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  • Design for low-noise feedback control with MEMS gyroscopes
    Design for low-noise feedback control with MEMS gyroscopes
  • ST embedded design tool supports any desktop OS
    ST embedded design tool supports any desktop OS
  • Cut CAN power consumption with partial networking
    Cut CAN power consumption with partial networking
  • Computerised system converts 3D objects into moving robots
    Computerised system converts 3D objects into moving robots
  • Minimally-invasive prototype device monitors fetal O2 levels
    Minimally-invasive prototype device monitors fetal O2 levels
  • Three prophecies for high speed serial link systems
    Three prophecies for high speed serial link systems
  • Prying Eyes: Opening up a DSL gateway
    Prying Eyes: Opening up a DSL gateway
  • Dissipating high heat at lower surface temperature
    Dissipating high heat at lower surface temperature
  • What makes NI's most accurate DMM tick?
    What makes NI's most accurate DMM tick?
  • IoT, wearables enter Disney Kingdom
    IoT, wearables enter Disney Kingdom
  • Keysight opens second service centre in Malaysia
    Keysight opens second service centre in Malaysia
  • Silicon sensor seeks to unravel mysteries of the universe
    Silicon sensor seeks to unravel mysteries of the universe
Design for low-noise feedback control with MEMS gyroscopes
Design for low-noise feedback control with MEMS gyroscopes

Noise in the angular rate feedback loops can have a direct influence on key performance criteria, so it should be a consideration as early as possible in the design process for a new system.

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ST embedded design tool supports any desktop OS
ST embedded design tool supports any desktop OS

The STM32 development tools for the OS X comprise the STM32CubeMX graphical configuration tool and System Workbench for STM32 including drivers that enable use of ST debugging and programming probes.

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Cut CAN power consumption with partial networking
Cut CAN power consumption with partial networking

One way to reduce system energy consumption is to shut down elements not currently being used. To use this approach in CAN systems, however, requires re-imagining CAN controller architectures.

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Computerised system converts 3D objects into moving robots
Computerised system converts 3D objects into moving robots

A team from Purdue University created the 'CardBoardiZer' that transforms static 3D objects into moving robotic versions made out of cardboard, wood and sheet metal in minutes.

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Minimally-invasive prototype device monitors fetal O2 levels
Minimally-invasive prototype device monitors fetal O2 levels

The WombOx team of Rice University engineering students worked with the Texas Children's Fetal Centre to create their device that could give real-time data of a fetus undergoing endoscopic fetal surgery.

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Three prophecies for high speed serial link systems
Three prophecies for high speed serial link systems

The latest DesignCon unveiled insights pertaining to the future of signal integrity, including the expected slowdown of the roll out of 28Gbit/s systems as well as roadblocks for 56Gbit/s PAM4 systems.

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Prying Eyes: Opening up a DSL gateway
Prying Eyes: Opening up a DSL gateway

In this teardown, we disassemble a DSL modem-plus-router, a CenturyLink-branded ZyXEL PK5001Z,without doing any permanent damage to it.

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Dissipating high heat at lower surface temperature
Dissipating high heat at lower surface temperature

The technology may have applications with some types of solar energy, advanced lasers, power electronics and may enhance operations at large electric generating facilities.

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What makes NI's most accurate DMM tick?
What makes NI's most accurate DMM tick?

National Instruments has claimed a couple of firsts with its PXIe-4081 7½-digit digital multi-meter (DMM): it is the first PXI Express DMM and it is the most accurate. So how does NI make it so accurate?

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IoT, wearables enter Disney Kingdom
IoT, wearables enter Disney Kingdom

Disney invests $1 billion in the Internet of Things with Disney's Magic Band IoT system. Find out in the article how the band uses IoT to both grow revenue and increase efficiency.

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Keysight opens second service centre in Malaysia
Keysight opens second service centre in Malaysia

The Selangor Service Centre boasts a modern calibration laboratory that provides factory adjustment and a full suite of OEM tests, as well as a strategic move to grow its global services business.

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Silicon sensor seeks to unravel mysteries of the universe
Silicon sensor seeks to unravel mysteries of the universe

Measuring only 15cm x 10cm, the sensor chips from Infineon are to be deployed at CERN, the world's largest particle physics research centre, in the hope of proving the existence of dark matter.

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Automotive

Processors for car safety apps feature DSP, cache support
Synopsys extended its Safety Enhancement Package (SEP) to Synopsys' DesignWare ARC EM processors, the ARC EM4, EM6, EM5D and EM7D cores, which are certified ASIL D Ready by SGS-TUV Saar.

Google, FCA team up for self-driving tech
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will incorporate Google's technology that includes sensors as well as software, into about 100 Chrysler hybrid minivan Pacifica vehicles, media reports indicate.

Parrot brings automotive infotainment to the next level
The Octopus 3+ embeds an ARM Cortex-A5 processor with a fully-featured Linux system, as well as Parrot connectivity middleware for Bluetooth and voice recognition for connected in-vehicle environments.

Common mode chokes for cars support CAN, FlexRay
Chilisin announced the common mode chokes series CUW43 that allows a halogen-free implementation, and the products that meet RoHS and REACH guidelines.

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Communications/Network

Fixing a wireless network link
Here is a particular case of troubleshooting a 200m wireless network link with a performance inversely correlated to dampness, where wet snow or heavy rain wipes out the link.

Cut CAN power consumption with partial networking
One way to reduce system energy consumption is to shut down elements not currently being used. To use this approach in CAN systems, however, requires re-imagining CAN controller architectures.

OpenVPX backplane promises up to 10.3Gbaud signal integrity
Dawn VME Products announced the VPX-5987 3U OpenVPX backplane that supports both PCIe Gen3 and 10 GbE (XAUI) module configurations, operating from -40°C to 105°C.

