Expansion Connector Sample Kits Target Makers

Samtec RasberryPi3Kit

Samtec has announced the release of four unique Expansion Connector Sample Kits for Makers. These new kits allow continued growth and stacking of the most popular electronics platforms using standard 0.100″ (2.54mm) centerline IDC cables, sockets and headers. Rapid prototyping … Continue reading






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Small Antenna Covers Bands for LPWAN, IoT and Smart Cities

Antenova Grandis SR42I010

Antenova has announce a new antenna, Grandis, part number SR42I010. It is an SMD antenna that is physically smaller yet provides enhanced performance in the 863-870 MHz and 902-928MHz bands. It directly targets the growing number of M2M and IoT … Continue reading






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FCC-Certified AMB2621 Bluetooth Smart Module

Amber Wireless

AMBER Wireless’s AMB2621 Bluetooth Smart module is certified for the United States and Canadian markets (Code of Federal Regulations, Title 47, Telecommunication Part 15 – Radio Frequency Devices). Manufacturers that use the wireless module in their products can gain time … Continue reading






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Simplified Interfacing to High-Speed Infotainment In-Vehicle Networks

Microchip UNICENS

Microchip Technology recently announced a new high-speed network solution for in-vehicle infotainment with device control over Internet Protocol (IP). Unified Centralized Software Stack (UNICENS) is a free software module for anyone using Intelligent Network Interface Controllers (INIC), such as the … Continue reading






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TeraFire Hard Cryptographic Microprocessor

Microsemi

Microsemi Corp. recently added Athena’s TeraFire cryptographic microprocessor to its new PolarFire field programmable gate array (FPGA) “S class” family. The TeraFire hard core provides Microsemi customers access to advanced security capabilities with high performance and low power consumption. Features, … Continue reading






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Radar Module for Makers

OmniPreSense

OmniPreSense Corp.’s recently unveiled radar module is capable of detecting objects 5 to 10 m away and giving electronic systems enhanced information about the world around them. Intended for the “maker” community, the $169 OPS241-A module is capable of making … Continue reading






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New Development Tool for Bluetooth 5

NordicBluetooth5Board

Nordic Semiconductor’s Bluetooth 5 developer solution for its nRF52840 SoC comprises the Nordic S140 v5.0 multi-role, concurrent protocol stack that brings Bluetooth 5’s long range and high throughput modes for immediate use to developers on the Nordic nRF52840 SoC. The … Continue reading






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Handy Four-Channel, High-Resolution Oscilloscope

TiePie-Handyscope

The TiePie engineering recently introduced a new four-channel, high-resolution, USB 3.0 oscilloscope. Featuring TiePie engineering’s SafeGround technology, the Handyscope HS6 DIFF is available in models with sampling rates from 50 MSps up to 1 GSps. SafeGround enables you to use … Continue reading






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New Thermal Imaging Solution for Benchtop Electronics Testing

FLIR-ETS-320

FLIR Systems recently launched the FLIR ETS320 thermal imaging solution for benchtop electronics testing. Well suited for testing and analyzing the thermal characteristics of electronic components and printed circuit boards (PCBs), the battery-powered FLIR ETS320 comprises a high-sensitivity thermal camera … Continue reading






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Isolated Monolithic Flyback Converter – Linear Technology

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Linear Technology recently announced H-grade versions of the LT8304/-1 monolithic flyback regulators with guaranteed operation for junction temperatures as high as 150°C. By sampling the isolated output voltage directly from the primary-side flyback waveform, it requires no opto-coupler or third … Continue reading






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vSound Violin Digital Processor

vSound Violin Digital Processor

Saelig Company recently introduced the Cambrionix ThunderSync16, which provides 16 USB2.0 ports and a Thunderbolt host connection capable of transfer speeds of up to 20 Gbps to allow large data transfer in the shortest possible time. For data syncing requirements, … Continue reading






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Cypress Announces First Two-port USB-C Controller with Thunderbolt 3 Support

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Cypress Semiconductor announced availability of a new USB-C controller with Power Delivery (PD) optimized for Thunderbolt notebook and desktop PCs, as well as docking stations. The EZ-PD CCG5 controller is the industry’s first two-port USB-C controller that supports the Thunderbolt … Continue reading






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MediaTek Launches 4×4 802.11n/Bluetooth 5.0 System-on-Chip with Dedicated Wi-Fi Accelerator

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MediaTek announced the world’s first 4×4 802.11n and Bluetooth 5.0 system-on-chip featuring a dedicated Wi-Fi network accelerator. The MediaTek MT7622 was created for premium networking devices including routers and repeaters, whole home Wi-Fi, and home automation gateways that pre-integrates audio … Continue reading






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Renesas New R9J02G012 Controller Enables Device-to-Device Authentication in Support of Safer USB Power Delivery Ecosystem

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Renesas Electronics announced its new R9J02G012 USB Power Delivery (USB PD) controller intended for use in a wide range of USB Power Delivery products employing direct current (DC) power including AC adapters, PCs, smartphones, other consumer and office equipment, and … Continue reading






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Cypress Announces Highly-Integrated Programmable EZ-PD CCG3PA USB-C Controller with Power Delivery 3.0 and Quick Charge 4.0 Support

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During Computex 2017, Cypress Semiconductor announced availability of a new USB-C controller with Power Delivery (PD) that streamlines the design of power adapters, chargers, and power banks. The EZ-PD CCG3PA controller supports the PD 3.0 standard with programmable power supply … Continue reading






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