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The Life of (a Raspberry) Pi
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2/28/2013   1 comment
Break out the party hats – the folks at element14 are currently celebrating the Raspberry Pi's first birthday!
Comms processors up performance for 4G/LTE and multi-radio base stations
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2/28/2013   Post a comment
The Axxia 5500 family of communication processors by LSI accelerates performance and increase power efficiency for multi-radio base stations and 4G/LTE-capable wireless networks.
GainSpan unveils first single-chip Wi-Fi and ZigBee IP
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2/27/2013   Post a comment
Multi-standard, multimode chip contains WLAN baseband, RF functions, and a dual IPv4/ IPv6 stack to spur the adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT).
Altium Vault Server: Next-gen electronic design data management platform
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2/27/2013   Post a comment
Altium Vault Server represents a new generation of the company’s exclusive Vault design data management technology.
Altera's future high-performance FPGAs to use Intel’s 14nm tri-gate technology
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2/27/2013   5 comments
Intel has been ramping its foundry services for some time now with some smaller FPGA companies – now its nabbed a big FPGA "fish" in the form of Altera.
Pericom expands USB 3.0 signal conditioning family
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2/27/2013   Post a comment
With their small footprint and low power, Pericom’s latest devices are well-suited for mobile devices.
Gigabit Ethernet MAC IP with audio video bridging
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2/27/2013   Post a comment
Arasan Chip Systems has added AVB (Audio Video Bridging) to its Gigabit Ethernet MAC product family.
Audio engines combine with high-performance MEMS mics for feature-rich sound
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2/27/2013   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics together with Soundchip, has introduced two High Definition Personal Audio (HD-PA) audio engines, STANC0 and STANC1, and an HD-PA microphone, the MP34AB01H, which enable the creation of feature-rich, software-controlled smart audio accessories.
36.5mm x 22mm buzzer outputs up to 94 dB for alarm equipment
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2/27/2013   Post a comment
The Sonitron Robust Application standard series (SRA) buzzers are 36.5mm diameter, 22mm deep units designed for automotive applications and process and alarm equipment, with a sound pressure level up to 94 dB.
TI introduces breakthrough InstaSPIN-FOC motor control technology
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2/26/2013   Post a comment
Identify, tune and fully control your motor in less than 5 minutes and eliminate the need for a mechanical rotor sensor. Available on C2000 Piccolo MCUs today!
Toshiba samples 64-GB universal flash storage
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2/26/2013   Post a comment
The JEDEC-compliant interface handles essential writing block management, error correction and driver software.
OCZ unveils SSD with 20-nm flash
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2/26/2013   Post a comment
The 6 Gb/s SATA III-based MLC drive will come in 220-GB and 240-GB capacities.
Achronix is shipping 22nm Speedster22i FPGAs
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2/25/2013   Post a comment
Achronix Semiconductor Corporation has begun shipping their industry-leading Speedster22i HD1000 FPGAs to customers.
Full production of entire Xilinx Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC family
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2/25/2013   Post a comment
The smartest solution with proven performance, lowest power and unmatched productivity.
Cypress announces revolutionary Gen5 TrueTouch controllers
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2/25/2013   Post a comment
In addition to unmatched performance with regard to noise, new devices enable in-cell stack-ups and deliver world’s best waterproofing.
Non-contacting rotary position sensors offer rotational life of 50 million cycles and more
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2/22/2013   Post a comment
Bourns has expanded its line of non-contacting rotary position sensors for operation in harsh environments.
Vishay integrates MEPIC resistor on a PCB substrate
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2/22/2013   Post a comment
Device offers joule or flash ignition for fast firing times down to 250 µs, and features firing energy down to 1.5 mJ.
Data compression IP reduces 3G/4G system costs
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2/22/2013   Post a comment
IDT’s patent-protected compression IP reduces system cost by enabling the use of low cost fiber to connect RRUs to baseband unit in wireless infrastructure.
AD5689R 16-bit D/A converter targets wide application range
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2/22/2013   Post a comment
With relative accuracy of ±2-LSB INL, 2-ppm/°C 2.5-V reference, and space saving packages, ADI’s nanoDAC+ converters allow analog designers to address a wider range of applications without having to trade off performance for footprint.
Xilinx' fully adaptive Gbps-class PtP microwave modem IP for backhaul apps
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2/21/2013   Post a comment
1024QAM microwave modem IP solution combines fully programmable hardware and API software for next-generation intelligent broadband wireless solutions.
Reflex CES demos SoC FPGA-based system-on-module (SoM)
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2/21/2013   Post a comment
Demonstration at Embedded World 2013 (February 26-28, 2013, Nuremberg, Germany) highlights prototyping platform, data recorders, & customizable rugged systems.
TI spins motors in minutes with sensorless, brushless DC motor drivers
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2/21/2013   3 comments
Integrated motor drivers accelerate product design by eliminating external components and software development.
STMicroelectronics launches LIS3MDL single-chip magnetometer
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2/21/2013   Post a comment
High-performance magnetometer completes range of magnetic, acceleration and gyroscopic sensors delivering design flexibility.
ADLINK embedded systems support multiple operating systems
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2/21/2013   Post a comment
ADLINK’s latest Smart Panel series provides high-value cost/performance with a powerful CPU and multiple OS support.
ARM and STMicro join with Mathworks to support Cortex-M MCUs
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2/19/2013   2 comments
Offering first ever MATLAB, Simulink, and Embedded Coder support for Cortex-M processor-based MCUs.
Sensory's mega-cool TrulyHandsfree voice control 3.0
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2/19/2013   1 comment
Accurate voice user interfaces with biometric security and ID; Sensory's TrulyHandsfree voice control is enhanced with user defined triggers and passphrases.
