The age of the autonomous vehicle is very much upon us. Numerous multinational corporations have thrown their weight behind the concept of autonomous driving, including Google, Apple, Nvidia, and Tesla.
The staggering need for cost-efficient and powerful communications and control electronics for industry, motor vehicles and the entertainment and smart home sector is driving the integration of electronic circuits.
Communication networks have evolved greatly in recent years to the extent that all-IP wired and wireless hybrid networks are now a reality.
As well as being fit for purpose and functional, products must be able to meet the applicable regulatory standards in order to be legally brought to market.
Ask any electronic components manufacturer what is the number one issue that currently concerns them and it won’t be Brexit or production lead times, or keeping up with the latest technology or the component supply chain – nor the growth of the electronics industry in China or even counterfeiting.
Linear Hall effect sensors can bring valuable advantages to consumer technology and Internet of Things applications, but must achieve a significant reduction in power consumption in order to meet the expectations of equipment designers and end user.
Smart-building design is moving into its third generation, in which different control systems exchange data to support a variety of building-management systems.
Today the precision analogue to digital converter (ADC) market is served primarily by delta sigma ADCs due to their high dynamic range, precision DC performance, and reasonable pricing.
There are a plethora of different applications where the level of oxygen in a given environment needs to be determined - covering everything from the industrial, automotive, logistics/transportation and agriculture sectors right through to aerospace and healthcare.