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ProtoBricks Brings LEGOs into the Digital Age with Gecko MCUs

Joe Broms is the founder and CEO of newly-launched ProtoBricks, which makes it possible for users to build digital logic into LEGO designs.

 

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Timing 101: The Case of the (Apparently) Jittery Jitter Attenuated Clock

Kevin Smith is one of our senior applications engineering managers, and in this Timing 101 series, he’ll explore some of the most common challenges in this area and ways to address them. In this first post, Kevin takes a look at what happens when a test yields unexpected results.

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Taking a Closer Look at the Ketra A20 Color Changing LED Lamp with EEWorld Online

Lee Teschler and Kelsy Ferrante from EEWorld Online tear down Ketra's high-end, tunable LED bulb and take us on a tour of what makes it work.

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Breathing Easy with IoT Hero Propeller Health

Greg Tracy, co-founder and CTO of Propeller Health, talks about using the IoT to help asthma and COPD patients by helping them remember to take their medicine and identify triggers that lead to symptoms.blog-propeller.jpg

I Was a Teenage Thunderboard Sense Developer

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This summer we invited two high school students, Ian and Cade, to spend a couple of weeks getting to know Thunderboard Sense. Here they summarize what happened when they applied the sensor-to-cloud development kit to the game of tennis. 

Outstanding Performance by Silicon Labs’ Isolation in University Study

Rudye McGlothlin from our Power Products group discusses a recent academic study on isolation performance, particularly the application of isolation technology to variable frequency drive (VFD) systems. 

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Students at Norwegian University of Science and Technology Race Toward Engineering Excellence

Read about how engineering students are working toward desiging, building, and racing a small-scale Formul One racecar over the course of just one year. 

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Speed Does Not Kill: Power Supplies with Fast Switching Frequency Get Safer

Power supply designers have one overriding objective—maximizing power per volume (W/mm3). The key to achieving this objective is maximizing power supply efficiency.

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IoT Hero Nanoleaf Breaks Down Barriers Between Doing Good, Looking Good, and Feeling Good

Nanoleaf, a Smart Lighting company, delivers never-before-seen lighting applications with a passion for cutting-edge design and sustainability. See how his company uses ZigBee SoCs8-bit MCUs, and the Bluetooth Blue Gecko SoC.

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IoT Hero Anrim Technologies: Taking a Different Road with Connected Cars & More

blog-anrim.jpgSee how IoT Hero Jason Harris is uncovering previously inaccessible opportunities in the connected car market.

Helping Home Appliance Developers Comply with International Safety Certification

we've released a new software library for EFM8 MCUs, making compliance with the IEC-60730 safety standard easier. Appliances_Highlight.jpg

Elite Athletes and Wearables: Turning Data into Results

SXSW is in full swing in Austin this week, and ESPN NBA analyst Tom Haberstroh hosted a panel discussing the use of wearables in big-time athletics.Wearables Highlight.jpg

Helping Sengled Develop a Better Lightbulb

If you were at CES this year you may have caught a glimpse of the new Element connected lightbulb from Sengled. Check out how we’re helping them to connect easily to multi-node mesh networks deployed in smart homes.Sengled Highlight.jpg

Connected Lighting Q&A

Alex Koepsel, one of our product marketing engineers, sat down recently to address some of the pressing questions facing the connected lighting market, including some of the design challenges facing developers. Connected Lighting_Teaser.jpg 

Reduce Cost and Board Footprint in Your Next 8-bit Embedded Design

Brian Lampkin, MCU applications engineer, takes us through how to reduce bill of materials (BOM) cost and footprint area for MCU-based embedded designs. Circuit_Highlight copy.jpg