Transforming an FPGA into an ASIC is associated with high development cost and time. In many cases the lower unit price of ASIC-based designs still does not justify the higher development efforts. Therefore, designing an application specific chip is usually only rewarding for high volume production. However, there are strategies to minimize the NRE (non-recurring expenses) for ASICs as well as innovative technologies like Toshiba’s FFSA™ that dramatically increase the benefits of ASICs even in low to medium volume production. ASIC Development Costs Can Be Influenced From Scratch Consider thisRead More
Innovation Worldcup Infoshare Gdansk
It has been one of the many thrilling moments at Mobile World Congress (MWC) when the winners of the last Innovation Worldcup competition were announced at the beginning of March in Barcelona. The jury awarded awesome ideas, prototypes and applications with the potential to disrupt the IoT market. This year participation makes even more sense, because another special prize is waiting for one of the best and most innovative ideas – The EBV IoT Hero. Making Innovation Visible As already reported EBV started the collaboration with Innovation World Cup SerieRead More
maxim embedded security
Guest blog by Christine Young From Yahoo to LinkedIn, smart speakers to security cameras, DVRs, and even baby monitors—all of these things have been hacked at some point (or points, in some incidents). As smart, connected products become more pervasive in our everyday lives, they also provide more avenues for cybercriminals. In some cases, it’s a matter of end users needing to be more diligent about, say, changing default logins and passwords. In other cases, the device itself simply wasn’t designed with very strong security. The first case is aRead More
light lighting academy
It’s a phenomenon that people take for granted every single day. We are surrounded by it in every situation and use it constantly to illuminate our apartments, when using our smartphones or driving car. Light is being used everywhere and has a tremendous impact on us, even though we do not realize it a lot. It can be harmful to us but can have very positive effects too. That’s why researchers spend a lot of effort to analyse the nature of light. From a physical point of view, light isRead More
StartMeUp event Amsterdam
About a year ago EBV started to invest in an initiative that is aimed to provide start-up companies and electronic newcomers a platform that supports them in creating electronic products and applications. The EBV StartMeUp was born. With professional know-how gained through decades of experience the team helps companies to get started and accompanies them until their products are being brought to market and further. Since then a lot of things happened within the last year. The EBV StartMeUp team attended several events, trade fairs and conferences to raise awarenessRead More
Developers of Internet of Things (IoT) and embedded devices today are able to draw on more opportunities than ever before to realize their projects. Technology companies dedicated to the IoT make investments not only in hardware components but also in software development. The British semiconductor and software design company ARM, mainly known for its computer processor designs, makes business with software development tools too. Their ARM mbed IoT Device Platform is made to simplify development of IoT devices and applications. In 2015 ARM released the first (beta) version of theRead More
NXP 4Mbit EEPROM
EEPROM stands for Electrically Easable Programmable Read-Only Memory. Compared to other non-volatile memories, like Flash and MRAM, EEPROMs require much lower erase and program currents, which make them ideal for all those applications where current consumption matters. Features And Benefits The NXH5104 from NXP is the first 4 Mbit (or 500 kByte) EEPROM in the market. It is offered in the compact WLCSP-13 package with a minimal footprint of 2.80 mm x 2.74 mm, and only 1 external capacitor is required in the most flexible power mode. Power-down current consumptionRead More
tsn opc ua
Guest blog from Sebastian Sachse When talking to industrial automation experts, it becomes obvious pretty fast that they have high hopes for OPC UA TSN. The hopes are based on concepts and technologies still under development. But this is about to change. The ability of OPC UA TSN to meet communication requirements from the field level up to the ERP level under real-world conditions has been proven by TSN network specialists. The way is paved for OPC UA TSN to become the enabler for Industrial IoT applications. Intensive field testingRead More