How Should You Mark Your Diodes?

Current flows through a diode from the anode to the cathode — it will pass current only when the potential on the anode is greater than the potential on the cathode. This is mostly true, but not always. For the…
Fast Prototyping of Proximity Sensing Applications

By Christine Young, Blogger,Maxim Integrated, and Bethany Dunich, Content Marketing Manager, Panasonic Today’s presence-sensing technologies are making it easier for us to create lively, movable holiday displays, such as animatronics that come alive when someone walks by your front porch.…
How 16-Bit Microcontrollers Are Being Used in Automotive Design

The typical vehicle coming off the assembly line today is equipped with several dozen embedded processors, controlling everything from in-car infotainment systems to vital systems like anti-lock brakes and fuel management.  And as you might expect, the more features the…
NFC: Bridging the IoT

By Amit Sethi, Marketing Manager – RF/NFC & NVM, STMicroelectronics India Internet of Things (IoT) is the internetworking of the physical devices, also referred as connected devices or smart devices, with the ability to transfer the data over the network…
What Is Net Metering?

Net metering allows electricity consumers to feed electricity back to the grid. Naturally, this is possible only if you, as a consumer, are also producing electricity. Many residential consumers employ solar panels or other forms of electricity generation. Net metering…
These Companies Are Revolutionizing Energy Storage

The energy industry is constantly changing, and developments like smart grids and new energy sources are very exciting. However, one of the main challenges for the industry and an area that could result in the biggest efficiency increases is energy…