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

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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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Buying Electronics at Lamington Road, Mumbai

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Want to see what it’s like buying electronics (e.g., Arduino, displays, and general components) in Mumbai? Circuit Cellar correspondent and videographer Wisse Hettinga joins engineer Nishant Mittal on a tour of Lamington Road, Mumbai, India. This street is famous for the … Continue reading






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April Engineering Challenge: Find the Schematic Error

Click to enlarge. Find the error in this schematic and submit your answer by the 20th of the month.

The April Electrical Engineering Challenge (sponsored by Technologic Systems) is now live! Review the schematic on the challenge webpage and find the error for a chance to win prizes, such as a TS-7250-V2 High-Performance Embedded Computer or a Circuit Cellar Digital Subscription. … Continue reading






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The Future of IoT Security

IanHarris

With the onset of Internet of Things (IoT) technology, an enormous number of devices are now accessible via the Internet and are therefore vulnerable to cyberattack. Society is still adjusting to the fact that devices that people used to trust … Continue reading






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Compact NFC Security Module for Smart Wearables

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Infineon Technologies is collaborating with Beijing-based Mobile Payment Solutions Co. Ltd. (MPS) on a new plug-and-play NFC security module. The smallest module in the series measures only 4 mm × 4 mm, making it a good fit for wearable electronics. … Continue reading






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New Digitally Controlled Programmable Attenuators for Frequencies Up to 40 GHz

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Fairview Microwave recently released a new family of digitally controlled programmable attenuators with performance up to 40 GHz and up to 60 dB attenuation range with 0.03 dB minimum step size. The digitally controlled attenuators adjust the amplitude of signal levels … Continue reading






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mbOS for MicroEJ Opens Embedded Systems to Java

SEGGER recently announced that its embOS real-time operating system now supports MicroEJ’s platform, thereby giving Java developers the ability to work on ARM Cortex-M based embedded applications. You get a complete Java platform with a virtual machine, which is a 32-bit … Continue reading






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New Low-Power Embedded Wi-Fi Solutions for the IoT

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Microchip Technology recently launched four low-power, highly integrated solutions that enable Wi-Fi and networking capability to be embedded into a wide variety of devices, including Internet of Things (IoT) applications. These four modules provide complete solutions for 802.11b/g/n and are … Continue reading






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Adaptive Coded Modulation Added to Wireless Data Modem

CML CMX7164

CML Microcircuits recently announced that it added Adaptive Coded Modulation (ACM) capabilities to its CMX7164 multimode wireless data modem, QAM modulation suite. ACM features enable the modulation type and block format to change on the fly to dynamically select data block size, … Continue reading






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Full Schematic and PCB Layout in One Project File

TARGET 3001! combines the full schematic and PCB layout in one project file. Schematic and layout are always in a consistent state. An embedded PSpice simulator enables the modeling of the electrical function of the circuit eliminating errors early in the … Continue reading






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