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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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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3 W AC-DC Supply Offers 1.1” x 0.9” Form Factor

RECOM has introduced the RAC03-K which it claims is the smallest 3 W AC-DC power supply solution on the market. This converter can be used in a wide range of applications due to complete certifications for ITE and household standards. … Continue reading

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Family of 2.5 A Buck-Boost Converters Feature Tiny Footprint

Texas Instruments (TI) has introduced a family of four high-efficiency, low-quiescent-current (IQ) buck-boost converters that feature tiny packaging with minimal external components for a small solution size. The integrated TPS63802, TPS63805, TPS63806 and TPS63810 DC/DC noninverting buck-boost converters offer wide … 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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5 W AC-DC Converter Boasts Wide Input Voltage Range

Aimtec has announced a 5 W AC/DC converter, the AMEL5-277NZ, that has been designed to offer greater economies of scale due to greater production automation, leading to improved reliability and performance. Offering a wide industrial input voltage range of 85- … 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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Fuel Gauge ICs Provide 2-Level Li-ion Battery Protection

Maxim Integrated has announced fuel gauge ICs which that company claims offers the most configurable settings for battery safety in the industry and uniquely allow fine tuning of voltage and current thresholds based on various temperature zones. The newest 1-cell, … Continue reading

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RK3399-Based Raspberry Pi Clone Starts at $75

By Jeff Child FriendlyElec has released an upgraded version of its Rockchip RK3399 based SBC, the NanoPi-M4. Called NanoPi M4V2, the new $70 board is mostly identical to its predecessor, but offers 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM, along with two user … Continue reading

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