Optimize Power For RF/μW Hybrid And Digital Phased Arrays


Field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) are a critical component of both digital and hybrid phased array technology. Powering FPGAs for aerospace and defense applications comes with its own set of challenges, especially because these applications require higher reliability than many industrial or consumer technologies. This blog post will provide a brief history on beamforming and beam-steeri... » read more

Protecting Automotive Power Distribution


It was on a warm summer’s evening aboard a cruise boat on one of Austria’s most beautiful lakes that I was co-hosting an Infineon event to conclude a professional experience week for a group of around 50 students from technical high schools in the region. It was time for the final round for us to showcase our creations. Smaller groups of around 10 students went from co-host to co-host, a... » read more

Semiconductors Beyond Nanometers


In today's world, semiconductors are essential components of our everyday lives and the backbone of our economies. From the devices we use to communicate to the machines that power our factories, semiconductors are the building blocks that enable digitalization and decarbonization. However, public and policy debates about semiconductors often focus solely on their smallest feature size, measure... » read more

Addressing The New Wave Of The IoT With Edge AI


Today, we are witnessing the exponential growth IoT is experiencing. Every second, 127 devices are getting connected with an expected forecast for 43 billion IoT devices by 2027. As this market grows and evolves, so does the demand for more sophisticated, powerful, energy efficient and accurate system solutions that can help enrich the way of life. Among the many crucial technologies enabling ... » read more

IoT Building Block: Touch Interface HMI


Many IoT devices have started to include touch screen interfaces as part of their UI to make the devices more intuitive and easier to use. A great interface can make customers really love and want to use your IoT product, but a poor HMI interface makes the device unusable damaging the brand value. Given this impact a touch interface can have on your IoT device, it made me wonder what are the... » read more

Overcoming The Challenges Of Capacitive Touch HMI Design


The capacitive touch human-machine interface (HMI) is a critical aspect of modern electronics. It is how we interact with our devices, making it an integral part of wearables, smart home products and IoT products. The primary goal of an HMI is to provide an intuitive and responsive interface that supports human interaction. However, designing a touch HMI system that meets the consumer's expecta... » read more

Understanding Memory Protection Units


Let’s talk about the various security measures we take to protect our homes. We use locks, install security cameras to detect any suspicious activities, etc., all to safeguard our loved ones and valuable possessions. In similar sense, the tiny microcontrollers inside our devices have protection units (PU) that safeguard the precious resource: memory. One of the most important types of prote... » read more

The Ultimate Guide To PCB Layout For GaN Transistors


In the ever-evolving landscape of power electronics, the emergence of gallium nitride (GaN) transistors has ignited a revolution by offering unparalleled benefits, including remarkable efficiency and power density enhancements. The art of PCB layout has been a crucial component in power electronic design for over four decades now, ever since the advent of switching power supplier. From the ea... » read more

BMS: The Guardian Of Battery Health And Security


In our increasingly digital and energy-dependent world, batteries have become a vital component in powering our devices and vehicles. From smartphones to electric cars, the performance and safety of batteries are paramount. To ensure their optimal operation and longevity, a key player comes into the spotlight: the Battery Management System (BMS). In this article, we will explore the essential... » read more

Empowering Greener Future: Role Of Energy Storage Systems


Recently, I came across a report that highlighted the energy price inflation rate by commodity in the European Union, which for January 2023 was measured at a staggering 20.6%. This figure was in stark contrast to the inflation rate recorded in January 2019, which was a mere 2.4%. It made me reflect on the challenges we've faced in the past year with the rising energy demand and subsequent su... » read more

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