New Raspberry Pi Model B+

Source: Raspberry Pi Foundation

The Raspberry Pi foundation announced what it calls “an evolution” of the Raspberry Pi SBC. Compared to the previous model, the new Raspberry Pi Model B+ has more GPIO, and more USB ports. In addition, it uses Micro SD memory … Continue reading

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USB-230 Series: New Low-Cost 16-Bit DAQ

Source: Measurement Computing

Measurement Computing Corporation recently announced the release of two, 16-bit, multifunction USB DAQ devices with sample rates up to 100 ksps. The USB-230 Series are the lowest priced 16-bit multifunction USB devices available from MCC. They feature eight single-ended/four differential analog inputs, … Continue reading

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SDK for OpenCL Dev Flow

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Altera Corp. has simplified a programmer’s ability to accelerate algorithms in FPGAs. The Altera SDK for OpenCL version 14.0 includes a programmer-familiar rapid prototyping design flow that enables users to prototype designs in minutes on an FPGA accelerator board. Altera, along with … Continue reading

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Dual-Phase Boosts Step-Up Efficiency

Source: Linear Technology

Linear Technology Corp. recently introduced the LTC3124 two-phase, 3-MHz current-mode synchronous boost DC/DC converter. It features output disconnect and inrush current limiting. Dual-phase operation has the benefit of reducing peak inductor and capacitor ripple currents. This allows equivalent performance to be … Continue reading

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Novel Wearable Optical Display

(Source: TrueLife)

Trulife Optics together with the UK’s National Physics Laboratory has demonstrated a new type of transparent head-up display device. According to Simon Hall, lead scientist of Adaptive Optics at the NPL the new technology is unlike existing solutions: “Google’s solution … Continue reading

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