Implementing an IoT Edge Device While Minimizing NRE

FREE White Paper – One designer in a garage, a small startup and even small groups within large companies are designing IoT edge devices. These designers need to keep non-recurring expense (NRE) down by using affordable design tools that are … Continue reading

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Flexible Embedded/IoT OS Targets 8-/16-/32-bit MCUs

Segger has introduced emPack, a complete operating system for IoT devices and embedded systems. It is delivered in source code for all 8-/16-/32-bit microcontrollers and microprocessors. emPack is optimized for high performance, and small memory footprint and easily fits onto … Continue reading

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Pioneer Chooses Cypress Wi-Fi/ Bluetooth IC for Infotainment System

Cypress Semiconductor has announced that Pioneer has integrated Cypress’ Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Combo solution into its flagship in-dash navigation AV receiver. The solution enables passengers to display and use their smartphone’s apps on the receiver’s screen via Apple CarPlay or … Continue reading

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3D Gesture Recognition Controller for Cars

Microchip Technology has announced a new 3D gesture recognition controller that offers the lowest system cost in the automotive industry, providing a durable single-chip solution for advanced automotive HMI designs. The MGC3140 joins Microchip’s family of easy-to-use 3D gesture controllers … Continue reading

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High-Performance MCUs Serve IoT Device Needs

STMicroelectronics has added two new lines to its STM32 MCU family, the STM32F7x0 and H7x0 Value Line. The MCUs are aimed at enabling system designers to create affordable performance-oriented systems including real-time IoT devices, without compromising features or cyber protection. These … Continue reading

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Compact MCU Offers Enhanced Security Features

Maxim Integrated Products has announced the MAX32558 “DeepCover” family of secure microcontrollers that provide advanced cryptography, secure key storage and tamper detection in a 50% smaller package. As electronic products become smaller and increasingly connected, there is a growing threat … Continue reading

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Altium Sponsors 7 Teams at SpaceX Design Competition

Altium has announced that it sponsored seven teams at SpaceX’s 2018 Hyperloop Pod Competition, which took place on July 22 at SpaceX’s headquarters in Hawthorne, CA. The competition aims to accelerate the development of functional prototypes and encourage up-and-coming university … Continue reading

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Compact Apollo-Lake Box PC Targets Mobile Comms

MEN Micro has announced its BC51M box PC based on the Intel Atom E3900 series, optionally with two or four cores, up to 1.6 GHz. The fanless and maintenance-free device is used in graphics and memory intensive applications in trains, … Continue reading

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Siemens Acquires Austemper Design Systems

Siemens has entered into an agreement to acquire Austin, Texas-based Austemper Design Systems, a startup software company that offers analysis, auto-correction and simulation technology. This technology allows customers to test and harden IC designs for functional safety in applications such … Continue reading

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Tuesday’s Newsletter: Microcontroller Watch

Coming to your inbox tomorrow: Circuit Cellar’s Microcontroller Watch newsletter. Tomorrow’s newsletter keeps you up-to-date on latest microcontroller news. In this section, we examine the microcontrollers along with their associated tools and support products. Bonus: We’ve added Drawings for Free … Continue reading

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Biodesign by Design: A Look at Soft Robotics

Mouser examines a human-centric approach to robotics. Soft Robotic designs are less metal and mechanical and utilize gentle, compliant mechanisms and actuators built using fluids and flexible materials. These enable a wide range of motion and are suitable for exoskeletons … Continue reading

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Enter to Win a Wireless Pen-Sized Oscilloscope!

IKALOGIC is giving away an IkaScope! (retail value $379) The IkaScope WS200 is a pen-shaped battery-powered wireless oscilloscope that streams captured signals to almost any Wi-Fi-connected screen. GO HERE TO ENTER TO WIN! The IkaScope WS200 offers a 30M Hz … Continue reading

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Tuesday’s Newsletter: Analog & Power

Coming to your inbox tomorrow: Circuit Cellar’s Analog & Power newsletter. Tomorrow’s newsletter content zeros in on the latest developments in analog and power technologies including ADCs, DACs, DC-DC converters, AD-DC converters, power supplies, op amps, batteries and more. Bonus: … Continue reading

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DC Panel Meters Display Voltage, Current and Power

Murata Power Solutions has introduced its DCM20 series of multifunction panel meters. For DC systems, these meters measure DC voltage and current, calculate power up to 96 kW, and display values either manually selected or continuously cycling. The miniature panel-mount … Continue reading

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DC-DC Converter Family Adds Tighter Voltage Regulation

Vicor has added 25 new products to its family of DC-DC converter modules (DCMs) with tighter output voltage regulation of ±1%. With unrivaled power densities of 1,032 W/inches-squared, the new series allows engineers to drive loads requiring tighter regulation with … Continue reading

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