New 32-Bit MCU Series for Embedded Control and Touch

Microchip PIC32mx1

Microchip Technology recently announced a new series within its PIC32MX1/2 32-bit microcontroller family that features a 256-KB flash configureation and 16-KB of RAM. The microcontrollers provide flexibility to low-cost applications that need complex algorithms and application code. More specifically, they are intended to … Continue reading






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New Power MOSFETs Compact, Durable Electrical Appliances

Infineon Logic_Level_StrongIRFET

Infineon Technologies recently extended its StrongIRFET Power MOSFET family. The Logic Level StrongIRFETs can be driven directly from a microcontroller, thus saving space and cutting costs. Additionally, the MOSFETs are highly rugged and thus help lengthen the service life of the … Continue reading






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Miniature 9.7 × 7.5 mm OCXO

IQD IQD0446-IQOV-71

IQD’s latest Oven-Controlled Crystal Oscillator (OCXO), the IQOV-71 series, is housed in four-pad plastic package with a fiber glass base. Despite it 9.7 × 7.5 mm size, it offers very low frequency stabilities down to ±10 ppb over an operating temperature … Continue reading






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New Battery Pack Monitor Protects Multi-Cell Li-ion Batteries

Intersil-ISL94203

Intersil Corp. recently announced the ISL94203 3-to-8 cell battery pack monitor that supports lithium-ion (Li-ion) and other batteries. The ISL94203 can monitor, protect, and cell balance rechargeable battery packs to maximize battery life and ensure safe charging and system operation. It works as a … Continue reading






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Blue Gecko Module Simplifies Smart Design

SiLabs BlueGecko

Silicon Labs recently introduced a fully integrated, precertified Bluetooth Smart module solution that provides a speedy path to low-power wireless connectivity for the IoT. The BGM111 module is the first in a family of advanced Blue Gecko modules delivering integration, … Continue reading






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Radiation-Tolerant FPGA Kit

Microsemi RTG4-Dev Kit

Microsemi recently announced the availability of the RTG4 FPGA Development Kit for high-bandwidth space applications. The innovative kit provides space designers an evaluation and development platform for applications such as data transmission, serial connectivity, and more. The development kit provides all necessary … Continue reading






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SWIFT DC/DC Buck Converters Reduce EMI

TI Swift

Texas Instruments recently launched the industry’s first 20-A and 30-A synchronous DC/DC buck converters with frequency synchronization for low-noise and reduced EMI/EMC and a PMBus interface for adaptive voltage scaling (AVS). The SWIFT 20-A TPS544B25 and 30-A TPS544C25 converters integrate … Continue reading






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NXP’s New Automotive Ethernet Product Portfolio

NXP_AutomotiveEthernet

NXP Semiconductors has launched product portfolio for automotive Ethernet that builds on BroadR-ReachT, which is an automotive standard defined by theOPEN Alliance industry group. NXP’s automotive portfolio features two product families: Ethernet transceivers (TJA1100) and Ethernet switches (SJA1105). The Ethernet PHY TJA1100 … Continue reading






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TRACE32 Supports Spansion HyperFlash Memory

trace32_Lauterbach

Lauterbach recently announced its support for the Spansion HyperFlash Memory with the TRACE32 tools. HyperBus Interface was introduced by Spansion in 2014 as an improvement on today’s low pin count memory interfaces and has been broadly implemented by the system-on-chip … Continue reading






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Universal Trigger and Decoder Option for R&S Digital Oscilloscopes

RTO-Rohde

Rohde & Schwarz has expanded its range of trigger and decoder options for the R&S RTO and R&S RTE digital oscilloscopes. With the R&S RTx-K50, the oscilloscopes help you debug serial protocols that employ Manchester or NRZ coding. The option can be … Continue reading






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RED EXPERT Online Design Tool for Precise AC Loss Calculation

Wurth-RedExpert

Würth Elektronik recently published RED EXPERT,  a new online tool you can use to simulate the power inductors. With just a few clicks, you can select the power inductors and calculate the complete AC losses. RED EXPERT enables extremely precise loss … Continue reading






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Two-Pin, Self-Powered Serial EEPROM for the IoT

Atmel recently announced a two-pin, single-wire EEPROM intended for the Internet of Things (IoT), wearables, and more. The self-powered devices don’t require a power source or VCC pin, with a parasitic power scheme over the data pin. They provide ultra-low … Continue reading






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Matrix Launches Formula AllCode Kickstarter Campaign (sponsored)

FormulaAllCodeBuggy

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






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

Renesas

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






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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






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