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Functional Peripheral

Selection of components while in this section is based on peripheral needs or overall functionality. For example, if the design is primarily focused on the Automotive market, then select the tab labeled "Automotive". If connectivity peripherals such as CAN, USB, IrDA, or I²C are the designs priority, then select the tab labeled "Connectivity".


Functional Peripheral

  • Automotive
  • Capacitive Touch
  • Connectivity
  • Energy Harvesting
  • Industrial
  • Motor Control
  • Multimedia
  • Signal
  • Storage
Automotive

CAN

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CAN (controller area network) is a serial communication protocol that is broadcast based. All nodes are available on a common bus with the ability to send and receive messages. CAN was originally designed for the automotive industry but is now used in other markets such as industrial control.

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LIN

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LIN (Local Interconnect Network) is a broadcast based networking sub-system used in automotive networks. This architecture is used as a sub-network of CAN and is made up of a master and multiple slaves.


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Motor Control

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Motor control is the ability to drive the rotor of an electric motor. This can be implemented through various techniques using various signal types, circuits and AC or DC power.

 





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Capacitive Touch

Capacitive Touch

Capacitive Touch

Capacitive touch sensing is a human interface used to replace mechanical buttons, switches, keypads, sliders, and dials by detecting changes in capacitance caused by a human finger. This technology can be hermetically sealed under an overlay and has no moving parts to wear out.




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Connectivity

CAN

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CAN (controller area network) is a serial communication protocol that is broadcast based. All nodes are available on a common bus with the ability to send and receive messages. CAN was originally designed for the automotive industry but is now used in other markets such as industrial control.

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Ethernet TCP/IP

Ethernet TCP/IP

Ethernet (IEEE 802.3) is a frame-based technology commonly used for networking local area networks (LANs).

 



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I²C

I²C

I²C (Inter-Integrated Circuit) is a communication protocol using two bi-directional lines. These lines are made up of the Serial Data (SDA) and Serial Clock (SCL). This type of communication is used to connect a master to multiple slaves that are uniquely addressed on the bus.





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IrDA

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IrDA (Infrared Data Association) is a communication protocol utilizing infrared light to transmit data over short distances. A transmitter sends pulses of information that are picked up by a receiver to interpret the data stream.




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LIN

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LIN (Local Interconnect Network) is a broadcast based networking sub-system used in automotive networks. This architecture is used as a sub-network of CAN and is made up of a master and multiple slaves.


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SPI

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SPI (serial peripheral interface) is a communication protocol that uses either 3 or 4 wires to transmit data. A master device talks to one or more slaves specifying the slave via a serial clock (SCL), master output/slave input (MOSI), master input/slave output (MISO), and a slave select line.


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UART

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UART (universal asynchronous receiver/transmitter) is an interface used for the transmission and reception of serial data between devices. Data signaling follows RS-232 specs.





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USB

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USB (universal serial bus) is a serial communication standard that is commonly the interface between a computer and peripheral devices. A uniform socket, plug-and-play capability, and power supply for low-power devices makes this protocol flexible. There are multiple versions of USB including 1.0 (full-speed), 2.0 (hi-speed) and OTG (on the go).

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Wireless

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Wireless communication can provide a simple link between two devices or provide the interface requirements for a complete mesh network with thousands of nodes. Key features of different wireless technologies can include frequency, power usage, and power output. With the broadest selection of wireless devices and components in the industry, Digi-Key can provide you with a complete solution for your wireless design with flexibility in your component decision.

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Energy Harvesting

Energy Harvesting

Energy HarvestingEnergy harvesting is the process by which energy is derived from external sources (e.g. solar power, thermal energy, wind energy, salinity gradients, and kinetic energy), captured, and stored. Frequently the energy is used for small electronic devices such as RF wireless based sensing systems, or where a device is used in a remote location away from a power station.

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Industrial

CAN

controller area network image

CAN (controller area network) is a serial communication protocol that is broadcast based. All nodes are available on a common bus with the ability to send and receive messages. CAN was originally designed for the automotive industry but is now used in other markets such as industrial control.

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Ethernet TCP/IP

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Ethernet (IEEE 802.3) is a frame-based technology commonly used for networking local area networks (LANs).





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LIN

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LIN (Local Interconnect Network) is a broadcast based networking sub-system used in automotive networks. This architecture is used as a sub-network of CAN and is made up of a master and multiple slaves.


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Motor Control

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Motor control is the ability to drive the rotor of an electric motor. This can be implemented through various techniques using various signal types, circuits and AC or DC power.






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Motor Control

AC Induction

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AC induction motors are electric motors that are powered by electromagnetic induction. Induction motors are widely used in industrial applications, home appliances and HVAC systems.






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Brushed DC

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BDC (Brushed DC) motors operate directly from DC power sources using an internal commutator, a set of fixed permanent magnets, and a rotating electromagnet armature. Advantages of a brushed DC motor include simple speed control, high reliability, and low cost.



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Brushless DC

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BLDC (Brushless DC motor) uses a magnet located on the rotor along with fixed magnets on the housing of the motor. The direct current supply is converted into 3 phase alternating current by a device to provide power to the motor. Brushless motors provide an efficient solution with a long life span.


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Stepper

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A stepper motor is a brushless motor that divides a full revolution into multiple steps. These steps are created for precise movement without the need for feedback. Applications where speed and resolution are critical such as CNC machines, positioning equipment, packing machinery, printers are an ideal fit for these devices.




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Multimedia

Audio

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Audio is the recording, processing, and reproduction of sound waves, such as voice, music, or sound effects.









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Display

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A display is an output device used to present visual information and to interact with a digital system. Microcontrollers create, manipulate, and interface with a display using an integrated module or an external display controller.


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Signal

Signal

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ADC (Analog-to-Digital Converter) is an electrical circuit that converts continuous analog signals into discrete digital quantities.







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Storage

CompactFlash

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CompactFlash (CF) is a mass storage device format used in portable electronic devices. For storage, CompactFlash typically uses flash memory in a standardized enclosure.







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MultiMediaCard

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MMC (MultiMediaCard) is a flash memory card standard based on NAND flash memory. MMC cards are used in various portable devices such as multimedia players, digital camcorders, PDAs, and mobile phones.








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Secure Digital

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SD (Secure Digital) is a non-volatile memory card format jointly developed by Matsushita, SanDisk, and Toshiba. The SD card measures 24mm x 32mm x 2.1mm, has a capacity up to 2 GB and operates on 2.7V - 3.6V.







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