Find the Code Error: Take This Engineering Challenge (Sponsor: Programming Research)

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Ready to put your programming skills to the test? Take the new Electrical Engineering Challenge (sponsored by Programming Research). Find the error in the code for a shot to win prizes, such as an Amazon Gift Card or a Circuit Cellar … Continue reading






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A Smarter, Deeper Resource for Electronics Engineers (Sponsored)

It’s an exciting time to work with electronics. If you’re an engineer, there are opportunities to develop products as new technologies intersect and trends such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and wearables open up new possibilities. This intersection also … Continue reading






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Power Interface Module Simplifies Low-EMI Design in ATCA Applications

Ericsson recently announced the availability of the PIM4610PD power interface module (PIM), which simplifies low-EMI design in Advanced Telecom Computing Architecture (ATCA) applications. An extension of Ericsson’s 3E* PIM family, the new PIM4610PD has been optimized to simplify design in blade server-applications … Continue reading






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Narrowband IoT Module Optimized for Secure Applications

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u-blox new SARA-N2 Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) module is a cellular radio module compliant to the 3GPP Release 13, Narrowband IoT (LTE Cat. NB1) standard. Intended for a wide variety of IoT applications (e.g., smart buildings and cities, utilities metering, and … Continue reading






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Software-Programmable FPGAs

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Modern workloads demand higher computational capabilities at low power consumption and cost. As traditional multi-core machines do not meet the growing computing requirements, architects are exploring alternative approaches. One solution is hardware specialization in the form of application specific integrated … Continue reading






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Latest Release of COMSOL Multiphysics and COMSOL Server

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COMSOL has announced the latest release of the COMSOL Multiphysics and COMSOL Server simulation software environment. With hundreds of user-driven features and enhancements, COMSOL software version 5.2a expands electrical, mechanical, fluid, and chemical design and optimization capabilities.  In COMSOL Multiphysics 5.2a, three … Continue reading






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BenchVue 3.5 Software Update for Instrument Control, Test Automation, & More

Keysight Technologies recently released BenchVue 3.5, which is an intuitive platform for the PC that provides multiple-instrument measurement applications, data capture, and solution applications. Programming or separate instrument drivers are not required. When you connect an instrument to your PC over LAN, … Continue reading






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Super-Compact, Nine-Axis Motion Sensor

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Bosch Sensortec recently announced the launch of the compact BMX160 nine-axis motion sensor, which a great option for small, power-constrained applications ranging from “smart” wearables to virtual reality (VR) devices. Housed in a compact 2.5 × 3 × 0.95 mm3 package, the sensor combines advanced … Continue reading






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Smart Tech for the Smart City at Fab Lab Barcelona

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Engineers Tomas Diez and Guillem Camprodon are leading the Arduino-based Smart Citizen project at Fab Lab Barcelona. In this video, they give us a tour of the lab and tell us about how they’re using the Arduino environment to measure and collect data with … Continue reading






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Virtual Software Development for Embedded Developers

EmbeddedTech - Virtuoso

Embeddetech will launch a Kickstarter campaign on June 20 for its Virtuoso software. Virtuoso is a powerful virtual device framework intended for custom electronics designers. With it, you can virtualize embedded systems. This means that firmware application developers can drag-and-drop commonly used components (e.g., … Continue reading






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Light-Weight Data Encryption for IoT and M2M Applications

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LSE Technologies recently announced it is enabling secure end-to-end network data transfers for M2M applications and IoT devices with its Lightweight Stream Encryption Technology (LSET) C source code packages.  Three versions of the LSET Professional product line are available for … Continue reading






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High-Performance 100-kHz Handheld LCR Meter

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B&K Precision recently announced the availability of a 100-kHz handheld LCR meter that includes features usually found only in bench-top meters. You can use the portable 880 model LCR meter to measure inductance, capacitance, and resistance with 0.1% basic impedance … Continue reading






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Temperature Logger for Long Duration Sessions

Maxim DS1925 iButton

Maxim’s new DS1925 iButton data logger makes it possible to monitor cold chain and other temperature-sensitive products or processes for longer duration sessions. Temperature-sensitive products and processes can be damaged when exposed to overly high or low temperatures. The DS1925 provides longer … Continue reading






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Compact COM Express Module with Intel Celeron N3xxx Processors

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WIN Enterprises recently launched the compact MB-73450 COM Express module with Type 6 pinouts. The module supports a variety of dual- and quad-core SoC processors, including Intel Celeron and Pentium N3000 product families (4–10 W). In addition the unit supports … Continue reading






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Complete USB Type-C Reference Design

Silicon Labs USB C

Silicon Labs recently announced a complete USB reference design for developing cables and cable adapters based on the USB Type-C specification. The USB Type-C reference design features EFM8 microcontrollers, USB Power Delivery (PD) protocol stacks certified by the USB-IF, and USB Billboard … Continue reading






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