A TENS device for transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation wraps around the upper calf much like a wristwatch wraps around the wrist. Here are some of its operational secrets. A medical device called a Quell performs what’s called transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation on the lower leg. This technique is said to relieve diabetic pain. None of […]
Thwarting hackers on the IoT
A few best practices can drastically improve the security of IoT devices and help maximize the benefits they provide. CHRISTOPHE TREMLET, SCOTT JONES MAXIM INTEGRATED The news back in March was certainly alarming – WikiLeaks announced it had internal CIA documents revealing that the spy agency had found a way to access Android and Apple […]
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Fuel gage IC eliminates need to characterize battery drains
Developers of portable devices now have an easier way to design in the most accurate and low power host-side battery gauges with the MAX17055 ModelGauge™ m5 from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. Traditionally, fuel gauges required extensive characterization of each battery type, used in specific applications, for attaining good performance. This meant the customer had to perform complicated […]
Reference design covers wearable heart-rate and pulse-oximetry apps
This optical heart-rate module reference design incorporates red and infrared LEDs, a sensor, power subsystem, and logic level translation. Measuring 13mm x 13mm, this tiny, low-power board can be placed on a finger or earlobe to accurately detect heart rate and SpO2 via personal wearable devices. The module works with both Arduino and ARM mbed […]
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Octal high-side switch and driver controls inductive loads
Designers of industrial controllers can safely drive and demagnetize any inductive load for Industry 4.0 applications with the MAX14913 octal high-side switch and driver from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. . With a unique, innovative, safe-demagnetizing clamp on each output, it easily and reliably interfaces low-voltage digital signals to 24V output-control lines. For most industrial applications, engineers need […]
Smart Force Sensor Reference Design gives 3D info for HMI gear
Design engineers can now rapidly evaluate and deploy new human-machine interface (HMI) devices using the MAXREFDES82# smart force sensor reference design from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. Typical weigh scales provide one dimension of information, downward force. The MAXREFDES82# reference design provides both downward force and center of mass, by collecting responses from four load cells […]
RS-485 transceivers combine transformer drivers with LDO regulators
Designers can achieve ease of design, high efficiency, and robust communication for industrial automation applications with the MAX14853/MAX14855 andMAX14943/MAX14949 family of highly integrated RS-485 transceivers from Maxim Integrated…
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Maxim is lead supplier for powering Next-Generation Xilinx® UltraScale™ FPGAs
Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: MXIM) announced that the company is the lead supplier for Xilinx UltraScale FPGAs. Maxim supplies the power management for three Xilinx FPGA reference designs. The first of these, the Xilinx Kintex UltraScale FPGA KCU105 Evaluation Kit, will allow system designers to evaluate the Maxim solution at X-Fest 2014 starting today. […]