Open Flash Loader Capabilities Added to J-Link, J-Trace, and Flasher

segger jlink

SEGGER recently added Open Flash Loader capabilities to its J-Link, J-Trace, and Flasher offerings. This gives you the flexibility necessary to take advantage of the enhanced features incorporated into the J-Link debug probe solutions by adding support for new target devices. You … Continue reading


Multiport USB Type-C Docking System

TI usb type c

Texas Instruments recently introduced a multiport USB Type-C and Power Delivery (PD) minidock reference design, which you can power it via a traditional power adapter, USB Type-C adapter, or notebook computer. The reference design—which that provides audio, USB data, power, … Continue reading


New Highly integrated Hall sensors

Infineon TLx496x

Infineon Technologies recently introduced a new family of Hall sensors targeted at cost-effective, compact designs. Available as latch and switch-type devices, the sensors in the TLx496x family have precise switching points, stable operation, and a low power consumption. The TLx496x Hall sensors consume … Continue reading


Live Webinar on Security for the Connected Car

Recent automobile hacks (e.g., the Chrysler Jeep hack) have many engineers focusing on security in the connected car. Mentor Graphics will focus on this topic in a live webinar on August 10. The webinar will be led by Alan Grau, President and … Continue reading


New 3D NAND SSDs for Embedded Applications


Interested in wafer-packaged NAND flash storage solutions?  ATP Electronics recently launched a new generation of storage solutions using the  latest 3D NAND flash technologies. These new 3D NAND-based SSDs are targeted at the industrial and embedded markets for industrial, IoT, medical, automotive, and telecom … Continue reading


USBXpress Controller for Simplified USB Connectivity

USBXpress SiliconLabs

Silicon Labs recently added new lower-power member to its line of USBXpress bridge devices. The CP2102N USB controller provides a simpler faster way to add USB connectivity to your embedded designs. Offering advanced functionality in QFN packages as compact as 3 mm × … Continue reading


Open-Source Bluetooth Low Energy Beacon

NS_PUCK Nordic

Nordic Semiconductor recently announced the availability on Kickstarter of a Nordic nRF52832 SoC-based Bluetooth low energy (BLE) beacon intended for Internet of Things (IoT) applications. You can program the Puck.js wirelessly from a website using a graphical editor or JavaScript instead of … Continue reading


New High-Linearity I/Q Demodulator

Linear LTC5586

Linear Technology recently introduced the LTC5586, which is a new high-linearity I/Q demodulator with more than 1-GHz, –1-dB flatness bandwidth supporting next-generation 5G wireless infrastructure equipment. It’s intended for applications ranging from DPD receivers for base stations to software-defined radios (SDR). … Continue reading


New Automotive Power Integrated Module Solution for Next-Gen Automotive BLDC Systems


ON Semiconductor recently expanded its line of power integrated modules (PIMs) with the STK984-190-E, which is a highly integrated module well suited for driving three-phase brushless DC motors in automotive systems. The module is intended for use in 12-V automotive electric … Continue reading


August Code Challenge (Sponsor: Programming Research)

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Ready to put your programming skills to the test? Take the new Electrical Engineering Challenge (sponsored by Programming Research). Find the error in the code for a shot to win prizes, such as an Amazon Gift Card or a Circuit Cellar … Continue reading


August Schematic Challenge (Sponsor: Technologic Sysetms)

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Can you spot the error in this month’s schematic challenge (sponsored by Technologic Systems)? This your chance to put your technical skills to test. Find the error in the schematic for a shot to win prizes, such as a TS-7250-V2 … Continue reading


Tool for Selecting Coils for Wireless Power Transfer

Wurth MixMatch

Wurth Elektronik now offers developers with a tool—Mix and Match—to help select the right transmitter and receiver coils. Mix and Match is a new tool in the RED EXPERT Toolbox. Also like the other tools in RED EXPERT, Mix and … Continue reading


Low-Power BLE Sensor Node for IoT Applications

Microchip BLE Demo Platform

Microchip Technology recently released a demonstration platform for the lowest-power Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) sensor node. The platform features an ultra-low-power BTLC1000-certified module, a SMART SAM L21 Cortex-M0+ MCU, Bosch sensor technology, and a complete software solution. The BLE demonstration platform … Continue reading


Qi-Certified, 15-W Wireless Power Transmitter

TI bq501210

Texas Instruments now offers the industry’s first WPC v1.2 Qi-certified, 15-W wireless power transmitter. Intended to deliver high-power wireless charging to industrial systems (e.g., hand-held medical devices), the bq501210 enables 84% system efficiency with significantly less thermal dissipation. The bq501210’s … Continue reading


The Future of IoT Security: One Size Doesn’t Fit All


Security is one of the hot topics today in the Internet of Things (IoT). There have been well-publicized security breaches of consumer devices that include hijacked video from wireless baby monitors being posted on the Internet and home automation systems … Continue reading