On Semiconductor sensors chosen for Baidu’s autonomous driving platform

ON Semiconductor has become the latest company to join Baidu’s Apollo Autonomous Driving Platform. The two companies will use the agreement to jointly develop plug-and-play imaging solutions for partners of the programme. The Apollo platform is intended to provide an open source, hardware and software system to developers of driverless vehicles, and image sensing is one of the key areas of the technology.

Stand-alone Wi-Fi module in a 29.0x13.5x2.66mm SMT package 

Featuring a fully shielded case, integrated crystal oscillators and a chip antenna, the PAN9420 module combines a high-performance CPU, high-sensitivity wireless radio, baseband processor, medium access controller, encryption unit, boot ROM with patching capability, internal SRAM and in-system programmable flash memory. The integrated memory enables storing web content such as HTML pages or image data.

Smart street light base speeds up design

The module takes the existing Lumawise base assembly to the next level of performance required for smart street light controls by integrating a switch mode AC-DC power supply, 16A switching relay, and metal-oxide varistor (MOV) surge protector onto the C136.41 compliant base. The enhanced base provides commonly used DC voltages to a customer’s control PCB, which then stacks on top of the assembly using the integral standoffs and standard cable jumpers.

0.80 and 1.00mm pitch edge card sockets support up to 56Gbps PAM4

The double row socket, with 8 to 56 total pairs and optional rugged weld tabs, mates with standard 1.60mm thick cards.

Optimized for performance to 28Gbps, the 1.00mm pitch edge card socket (HSEC1 Series) also features signal integrity optimized Edge Rate contacts with alignment pin and rugged weld tab options. The socket is available with up to 140 total positions. For specific applications, this edge card socket can help mitigate misalignment in the X and Y axes to ensure optimal contact/pad connection.

Answers to your top temp sensing questions

Explore the Temperature Sensing Learning Center to learn fundamentals and dive into technology comparisons between types of IC temp sensors, thermistors, RTDs and thermocouples.

TIOL1115 IO-Link Transceiver Evaluation Module

This EVM provides users with the ability to evaluate TI's TIOL111x family of IO-Link transceivers. It includes the TIOL1115 providing full IO-Link functionality and an on-chip 5-V LDO, plus the ability to measure and monitor numerous signals including L+, L-, CQ, TX, RX, and more.

Evaluate nearly any amplifier in minutes with the most versatile populate-and-test EVM

The Universal Do-It-Yourself Amplifier Circuit Evaluation Module (DIYAMP-EVM) family provides engineers and DIYers with real-world amplifier circuits, enabling you to evaluate design concepts and verify simulations in minutes. The EVMs come in three industry-standard package options (SC70, SOT23, SOIC).

How to make precision measurements on a nanopower budget

Heightened accuracy and speed in an operational amplifier has a direct relationship with the magnitude of its power consumption. Decreasing the current consumption decreases the gain bandwidth; conversely, decreasing the offset voltage increases the current consumption.

Using interleaving with SAR ADCs for lower power, smaller size, lower cost

Interleaving is a technique that enables a system to maintain the resolution of the SAR ADC while increasing the effective sample rate, helping bridge the speed gap. This article highlights key considerations when designing such a  system and provides test results from an example system.

Free e-book: 32 little lessons on op amp design

Analog engineers typically “...acquire insights in small pieces – a bit here and a bite (not a byte) there” That’s what amplifier expert Bruce Trump explains in his preface to The Signal, an e-book compilation of 32 little op amp lessons from his renowned blog.