Crocus Technology – How to Replace a Traditional Reed Switch with a More Robust Solid State Alternative


Magnetic reed switches are simple switches which change state in the presence of a magnetic field. Reed switches are available in a variety of shapes, sizes and configurations. Designers commonly specify Normally Open (NO), Normally Closed (NC), Single Pole Single Throw (SPST) and Single Pole Double Throw (SPDT) versions, and others are also available. Unfortunately, […]

STMicroelectronics – Rejuvenate Your Legacy 8/16-bit Designs with a Complete Professional 32-bit Cortex-M0/0+ MCU Developer’s Package for Only $10!


To get started: 1. Download a *free professional IDE 2. Start with existing examples: Build your own project 3. Upload the code to your STM32F0 or STM32L0 Nucleo or Discovery Board: Run your software *Keil MDK-ARM for STM32F0 and STM32L0 The STM32F0 and STM32L0 Cortex-M0/0+ MCUs provide an affordable entry point to the STM32 32-bit […]

Future Electronics – Tips for Designers Using Linux in an Embedded Project


By: Arnoldas Bagdonas, Field Applications Engineer, Future Electronics The main aim of this article is to provide a five-step guide to starting a new design project using the μClinux version of embedded Linux. To illustrate the guidance, the article describes the implementation of a μClinux project on an STM32F429 microcontroller from STMicroelectronics (ARM® Cortex®-M4 core […]

NXP – LPC18S and LPC43S Families: Are you giving your customers what they really want?


Now you can! NXP’s LPC microcontroller portfolio includes new products and solutions to help you design smarter, energy efficient, connected devices that enhance, simplify, and enrich your customers’ lives at home, work, and play. New LPC18S and LPC43S families protect code and data with security features including an AES-128 encryption engine, true random number generator, […]

Infineon – XMC Microcontroller: XMC 32-Bit Industrial Microcontrollers Based on ARM® Cortex™-M One Microcontroller Platform, Countless Solutions


Infineon has combined its wealth of experience in microcontroller design for real-time critical applications with all the benefits of an industry standard core. The unique result, the XMC microcontroller family based on ARM Cortex-M cores, is dedicated to applications in the field of renewable energy, factory and building automation, transportation, logistics and medical equipment, lighting […]

Future Electronics – DC/DC Converters: The DRAM of Power Products?


By: J. David DeLeonardo, Regional Analog & Power Specialist, Future Electronics After a few blissful decades of relatively stable margins, in recent years, analog and power products have finally come under the same pressures that have driven down prices and margins for digital products. In this paper, we will take a look at the general […]