Infineon MCUs Serve Audi’s Autonomous Car Functionality

Infineon Technologies has announced that it supplies key components for the Audi A8, the first series production car featuring level 3 automated driving. The ability of cars to self-drive is split into a number of different levels: With level 3, … Continue reading

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MCU Vendors Embrace Amazon FreeRTOS

In a flurry of announcements concurrent with Amazon’s release of its new Amazon FreeRTOS operating system, microcontroller vendors are touting their collaborative efforts to support the OS. Amazon FreeRTOS extends the FreeRTOS kernel, a popular open source RTOS for microcontrollers, … Continue reading

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LED Lighting Controller for Automotive

Texas Instruments has introduced the first 3-channel high-side linear automotive light-emitting diode (LED) controller without internal MOSFETs that gives designers greater flexibility for their lighting designs. The TPS92830-Q1’s novel architecture enables higher power and better thermal dissipation than conventional LED … Continue reading

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Massage Vest Uses PIC32

Controlled with an iOS App These Cornell graduates designed a low-cost massage vest that pairs seamlessly with a custom iOS app. Using the Microchip PIC32 for its brains, the massage vest has sixteen vibration motors that the user can control … Continue reading

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Circuit Cellar Flash Back – Motion Triggered Video Camera Multiplexer

The new year 2018 is almost upon us. It’s a special year for us because the year marks Circuit Cellar’s 30th anniversary. In tribute of that, we thought we’d share an article from the very first issue.  Motion Triggered Video Camera … Continue reading

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Integrated Precision Solution for Batteries

Analog Devices has introduced a precision integrated analog front end, controller, and pulse-width modulator (PWM) for battery testing and formation capable of increasing system accuracy and efficiency in lithium-ion battery formation and grading. Compared to conventional technology, the new AD8452 … Continue reading

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Renesas IoT Sandbox Supports RX65N MCU

Renesas Electronics America has expanded its Renesas IoT Sandbox lineup with the new RX65N Wi-Fi Cloud Connectivity Kit. The RX65N Wi-Fi Cloud Connectivity Kit provides an easy-to-use platform for connecting to the cloud, evaluating IoT solutions and creating IoT applications … Continue reading

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2017 FloTHERM Award Winners

Mentor has announced its winners for the inaugural annual FloTHERM ΔTJ Award for Excellence in Electronics Thermal Design. For over 30 years, the FloTHERM solution has been the de facto computational fluid dynamics (CFD) solution for electronics cooling. The FloTHERM … Continue reading

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Tuesday’s Newsletter: IoT Tech Focus

Coming to your inbox tomorrow: Circuit Cellar’s IoT Technology Focus newsletter. Tomorrow’s newsletter covers what’s happening with Internet-of-Things (IoT) technology–-from devices to gateway networks to cloud architectures. This newsletter tackles news and trends about the products and technologies needed to … Continue reading

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Power Line Inductor Targets Automotive PoC Circuits

Murata Manufacturing has introduced the LQW32FT series for automotive power over coax (PoC) circuits. This inductor provides high impedance in a wide band, with inductance of 47µH in the 1210-inch size (3.2 mm x 2.5mm). Mass production was already started … Continue reading

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Class I and II 500 W Configurable Medical Power Supplies

TDK has announced the XMS500 series of AC-DC power supplies, rated at 500 W output power, with a Class I and Class II (no earth ground connection) construction. The series conforms to curve B conducted and radiated emissions, with a … Continue reading

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DC-DC Converter Boasts 4 A, 60 V Internal Switch

Analog Devices, acquired last year by Linear Technology, has announced the Power by Linear LT8364, a current mode, 2 MHz step-up DC/DC converter with an internal 4 A, 60 V switch. It operates from an input voltage range of 2.8 … Continue reading

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AD-DC Power Supplies for Medical Designs

CUI’s Power Group has announced five new open frame series, ranging from 180 W up to 550 W, to its line of internal ac-dc medical power supplies. Certified to the medical 60601-1 edition 3.1 safety standards for 2 x MOPP … Continue reading

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Industrial Ethernet Switch on 3U cPCI

MEN Micro has announced the G102, a fully managed 3U flexible multiport Gbit switch, with a 29 Gbit/s switch matrix, implemented as a CompactPCI Serial board. It occupies one system slot or one peripheral slot using a 4 HP front … Continue reading

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January Circuit Cellar: Sneak Preview

The January issue of Circuit Cellar magazine is coming soon. And it’s got a robust selection of embedded electronics articles for you. Here’s a sneak peak. Not a Circuit Cellar subscriber?  Don’t be left out! Sign up today: CC Magazine … Continue reading

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