Texas Instruments downsized its technology for consumers. TI is releasing the 0.2-inch, quarter-million-mirror DLP2000 (Digital Light Processor) at a price of less than $20, with an evaluation module priced at less than $100, making it the most cost-effective pico-projector enabler to date, according to analysts.
Toshiba announced it added Bluetooth Mesh support to its lineup of Bluetooth Low Energy products, including support for a long range option with an external power amplifier. It comes on the heels of the standard meeting by ratified and launched by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group. Bluetooth Mesh is going to push the connection technology away from consumer applications to industrial applications.
For cost and capacity reasons in high volume production, test of difficult-to-measure parameters needs to be eliminated. Below we propose an enhanced machine learning model to prevent quality escapes. We’ll use a case study to show how these methods work and the impact it can have on a production line.
The Design Idea presented here offers a minimalist solution using only a single “legacy” regulator that’s appropriate when symmetrical supplies aren’t required. The difference between the power source voltage and the regulated output is available for use as a negative rail, adequate to maintain active output stages at zero volts, or any other secondary use.
This article describes a homemade DCV calibrator that offers a good balance between complexity, accuracy, and cost. Use it to check equipment, calibrate ADCs, and wherever you need an accurate voltage source. This programmable DC reference & calibrator will make a great DIY project for your lab bench. Full design files for the analog portion are provided, leaving the microcontroller part up to you.
Embedded software developers normally are applying defect prevention techniques early in the lifecycle. But the demand for IoT requires a new testing paradigm that more closely resembles the challenges that Enterprise IT have faced for decades.
The value of DPD is clear but the cable application poses many unique challenges to its implementation. Firstly, it can be regarded as a closed environment; what happens in the cable stays in the cable! The operator owns and controls the complete spectrum. Out-of-band (OOB) distortions are not a major concern. In-band distortions are, however, of critical importance.
Designing embedded computer platforms that can cope with extremes in temperature, vibration and humidity demands a focused approach to quality. Delivering truly rugged solutions requires a focused strategy that begins with R&D and ends with robust products.
Programming has moved from assembly to C, increasingly complex operating systems and comprehensive software libraries have arisen, microprocessors became microcontrollers, single-board computers, and systems-on-modules. With fully functioning hardware compute platforms on the market, development teams can build highly capable systems while focusing almost exclusively on the application software.
Harness manufacturing is a low margin business where quality, accuracy, and speed are essential to success. It can benefit from a full, automated and digitally continuous flow from product design to harness manufacturing.