RN4020 Bluetooth Smart Module

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Microchip Technology recently announced its first Bluetooth 4.1 Low Energy module, the RN4020, which carries both worldwide regulatory certifications and is Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) certified. The integrated Bluetooth Low Energy (BTLE) stack and on-board support for the common SIG … Continue reading

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Eight-Core 64-bit Processor for Mobile Devices

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MediaTek has announced the MT6795, which the company is targeting at the high-end Android 4G smartphones and tablet segment. According to the press release, the eight-core processor also supports 2560 × 1600 resolution displays, FDD/TDD LTE technology, 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, … Continue reading

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Embedded SOM with Linux-Based RTOS

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National Instruments has introduced an embedded system-on-module (SOM) development board with integrated Linux-based real-time operating system (RTOS). Processing power in the 2” x 3” SOM comes from a Xilinx Zync-7020 all programmable SOC running a dual core ARM Cortex-A9 at … Continue reading

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New GaAs MESFET Chips

BeRex recently began shipping the BCF-series family of GaAs metal–semiconductor field effect transistor (MESFET) chips. According a press release, the family “addresses the need for low phase noise with high gain and power in applications such as single and multistage … Continue reading

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Elektor I/O Shortage & Complexity

One of the many projects featured in the double-sized July/August edition of Elektor magazine is an I/O Warrior Expansion Board. The article outlines how to create a multifunctional board sporting a vast number of inputs and outputs, making it ideal for a … Continue reading

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