Future Electronics – Debug and Trace in Embedded ARM Designs: Introducing CoreSight


By: Francesco Sinacori, Field Applications Engineer, Future Electronics Read this to find out about: The benefits of ARM’s CoreSight debug and trace tool for users of complex and multi-core processors The simpler implementation of CoreSight that may be used with MCUs based on an ARM Cortex-M core The potential to perform software optimization in CoreSight […]

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 […]

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 […]

Future Electronics – The Second Oldest Electronic Component


By: J. David DeLeonardo, Regional Analog & Power Specialist, Future Electronics While the Leyden Jar Capacitor (1745) predates Volta’s work (1800) by a fair bit, they are both predated by the (arguably dubious) “Baghdad Battery” (220 B.C.), so perhaps the battery should be given top billing as the oldest component. Either way, it is safe […]

Future Electronics – Bluetooth Smart: How it Operates, and How it May Be Used


By: Allen Cabreros, Advanced Engineer, Future Electronics Bluetooth® Smart wireless technology is the new ultra-power efficient, app-friendly version of the Bluetooth radio which has enjoyed such success in end products such as wireless speakers and hands-free accessories for the mobile phone. Offering robust RF performance and very low power consumption, Bluetooth Smart is now opening […]

Future Connectivity Solutions – Which Bluetooth Low Energy Solution is Right for You?


By: Matt Rose, Western Region Wireless Specialist, Future Connectivity Solutions Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) is the hottest protocol on the market now. In little over five years it has established itself as the de facto point-to-point wireless standard for a number of low power and small-footprint applications. With billions of BLE-enabled smart devices on the […]

Future Electronics – Magnetic Rotary Encoders


By Vince Owens, FAE, Future Electronics Advanced Engineering Group Why Magnetic Rotary Encoders? There are many applications for which you must know the position of a shaft relative to some starting point, or just relative to its last known position. This is traditionally done using a linear taper potentiometer, or, for motor control, multiple Hall […]

Future Electronics – Systems-on-Module: Suitable for First Time Embedded Computing Designs?


By: Patrice Brossard, Technical Solutions Manager, Future Electronics As consumers, we have become accustomed to the permanent availability of internet access on touchscreen devices we can easily carry in a pocket or a bag. This is leading to dramatic changes in users’ expectations of many kinds of previously standalone and single-function products. These new expectations […]

Future Electronics – Managing Jitter and the Use of the Latest Generation of PLLs


By: Pawel Kaczynski, Central Applications Manager (Advanced Engineering Group), Future Electronics Today’s consumers are voracious users of network bandwidth. YouTube, streamed TV and movies, online game-playing and other popular applications have led to a huge growth in traffic on the internet, and hence to a requirement for switches, routers and other networking gear that can […]

Future Electronics – Power System Design for Efficient Pumps: How to Select a Suitable Module

Figure 1: typical power stage of a PMSM

By: Piotr Pupar, AEG Technical Director, Future Electronics Efficiency is one of the most important parameters by which users evaluate hydraulic pumps. The demand for higher efficiency has led pump manufacturers to adopt sophisticated new topologies and control techniques in the pump’s motor, and these designs call for new approaches to the pump’s power stage. […]