Matrix Launches Formula AllCode Kickstarter Campaign (sponsored)


Matrix TSL has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its Formula AllCode robotics course, which features a high-specification, Bluetooth-enabled robot. You can program the robot via Python, AppBuilder, Flowcode, Matlab, LabVIEW, C, and more. It is compatible with Raspberry Pi, Android, iPhone, and Windows … Continue reading


Q&A: Innovations in Wearables and Virtual Reality

This is a virtual reality simulation system that supports research relating to chronic neck pain therapies developed by Dr. Markus Broecker and Dr. Ross Smith. (Image used with permission from Bruce H. Thomas, Wearable Computer Lab, University of South Australia)

New developments in wearable technology, virtual reality, and augment reality research are poised to change everything from healthcare to gaming. We recently asked Professor Bruce Thomas to tell us about the research in these areas taking place at the Wearable … Continue reading


New 16- and 32-Mb Advanced Low-Power SRAMs


Renesas Electronics recently introduced two new Advanced Low Power SRAMs with more than 500 times the resistance to soft errors compared to full CMOS memory cells. Fabricated using the 110-nm process, the new RMLV1616A Series of 16-Mb devices and the RMWV3216A Series of … Continue reading


New User-Friendly Platform for Designing Embedded Solutions

Applied Micro Circuits Corp. recently announced the availability of the HeliX 2 Development Kit to support its HeliX 2 family of 64-bit multicore processors. A complete hardware and software solution, the new kit is user-friendly platform for designing embedded systems. The kit’s features and … Continue reading


Microchip Acquires Micrel

Microchip Technology has announced that it has expanded its solutions for industrial, communications, and automotive with the acquisition of Micrel. Details of the deal are available on Microchip’s website.


Advantech Offers Full Support of Microsoft Windows 10 IoT


Advantech now supports Windows 10 IoT (Internet of Things), which is intended to power a wide variety of intelligent connected devices, such as mobile point-of-sale units, robots, and medical equipment. Windows 10 IoT is designed to connect through Azure IoT … Continue reading


August Electrical Engineering Challenge Live (Sponsor: NetBurner)


Ready to put your electrical engineering skills to the test? The August Electrical Engineering Challenge (sponsored by NetBurner) is live. This month, find the error in the schematic posted below (and on the Challenge webpage) for a chance to win a NetBurner … Continue reading


Trends in Custom Peripheral Cores for Digital Sensor Interfaces


Building ever-smarter technology, we perpetually require more sensors to collect increasing amounts of data for our decision-making machines. Power and bandwidth constraints require signals from individual sensors to be aggregated, fused and condensed locally by sensor hubs before being passed … Continue reading


Embedded Security & IP Protection

Infineon OPTIGA-Trust-E

Infineon Technologies’s new OPTIGA Trust E offers an easy-to-use solution for protecting manufacturers’ valuable IP in industrial automation equipment, medical systems, and more. Since encrypting software isn’t enough to product your systems, the OPTIGA Trust E offers enhanced authentication and secured … Continue reading


Test Adapter for 0.5-mm Pitch LGA20

C14646a Ironwood

Ironwood Electronics recently introduced the PB-LGA20A-Z-01 Socket Probe Adapter, which is intended for the high-speed testing of LGA devices while accessing the signals using testers via header pins. The socket probe adapter is designed to interface with 0.5-mm pitch Fine … Continue reading


New CAN FD and FlexRay Trigger and Decode Options for WaveSurfer 3000


Teledyne LeCroy recently announced CAN FD and FlexRay, which are two new trigger and decode options for the WaveSurfer 3000 oscilloscope. You now have the necessary tools for analyzing and debugging automotive systems with the CAN FD and FlexRay serial data communication standards. … Continue reading


Circuit Cellar August Issue Live


The August 2015 issue of Circuit Cellar (#301) is now available. The issue comprises articles on the following topics: simple embedded serial communications, recording .3GPP files, image processing, wearable tech innovation, ground loops, PSoC programmable logic, embedded wireless systems, vintage … Continue reading


Robots with a Vision

In M1’s IR sensor array, each LED is
fired in turn and detected reflections are latched by
the 74HC259 into an eight-bit byte.

Machine chine vision is a field of electrical engineering that’s changing how we interact with our environment, as well as the ways by which machines communicate with each other. Circuit Cellar has been publishing articles on the subject since the … Continue reading


Two New PIC Families with Core-Independent Peripherals

Microchip PIC16F157X

Looking for an 8-bit microcontroller for an IoT application? Microchip Technology announced from ESC 2015 Silicon Valley two new 8-bit families that expand its growing portfolio of PIC microcontrollers with Core-Independent Peripherals (CIPs). The PIC16F1579 and PIC16F18877 8-bit MCU families … Continue reading


Simple Energy Profiling for IoT Applications

image002 Simplicity Silabs

Silicon Labs recently announced a new release of the Simplicity Studio development platform designed to make IoT system design easier and faster. Simplicity Studio—which enables concurrent microcontroller and wireless design—features an enhanced real-time Energy Profiler tool, faster execution speed, and … Continue reading