Renesas Electronics Europe and SEGGER Accelerate RX Ecosystem Expansion

Segger RS

Renesas Electronics Europe and SEGGER recently announced their collaboration to facilitate the expansion of Renesas’s RX Family of 32-bit microcontroller ecosystem through the adoption of SEGGER’s newly-released SystemView software. SystemView supports streaming over J-Link, as well as real-time analysis and … Continue reading






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STMicroelectronics Certifies Cryptographic Library for STM32 MCUs

STMicroelectronics has successfully certified its cryptographic library for STM32 microcontrollers as per the US Cryptographic Algorithm Validation Program (CAVP). An extension to the STM32Cube software package, the X-CUBE-CRYPTOLIB library is well suited for secure STM32-based applications, such as IoT devices, point-of-sale terminals, … Continue reading






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FTDI Arduino-Compatible Touch-Enabled Display Shield Now Shipping

FTDI CleO

FTDI Chip recently announced the widespread availability of its originally crowdfunded CleO product (and accompanying accessories). FTDI Chip also offers access to software tools, step-by-step tutorials, and projects. CleO is a simple to program, intelligent TFT display solution that for building human machine interfaces … Continue reading






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IEC Adopts USB Type-C, USB Power Delivery, & USB 3.1 Specs

USB

The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) recently announced that IEC has formally adopted the latest USB-IF specifications for high-speed data delivery and enhanced usages for device charging. In particular, the USB Type-C Cable and Connector, USB … Continue reading






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Debugging Embedded Systems with Minimal Resources

This is the schematic for a serial port
RS-232 driver. It's a standardized
circuit that plugs into a header on the
board to be debugged.

Debugging an embedded system can be difficult when you’re dealing with either a simple system with few pins or a complex system with nearly every pin in use. Stuart Ball provides some tips to make debugging such systems a little … Continue reading






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Industry’s First Open-Source SoC Platforms

SiFive recently introduced the Freedom family of system on a chip (SoC) platforms that are built around the open-source RISC-V instruction set architecture, which was developed by the company’s founders at the University of California, Berkeley. Features and specs: Freedom U500 Series: … Continue reading






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New Micro Buzzers for Portable Applications

UCI buzzer

CUI’s Components Group recently expanded its micro buzzer product line. Housed in surface-mount packages as small as 4 mm × 4 mm, the three new models—CMT 4023S SMT, CMT 5023S SMT, and CPT 9019S SMT—are well suited for a wide variety of … Continue reading






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High-Performance Secure Shell Solution for MCU-Based Systems

SEGGER recently introduced its emSSH software library for the purpose of creating secure connections between a client and a server, typically over a TCP/IP connection. The library is well suited for applications such as secure remote controls. emSSH includes all modules required for … Continue reading






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RF-LORA Module for the IoT

RF-LORA promo image v2 copy

RF Solutions’s RF-LORA module is a high-performance radio module delivered in a compact 23 mm × 20 mm format. Intended for Internet of Things (IoT) applications, the RF-LORA module delivers Semtech’s LoRa technology for IoT applications. The RF-LORA’s specs and features: Up … Continue reading






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Programmable Analog SoCs for Embedded IoT Apps

Cypress CY8C-KIT

Cypress Semiconductor Corp. recently introduced a new PSoC that simplifies the design of next-generation, multiple-sensor systems. Based on a 32-bit ARM Cortex-M0+ signal processing engine, the Analog Coprocessor integrates programmable analog blocks, including a new Universal Analog Block (UAB), which can … Continue reading






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New FMEA-Compliant µModule Regulator

Linear 8003

Linear Technology recently introduced the LTM8003 step-down DC/DC µModule regulator. With a 40-V input voltage rating and 3.5 A of continuous output current, the LTM8003’s pinout is failure mode effects analysis (FMEA) compliant, so the output voltage remains at or below the … Continue reading






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New Schematic Challenge (Sponsor: Technologic Sysetms)

Click to enlarge. Find the error and submit your answer via the online submission form.

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






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Find the Code Error: Take This Engineering Challenge (Sponsor: Programming Research)

Click to enlarge. Find the error and submit your answer via the online submission form.

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






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A Smarter, Deeper Resource for Electronics Engineers (Sponsored)

It’s an exciting time to work with electronics. If you’re an engineer, there are opportunities to develop products as new technologies intersect and trends such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and wearables open up new possibilities. This intersection also … Continue reading






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Power Interface Module Simplifies Low-EMI Design in ATCA Applications

Ericsson recently announced the availability of the PIM4610PD power interface module (PIM), which simplifies low-EMI design in Advanced Telecom Computing Architecture (ATCA) applications. An extension of Ericsson’s 3E* PIM family, the new PIM4610PD has been optimized to simplify design in blade server-applications … Continue reading






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