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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...
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 ...
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 ...
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...
HEADPHONES & EARBUDS
Headphones and earbuds are following the trend of other portable electronics adding more features and increased connectivity into smaller solution sizes. New headphone and earbud designs prioritize wireless connectivity and smart features, along with long battery life for maximum use time. Next-generation hearables are gaining mass market appeal offer exceptionally complex features, such as biosen...
Video doorbells have become a popular element within many smart home systems, and provide convenience and a sense of security to consumers. As both home systems and video doorbell designs get smarter and more advanced, new features are being incorporated. Innovative video doorbells now include high-quality audio and video streaming, wireless connectivity, multiple-device interface capability, adva...
Smartwatches are one of the leading products in the rapidly growing wearables market, and offer consumers a highly convenient option to track and monitor health information, send and receive messages or other notifications, run various apps, quickly tell time, and more. High-resolution displays on compact screens, audio quality, and sensor accuracy are integrated into these increasingly popular, h...
HOME REMOTE CONTROLS
Home remote controls — both infrared (IR) and remote frequency (RF) types — are being used for more and more smart home control systems, including televisions,sound systems, lighting, and other home environment controls. Advanced features are also being incorporated into these devices, such as non-line-of-sight operation, voice control, capacitive touch and haptic feedback, LED displays, and multi...
IP NETWORK CAMERAS
IP network cameras are quickly gaining traction over traditional analog security camera networks. Most IP network cameras serve the same function as analog security cameras but do not require local storage capacity and are connected to a users LAN network. Because of this, they are a popular part of smart home systems and security. Ever-growing user expectations and increasing concern about both d...
Bluetooth and wireless speakers are a growing market as end consumers expect more connectivity than ever in their day-to-day environments.Of course, any new speaker is expected to maintain exceptional audio quality and long battery life for extended playtime, be highly portable,and offer complete ease-of-use to the consumer. Increasingly high demand for features like voice command,more audio sourc...
The worldwide demand for electric bikes (e-bikes) is growing as consumers see e-bikes as an eco-friendly solution to long commutes and rising fuel prices. An e-bike is a bicycle with an integrated electric motor, a battery, and a controller that assists with increased propulsion. New designs — which accommodate shorter recharging times, lighter weights, and higher battery capacity for longer ridin...
Wearables include a growing number of innovative devices designed to deliver convenient, high-quality functionality to consumers across a variety of use cases. These devices include smartwatches, virtual reality and augmented reality glasses and headsets, fitness trackers, and more. These devices typically offer multi-standard wireless connectivity — from Bluetooth and Wi-Fi to cellular baseband —...
Tablets, along with other mobile devices, are one of todays largest consumer technology markets. As this market continues to grow, it is changing and increasing in complexity faster than ever. Tablets are expected to have virtually the same processing power and capabilities as a laptop/notebook PC, in addition to nearly the same level of portable convenience as a smartphone. This crossover of cons...
Mobile devices, and smartphones in particular, are one of todays largest technology markets. As the market continues to grow, it is changing and increasing complexity faster than ever. The combination of consumer expectations and increased power demands due to smartphones many integrated technologies and features mean that companies need to always be ready for whats coming next. Today, the lead...
WIRELESS ACCESS POINT SYSTEMS
Wireless connectivity is at the heart of most modern technology, and the need for strong, secure wireless performance is only growing with IoT and the popularity of smart devices. Wireless access point systems can be separate from or part of switches and routers, and are what enable WiFi devices to connect to a wireless network, which ultimately links to a wired access point such as Ethernet. Thes...
ULTRASOUND MACHINES (PORTABLE)
Medical ultrasound imaging uses high-frequency sound waves to view internal structures inside the body, such as internal organs, blood vessels, and developing fetuses in the womb. Ultrasound technology is in high demand as it is a less invasive, less expensive diagnostic method than imaging techniques such as MRIs or CT scans. Advances in integrated technology have allowed the introduction of port...
PORTABLE DATA TERMINALS
Portable data terminals (PDTs) are a popular device to access and transmit data remotely across a network. They often need to be able to be used for a long number of hours, and are constructed to be more sturdy and withstand harsher conditions than other mobile devices due to their use cases across industries. This means their components must be able to offer high reliability, ultra-low power, and...
Glucose meters detect glucose levels in blood samples, which is a critical piece of medical equipment for millions of people, especially those with diabetes. The majority of these monitors are electrochemical, and can be either continuous or discrete (single-test) meters. New glucose meter designs are expected to offer longer battery life and increased reliability, while integrating new features s...
Barcode scanners have long been an integral part of retail and logistics system needs, but growing consumer expectations for short checkout, ordering, and delivery times have made they more ubiquitous and crucial than ever. From checkout lines to warehouse order fulfillment, these devices are expected to be fast, connected, and highly secure with convenient user interfaces and high efficiency.Our ...
WIRELESS DATA ACCESS CARDS
Wireless connectivity is at the heart of most modern technology, and the need for strong, secure wireless performance is only growing with IoT and the popularity of smart devices. Wireless data access cards, module systems, and NIC cards/LAN adapters must offer reliable performance and support the latest protocols to provide easy internet access for end consumers. These devices can offer a variety...
MPQ3326: 16-CHANNEL, 50MA PER CHANNEL, AUTOMOTIVE-GRADE LED DRIVER
The MPQ3326-AEC1 WLED driver supports up to 16V input voltage, and applies 16 internal current sources in each LED string terminal. The LED current of each channel is set by an external current-setting resistor and the device is I2C configurable, as well as being integrated into a compact QFN-24 (4mmx4mm) package. Separate Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) Dimming and Analog Dimming per Channel Dee...
MP1528: UNBOXING AND GETTING STARTED
Our engineers walk you through unboxing and getting started with the evaluation kit for the MP1528, a 36V precision LED driver. The EV1528DQ-00A evaluation board provides the ability to test and configure the driver for your application.
UNDERSTANDING QUIESCENT CURRENT AND SHUTDOWN CURRENT WITH A BOOST CONVERTER
For battery-powered applications, an excellent user experience depends on a long battery life and high-performance terminal devices. Quiescent current (IQ) is an important parameter to consider when optimizing these applications; in particular, an improved IQ increases battery life. This article will describe the difference between a boost converter’s IQ and shutdown current (ISD) to provide a de...
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