TI foray into M0+ MCUs
March 18, 2023
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Texas Instruments (TI) made an announcement at the Embedded World conference that was nothing short of thrilling. With a bold move into the Cortex-M0 microcontroller market, TI has demonstrated its unwavering commitment to meeting the ever-changing needs of its customers. This microcontroller architecture is in high demand for everything from consumer electronics to industrial automation, […]

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RPI and other SOM/SBC
March 6, 2023
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In the world of DIY projects, the Raspberry Pi (RPI) has been a staple for enthusiasts, hobbyists, and professionals alike. However, with the lack of stock for the RPI, many have been forced to get creative with their projects, looking for new and innovative ways to upgrade their devices. Some have turned to reworking the […]

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Zero-voltage switching (ZVS) inductive heating
October 14, 2022
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Here we show the waveform of a zero-voltage switching (ZVS) inductive heating circuit and the thermal profile in operation. A typical buck regulator DC-DC is challenging to design when there is a significant voltage difference between the input and the output voltages. A significant voltage difference typically increases switching losses and limits the device’s switching […]

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Introduction to electronic jigs
July 21, 2016
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The final step in an embedded system typically occurs when the firmware or code is flashed into the micro-controller/processor on a PCB and the process almost always requires some sort of physical connection. There are two main methods of momentary contacting assembled electronics – flying probe testing (woodpecker) or a bed-of-nails test fixture. Both methods […]

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The LG watch R teardown
March 31, 2015
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Here at Thesis, we’re all fans of the latest and coolest gizmos and [smart]watches. The announcement of the new LG Urbane, the successor to the LG watch R was a surprise owing to the fact that the watch R was relatively new on the market. I got the opportunity to test this smartwatch myself and […]

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