Bluetooth 5 Low Power SoC with Integrated Microphone Interface

DialogDA14586

Dialog Semiconductor recently announced the next generation in its SmartBond family. The DA14586 SoC is the company’s first standalone device qualified to support the latest Bluetooth 5.0 specification. It delivers the lowest power consumption and unrivaled functionality for advanced use … Continue reading






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New Development Tool for Bluetooth 5

NordicBluetooth5Board

Nordic Semiconductor’s Bluetooth 5 developer solution for its nRF52840 SoC comprises the Nordic S140 v5.0 multi-role, concurrent protocol stack that brings Bluetooth 5’s long range and high throughput modes for immediate use to developers on the Nordic nRF52840 SoC. The … Continue reading






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Embedded Software: Tips & Insights (Sponsor: PRQA)

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When it comes to embedded software, security matters. Read the following whitepapers to learn about: securing your embedded systems, MISRA coding standard, and using static analysis to overcome the challenges of reusing code. Developing Secure Embedded Software Guide to MISRA … Continue reading






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Reflections on Software Development

FIGURE 1: Simplified software design process documentation. Testing, verification and validation (V&V) and control documents are not shown.

Present-day equipment relies on increasingly complex software, creating ever-greater demand for software quality and security. The two attributes, while similar in their effects, are different. A quality software is not necessarily secure, while a secure software is not necessarily of … Continue reading






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Handy Four-Channel, High-Resolution Oscilloscope

TiePie Handyscope

TiePie engineering recently introduced a new four-channel, high-resolution, USB 3.0 oscilloscope. Featuring TiePie engineering’s SafeGround technology, the Handyscope HS6 DIFF is available in models with sampling rates from 50 MSps up to 1 GSps. SafeGround enables you to use the oscilloscope … Continue reading






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New Advanced Bus Converter for High-Power Applications

Ericsson PKB4413DA

Ericsson’s PKB4413DA is a low-profile, 408-W DC/DC converter module well suited for high-power, high-performance applications. Intended to provide point-of-load (POL) DC/DC converters with tightly regulated 12-V output at up to 34 A, the PKB4413DA’s five-pin, 1/8-brick footprint is compatible with the … Continue reading






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New Wi-Fi Hardware and Device Platform

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Texas Instruments recently announced its next generation of Wi-Fi hardware and the new SimpleLink MCU platform. The products include the SimpleLink Wi-Fi CC3220 wireless MCU and CC3120 wireless network processor. Designed with security in mind, the CC3220 products are built with … Continue reading






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Electrical Engineering Crossword (Issue 321)

321 crossword

The answers to Circuit Cellar 321‘s crossword are now available. Across EMPTYSET—Null [2 words] STATOR—Nonrotating portion of a motor EXBI—Ei BPS—Data rate PLESIOCHRONOUS—Not quite synchronized RING—Devices connected in a circle; topology AMBIENT—Air temperature around a system DYNE—10-5 N ENUMERATION—ENUM RECTIFIER—Converts … Continue reading






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The Future of Embedded Computing

SteveCropped

Although my academic background is in cybernetics and artificial intelligence, and my career started out in production software development, I have been lucky enough to spend the last few years diving head first into embedded systems development. There have been … Continue reading






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eMCOS Scalable POSIX-Compliant RTOS

eSOL recently released eMCOS POSIX, which is a POSIX-compliant profile for eMCOS. The eMCOS POSIX accelerates R&D and shortens product development time with Linux software assets and engineering resources, including open source software (OSS) such as the Robot Operating System … Continue reading






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Aurora Software for Evaluation of ArcticPro eFPGA IP

QuickLogic Corp. recently announced the release of its new Aurora software, which enables SoC developers to evaluate the integration of embedded FPGA (eFPGA) IP into devices designed for different Global Foundries process nodes. The Aurora eFPGA development tool supports design implementation … Continue reading






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Chip Antennas for the New NB-IoT Standard

SR4C033

Antenova Ltd recently announced a new Narrow Band IoT (NB-IoT) standard.The compact 20 × 11 × 1.6 mm antenna is easy to integrate onto a small PCB.The Latona SR4C033  chip antenna is a member of Antenova’s lamiiANT antenna family. The embedded … Continue reading






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Lightweight Systems and the Future of Wireless Technology

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Last November, we published engineer Alex Bucknall’s essay “Taking the ‘Hard’ Out of Hardware.” We recently followed up with him to get his thoughts on the future of ‘Net-connected wireless devices and the Internet of Things (IoT). As we enter … Continue reading






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World’s Smallest Bluetooth Chip

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The Swatch Group recently introduced the smallest Bluetooth chip on the market. Designed by EM Microelectronic, Swatch Group R & D, and the Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology (CSEM), the compact chip is well suited for portable devices and … Continue reading






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100-V No-Opto Flyback Regulator

Linear LT8304H

Linear Technology recently announced H-grade versions of the LT8304/-1 monolithic flyback regulators with guaranteed operation for junction temperatures as high as 150°C. By sampling the isolated output voltage directly from the primary-side flyback waveform, it requires no opto-coupler or third … Continue reading






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