Trends in Custom Peripheral Cores for Digital Sensor Interfaces

Casner

Building ever-smarter technology, we perpetually require more sensors to collect increasing amounts of data for our decision-making machines. Power and bandwidth constraints require signals from individual sensors to be aggregated, fused and condensed locally by sensor hubs before being passed … Continue reading






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Embedded Security & IP Protection

Infineon OPTIGA-Trust-E

Infineon Technologies’s new OPTIGA Trust E offers an easy-to-use solution for protecting manufacturers’ valuable IP in industrial automation equipment, medical systems, and more. Since encrypting software isn’t enough to product your systems, the OPTIGA Trust E offers enhanced authentication and secured … Continue reading






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Test Adapter for 0.5-mm Pitch LGA20

C14646a Ironwood

Ironwood Electronics recently introduced the PB-LGA20A-Z-01 Socket Probe Adapter, which is intended for the high-speed testing of LGA devices while accessing the signals using testers via header pins. The socket probe adapter is designed to interface with 0.5-mm pitch Fine … Continue reading






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New CAN FD and FlexRay Trigger and Decode Options for WaveSurfer 3000

TELEDYNE-CANFD

Teledyne LeCroy recently announced CAN FD and FlexRay, which are two new trigger and decode options for the WaveSurfer 3000 oscilloscope. You now have the necessary tools for analyzing and debugging automotive systems with the CAN FD and FlexRay serial data communication standards. … Continue reading






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Circuit Cellar August Issue Live

CC-2015-08-Issue-301

The August 2015 issue of Circuit Cellar (#301) is now available. The issue comprises articles on the following topics: simple embedded serial communications, recording .3GPP files, image processing, wearable tech innovation, ground loops, PSoC programmable logic, embedded wireless systems, vintage … Continue reading






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Robots with a Vision

In M1’s IR sensor array, each LED is
fired in turn and detected reflections are latched by
the 74HC259 into an eight-bit byte.

Machine chine vision is a field of electrical engineering that’s changing how we interact with our environment, as well as the ways by which machines communicate with each other. Circuit Cellar has been publishing articles on the subject since the … Continue reading






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Two New PIC Families with Core-Independent Peripherals

Microchip PIC16F157X

Looking for an 8-bit microcontroller for an IoT application? Microchip Technology announced from ESC 2015 Silicon Valley two new 8-bit families that expand its growing portfolio of PIC microcontrollers with Core-Independent Peripherals (CIPs). The PIC16F1579 and PIC16F18877 8-bit MCU families … Continue reading






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Simple Energy Profiling for IoT Applications

image002 Simplicity Silabs

Silicon Labs recently announced a new release of the Simplicity Studio development platform designed to make IoT system design easier and faster. Simplicity Studio—which enables concurrent microcontroller and wireless design—features an enhanced real-time Energy Profiler tool, faster execution speed, and … Continue reading






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Sensor Interface Connects Multiple Sensors to MCUs or FPGAs

EX041_Exar

Exar Corp. has announced the XR10910, a new sensor interface analog front end (AFE) for the calibration of sensor outputs. The XR10910 features an onboard 16:1 differential multiplexer, offset correction DAC, programmable gain instrumentation amplifier, and voltage reference. In addition, … Continue reading






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New Radiation Hardened Multiplexers for Space Flight Data Acquisition Systems

ISL71840-Intersil

Intersil Corp. recently launched the ISL71840SEH and ISL71841SEH, new radiation hardened (rad hard) multiplexers that offer ESD protection and high signal chain accuracy and timing performance. The ISL71840SEH 30V 16-channel multiplexer is a drop-in replacement for Intersil’s HS9-1840ARH, which has … Continue reading






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AcqirisMAQS Software Simplifies Multichannel Data Acquisition Systems

Keysight-AcqirisMAQS

Keysight Technologies recently announced a new version of its U1092A AcqirisMAQS Multichannel Acquisition Software. AcqirisMAQS software enables configuration management as well as visualization of data for hundreds of channels from a single console. The client-server architecture supports remote operation, making it possible … Continue reading






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Simplified IoT Connectivity with the Thread Networking Solution

SiliconLabsThread

Silicon Labs recently launched the Thread networking solution, which offers developers a straightforward way to develop Thread-compliant products for the Internet of Things (IoT), including thermostats, wireless sensor networks, and more. Thread provides a standards-based, low-power mesh networking solution based on IP. … Continue reading






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New Probe Adapters for Teledyne LeCroy Oscilloscopes

TELEDYNELECROY-probe-adapter

Teledyne LeCroy has introduced two new adapters to support third-party probes and current measurement devices. The TPA10 TekProbe Probe Adapter adapts a wide variety of Tektronix voltage and current probes. The CA10 Current Sensor Adapter adapts a wide variety of … Continue reading






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Wireless Remote Control of the AVMux

CiarciaCC46-AVMux

In 1994, Circuit Cellar’s founder, Steve Ciarcia, asked: “What good is having ultimate control over your virtual audio/video environment if you have to get out of your chair to change the setup?” Great question. His answer was even better: “Outfit … Continue reading






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July Electrical Engineering Challenge Live (Sponsor: NetBurner)

Find the error in the code and submit your answer via the online Submission Form by the deadline: 2 PM EST on July 20, 2015. Two prize winners from the pool of respondents who submit the correct answer will be randomly selected.

Ready to put your electrical engineering skills to the test? The July Electrical Engineering Challenge (sponsored by NetBurner) is live. This month, find the error in the code posted below (and on the Challenge webpage) for a chance to win a NetBurner … Continue reading






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