New High-Linearity I/Q Demodulator

Linear LTC5586

Linear Technology recently introduced the LTC5586, which is a new high-linearity I/Q demodulator with more than 1-GHz, –1-dB flatness bandwidth supporting next-generation 5G wireless infrastructure equipment. It’s intended for applications ranging from DPD receivers for base stations to software-defined radios (SDR). … Continue reading






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New Automotive Power Integrated Module Solution for Next-Gen Automotive BLDC Systems

OnSemi_STK984

ON Semiconductor recently expanded its line of power integrated modules (PIMs) with the STK984-190-E, which is a highly integrated module well suited for driving three-phase brushless DC motors in automotive systems. The module is intended for use in 12-V automotive electric … Continue reading






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August Code Challenge (Sponsor: Programming Research)

Click to enlarge. Find the error and submit your answer via the online submission form.

Ready to put your programming skills to the test? Take the new Electrical Engineering Challenge (sponsored by Programming Research). Find the error in the code for a shot to win prizes, such as an Amazon Gift Card or a Circuit Cellar … Continue reading






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August Schematic Challenge (Sponsor: Technologic Sysetms)

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Can you spot the error in this month’s schematic challenge (sponsored by Technologic Systems)? This your chance to put your technical skills to test. Find the error in the schematic for a shot to win prizes, such as a TS-7250-V2 … Continue reading






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Tool for Selecting Coils for Wireless Power Transfer

Wurth MixMatch

Wurth Elektronik now offers developers with a tool—Mix and Match—to help select the right transmitter and receiver coils. Mix and Match is a new tool in the RED EXPERT Toolbox. Also like the other tools in RED EXPERT, Mix and … Continue reading






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Low-Power BLE Sensor Node for IoT Applications

Microchip BLE Demo Platform

Microchip Technology recently released a demonstration platform for the lowest-power Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) sensor node. The platform features an ultra-low-power BTLC1000-certified module, a SMART SAM L21 Cortex-M0+ MCU, Bosch sensor technology, and a complete software solution. The BLE demonstration platform … Continue reading






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Qi-Certified, 15-W Wireless Power Transmitter

TI bq501210

Texas Instruments now offers the industry’s first WPC v1.2 Qi-certified, 15-W wireless power transmitter. Intended to deliver high-power wireless charging to industrial systems (e.g., hand-held medical devices), the bq501210 enables 84% system efficiency with significantly less thermal dissipation. The bq501210’s … Continue reading






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Renesas Electronics Europe and SEGGER Accelerate RX Ecosystem Expansion

Segger RS

Renesas Electronics Europe and SEGGER recently announced their collaboration to facilitate the expansion of Renesas’s RX Family of 32-bit microcontroller ecosystem through the adoption of SEGGER’s newly-released SystemView software. SystemView supports streaming over J-Link, as well as real-time analysis and … Continue reading






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STMicroelectronics Certifies Cryptographic Library for STM32 MCUs

STMicroelectronics has successfully certified its cryptographic library for STM32 microcontrollers as per the US Cryptographic Algorithm Validation Program (CAVP). An extension to the STM32Cube software package, the X-CUBE-CRYPTOLIB library is well suited for secure STM32-based applications, such as IoT devices, point-of-sale terminals, … Continue reading






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FTDI Arduino-Compatible Touch-Enabled Display Shield Now Shipping

FTDI CleO

FTDI Chip recently announced the widespread availability of its originally crowdfunded CleO product (and accompanying accessories). FTDI Chip also offers access to software tools, step-by-step tutorials, and projects. CleO is a simple to program, intelligent TFT display solution that for building human machine interfaces … Continue reading






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IEC Adopts USB Type-C, USB Power Delivery, & USB 3.1 Specs

USB

The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) recently announced that IEC has formally adopted the latest USB-IF specifications for high-speed data delivery and enhanced usages for device charging. In particular, the USB Type-C Cable and Connector, USB … Continue reading






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Industry’s First Open-Source SoC Platforms

SiFive recently introduced the Freedom family of system on a chip (SoC) platforms that are built around the open-source RISC-V instruction set architecture, which was developed by the company’s founders at the University of California, Berkeley. Features and specs: Freedom U500 Series: … Continue reading






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New Micro Buzzers for Portable Applications

UCI buzzer

CUI’s Components Group recently expanded its micro buzzer product line. Housed in surface-mount packages as small as 4 mm × 4 mm, the three new models—CMT 4023S SMT, CMT 5023S SMT, and CPT 9019S SMT—are well suited for a wide variety of … Continue reading






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High-Performance Secure Shell Solution for MCU-Based Systems

SEGGER recently introduced its emSSH software library for the purpose of creating secure connections between a client and a server, typically over a TCP/IP connection. The library is well suited for applications such as secure remote controls. emSSH includes all modules required for … Continue reading






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RF-LORA Module for the IoT

RF-LORA promo image v2 copy

RF Solutions’s RF-LORA module is a high-performance radio module delivered in a compact 23 mm × 20 mm format. Intended for Internet of Things (IoT) applications, the RF-LORA module delivers Semtech’s LoRa technology for IoT applications. The RF-LORA’s specs and features: Up … Continue reading






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