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Process or control? Microprocessors, microcontrollers and their periphery

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Every new application design requires a microcontroller or microprocessor. And when making a decision between the two, there are a few factors to consider. An overview of the microprocessor and the microcontroller, and heterogeneous architectures. When deciding between a microprocessor (MPU) and a microcontroller (MCU), the type of application is often a critical factor. The final selection, on the other...

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NLM0011 - First NFC configuration IC with integrated CLO - Solves LED current setting challenges, and increases LED driver market value

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To illuminate a light-emitting diode (LED) at a certain brightness level, an electrical circuit - the LED driver - must ensure sufficient current supply. At the same time having to avoid that the flowing current exceeds the maximum rating what would cause overheating and potentially destroy the LED. Considering that the voltage drop across an LED is approximately constant over a wide range of operating...

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OTA updates in the automotive section: Smart updates for smart vehicles

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Regular updates of firmware and software also increase the level of functionality, security, and safety in cars. The problem: Vehicles usually have to be taken to a workshop for updates. Over-the-air updates should put an end to this. Similar to smartphones, customers can flexibly upload the latest builds anytime, anywhere.

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New at Rutronik: Ultra-Precise and Stable Industrial Current Sensor from Infineon

Created by Markus Balke |   Knowledge

Infineon’s new XENSIV™ TLI4971 is a coreless open loop current sensor for accurate and stable measurements in industrial applications. The sensor covers measurement ranges from ± 25A to ± 120A and offers great design flexibility thanks to individually programmable parameters such as current range, overcurrent threshold and output mode. It will be launched in October and will be available at...

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Design truly energy efficient and secure smart buildings with Infineon’s semiconductor portfolio

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Buildings are today on the edge to become truly smart - due to advancements in digitalization and modern infrastructure. Smart buildings collect data from a multitude of connected IoT devices, process them independently and adjust the building’s operations accordingly in an autonomous way. All thanks to an array of semiconductors embedded in smart building applications which enable buildings to sense –...

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