Siemens to Acquire Mentor Graphics for $4.5 Billion

Siemens announced it will acquire Oregon, US-based Mentor Graphics for $4.5 billion in an effort to expand its reach into the automation and industrial software market. “Combining Mentor’s technology leadership and deep customer relationships with Siemens’ global scale and resources … Continue reading






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New USB 3.0 UVC Class Bridge ICs

FTDIPR74 FTDI

FTDI Chip recently introduced a new series of USB 3.0 UVC class bridge ICs. The FT602 devices support streaming of video from HD camera equipment. Imaging systems that once could only deliver low-resolution material can now have improved video quality … Continue reading






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Dialog Semiconductor & Energous Announce Wireless Charging Partnership

Dialog Semicondcutor recently announced it will be the exclusive supplier of Energous Corp.’s WattUp RF-based wireless charging ICs. As part of the partnership, Dialog will make a $10 million investment in Energous and work to help drive broader adoption of … Continue reading






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New Sensor Technologies for Next-Gen Temperature Measurement

MLX90342 Melexis

Melexis recently announced two new sensing technologies for next-generaration temperature measurement. The MLX90640 sensor array is an alternative to high-end thermal cameras. The MLX90342 is a quad thermocouple interface that addresses automotive sensing to 1300ºC. The MLX90640 IR sensor arrays benefits, … Continue reading






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Sensor-to-Cloud Kit for Developing IoT Applications

Interested in developing cloud-connected wireless sensing products? Silicon Labs recently introduced its Thunderboard Sense Kit for developing cloud-connected devices with multiple sensing and connectivity options. The “inspiration kit” provides you with all the hardware and software needed to develop battery-powered wireless … Continue reading






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Ultra-Small hSensor Platform for Wearable Apps

Maxim health sensor

Maxim Integrated Products’s ultra-small hSensor Platform enables you to quickly develop wearable fitness and wellness-related prototypes. With it, you have all the necessary hardware on one PCB along with readily-accessible hardware functionality with the ARM mbed hardware development kit (HDK). The … Continue reading






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New Ready-to-Use Wireless PCB Antennas

Pulse Elect antenna

Pulse Electronics recently introduced three design-ready, standard, wireless printed circuit board antennas. Intended for tablets, laptops, and mobile devices, the SH0319D/E/W antenna family provides wireless signal reception ranging from dual bands to multibands covering GPS, Glonass, WLAN/dual-band WIFI, and GSM900/1800.  … Continue reading






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Human Vision Image-Sensing System Provides 10× Faster Recognition

Omron Image Sensors

Mouser Electronics is now offering Omron Electronic Components’s fully integrated B5T HVC-P2 face detection sensor modules. The Human Vision Component (HVC) plug-in modules are based on Omron’s OKAO Vision Image Sensing Technology, which is used to quickly and accurately detect … Continue reading






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New ARM Technologies for Secure IoT Applications

ARM recently released a new product suite of technologies for designers of secure Internet of Things (IoT) applications.The product suite comprises procesors, cloud-based services platform, radio technology, subsystems, and comprehensive security. Cortex-M Processors Integrated with TrustZone The ARM Cortex-M23 and … Continue reading






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New Embedded Solution for Debugging FPGAs

Exostiv Labs recently announced that its EXOSTIV solution for Intel FPGAs will be available in December 2016. Providing up to 200,000 times more visibility on an FPGA than other solutions, EXOSTIV enables the debugging and verification of FPGA board prototypes … Continue reading






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Wi-Fi-Enabled E-Paper

pervasive WiFi

Pervasive Displays recently released a low-power, Wi-Fi-enabled e-paper display (EPD). The SimpleLink Wi-Fi CC3200 wireless MCU-based EPD is compatible with any of five different EPD panel sizes. You can control it wirelessly over the Internet with the MQTT protocol. The … Continue reading






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eSOL RTOS & Debugger Support for Software Development

Imperas Software recently announced its support for eSOL’s eMCOS RTOS and eBinder debugger. The partnership is intended to accelerate embedded software development, debugging, and testing. The Imperas Extendable Platform Kit (EPK) features a Renesas RH850F1H device and it runs the eSOL eMCOS … Continue reading






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Low Latency 48-Port FPGA Networking Appliance

BittWare and LDA Technologies are collaborating on a low-latency 48-port FPGA networking appliance. The LDA e4 is a 10/25-Gbps-capable FPGA board enclosure that repurposes the serial links on BittWare’s PCIe FPGA boards into high-speed Ethernet ports. Features, benefits, and specs: 6″ FPGA-to-port … Continue reading






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New Tricolor E-Paper Displays

Pervasive-Spectra

Pervasive Displays recently launched the first two products in its Spectra family of three-pigment black, white and red e-paper displays (EPDs). Intended for a wide variety of applications (e.g., electronic shelf labels and smart cards), the thin Spectra EPD is an active … Continue reading






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New “Easy Integration” Antenna for Small Devices

Antenova Inca

Antenova recently added the Inca (part no SRFI028) antenna to its flexiiANT FPC family. Designed for small devices in the 433-MHz ISM band, the compact (101 mm × 20 mm × 0.15 mm), lightweight (0.5 g) antenna is well-suited for small … Continue reading






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