U-blox and Arvento Team Up to Launch Vehicle Tracking System

U‑blox and Arvento Mobile Systems have announced the imminent launch of the new imt.x1 vehicle tracking system. Arvento’s imt.x1 differentiates from other vehicle tracking devices on the market, thanks to its 6‑axis Gyro sensor which can sense 3‑dimensional movement caused … Continue reading

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Avoid Reinventing the Wheel on Industrial Designs

Software updates are easy to roll out, but hardware upgrades on custom designs often require a major investment of time and money. A modular approach can speed up this process. In this article, congatec’s Dan Demers explains how. Make slow … Continue reading

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Linux-Driven Modules to Showcase New MediaTek AIoT SoCs

By Eric Brown Innocomm, which has produced NXP-based compute modules such as the i.MX8M Mini driven WB15 and i.MX8M powered WB10, will soon try on some MediaTek SoCs for size. First up is an SB30 SoM due to launch in October that … Continue reading

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October Circuit Cellar: Sneak Preview

The October issue of Circuit Cellar magazine is out next week! Smart Home technologies, Smart Farming, antenna arrays, rugged SBCs and COMs—this 84-page publication gathers up a great selection of embedded electronics articles for your reading pleasure. Not a Circuit … Continue reading

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Linux-driven i.MX6 Gateway Offers 4G Plus Isolated Serial and CANbus

By Eric Brown Chinese embedded vendor Forlinx Embedded Technology has unveiled a power-efficient FCU1201 IoT gateway equipped with NXP’s 1 GHz, dual-core Cortex-A9 i.MX6 DualLite. Like the company’s i.MX6 UL-equipped FCU1101, the system combines extensive serial interfaces with wireless connectivity. … 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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Compute Module Offers Three Flavors of i.MX6 UltraLite

By Eric Brown Variscite has launched its SODIMM-style “VAR-SOM-6UL” module that runs Linux on NXP’s power-efficient i.MX6 UL, ULL, and ULZ SoCs. The WiFi-equipped, -40 to 85°C ready module ships with a new “Concerto” carrier.Prior to Embedded World in late … Continue reading

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Secure 240 MHz MCU Provides Wi-Fi and 43 GPIOs

Espressif Systems has announced the ESP32-S2, a truly secure, highly integrated, low-power, Wi-Fi microcontroller SoC supporting Wi-Fi HT40 and having 43 GPIOs. Based on an Xtensa single-core 32-bit LX7 processor, it can be clocked at up to 240 MHz. With … Continue reading

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Debug Tool Adds Hypervisor Level Tracing Capability

Lauterbach has announced that Hypervisor trace capability is now available for Arm Cortex-A and NXP QorIQ. Hypervisor tracing, which also means multicore tracing, requires high bandwidths from the off-chip tracing interface. The TRACE32 debug tool can now be used to … Continue reading

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MCU-based Solution Enables Offline Facial Recognition

NXP Semiconductors has unveiled what it claims is world’s first MCU-based solution for adding offline face and expression recognition capabilities to smart home, commercial and industrial devices. Built on NXP’s latest crossover MCU, the i.MX RT106F, running FreeRTOS, the new … Continue reading

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Reusable Solderless Robotics Kit Features SimpleLink MCU

Texas Instruments (TI) has introduced the newest addition to the TI Robotics System Learning Kit (TI-RSLK) family, the TI-RSLK MAX, a low-cost robotics kit and curriculum that is simple to build, code and test. Designed for the university classroom, the … Continue reading

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RX65N MCU-Based Cloud Kit Eases Connecting IoT Devices to AWS

Renesas Electronics has announced the Renesas RX65N Cloud Kit featuring onboard Wi-Fi, environmental, light and inertial sensors and support for Amazon FreeRTOS connected to Amazon Web Services (AWS). The kit gives embedded designers a fast start and secure connection to … 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 microcontrollers along with their associated tools and support products. Bonus: We’ve added Drawings for Free Stuff … Continue reading

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VersaLogic’s New Android Demo/Eval Kit – Enter to win

VersaLogic’s new Android Eval Kit provides an easy way to evaluate Arm/Android performance for rapid design and application development. It includes everything needed to run the Android OS on a high-reliability embedded system, including a Arm-based embedded computer board, and … Continue reading

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Industrial Embedded Computing Technology for Smart Robots

Modules for Cooperative Robotics The Service Robotics Research Center of Ulm University of Applied Sciences is developing a modular software framework to make it easier to program robots. The goal is to provide software components that can be used universally, … Continue reading

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