The Dual PCB Configurable Logic Design Contest will be this year’s entry in Convergence Promotion’s 2015 Big I.D.E.A. (International Design Engineering Award). The contest will feature Dual PCB Configurable Logic, Load Switches, Protection and Filtering, Small Signal MOSFETs, and Small Signal Diodes. With merchandise awards worth a total of $12,000 for the most creative designs using the NXP products together in one application solution, and prizes at every stage in the contest, there will be dozens of winners.
Almost all software products contain errors. If you think your product is an exception it probably means you are just not aware of the bugs yet. Modern embedded systems contain hundreds-even thousands of KB of code. As code size increases, so does system complexity and errors. Today there are affordable IDEs like Atollic TrueSTUDIO that can help you reduce the number of errors in your code early on-before you get to the debugging stage.
New low-cost system-design components can be used to overcome the limitations of traditional motion sensors, allowing system developers to create human-machine interfaces that accommodate a wide range of non-contact dynamic control gestures. This fourth article in our series on Renesas products for HMI applications highlights an advanced design solution that detects eight directions of palm motion.
MCUs are used as the main control element in just about every application imaginable. Their power and flexibility make them the go-to component at the heart of most designs. Since it is important to make sure that your design cannot be easily copied, reverse engineered or tampered with, modern MCUs now provide a few different options for protecting your design.
Learn how MCCI utilized Total Phase’s Beagle™ USB 480 Protocol Analyzer and Data Center software with their own custom application to decode RNDIS protocol and meet their advanced debugging requirements. While this case study focuses on RNDIS decoding; it also serves as a template for developers to implement their own custom decoding applications.
This all-in-one solution, based on the ultra-low power LPC54102 microcontroller, provides everything needed to bring sensor-based motion and other sensor-processing applications to market quickly. NXP has partnered with Bosch Sensortec to offer an integrated solution that makes it easy to incorporate motion/inertia and other sensor data into a variety of end applications.
Atmel’s new QTouch Safety Platform for capacitive touch-enabled user interfaces supports Atmel SMART ARM Cortex-M0+ based MCUs for safety critical home electronics applications. The most recent QTouch capacitive touch platform is based on the Atmel SMART SAM D20 integrating an on-chip peripheral touch controller (PTC) to deliver EMC robustness, short response times and combines self- and mutual capacitance sensors for up to 256 channels.