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What is the USB Type-C Connector Class?

USB Type-C is known for being a powerful yet flexible connector. It brings multiple different capabilities to the user including its ability to bidirectionally transmit both data and video protocols at rapid speeds and support up to 100W of power using the Power Delivery (PD) protocol. Essentially, USB Type-C is a connector that can support...

The Future of IoT (Internet of Things)

We live in a period of intense and concentrated technological change, to the extent that we sometimes lose perspective on just how quickly things around us are transforming for the future. If we think about the life-changing technologies that we interact with on a daily basis, many of them were likely not present in the marketplace as r...

What Do Biometrics and Neurofeedback Have to Do with UX?

Biometrics of the human response

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Biometrics and neurofeedback take part in many roles of our daily lives: personal health, professional medical evaluations, self-care at home, and video games. This article discusses some of the ways this information is used.

 

Biometric Measurements

There is a wide range of biometric measurements that ca...

The Naming and Branding Changes Behind SuperSpeed USB

The Introduction of SuperSpeed USB

Throughout the years, the SuperSpeed USB specification has undergone many changes due to its support for increased bit rates and implementation of a multi-lane operation. However, the ongoing rebranding efforts to keep with these changes has oftentimes caused confusion in the industry.

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Microcontroller vs Microprocessor - What are the Differences?

Seasoned embedded systems engineers and product developers in the electronics industry should be familiar with the functional differences between a microcontroller and a microprocessor. Both types of components are essential for designing and building various types of electronic devices, yet it can be difficult to distinguish between ...

What is the Importance of Embedded Networking

Embedded systems are small computers that are implemented as part of a larger system or product and designed to execute a specific function or application. They include a processing unit, usually a general-purpose microcontroller, along with on-board peripheral components such as I/O ports, memory (program memory, RAM and EEPROM), A...