Have your tasks multiplied with the IIoT? Don’t worry: Add more cores!

Separating tasks in isolated cores makes system designs highly modular and scalable. With the 8th generation of Intel® Core™ and Intel® Xeon® processors now offering six cores and 12 threads, engineers can deploy new edge devices capable of connecting and … Continue reading

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Generation Robot

Robots are likely to be as disruptive as the automobile, causing us to rethink the way we live and work. In this 5-part video series, Grant Imahara departs on another technical journey to explore the frontier of robotics, meeting with … Continue reading

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Semtech LoRa Technology Leveraged for Flood Sensor System

Semtech has announced that Green Stream has incorporated Semtech’s LoRa devices and wireless radio frequency technology (LoRa Technology) and Senet’s LoRaWAN-based network into its autonomous flood sensor systems for use in coastal areas, including towns and cities. Green Stream’s solutions … Continue reading

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IAR Updates Dev Tools for Renesas Automotive MCUs

IAR Systems has announced a major update of its development tools for Renesas automotive-focused RH850 microcontrollers. The latest version of the complete C/C++ compiler and debugger toolchain IAR Embedded Workbench for Renesas RH850 offers boosted user experience and extended capabilities … Continue reading

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Firms Team to Teach Implementing Power Supplies on STM32 MCUs

STMicroelectronics and Biricha Digital Power, an industrial training and consultancy company focused on switched power design and EMC, have developed a workshop to show power-supply engineers why and how to quickly move to a digital implementation. The workshop, aimed at … Continue reading

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MPU Targets AI-Based Imaging Processing

Renesas Electronics has now developed a new RZ/A2M microprocessor (MPU) to expand the use of artificial intelligence (e-AI) solutions to high-end applications. The new MPU delivers 10 times the image processing performance of its predecessor, the RZ/A1, and incorporates Renesas’ … Continue reading

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MCUs Provide Inductive Sensing Solution

Cypress Semiconductor has announced production availability of the PSoC 4700S series of microcontrollers that use MagSense inductive sensing technology for contactless metal sensing. The series also incorporates Cypress’ industry-leading CapSense capacitive-sensing technology, empowering consumer, industrial, and automotive product developers to … Continue reading

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AVR Microcontrollers Get MPLAB X IDE Support

Designers who have traditionally used Microchip’s PIC microcontrollers and developed with the MPLAB ecosystem can now easily evaluate and incorporate AVR® MCUs into their applications. The majority of AVR MCUs are now beta supported with the release of MPLAB X … Continue reading

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NXP i.MX RT1060 Crossover Processors Released

First announced in February at Embedded World 2018, NXP Semiconductors has released its i.MX RT1060 Crossover processor, with the company claiming a mere ten months from concept to market launch. The i.MX RT1060 is the latest addition to what NXP … Continue reading

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Discover Unknown PCB Design Issues with DRC

FREE White Paper – This paper addresses several of the pervasive myths within the PCB verification market, such as the need for post-layout PCB verification on high-speed designs only. Additionally, it discusses how a designer can seamlessly integrate with the … 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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Rugged, Sandwich-Style SBC is Based on Sitara AM5718 MCU

By Eric Brown Forlinx Embedded Technology, the Chinese company behind Linux-friendly SBCs such as the Texas Instruments (TI) Sitara AM3354 based OK335xS-II and the Forlinx i.MX6 SBC, has posted details on a new OK5718-C SBC. Like the OK335xS-II, it’s a Sitara based board, … Continue reading

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Compact, Arm-based Mini-PC is Toughened up for IIoT

By Eric Brown DFI’s Pico-ITX-based, DIN-rail mountable “EC900-FS6” mini-PC runs Linux or Android on an i.MX6 DualLite, and offers 2x GbE, 2x USB, 2x serial, mini-PCIe, and extensive ruggedization features. A reader recently noted our excessive use of the term … Continue reading

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Preventing IoT Edge Device Vulnerabilities

FREE White Paper – Security issues around IoT edge devices are rarely mentioned in the literature. However, the projected billions of IoT edge devices out in the wild makes for a vast attack surface. Should hardware designers be concerned about … Continue reading

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SoC Provides Neural Network Acceleration

Brainchip has claimed itself as the first company to bring a production spiking neural network architecture to market. Called the Akida Neuromorphic System-on-Chip (NSoC), the device is small, low cost and low power, making it well-suited for edge applications such as … Continue reading

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