Bulk Acoustic Wave (BAW) resonator technology diagram

TI Introduces Crystal-less MCU Using BAW

The crystal oscillator is a longstanding concept that employs a physical oscillator for clocking to facilitate accurate timing in electronics. These oscillators have been driving CPU clocks, as well as low frequency (and low power) non-CPU clocks in devices that need to be able to use their peripherals (for example: analog to digital converters) while…

Texas Instruments RM57L Microcontroller

The Difference Between A Microcontroller And A Raspberry Pi

Single-board microcomputers such as the Raspberry Pi and Beaglebone Black have made waves in recent years, and microcontrollers have firmly retained their place in electronic designs. Why? After all, the Raspberry Pi has significantly more processing power than nearly all microcontrollers. The 1.2 GHZ quad-core processor in the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B (or 1.5…