Bluetooth Haptic Kit

Texas Instruments DRV2605EVM-BT haptic Bluetooth kit

Texas Instruments recently introduced an innovative wireless haptic development kit. The DRV2605EVM-BT haptic Bluetooth kit comprises a 32-mm square PCB containing a DRV2605 haptic driver chip that controls an eccentric rotating mass motor (ERM) and a linear resonant actuator (LRA) to … Continue reading

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Book: Advanced Control Robotics

Advanced Control Robotics, by Hanno Sander

When it comes to robotics, the future is now! With the ever-increasing demand for robotics applications—from home control systems to animatronic toys to unmanned planet rovers—it’s an exciting time to be a roboticist. Whether you’re a weekend DIYer, a computer … Continue reading

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u-blox Wi-Fi/Bluetooth “Internet of Things” Module

u-blox ODIN-W160

Swiss u-blox recently announced the ODIN-W160 Bluetooth/Wi-Fi module. The multi-radio module is intended for industrial, vehicle, medical, and security applications. ODIN-W160 supports dual-band Wi-Fi 2.4/5-GHz (U-NII bands 1, 2, 2e, 3), as well as dual-mode Bluetooth v4.0, which includes Bluetooth low energy … Continue reading

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New 40-nm Microcontrollers for Motor Control

Source: Renesas Electronics Corp.

Renesas Electronics Corp. recently announced the RH850/C1x series of 32-bit microcontrollers (MCUs), which it said are designed for motor control in hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) and electric vehicles (EVs). Based on Renesas’s 40-nm process, the RH850/C1x series features the RH850/C1H … Continue reading

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MIPS Development Board Giveaway

MIPS Creator C120 (Source: Imagination)

Imagination recently launched the MIPS Creator CI20 development board, which is targeted at hobbyists, makers and schools working on open source projects. The system supports Linux (currently running Debian 7, but other images are also supported) and by the end of September Android … Continue reading

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