The Future of Electronic Measurement Systems

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Trends in test and measurement systems follow broader technological trends. A measurement device’s fundamental purpose is to translate a measurable quantity into something that can be discerned by a human.  As such, the display technology of the day informed much … Continue reading






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Integrated High-Voltage GaN FET and Driver Solution

TI LMG3410

Texas Instruments recently announced the availability of 600-V gallium nitride (GaN) 70-mΩ field-effect transistor (FET) power-stage engineering samples. The 12-A LMG3410 power stage coupled with TI’s analog and digital power-conversion controllers enables you to create smaller, higher-performing designs compared to … Continue reading






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IAR Embedded Workbench Integrates the NXP S32 Design Studio

IAR Systems recently announced that IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM is now integrated with the NXP Semiconductors S32 Design Studio, which is an integrated development environment (IDE) for NXP’s automotive and ultra-reliable microcontrollers. In addition to functionality such as pin configurator, … Continue reading






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1.5-A Synchronous Step-Down DC/DC Converter Delivers 93% Efficiency

Linear 8608

Linear Technology’s new LT8608 is a 1.5-A, 42-V input synchronous step-down switching regulator that delivers 93% efficiency while switching at 2 MHz. It is well suited for avoiding critical noise-sensitive frequency bands (e.g., AM radio) while using a compact footprint. … Continue reading






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IAR Systems Supports Wireless Gecko SoCs for IoT connectivity

IAR Systems now supports Silicon Labs Wireless Gecko SoCs, which provide scalable solutions and include Thread and ZigBee stacks for mesh networks, intuitive radio interface software for proprietary protocols, and Bluetooth Low Energy technology for point-to-point connectivity. The IAR Embedded Workbench development … Continue reading






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New High-Efficiency Power Supply IC Supports the Power Rules Requirements

Renesas Electronics Corporation recently announced a high-efficiency power supply IC the that supports the Power Rules requirements as defined in USB Power Delivery (USB PD) 2.0 and 3.0 specifications from the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF). Engineers can use the RAA230161 … Continue reading






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Engineering, Consulting, & Nonstop Innovation

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Engineer and author Robert Lacoste has been designing and innovating for more than two decades. Fortunately for us, Robert is also an excellent writer who regularly publishes Circuit Cellar articles on the “dark” and difficult side of engineering. Over the … Continue reading






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Rugged RS-485 Transceivers for PROFIBUS-DP Networks

Linear 2877

Linear Technology recently introduced the LTC2876 and LTC2877, which are high-voltage-tolerant RS-485 transceivers targeted for PROFIBUS-DP (decentralized periphery) networks. Whether transmitting,  receiving, in standby or powered off, the LTC2876 and LTC2877 tolerate ±60 V on their bus pins, eliminating common damage … Continue reading






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New Synchronous Buck Regulators Offer POL Conversions

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Intersil Corp. recently announced a new  family of monolithic synchronous buck regulators that step-down 5- and 3.3-V primary rails to point-of-load (POL) inputs as low as 0.6 V for GPUs, DSPs, SoCs,and FPGAs. The pin-compatible ISL78233, ISL78234, and ISL78235 deliver 3, … Continue reading






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New Dev Kit for Xilinx FPGA-Enabled Accelerator Cards

BittWare recently announced upcoming availability of an OpenPOWER CAPI Developer’s Kit for its Xilinx FPGA-enabled accelerator cards. The kit is intended to give you a fast way to connect the Xilinx All Programmable FPGA to a CAPI-enabled IBM POWER8 system. … Continue reading






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Graduation Gift for Engineers, Techies, & Innovators

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Want the perfect gift for a fellow electrical engineer, techie, EE/ECE student, or young innovator? Give the gift of Circuit Cellar magazine. It’s fast and simple. Easily gift a 1-year print subscription (12 issues + CC Newsletter) to the world’s best … Continue reading






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New Embedded Computing Solutions Designed with the Intel Atom x5-E8000 Processor

Adlink

ADLINK Technology recently released four embedded computing solutions designed with the Intel Atom x5-E8000 processor. The newly-updated COM Express cExpress-BW, SMARC LEC-BW, Qseven Q7-BW modules, and the AmITX-BW-I thin Mini-ITX embedded board offer improved cost-performance ratios. The latest Intel Atom SoC … Continue reading






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ARM Tools with Extended Static Analysis and Flash Breakpoints

IAR Systems recently announced an updated version of its C/C++ compiler and debugger toolchain for developing ARM-based embedded applications. IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM Version 7.60 adds flash breakpoints functionality and extended static analysis in C-STAT, which performs an analysis on the source code … Continue reading






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New 22/40-V Input Power Modules

Exar EX064-1

Exar Corp. recently announced additions to its family of synchronous step-down power modules with input voltage up to 40 V: XR79103, XR79106, XR79203, and XR79206. The XR79103 and XR79106 operate from a 4.5-to-22-V input supply, delivering a regulated output adjustable between 0.6  … Continue reading






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Infineon Embedded Security Selected for Lenovo ThinkPad

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Lenovo will use Infineon Technologies OPTIGA Trusted Platform Module (TPM) chips in the new ThinkPad notebooks in an effort to combat security risks. The OPTIGA TPM SLB 9670 chip is designed to increase the data security of laptops and tablet PCs. … Continue reading






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