TRACE32 Supports Spansion HyperFlash Memory


Lauterbach recently announced its support for the Spansion HyperFlash Memory with the TRACE32 tools. HyperBus Interface was introduced by Spansion in 2014 as an improvement on today’s low pin count memory interfaces and has been broadly implemented by the system-on-chip … Continue reading


Universal Trigger and Decoder Option for R&S Digital Oscilloscopes


Rohde & Schwarz has expanded its range of trigger and decoder options for the R&S RTO and R&S RTE digital oscilloscopes. With the R&S RTx-K50, the oscilloscopes help you debug serial protocols that employ Manchester or NRZ coding. The option can be … Continue reading


RED EXPERT Online Design Tool for Precise AC Loss Calculation


Würth Elektronik recently published RED EXPERT,  a new online tool you can use to simulate the power inductors. With just a few clicks, you can select the power inductors and calculate the complete AC losses. RED EXPERT enables extremely precise loss … Continue reading


Two-Pin, Self-Powered Serial EEPROM for the IoT

Atmel recently announced a two-pin, single-wire EEPROM intended for the Internet of Things (IoT), wearables, and more. The self-powered devices don’t require a power source or VCC pin, with a parasitic power scheme over the data pin. They provide ultra-low … Continue reading


New 16- and 32-Mb Advanced Low-Power SRAMs


Renesas Electronics recently introduced two new Advanced Low Power SRAMs with more than 500 times the resistance to soft errors compared to full CMOS memory cells. Fabricated using the 110-nm process, the new RMLV1616A Series of 16-Mb devices and the RMWV3216A Series of … Continue reading


New User-Friendly Platform for Designing Embedded Solutions

Applied Micro Circuits Corp. recently announced the availability of the HeliX 2 Development Kit to support its HeliX 2 family of 64-bit multicore processors. A complete hardware and software solution, the new kit is user-friendly platform for designing embedded systems. The kit’s features and … Continue reading


Microchip Acquires Micrel

Microchip Technology has announced that it has expanded its solutions for industrial, communications, and automotive with the acquisition of Micrel. Details of the deal are available on Microchip’s website.


Advantech Offers Full Support of Microsoft Windows 10 IoT


Advantech now supports Windows 10 IoT (Internet of Things), which is intended to power a wide variety of intelligent connected devices, such as mobile point-of-sale units, robots, and medical equipment. Windows 10 IoT is designed to connect through Azure IoT … Continue reading


Embedded Security & IP Protection

Infineon OPTIGA-Trust-E

Infineon Technologies’s new OPTIGA Trust E offers an easy-to-use solution for protecting manufacturers’ valuable IP in industrial automation equipment, medical systems, and more. Since encrypting software isn’t enough to product your systems, the OPTIGA Trust E offers enhanced authentication and secured … Continue reading


Test Adapter for 0.5-mm Pitch LGA20

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Ironwood Electronics recently introduced the PB-LGA20A-Z-01 Socket Probe Adapter, which is intended for the high-speed testing of LGA devices while accessing the signals using testers via header pins. The socket probe adapter is designed to interface with 0.5-mm pitch Fine … Continue reading


New CAN FD and FlexRay Trigger and Decode Options for WaveSurfer 3000


Teledyne LeCroy recently announced CAN FD and FlexRay, which are two new trigger and decode options for the WaveSurfer 3000 oscilloscope. You now have the necessary tools for analyzing and debugging automotive systems with the CAN FD and FlexRay serial data communication standards. … Continue reading


Two New PIC Families with Core-Independent Peripherals

Microchip PIC16F157X

Looking for an 8-bit microcontroller for an IoT application? Microchip Technology announced from ESC 2015 Silicon Valley two new 8-bit families that expand its growing portfolio of PIC microcontrollers with Core-Independent Peripherals (CIPs). The PIC16F1579 and PIC16F18877 8-bit MCU families … Continue reading


Simple Energy Profiling for IoT Applications

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Silicon Labs recently announced a new release of the Simplicity Studio development platform designed to make IoT system design easier and faster. Simplicity Studio—which enables concurrent microcontroller and wireless design—features an enhanced real-time Energy Profiler tool, faster execution speed, and … Continue reading


Sensor Interface Connects Multiple Sensors to MCUs or FPGAs


Exar Corp. has announced the XR10910, a new sensor interface analog front end (AFE) for the calibration of sensor outputs. The XR10910 features an onboard 16:1 differential multiplexer, offset correction DAC, programmable gain instrumentation amplifier, and voltage reference. In addition, … Continue reading


New Radiation Hardened Multiplexers for Space Flight Data Acquisition Systems


Intersil Corp. recently launched the ISL71840SEH and ISL71841SEH, new radiation hardened (rad hard) multiplexers that offer ESD protection and high signal chain accuracy and timing performance. The ISL71840SEH 30V 16-channel multiplexer is a drop-in replacement for Intersil’s HS9-1840ARH, which has … Continue reading