7 Habits of Highly Efficient PCB Designers

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Tool Helps Embed Type-C Port Manager on STM32 MCUs

Helping engineers leverage the latest USB Power Delivery capabilities and versatile USB Type-C connections in new or legacy product designs, STMicroelectronics has introduced new software for implementing a Type-C Port Manager (TCPM) on any general-purpose STM32 microcontroller. Compliant with the … Continue reading

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Firms Collaborate on 3D Surround View System for Cars

Renesas Electronics and Magna, a mobility technology company and one of the world’s largest automotive suppliers, have teamed up to accelerate the mass adoption of advanced driving assistance system (ADAS) features with a new cost-efficient 3D surround view system designed … Continue reading

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Cypress and Semtech Team up on Integrated LoRaWAN Solution

Cypress Semiconductor has announced it has collaborated with Semtech on a compact, two-chip LoRaWAN-based module deployed by Onethinx. The highly-integrated Onethinx module is ideal for smart city applications that integrate multiple sensors and are in harsh radio environments. Using Cypress’ … Continue reading

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MCUs Eye Closed-Loop Control Applications

Microchip Technology has introduced the new PIC18 Q10 and ATtiny1607 families, featuring multiple intelligent Core Independent Peripherals (CIPs) that simplify development and enable quick response time to system events. Advancements in the architecture of PIC and AVR 8-bit microcontrollers (MCUs) have … Continue reading

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MCUs Offer Configurable Signal Chain Elements

Texas Instruments (TI) has announced the addition of new microcontrollers with integrated signal-chain elements and an extended operating temperature range to its MSP430 value line portfolio. New MSP430FR2355 ferroelectric random access memory (FRAM) MCUs allow developers to reduce printed circuit … 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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Myth Busted: The Truth About Developing Embedded Vision Solutions

Are embedded vision solutions complex? Expensive? Strictly about software? Get answers to your top questions about developing embedded vision solutions, right from Avnet & Xilinx. We’re at the moment of truth with embedded vision systems as scores of new applications … Continue reading

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M-Module Serves Up Four Serial Interfaces

The M-Module M77N from MEN Micro has been developed according to the ANSI Mezzanine standard and extends carrier boards by four electrically isolated serial interfaces, which can be adapted to the respective requirements by software. M-Modules—an ANSI-VITA standard since 1997—are ideally … Continue reading

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High-Accuracy MEMS Sensors Target Industrial Sensing

STMicroelectronics has announced the release of new high-stability MEMS sensors with 10-year product-longevity assurance. The new sensors, to be made available during 2018, begin with the IIS3DHHC, a 3-axis accelerometer optimized for high measurement resolution and stability to ensure accuracy … Continue reading

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Fault Protection Solution Defends High-Speed USB Ports

With the MAX22505 ±40 V high-speed USB fault protector from Maxim Integrated Products, system designers can now eliminate USB port damage from all faults, including ground potential differences, up to ±40 V without the tradeoffs required by competing solutions. It … Continue reading

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Barometric Pressure Sensor Serves Consumer Drone Needs

Bosch Sensortec has introduced a new high performance barometric pressure MEMS sensor: the BMP388 is ideally suited for altitude tracking in Consumer Electronics (CE) drones, wearables, smart homes and other applications. The BMP388 delivers outstanding altitude stabilization in drones, where … Continue reading

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DC-DC Converters Gear Up for Industrial and Rail Applications

Murata has launched its latest encapsulated DC-DC converters, designed specifically for use in industrial and railway applications. The 150 W IRH series from Murata Power Solutions provides market-leading power conversion efficiency, in an industry-standard half-brick pinout, using the latest component … Continue reading

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Low Cost 1 W DC-DC Converters Sport Dual Outputs

As a follow on to its R1SX 1W DC/DC converters, RECOM has extended its portfolio with the R1DX series to cover dual output voltage applications. The R1DX series is ideal for EIA/TIA-232 bus isolation and a wide range of industrial automation … 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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