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How Physically Unclonable Function (PUF) Technology Protects Embedded Systems


Security experts have been excited about the promise of physically unclonable function (PUF) technology for many years. It wasn't until recently, however, that reliable, cost-effective ICs with integrated PUF technology became available on the market. What's driving all of the excitement over PUF? In this white paper, I'll demystify PUF and highlight how it benefits a variety of embedded system... » read more

Designing An Efficient And Low-Noise Power Supply For Sensors And Encoders


Smart, accurate sensors and encoders are bringing new levels of intelligence to automated industrial equipment. Indeed, the smart factory is being realized across a variety of manufacturing landscapes, enhancing productivity and efficiency. Enabling these compact sensors and encoders to perform reliably requires a high level of power efficiency. This paper discusses why conventional power manag... » read more

Meeting The Power Management Challenges Of The Smart Grid


This white paper reviews the challenges of the modern power distribution grid. Utilizing better power management techniques can improve the design of energy distribution automation systems, resulting in higher energy availability, serviceability, predictive maintenance, as well as fault detection, isolation, and mitigation. Learn new ways of power management to improve the design of automation ... » read more

Meeting The Power Challenges of ADAS


Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) technologies have the potential to improve driver safety and comfort, and to reduce car accidents and casualties. The adoption of ADAS technologies creates challenges in electronic solutions size, safety, and reliability. This white paper reviews the challenges for ADAS electronic components of a smart car and presents a few examples of how power man... » read more