Tool for Selecting Coils for Wireless Power Transfer

Wurth MixMatch

Wurth Elektronik now offers developers with a tool—Mix and Match—to help select the right transmitter and receiver coils. Mix and Match is a new tool in the RED EXPERT Toolbox. Also like the other tools in RED EXPERT, Mix and … Continue reading






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Low-Power BLE Sensor Node for IoT Applications

Microchip BLE Demo Platform

Microchip Technology recently released a demonstration platform for the lowest-power Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) sensor node. The platform features an ultra-low-power BTLC1000-certified module, a SMART SAM L21 Cortex-M0+ MCU, Bosch sensor technology, and a complete software solution. The BLE demonstration platform … Continue reading






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Qi-Certified, 15-W Wireless Power Transmitter

TI bq501210

Texas Instruments now offers the industry’s first WPC v1.2 Qi-certified, 15-W wireless power transmitter. Intended to deliver high-power wireless charging to industrial systems (e.g., hand-held medical devices), the bq501210 enables 84% system efficiency with significantly less thermal dissipation. The bq501210’s … Continue reading






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The Future of IoT Security: One Size Doesn’t Fit All

SONY DSC

Security is one of the hot topics today in the Internet of Things (IoT). There have been well-publicized security breaches of consumer devices that include hijacked video from wireless baby monitors being posted on the Internet and home automation systems … Continue reading






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Hi-Fi Audio Engineering Workspace

L1070786

Jan  Didden is a talented audio engineer and author with a well-stocked lab in Turnhout, Belgium. He recently gave us a tour of space and talked about his current audio design projects. This is an excellent place to work. It … Continue reading






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Renesas Electronics Europe and SEGGER Accelerate RX Ecosystem Expansion

Segger RS

Renesas Electronics Europe and SEGGER recently announced their collaboration to facilitate the expansion of Renesas’s RX Family of 32-bit microcontroller ecosystem through the adoption of SEGGER’s newly-released SystemView software. SystemView supports streaming over J-Link, as well as real-time analysis and … Continue reading






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STMicroelectronics Certifies Cryptographic Library for STM32 MCUs

STMicroelectronics has successfully certified its cryptographic library for STM32 microcontrollers as per the US Cryptographic Algorithm Validation Program (CAVP). An extension to the STM32Cube software package, the X-CUBE-CRYPTOLIB library is well suited for secure STM32-based applications, such as IoT devices, point-of-sale terminals, … Continue reading






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FTDI Arduino-Compatible Touch-Enabled Display Shield Now Shipping

FTDI CleO

FTDI Chip recently announced the widespread availability of its originally crowdfunded CleO product (and accompanying accessories). FTDI Chip also offers access to software tools, step-by-step tutorials, and projects. CleO is a simple to program, intelligent TFT display solution that for building human machine interfaces … Continue reading






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IEC Adopts USB Type-C, USB Power Delivery, & USB 3.1 Specs

USB

The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) recently announced that IEC has formally adopted the latest USB-IF specifications for high-speed data delivery and enhanced usages for device charging. In particular, the USB Type-C Cable and Connector, USB … Continue reading






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Debugging Embedded Systems with Minimal Resources

This is the schematic for a serial port
RS-232 driver. It's a standardized
circuit that plugs into a header on the
board to be debugged.

Debugging an embedded system can be difficult when you’re dealing with either a simple system with few pins or a complex system with nearly every pin in use. Stuart Ball provides some tips to make debugging such systems a little … Continue reading






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Industry’s First Open-Source SoC Platforms

SiFive recently introduced the Freedom family of system on a chip (SoC) platforms that are built around the open-source RISC-V instruction set architecture, which was developed by the company’s founders at the University of California, Berkeley. Features and specs: Freedom U500 Series: … Continue reading






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New Micro Buzzers for Portable Applications

UCI buzzer

CUI’s Components Group recently expanded its micro buzzer product line. Housed in surface-mount packages as small as 4 mm × 4 mm, the three new models—CMT 4023S SMT, CMT 5023S SMT, and CPT 9019S SMT—are well suited for a wide variety of … Continue reading






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High-Performance Secure Shell Solution for MCU-Based Systems

SEGGER recently introduced its emSSH software library for the purpose of creating secure connections between a client and a server, typically over a TCP/IP connection. The library is well suited for applications such as secure remote controls. emSSH includes all modules required for … Continue reading






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RF-LORA Module for the IoT

RF-LORA promo image v2 copy

RF Solutions’s RF-LORA module is a high-performance radio module delivered in a compact 23 mm × 20 mm format. Intended for Internet of Things (IoT) applications, the RF-LORA module delivers Semtech’s LoRa technology for IoT applications. The RF-LORA’s specs and features: Up … Continue reading






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Programmable Analog SoCs for Embedded IoT Apps

Cypress CY8C-KIT

Cypress Semiconductor Corp. recently introduced a new PSoC that simplifies the design of next-generation, multiple-sensor systems. Based on a 32-bit ARM Cortex-M0+ signal processing engine, the Analog Coprocessor integrates programmable analog blocks, including a new Universal Analog Block (UAB), which can … Continue reading






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