Two New PIC Families with Core-Independent Peripherals

Microchip PIC16F157X

Looking for an 8-bit microcontroller for an IoT application? Microchip Technology announced from ESC 2015 Silicon Valley two new 8-bit families that expand its growing portfolio of PIC microcontrollers with Core-Independent Peripherals (CIPs). The PIC16F1579 and PIC16F18877 8-bit MCU families … Continue reading






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Simple Energy Profiling for IoT Applications

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Silicon Labs recently announced a new release of the Simplicity Studio development platform designed to make IoT system design easier and faster. Simplicity Studio—which enables concurrent microcontroller and wireless design—features an enhanced real-time Energy Profiler tool, faster execution speed, and … Continue reading






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Sensor Interface Connects Multiple Sensors to MCUs or FPGAs

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Exar Corp. has announced the XR10910, a new sensor interface analog front end (AFE) for the calibration of sensor outputs. The XR10910 features an onboard 16:1 differential multiplexer, offset correction DAC, programmable gain instrumentation amplifier, and voltage reference. In addition, … Continue reading






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New Radiation Hardened Multiplexers for Space Flight Data Acquisition Systems

ISL71840-Intersil

Intersil Corp. recently launched the ISL71840SEH and ISL71841SEH, new radiation hardened (rad hard) multiplexers that offer ESD protection and high signal chain accuracy and timing performance. The ISL71840SEH 30V 16-channel multiplexer is a drop-in replacement for Intersil’s HS9-1840ARH, which has … Continue reading






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AcqirisMAQS Software Simplifies Multichannel Data Acquisition Systems

Keysight-AcqirisMAQS

Keysight Technologies recently announced a new version of its U1092A AcqirisMAQS Multichannel Acquisition Software. AcqirisMAQS software enables configuration management as well as visualization of data for hundreds of channels from a single console. The client-server architecture supports remote operation, making it possible … Continue reading






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Simplified IoT Connectivity with the Thread Networking Solution

SiliconLabsThread

Silicon Labs recently launched the Thread networking solution, which offers developers a straightforward way to develop Thread-compliant products for the Internet of Things (IoT), including thermostats, wireless sensor networks, and more. Thread provides a standards-based, low-power mesh networking solution based on IP. … Continue reading






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New Probe Adapters for Teledyne LeCroy Oscilloscopes

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Teledyne LeCroy has introduced two new adapters to support third-party probes and current measurement devices. The TPA10 TekProbe Probe Adapter adapts a wide variety of Tektronix voltage and current probes. The CA10 Current Sensor Adapter adapts a wide variety of … Continue reading






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FPGA-Based Storage Reference Design Doubles NAND Flash Life

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Altera Corp. recently developed a storage reference design  based on its Arria 10 SoCs that doubles the life of NAND flash. In addition, can increase the number of program-erase cycles by up to 7×. The design features an Arria 10 SoC … Continue reading






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ZestET2-NJ Gigabit Ethernet FPGA Module

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Orange Tree Technologies recently launched the ZestET2-NJ high-performance Gigabit Ethernet FPGA module, which comprises a Gigabit Ethernet processing engine, Xilinx Artix-7 FPGA, DDR3 memory, and general-purpose I/O. Delivering the maximum sustained Ethernet bandwidth of over 100 MBps in both directions simultaneously, it is … Continue reading






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Dual-Band Wireless M-Bus Evaluation Kit with LoRa capability

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AMIHO Technology recently launched the AE093 evaluation kit intended to help customers connect their Smart Meters and Internet of Things devices. The kit provides a flexible development and evaluation platform to help test products and quickly provide a proof of … Continue reading






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High-Efficiency Buck-Boost Regulator for Mobile Devices

Intersil ISL9120

Intersil Corp. recently announced the availability of the ISL9120 buck-boost switching regulator, which enables efficient power management of system power supplies and peripherals such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, memory cards, or LCD modules. Its adaptive current limit PFM architecture delivers high … Continue reading






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Multi-Touch Solution Brings Modern UI Elements to Embedded Designs

Microchip MTCH6303

Microchip Technology recently announced a new addition to its Human Interface Solutions portfolio. The MTCH6303 is a turnkey projected-capacitive touch controller for touch pads and screens. Touch sensors with up to 1,000 nodes and diagonals of up to 10” are … Continue reading






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STMicro Introduces STM32F7 MCUs with Advanced ARM Cortex-M7 Core

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STMicroelectronics has begun producing microcontrollers with the new ARM Cortex-M7 processor, which is the newest Cortex-M core for advanced consumer, industrial, and Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices. The new STM32F7 microcontrollers combine the Cortex-M7 core with advanced peripherals.  The STM32F7 Discovery Kit includes the … Continue reading






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New High-Speed CMOS DDR2 Synchronous DRAMs

AllianceMemory-DDR2 SDRAM

Alliance Memory recently broadened its line of high-speed CMOS double data rate 2 synchronous DRAMs (DDR2 SDRAM). Its new device featuring high 2-Gb density in a 84-ball 8-mm × 12.5-mm × 1.2-mm FBGA package. The AS4C128M16D2 is available (from a … Continue reading






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High-Resolution Resistive Sensing Signal Conditioner

TI PGA900

Texas Instruments recently introduced the PGA900 high-resolution resistive sensing signal conditioner. The PGA900 enables the fast and precise 24-bit measurement of conditions such as pressure, flow, strain, or liquid levels. Its programmable core enables flexible linearization and temperature compensation for numerous … Continue reading






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