Programming-Free LCD User Interface for Embedded Applications

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LCDTERM.com recently launched a new programming-free LCD user interface, which allows for seamless and code-free integration onto any embedded platform. Eliminating the need to write software to control the display, the LCDTERM user interface does not require LCD programming knowledge, so … Continue reading






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STMicroelectronics To Manufacture USound’s Patented Thin-Film Piezo-Electric MEMS Micro-Speaker Technology

STMicro USoundSpeakerMEMS

STMicroelectronics and Austrian company USound GmbH announced their collaboration on the industrialization and production of the world’s first miniature piezoelectric MEMS actuators for smart audio systems in portable devices. The patented micro-speaker technology from USound aims to replace commonly used … Continue reading






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New Precision Rail-to-Rail Op-Amps

Linear LTC6258

Linear Technology’s new LTC6258/59/60 and LTC6261/62/63 are part of a family of power-efficient op-amps ranging from 1.3 MHz GBW product at 20 µA supply current to 720 MHz GBW product at 3.3 mA supply current. The op-amps operate on 1.8-to-5.25-V … Continue reading






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Interview: Massimo Banzi, Codeveloper of Arduino

Massimo Banzi

It’s no secret that the Arduino development board has changed the way we look at working with electronics. All over the world, the little board has enabled millions of engineers, students, artists, and makers to get electronics projects up and … Continue reading






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BitCloud 4.0 Complete ZigBee Software Development Kit

Zigbee Microchip

Microchip Technology recently announced the industry’s first ZigBee alliance-certified ZigBee platform with ZigBee PRO and Green Power features (formerly ZigBee 3.0). The software stack and corresponding BitCloud 4.0 software development kit is well-suited for the design of home automation and … Continue reading






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Mouser Stocks STM32 LoRaWAN Discovery Board

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Mouser Electronics currently offers the STMicroelectronics STM32 LoRaWAN Discovery Board. The new Discovery Kit and I-NUCLEO-LRWAN1 STM32 LoRa Arduino-compatible extension board (available to order from Mouser) offer you a development platform for learning and evaluating solutions based on LoRa and … Continue reading






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New Audio DAC Offers High-Res Audio to Pro Audio Devices

Cirrus CS43130

Cirrus Logic recently introduced the CS43130 MasterHIFI, which is a low-power, digital-to-analog converter (DAC) featuring a headphone amplifier. Operating at 4× lower power consumption, the CS43130 DAC supports Direct Stream Digital (DSD) formats and includes a NOS Filter and 512 single-bit … Continue reading






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Electrical Engineering Crossword (Issue 320)

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The answers to Circuit Cellar 320‘s crossword are now available. Across BRIDGE—Connects two LANs or two sections of the same LAN ZETTABYTE—1,180,591,620,717,411,303,424 bytes HELIX—Spring-shaped curve MAXIM—ARRL HAMMING—Code that detects single- and double-bit errors DEGAUSS—Decrease magnetism NULL—Character with bits set to … Continue reading






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Issue 320: EQ Answers

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Problem 1: A certain CPU has three blocks of combinatorial logic that are used in each instrucion cycle, and these have delays of 7 ns, 3 ns, and 10 ns, respectively. A register in this technology has a total of 2 ns of setup … Continue reading






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The Importance of Widely Available Wireless Links for UAV Systems

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Readily available, first-rate wireless links are essential for building and running safe UAV systems. David Weight, principal electronics engineer at Waittcircuit, recently shared his thoughts on the importance developing and maintaining high-quality wireless links as the UAV industry expands. One … Continue reading






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New Range of RF Building Blocks

CML CMX901

CML Microcircuits recently released a new range of RF power amplifiers. The CMX901 is a three-stage wideband, high-gain, high-efficiency RF power amplifier IC operating over 130 to 950 MHz. The device is ideally suited for use in VHF/UHF radio applications … Continue reading






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New Cyclone 10 FPGA Family

Cyclone INTEL

Intel recently launched the Intel Cyclone 10 family of FPGAs. Well suited for IoT applications, the new FPGAs are designed to deliver fast and power-efficient processing. They can collect and send data, and make real-time decisions based on the input from IoT … Continue reading






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New Electrical Installation Calculation Software

elec-calc Trace

Trace Software International recently released elec calc 2017, which is a software solution that enables the real-time sizing of electrical installations. elec calc complies with various international standards. Features, specs, and benefits: Calculations: power balance calculation; cable cross-section calculation; operating … Continue reading






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Brain Controlled-Tech and the Future of Wireless

Vreugdenhil

Wireless IoT devices are becoming increasingly common in both private and public spaces. Phil Vreugdenhil, an instructor at Camosun College in Canada, recently shared his thoughts on the future of ‘Net-connected wireless technology and the ways users will interact with … Continue reading






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D-Stick Simplifies Project Development

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The ME Labs Standard D-Stick provides all the functionality of Microchip Technology’s 40-pin PIC16F1937 in a hardware module that includes a USB on-board programmer and virtual COM port. It’s a compact, easy-to-use alternative to connecting a serial port, programmer, and … Continue reading






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