• TI E2E Community

    TI E2E Community

    Blog Post: Of Clouds and Storms in a Coffee Cup
    Published. November 29, 2012

    Of Clouds and Storms in a Coffee Cup Travelling with Gene Frantz – Part I C.P. Ravikumar, Texas Instruments Art by Ananya Ravikumar  Gene Frantz, who will retire from TI as Principal fellow after about 40 years in TI, was in India in the early part of 2012, to spend time at several Indian universities. Since I wanted to prove Rudyard Kipling wrong, I decided to take Gene Frantz to Eastern India first,  thereby proving that West can meet East. Our destination was IIT...

  • Consumerization: BYOD

    Consumerization: BYOD

    Losslessly compressing images with PHP
    Published. November 26, 2012

    I want to add a new feature in my present image upload script and that is automatic compression of images just like TinyPng.Basically i want a code snippet that detect 24bit PNG file and convert it to 8bit png file with full support for transparency and that also strip any ......

  • Electronics Design Articles

    Electronics Design Articles

    32-bit Micro Aims To Replace 8-bit Counterparts
    Published. November 20, 2012

    By William WongNXP’s new LPC800 is based on Arm’s Cortex-M0+. It is designed to challenge 8-bit micros....

  • EEBeat


    Electronica: MCUs Extend Functionality, Trim Power Consumption
    Published. November 15, 2012

    At Electronica, higher and higher performance parts roll out in an endless procession like floats in a four day long parade. The MCU sector was no exception, as the following demonstrates: Renesas Electronics released the RL78/G1C Group of microcontrollers (MCUs) claimed to be the industry’s first 16-bit MCUs that conform to the USB Battery Charging [...]...

  • EDA Blog

    EDA Blog

    Free Version of MPLAB XC32++ Compiler Features Unlimited Code Generation @MicrochipTech
    Published. November 5, 2012

    Microchip Technology introduced a free version of their MPLAB XC32++ Compiler. The tool is a completely free C/C++ compiler solution with unlimited code generation. The optimizing C++ compiler includes Dinkumware libraries. The combination is ideal for a broad range of applications, from the industrial to the academic environments. Read more: Free Version of MPLAB XC32++ [...]...

  • Chris A. Ciufo on All Things Embedded

    Chris A. Ciufo on All Things Embedded

    “MicroFlix”…Funny name; how crazy would it be if Netflix joined the Microsoft Family?
    Published. October 29, 2012

    If Microsoft were to buy Netflix - and it's a big "if", since it's only a rumor - MSFT could join Apple, Amazon and Google in having a huge influence on the embedded industry. Continue reading →...

  • Anablog


    Orbiting Angular Momentum twists radio waves to boost channel count
    Published. October 26, 2012

    The IEEE Spectrum magazine reports that researchers in the United Kingdom and China have made a microchip capable of emitting laser beams with a peculiar property known as orbital angular momentum (OAM)....

  • Jim Trudeau << The Embedded Beat

    Jim Trudeau << The Embedded Beat

    MQX Lite is a heavy-weight hitter
    Published. October 8, 2012

    By Jim Trudeau – The buzz around the Kinetis L series microcontroller (MCU) is really exciting. It combines the low-power, low-cost and ease-of-use of 8-bit, with the energy-efficiency, feature integration and scalability of 32-bit. My colleague Erich Styger wrote about the Freescale Freedom development platform, which is enabled by Kinetis L series KL1 and KL2 MCUs families. The platform [...]...

  • Ask Steve

    Ask Steve

    Don’t Blindly Follow Old Boss to New Job
    Published. August 29, 2012

    Question:  My Company was just acquired by a larger company.  The new company has let some senior people go, including my boss.  I feel that because of my skills, my job is safe.  But I also have the option of following my boss to his new opportunity.  Can you help me figure out whether to stick with the acquiring company or follow my old boss?   -Mark, Phoenix   Answer:  This question is actually very timely.  My own Company, Microchip Technology, just...