Xilinx accelerates design productivity for high-vol apps
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2/14/2013   Post a comment
Artix-7 FPGA AC701 eval kit now available for designs requiring increased system performance, small form factor, and low power.
Free webinar: Reducing risks with safety-critical software
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2/14/2013   Post a comment
This free webinar explains how to reduce risk in safety-critical applications with the use of Microsemi SmartFusion2 FPGAs and SAFERTOS safety-critical software.
Alpha Data's Xilinx Virtex-7-based FPGA card for OpenVPX systems
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2/14/2013   Post a comment
Ideal for rugged embedded computing applications, Alpha Data’s ADM-VPX3-7V2 is designed to support the world’s largest FPGA (V2000T), PCIe Gen3, VITA57 FMC I/O, and more...
Low-jitter dual-channel Hall-effect direction detection sensor IC
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2/14/2013   Post a comment
The A1233 from Allegro MicroSystems Europe is a dual-channel, Hall-effect direction detection sensor IC that provides digital output signals indicating the speed and direction of a rotating target.
Flexible termination capacitors rated for use at 150°C
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2/14/2013   Post a comment
Kemet has extended the case size offerings as well as capacitance values in both the C0G and ultra-stable X8R dielectric platforms.
60V LED drivers improve efficiency, light quality of solid state lighting systems
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2/14/2013   1 comment
Infineon is prepping a pair of 60V DC/DC LED drivers with high power conversion efficiency and current accuracy.
Voltage identification IC features 1% output-accuracy, supports 4- and 6-bit VID interfaces
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2/14/2013   Post a comment
TI introduced the industry's first voltage identification interface controller with adjustable start-up current for core-voltage regulators.
ADI 1.65-GHz clock buffer/divider IC combines high-speed, low jitter
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2/14/2013   Post a comment
Analog Devices' multi-output 1.65-GHz clock buffer and divider IC delivers low jitter to optimize noise performance in high-speed data converters.
Mill-Max spring-loaded connectors feature ultra-low profile
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2/14/2013   Post a comment
Mill-Max’s lowest-profile spring-loaded connectors measure just .100-in. in height.
Optelian unveils 100G platform
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2/14/2013   Post a comment
Configurable as either a muxponder or transponder, the MPX-9110 can aggregate and transport any mix of 10 Gb/s, 40 Gb/s and 100 Gb/s services over a 100G OTN DWDM wavelength.
Reflex CES enters mainstream FPGA-based prototyping market
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2/12/2013   Post a comment
Reflex offers 25 to 125-million gates ASIC prototyping platform with partitioning software.
Atmel's new two-channel LED drivers complement MCUs
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2/12/2013   1 comment
MSL2021/23/24 devices deliver high light quality for warm white high color rendering index (CRI) LED lamps with industry’s most efficient power management and lowest component count.
Free online course: How to Choose a Microcontroller Architecture
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2/12/2013   Post a comment
I just heard about the latest track coming to the Digi-Key Continuing Education Center – Monday 18 February to Friday 22 February.
Adding a display to a Raspberry Pi is a piece of cake
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2/12/2013   1 comment
Adafruit’s new kits at Newark element14 make adding a display to a Raspberry Pi easy-peasy.
Free code examples for Microchip PIC projects
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2/12/2013   Post a comment
Embedded Code Source (ECS) is a Microchip site where you can browse and download free software / firmware code examples for your PIC projects.
Imaging/video DSP IP core targets mobile handsets, DTV, auto and computer vision apps
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2/12/2013   Post a comment
Tensilica’s imaging/video DSP IP core offloads host CPU while providing a 10 to 20x peak performance boost.
Microchip expands SPI flash family
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2/11/2013   Post a comment
Three devices operate between 2.3 V and 3.6 V.
Low-power outdoor digital signage solution uses flexible plastic displays
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2/11/2013   Post a comment
Serelec and Plastic Logic have collaborated to develop an innovative, low-power outdoor digital signage solution based on Plastic Logic's flexible plastic displays, called ZED.
Compact dual-mode Wi-Fi network controller targets home appliances
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2/11/2013   Post a comment
Murata's SN8200 series of compact low power certified Wi-Fi controller modules are capable of providing 2.4GHz 802.11b/g/n internet connectivity to a broad host of home appliances, industrial automation machines and healthcare equipment.
Wi-Fi modules with Intel 7-year longevity and wide temp support
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2/11/2013   Post a comment
Advantech has added four new industrial grade embedded wireless modules from Intel with 7 years longevity support for the industrial and enterprise embedded market.
Robust and low-cost 'plug-and-play' digital signage system
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2/11/2013   Post a comment
Powered by the fanless FitPC3 computer running WireSpring’s FireCast EasyStart software, the FitSignage from andersDX offers quick, easy and affordable digital signage for small numbers of screens, ranging from point-of-sale advertising and digital menu boards to tradeshow signs and public safety information displays.
Hardware platform brings the cloud to life for M2M
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2/11/2013   Post a comment
Kontron a platform for cloud computing hardware that is designed from the ground up to transform and simplify how providers of network equipment and cloud services deploy web-based, machine-to-machine (M2M), and mobile applications in cloud infrastructure.
Jacinto 6 brings more processing power to automotive infotainment
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2/11/2013   Post a comment
Texas Instruments has introduced an automotive OMAP processor built to bring higher in-vehicle entertainment and telematics functionality to automobiles.
Technology Roundup: Logic Devices for Automotive
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2/7/2013   1 comment
What types of devices are available? And where specifically should/shouldn't they be deployed?
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