Tuesday’s Newsletter: Microcontroller Watch

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

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Plessey Demos MicroLEDs for VR Displays

Plessey Semiconductors has successfully demonstrated how its monolithic microLED technology can be used to deliver the next-generation of Head-Up Displays (HUDs), enabling new AR and VR applications. According to the company, MicroLEDs are emerging as the only technology that can … Continue reading

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24 V Buck Regulator Boasts 20 A Output

Vicor has announced a 20 A version of its Cool-Power ZVS Buck, PI3325-00-LGIZ. It represents the highest current output ZVS buck to date for 24 V / 28 V applications, providing a regulated 5 V output at up to 20 … Continue reading

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HDMI TFT Modules Simplify Connectivity

Newhaven Display has announced a new HDMI TFT module product line that greatly simplifies the process of connecting to the display. Rather than juggling an FPC ribbon cable with a middle-man controller board, you can connect an HDMI cable from … Continue reading

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Non-Standard SBCs Put Function Over Form

Compact, Low-Power Solutions A rich set of single board computer products fall into the non-standards-based category. These SBCs offer complete embedded computing solutions suited for applications were reducing size, weight and power are the priorities. By Jeff Child,  Editor-in-Chief While … Continue reading

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FMC Board Serves up Rich, Flexible I/O Set

Vadatech has announced the FMC155. The FMC155 is an FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC) per VITA 57.1 standard, offering a small footprint and allowing for general-purpose I/O expansion. The FMC155 provides sixteen LVDS input/outputs, eight RS-485/422 RX plus eight RS-485/422 TX, … Continue reading

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Semtech LoRa Technology Tapped for Smart Agriculture

Semtech announced that WaterBit, a venture backed precision agriculture irrigation company and National Science Foundation (NSF) grant winner, has incorporated Semtech’s LoRa devices and wireless radio frequency technology (LoRa Technology) into its Autonomous Irrigation Solution (AIS). WaterBit provides irrigation automation … Continue reading

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Single-Chip Battery Management System for Cars

Maxim Integrated Products has announced MAX17843 battery management system (BMS). The MAX17843 is 12-channel, high-voltage smart sensor data-acquisition device. Electric vehicles (EVs), hybrid EVs, and plug-in hybrids rely on large lithium-ion battery packs filled with hundreds or even thousands of … Continue reading

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Rugged IoT Gateway Facilitates Quick Deployment

Axiomtek has introduced its latest RISC-based, DIN-rail industrial IoT gateway, the IFB125. It is powered by the Freescale i.MX6UL processor with the ARM Cortex-A7 microarchitecture. This compact IoT gateway is designed for versatility of use and quick deployment. The IFB125 … Continue reading

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MPU-Based SOM Meets Industrial IoT Linux Needs

Microchip Technology has unveiled a new System on Module (SOM) featuring the SAMA5D2 MPU. The ATSAMA5D27-SOM1 contains the recently released ATSAMA5D27C-D1G-CU System in Package (SiP). The SOM simplifies IoT design by integrating the power management, non-volatile boot memory, Ethernet PHY … Continue reading

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NVIDIA Graphics Tapped for Mercedes-Benz MBUX AI Cockpit

At the CES show last month, Mercedes-Benz its NVIDIA-powered MBUX infotainment system–a next-gen car cabin experience can learn and adapt to driver and passenger preferences, thanks to artificial intelligence. According to NVIDIA, all the key MBUX systems are built together … Continue reading

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Tuesday’s Newsletter: Analog & Power

Coming to your inbox tomorrow: Circuit Cellar’s Analog & Power 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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Module Pair Designed to Intel’s SDM Spec

Giada will present its newly-launched SDM modules following Intel’s new Intel Smart Display Modules specification and reference design at the upcoming ISE 2018 in Amsterdam. The new modules, using a SoC (System on Chip) processor, can fit into compact, all-in-one … Continue reading

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Vehicle Computer Targets Comms + Control

MEN Micro has announced the BC50R, a maintenance-free box computer that has been designed for data acquisition applications in rugged environments in vehicles such as trains, commercial vehicles, mobile machines or ships. All interfaces are implemented on rugged M12 connectors … Continue reading

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Money Sorting Machines (Part 3)

Bill Validation In this final article of his money sorting machine series, Jeff wraps up his coin sorting project and examines how a bill validator can tell one bill’s denomination from another. By Jeff Bachiochi Most of us connect Ben … Continue reading

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