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Sensors
18th February 2020
Accelerator pedal controlled throttle body smart actuator

In this demo, an accelerator pedal angle is measured by a dual linear position sensor and the valve of a throttle body is controlled by sensing the angle using a rotary inductive sensor. 

Renewables
29th January 2020
Ion energy electric vehicle battery management system

Battery Management Systems (BMS) are the 'brain' of any battery pack. It is responsible for measuring cell voltages, ensuring balanced charge cycles, state identification, and controlling crucial safety systems.

Communications
28th January 2020
Radiation-qualified devices enable Ethernet in space

Ethernet is becoming more common in spacecraft to enable hardwired communication speed, support higher data rates, and facilitate interoperability between satellites and other spacecraft. As Ethernet in space applications continues to expand, Microchip Technology has announced a space-qualified Ethernet transceiver.

Analysis
27th January 2020
Early access for RISC-V enabled low-power SoC FPGAs

The trend towards compute-intensive gateways and edge devices is driving the integration of traditional deterministic control applications with additional embedded processing capabilities needed for smart and secure connected systems. In response, Microchip Technology has announced the Early Access Programme (EAP) for the PolarFire System-on-Chip (SoC) FPGA.

Design
22nd January 2020
Win a Microchip MCP3564 ADC Evaluation Board for PIC32 MCUs

The MCP3564 ADC Evaluation Board for PIC32 MCUs (ADM00583) provides the ability to evaluate the performance of the MCP3564. Providing a development platform for 32-bit PIC device-based applications, using existing 100-pin PIC microcontroller Plug-in Module (PIM) systems that are compatible with the Explorer 16 and other high-pin count PIC32 device-based demo boards.

FPGAs
22nd January 2020
Low-power radiation-tolerant FPGA for high-bandwidth space systems

Microchip has announced the RT PolarFire FPGA that is optimised to meet the most demanding requirements in spacecraft payload systems’ high-speed data paths with the lowest possible power consumption and heat generation. Microchip has extended its RT FPGA offering to bring these capabilities to emerging high-performance space applications.

Frequency
22nd January 2020
Miniaturised rubidium atomic clock improves performance

As reliance on precise frequency and timing increases due to the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNUS) enabling 5G communication networks, data centres and other mission critical infrastructure, smaller size and high-performance atomic clock technology has become essential to support both military and commercial applications.

Tech Videos
17th January 2020
INICnet technology for noise cancellation networks

This setup demonstrates how a network of microphones, speakers and accelerometers (acceleration sensors) realise a Road Noise Cancellation use case in vehicles. 

Design
15th January 2020
Simplified MPLAB code coverage testing and diagnostic tool

Functional safety certifications are required in many industries, but it is often a time-consuming and expensive process. Certifications can also require extensive justification for using specific development tools, unless the tool is already certified for compliance by functional safety experts such as TÜV SÜD, a Munich-based certification organisation.

Analysis
11th December 2019
Win a Microchip MPLAB PICkit 4 In-Cirucit Debugger

The Microchip MPLAB PICkit 4 In-Circuit Debugger allows fast and easy debugging and programming of PIC and dsPIC flash microcontrollers, using the powerful graphical user interface of MPLAB X Integrated Development Environment (IDE). The MPLAB PICkit 4 programs faster than its predecessor with a powerful 32-bit 300MHz SAME70 MCU and comes ready to support PIC and dsPICMCU devices.

Memory
2nd December 2019
Memory solutions reduce memory costs and retain data at power loss

  Microchip has announced a new family of Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) EERAM memory products that offers system designers up to 25% cost savings over the current serial Non-Volatile RAM (NVRAM) alternatives. The family introduces four reliable SPI densities to Microchip’s EERAM portfolio, ranging from 64Kb up to 1Mb.

Memory
20th November 2019
Smart storage adapters interoperate with management firmware

Data centre administrators and IT managers want the ability to securely manage and trouble-shoot platforms and devices remotely, which requires that additional software, hardware and firmware be interfaced with storage adapters and other server components.

Cyber Security
11th November 2019
Simplified hardware-based IoT security with pre-provisioned solutions

As the number and types of connected devices proliferates, market fragmentation and security vulnerabilities in the Internet of Things (IoT) have created significant challenges for developers. Hardware-based security is the only way to protect secret keys from physical attacks and remote extraction, but extensive security expertise, development time and costs are required to configure and provision each device.

Micros
4th November 2019
Introduction to capacitive touch on a PIC microcontroller

This is an introduction video to a video series in which Microchip implement capacitive touch on a PIC18F47Q10 Curiosity Nano.

Power
31st October 2019
Solutions for interoperability challenges of Ethernet wiring

Microchip enables both pre-standard and IEEE-compliant Powered Devices (PDs) to receive up to 90W of power without changing Power over Ethernet (PoE) switches or cabling. This development eases the transition to using IEEE 802.3bt-2018-compliant PoE injectors and midspans for users, and Power Sourcing Equipment (PSE) chipsets for system developers.

Analysis
15th October 2019
Win a Microchip SAM R30M Xplained Pro

The SAM R30M Xplained Pro is a hardware platform designed to evaluate the SAMR30M18A module. This kit is supported by the Atmel Studio, an integrated development platform, which provides predefined application examples. This kit provides easy access to various features of the SAMR30M18A module and offers additional peripherals to extend the features of the board and ease the development of custom designs.

Analysis
2nd October 2019
IoT security simplified and time-to-market reduced

Microchip has announced the Trust platform of hardware and software elements that will simplify embedded system design for companies of all sizes. The expansion of the IoT and increased connectivity brings security concerns and highlights vulnerabilities.

Power
29th August 2019
Simplifying power delivery in USB Type-C charging market

Microchip announces two new solutions that simplify USB Type-C PD designs to remove the traditional complexity and high costs associated with implementing USB Type-C in a range of applications. As one of the industry’s first USB-IF-certified USB 3.1 SmartHub devices with integrated support for Power Delivery (TID1212), the USB705x family enables fast device charging and introduces unique PD implementations called HostFlexing and PDBala...

Memory
7th August 2019
Serial memory controller for data centre computing

As the computational demands of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning workloads accelerate, traditional parallel attached DRAM memory has presented a major roadblock for next-generation CPUs, which require an increased number of memory channels to deliver more memory bandwidth.

Memory
7th August 2019
Enhancing system architecture implementation for AI applications

As artificial intelligence (AI) processing moves from the cloud to the edge of the network, battery powered and deeply embedded devices are challenged to perform AI functions, like computer vision and voice recognition. Microchip Technology, via its Silicon Storage Technology (SST) subsidiary, is addressing this challenge.

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