Cloud-Based OTA Manager for IoT is Free For Up to Three Devices

By Eric Brown UpSwift is offering a free lifetime subscription to makers and developers who want to manage up to three Linux-based devices with the UpSwift cloud-based IoT management and micro-updating platform.Israeli startup UpSwift announced its cloud-based UpSwift IoT management … Continue reading

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SMARC 2.0 module runs Linux on i.MX8M Mini

By Eric Brown Congatec’s “Conga-SMX8-Mini” SMARC 2.0 module runs Linux on NXP’s i.MX8M Mini with up to 4GB LPDDR4 and 128GB eMMC and optional WiFi and -40 to 85°C. There’s also a new carrier and coolers for Congatec’s Epyc 3000 … Continue reading

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Cattle Health Monitoring System Taps Semtech’s LoRa Technology

Semtech has announced that ITK, a French supplier of IoT-based smart agriculture applications, has developed a new cattle health monitoring solution based on Semtech’s LoRa devices. The FarmLife smart agriculture service and its LoRa-enabled sensors detect cattle estrus, drive improved … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi Clone Sports 1.84 GHz Intel Cherry Trail Processor

By Jeff Child Radxa has posted specs for a new member of its community backed “Rock Pi” Raspberry Pi lookalike SBC family, this time with an Intel Cherry Trail Atom x5-Z8300, USB 3.0, microSD, HDMI, eDP/MIPI, and GbE, plus optional … Continue reading

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Functional Safety Tools Support STMicros’ 8-bit STM8 MCUs

IAR Systems has further extended its tools offering for safety-related software development by launching a certified version of its development tools for STM8 MCUs. STMicroelectronics’ 8-bit STM8 MCUs are used for automotive and other industrial applications where reliability and cost … Continue reading

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Low Power, Secure Boot MCUs are Designed for IoT Implementations

Nuvoton Technology has launched a new low power, robust security M261/M262/M263 series MCU designed for IoT applications. It is based on an Arm Cortex-M23 secure core for Armv8-M architecture, running up to 64 MHz with 512 KB flash in dual … Continue reading

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Dual-Core Arm Cortex-M-Based Chip Breaks MCU GHz Barrier

NXP Semiconductors has announced the i.MX RT1170 family of crossover MCUs that combines high performance, reliability and high levels of integration for use in industrial, IoT and automotive applications. NXP claims the i.MX RT1170 family is a technology breakthrough with … Continue reading

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MCU Development Solution Targets Industrial Network Designs

Renesas Electronics has announced its RX72M Industrial Network Solution, designed to accelerate the development of industrial slave equipment using the RX72M Group of 32-bit industrial Ethernet MCUs. The new RX72M solution includes an evaluation board, an operating system, middleware, and … Continue reading

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8-pin Device Brings 32-bit MCUs Capabilities to Simple Applications

STMicroelectronics has announced four STM32 MCUs that now available in an 8-pin package, enabling simple embedded projects to leverage 32-bit performance and flexibility in a compact and cost-effective outline. The four new STM32G0 devices deliver a combination of 8-pin economy … 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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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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LTE, LTE-M, NB-IoT Antenna Serves Embedded Surface-Mount Needs

Linx Technologies, has introduced its Splatch SP610 surface-mount embedded antenna for LTE cellular applications, including LTE-M (Cat-M1) and NB-IoT cellular Internet of Things (IoT) uses. Measuring a compact 10 mm by 40 mm and just 2.8 mm high, the surface-mount … 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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Study Compares BehrTech’s Wireless Platform Against LoRa

Behrtech has issued a report evaluating and comparing the quality-of-service (QoS) of its MYTHINGS platform versus LoRa LPWAN under real-world interference conditions. Professor Dr. Thomas Lauterbach from the Nuremberg Institute of Technology conducted the independent study commissioned by Behrtech. Results … Continue reading

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Single-Chip Motor Driver Enables Virtually Silent Motor Operation

Trinamic Motion Control has unveiled an ultra-small single-chip motor driver that uses StealthChop technology to enable virtually silent operation. The device is designed to drive two-phase stepper motors up to 1.2 A RMS and with a voltage range of 1.8 … Continue reading

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