u-blox Wi-Fi/Bluetooth “Internet of Things” Module

u-blox ODIN-W160

Swiss u-blox recently announced the ODIN-W160 Bluetooth/Wi-Fi module. The multi-radio module is intended for industrial, vehicle, medical, and security applications. ODIN-W160 supports dual-band Wi-Fi 2.4/5-GHz (U-NII bands 1, 2, 2e, 3), as well as dual-mode Bluetooth v4.0, which includes Bluetooth low energy … Continue reading

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New 40-nm Microcontrollers for Motor Control

Source: Renesas Electronics Corp.

Renesas Electronics Corp. recently announced the RH850/C1x series of 32-bit microcontrollers (MCUs), which it said are designed for motor control in hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) and electric vehicles (EVs). Based on Renesas’s 40-nm process, the RH850/C1x series features the RH850/C1H … Continue reading

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MIPS Development Board Giveaway

MIPS Creator C120 (Source: Imagination)

Imagination recently launched the MIPS Creator CI20 development board, which is targeted at hobbyists, makers and schools working on open source projects. The system supports Linux (currently running Debian 7, but other images are also supported) and by the end of September Android … Continue reading

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Quartus II Software Arria 10 Edition v14.0

Altera Corp. has released Quartus II software Arria 10 edition v14.0, which is an advanced 20-nm FPGA and SoC design environment. Quartus II software delivers fast compile times and enables high performance for 20-nm FPGA and SoC designs. You can further … Continue reading

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100-V Forward Voltage Controller

Source: Linear Technology

Linear Technology recently announced the LT8310, which is a resonant-reset forward converter controller that drives an external low side N-channel MOSFET from an internally regulated 10-V supply. The LT8310 features duty mode control to generate a stable, regulated, isolated output … Continue reading

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