  • NextGenLog


    #ALGORITHMS: "Making every TV 'smart'"
    Published. August 28, 2012

    Just as every cell phone is becoming smarter, TV manufacturers too are aspiring to make all they models smart. Smart TVs don't all have the same capabilities, but one element that is becoming essential is the ability to aim the remote at menu items in a point-and-click user interface. Usually that means burdening the application processor in the TV with interpreting the MEMS sensor data from an accelerometer or gyroscope, but by putting those smarts inside the remote itself, TV manufacturers should...

  • Electronics Engineering Video Blog Podcast

    Electronics Engineering Video Blog Podcast

    EEVblog #341 – Mailbag
    Published. August 28, 2012

    Mailbag Monday Fluke 17B Multimeter unboxing PIC Tutorial board IMPLA 3D Printable material Analog Multimeter Teardown...

  • EDA Graffiti

    EDA Graffiti

    Intro to embedded systems part 3: Software
    Published. July 26, 2012

    This book excerpt describes the functional architecture of a typical microcontroller and offers designers a further glimpse into the world of the MSP430. This installment focuses on languages for embedded development and MSP430 families....

  • Wireless Sensor Networks Blog

    Wireless Sensor Networks Blog

    Tinkering Around With TinkerForge
    Published. July 24, 2012

    From Wired: While I have a great fondness for developing and prototyping my electroncis projects on the Arduino platform, and I always will love the Arduino and Atmel microcontrollers, there is new favorite in my toolkit now as well. The TinkerForge system. The TinkerForge system is a set of pre-built electronics boards that are built in such [...]...

  • Microchip Coupon Codes & Discounts

    Microchip Coupon Codes & Discounts

    Choina Only! 70% Discount on PICkit 3 & Many More!
    Published. January 16, 2012

    To usher in 2012 and the Year of the Dragon, the Dev Tools group and microchipDIRECT are jointly offering a special promotion on many popular Microchip development tools exclusively to engineers in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan from now till February 6th, 2012. Highlights of the sale include a never-before 70% discount on the PICkit 3 [...]...

  • Stack Overflow

    Stack Overflow

    Optimizing for the CPU / compiler
    Published. June 3, 2012

    It is well known that standard C language features map horribly on to the architecture of many processors. While the mapping is obvious and appalling for some processors (low end PICs, 8051 spring to mind), it’s still not necessarily great at the 32 bit end of the spectrum where processors without floating point units can [...]...

  • BCL Team Blog

    BCL Team Blog

    Hardening Server Applications [Immo]
    Published. April 1, 2011

    From time to time a company ships a product that has a huge impact on their ecosystem. A good example for us is certainly .NET. The biggest value proposition that managed code has is that it is, well, managed code. The CLR provides runtime management components such as a garbage collector or reflection that are aimed at reducing the likelihood of bugs and at increasing the developer's productivity. These features allow developers to focus on building their applications instead of tweaking and massaging...

  • Denali Memory Blog

    Denali Memory Blog

    Late Event Notice: The Makers of the Microchip: Creating the Planar Integrated Circuit, Establishing Silicon Valley
    Published. September 13, 2010

    You still have two weeks to sign up for an extremely interesting lecture titled “The Makers of the Microchip: Creating the Planar Integrated Circuit, Establishing Silicon Valley” to be presented in Santa Clara at 6 pm on September 28, 2010. The event is sponsored by the Santa Clara chapters of the IEEE Electron Devices Society and the IEEE Computer Society and will be held at National Semiconductor’s Building E Auditorium, 2900 Semiconductor Dr in Santa Clara, California. The high-powered presenters...

  • Arthur Schaldenbrand Blog

    Arthur Schaldenbrand Blog

    Spectre RF By Any Other Name ...
    Published. April 22, 2009

    It has been a while since I last appended, hope you are well! It was a little bit difficult to come up with a subject to write about and then recently I was in a meeting where we were talking about transient noise analysis. A designer was discussing the issue of analyzing the noise of a Pipeline ADC as an example of how they use the transient noise. The conversation started me to wondering whether or not this might be a good application for Spectre RF. After all, Spectre RF PNOISE analysis can...

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