IoT Gateway Sports Intel Atom E3800 SoC Processor

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WIN Enterprises has announced the WIN IoT-380 Gateway, an entry-level embedded IoT device designed for device control and the streaming of data from sensors and components deployed on a manufacturing line. Communications are via wired or wireless links to back-end … Continue reading






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USB Protocol Analyzer Sports Type-C Connection

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Saelig has announced the availability of the Mercury T2C USB 2.0 and Power Delivery Protocol Analyzer that offers the newest USB Type-C connection. The Mercury T2C is a small and affordable hardware-based USB protocol analyzer. Saelig claims it is the … Continue reading






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September Circuit Cellar: A Sneak Preview

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The September (326) issue of Circuit Cellar magazine serves up a meaty selection of useful technology resources along with inspiring, interesting embedded electronics design articles. Not a Circuit Cellar subscriber?  Don’t be left out! Sign up today: CC Magazine – … Continue reading






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Microchip Launched Two New MCU Families

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Microchip Technology has made available its new SAM D5x and SAM E5x microcontroller (MCU) families. These new 32-bit MCU families offer extensive connectivity interfaces, high performance and robust hardware-based security for a wide variety of applications. The SAM D5/E5 MCUs … Continue reading






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Don’t Miss Our Newsletter: IoT Technology Focus

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In tommorrow’s IoT Technology Focus newsletter you’ll get news and trends about the products and technologies needed to build IoT implementations and devices. Bonus: We’ve added Drawings for Free Stuff to our weekly newsletters. Make sure you’ve subscribed to the … Continue reading






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Cypress MCUs Selected for Toyota Camry Instrument Cluster

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Cypress Semiconductor has announced that global automotive supplier DENSO has selected Cypress’ Traveo automotive microcontroller (MCU) family and FL-S Serial NOR Flash memory family to drive the advanced graphics in its instrument cluster for the 2017 Toyota Camry. The DENSO … Continue reading






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Digital Guitar Amplifier/Effects Processor

This is a block diagram of the audio signal flow through the guitar amplifier.

Part 2: Design and Construction In the first part of this series, Brian introduced the Teensy 3.2 MCU module. Now he presents a digital guitar amplifier/effects unit that he built around two Teensy modules. By Brian Millier In the first … Continue reading






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Smart Power Switches Meet Automotive Needs

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Infineon Technologies offers power IC manufacturing technology: SMART7. Infineon designed it specifically for automotive applications such as Body Control Modules or Power Distribution Centers. SMART7 power ICs drive, diagnose and protect loads in applications like heating, power distribution, air-conditioning, exterior … Continue reading






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High Isolation DC/DC Converters Target Industrial Power

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Murata has introduced a series of high isolation DC/DC converters developed by Murata Power Solutions. The MGJ6 wide, low-profile series converters feature a 14 mm creepage and clearance distance for use in reinforced-rated isolated-gate drive-power applications in higher efficiency 690 … Continue reading






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Kickstarter Enables Building LoRa IoT Gear in 3 Steps

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Electronic Cats has launched a Kickstarter campaign called LoRaCatKitty to enable the building of Internet of Things (IoT) applications with LoRa in just three steps. LoRaCatKitty is designed to simplify the development of IoT applications using LoRa technology. It has … Continue reading






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Don’t Miss Our Newsletter: Microcontroller Watch

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In tommorrow’s Microcontroller Watch we’ll feature key updates on the latest microcontroller technology  — the latest MCU design wins — new MCU product announcements — MCU industry events –and more. Plus: we’ve added Drawings for Free Stuff to our weekly … Continue reading






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Find and Eliminate Ground Loops

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Everything had been fine with my home entertainment center—comprising a TV, surround-sound amplifier, an AM/FM tuner, a ROKU, and a CD/DVD/BlueRay player—until I connected my desktop PC, which stores many of my music and video files on one of its … Continue reading






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Robots with a Vision

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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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PC/104 Card Features DMP Vortex DX-3 SoC

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WIN Enterprises has announced the MB-83310, a PC/104 module featuring the economical DMP Vortex86 DX3-9126 processor which is mounted onboard. Power consumption of the dual-core SoC is only approximately 6W. The unit supports multiple VGA-LVDS displays with a maximum resolution … Continue reading






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Single-Chip Battery Controllers Enable USB Power Delivery

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Texas Instruments (TI) has introduced a pair of highly flexible, single-chip buck-boost battery charge controllers for one- to four-cell (1S to 4S) designs. The bq25703A and bq25700A synchronous charge controllers support efficient charging through USB Type-C and other USB ports … Continue reading






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