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HOW TO ACHIEVE FAST CHARGING WITH USB PD IN PORTABLE DEVICES
Today’s consumers want to conveniently and quickly charge their portable devices anywhere, whether they are in a business center or shopping mall, or waiting for a flight or train. However, there are many different types of charging adapters and connectors, which can make determining which charger or chargers to have on hand confusing for the end user. If the consumer has to carry multiple d...
SURFACE-MOUNTED INDUCTORS OPTIMIZED FOR MPS ICS
The new surface-mounted power inductors from Monolithic Power Systems are designed for applications ranging from power supplies to power converters. The molded and semi-shielded series inductors include inductance ranges from 0.33µH to 22µH, and saturation current ranges from 0.8A to 64A. This series includes molded, magnetic-shielded power inductors that offer soft saturation due t...
ZYNQ7000 REFERENCE DESIGN USING PMIC MODULE
The MPS Reference design for the AMD Xilinx Zynq-7000 SoC is centered around MPM54304 Quad PMIC module with 4 outputs (3A/3A/2A/2A) and two LDO regulators to provide all power rails to Zynq SoC. MPM54304 outputs can be paralleled for design flexibility and it includes built-in power sequencing. This design can operate from a 4V-16V input supply.
STEPPER MOTORS BASICS: TYPES, USES, AND WORKING PRINCIPLES
In this article, we will cover the basics of stepper motors. You will learn about the working principles, construction, control methods, uses, and types of stepper motors, as well as its advantages and disadvantages. A stepper motor is an electric motor whose main feature is that its shaft rotates by performing steps, that is, by moving by a fixed amount of degrees. This feature is obtained tha...
ZYNQ -7000 HIGH EFFICIENCY POWER REFERENCE DESIGN
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The MPS Industrial Ethernet Reference design for the AMD Xilinx Zynq-7000 SoC combines a small footprint with good efficiency and tight regulation. Three MPM3630 3 amp buck modules combine with an MPM3610 1 amp buck module and two LDO regulators to provide power rails to the Zynq SoC. The output rails are from 0.75V to 3.3V, from a 12V input supply.
Smart trackers are one of the latest innovations in the growing market of wearable and highly portable devices. Intended to help the user track or find items such as keys, critical features include multi-standard wireless connectivity — such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, and near field communication (NFC) — as well as reliable sensing and feedback to communicate the devices location. These high levels...
ELECTRONIC SMART LOCKS
Electronic smart locks are increasing in popularity with the rise of IoT and smart homes, as they provide convenience and a sense of security to consumers. Because they are typically battery-powered, energy efficiency to maximize battery life is crucial. The nature of these devices means they must also offer ease-of-use, stable operation, and the ability to withstand wide temperature ranges and ex...
AIR PURIFIERS & HUMIDIFIERS
Air purifiers and humidifiers must be able to reliably improve air quality for end users. The best designs also offer improved energy efficiency, convenience, and low noise. As more and more appliances are expected to be smart-home ready, consumers are demanding new features such as wireless connectivity for ease of control. To meet and exceed customer expectations, designers are challenged with f...
Mobile points of service (POS) offer the same features as other portable POS devices from the convenience of a tablet or smartphone. POS are expected to deliver fast, secure payment transactions amid changing payment methods and rising customer expectations. They must offer high reliability, long battery life, ease-of-use, and quick processing speeds to accelerate checkout times. As retail and ser...
DRONE REMOTE CONTROLLERS
Drone remote controllers must be able to offer consumers the precise, reliable control of drones and multicopters without hindering speed, navigation, or flight time. Wireless connectivity, as well as fast data processing and communication across a broad transmission distance, are crucial to ensure proper control and safety. Many new designs also feature LCD or LED interfaces, or even smartphone c...
IR CONTACTLESS THERMOMETERS
Handheld thermometers provide a direct method for measuring personal body temperature. Contactless thermometers are crucial for cases in which measurements must be taken while minimizing the spread of viral and bacteria contaminants. This allows users in clinical settings, as well as homes and businesses, to get instant results while minimizing contaminant propagation. These portable devices requi...
