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How to Use Multiband Embedded Antennas to Save Space, Complexity, and Cost in IoT Designs Publish Date: 2022-06-29

Embedded antennas offer an option to save space and ease complexity by using a single device to serve multi-frequency IoT designs.

How to Select and Apply Board-Mounted DC/DC Converters in Medical Systems Publish Date: 2022-06-28

Use the right off-the-shelf DC/DC converter to accelerate medical system power supply design while meeting operator, patient, and system safety needs.

The OSM Standard for System on Modules Explained Publish Date: 2022-06-23

Open Standard Module (OSM), the latest industry standard for system on modules, is replacing credit card-sized modules with postage stamp-sized ones.

Maximize Power-Device Control Efficiency with the Right Gate-Driver Power Converter Publish Date: 2022-06-22

Understand the role of gate driver ICs for controlling MOSFETs and IGBTs in order to select and apply the correct DC/DC converters to power them.

Five Considerations when Specifying Connectors for Medical Applications Publish Date: 2022-06-22

Important criteria for connectors in medical devices include electrical and mechanical performance, ease of use, industry standards, and extended testing.

How to Protect Expensive Machinery Using Inexpensive Three-Phase Monitor Relays Publish Date: 2022-06-21

Designers can quickly and cost effectively implement three-phase monitor relays to protect expensive machinery from power faults.

RJ45 Connectors – What You Need to Know Publish Date: 2022-06-02

RJ45 connectors are modular interconnection devices paired with a cable that deliver data communication to various electronic systems.

Programming PLCs: A Technical Summary with Siemens Examples Publish Date: 2022-05-25

With the fourth industrial revolution and Industry 4.0, comprehensive and intelligent automation is defined by advanced controls, monitoring, and diagnostics.

How to Quickly Implement Buck Converters for Factory Automation, 5G, and the IoT Publish Date: 2022-05-24

Use integrated power supply ICs to quickly implement compact and efficient buck converters for factory automation, 5G and the IoT.

Optimizing Antenna Integration in ISM LPWA Devices Publish Date: 2022-05-18

A discussion of the basic link budget model, key antenna specifications impacting link budget, and examples that can optimize link budgets.

How to Implement SWaP-C Satcom Antenna Arrays Using SMD Power Dividers and Directional Couplers Publish Date: 2022-05-17

How to use compact SMDs passive components to build smaller and lighter antenna arrays while simultaneously enhancing gain and beam forming capabilities.

Select the Right AC/DC Power Supply To Meet Unique Medical Requirements Publish Date: 2022-05-12

Designers of medical systems can use off-the-shelf power supplies to meet demanding MOP, MOPP, and MOOP patient and operator safety requirements.

How to Design a Modular Overlay Network for Industry 4.0 Data Processing Optimization in the IIoT Publish Date: 2022-05-04

How to design a modular overlay network to connect legacy devices and islands of automation to support Industry 4.0 data processing optimization in the IIoT.

Specifying and Using RFID for IIoT Asset Tracking Publish Date: 2022-05-03

Specifying a passive radio frequency identification (RFID) asset tracking system is complex with uncontrolled conditions to consider during transport/storage.

FMS Standard for Commercial Vehicles Fleet Management System Publish Date: 2022-04-27

Commercial vehicle parameters need to be monitored to prevent failures of such vehicles and extend the life of the vehicle.

How to Quickly Launch 3D Optical Time-of-Flight Sensing Designs Publish Date: 2022-04-26

Built around an integrated ToF sensor, an evaluation kit and associated software simplify development of 1D and 3D industrial sensing applications.

Quickly Implement Flow Cytometer Designs Using High-Accuracy Data Acquisition Modules Publish Date: 2022-04-21

Take a modular approach to designing the analog front-end of an acoustic focusing flow cytometer to save time and space.

Visual Signaling for Informed Management of Production Lines Publish Date: 2022-04-20

Visual signaling components quickly and effectively communicate machine data and other actionable information to personnel through lights or other visual means.

Fundamentals of Pneumatic Grippers for Industrial Applications Publish Date: 2022-04-13

Pneumatic grippers are electromechanical devices used in industrial applications for grasping and lifting, holding, rotating, and placing objects.

Ultraviolet Radiation – Its Attributes and Benefits Publish Date: 2022-04-06

A brief overview of what ultraviolet (UV) radiation is, the sources of UV radiation, and how it can be used to benefit human health.