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FPGA configuration using high-speed NOR flash

FPGA usage in industrial, communications and automotive ADAS applications depends on the low latencies and high data throughput characteristics of NOR ... Read More


Understanding virtualization facilities in the ARMv8 processor architecture

While ARMv7 had a special CPU mode to run a hypervisor as an extension, expanded virtualization facilities have become a part of the ARMv8... Read More


Implementing floating-point algorithms in FPGAs or ASICs

Native Floating-Point HDL code generation allows you to generate VHDL or Verilog for floating-point implementation in hardware without the effort of... Read More


Selecting and benchmarking embedded FPGAs

There are many things to consider, but if you choose the right solution for your particular application, you will be able to unlock the full potential ... Read More


In-memory computing builds for AI

The rise of machine learning is giving renewed life to compute-in-memory processors now in the works at startups, IBM, and universities. Read More


If only I had one more [insert function here]!

Even in the world of ample embedded control choices, it is not uncommon for us designers to start working on a project using a given microcontroller... Read More


Designing a Nerf Blaster

The success of a product launch depends significantly on the time it takes to convert an idea into a product, and highly integrated devices help speed ... Read More


Designing power-efficient and secure home automation systems

Implementing a home automation system is no longer an intimidating job thanks to the emergence of programmable SoCs and highly integrated MCUs. Read More


Upgrading 8- and 16-bit MCU designs: Development ecosystem

A combination of software tools, hardware development ecosystems, and ready-made firmware with code examples significantly ease migration to 32-bit... Read More


Debugging hard faults in ARM Cortex-M0 based SoCs

Chasing down a hard fault can be very time consuming, but here are some common errors programmers make and some tips on how to debug the hard fault... Read More


Designing a low-cost, low-power multicore ARM-based AV player

By maximizing resource utilization in a low-cost programmable multicore SoC, designers can meet requirements for a cost-effective, high-performance... Read More


Upgrading 8- and 16-bit MCU designs: 32-bit MCU architectures

What key issues impact the migration of 8- and 16-bit MCUs to 32-bit MCU? This first of two articles on migration discusses how 32-bit MCU... Read More


The definitive guide to ARM Cortex-M0/M0+: Using low-power features

This excerpt from the book concludes with a detailed explanation of examples showing use of the core's low-power features. Read More


The definitive guide to ARM Cortex-M0/M0+: Low-power benchmark setup

In this excerpt from the book, the author covers examples of using various low-power features, power optimization, energy-efficiency measurement, and... Read More


Speed optimizations in 8-bit MCUs

Many engineers think that everything that could be gotten out of 8-bit devices has already been done, but performance improvements on an 8-bit device, ... Read More


The definitive guide to ARM Cortex-M0/M0+: Benchmarking low-power devices

In this excerpt from the book, the author covers examples of using various low-power features, power optimization, energy-efficiency measurement, and... Read More


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  • Multicore

    Selected content from on multicore processing. Read More

    Embedded Market Surveys

    The Embedded Market Survey has been tracking trends in embedded systems every year since the early 1990s. Here is the archived results of the surveys by year, plus links to articles based on the results. Read More


    News and blogs about happenings from Electronica, the annual electronics conference held in Europe. Read More

  • Achieving Smooth and Fast Startup of a Sensorless BLDC Motor Using a Microcontroller

    This paper describes a method for initial rotor position detection that is realized by using a microcontroller for motor control and is highly useful for the control of such motors. This method solves various problems that tend to occur with sensorless... Read More

    The Quiet Spark Plugs Behind the IoT: Sensors

    As the Internet of Things continues its astonishing growth, smart and connected technologies are at the forefront of most IoT conversations. Lesser recognized are developments in sensors that are making these smart devices possible. Read More

    Thermopile Arrays Open Up A New World of Automation Applications

    Thermal Infrared Detectors, one type of IR Sensor, are distinguished by the advantages of a wide wavelength response, no requirement for cooling, high-temperature stability, high signal-to-noise ratio and low cost. Consequently, they are widely used in... Read More

    How to Manage Thousands of Devices in a Secure, Scalable Way

    The new S5D3 Synergy MCU provides security protections far above other solutions in this class of device. The S5D3 offers highly efficient operation at an attractive price point, making it a very effective MCU to enable advanced scalable security... Read More

    Which DDR SDRAM Memory to Use and When

    This white paper provides an overview of the JEDEC memory standards to help SoC designers select the right memory solution, including IP, that best fits their application requirements. Read More

  • How to Bridge the IoT Ecosystems with Micro-Gateways

    In this webinar, we'll explore use cases for a multi-radio micro-gateway based on Qualcomm® QCA4020, an RTOS based SoC supporting Wi-Fi / BLE / IEEE802.15.4 radios. We'll explore different micro-gateway use cases and architectures, as well as the... Read More

    Gigabit Digital Isolators for Video, Converters, Communications

    Various reports indicate that the digital isolation market will grow at over 6% per year, for the next 5 years. This growth coupled with faster communication speeds, in excess of 1Gbps, is reshaping many markets and applications. In this webcast, we will... Read More

    Deep Learning for Radio Frequency Systems

    Deep learning within RF shows promise for dealing with a congested spectrum by enhancing reliability and simplifying the task of building wireless systems. This webinar will discuss a software defined radio that can perform real-time DSP and deep learning ... Read More

    Electric Vehicle Fast Charging SiC Solutions - Design, Development, Optimization

    Silicon Carbide devices are enabling the future of power electronics. This webinar will focus on how SiC MOSFETs and Schottky Diodes improve efficiency, reduce system size/weight, and reduce overall system cost for electric vehicle fast chargers. Read More

    Condition-Based Monitoring Solutions to Accelerate Industry 4.0

    Condition-based monitoring is expanding beyond the most critical industrial machinery due in part to next-generation technologies that provide high performance in smaller, mechanically optimized solutions. In this webcast, we'll introduce the various... Read More

  • Securing Ultra Low-Power MCUs at the Edge of the IoT

    IoT security issues are well known, but not easily addressed. Most security tools use methods developed for our 64-bit laptops, tablets, or smartphones that are not well-suited for the low resource 8-,16- or 32- bit devices that are the foundation of the... Read More

    High Performance Serial NAND is Ready for Automotive Applications

    Serial NAND, first in the world running at 166MHz, well-suited for center-display and Cluster segments in new Highly Automated Vehicles-HAVs. Auto-applications requiring instant-boot and highest throughput. W25N01JW is targeting continuous READ at 166MHz... Read More

    In-Transit Medication Management

    Transporting medicine from the pharmaceutical factory to pharmacies is a $78.8 billion industry, globally. The webinar discusses the mandates, opportunities, and solutions for In-Transit Medication Management. Read More

    Brushless 3-phase Motor Control Made Easy

    With the Renesas microcontroller-based 3-Phase Brushless Motor Control Reference Design, you have the unique advantage of using state of the art motor control software combined with flexible hardware, enabling the development of the most advanced... Read More

    The Entry Path to your Next IoT Application Design

    The new S5D3 32-bit MCU of the Synergy Platform, combined with the full Renesas Synergy Software package, allows you to start with zero upfront investment. Join the webinar and find out how the new S5D3 can help you. Read More

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