A couple of colleagues from Freescale Semiconductor published an article on designing MCU systems for improved transient and EMC performance. I recently found out it’s in EETimes, where I can share it, as opposed to an internal power point.
So here it is, some really great tips on hardware design for improved EMC, EMI, transients, etc.:
Improving the transient immunity of your microcontroller-based embedded design
My paper on BLDC motor control has been published on Digikey’s magazine Techzone!
Check it out: Using Kinetis BLDC Motor Control ApplicationsPreview
As I’ve written before, I’ve been doing touch sensing applications for most of this year. A really fun market with a bunch of new innovation opportunities.
I’ve been invited to be a panelist in the EETimes Integrating Touch Interfaces virtual conference. The panel I’ll be in is called “Concepts of Touch Software” at 12:30ET on December 9th. It’ll have some really experienced fellows from several companies innovating in touch sensing. The panel will be moderated by Robert Cravotta, Principal Analyst for Embedded Insights (visit his blog!)
Conference is December 9th and registration is free, if you are interested in learning about current trends in HMI and touch sensing you should definitely register and attend (you can do it from your desk! Pop-up your favorite compiler in one monitor and the virtual conference in the other). Go here:
One last thing…I’d like to know what my readers are working on…drop a comment down here and let me know.
Beyond bits is a yearly publication made by Freescale based on embedded applications, with a special focus on a specific market or type of application. The latest publication is here and is filled with health and safety application goodness.
Check it out: Beyond Bits IV
So Freescale has made a new development system called the Tower System, a fun new way to build modular development systems. Currently one microcontroller mother board is available, the MCF51CN128, a low-cost ethernet MCU with the Coldfire V1 Core, Freescale also provides a full RTOS/stack solution called MQX. These three tools (Tower System, MCF51CN128 board and MQX) are enough to build ethernet applications in very short times. Additionally, the Tower System can be fit with several additional modules like the serial module which includes ethernet and RS-232 connectors, and coming soon memory modules, WiFi modules, and new MCU/MPU.
Additionally, Freescale and DigiKey have created a community of Tower System developers called TowerGeeks, where users can share code, ideas, videos and other nifty stuff about their projects with the Tower System. The last video I saw made me laugh as I caught myself remembering how I was complaining in my last post about how engineering is not seen as a sexy activity, see for yourself: Who is a tower geek?
David Wilson from Freescale Semiconductor, a motion control specialist has recently posted as a guest blogger in Industrial Control Design Line. You can read his posts here:
Notice that the last entry contains a link to David’s first motor control basics video.