Antenna Performance Measurement Made Easy

Covering the Basics by Robert Lacoste Article appeared in Circuit Cellar October 2017 (Issue 327) If you’re doing any kind of wireless communications application, that probably means including an antenna in your design. The science of antennas is complex. But … Continue reading

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i.MX 8M SoC-Based Solution Enables Immersive 3D Audio

NXP Semiconductors has announced its Immersiv3D audio solution for the smart home market. The solution combines NXP software on its i.MX 8M Mini applications processor and will support both Dolby Atmos and DTS:X immersive audio technologies in future devices that … Continue reading

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PCB assembly – $1000 in FREE Labor

SlingShot Assembly is Offering Free Labor for First Time Customers. SlingShot Assembly is changing the game in PCB assembly. Doing the impossible, everyday. For a limited time, SlingShot Assembly is offering FREE LABOR, up to $1,000, on new customer’s first … Continue reading

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Modular DIN Rail Box PC Targets Transportation Systems

MEN Micro has announced the MC50M, a modular DIN rail box PC for embedded applications in transportation. The computer platform is based on Intel’s Atom E3900 CPU series. This makes the MC50M the ideal basis for functions such as security … Continue reading

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March Circuit Cellar: Sneak Preview

The March issue of Circuit Cellar magazine is out next week!. We’ve rounded up an outstanding selection of in-depth embedded electronics articles just for you, and rustled them all into our 84-page magazine. Not a Circuit Cellar subscriber?  Don’t be … Continue reading

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Smart Edge SoCs Blend Neural Net Acceleration and Far-Field Voice

Synaptics has announced its new AS3xx series, part of its Smart Edge AudioSmart family. The series includes fully integrated SoCs comprising neural network acceleration, a proprietary wake word engine with support for custom wake words and advanced far-field voice processing. … Continue reading

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Low-Power Pico-ITX SBC Serves Industrial IoT Needs

Axiomtek has introduced its PICO318 board, a palm-sized fanless pico-ITX motherboard powered by the Intel Pentium processor N4200 or Celeron processor N3350 (code named Apollo Lake). The PICO318 is a low power consumption, 2.5” embedded board that is expandable, rugged, … Continue reading

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Tuesday’s Newsletter: Microcontroller Watch

Coming to your inbox tomorrow: Circuit Cellar’s Microcontroller Watch newsletter. Tomorrow’s newsletter keeps you up-to-date on latest microcontroller news. In this section, we examine the microcontrollers along with their associated tools and support products. Bonus: We’ve added Drawings for Free … Continue reading

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Inductive Sensing with PSoC MCUs

Tougher Touch Tech Inductive sensing is shaping up to be the next big thing for touch technology. It’s suited for applications involving metal-over-touch situations in automotive, industrial and other similar systems. Here, Nishant explores the science and technology of inductive … Continue reading

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Cutting-edge Embedded Vision Solutions Are Here

Clarius Mobile Health revolutionized ultrasounds. Xilinx’s technology helped get them there. IoT-connected, portable ultrasound machine leveraged Xilinx’s Zynq programmable SOC solution. Avnet connected Clarius to Xilinx’s technology—some of which wasn’t even on the shelves yet.

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Open-Spec, i.MX6 UL-Based SBC Boasts DAQ and Wireless Features

By Eric Brown Technologic Systems has announced an engineering sampling program for a wireless- and data acquisition focused SBC with open specifications that runs Debian Linux on NXP’s low-power i.MX6 UL SoC. The -40°C to 85°C tolerant TS-7180 is designed … Continue reading

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Utility Metering Solution Taps Semtech’s LoRa Technology

Semtech has announced that Lemonbeat, an IoT solution provider, has integated Semtech’s LoRa devices and wireless radio frequency technology (LoRa Technology) into its smart metering solutions for easier reading and collection of utility usage. Lemonbeat’s LoRa-connected smart meters work by … Continue reading

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Tuesday’s Newsletter: Analog & Power

Coming to your inbox on Tuesday: Circuit Cellar’s Analog & Power newsletter. This newsletter content zeros in on the latest developments in analog and power technologies including ADCs, DACs, DC-DC converters, AD-DC converters, power supplies, op amps, batteries and more. … Continue reading

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Tinkering with Time

Protocols and Programming Many embedded systems need to make use of synchronized time information. In this article, Jeff explores the history of time measurement and how it has led to NTP and other modern technologies for coordinating universal date and … Continue reading

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New Certified Service Regulates V2X-Connected Vehicles

INTEGRITY Security Services (ISS), a subsidiary of Green Hills Software, has announced the ISS Misbehavior Authority Service (MAS), which is the first MA Service for the US V2X ecosystem. The ISS MAS will begin by serving the US Department of … Continue reading

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