A Year in the Drone Age

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–Jeff Child, Editor-in-Chief When you’re trying to keep tabs on any young, fast-growing technology, it’s tempting to say “this is the big year” for that technology. Problem is that odds are the following year could be just as significant. Such … Continue reading

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Ultra Wide Input Range Power Converters

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Aimtec has announced the release of two new series of regulated AC to DC power converters, the AME10-BJZ and AME20-BJZ. These new series will expedite and simplify industrial and commercial product design in a low cost solution. The new regulated … Continue reading

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MCU Enables 3D Graphics in Car Displays

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Cypress Semiconductor has announced a new series in its Traveo automotive microcontroller family with more memory to support a hybrid instrument cluster with 3D graphics and up to 6 traditional gauges, as well as a head-up display. The highly integrated, … Continue reading

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Intel & Micron Expand Manufacturing Effort

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Intel and Micron have announced the completion of an expansion to Building 60 (B60) at the IM Flash facilities in Lehi, Utah. The expanded fab will produce 3D XPoint memory media, a building block of Intel Optane technology that includes … Continue reading

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Next Newsletter: IoT Technology Focus

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Coming to your inbox tomorrow: Circuit Cellar’s IoT Technology Focus newsletter. Tomorrow’s newsletter covers what’s happening with Internet-of-Things (IoT) technology–-from devices to gateway networks to cloud architectures. This newsletter tackles news and trends about the products and technologies needed to … Continue reading

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1 W DC-DC Converters Medical Approved

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MINMAX Technology has announced the MINMAX MAU01M / MSCU01M series, a new range of high performance 1 W medical safety approved DC-DC converters with encapsulated SIP-7 & SMD packages. They are specifically designed for medical applications. The series includes  models … Continue reading

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Wide Range Power Monitor Embeds ADCs

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Analog Devices, acquired earlier this year by Linear Technology, has announced the LTC2992, a wide range I²C system monitor that monitors the current, voltage and power of two 0 V to 100 V rails without additional circuitry. The LTC2992 has … Continue reading

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December Circuit Cellar: A Sneak Preview

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The December issue of Circuit Cellar magazine is coming soon. Want a sneak peak? We’ve got a great selection of excellent embedded electronics articles for you. Not a Circuit Cellar subscriber?  Don’t be left out! Sign up today: CC Magazine … Continue reading

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DFT Plugin Added to Zuken Design Suite

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Zuken  and XJTAG have entered into a partnership to enhance Zuken’s CR-8000 with a design for test (DFT) capability that will improve test coverage during schematic entry. The capability is based on XJTAG’s DFT Assistant, and will be available later … Continue reading

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DC-DC Conv. Does ±1% Voltage Regulation

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Vicor has extended its family of isolated, regulated DC-DC converter modules (DCMs) in ChiP packages, by adding a range of ±1% voltage regulation devices. With unrivaled power densities of up to 1,032 W-per-sqaure-inch, the new series will offer engineers the … Continue reading

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New Version of Altium Designer Previewed

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Altium has completed an exclusive preview tour of its Altium Designer 18 at a series of upcoming global PCB design conferences. Altium Designer continues its focus on delivering new, easy-to-use and productivity enhancing PCB design tools as part of a … Continue reading

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Tuesday’s Newsletter: Microcontroller Watch

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Coming to your inbox tomorrow: Circuit Cellar’s Microcontroller Watch newsletter. Tomorrow’s newsletter keeps you up-to-date on latest microcontroller news. In this section, we examine the microcontrollers along with their associated tools and support products. Bonus: We’ve added Drawings for Free … Continue reading

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LLC Controller With < 40mW Standby Power

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Texas Instruments (TI) has introduced an inductor-inductor-capacitor (LLC) resonant controller with an integrated high-voltage gate driver that enables the what TI claims is the industry’s lowest standby power, as well as longer system lifetimes. The UCC256301 provides a cost-effective system … Continue reading

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Cadence Adds Real-Time DFM PCB Design

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Cadence Design Systems provides Cadence Allegro PCB DesignTrue DFM technology that performs real-time, in-design design-for-manufacturing (DFM) checks integrated with electrical, physical and spacing design rule checks (DRCs). The technology, integrated into the Allegro PCB Editor, enables PCB designers to identify … Continue reading

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Negative Feedback in Electronics

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A Look at the Opposite Side Besides closed-loop control systems, negative feedback is found in many electronic circuits—especially in amplifiers. And just like positive feedback, negative feedback can significantly change or modify a circuit’s performance. By George Novacek Following last month’s … Continue reading

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