lesen

Gigabit Network for the Car of the Future

Network

Gigabit Network for the Car of the Future

When the first digital display links with Gigabit data rates found their way into cars a few years ago, it looked like the bandwidth issue could be taken off the table for a while. Far from it! lesen

Digital Isolators Provide a Reliable Alternative to Optocouplers

Galvanic Isolators

Digital Isolators Provide a Reliable Alternative to Optocouplers

Digital isolators have made an already complicated puzzle of safety standards even more confusing because not all standards address the requirements for digital isolators. lesen

Texas Instruments' DSP Timeline of Important Events

History

Texas Instruments' DSP Timeline of Important Events

As one of the world's major semiconductor manufacturers, Texas Instruments offers digital and analog devices. 30 years ago, the company introduced its first digital signal processor. lesen

Designing advanced DSP applications on the Kinetis Cortex-M4 MCU

Case Study – Motor Control Application

Designing advanced DSP applications on the Kinetis Cortex-M4 MCU

In this case study we will look closer at a motor control application, where the use of the Kinetis MCU is suitable. lesen