Silicon is currently used to build power devices across a wide range of power electronic designs – from consumer adapters to server power supplies to automotive.
Exposure to water, dust, oil, chemicals, movement and extreme temperature changes can damage circuitry.
Gerber RS-274X is the defacto standard format for printed circuit board design software. It’s utilised for fabricating about 90% of all PCBs designed today worldwide.
Much has been said of the way the professional electronics community has embraced the use of single board computers (SBC) such as Raspberry Pi, Arduino and BeagleBone Black.
With electronics design more dependent on software, embedded software designers increasingly adopt some of the techniques that stem from more mainstream software development environments.
UART, SPI and other peripherals can be found in every microcontroller (MCU) architecture. However, features of particular interest include those that enable real differentiation and provide entirely new solution approaches for designers.
These days, we take for granted the use of quartz crystals in many implantable medical device applications.
Knowing the characteristics of an op amp is vital when choosing it for a specific application, which in turn calls for knowing the application requirements well.
When choosing embedded hardware for a new product, there is a bewilderingly wide range of choices.