Open-Spec, i.MX6 UL-Based SBC Boasts DAQ and Wireless Features

By Eric Brown Technologic Systems has announced an engineering sampling program for a wireless- and data acquisition focused SBC with open specifications that runs Debian Linux on NXP’s low-power i.MX6 UL SoC. The -40°C to 85°C tolerant TS-7180 is designed … Continue reading

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Utility Metering Solution Taps Semtech’s LoRa Technology

Semtech has announced that Lemonbeat, an IoT solution provider, has integated Semtech’s LoRa devices and wireless radio frequency technology (LoRa Technology) into its smart metering solutions for easier reading and collection of utility usage. Lemonbeat’s LoRa-connected smart meters work by … Continue reading

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Tuesday’s Newsletter: Analog & Power

Coming to your inbox on Tuesday: Circuit Cellar’s Analog & Power newsletter. This newsletter content zeros in on the latest developments in analog and power technologies including ADCs, DACs, DC-DC converters, AD-DC converters, power supplies, op amps, batteries and more. … Continue reading

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Tinkering with Time

Protocols and Programming Many embedded systems need to make use of synchronized time information. In this article, Jeff explores the history of time measurement and how it has led to NTP and other modern technologies for coordinating universal date and … Continue reading

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New Certified Service Regulates V2X-Connected Vehicles

INTEGRITY Security Services (ISS), a subsidiary of Green Hills Software, has announced the ISS Misbehavior Authority Service (MAS), which is the first MA Service for the US V2X ecosystem. The ISS MAS will begin by serving the US Department of … Continue reading

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Secure Cellular Router Serves Industrial and Transportation Needs

Digi International has announced the Digi WR54, a rugged, secure, high-performance wireless router for complex mobile and industrial environments. With dual cellular interfaces, Digi WR54 provides immediate carrier failover for near-constant uptime and continuous connectivity, especially as vehicles move throughout … Continue reading

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Next Newsletter: ICs for Consumer Electronics

Coming to your inbox tomorrow: Circuit Cellar’s ICs for Consumer Electronics newsletter. Today’;s consumer electronic product designs demand ICs that enable low-power, high-functionality and cutthroat costs. Today’s microcontroller, analog IC and power chip vendors are laser-focused on this lucrative, high-stakes market. This newsletter … Continue reading

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Infineon and TTTech Team Up for Automated Driving Solution

Infineon Technologies and TTTech Auto have released the second generation of their fully integrated automotive-grade safety solution for automated driving use cases. It is based on Infineon’s AURIX TC397XM microcontroller and TTTech Auto’s MotionWise safety software platform. It delivers full … Continue reading

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Super-Junction MOSFETs Target Energy-Saving Power Topologies

STMicroelectronics offers its MDmesh M6 series of 600 V super-junction transistors. They are engineered for high efficiency in medium-power resonant and hard-switching converter topologies. The threshold voltage optimized for soft switching makes the new transistors well suited for LLC resonant … Continue reading

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MCUs Serve Up Solutions for Car Infotainment

Dashboard Dazzle As automotive dashboard displays get more sophisticated, information and entertainment are merging into so-called infotainment systems. The new systems are driving a need for powerful MCU solutions that support the connectivity, computing and interfacing requirements particular to these … Continue reading

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Tool Revision Adds Arm Cortex-M Trace and Debug Support

Lauterbach has announced a new revision of their debug and trace probes for Cortex-M based devices. As Cortex-M processors are becoming clocked at greater and greater frequencies, the trace port clocks must also increase to keep pace and prevent loss … Continue reading

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SIMO PMICs Shrink Power Regulator Size in Half

Six new low-power power-management integrated circuits (PMICs) from Maxim Integrated Products are designed to reduce the power-management footprint by up to 50 percent for space-constrained products such as wearables, hearables, sensors, smart-home automation hubs and internet of things (IoT) devices. … Continue reading

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Discover Unknown PCB Design Issues with DRC

FREE White Paper – This paper addresses several of the pervasive myths within the PCB verification market, such as the need for post-layout PCB verification on high-speed designs only. Additionally, it discusses how a designer can seamlessly integrate with the … Continue reading

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Building a Generator Control System

Three-Phase Power Three-phase electrical power is a critical technology for heavy machinery. Learn how these two US Coast Guard Academy students built a physical generator set model capable of producing three-phase electricity. The article steps through the power sensors, master … Continue reading

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120 W and 240 W DIN Rail Power Supplies Boast 93% Efficiency

TDK has announced the introduction of 120 W and 240 W rated models to the DRB series of AC-DC DIN rail mount power supplies. Their narrow width allows additional devices to be installed on the rail, saving cabinet space. The … Continue reading

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