Client Profile: EarthLCD

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Circuit Cellar prides itself on presenting readers with information about innovative companies, organizations, products, and services relating to embedded technologies. This space is where Circuit Cellar enables clients to present readers useful information, special deals, and more. CLIENT EarthLCD.com www.earthlcd.com … Continue reading

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Frequency-Programmable Transceiver

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The new Multi-Use Radio Service (Mini-MURS) NiM1B-154.570-5-12.5-MURS is a frequency-programmable narrow band transceiver that offers a low-power, reliable data link in a Lemos /Radiometrix transceiver standard pinout and footprint. It’s suitable for licensed and unlicensed VHF allocations, FCC part 90 … Continue reading

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Clamshell Spring Pin QFN Socket

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Ironwood Electronics recently introduced a new QFN socket addressing high performance requirements for testing QFN devices – CBT-QFN-7039. The contactor is a stamped spring pin with 17-g actuation force per ball and cycle life of 50,000 insertions. The self inductance … Continue reading

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New IGBTs for Switching Frequencies from 50 Hz to 20 kHz

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Infineon Technologies recently introduced a new class of low saturation voltage V CE(sat) IGBTs specifically optimized for low switching frequencies ranging from 50 Hz to 20 kHz. These can typically be found in applications such as uninterruptible power supply (UPS) as well … Continue reading

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High-Temperature Families of N-channel Power MOSFET with Integrated Driver

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X-REL Semiconductor has unveiled two new product families targeting power conversion applications in demanding markets including aerospace, industrial, hybrid and electric vehicles, transportation, geothermal, and oil and gas. The XTR20410 and XTR20810 product families comprise flexible devices with power N-channel … Continue reading

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Power Analyzer with Touch-Driven Scope Visualization

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Keysight Technologies recently introduced a power analyzer that combines accurate power measurements and touch-driven oscilloscope visualization capability in a single instrument. The IntegraVision power analyzer enables R&D engineers who are designing and testing electronic power conversion systems to access dynamic views … Continue reading

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H.264 Video I/O Companion Integrated Circuits

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Microchip Technology has announced the availability of the OS85621 and OS85623, which are the world’s first H.264 video I/O companion integrated circuits (ICs) optimized for the Media Oriented Systems Transport (MOST) high-speed automotive infotainment and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) network technology.  … Continue reading

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February Electrical Engineering Challenge Live (Sponsor: NetBurner)

Circuit Cellar’s technical editors purposely inserted an error in the schematic below. Find the error and submit your answer via the online Submission Form by the deadline: 2 PM EST on February 20. Circuit Cellar will randomly select 2 prize winners from the pool of respondents who submit the correct answer.

Put your electrical engineering skills to the test. The February Electrical Engineering Challenge (sponsored by NetBurner) is now live. This month, find the error in the schematic posted on the Challenge webpage for a chance to win a NetBurner MOD54415 … Continue reading

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The Future of Embedded Linux

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My first computer was a Cosmac Elf. My first “Desktop” was a $6,500 HeathKit H8. An Arduino today costs $3 and has more of nearly everything—except cost and size—and even my kids can program it. I became an embedded software … Continue reading

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Skkynet Expands Secure Cloud Service Registration for Embedded and IoT System Users

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Skkynet Cloud Systems recently opened registration for its Secure Cloud Service, giving system engineers and managers of industrial, embedded, and Internet of Things (IoT) systems quick and easy access to a secure, end-to-end solution for networking data in real time. The … Continue reading

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8-MHz, 16-Bit, USB Arbitrary Waveform Generator

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ACCES I/O Products has announced the release of a new USB high-speed arbitrary waveform output board with flexible ranges and configurable digital I/O lines. Industry-standard BNC connectors are used for the analog waveform output and the gate control input, while … Continue reading

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Radiation-Hardened QDR-II+ SRAMs Achieve QML Class V Certification

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Cypress Semiconductor Corp. recently announced its radiation-hardened (RadHard) 72-Mb Quad Data Rate II+ (QDR-II+) SRAMs and 4-Mb fast asynchronous SRAMs have achieved Qualified Manufacturers List Class V and Class Q requirements—the highest standards of quality and reliability for aerospace-grade ICs. The … Continue reading

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New Power MOSFET Drivers Feature Thermally Efficient, Small Packages

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Microchip Technology recently announced the first power MOSFET drivers in a new product family—the MCP14A005X and MCP14A015X. The drivers feature a new driver architecture for high-speed operation. The new devices’ small packaging (SOT-23 and 2 mm × 2 mm DFN packages) enables higher … Continue reading

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Industry’s Smallest Dual 3A/Single 6A Step-Down Power Module

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Intersil Corp. recently announced the ISL8203M, a dual 3A/single 6A step-down DC/DC power module that simplifies power supply design for FPGAs, ASICs, microprocessors, DSPs, and other point of load conversions in communications, test and measurement, and industrial systems. The module’s … Continue reading

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NexFET N-Channel Power MOSFETs Achieve Industry’s Lowest Resistance

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Texas Instruments recently introduced 11 new N-channel power MOSFETs to its NexFET product line, including the 25-V CSD16570Q5B and 30-V CSD17570Q5B for hot swap and ORing applications with the industry’s lowest on-resistance (Rdson) in a QFN package. In addition, TI’s new … Continue reading

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