Temperature Logger for Long Duration Sessions

Maxim DS1925 iButton

Maxim’s new DS1925 iButton data logger makes it possible to monitor cold chain and other temperature-sensitive products or processes for longer duration sessions. Temperature-sensitive products and processes can be damaged when exposed to overly high or low temperatures. The DS1925 provides longer … Continue reading






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Compact COM Express Module with Intel Celeron N3xxx Processors

WinEnt MB-73450

WIN Enterprises recently launched the compact MB-73450 COM Express module with Type 6 pinouts. The module supports a variety of dual- and quad-core SoC processors, including Intel Celeron and Pentium N3000 product families (4–10 W). In addition the unit supports … Continue reading






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Complete USB Type-C Reference Design

Silicon Labs USB C

Silicon Labs recently announced a complete USB reference design for developing cables and cable adapters based on the USB Type-C specification. The USB Type-C reference design features EFM8 microcontrollers, USB Power Delivery (PD) protocol stacks certified by the USB-IF, and USB Billboard … Continue reading






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June Engineering Challenge: Find the Schematic Error

Find the error.

  The June Electrical Engineering Challenge (sponsored by Technologic Systems) is now live! Review the schematic on the challenge webpage and find the error for a chance to win prizes, such as a TS-7250-V2 High-Performance Embedded Computer or a Circuit Cellar Digital Subscription. SUBMIT YOUR … Continue reading






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Produced in Spain: Startup for Hardware Security Solutions

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When you talk about a startup, you likely envision bearded hipsters drinking fancy coffee at their expensive Macs. But not all startups are cut from the same cloth. Consider the following case. We recently met with a small team of talented long-time … Continue reading






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Whitepapers: Embedded Software Security Essentials (Sponsor: PRQA)

PRQA Logo 2

When it comes to embedded software, security matters. Programming Research Ltd (PRQA) helps its customers to develop high-quality embedded source code—software which is impervious to attack and executes as intended. PRQA solutions are widely adopted by organizations whose products need to perform securely and … Continue reading






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High-Performance Laser Diode Driver

Intersil ISL78365

Intersil Corp. recently announced the ISL78365 laser diode driver for automotive heads-up display (HUD) systems. Capable of pulsing four high-intensity lasers up to 750 mA for projecting full-HD color video onto a windshield, the quad-channel ISL78365’s enables HUDs with high resolution, … Continue reading






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Imperas ARMv8 Support Advances Embedded Software Development

Imperas Software recently announced the availability of models and virtual platforms for the Cortex-A72 ARMv8 processors (in addition to the earlier models). Now the Imperas Open Virtual Platforms (OVP) processor model library comprises more than 160 models across a wide … Continue reading






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Embedded Couplers for New Close Proximity Wireless Transfer Technology

Antenova SR4T014

Antenova M2M is now shipping its first orders for the TransferJet coupler, Zoma (SR4T014). In addition, it is working with Icoteq to build TransferJet designs for customers worldwide.   Intended to transfer multimedia data (e.g., photos to a TV screen), … Continue reading






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The Future of Sensor Technology for the IoT

Gustafik

Sensors are at the heart of many of the most innovative and game-changing Internet of Things (IoT) applications. We asked five engineers to share their thoughts on the future of sensor technology. Communication will be the fastest growth area in sensor … Continue reading






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Ultra-Small SWIFT Step-Down Converter

TI TPS54A20

Texas Instruments (TI) recently introduced the industry’s first 12-V, 10-A, 10-MHz series-capacitor buck converter that achieves more than 50 A/cm3 in current density, which is 4× higher than any other 12-V power management component or solution on the market. The … Continue reading






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WLAN Measurement Suite Solution for 802.11ax High-Efficiency Wireless

National Inst WLAN MeasSuite

National Instruments (NI) recently announced an early access version of the WLAN Measurement Suite with support for the IEEE 802.11ax (draft 0.1) high-efficiency wireless draft standard. Combined with NI’s RF vector signal transceiver (VST), the WLAN Measurement Suite enables you … Continue reading






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Cross-Platform, Dual-Band Spectrum Analyzer for Wireless Pros

Oscium - WiPry5x

Oscium recently announced the WiPry 5x, a dual-band spectrum analyzer solution that visualizes all spectral activity on 2.4 and 5 GHz on both iOS and Android devices.  A hardware plug-in accessory, the WiPry 5x makes possible to identify and avoid … Continue reading






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79-GHz CMOS Radar Sensor Chips for Automotive Applications

Infineon Technologies recently announced at the Imec Technology Forum in Brussels (ITF Brussels 2016) it is cooperating with Imec to develop integrated CMOS-based, 79-GHz sensor chips for automotive radar applications. According to the announcement, Infineon and Imec expect functional samples … Continue reading






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New Plug-and-Play FPC Antennas for the 3G, 4G, and LTE Bands

Antenova Mitis Antenna

Antenova recently announced three new flexible printed circuit antennas—Mitis (SRFL026), Moseni (SRFL029), and Zhengi (SRFC015)—to cover the 3G, 4G, and LTE bands. The flexible antennas—which belong to Antenova’s flexiiANT range of antennas—offer options for all of the world’s 4G and … Continue reading






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