The Future of IoT Security

Haydn Povey [Headshot - Colour]

By Haydn Povey Unlimited opportunity. That’s what comes to mind when I think about the future of the Internet of Things (IoT). And, that is both a blessing and a curse. As the IoT proliferates, billions of cloud-connected devices are … Continue reading


13.6 GHz, Next-Generation Wideband Synthesizer


Analog Devices has launched the ADF5356, which is a 13.6 GHz next-generation wideband synthesizer with an integrated voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO). The ADF5356 is well-suited for a variety of applications, including wireless infrastructure, microwave point-to-point links, electronic test and measurement, and … Continue reading


USB Microphone Array Serves Voice-Activated Applications

miniDSPUMA 8BoardFlight

The new miniDSP UMA-8 is a high-performance yet low-cost multichannel USB microphone array built around XMOS multicore technology, designed for voice-recognition application development. Seven high-performance MEMS microphones are configured in a circular arrangement to provide high-quality voice capture for a … Continue reading


Protocol Analyzer Supports Bluetooth Low Energy

Saelig Teledyne bpa-analyzer

Saelig Co. recently announced the availability of Teledyne LeCroy’s BPA low-energy Bluetooth Protocol Analyzer. The portable, USB-powered protocol analyzer is well suited for use in both a lab and the field. The analyzer’s features, benefits, and specs: Supports mandatory Bluetooth … Continue reading


High-Performing, Intelligent Wireless Transceiver Module


The RF Solutions high-performance ZETA module was recently updated to include a simple SPI and UART interface. The ZETAPLUS module doesn’t require external components, which means a fast and effective plug-and-play setup. Available on 433-, 868-, and 915-MHz frequencies, the … Continue reading


Issue 324: EQ Questions


Review these four Test Your EQ problems that appeared in Circuit Cellar 324. Test your knowledge. Answers appear in issue 325. Problem 1: In the following circuit, pick a value for Rx that sets the quiescent voltage at the collector to … Continue reading


Graphene Revolution

Transfer graphene on top of a silicon device to add more functionality

The Wonderful Material That Will Change the World of Electronics The amazing properties of graphene have researchers, students, and inventors dreaming about exciting new applications, from unbreakable touchscreens to fast-charging batteries. By Wisse Hettinga Graphene gained popularity because of the … Continue reading


Single-Chip, Multi-Protocol Switch for Intelligent Apps

Analog Devices recently introduced a real-time Ethernet, multi-protocol (REM) switch chip Ethernet connectivity solution for intelligent factory applications. Well suited for a variety of connected motion applications, you can use the “TSN-ready” (time sensitive networking) fido5000 with any processor, any protocol, … Continue reading


Expansion Connector Sample Kits Target Makers

Samtec RasberryPi3Kit

Samtec has announced the release of four unique Expansion Connector Sample Kits for Makers. These new kits allow continued growth and stacking of the most popular electronics platforms using standard 0.100″ (2.54mm) centerline IDC cables, sockets and headers. Rapid prototyping … Continue reading


Small Antenna Covers Bands for LPWAN, IoT and Smart Cities

Antenova Grandis SR42I010

Antenova has announce a new antenna, Grandis, part number SR42I010. It is an SMD antenna that is physically smaller yet provides enhanced performance in the 863-870 MHz and 902-928MHz bands. It directly targets the growing number of M2M and IoT … Continue reading


FCC-Certified AMB2621 Bluetooth Smart Module

Amber Wireless

AMBER Wireless’s AMB2621 Bluetooth Smart module is certified for the United States and Canadian markets (Code of Federal Regulations, Title 47, Telecommunication Part 15 – Radio Frequency Devices). Manufacturers that use the wireless module in their products can gain time … Continue reading


Simplified Interfacing to High-Speed Infotainment In-Vehicle Networks

Microchip UNICENS

Microchip Technology recently announced a new high-speed network solution for in-vehicle infotainment with device control over Internet Protocol (IP). Unified Centralized Software Stack (UNICENS) is a free software module for anyone using Intelligent Network Interface Controllers (INIC), such as the … Continue reading


Creativity Lives Here


An Interview with Jean Noel Lefebvre With the proliferation of affordable ‘Net-connected technologies during the last decade, the nontechnical members of society have come to realize that electrical engineering is an exceedingly creative endeavor. Outside-the-box innovators like Jean Noel Lefebvre … Continue reading


TeraFire Hard Cryptographic Microprocessor


Microsemi Corp. recently added Athena’s TeraFire cryptographic microprocessor to its new PolarFire field programmable gate array (FPGA) “S class” family. The TeraFire hard core provides Microsemi customers access to advanced security capabilities with high performance and low power consumption. Features, … Continue reading


Radar Module for Makers


OmniPreSense Corp.’s recently unveiled radar module is capable of detecting objects 5 to 10 m away and giving electronic systems enhanced information about the world around them. Intended for the “maker” community, the $169 OPS241-A module is capable of making … Continue reading