Microsoft Unveils Secure MCU Platform with a Linux-Based OS

By Eric Brown Microsoft has announced an “Azure Sphere” blueprint for for hybrid Cortex-A/Cortex-M SoCs that run a Linux-based Azure Sphere OS and include end-to-end Microsoft security technologies and a cloud service. Products based on a MediaTek MT3620 Azure Sphere … Continue reading

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Device Silences TV Commercials

Arduino-Controlled Solution Ever wish you could block out those annoying TV ads? Tommy describes in detail how he built a device for easily muting the audio of commercials. His project relies on three modules: a UHF radio receiver, an IR … Continue reading

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Preventing IoT Edge Device Vulnerabilities

FREE White Paper – Security issues around IoT edge devices are rarely mentioned in the literature. However, the projected billions of IoT edge devices out in the wild makes for a vast attack surface. Should hardware designers be concerned about … Continue reading

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On-Chip Flash MCU Uses 28 nm Process Technology

Renesas Electronics has announced the sample shipment of the industry’s first on-chip flash memory microcontroller using a 28 nm process technology. To contribute to the realization of next-generation green cars and autonomous vehicles with higher efficiency and higher reliability, the … Continue reading

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Automotive Echo Cancellation Available for NXP Processors

NXP Semiconductors has announced a new echo cancellation noise reduction solution (ECNR) that significantly reduces the problem of noisy voice communications and provides carmakers with a consumer pleasing, hands-free calling experience. The cost-effective solution combines innovative ECNR software that can … Continue reading

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Instrumentation Design Challenges and Solutions

Electronic instrumentation and measurement designs are pushing the boundaries of performance, power, and integrated features to meet or exceed the design challenges of various industries. Mouser takes a look at the characteristics modern instruments require to meet customer expectations and important properties … Continue reading

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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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STM32 Software Brings Alexa Tech to Simple Connected Objects

The X-CUBE-AVS software package from STMicroelectronics enables Amazon’s Alexa Voice Service (AVS) to run on STM32 microcontrollers, allowing simple connected objects such as smart appliances, home-automation devices, and office products to support advanced conversational user interfaces with Cloud-based intelligence like … Continue reading

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Step-Down Converters Target Always-On Car Systems

Maxim Integrated Products has announced the ultra-compact, pin-compatible MAX20075 and MAX20076 step-down converters that enable system designers looking to create small and highly efficient 40-V load dump-tolerant applications. The MAX20075 and MAX20076 step-down converters offer low quiescent current (IQ) and feature … Continue reading

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Non-isolated Up Converters Support High-Performance GPUs

Vicor has announced a 12 V to 48 V non-isolated up converter to support 48 V high-performance GPUs in data centers that are still relying on legacy 12 V power distribution. The 2317 NBM converts 12 V to 48 V … Continue reading

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Displays Fit Diverse Embedded System Needs

Many Sizes and Solutions The types of displays available for embedded applications are as diverse as embedded applications themselves. Whether your requirement is for small, smart, rugged or rain-proof, there’s probably a display solution that suits your system design needs. … Continue reading

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ESC Boston Is a Must

  Tools and templates you can use to show the value of this event and justify your attendance. Convince Your Boss That ESC Boston Is a Must Ready to register for Embedded Systems Conference (ESC) Boston but need help getting … Continue reading

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DC-DC Converters Serve Renewable Energy Applications

CUI’s Power Group has announced a line of DC-DC converters ranging from 5 W to 40 W. The AE series, available in board mount, chassis mount, and DIN rail mount configurations, offers power ratings of 5 W, 10 W, 15 … Continue reading

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SMARC Module Features Hexa-Core i.MX8 QuadMax

By Eric Brown iWave has unveiled a rugged, wireless enabled SMARC module with 4 GB LPDDR4 and dual GbE controllers that runs Linux or Android on NXP’s i.MX8 QuadMax SoC with 2x Cortex-A72, 4x -A53, 2x -M4F and 2x GPU … Continue reading

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Eval Board for Half-Bridge SiC Power Modules

Analog Devices, in collaboration with Microsemi, has introduced a high power evaluation board for half-bridge SiC power modules with up to 1,200 V and 50 A at 200 kHz switching frequency. The isolated board is engineered to improve design reliability … Continue reading

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