60-V, 7-A Step-Down µModule Regulator

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Linear Technology’s LTM8064 is a step-down DC/DC µModule (power module) regulator with a 6-to-58-V (60 VMAX) input voltage range and adjustable load current control with ±10% accuracy at 7 A. You can use it as a point-of-load step-down regulator operating from … Continue reading






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The Future of Robotics Technology

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Advancements in technology mean that the dawn of a new era of robotics is upon us. Automation is moving out of the factory and in to the real world. As this happens, we will see significant increases in productivity as … Continue reading






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The Future of Wireless: Imagination Drives Innovation

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Wireless system design is one of the hottest fields in electrical engineering. We recently asked 10 engineers to prognosticate on the future of wireless technology. Alexander Popov, a Bulgaria-based engineer, writes: These days, we are constantly connected to the Internet. People expect … Continue reading






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Innovative Tech at Embedded World 2016

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Attendance at the recent Embedded World 2016 conference in Nuremberg, Germany, increased 17% (30,063 trade visitors) over 2015. Wisse Hettinga was in attendance and took notes on some of the more interesting technologies on display. He writes: Controllino: Open-Source PLC Say … Continue reading






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Raspberry Pi 3

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The Raspberry Pi Foundation recently announced the availability of the Raspberry Pi 3, which is a $35 credit card-sized computer that is about 50% faster than the Raspberry Pi 2 and has around 10× the performance capabilities of the Raspberry … Continue reading






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Low-Power 12 DOF Bluetooth Smart Sensor Development Platform

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Dialog Semiconductor now offers a small, low-power 12 Degrees-of-Freedom (DOF) wireless smart sensor development kit for Internet of Things (IoT) applications, such as wearables, virtual reality, 3-D indoor mapping, and navigation. The DA14583 SmartBond Bluetooth Smart SoC is combined with Bosch Sensortec’s gyroscope, … Continue reading






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The Future of Wireless: Global Internet Network

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Advances in wireless technologies are driving innovation in virtually every industry, from automobiles to consumer electronics. We recently asked 10 engineers to prognosticate on the future of wireless technology. Eileen Liu, a software engineer at Lockheed Martin, writes: Wireless technology has … Continue reading






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Accel32 for Linux Software Supports 4.xx Kernel

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Microstar Laboratories recently released version 3.00 of the Accel32 for Linux software. The software compiles a Loadable Kernel Module (LKM) for the GNU/Linux system, extending capabilities for control of the Data Acquisition Processor (DAP) boards to systems using GNU/Linux operating systems with kernel versions in … Continue reading






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Radiation-Tolerant, 5-V Multiplexers for Space Flight Systems

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Intersil Corp. recently expanded its suite of radiation-tolerant multiplexers with two new, single-supply, 5-V devices—the 16-channel ISL71830SEH and 32-channel ISL71831SEH. The new multiplexers provide data acquisition systems quality ESD protection and signal processing performance. In addition, the 5-V multiplexers also offer faster … Continue reading






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New COM Express Module Supports Intel 6th Generation Core i7/i5/i3 Processors

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WIN Enterprises recently launched the MB-73430 COM Express module, which features Type 6 pin-outs and supports Intel’s 6th Generation Core i7/i5/i3 SoC processors. Intended for systems designed for future upgrades, the COM Express modules are well suited for medical, industrial automation, … Continue reading






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The Future of Wireless: Deployment Matters

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Each day, wireless technology becomes more pervasive as new electronics systems hit the market and connect to the Internet. We recently asked 10 engineers to prognosticate on the future of wireless technology. Penn State Professor Chris Coulston writes: With the Internet of … Continue reading






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New Si827x ISOdriver Family Provides High Noise Immunity for Power Supplies, & More

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Silicon Labs recently launched a family of isolated gate drivers that solves a critical need for modern power supply designs. Offering high noise immunity, the Si827x ISOdriver family is intended for power supplies, solar power inverters, chargers for electric vehicles, and … Continue reading






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Isolated RS-485 Transceivers for Industrial Automation

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With Maxim’s MAX14853/MAX14855 and MAX14943/MAX14949 highly integrated RS-485 transceivers, engineers can easily design efficient industrial automation equipment, programmable logic controllers, HVAC, and power meter applications. The integration of the transceivers with transformer drivers and an LDO regulator simplifies power- and data-isolated … Continue reading






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Henrik Forsten’s Workspace for Evolutionary Algorithms, Circuit Design, & Academics in Espoo, Finland

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For many young innovators, getting a blinking LED on a Arduino is the ultimate success. For others that is clearly not enough. Take Henrik Forsten, a graduate student studying electrical engineering in Espoo, Finland. He is pushing himself to do … Continue reading






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Keysight Announces New Precision SMU Series Software Control Options

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Keysight Technologies now offers a variety of different software control options for its B2900A Series Precision Source/Measure Units (SMUs). With the low-cost or free software options, you can access a variety of capabilities to support basic voltage and current sourcing … Continue reading






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