The system-on-chip (SoC) integration of wireless connectivity with microcontrollers (MCUs) is an enabling technology for connected device applications throughout the Internet of Things (IoT). The latest wireless SoC devices accelerate the development of high-performance networks and enable compact, low-power, and cost-effective system designs to be delivered to market in ever-shorter timeframes. Whether it is a Bluetooth [...]
Increased competition, more dense designs and integration of different technologies in a small space combined with market regulatory pressures are creating new challenges for original equipment manufacturers. As a result, implementing the necessary transient immunity protections to prevent application malfunction due to transients on power and signal lines is becoming ever more challenging. The impact of increasing microcontroller (MCU) sensitivity and low-cost application design is being felt in all markets: consumer, industrial, automotive, etc. While there are significant differences in the design and use of products for these markets, the susceptibilities induced in all microcontroller-based applications are essentially the same. Typical susceptibilities include unexpected state changes on input pins (reset, interrupt request, or general purpose inputs) and corruption of on-chip clock signals, which can all cause various operational issues on the design itself, in addition to resulting in failure to meet regional compliance regulations for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC).
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