New Audio Line Filter with High Attenuation and Uncompromised Sound Quality

TDK Corp. recently extended its lineup of EMC components for audio lines by launching the MAF1005G noise suppression filter.  The compact (1.0 mm × 0.5 mm × 0.5 mm) filter is well suited for noise suppression in audio lines (e.g., earphones, speakers, and … Continue reading






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SEGGER Offers J-Link Support for the BBC micro:bit

Segger BBCMicro

SEGGER recently announced J-Link support for the BBC micro:bit open development board. You can upgrade the firmware on the BBC micro:bit DAPLink to a J-Link OB. This firmware makes the BBC micro:bit’s on-board debug solution compatible with J-Link. Thus, you can … Continue reading






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Industrial IoT Reference Design for Fast Development

Maxim MAXREFDES143

Intended to address security concerns in Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) systems, Maxim Integrated Products’s MAXREFDES143# embedded security reference design enables you to protect your designs against counterfeit sensor data. Intended to simplify the development of secure, authenticated sensor-to-web data, the design … Continue reading






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Contactless Security Chip Powers First NFC Payment Ring

NFC Payment Ring

NFCRing’s new EMVCo-compliant, wearable payment ring features a Infineon Technologies contactless security chip. Operating like a contactless payment card, the ring enables users to pay for products via an EMVCo contactless-enabled payment terminal. The EMVCo’s member organizations include American Express, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, UnionPay, and … Continue reading






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u-blox and Wirepas Partnership Focused on Scalable IoT Solutions

UB059 ublox

u-blox and Wirepas recently announced a partnership to offer an advanced decentralized radio communications solution for industrial Internet of Things (IoT) applications. Comparable with advanced mesh technology, the solution is intended to make large-scale, decentralized industrial IoT networks easy to deploy. … Continue reading






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FPGA Board Support Packages Simplify App Dev

BittWare recently announced the availability of Arria 10 FPGA Board Support Packages (BSPs) for Altera’s OpenCL SDK 16.0.2. With BittWare’s OpenCL BSPs, you can start developing applications for Altera’s Arria 10 1150GX FPGA using OpenCL. Using OpenCL, you can code your systems … Continue reading






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The Hunt for Power Remote Sensing

Engstrom Headshot

With the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT), the need for ultra-low power passive remote sensing is on the rise for battery-powered technologies. Always-on motion-sensing technologies are a great option to turn to. Digital cameras have come light years … Continue reading






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Embedded Security Innovation

Oflynn Interview

Colin O’Flynn is a Halifax, Canada-based engineer (and Circuit Cellar columnist) who recently launched a company to commercial some of the research he’s done as a PhD student working on embedded hardware security. His Chipwhisperer Lite is a board that … Continue reading






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High-Voltage, Dual-Output Step-Down Charge Pump

Linear LT3256

Linear Technology’s new LTC3256 is a high-voltage, low-noise, dual-output power supply that  takes a single positive input and generates 5- and 3.3-V step-down supplies with high efficiency and no inductors. Featuring a 5.5-to-38-V input voltage range, the LTC3256 includes independently enabled … Continue reading






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Open Flash Loader Capabilities Added to J-Link, J-Trace, and Flasher

segger jlink

SEGGER recently added Open Flash Loader capabilities to its J-Link, J-Trace, and Flasher offerings. This gives you the flexibility necessary to take advantage of the enhanced features incorporated into the J-Link debug probe solutions by adding support for new target devices. You … Continue reading






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Multiport USB Type-C Docking System

TI usb type c

Texas Instruments recently introduced a multiport USB Type-C and Power Delivery (PD) minidock reference design, which you can power it via a traditional power adapter, USB Type-C adapter, or notebook computer. The reference design—which that provides audio, USB data, power, … Continue reading






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New Highly integrated Hall sensors

Infineon TLx496x

Infineon Technologies recently introduced a new family of Hall sensors targeted at cost-effective, compact designs. Available as latch and switch-type devices, the sensors in the TLx496x family have precise switching points, stable operation, and a low power consumption. The TLx496x Hall sensors consume … Continue reading






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Live Webinar on Security for the Connected Car

Recent automobile hacks (e.g., the Chrysler Jeep hack) have many engineers focusing on security in the connected car. Mentor Graphics will focus on this topic in a live webinar on August 10. The webinar will be led by Alan Grau, President and … Continue reading






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New 3D NAND SSDs for Embedded Applications

ATP NAND SSDs

Interested in wafer-packaged NAND flash storage solutions?  ATP Electronics recently launched a new generation of storage solutions using the  latest 3D NAND flash technologies. These new 3D NAND-based SSDs are targeted at the industrial and embedded markets for industrial, IoT, medical, automotive, and telecom … Continue reading






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USBXpress Controller for Simplified USB Connectivity

USBXpress SiliconLabs

Silicon Labs recently added new lower-power member to its line of USBXpress bridge devices. The CP2102N USB controller provides a simpler faster way to add USB connectivity to your embedded designs. Offering advanced functionality in QFN packages as compact as 3 mm × … Continue reading






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