Labcenter Proteus Version 8 Offer

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In the January 2015 edition of Circuit Cellar, Labcenter Electronics is offering readers a 10% discount on Proteus Design Suite Version 8 (until March 2015). The Proteus Design Suite is a PC-based CAD tool that includes Schematic Capture (ISIS), Microprocessor … Continue reading

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12-W Receiver IC for Wireless Mobile Device Charging

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At CES 2015, Toshiba America Electronic Components introduced its newest IC enabling wireless mobile device charging. The TC7765WBG wireless power receiver controller IC can manage the 12-W power transfer required for the wireless charging of tablet devices. The TC7765WBG is … Continue reading

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New Ultra-Low Power Precision Op-Amps

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ON Semiconductor recently unveiled a new family of ultra-low power precision operational amplifiers. The precision NCS325 and NCS333 CMOS op-amps deliver zero drift operation and quiescent current for front-end amplifier circuits and power management designs. The op-amp devices enhance the accuracy of … Continue reading

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Microchip Joins Linux Foundation & Automotive Grade Linux

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Microchip Technology recently announced that it joined The Linux Foundation and Automotive Grade Linux (AGL), which is an open-source project developing a common, Linux-based software stack for the connected car. Additionally, Microchip has begun enabling designers to use the Linux … Continue reading

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CY8CKIT-042-BLE Bluetooth Low Energy Pioneer Kit

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At just $49, Cypress Semiconductor’s CY8CKIT-042-BLE Bluetooth Low Energy Pioneer Kit is an affordable tool for creating BLE applications with a PSoC 4 and PRoC BLE devices. The kit supports system-level designs using the PSoC Creator IDE. It is compatible with Arduino … Continue reading

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GP691 ZigBee Radio Chip and GPM6000 Modules for IoT

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At CES 2015, GreenPeak Technologies announced a new GP691 ZigBee communication controller chip and GPM6000 integrated ZigBee modules for Internet of Things applications and smart home devices. The GP691 ZigBee communications controller provides IEEE Standard 802.15.4-compliant robust spread spectrum data communication … Continue reading

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Expanded Multi-Range Programmable DC Power Supply Offerings

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B&K Precision recently announced the 9200 Series, which is its newest multi-range programmable DC power supply line. The series includes four 200- to 600-W models that can deliver power in any combination of the rated voltage and current up to the … Continue reading

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COMSOL Multiphysics 5.0 with App Builder and COMSOL Server to Run Simulation Apps

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COMSOL provides simulation software for product design and research to technical enterprises, research labs, and universities throughout the world. Its flagship product, COMSOL Multiphysics, is a software environment for modeling and simulating any physics-based system and for building applications. A … Continue reading

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WiLink 8 Range of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Modules

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Texas Instruments has announced the WiLink 8 combo connectivity modules to support Wi-Fi in the 2.4- and 5-GHz bands. The new highly integrated module family offers high throughput and extended industrial temperature range with integrated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The modules complement … Continue reading

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New PMR Common Platform Processor

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CML Microcircuits recently released a PMR common platform processor to support digital/analog FDMA PMR/LMR and two-slot TDMA digital systems. As engineers have moved two-way radio from analog to digital, a variety of digital FDMA and TDMA PMR/LMR systems have emerged along … Continue reading

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Quad Output Programmable Universal PMIC

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Exar Corp. recently announced the XR77129, a quad output programmable universal PMIC with an input operating voltage range of 6 to 40 V. Its patented control architecture is well suited for 40-V inputs using a 17-bit wide PID voltage mode VIN … Continue reading

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New EZ App Lynx Library for Creating Smart Bluetooth Sensors

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CCS C-Aware IDE now includes the EZ App Lynx library (#include <EZApp.c>). Quickly create a Bluetooth wireless sensor, or controller, that may be viewed or managed on a paired mobile device using the EZ App Lynx Android app. The free … Continue reading

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HumPRO Series Frequency-Hopping Digital Data Transceiver Module

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Hummingbird platform is a low-cost complete wide-band transceiver with microcontroller module. The HumPRO Ssries wireless UART module is a completely integrated RF transceiver and processor designed to transmit digital data across a wireless link. It has a built-in frequency hopping … Continue reading

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Dual Ethernet Module Operates as Independent Ports or Switch

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The NetBurner MOD54417 network core module provides 10/100 Ethernet connectivity with two Ethernet ports. The ports can operate independently, each with its own MAC address, or as an Ethernet switch, simplifying network infrastructure (i.e., daisy chaining) by enabling Ethernet devices … Continue reading

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New STM32 Micrcontrollers in Small Memory Sizes

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STMicroelectronics’s new STM32F446 microcontrollers feature ARM Cortex-M4 based processing combined with 256- or 512-KB on-chip flash memory options. In addition to using STMicro’s ART Accelerator, the microcontrollers feature smart architecture, advanced flash technology, and an embedded ARM Cortex-M4 core to … Continue reading

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