New Digitally Controlled Programmable Attenuators for Frequencies Up to 40 GHz

Fairview-Attenuators-SQ

Fairview Microwave recently released a new family of digitally controlled programmable attenuators with performance up to 40 GHz and up to 60 dB attenuation range with 0.03 dB minimum step size. The digitally controlled attenuators adjust the amplitude of signal levels … Continue reading






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mbOS for MicroEJ Opens Embedded Systems to Java

SEGGER recently announced that its embOS real-time operating system now supports MicroEJ’s platform, thereby giving Java developers the ability to work on ARM Cortex-M based embedded applications. You get a complete Java platform with a virtual machine, which is a 32-bit … Continue reading






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New Low-Power Embedded Wi-Fi Solutions for the IoT

Microcontroller  MRF24

Microchip Technology recently launched four low-power, highly integrated solutions that enable Wi-Fi and networking capability to be embedded into a wide variety of devices, including Internet of Things (IoT) applications. These four modules provide complete solutions for 802.11b/g/n and are … Continue reading






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Adaptive Coded Modulation Added to Wireless Data Modem

CML CMX7164

CML Microcircuits recently announced that it added Adaptive Coded Modulation (ACM) capabilities to its CMX7164 multimode wireless data modem, QAM modulation suite. ACM features enable the modulation type and block format to change on the fly to dynamically select data block size, … Continue reading






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Full Schematic and PCB Layout in One Project File

TARGET 3001! combines the full schematic and PCB layout in one project file. Schematic and layout are always in a consistent state. An embedded PSpice simulator enables the modeling of the electrical function of the circuit eliminating errors early in the … Continue reading






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60-V, 7-A Step-Down µModule Regulator

Linear 8064

Linear Technology’s LTM8064 is a step-down DC/DC µModule (power module) regulator with a 6-to-58-V (60 VMAX) input voltage range and adjustable load current control with ±10% accuracy at 7 A. You can use it as a point-of-load step-down regulator operating from … Continue reading






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Innovative Tech at Embedded World 2016

hexiwear

Attendance at the recent Embedded World 2016 conference in Nuremberg, Germany, increased 17% (30,063 trade visitors) over 2015. Wisse Hettinga was in attendance and took notes on some of the more interesting technologies on display. He writes: Controllino: Open-Source PLC Say … Continue reading






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Raspberry Pi 3

RPi3

The Raspberry Pi Foundation recently announced the availability of the Raspberry Pi 3, which is a $35 credit card-sized computer that is about 50% faster than the Raspberry Pi 2 and has around 10× the performance capabilities of the Raspberry … Continue reading






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Low-Power 12 DOF Bluetooth Smart Sensor Development Platform

Dialog DS025

Dialog Semiconductor now offers a small, low-power 12 Degrees-of-Freedom (DOF) wireless smart sensor development kit for Internet of Things (IoT) applications, such as wearables, virtual reality, 3-D indoor mapping, and navigation. The DA14583 SmartBond Bluetooth Smart SoC is combined with Bosch Sensortec’s gyroscope, … Continue reading






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Accel32 for Linux Software Supports 4.xx Kernel

Photo caption: Real time acquisition on generic platforms: Accel32 for Linux v.3.0 supports GNU/Linux 4.xx kernels. Penguin: Julien Tromeur/Shutterstock.com

Microstar Laboratories recently released version 3.00 of the Accel32 for Linux software. The software compiles a Loadable Kernel Module (LKM) for the GNU/Linux system, extending capabilities for control of the Data Acquisition Processor (DAP) boards to systems using GNU/Linux operating systems with kernel versions in … Continue reading






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Radiation-Tolerant, 5-V Multiplexers for Space Flight Systems

Intersil ISL71830SEH

Intersil Corp. recently expanded its suite of radiation-tolerant multiplexers with two new, single-supply, 5-V devices—the 16-channel ISL71830SEH and 32-channel ISL71831SEH. The new multiplexers provide data acquisition systems quality ESD protection and signal processing performance. In addition, the 5-V multiplexers also offer faster … Continue reading






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New COM Express Module Supports Intel 6th Generation Core i7/i5/i3 Processors

WIN  MB-73430

WIN Enterprises recently launched the MB-73430 COM Express module, which features Type 6 pin-outs and supports Intel’s 6th Generation Core i7/i5/i3 SoC processors. Intended for systems designed for future upgrades, the COM Express modules are well suited for medical, industrial automation, … Continue reading






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New Si827x ISOdriver Family Provides High Noise Immunity for Power Supplies, & More

Silicon Labs Si827x

Silicon Labs recently launched a family of isolated gate drivers that solves a critical need for modern power supply designs. Offering high noise immunity, the Si827x ISOdriver family is intended for power supplies, solar power inverters, chargers for electric vehicles, and … Continue reading






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Isolated RS-485 Transceivers for Industrial Automation

MAX14853-55-Maxim

With Maxim’s MAX14853/MAX14855 and MAX14943/MAX14949 highly integrated RS-485 transceivers, engineers can easily design efficient industrial automation equipment, programmable logic controllers, HVAC, and power meter applications. The integration of the transceivers with transformer drivers and an LDO regulator simplifies power- and data-isolated … Continue reading






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Keysight Announces New Precision SMU Series Software Control Options

Keysight b2900 smu

Keysight Technologies now offers a variety of different software control options for its B2900A Series Precision Source/Measure Units (SMUs). With the low-cost or free software options, you can access a variety of capabilities to support basic voltage and current sourcing … Continue reading






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