Whether microcontrollers are being embedded into new applications that demand ease of use or in mature environments where performance increases are needed, design engineers are looking for more memory.
The ability to squeeze greater amounts of Flash on a controller is bringing significant benefits, letting developers shrink products or offer more features and functions. “More demanding requirements like advanced user interfaces and real-time operation are being addressed by expanded memory capabilities,” says Mark Buccini, marketing director, Advanced Embedded Controls at TI. When powerful processors are augmented by large amounts of memory and popular peripherals, system design becomes much simpler.
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The engineers and inventors of the post WWII period turned their attention to advancements in electronics, communication, and entertainment. Breakthrough inventions range from LEGOs and computer gaming to the integrated circuit and Ethernet -- a range of advancements that have little in common except they changed our lives.
The age of touch could soon come to an end. From smartphones and smartwatches, to home devices, to in-car infotainment systems, touch is no longer the primary user interface. Technology market leaders are driving a migration from touch to voice as a user interface.
Soft starter technology has become a way to mitigate startup stressors by moderating a motor’s voltage supply during the machine start-up phase, slowly ramping it up and effectively adjusting the machine’s load behavior to protect mechanical components.
A new report from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) makes a start on developing control schemes, process measurements, and modeling and simulation methods for powder bed fusion additive manufacturing.
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