Molex debuts SST PB3-CPX modules for PROFIBUS controllers
The modules allow high-performance, low-cost solutions for industrial automation applications and are compatible with Master DP-V0 Class-1; Master DP-V1 Class-1 and Class-2; and Slave DP-V0 protocols.

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Computing/Peripherals

Analogue meters: Maximising your meter
In this instalment of the series on analogue meters, we will look into shunts and multipliers, as well as introduce additional types of meters.

Grasping the propagating plane wave
This article will show with pictures how the fields of a plane wave interact to generate each other with almost no math. To do this, we will introduce two ideas that may be unfamiliar to some readers.

Analogue meters: High voltage and current levels
In this instalment of this series on analogue meters, we will look into shunts and multipliers, as well as introduce additional types of meters.

Python features data acquisition support
Microstar Laboratories Inc. unveiled DAPtools for Python, a software API extension that enables high-performance data acquisition applications written using the Python programming language.

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Consumer Electronics

Prying Eyes: Opening up a DSL gateway
In this teardown, we disassemble a DSL modem-plus-router, a CenturyLink-branded ZyXEL PK5001Z,without doing any permanent damage to it.

Dissipating high heat at lower surface temperature
The technology may have applications with some types of solar energy, advanced lasers, power electronics and may enhance operations at large electric generating facilities.

IoT, wearables enter Disney Kingdom
Disney invests $1 billion in the Internet of Things with Disney's Magic Band IoT system. Find out in the article how the band uses IoT to both grow revenue and increase efficiency.

Anpec releases 15W stereo Class-D audio power amplifier
Anpec's new 15W, stero audio power amplifier has filter free Class-D architecture that eliminates the external low pass filters.

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IC/Board/Systems Design

ST embedded design tool supports any desktop OS
The STM32 development tools for the OS X comprise the STM32CubeMX graphical configuration tool and System Workbench for STM32 including drivers that enable use of ST debugging and programming probes.

Google, FCA team up for self-driving tech
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will incorporate Google's technology that includes sensors as well as software, into about 100 Chrysler hybrid minivan Pacifica vehicles, media reports indicate.

SDK speeds up smart home gateway deployment
The ZigBee 3.0 SDK from Qorvo allows application developers to programme a GP712-equipped gateway to communicate well with various sensors, controllers and systems within existing smart homes.

Design tool eases IP integration, hardware verification
Enhancements of the Quartus Prime Pro software from Altera include faster compile time and versatile design entry methods to improve design productivity.

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Industrial/Mil/Aero

Computerised system converts 3D objects into moving robots
A team from Purdue University created the 'CardBoardiZer' that transforms static 3D objects into moving robotic versions made out of cardboard, wood and sheet metal in minutes.

MISRA updates guidelines for secure C programmes
The new rules in the amended guidelines will help developers following the MISRA standard to avoid coding practises that can introduce security vulnerabilities.

50W GaN power amp supports frequency up to 6GHz
The PE15A5025 from Pasternack features a compact and rugged design, and promises high levels of output power and efficiency and has the advantage of high output load impedance.

IoT, wearables enter Disney Kingdom
Disney invests $1 billion in the Internet of Things with Disney's Magic Band IoT system. Find out in the article how the band uses IoT to both grow revenue and increase efficiency.

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Medical

Minimally-invasive prototype device monitors fetal O2 levels
The WombOx team of Rice University engineering students worked with the Texas Children's Fetal Centre to create their device that could give real-time data of a fetus undergoing endoscopic fetal surgery.

Medical-grade MLCCs promise reliable life support apps
The MQ series MLCCs promise the reliability performance needed by electronic life support applications such as: pacemakers, implantable cardioverter-defibrillators and neuromodulation devices.

50W GaN power amp supports frequency up to 6GHz
The PE15A5025 from Pasternack features a compact and rugged design, and promises high levels of output power and efficiency and has the advantage of high output load impedance.

Light-powered nano-engine shows promise for medical apps
University of Cambridge researchers built what they describe as the world's tiniest engine that could navigate in water, sense the environment around them, or even enter living cells to fight disease.

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Power/Smart Energy

SMT power inductors support inductance up to 30μH
The ERU19 choke series from TDK boasts saturation currents range from 10.1ADC to 43ADC, and is geared for operating temperatures of between -40°C and 150°C.

Power conversion platform targets renewable energy design
The combination of ADI's iCoupler digital isolation technology with the mixed-signal processor design eases system design for power inverter makers while also improving system safety and reliability.

62mm all-SiC power module enables faster switching speed
The latest devices from Wolfspeed promise exceptional efficiency and power density for high current power electronics such as: converters/inverters, motor drives, industrial electronics and EVs.

Synchronous buck converter simplifies USB Type-C designs
The MAX77596 from Maxim operates from a supply as low as 3.5V and as high as 24V, regulating from conventional 5V USB power, as well as the 20V upper end of the PD range.

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Test & Measurement

Design for low-noise feedback control with MEMS gyroscopes
Noise in the angular rate feedback loops can have a direct influence on key performance criteria, so it should be a consideration as early as possible in the design process for a new system.

Test software for USB 3.1 Type-C designs ensures compliance
Keysight unveiled the U7243B USB 3.1 transmitter performance validation and compliance test software that promises accurate test results to cut development costs and ease measurement processes.

Synchro/resolver input PCIe board promises accurate testing
DDC's the SB-3625XKX board claims to offer an easy and flexible solution for angular measurement testing in production screening and prototype evaluation.

Test fixture isolates NVMe U.2 drives in data storage system
The PCIe Dual Port U.2 Transposer Set from Teledyne packs four adapters, each of which delivers a unique test configuration required by various mission critical systems.

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Educational Resources
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A system solution for high power SMPS
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