OPTICAL NETWORK TERMINAL (ONT) UNITS
An optical network terminal (ONT) unit is a device that connects fiber optics cables to other wiring such as Ethernet and phone lines by converting the signal from optical to electrical and vice versa. Though they draw power from an electrical source, these devices also often have battery backup options in case of a power outage. It is typically part of a larger GPON (gigabyte passive optical netw...
Fitness machines can be a key component of medical treatment and physical wellness. State-of-the-art medical systems often include next-generation user interfaces, real-time sensing and biometrics, and multi-standard connectivity. With growing concerns about the price of healthcare, reliability and cost are also crucial factors for customers. And of course, to help enhance the abilities of healthc...
Ovens are a key household appliance, and one which consumers expect to be reliable, effective, convenient, and energy efficient. The rise of smart homes has added a new layer of design requirements to new generations of ovens, including durable and intuitive user interfaces, wireless connectivity, smart sensing, and predictive maintenance. IoT capabilities can help keep up with growing consumer ex...
Portable printers are incorporating more features into a small, lightweight packages. New designs are expected to include easier wireless connectivity, support for multiple input types, easy-to-use interfaces, and longer battery runtime. These printers must be able to quickly print high-quality renditions of documents or photos, as well as keep up with energy-saving trends that have increased the ...
SMALL CELL BASE STATIONS
Small cell base stations are more useful than ever with the ubiquity of smartphones, rising data usage, and the advent of 5G. However, small cell base station designs must meet these demands as well as weight and volume restrictions, without sacrificing performance or significantly increasing power consumption. Todays wireless market demands reliability and flexibility wherever possible, so new pr...
WEARABLE FITNESS & ACTIVITY MONITORS
Wearable fitness and activity monitors compose a sizeable portion of the growing wearables market. These small devices provide consumers a highly convenient option to track and monitor health information, send and receive notifications, and more. They can be worn on the wrist or clipped to a belt, and typically offer multi-standard wireless connectivity — from Bluetooth and Wi-Fi to cellular baseb...
E-scooters have quickly risen in popularity in metropolitan areas and quickly growing cities. Lightweight, eco-friendly, and convenient, these e-scooters are two-wheeled battery-operated vehicles that integrate an electric motor and a controller that assists with increased propulsion. Of course, safety, performance, and cost are the greatest concerns for customers in any vehicle. In addition, new ...
USB WALL POWER OUTLETS
USB wall power outlets are becoming an increasingly common feature in smart homes and buildings. Being able to directly plug USB charging cables into wall outlets provides consumers with convenience and the ability to charge and power devices quickly. However, because this is a more direct form of power delivery, it is even more crucial that the power supply be reliable and safe, with the best pos...
Smart speakers are a growing market as end consumers expect more connectivity than ever in their day-to-day environments, and increasingly feature-rich devices available. Of course, any new speaker is expected to maintain exceptional audio quality, low standby power for extended playtime, and offer complete ease-of-use to the consumer. Smart speakers also integrate new features like voice command,...
Electrocardiogram (ECG, or EKG) devices measure heart rate based on electrical activity. This key piece of medical equipment is used in home, first responder, and clinical settings. New ECG designs are incorporating additional features such as wireless connectivity and innovative user interfaces. These devices are under a constant need to deliver highly accurate, reliable performance with reduced ...
VIRTUAL/AUGMENTED REALITY HEADSETS & GLASSES
Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) headsets and glasses are an increasingly popular wearable application that allows users to immerse themselves in a holistic audiovisual experience. The nature of these wearable devices means they must be lightweight, comfortable, and fairly durable as well as responsive to multi-sensory feedback and haptics. New designs are expected to offer longer b...
SMOKE AND HEAT DETECTORS
Smoke and heat detectors are a key aspect of safety in smart homes and other residential and industrial applications. Designed to monitor and alert occupants of danger, these safety devices must above all be reliable and accurate, with battery lifespans lasting multiple years and convenient use. In addition, demand is increasing for detectors that can accurately discern between real and nuisance s...
RF REMOTE CONTROLS
RF remote controls are being used for more and more control systems, including televisions, sound systems, lighting, and other home environment controls. Because these remotes transmit their signals using radio frequency (RF), they do not need to be operated within line of sight of the device they are controlling. Other advanced features — such as voice control, capacitive touch and haptic feedbac...
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