DFT Plugin Added to Zuken Design Suite

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Zuken  and XJTAG have entered into a partnership to enhance Zuken’s CR-8000 with a design for test (DFT) capability that will improve test coverage during schematic entry. The capability is based on XJTAG’s DFT Assistant, and will be available later … Continue reading

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DC-DC Conv. Does ±1% Voltage Regulation

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Vicor has extended its family of isolated, regulated DC-DC converter modules (DCMs) in ChiP packages, by adding a range of ±1% voltage regulation devices. With unrivaled power densities of up to 1,032 W-per-sqaure-inch, the new series will offer engineers the … Continue reading

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New Version of Altium Designer Previewed

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Altium has completed an exclusive preview tour of its Altium Designer 18 at a series of upcoming global PCB design conferences. Altium Designer continues its focus on delivering new, easy-to-use and productivity enhancing PCB design tools as part of a … Continue reading

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LLC Controller With < 40mW Standby Power

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Texas Instruments (TI) has introduced an inductor-inductor-capacitor (LLC) resonant controller with an integrated high-voltage gate driver that enables the what TI claims is the industry’s lowest standby power, as well as longer system lifetimes. The UCC256301 provides a cost-effective system … Continue reading

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Cadence Adds Real-Time DFM PCB Design

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Cadence Design Systems provides Cadence Allegro PCB DesignTrue DFM technology that performs real-time, in-design design-for-manufacturing (DFM) checks integrated with electrical, physical and spacing design rule checks (DRCs). The technology, integrated into the Allegro PCB Editor, enables PCB designers to identify … Continue reading

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3.5″ SBC Serves up Skylake Processors

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COMMELL has announced its LS-37K 3.5-inch embedded mini-board based on Intel 6th/7th generation FCLGA1151 Skylake / Kaby Lake Core processor family and Xeon E3-1200 v5 processor. The Skylake PC is claimed to deliver 30 percent better performance than a PC … Continue reading

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PCB Technology Leadership Awards

The best overall winner of the 2017  Mentor PCB Technology Leadership Awards is the team from Fujitsu Augsburg for their design of a high-performance computing mainboard. (PRNewsfoto/Mentor, a Siemens business)

Mentor has announced its 27th annual PCB Technology Leadership Awards. Started in 1988, this program is the longest running competition of its kind in the electronic design automation (EDA) industry. It recognizes engineers and designers who use innovative methods and … Continue reading

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Low Power PC/104-Plus SBC has Rich I/O

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Winsystems has announced Its new PPM-C412 series for demanding environments and applications. It offers a broad spectrum of I/O features and the ability to expand functionality in a densely populated, standalone SBC solution. The board delivers greater performance and a … Continue reading

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Gumstix Adds NXP SCM-i.MX 6D/Q Support

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Gumstix, a provider of design-to-order embedded boards, has announced the release of the NXP Semiconductor SCM-i.MX 6Quad/6Dual Single Chip System Module (SCM) to the Geppetto D2O design library and the Gumstix Cobalt MC (Media Center) development board. The NXP SCM-i.MX … Continue reading

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STMicro and Objenious Collaborate on IoT LoRa Network Deal

STM32 Nucleo LoRa kits are now certified and available to developers through ST sales channels.

STMicroelectronics and Objenious are working together to accelerate the connection of IoT nodes to LoRa networks. ST’s development kits certified on the Objenious network are available now, greatly reducing R&D effort and time to market in the creation of new … Continue reading

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Fanless EPIC SBC Handles Extreme Temps

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AAEON has launched the EPIC-BT07W2 SBC that supports the EPIC form factor and features an industrial-grade thermal range of -40°C to 85°C. The EPIC-BT07W2 is a fanless solution like the rest of AAEON’s EPIC line, and provides high environmental resilience … Continue reading

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Sensor Node Gets LoRaWAN Certification

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Advantech offers its standardized M2.COM IoT LoRaWAN certified sensor node WISE-1510 with integrated ARM Cortex-M4 processor and LoRa transceiver. The module the  is able to provide multi-interfaces for sensors and I/O control such as UART, I2C, SPI, GPIO, PWM and … Continue reading

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Microcontroller Family Provides 25 Sensing Functions for 25 Cents

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Texas Instruments (TI) has unveiled its lowest-cost ultra-low-power MSP430 microcontrollers for sensing applications. Developers can now implement simple sensing solutions through a variety of integrated mixed-signal features in this family of MSP430 value line sensing MCUs, available for as low … Continue reading

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MCU Delivers Enhanced Security for Connected Devices

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Renesas Electronics has announced the expansion of its RX65N/RX651 Group microcontroller lineup that addresses advanced security needs for connected devices operating in industrial automation, building automation, and smart metering systems. The expanded lineup features MCUs with integrated Trusted Secure IP, … Continue reading

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Mini Sensor Dies Target IoT and Autos

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TDK has announced new miniaturized EPCOS MEMS pressure sensor dies. The automotive versions of the C33 series boast dimensions of just 1 mm x 1 mm x 0.4 mm. They are designed for absolute pressures of 1.2 bar to 10 bar and are qualified based on AEC-Q101. … Continue reading

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