Microchip Announces MGC3130 3D Gesture Controller Featuring GestIC Technology

Microchip Technology has recently announced the MGC3130, the world’s first electrical-field (E-field)-based 3D gesture controller based on Microchip’s patented GestIC. This technology allows you to use hand gestures to control a computer with the accuracy of a mouse. The end result looks somewhat similar to what is done with the Leap Motion controller but the range is shorter as you …

Microchip Announces MGC3130 3D Gesture Controller Featuring GestIC Technology

Microchip Technology has recently announced the MGC3130, the world’s first electrical-field (E-field)-based 3D gesture controller based on Microchip’s patented GestIC. This technology allows you to use hand gestures to control a computer with the accuracy of a mouse. The end result looks somewhat similar to what is done with the Leap Motion controller but the range is shorter as you …

Combine an MCU and Analog Front End to Implement PLC Solutions

By Maury Wright, Electronic Products 5/16/2012 A plethora of embedded systems ranging from motor control to smart-energy applications need connectivity, and the ever-present power line may provide the most convenient media for such connectivity. Moreover, power-line communications (PLC) will likely prove vital to the smart home. However, power-line communications require robust digital signal processing (DSP) and an analog front end …

Improve Your Jitter Performance In Communications Systems

In digital, analog, and RF communications systems, jitter plays a large role in the degradation of signal integrity. This can include a reduced signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) or effective number of bits (ENOB) in analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) or increased bit error rate (BER) in digital and optical channels. Once you examine its sources, you can improve jitter performance from a systems …

Seven Steps To Successful Ultra-Low-Light Signal Conversion

The photodiode remains the basic choice for photo-detection among solid-state detectors (Fig. 1). It is widely used in optical communication and medical diagnosis. Other applications include color measurement, information processing, barcodes, camera exposure control, e-beam edge detection, faxes, laser alignment, aircraft landing aids, and missile guidance. 1. The energy transmitted by light to a photodiode sensor generates a current …