Embedded http://machinedesign.com/taxonomy/term/8229/more en Low Power PIC MCU with Integrated Crypto Engine from Microchip Technology http://machinedesign.com/low-power-pic-mcu-integrated-crypto-engine-microchip-technology <div class="node-body link-body">Machine Design’s Editor in Chief, Lee Teschler, sat down with Alexis Alcott from Microchip Technology to take a look at a demo of their PIC24F “GB2” MCU, which features a built-in crypto engine. The system, which also incorporates their RN4020 Bluetooth module, would be ideal for applications which require low power and data protection, such as security systems, IoT sensor nodes, and wearable electronics.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="http://machinedesign.com/site-files/machinedesign.com/files/LowPowerPICVideoPromo.jpg?1405025410" /> </div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> No </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/low-power-pic-mcu-integrated-crypto-engine-microchip-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Embedded Thu, 10 Jul 2014 20:47:00 +0000 39161 at http://machinedesign.com Thermal Management and Circuit-Board Materials http://machinedesign.com/embedded/thermal-management-and-circuit-board-materials <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Berquist </div> <div class="node-body article-body">What is thermal clad and what is its role in thermal management on circuit boards? Why does thermal clad use either copper or</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/embedded/thermal-management-and-circuit-board-materials" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/embedded/thermal-management-and-circuit-board-materials#comments Design FAQs Embedded Mon, 07 Jul 2014 19:34:00 +0000 39031 at http://machinedesign.com Designing the Instrument Cluster on the 2015 Ford F-150 http://machinedesign.com/designing-instrument-cluster-2015-ford-f-150 <div class="node-body link-body">Cary Diehl, Human Factors Engineer at Ford, shows some of the processes they used and the considerations they had for vehicle operators when designing the instrument cluster on the 2015 Ford F-150 truck. </div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="http://machinedesign.com/site-files/machinedesign.com/files/Designing%20the%20Instrument%20Cluster%20on%20the%202015%20Ford%20F-150.jpg?1404743989" /> </div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> No </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/designing-instrument-cluster-2015-ford-f-150" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Automotive Embedded Mon, 07 Jul 2014 14:38:00 +0000 39021 at http://machinedesign.com LED Side Mirror Spotlights on 2015 Ford F-150 http://machinedesign.com/led-side-mirror-spotlights-2015-ford-f-150 <div class="node-body link-body">Taking cues from the spotlights on police cruisers, Ford has integrated LED spotlights into the side mirrors on the 2015 F-150 truck. Pam Tullo, Design and Release Engineer with Ford, talks about their patented technology and some of the scenarios where these spotlights would come in handy.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="http://machinedesign.com/site-files/machinedesign.com/files/LED%20Side%20Mirror%20Spotlights%20on%202015%20Ford%20F-150.jpg?1404743821" /> </div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> No </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/led-side-mirror-spotlights-2015-ford-f-150" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Automotive Embedded Mon, 07 Jul 2014 14:35:00 +0000 39011 at http://machinedesign.com 2015 Ford F-150 Features 360° Camera System with Integrated Washer http://machinedesign.com/2015-ford-f-150-features-360-camera-system-integrated-washer <div class="node-body link-body">It's essential that drivers be aware of their surroundings, especially in a large truck like the new 2015 Ford F-150. To help with this, Ford has included a 360-degree camera system and a uniquely designed integrated camera washer, which comes in handy if the vehicle gets coated in mud.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="http://machinedesign.com/site-files/machinedesign.com/files/2015%20Ford%20F150%20Features%20360%20Camera%20System%20with%20Integrated%20Washer.jpg?1404743674" /> </div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> No </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/2015-ford-f-150-features-360-camera-system-integrated-washer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Automotive Embedded Mon, 07 Jul 2014 14:32:00 +0000 39001 at http://machinedesign.com Improving Power Factor with VFD's http://machinedesign.com/embedded/improving-power-factor-vfds <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Yaskawa </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Power factor is an indication of how effectively a load uses power. A high power factor indicates effective utilization of electrical power, while a low power factor</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/embedded/improving-power-factor-vfds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/embedded/improving-power-factor-vfds#comments White Papers Embedded Thu, 29 May 2014 16:47:00 +0000 37891 at http://machinedesign.com RFID Makes Internet of Things Come to Life http://machinedesign.com/temperature-sensors/rfid-makes-internet-things-come-life <div class="field-byline"> Matthew Trotter, Research Engineer, Georgia Tech Research Institute, Information and Communications Laboratory (GTRI ICL) | Edited by Lindsey Frick </div> <div class="field-deck"> Though RFID technology has been around for decades, new technologies and R&D promise to bring a flood of new applications to numerous industries. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Though RFID technology has been around for decades, new technologies and R&D promise to bring a flood of new applications to numerous industries.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/temperature-sensors/rfid-makes-internet-things-come-life" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/temperature-sensors/rfid-makes-internet-things-come-life#comments Medical Packaging Embedded Sensors Temperature Sensors Thu, 15 May 2014 15:47:00 +0000 37511 at http://machinedesign.com Flexible Printed Circuits http://machinedesign.com/embedded/flexible-printed-circuits <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by Tech-Etch </div> <div class="node-body article-body">What is a flexible printed circuit? What finishes are available for flex circuits? What are the benefits of flexible circuits over printed circuit boards? Can surface mount components be added to flexible circuits?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/embedded/flexible-printed-circuits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/embedded/flexible-printed-circuits#comments Design FAQs Embedded Wed, 14 May 2014 13:50:00 +0000 37491 at http://machinedesign.com The Invisible Foe – Understanding and Controlling ESD Damage http://machinedesign.com/embedded/invisible-foe-understanding-and-controlling-esd-damage-0 <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by VersaLogic </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Electrostatic discharge (ESD) is indeed the "invisible foe" of electronic product quality and reliability. ESD includes spectacular electric sparks, but also less</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/embedded/invisible-foe-understanding-and-controlling-esd-damage-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/embedded/invisible-foe-understanding-and-controlling-esd-damage-0#comments White Papers Embedded Fri, 09 May 2014 17:26:00 +0000 33591 at http://machinedesign.com MythBuster – “Extended Temperature” Embedded Computers http://machinedesign.com/embedded/mythbuster-extended-temperature-embedded-computers <div class="field-deck"> Sponsored by VersaLogic Corporation </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When integrating Single Board Computers (SBCs) into industrial, military, and aerospace systems, engineers typically specify an extended temperature range SBC for their embedded computing requirements. The “extended temperature” designation theoretically assures that the SBC will perform reliably in extreme temperature environments. If an SBC supplier labels their product as “extended temperature”, then it will be reliable in the field. Right? <br /></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://machinedesign.com/embedded/mythbuster-extended-temperature-embedded-computers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://machinedesign.com/embedded/mythbuster-extended-temperature-embedded-computers#comments White Papers Embedded Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:31:00 +0000 33481 at http://machinedesign.com