Monthly Archives: January 2010

TI MSP430 Low-Power Microcontroller Demo Runs on Grapes

This TI video has been on YouTube for more than a year, but it’s new to me and pretty interesting. With all of the new low-power microcontroller announcements lately, this video is an excellent reminder that there are lots of … Continue reading

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Touchless Slider is One Cool User Interface, Driven by Low-Power Microcontroller

Silicon Labs has a diverse set of chips on offer and I’m really taken by the video demo of its new Si1120 Touchless Slider evaluation kit. The QuickSense Si1120 is an active infrared proximity sensor that you can use to … Continue reading

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7 Tricks from Microchip to Drop Power Consumption on any Microcontroller

Microchip is an incredibly successful microcontroller vendor with a massive array of chips to choose from. The company has a series of low-power microcontrollers and refers to them as NanoWatt XLP (extremely low power) devices. In support of those devices, … Continue reading

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