White Papers

  • Wireless Coexistence: Pairing Wireless Medical Devices Wireless Coexistence: Pairing Wireless Medical Devices

    The white paper, Wireless Coexistence: Pairing Wireless Medical Devices, examines the concept of wireless coexistence and provides four methods for intentionally linking or pairing two or more devices to prevent unintentional cross-talk.  The method of using a removable, non-volatile memory device to transfer device ID information between transmitter and receiver is examined in detail, and a case study showing how Stryker Endoscopy utilized this method for the wireless transmission of high-definition video is also included.

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  • How to Interface a USB Flash Drive to a Microcontroller How to Interface a USB Flash Drive to a Microcontroller

    Although USB flash drives are easy to use, designing an microcontroller-based embedded system that supports a removable USB flash drive can be a challenging task.  This white paper gives an overview of USB and highlights several USB host design options that will support the use of a USB flash drive.  The paper discusses some of the design considerations for the USB connectors, power supplies and PCB.  It is chock-full of links to helpful resources to make sure your microcontroller-based embedded system design will successfully interface to a USB flash drive.

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  • Cyroptographic Ignition Keys: Implementation Methodology and Guidance Cyroptographic Ignition Keys: Implementation Methodology and Guidance

    This white paper explains the purpose and functionality of a Crypto-Ignition-Key, also known as a CIK. The white paper also discusses the benefits of using a CIK, including how a CIK can be used to increase the security of a communications device. It also provides detail on how to integrate a CIK into an embedded design.

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  • Portable Memory Choices Portable Memory Choices

    This white paper examines the pros and cons of various portable memory options available to embedded system designers, including: consumer memory devices (e.g. USB flash drives and SD cards)--including "industrial" versions (e.g. industrial SD cards and CompactFlash cards), as well as OEM portable memory systems.

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