Sensor-to-Cloud Kit for Developing IoT Applications

Interested in developing cloud-connected wireless sensing products? Silicon Labs recently introduced its Thunderboard Sense Kit for developing cloud-connected devices with multiple sensing and connectivity options. The “inspiration kit” provides you with all the hardware and software needed to develop battery-powered wireless … Continue reading






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Ultra-Small hSensor Platform for Wearable Apps

Maxim health sensor

Maxim Integrated Products’s ultra-small hSensor Platform enables you to quickly develop wearable fitness and wellness-related prototypes. With it, you have all the necessary hardware on one PCB along with readily-accessible hardware functionality with the ARM mbed hardware development kit (HDK). The … Continue reading






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New Ready-to-Use Wireless PCB Antennas

Pulse Elect antenna

Pulse Electronics recently introduced three design-ready, standard, wireless printed circuit board antennas. Intended for tablets, laptops, and mobile devices, the SH0319D/E/W antenna family provides wireless signal reception ranging from dual bands to multibands covering GPS, Glonass, WLAN/dual-band WIFI, and GSM900/1800.  … Continue reading






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Human Vision Image-Sensing System Provides 10× Faster Recognition

Omron Image Sensors

Mouser Electronics is now offering Omron Electronic Components’s fully integrated B5T HVC-P2 face detection sensor modules. The Human Vision Component (HVC) plug-in modules are based on Omron’s OKAO Vision Image Sensing Technology, which is used to quickly and accurately detect … Continue reading






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Flowcode 7 (Part 2): Displays in Flowcode (Sponsor: Matrix)

A maze generation algorithm
being tested using a graphical LCD and the
Flowcode simulation.

In the first part of this series, you were introduced to Flowcode 7, a 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. In the … Continue reading






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New ARM Technologies for Secure IoT Applications

ARM recently released a new product suite of technologies for designers of secure Internet of Things (IoT) applications.The product suite comprises procesors, cloud-based services platform, radio technology, subsystems, and comprehensive security. Cortex-M Processors Integrated with TrustZone The ARM Cortex-M23 and … Continue reading






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The Future of Ultra-Low Power Signal Processing

Casson

One of my favorite quotes comes from the IEEE Signal Processing magazine in 2010. They attempted to answer the question: What does ultra-low power consumption mean? And they came to the conclusion that it is where the “power source lasts … Continue reading






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New Embedded Solution for Debugging FPGAs

Exostiv Labs recently announced that its EXOSTIV solution for Intel FPGAs will be available in December 2016. Providing up to 200,000 times more visibility on an FPGA than other solutions, EXOSTIV enables the debugging and verification of FPGA board prototypes … Continue reading






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Wi-Fi-Enabled E-Paper

pervasive WiFi

Pervasive Displays recently released a low-power, Wi-Fi-enabled e-paper display (EPD). The SimpleLink Wi-Fi CC3200 wireless MCU-based EPD is compatible with any of five different EPD panel sizes. You can control it wirelessly over the Internet with the MQTT protocol. The … Continue reading






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eSOL RTOS & Debugger Support for Software Development

Imperas Software recently announced its support for eSOL’s eMCOS RTOS and eBinder debugger. The partnership is intended to accelerate embedded software development, debugging, and testing. The Imperas Extendable Platform Kit (EPK) features a Renesas RH850F1H device and it runs the eSOL eMCOS … Continue reading






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Low Latency 48-Port FPGA Networking Appliance

BittWare and LDA Technologies are collaborating on a low-latency 48-port FPGA networking appliance. The LDA e4 is a 10/25-Gbps-capable FPGA board enclosure that repurposes the serial links on BittWare’s PCIe FPGA boards into high-speed Ethernet ports. Features, benefits, and specs: 6″ FPGA-to-port … Continue reading






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Conductive Paint: An Interview with Bare Conductive

conductive paint

Back in 2009, a small team of students at the Royal College of Art in London, England, began experimenting with a nontoxic conductive paint. That work laid the foundation for their company Bare Conductive, which inspires artists and engineers to take … Continue reading






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New Tricolor E-Paper Displays

Pervasive-Spectra

Pervasive Displays recently launched the first two products in its Spectra family of three-pigment black, white and red e-paper displays (EPDs). Intended for a wide variety of applications (e.g., electronic shelf labels and smart cards), the thin Spectra EPD is an active … Continue reading






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New “Easy Integration” Antenna for Small Devices

Antenova Inca

Antenova recently added the Inca (part no SRFI028) antenna to its flexiiANT FPC family. Designed for small devices in the 433-MHz ISM band, the compact (101 mm × 20 mm × 0.15 mm), lightweight (0.5 g) antenna is well-suited for small … Continue reading






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Premier Farnell Acquired by Avnet

Avnet has reported that it recently completed its acquisition of Premier Farnell.  Premier Farnell is a Leeds, UK-based global distributor of electronic components that has a community of over 430,000 members in 36 countries. Source: Avnet 






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