October Circuit Cellar: A Sneak Preview

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The October issue of Circuit Cellar magazine is on the launch pad, ready to deliver a selection of excellent embedded electronics articles covering trends, technology and design. Not a Circuit Cellar subscriber?  Don’t be left out! Sign up today: CC … Continue reading


Power Modules Offer Day/Night Functionality

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Saelig has introduced the patented Sol Chip Pak (SCP-R2801) Power Modules which offer day/night non-stop functionality by combining state-of-the-art solar cells, a rechargeable battery and advanced power management circuitry. These power modules include all the components that are required to … Continue reading


SBC is Drop-In Replacement for Raspberry Pi 3 Model B


A Kickstarter project by the Libre Computer Project, code name Le Potato, is designed as a drop in hardware replacement for the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B and offers faster performance, more memory, lower power, higher I/O throughput, 4K capabilities, … Continue reading


Analog Devices Collaborates on IoT Farm-to-Fork Project


Analog Devices has announced a collaboration with The Cornucopia Project and ripe.io to explore the local food supply chain and use this work as a vehicle for educating students at ConVal Regional High School in Peterborough, NH, and local farmers … Continue reading


Don’t Miss Our Newsletter: Microcontroller Watch


Circuit Cellar’s Microcontroller Watch newsletter is coming to your inbox tomorrow. This newsletter keeps you up-to-date on latest microcontroller news. We examine the microcontrollers along with their associated tools and support products. Bonus: We’ve added Drawings for Free Stuff to … Continue reading


Current Multipliers Improve Processor Performance


Vicor has announced the introduction of Power-on-Package modular current multipliers for high performance, high current, CPU/GPU/ASIC (“XPU”) processors. By freeing up XPU socket pins and eliminating losses associated with delivery of current from the motherboard to the XPU, Vicor’s Power-on-Package … Continue reading


Microsoft Real-time AI Project Leverages FPGAs


At Hot Chips 2017 Microsoft unveiled a new deep learning acceleration platform, codenamed Project Brainwave. The system performs real-time AI. Real-time here means the system processes requests as fast as it receives them, with ultra-low latency. Real-time AI is becoming … Continue reading


Numeric Precision vs. DDS Calculations

A knockoff Arduino Nano controls a generic AD9850 direct digital synthesizer circuit, both plugged into standard 0.1 inch headers, with hand-wiring connections below the proto board. The SMA connector provides a mechanically rugged output from the board; the DDS frequencies don’t require its RF properties.

Using the full frequency resolution of a direct digital synthesizer chip outstrips the capabilities of floating point numbers. Ed takes a look at what’s needed for high-resolution frequency calibration and measurements. By Ed Nisley As you saw in my July … Continue reading


Mouser Provides Microsemi PolarFire FPGA Evaluation Kit

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Mouser Electronics is now offering the PolarFire Evaluation Kit from Microsemi, which allows designers to evaluate the highly regarded PolarFire FPGA product family. The flash-based PolarFire FPGAs deliver 100K to 500K logic elements at up to 50 percent lower power … Continue reading


COM Express Card Features Core i7-7600U Processor


ARBOR Technology has expanded its line of modules with the introduction of a 7th generation Intel Core processor platform (formerly codenamed ”Kaby Lake-U”), the EmETXe-i90U0, a Type 6 compact module. The single-chip processors feature a low power consumption of just … Continue reading


Don’t Miss Our Newsletter: Analog & Power


Circuit Cellar’s Analog & Power themed newsletter is coming to your inbox tomorrow. In tomorrow’s newsletter you’ll get news about the products and technologies trends in the analog, mixed-signal and power markets. This newsletter content zeros in on the latest … Continue reading


Category 11 LTE Supported on Full Mini PCIe Card

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Telit has announced the LM940, a global Full PCI Express Mini Card (mPCIe) module for supporting LTE Advanced Category 11 (Cat 11) with speeds of up to 600 Mbps, available with various mobile network operator approvals in the fourth quarter … Continue reading


Getting Started with PSoC MCUs (Part 3)

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Data Conversion, Capacitive Sensing and More In the previous parts of this series, Nishant laid the groundwork for getting up and running with the PSoC. Here he tackles the chip’s more complex features like Data Conversion and CapSense. By Nishant … Continue reading


Graphene Enables Broad Spectrum Sensor Development

Stijn Goossens is a Research Engineer at ICFO- the Institute of Photonic Sciences.

Team successfully marries a CMOS IC with graphene, resulting in a camera able to image visible and infrared light simultaneously. Graphene Enables Broad Spectrum Sensor Development By Wisse Hettinga Researchers at ICFO—the Institute of Photonic Sciences, located in Catalonia, Spain—have … Continue reading


Xilinx Provides Design Platform for Scalable Storage

At the Flash Memory Summit earlier this month in Santa Clara, CA, leading FPGA vendor Xilinx rolled out the Xilinx NVMe-over-Fabrics reference design. It provides designers a flexible platform to enable scalable storage solutions and integrate custom acceleration functions into … Continue reading