MCUs Provide Inductive Sensing Solution

Cypress Semiconductor has announced production availability of the PSoC 4700S series of microcontrollers that use MagSense inductive sensing technology for contactless metal sensing. The series also incorporates Cypress’ industry-leading CapSense capacitive-sensing technology, empowering consumer, industrial, and automotive product developers to … Continue reading

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AVR Microcontrollers Get MPLAB X IDE Support

Designers who have traditionally used Microchip’s PIC microcontrollers and developed with the MPLAB ecosystem can now easily evaluate and incorporate AVR® MCUs into their applications. The majority of AVR MCUs are now beta supported with the release of MPLAB X … Continue reading

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NXP i.MX RT1060 Crossover Processors Released

First announced in February at Embedded World 2018, NXP Semiconductors has released its i.MX RT1060 Crossover processor, with the company claiming a mere ten months from concept to market launch. The i.MX RT1060 is the latest addition to what NXP … Continue reading

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Rugged, Sandwich-Style SBC is Based on Sitara AM5718 MCU

By Eric Brown Forlinx Embedded Technology, the Chinese company behind Linux-friendly SBCs such as the Texas Instruments (TI) Sitara AM3354 based OK335xS-II and the Forlinx i.MX6 SBC, has posted details on a new OK5718-C SBC. Like the OK335xS-II, it’s a Sitara based board, … Continue reading

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Compact, Arm-based Mini-PC is Toughened up for IIoT

By Eric Brown DFI’s Pico-ITX-based, DIN-rail mountable “EC900-FS6” mini-PC runs Linux or Android on an i.MX6 DualLite, and offers 2x GbE, 2x USB, 2x serial, mini-PCIe, and extensive ruggedization features. A reader recently noted our excessive use of the term … Continue reading

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SoC Provides Neural Network Acceleration

Brainchip has claimed itself as the first company to bring a production spiking neural network architecture to market. Called the Akida Neuromorphic System-on-Chip (NSoC), the device is small, low cost and low power, making it well-suited for edge applications such as … Continue reading

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5 W AC-DC Modules Serve Industry 4.0 and IoT Needs

RECOM has expanded its low power AC/DC portfolio with encapsulated 5 W power supplies, which operate up to +90°C. They accept input voltage lines of up to 305 VAC and offer peak power capability up to 6 W. These modules … Continue reading

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Chassis Mount AC-DC Supplies Feature Low Profile Metal Case

CUI’s Power Group has announced a new line of compact, chassis mount AC-DC power supplies housed in an enclosed metal case. The VGS-B series offers power ratings from 35 W to 350 W with low 30 mm profiles and compact … Continue reading

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Reinforced Isolated Amplifier Boasts High Precision

Texas Instruments has introduced a new reinforced isolated amplifier. The company claims that devices provides the industry’s highest precision and working voltages and longest lifetime reliability. The combination of better nonlinearity, lower offset and gain error, and higher temperature stability, … Continue reading

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Bidirectional Buck-Boost Controller Targets Autonomous Vehicles

Analog Devices has announced the Power by Linear LT8708/-1, a 98% efficient bidirectional buck-boost switching regulator controller that operates between two batteries that have the same voltage. This makes them well-suited for redundancy in self-driving cars. The LT8708/-1 operates from … Continue reading

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EEMBC Releases SecureMark-TLS Benchmark for IoT Devices

EEMBC, an industry consortium that develops benchmarks for embedded hardware and software, today announced that its SecureMark-TLS benchmark is now available for licensing. Part of the SecureMark benchmarking suite for measuring the efficiency of cryptographic processing solutions, SecureMark-TLS focuses on the … Continue reading

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ST and TomTom Team Up for Geolocation Tool Solution

STMicroelectronics and TomTom, a location technology specialist, have  announced a package of development tools in the STM32 Open Development Environment that connect directly to TomTom Maps APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) for location, tracking and mapping data services. It is aimed … Continue reading

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Mouser Stocking Microchip’s MPLAB Snap Development Tool

Global distributor Mouser Electronics is now stocking the MPLAB Snap in-circuit debugger and programmer from Microchip Technology. The MPLAB Snap provides affordable, fast, and easy debugging and programming of most PIC, AVR and SAM flash microcontrollers and dsPIC digital signal … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi I/O Add-On Targets Aquaponics and Hydroponics

By Eric Brown We knew it was only a matter of time before we covered a board from Luxembourg, and that time has come. Rodange, Luxembourg based Upsilon Engineering, which is led by embedded engineer Yann Leidwanger, has gone to … Continue reading

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Rugged COM Express Type 10 Module Sports Intel Apollo Lake-I

MEN Micro has announced the CM50C, a low-power, compact, Rugged COM Express module that was developed around the Intel Atom E3900 series of processors. Due to the low power consumption, the virtualization support of the processor and the safe board … Continue reading

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