Tensilica HiFi 3z DSP IP Core Provides Enhanced Voice and Audio Processing

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Cadence Design Systems has announced the Cadence Tensilica HiFi 3z DSP IP core for system-on-chip (SoC) designs targeted for the latest mobile and home entertainment applications, including smartphones, augmented reality (AR)/3D goggles, digital TVs and set-top boxes (STBs). The new … Continue reading






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PC/104-Plus SBC Features On-Board TPM Security

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Versalogic is now shipping the “Liger”-a new high-performance PC/104-Plus single board computer (SBC). Based on Intel’s Kaby Lake processor, Liger combines high performance processing and high performance video with moderate power consumption (12 to 14 W typical). It features hardware-level … Continue reading






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Crowd Funded Arduino Board Measures 0.5. x 0.5 Inches

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Crowd funded via Crowd Supply, a project called µduino is an Arduino measuring in at 12mm (0.5 inches) x 12mm. While similarly sized micro-controller boards do exist, their power is severely limited to using chips such as the Attiny85 (with … Continue reading






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3 W Isolated DC-DC Converter Series Delivers 4:1 Input Range, Compact Package

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CUI’s Power Group has announced the addition of a new 3 W isolated DC-DC converter series to its portfolio of low power DC-DC converters. The PQME3 series housed in a compact, industry standard 14 pin surface mount package measuring 0.76 … Continue reading






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Dev Kit Enables Cars to Express Their Emotions

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Renesas Electronics has announced that it has developed a development kit for its R-Car that takes advantage of “emotion engine”, an artificial sensibility and intelligence technology pioneered by cocoro SB Corp. The new development kit enables cars with the sensibility … Continue reading






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Software Targets Data Acq for Desktop Python under Linux

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Microstar Laboratories has released DAPtools for Python software, an API that enables high-performance data acquisition applications using the Python programming language on desktop GNU/Linux systems. This is not a reduced or specialized language variant—it supports the complete, full-featured Python environment … Continue reading






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ST Deploys Low-Layer Software for All STM32 MCUs

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STMicroelectronics has completed the introduction of its free Low-Layer Application Programming Interface (LL API) software to the STM32Cube software packages for all STM32 microcontrollers. The LL APIs enable expert developers to work within the convenient and easy-to-use STMCube environment, and … Continue reading






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NXP to Make Security Chips in its US Facilities

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NXP Semiconductors has announced a $22 million dollar program that expands its operations in the United States, enabling the Company’s US facilities to manufacture security chips for government applications that can support critical US national and homeland security programs. Upon … Continue reading






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Bluetooth SIG Adds Mesh Networking to BLE Ecosystem

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The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) announced that the wireless connectivity global standard now supports mesh networking. This enables many-to-many (m:m) device communications and is optimized for creating large-scale device networks, ideally suited for building automation, sensor networks and smart … Continue reading






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Triple-Output Power Supplies Feature Modern Interfaces

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Keysight Technologies has announced the introduction of the E36300 Series triple-output programmable DC power supplies. With a large color display, intuitive user interface, modern device connections via LAN (LXI, USB and optional GPIB), the E36300 matches the performance of more … Continue reading






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Web/Mobile Apps from PTC Target Industrial IoT Manufacturing

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PTC has announced  the launch of new ThingWorx manufacturing apps. The new role-based manufacturing apps are fast to deploy and provide industrial companies with real-time operational intelligence to make more proactive and faster decisions. The apps are built on the … Continue reading






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Philips Lighting and Google Join Board of Bluetooth SIG

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The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has appointed representatives from Philips Lighting and Google to its board of directors. Ruud von Bokhorst and Martin Turon began serving their two-year board terms on July 1, 2017. The Bluetooth SIG Board of … Continue reading






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45 W Photovoltaic DC/DC Converter Has 150-1500 VDC Input Range

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Aimtec has introduced its AM45W-NS series feature an ultra-wide 150-1500VDC input range with dual separated outputs.The AM45W-NST with an output power of 45W has the largest input voltage range on the market, ranging from 150-1500VDC and can reach a maximum … Continue reading






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Non-isolated DC Switching Regulators Deliver 96% Efficiency

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CUI’s Power Group has announced the addition of four new series to its family of non-isolated dc switching regulators. The next generation VX78-500, VXO78-500, VX78-1000, and VXO78-1000 series are extremely efficient, typically up to 96%, and balance maximizing economy while … Continue reading






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Compact Power Management ICs Boast Low Standby Power

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Maxim Integrated Products.offers a pair of power management ICs (PMICs) aimed at designers of Bluetooth headphones, activity monitors, smart garments, smartwatches, and other size-constrained devices where battery life and efficiency are priorities. The MAX77650 and MAX77651 feature single inductor multiple … Continue reading






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