Don’t Miss Our Newsletter: Microcontroller Watch

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Coming to your inbox tomorrow: Circuit Cellar’s Microcontroller Watch themed newsletter. Tomorrow’s newsletter content keeps you up-to-date on latest microcontroller news. In this section, we examine the microcontrollers themselves along with their associated tools and support products. Bonus: We’ve added … Continue reading

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COM Express Solution Serves up NVIDIA GPUs

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Connect Tech now offers NVIDIA Quadro and Tesla GPUs on its COM Express + GPU Embedded Platform. The platform combines Intel processors with NVIDIA GPUs into a ruggedized small form factor embedded system. This is an ideal platform to enable … Continue reading

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Gas Monitoring and Sensing (Part 1)

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Fun with Fragrant Analysis Gas sensing technology has come long way since the days of canaries in coal mines. This month columnist Jeff covers the background issues surrounding gas monitoring and sensing. Then he describes how he uses sensors, A/D … Continue reading

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Embedded Analytics Firm Makes ‘Self-Aware Chip’ Push

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UltraSoC has announced a significant global expansion to address the increasing demand for more sophisticated, ‘self-aware’ silicon chips in a range of electronic products, from lightweight sensors to the server farms that power the Internet. The company’s growth plans are … Continue reading

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Fresenius Taps Eurotech Gear for Medical IoT Project

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Eurotech announced that Fresenius Medical Care has chosen Eurotech’s IoT Gateways, IoT device middleware ESF and integration platform Everyware Cloud as the hardware and software building blocks for their IoT project to connect globally deployed medical devices. Given the confidentiality … Continue reading

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Don’t Miss Our Newsletter: Analog & Power

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Coming to your inbox tomorrow: Circuit Cellar’s Analog & Power themed newsletter. Tomorrow’s newsletter content zeros in on the latest developments in analog and power technologies including DC-DC converters, AD-DC converters, power supplies, op-amps, batteries and more. Bonus: We’ve added … Continue reading

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STMicro and Objenious Collaborate on IoT LoRa Network Deal

STM32 Nucleo LoRa kits are now certified and available to developers through ST sales channels.

STMicroelectronics and Objenious are working together to accelerate the connection of IoT nodes to LoRa networks. ST’s development kits certified on the Objenious network are available now, greatly reducing R&D effort and time to market in the creation of new … Continue reading

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Telit and Wind River Team up for IIoT Effort

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Telit has announced it is collaborating with Wind River, an Intel company, to accelerate Industrial IoT (IIoT) adoption. Through this relationship, Telit and Wind River are reducing the complexities of IoT device management, helping companies quickly and securely realize the … Continue reading

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Miniaturized Sensor Dies Target IoT and Automotive

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TDK has announced new miniaturized EPCOS MEMS pressure sensor dies. The automotive versions of the C33 series boast dimensions of just 1 mm x 1 mm x 0.4 mm. They are designed for absolute pressures of 1.2 bar to 10 bar and are qualified based on AEC-Q101. … Continue reading

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IoT Sensor Node Gets LoRaWAN Certification

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Advantech offers its standardized M2.COM IoT LoRaWAN certified sensor node WISE-1510 with integrated ARM Cortex-M4 processor and LoRa transceiver. The module the  is able to provide multi-interfaces for sensors and I/O control such as UART, I2C, SPI, GPIO, PWM and … Continue reading

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Commercial Drone Design Solutions Take Flight

The Intel Aero Ready to Fly Drone is a pre-assembled quadcopter built for professional drone application developers. The platform features a board running an Intel 2.56 GHz quad-core Intel Atom x7-Z8750 processor.

Chips, Boards and Platforms The control, camera and communications electronics inside today’s commercial drones have to pack in an ambitious amount of functionality while keeping size, weight and power as low as possible. By Jeff Child, Editor-in-Chief There aren’t many … Continue reading

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QFN Socket Supports 0.65-mm Pitch Devices at High Temp Range

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Ironwood Electronics has introduced a new performance QFN socket for 0.65mm pitch devices. The SS-QFN204A-01 socket, designed for a 12mm package size, operates at bandwidths up to 6.5 GHz with less than 1dB of insertion loss. Designed for up to … Continue reading

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U-blox Modules Demo on T-Mobile’s NB-IoT Network

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U‑blox featured a live Narrowband IoT (NB‑IoT or LTE Cat NB1) demo at MWC Americas in San Francisco, featuring SARA‑R410M‑02B, a configurable LTE Cat M1/NB1 multi‑mode module with worldwide coverage. NB‑IoT is a highly efficient type of spectrum and the … Continue reading

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Multicore ARM-based SoC Targets Secure Net Acceleration

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NXP Semiconductors has announced the highest performance member of its Layerscape family, the LX2160A SoC. The LX2160A is specifically designed to enable challenging high-performance network applications, network edge compute, and data center offloads. Trusted and secure execution of virtualized cloud … Continue reading

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Ultrasonic Sensing MCUs Target Smart Water Meters

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Texas Instruments has unveiled a new family of MSP430 microcontrollers with an integrated ultrasonic sensing analog front end that enables smart water meters to deliver higher accuracy and lower power consumption. In addition, TI introduced two new reference designs that … Continue reading

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