Designing a Debug and Test Tool

While developing mixed signal IC products, I often longed for a personal, simple to use, analog and digital pattern generator tool. So after retiring, I decided to create one. Read how Validator 1, a USB benchtop debug and test tool, … Continue reading

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MCUs and Processors Vie for Embedded Mindshare

Performance Push Today’s crop of high-performance microcontrollers and embedded processors provide a rich continuum of features, functions and capabilities. Embedded system designers have many choices in both categories but the dividing line between the two can be blurry. By Jeff … Continue reading

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The Midwest’s Only Embedded Systems Conference

Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) Minneapolis is the premier conference for chip, board and systems design engineers, deep dive into testing and measurement equipment, system boards, debugging software tools, security products, and more. It’s running October 31 – November 1, 2018 at … Continue reading

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September Circuit Cellar: Sneak Preview

The September issue of Circuit Cellar magazine is coming soon. Clear your decks for a new stack of in-depth embedded electronics articles prepared for you to enjoy. Not a Circuit Cellar subscriber?  Don’t be left out! Sign up today: CC … Continue reading

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Signage-Oriented Mini-STX SBC Taps Ryzen V1000

By Eric Brown Sapphire has launched a Linux-friendly “FS-FP5V” SBC starting at $325 that features an AMD Ryzen V1000 SoC, as well as SATA III, 2x M.2, 4x DP++, 2x GbE, and 4x USB ports including a USB 3.1 Type-C. … Continue reading

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Implementing an IoT Edge Device While Minimizing NRE

FREE White Paper – One designer in a garage, a small startup and even small groups within large companies are designing IoT edge devices. These designers need to keep non-recurring expense (NRE) down by using affordable design tools that are … Continue reading

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Altium Sponsors 7 Teams at SpaceX Design Competition

Altium has announced that it sponsored seven teams at SpaceX’s 2018 Hyperloop Pod Competition, which took place on July 22 at SpaceX’s headquarters in Hawthorne, CA. The competition aims to accelerate the development of functional prototypes and encourage up-and-coming university … Continue reading

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Biodesign by Design: A Look at Soft Robotics

Mouser examines a human-centric approach to robotics. Soft Robotic designs are less metal and mechanical and utilize gentle, compliant mechanisms and actuators built using fluids and flexible materials. These enable a wide range of motion and are suitable for exoskeletons … Continue reading

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Enter to Win a Wireless Pen-Sized Oscilloscope!

IKALOGIC is giving away an IkaScope! (retail value $379) The IkaScope WS200 is a pen-shaped battery-powered wireless oscilloscope that streams captured signals to almost any Wi-Fi-connected screen. GO HERE TO ENTER TO WIN! The IkaScope WS200 offers a 30M Hz … Continue reading

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Myth Busted: The Truth About Developing Embedded Vision Solutions

Are embedded vision solutions complex? Expensive? Strictly about software? Get answers to your top questions about developing embedded vision solutions, right from Avnet & Xilinx. We’re at the moment of truth with embedded vision systems as scores of new applications … Continue reading

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Pitfalls of Filtering Pulsed Signals

Waveform Woes Filtering pulsed signals can be a tricky prospect. Using a recent customer problem as an example, Robert highlights various alternative approaches and describes the key concepts involved. Simulation results are provided to help readers understand what’s going on. … Continue reading

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Eurotech IoT Tech Tapped for Smart Agriculture Projects

Eurotech has announced that AVR, a potato harvester manufacturer based in Belgium, has chosen the ReliaGATE family of intelligent edge computers running Eurotech’s Everyware Software Framework and Everyware Cloud to manage the edge devices for its smart agriculture project to … Continue reading

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Pico-ITX and 3.5-inch SBCs Feature Dual-Core i.MX6 SoCs

IBASE Technology has announced two SBCs, both powered by an NXP i.MX 6Dual Cortex-A9 1.0GHz high performance processor. The IBR115 2.5-inch SBC and the IBR117 3.5-inch SBC are designed for use in applications in the automation, smart building, transportation and … Continue reading

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Cloud-based Eval Service for Nordic BLE SoC-Based Designs

Nordic Semiconductor has launched “nRF Connect for Cloud”, a free service for Cloud-based evaluation, test, and verification of Bluetooth Low Energy (Bluetooth LE) designs employing Nordic’s nRF51 and nRF52 Series multiprotocol Bluetooth LE SoCs. nRF Connect for Cloud features an … Continue reading

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MCU Tool Update Eases Multicore Automotive Control Development

Renesas Electronics has announced an update to its Embedded Target for RH850 Multicore model-based development environment for multicore MCUs for automotive control applications. The update supports development of systems with multirate control (multiple control periods), which is now common in … Continue reading

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