If you could operate WiFi at the power levels typically associated with Bluetooth, do you really need Bluetooth anymore? I would think not, because WiFi offers so much more functionality, particularly the longer range. However, as this is usually the case, the answer is, “not so fast.” I asked that question (and many more) of Rob McCormick, a Director at InnoPhase, a company that specializes in low-power WiFi. He set me straight—for now. Check out this week’s Embedded Executives podcast to hear why.
Power Integrations, a major player in the power components space, recently unveiled a pair of products that can reduce BOM cost, simplify design, and increase efficiency.
Testing for physical interfaces, especially in the automotive space, can be quite challenging.
The embedded industry is getting more comfortable with silicon carbide (SiC) power semiconductors, as it’s no longer considered a “new” or “bleeding edge” technology. It’s now considered a mainstream technology.
In theory, developers should be writing their code well before the hardware is available. In practice, that’s not usually the case, for a host of reasons.
Networking & 5G
The 5G train has left the station and it’s picking up steam. With the technology surrounding the wireless medium fairly locked down, it’s time to set our focus on the ancillary technologies, including the methods in which you connect to the IoT. That’s the bailiwick of GetWireless, a value-added distributor with a strong portfolio of embedded modules, end-device modems, intelligent gateways, and signal boosters.
The headline is “Western Digital Reimagines the Hard Drive.” Is that even possible? Can there really be something revolutionary in the hard-drive space? Apparently there is, as the company has come up with a flash-enhanced drive architecture that breaks traditional storage boundaries.
On Semiconductor is now known as onsemi. That’s not a big deal, as that’s what everyone called the company anyway. What is a big deal is that there’s a new sheriff in town. Hassane El-Khoury took over as President and CEO last December and is in the process of putting his imprint on the company.
Are you familiar with “analog machine learning?” If the answer is yes, then you’re likely in the minority.
The global chip shortage continues to rage on, and it appears to be worsening rather than getting better.
Nexar is a business unit of Altium. The Nexar ecosystem supports the development of electronic products by connecting partners to engineers and PCB designers through Altium's 365 platform.
We are in a serious chip shortage. Why is that the case? Well, it depends who you ask.
AI Day is right around the corner (on September 9). One of the sessions will cover how you actually build an AI platform.
John Deere is obviously a leader in the agriculture space. Most of us know the company for its tractors, and products that are related to farming, etc.
Demands on personal computing devices continue to grow, especially with far more higher density content and need to be able to “compute anywhere.”
Is 5G more hype than reality? After all this time, I sure hope not. There are pockets where 5G is actually in use, but a real full-scale rollout is still quite a ways away, particularly in the embedded and industrial sectors.
When I first heard about this, it sounded like a little smoke and mirrors, to be able to work the latest buzzwords into the product’s announcement. But a deeper dive reveals that ML implementation is really taking place here.
The Eclipse Foundation recently conducted a survey that focuses on IoT and Edge solutions.
Firmware testing is often performed in a vacuum, aka a perfect environment in a lab. When taken out to the real world, the product may or may not perform as expected due to a variety of factors.
Embedded Executive: Patrick Carrier, Regional Manager for IoT and Cloud Security, Infineon Technologies - PodcastJuly 14, 2021
Security is one of the foremost topics in the embedded space today. In a recent conversation with Patrick Carrier, the Regional Manager for IoT and Cloud Security at Infineon Technologies, he had a different spin on security.