Freescale Unveils Kinetis KL02, an Ultra Small (1.9×2.0mm) ARM Cortex M0+ Microcontroller

Freescale Semiconductor introduced the Kinetis KL02, the world’s smallest ARM MCU, at Embedded World 2013. KL02 is an ARM Cortex M0+ micro-controller designed to address the miniaturization needs of the Internet of things, and its size (1.9×2.0mm) makes it suitable for applications such as ingestible healthcare sensing, portable consumer devices, remote sensing nodes, and wearable devices. Kinetis KL02 MCU features …

JESD204B Converters Simplify FPGA And ASIC Interfacing

It isn’t unusual for an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) to be Electronic Design’s Best Analog product of the year, particularly when its performance characteristics are remarkable. Yet in this case, it’s Analog Devices’ deep involvement with the design community, as much as the product’s performance characteristics, that deserve attention. On October 8, ADI announced sampling of the first four ADCs in …

Arduino’s Analog Functions: How to Use Them in Your Next Design

By Lee Goldberg, Electronic Products 2/1/2012 Whether you are an embedded design pro or a newbie hacker, you will appreciate how the Arduino open-hardware platform’s analog input and output channels make it easy for your projects to reach out and touch the “real world”. The compact modules provide easy access to the MCU’s multi-channel inputs, which can be used to …

Industrial Monitoring and Control Needs Special Interface and Communications Links

Industrial electronics is all about using sensors to monitor and measure physical characteristics for use in tracking performance or feedback control. Interfacing those sensors to the computers and communications equipment is the engineering challenge. Once sensor data is available, the goal is to transmit it to some remote location for storage or measurement or even remote control. More and more, …

New JESD204B Interface Speeds And Simplifies ADC To FPGA Interconnection

Developers in communications and industrial/commercial digital applications often come across problems when implementing the connection between a high-resolution analog-to-digital converter (ADC) and an ASIC or FPGA. JEDEC has released a high-speed serial bus to increase productivity. Previously, connections used a low-voltage differential signaling (LVDS) differential bus. With up to 14 to 16 bits of parallel data from an ADC and …