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Circuit Cellar’s new online article and proposal submission form makes contributing easier than ever. Check it out. Circuit Cellar publishes articles (Circuit Cellar magazine), books, and website content by talented authors on electrical engineering-related topics. When you publish with Circuit … Continue reading


Next-Gen Bluetooth Low Energy Solutions

Microchip BM70

Microchip Technology recently launched next-generation Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) solutions intended for Internet of Things (IoT) and Bluetooth Beacon applications: the IS1870 Bluetooth LE RF module, the IS1871 Bluetooth LE RF module, and the BM70 module. The Bluetooth LE devices include … Continue reading


Starter Kit for State Machine-Based Development for Embedded Systems


IAR Systems recently announced a starter kit for the state machine toolset IAR visualSTATE. Aimed at developers interested in exploring state machine-based embedded development, it includes evaluation versions of IAR visualSTATE as well as the embedded development toolchain IAR Embedded Workbench. … Continue reading


Time-of-Flight IC for Distance Measurement & Object Detection

intersil ISL29501

Intersil Corp.’s low-power ISL29501 time-of-flight (ToF) signal processing IC is an object detection and distance measurement solution when combined with an external emitter (e.g., LED or laser) and photodiode. Intended for Internet of Things (IoT) applications and consumer mobile devices, the ISL29501 offers precision long-range accuracy … Continue reading


New SLC NAND Flash Memory Family for High-Security Apps

Cypress SecureNAND

Cypress Semiconductor Corp. recently announced a high-endurance, 1-to-4-Gb Single-Level Cell (SLC) SecureNAND family that reduces system costs and improves system security. It does this by providing a single nonvolatile memory with integrated block protection features for a variety of high-security … Continue reading


Innovations in Mobile Robotics: An Interview with Nick Kohut

You can control Dash robots with a cell phone

Nick Kohut and a lab mate turned their academic interest in mobile robotics into an exciting business—Dash Robotics, which sells a small, insect-like running robot that you can control with a smartphone. We recently asked Nick about advances in running … Continue reading


Rad-Tolerant megaAVR MCU for Space Applications

Atmel Corp. is now shipping the ATmegaS128 microcontroller targeting next-generation space applications. Atmel’s first Rad-Tolerant device, ATmegaS128 delivers full wafer lot traceability, a 64-lead  CQFP, space screening, space qualification according to QML and ESCC flow, and total ionizing dose up to … Continue reading


New Software to Obtain Measurement Results without MIPI or Arbitrary Waveform Generator Expertise


Keysight Technologies recently announced introduced a software plug-in for the M8070A system software for M8000 Series BER test solutions. The M8085A MIPI C-PHY receiver test solution is designed for conformance and margin tests. The MIPI C-PHY 1.0 standard supports camera and … Continue reading


New Power Supply Chip Attacks “Vampire Power”

STMicroelectronics recently announced a new power supply chip intended to minimize “vampire power.” Meeting the international specification for zero standby power, the new chip offers an intelligent way of of managing the wake-up function in appliances, industrial, and lighting equipment. STmicro’s new … Continue reading


New RS-232 Transceiver Family with Adjustable Low-Voltage Interface

Exar EX051_XR32220

Exar Corp. recently launched a new family of RS-232 (EIA/TIA-232) transceivers designed to operate from 3- to 5.5-V supplies. The XR32220, XR32430, and XR32431 transceivers include an adjustable low-voltage logic interface that simplifies their use in low- and multi-voltage systems. … Continue reading


The Future of Circuit Design

Homuth latest

The cloud is changing the way we build circuits. In the near future we won’t make our own symbols, or layout our own traces, review our own work, or even talk to our manufacturers. We are moving from a world … Continue reading


Ideallion Taking Pre-Orders for Portable Electronics Lab


Tired for sharing a crowded electronics lab? Now you can take your electronics lab wherever you go with Ideallion’s Portable Electronics Lab (PEEL), which is a complete, battery-operated lab packed with handy instruments such as a power supply, function generator, and oscilloscope. … Continue reading


Precision MOSFETS Automatically Balance Supercaps in Industrial Apps

ALD - ALD8100xx

Advanced Linear Devices (ALD) has launched a family of Supercapacitor Auto Balancing (SAB) Metal Oxide Semiconductor Field Effect Transistors (MOSFETs) intended for industrial applications to regulate and balance leakage currents while minimizing energy used for balancing supercapacitor cells stacked in … Continue reading


Next-Gen Programmable ProSLIC Devices

Silicon Labs ProSLIC

Silicon Labs recently introduced a new family of small subscriber line interface circuits (SLICs) that offer high levels of integration and programmability for the VoIP gateway market. The single- and dual-channel Si32x8x ProSLIC family provides a best-in-class subscriber line interface solution … Continue reading


The GAMMA Smart Module

RF Solutions GAMMA

RF Solutions’s GAMMA smart plug-in RF module offers incredible range and simple setup. You can it as a remote control, data modem, or a bidirectional switch. The latest addition to RF Solutions’s SMART Radio family, the module uses spread-spectrum technology and … Continue reading