Low-Profile SDM Signage Board Features Whiskey Lake-U

By Eric Brown Axiomtek has launched an SDM form-factor “SDM500L” signage board with an 8th Gen Whiskey Lake-U processor with triple 4K display support, up to 32 GB RAM, 3x M.2 sockets, and extended temperature support.Like the 6th Gen Skylake-based … Continue reading

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September Circuit Cellar: Sneak Preview

The September issue of Circuit Cellar magazine is out next week! This 84-page publication stitches together a fine tapestry of fascinating embedded electronics articles crafted for your reading pleasure. Not a Circuit Cellar subscriber?  Don’t be left out! Sign up … Continue reading

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Altium’s Designer Rev 19.1 Features Stability and Performance Boosts

Altium’s latest release of its Altium Designer 19.1 provides a number of enhancements and further improvements to the product’s performance and stability, reducing the occurrence of errors and increasing productive design time and efficiency. Along with the new version, the … Continue reading

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Arm-Based MCU Embeds Dual ADCs and Camera Interface

Nuvoton Technology has announced a new member of its NuMicro M480 series, the M483KGCAE2A with dual ADCs and a camera interface. The M483KGCAE2A MCU is based on an Arm Cortex-M4F core with DSP instructions and FPU. The device runs up … Continue reading

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SEGGER Trace Probes Add Support for Hilscher NetX90 SoCs

SEGGER Microcontroller has added support for the latest Hilscher multiprotocol SoC, netX90, to its J-Trace and J-Link trace probes. Software engineers working with Hilscher’s netX90 can now enjoy the high download speeds of the J-Link and advanced features, such as … Continue reading

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Dual-Interface Secure MCU Targets Contactless Banking Systems

STMicroelectronics has announced the ST31P450, a dual-interface secure microcontroller designed for contactless applications in banking, identity, transportation and pay-television. It features the latest 40 nm flash process as well as enhanced RF technologies. The ST31P450 is built on the proven … Continue reading

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Serial Memory Controller Meets AI and Machine Learning Needs

Microchip Technology has announced what is claims is the industry’s first commercially available serial memory controller. The SMC 1000 8x25G enables CPUs and other compute-centric SoCs to utilize four times the memory channels of parallel attached DDR4 DRAM within the … Continue reading

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Nissan Taps Renesas MCUs and SoCs for New Skyline Car

Nissan Motor has adopted Renesas’ chips for the ProPILOT 2.0 system featured in the new Nissan Skyline unveiled on July 16. The driver assistance system combines navigated highway driving with hands-off, single-lane driving capabilities, employing Renesas’ R-Car automotive SoC and … Continue reading

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Ryzen Embedded V1000 Module Supports Four USB 3.1 Ports

By Eric Brown Ibase has announced a COM Express Type 6 module equipped with AMD’s Ryzen Embedded V1000 system-on-chip. The announcement refers to the ET876 as a Compact module (95 x 95mm) like Ibase’s earlier, Intel 7th Gen “Kaby Lake” ET975, but … 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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Firms Partner on Integrated Sensor-to-Cloud Monitoring Solutions

Atmosphere and Radio Bridge have announced a partnership that integrates Radio Bridge sensors with Atmosphere’s cloud-based IoT platform for rapid deployment and management of several sensor technologies across multiple low-power wide area networks. An integrated solution was recently deployed for … Continue reading

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Arm-based SBC has PoE, Wi-Fi/BT and More

By Eric Brown Gateworks’ headless “Ventana GW5910” SBC runs OpenWrt or Ubuntu on a dual-core i.MX6 and provides GbE with PoE, WiFi/BT, optional GPS, Sub-1 GHz, and 2.4 GHz radios, and dual mini-PCIe slots for further wireless expansion.Freescale’s i.MX6 was … Continue reading

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80 V DC-DC Buck LED Driver IC Enables High Dimming Performance

Infineon Technologies has introduced an LED driver IC, the ILD8150/E, that features an innovative hybrid dimming mode technology for achieving 0.5% of the target current. With its supply voltage range from 8 V DC up to 80 V DC, the … Continue reading

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650 W Medical AC-DC Power Supplies Feature BF Class Insulation

XP Power has announced two new ranges of AC-DC power supplies that provide BF class insulation for healthcare applications where excellent EMC performance is a key requirement. The PBR500 and PBR650 series offer power levels up to 500 W and … Continue reading

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Switching Regular’s Low Quiescent Current Extends Battery Life

Texas Instruments has introduced an ultra-low-power switching regulator with what TI claims is the industry’s lowest operating quiescent current (IQ) at 60 nA, a third that of the nearest competitive device. The TPS62840 synchronous step-down converter delivers very high light-load … Continue reading

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