Industrial IoT pays off big in terms of reduced maintenance and operating costs. As Paul Rako discovered, implementing an IO-Link chip can help cultivate those advantages by managing the power in your designs.
With the heavy use of 12-V accessory devices in applications from automotive to industrial, it’s crucial that design engineers know the quality of device they’re using, especially imported products that may not go through proper testing.
Methods for EDA in digital layout continue to advance, but progress on the analog layout side has seemingly stalled—or are there signs showing otherwise? Here are some thoughts on how to really get it kickstarted.