Isolated RS-485 Transceivers for Industrial Automation

MAX14853-55-Maxim

With Maxim’s MAX14853/MAX14855 and MAX14943/MAX14949 highly integrated RS-485 transceivers, engineers can easily design efficient industrial automation equipment, programmable logic controllers, HVAC, and power meter applications. The integration of the transceivers with transformer drivers and an LDO regulator simplifies power- and data-isolated … Continue reading






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Keysight Announces New Precision SMU Series Software Control Options

Keysight b2900 smu

Keysight Technologies now offers a variety of different software control options for its B2900A Series Precision Source/Measure Units (SMUs). With the low-cost or free software options, you can access a variety of capabilities to support basic voltage and current sourcing … Continue reading






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Ultra-Energy-Efficient ARM Cortex-M0+ STM32L0 Microcontrollers

STMicroelectronics recently announced volume production of its ultra-energy-efficient ARM Cortex-M0+ STM32L0 microcontrollers, which are well suited for applications including wearables, medical monitors, industrial sensors, and smart-living devices. Three new product lines are: STM32L0x1 Access Line STM32L0x2 USB Line with crystal-less USB2.0 Full Speed … Continue reading






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Technical Preview of Windows 10 IoT Core on ARM Platform

Toradex recently announced the availability of a technical preview of the Windows 10 IoT Core on an ARM-based System on Module (SOM). The technical preview enables embedded developers to evaluate the new features of Windows 10 IoT Core on an industrial-grade … Continue reading






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Thermoelectric Module Simulation Software Simplifies Design

Laird AZTEC Interface

To decrease thermal deszsign time for design engineers, Laird recently improved the AZTEC thermoelectric module (TEM) simulation program algorithms. The AZTEC product selection tool enables you to specify input variables based on application attributes and the software analysis outputs. Now … Continue reading






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4G LTE Maker Modem for M2M Apps

UB035 MakerModem

The TOBY-L2 a u-blox LTE module has been embedded in the first 4G LTE Maker Modem by M2M Circuits. Designed for the MakerSpace, the 4G Maker Modem enables direct cellular connection to microcontrollers and SBCs for M2M applications. In addition to … Continue reading






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Simplified, Cost-Effective EtherCAT Implemenation with XMC4300 Microcontrollers

Infineon EtherCAT

The Infineon Technologies XMC4300 microcontroller series simplifies EtherCAT implementation complexity and cost. Developed for cost-sensitive industrial applications, the XMC4300 is well suited for a variety of applications, such as factory automation, industrial motor control, and robotics. Like Intineon’s XMC4800 series, the XMC4300 features an … Continue reading






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STMicroclectronics Offers Free Dev Tools to Linux Users

STMicroelectronics now offers free high-productivity tools to Linux users interested in working with STM32 microcontrollers. The STM32CubeMX configurator and initialization tool and the System Workbench for STM32—which is an IDE created by Ac6 Tools and supported by the openSTM32.org community—are now both … Continue reading






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Photocoupler for RS-232C 100-kbps Communications

Toshiba TLP2703

Toshiba Electronics Europe recently announced a new photocoupler that can support signal transfer speeds of up to 100 kbps. Intended for communication applications in industrial systems and home appliance devices, the TLP2703 can be driven by a low input current … Continue reading






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New PSoC 4 L-Series

Cypress PSOC 4 L

Cypress Semiconductor Corp. recently introduced the PSoC 4 L-Series, which is an integrated single-chip solution with a 32-bit ARM-Cortex-M0 core. It features 256-KB flash memory, 98 general-purpose I/Os, 33 programmable analog and digital blocks, a USB device controller, and a control area network … Continue reading






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New IC for Real-Time Power Monitoring of Multiple Loads

Microchip MCP39F511N

Microchip Technology recently expanded its power-monitoring IC portfolio with the addition of the MCP39F511N, which provides standard power calculations and event monitoring of two electrical loads. It includes three ADCs for voltage and two current load measurements, a 16-bit calculation engine, EEPROM, … Continue reading






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High-Side N-Channel FET Driver

TexInst bq76200

Texas Instruments recently introduced the a single-chip, 100-V, high-side FET driver for high-power lithium-ion battery applications. Offering advanced power protection and control, the bq76200 high-voltage solution drives high-side N-channel charge and discharge FETs in batteries commonly used in energy storage systems … Continue reading






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Hands-On Test Instrument Workshop Tour

Keysight recently announced it is running hands-on, test instrument workshop for design and test engineers.The workshop series (February 2–June 24) will be held in the United States and Canada. The workshop is intended to focus on top test challenges with seminars … Continue reading






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Microchip to Acquire Atmel for Around $3.6 Billion

Microchip Technology recently announced it signed a deal to purchase Atmel for around $3.6 billion. According to a January 19 report in the New York Times, Atmel terminated its earlier merger agreement Dialog Semiconductor and paid a termination fee of … Continue reading






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Cypress Expands Portfolio with New Traveo Automotive Microcontroller Series

Cypress Traveo

Cypress Semiconductor Corp. recently expanded of its automotive portfolio with the first series of its Traveo microcontroller family. The series features up to 4 MB of high-density embedded flash, stepper motor control, TFT display control, advanced sound output capabilities, and … Continue reading






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