New Low-Profile, 450-W DC/DC Converter Module

Ericsson PKB 4413D

Ericsson recently launched a low-profile, 450-W DC/DC converter module, which provides a 12-V output voltage at up to 37.5 A to point-of-load (POL) DC/DC converters. Offered in a five-pin 1/8-brick footprint, the new PKB4413D advanced bus converter has an input range … Continue reading






__

LUXEON UV U1 Offers 2× Performance Smallest UV Emitter

Lumileds recently announced the LUXEON UV U1 LED for use in a variety of UV applications, including UV curing, counterfeit detection, analytical instrumentation, inspections and other UVA and Violet (380–420 nm). Featuring the same micro package size as LUXEON Z … Continue reading






__

High-Performance Analog Technology A30 for IoT Applications and More

ams AG recently announced the availability of its High Performance Analog Low Noise CMOS process (“A30”). The new A30 technology features performance optimized, isolated 3.3-V devices (NMOSI and PMOSI), isolated 3.3-V low Vt devices (NMOSIL and PMOSIL), an isolated high-voltage … Continue reading






__

Cypress Begins Volume Shipments of MCUs Based on eCT Embedded Flash

Cypress Semiconductor Corp. recently started volume shipments of microcontrollers containing its proprietary 40-nm Embedded Charge-Trap (eCT) Flash manufactured at United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC). The shipments are part of a multiple-year collaboration between Cypress and UMC to integrate Cypress’s flash technology … Continue reading






__

Flowcode (Part 4): Dev Boards to Pro Apps

Click to download the free article

In the first article in this series, you were introduced to Flowcode 7, flowchart-driven electronic IDE that enables you to produce hex code for more than 1,300 different microcontrollers, including PIC8, PIC16, PIC32, AVR, Arduino, and ARM. The second article detailed how to get … Continue reading






__

Electrical Engineering Crossword (Issue 318)

317 grid (key)

  The answers to the Circuit Cellar 318 crossword puzzle are now available. Across ANTIPARTICLE—Same mass, opposite charge AMORPHOUS—A solid without form and shape BIFURCATE—Split BAUD—Bd TOKEN—Permission to communicate LED—Holonyak, General Electric UHF—300 MHz–1 GHz CRC—Code for error detection VOLUME—Total … Continue reading






__

Issue 318: EQ Answers

EQ

Here are the answers to the four EQ problems that appeared in Circuit Cellar 318. Problem 1: Outside of simply moving data from one place to another, most of the work of a computer is performed by “dyadic” operators — … Continue reading






__

Raspberry Pi Maker: An Interview with Eben Upton

L1070852.JPG

About five years ago, a small group of enthusiast designers led by Eben Upton launched a small, inexpensive computer that looked nothing like a normal computer. The bare green PCB board appealed to makers and hackers and the option to … Continue reading






__

Arrow Electronics and Conexant Systems Collaborate on Development of Amazon Alexa-Enabled Smart Home Products

Arrow Conexant - kit

Arrow Electronics recently agreed to distribute and source components and provide technical design support for Conexant’s AudioSmart 2-Mic Development Kit for Amazon Alexa Voice Service (AVS). Conexant recently announced a collaboration with Amazon on an AVS-approved AudioSmart 2-Mic Development Kit. Featuring … Continue reading






__

16-Bit, 1.5-Msps Per Channel Octal Simultaneous Sampling SAR ADC

Linear LTC2320-16

Linear Technology Corp. recently introduced the LTC2320-16 16-bit, 1.5-Msps per channel, no-latency successive approximation register (SAR) ADC. Featuring eight simultaneously sampling channels supporting a rail-to-rail input common mode range, the LTC2320-16 offers a flexible analog front end that accepts fully … Continue reading






__

New Scalable Biometric Sensor Platform for Wearables and the IoT

Valencell and STMicroelectronics recently launched a new development kit for biometric wearables. Featuring STMicro’s compact SensorTile turnkey multi-sensor module and Valencell’s Benchmark biometric sensor system, the platform offers designers a scalable solution for designers building biometric hearables and wearables. The SensorTile IoT module’s specs and features: … Continue reading






__

Tracealyzer 3.1 Offers Support for Trace Streaming Over USB

Percepio-Tracealyzer

Percepio AB recently released Tracealyzer 3.1, which is a trace tool that supports RTOS trace using just a standard USB cable. You can increase your development speed by using Tracealyzer for debugging, validation, profiling, documentation, and training.  The trace recorder library … Continue reading






__

Mouser Shipping CC1350 SensorTag Development Kit and Antenna Kit

Texas Instr Mouser CC1350

Mouser Electronics how has two new Texas Instruments development kits in stock: the CC1350 SensorTag development kit and the sub-1-GHz and 2.4-GHz antenna kit for LaunchPad and SensorTag. Designed for low-power wide area networks (LPWAN), the CC1350 features dual-band connectivity that … Continue reading






__

Smart Home Reference Designs for IoT Device Development

SiliconLabs Ref Design

Silicon Labs recently launched two new wireless occupancy sensor and smart outlet reference designs for the home automation. FCC and UL-precertified, the reference designs comprise hardware, firmware, and software tools that enable you to develop Internet of Things (IoT) systems … Continue reading






__

Scalable Wearable Development Kit

OnSemi Wearable Dev Kit

ON Semiconductor recently announced the availability of a new Wearable Development Kit (WDK1.0). The kit comprises the following: a touchscreen display; wired and AirFuel-compatible wireless charging capability; a six-axis motion sensor and temperature sensor; an alarm, timer, and stopwatch; schematics; … Continue reading






__