Crowd Funded Arduino Board Measures 0.5. x 0.5 Inches

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Crowd funded via Crowd Supply, a project called µduino is an Arduino measuring in at 12mm (0.5 inches) x 12mm. While similarly sized micro-controller boards do exist, their power is severely limited to using chips such as the Attiny85 (with … Continue reading






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3 W Isolated DC-DC Converter Series Delivers 4:1 Input Range, Compact Package

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CUI’s Power Group has announced the addition of a new 3 W isolated DC-DC converter series to its portfolio of low power DC-DC converters. The PQME3 series housed in a compact, industry standard 14 pin surface mount package measuring 0.76 … Continue reading






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Dev Kit Enables Cars to Express Their Emotions

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Renesas Electronics has announced that it has developed a development kit for its R-Car that takes advantage of “emotion engine”, an artificial sensibility and intelligence technology pioneered by cocoro SB Corp. The new development kit enables cars with the sensibility … Continue reading






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Software Targets Data Acq for Desktop Python under Linux

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Microstar Laboratories has released DAPtools for Python software, an API that enables high-performance data acquisition applications using the Python programming language on desktop GNU/Linux systems. This is not a reduced or specialized language variant—it supports the complete, full-featured Python environment … Continue reading






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ST Deploys Low-Layer Software for All STM32 MCUs

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STMicroelectronics has completed the introduction of its free Low-Layer Application Programming Interface (LL API) software to the STM32Cube software packages for all STM32 microcontrollers. The LL APIs enable expert developers to work within the convenient and easy-to-use STMCube environment, and … Continue reading






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Triple-Output Power Supplies Feature Modern Interfaces

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Keysight Technologies has announced the introduction of the E36300 Series triple-output programmable DC power supplies. With a large color display, intuitive user interface, modern device connections via LAN (LXI, USB and optional GPIB), the E36300 matches the performance of more … Continue reading






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Web/Mobile Apps from PTC Target Industrial IoT Manufacturing

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PTC has announced  the launch of new ThingWorx manufacturing apps. The new role-based manufacturing apps are fast to deploy and provide industrial companies with real-time operational intelligence to make more proactive and faster decisions. The apps are built on the … Continue reading






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45 W Photovoltaic DC/DC Converter Has 150-1500 VDC Input Range

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Aimtec has introduced its AM45W-NS series feature an ultra-wide 150-1500VDC input range with dual separated outputs.The AM45W-NST with an output power of 45W has the largest input voltage range on the market, ranging from 150-1500VDC and can reach a maximum … Continue reading






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Non-isolated DC Switching Regulators Deliver 96% Efficiency

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CUI’s Power Group has announced the addition of four new series to its family of non-isolated dc switching regulators. The next generation VX78-500, VXO78-500, VX78-1000, and VXO78-1000 series are extremely efficient, typically up to 96%, and balance maximizing economy while … Continue reading






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Compact Power Management ICs Boast Low Standby Power

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Maxim Integrated Products.offers a pair of power management ICs (PMICs) aimed at designers of Bluetooth headphones, activity monitors, smart garments, smartwatches, and other size-constrained devices where battery life and efficiency are priorities. The MAX77650 and MAX77651 feature single inductor multiple … Continue reading






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SMARC Module Serves up Snapdragon 820 Chipset

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iWave Systems has launched its latest System On Module based on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 chipset in the SMARC R2.0 form factor. The SOM integrates Qualcomm’s APQ8096 SOC offering 64-bit Quad Kryo CPU, with on SOM 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, BT4.1 and the … Continue reading






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BLE Module Boasts Integrated MEMS Sensors

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Telit has announced BlueMod+S42M, a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) 4.2, standalone, single-mode module with embedded 3-axis accelerometer, temperature and humidity sensors. The cost-effective component is optimized for efficiency and simplicity in end-device design and manufacturing, delivering reliable Bluetooth Low Energy … Continue reading






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NXP and Widex Team for Wireless Audio Streaming Hearing Aids

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NXP Semiconductors and Widex announced that they have collaborated to develop, test and integrate NXP’s NxH2003 Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) audio streaming SoC into Widex BEYOND hearing aids. The two companies worked closely together throughout the product development cycle, merging … Continue reading






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Qseven Module Sports Apollo Lake Processor

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Axiomtek has released the Q7M311, a new Qseven module with Intel Apollo Lake processor, dual display interfaces, 32 Gbytes of eMMC memory, and wide operating temperature supported. The Q7M311 has adopted the 14nm Intel Pentium N4200 and Celeron N3350 quad-core/dual-core … Continue reading






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Software for Real-Time C2000 MCUs Reduces Design Complexities

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Texas Instruments (TI) has introduced DesignDRIVE Fast Current Loop software that makes C2000 microcontrollers the first devices to push current-loop performance to less than 1 microsecond, according to TI. Together, TI’s C2000 MCU portfolio and DesignDRIVE software delivers system-on-chip (SOC) … Continue reading






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