What Will You Create with Optical Biosensors?

July 12, 2018

Christine Young By: Christine Young
Blogger, Maxim Integrated 

Radio dials

Optical sensors shine a spotlight into our well-being, illuminating actionable insights that can guide our behavior. "Optical sensing is important because it's extremely versatile. We shine some light into a region that we want to analyze, the light will interact with the analyte, and we look at how that light changes," explained Maxim’s Ian Chen. "This is very non-intrusive and non-destructive." Read More ›

Got a Wearable Health Design Idea? Here's How to Make It Accurate

July 10, 2018

Sudhir Mulpuru Andrew Burt By: Sudhir Mulpuru and Andrew Burt
Executive Business Managers, Advanced Sensor Products, Industrial & Healthcare; Maxim Integrated



For many designers, developing a good optical heart-rate monitoring solution for wrist-based wearables can be a challenge. It’s a complex endeavor, after all, requiring optical and mechanical expertise, low-power electrical design, and algorithm capabilities. Read More ›

Putting Intelligence in the IoT

July 5, 2018

Kristopher Ardis By: Kristopher Ardis
Executive Director, Micros & Security Business Unit, Maxim Integrated


Digital thermostat

Many things have intelligence, but not all of these things have a way to share their knowledge or listen to our requests. In some cases, it just doesn’t make sense. For example, your door with a brain would be pretty useful to you, but perhaps not to your neighbor or someone living on the other side of town. Read More ›


Making Sweet Music with Raspberry Pi

July 3, 2018

Christine Young By: Christine Young
Blogger, Maxim Integrated 

Radio dials

What makes Raspberry Pi and MAX98357 a great pair? They’ll work together nicely in a variety of audio applications. Read More ›

Quieting the Noise: Meeting EMI Standards in Power Supply Designs

June 27, 2018

Thong Huynh By: Thong "Anthony" Huynh
Principal Member of the Technical Staff, Applications, Industrial Power, Maxim Integrated


When a bunch of electronic components get together for a party, it can be a noisy one. What if you’re in the mood for a quieter get-together, where no one component’s behavior disrupts another’s? Then you need to manage electromagnetic interference (EMI) in your power-supply designs. And it’s best to do so early on—the later you wait, the more challenging and expensive EMI mitigation becomes. After all, you don’t want to risk a total power redesign, do you? Read More ›

A Better Listening Experience Starts with the Right Stereo Audio Codec

June 21, 2018

Matthew Mowdy By: Matthew Mowdy
Senior Member of the Technical Staff, Mobile Audio, Maxim Integrated


Popping in your wireless earbuds, you settle in for a long international flight, catching up on hours of podcasts. You expect to hear every word loudly and clearly despite the din in the aircraft. And you fully assume that you won’t have to charge your device mid-way through your journey. Read More ›

LED Bulb Inspires Creation of Maintenance-Free Cybernetic House

June 19, 2018

Christine Young By: Christine Young
Blogger, Maxim Integrated 

40-Year House

Over the next couple of years, a house like no other will rise in the Central Savannah River Area of South Carolina. This proof-of-concept home is a dream house of sorts, as it promises to be stingy with energy usage, require no maintenance for 40 years, and anticipate and meet the needs of its occupants and itself. Read More ›

Optical Sensing Opens New Opportunities in Healthcare

June 14, 2018

Ian Chen By: Ian Chen
Executive Director, Sensors, Industrial & Healthcare Business Unit; Maxim Integrated 


Biosensors inside smartwatches, fitness trackers, and similar wearables are becoming increasingly accurate in monitoring various health parameters. At the same time, they're also consuming less power, which is perfect for the small form factors of these applications. Read More ›


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