Created to support development of the M16C, R8C and H8 microcontroller (MCU) product families, the Renesas Technology family of Sub-Atomic Particle Board demonstration platforms enable assessment of the on-chip peripheral functions and system development tools supplemented by interactive tutorials that quickly and easily guide users through necessary setup procedures and learning scenarios. An integrated suite of hardware and software
Presented as an extension of the LabVIEW graphical system design platform, the NI LabVIEW Embedded Module for ARM Microcontrollers directly supports the ARM 7, ARM 9 and Cortex-M3 microcontroller families. The module can create embedded applications and deploy them with drivers that enable domain experts to graphically program all components of the ARM microcontroller including the analog and digital I/O.
As systems that incorporate low-voltage logic become ever more complex, the power supplies necessary to correctly operate multiple-voltage chips such as DSPs and FPGAs similarly increase in complexity. For example, it’s now commonplace for an FPGA’s core to operate at 1.2 – 1.8V, while its I/O banks run from multiple levels to interface with external logic families. Most often, chips that have core power supplies that are independent from I/O and auxiliary levels require careful power sequencing to ensure they start up and operate correctly.
The EMS22 non-contacting magnetic encoders from Bourns, Inc. are suited for environments where extreme range of temperatures and harsh conditions like moisture, particles, grease and oil are present. Typical applications include factory automation, fuel dispensing, marine, metal working and instrumentation and material handling. The RoHS compliant magnetic encoder family performs in a temperature ranging from -40°C to +125°C and
Intended for use in consumer, industrial and automotive applications, Avago’s APDS-9300 digital ambient light sensor is designed to approximate the spectral response curve of the human eye. Using an I²C interface with a 16-bit digital output at 400 kHz, the chipLED-packaged device has a programmable interrupt function with user-defined upper and lower threshold settings. The RoHS-compliant ambient light sensor accepts a 2.5-V input voltage at 0.6 mW (typical) with a power-down mode
Melexis has developed the MLX75605, a single package solution for a 150 Mbps Fiber Optic Transceiver dedicated to the newly introduced MOST150 physical layer. It comes in a 24 pin SOIC package compatible with lead free SMD processes. The transceiver includes integrated ferrule receptacles for both receiver and transmitter pigtails with
The MathWorks announced that its Simulink verification and validation software automatically evaluates and verifies system models for compliance with DO-178B and IEC-61508 standards and MAAB modeling guidelines, which have been extensively adopted by international aerospace, automotive, and industrial equipment markets, among others. The model-checking features
Based on Texas Instrument's TMS320F28335 floating-point digital signal controller, the Technosoft MCK28335 Motor Control Kit include source code and MATLAB libraries to provide a complete motion control development and evaluation package. Both BL (brushless) and IM (induction) kit versions complete C language source code, including a MATLAB motion library, complete DSP source code
Emerson Network Power expanded its portfolio of AC/DC power adapters with the launch of a high efficiency 72W model. The AD72 power adapter features a universal 90-264V AC input and produces a single, fully regulated 16V DC output capable of delivering up to 4.5A continuously.
An implementation of the 2.6 Linux kernel, the LynuxWorks BlueCat real-time operating system (RTOS) supports the latest Xilinx Virtex-5 FXT platform. The platform offers the capacity of two PowerPC 440 Processor blocks, allowing a GUI-based operating system such as BlueCat Linux on one core and then asymmetrically running an RTOS like LynxOS on the other.
WIth an operating temperature range from -40°C to +85°C, a high level of component integration, and a PWB that is 0.093"-thick, Ampro's COM 840 computer-on-module is well-suited for use in rugged-use applications. Based on Intel’s Core2 Duo processor and GME965 chipset, the device integrates processor, RAM, graphics, networking, PCI Express expansion, and other functionalities in a 3.7 × 4.5" footprint.
National Instruments introduced two embedded controllers – the PXI-8104 and PXI-8183 – intended for value-based test, measurement, and control applications across the consumer electronics, automotive, semiconductor, telecommunications, and aerospace and defense industries.
AMS Technologies announces the extension of its Exalos family of Superluminescent Light Emitting Diodes (SLEDs) with the 880nm SLED (EXS8810). These semiconductor light sources combine the spatial coherence of a laser diode with the temporal incoherence of an LED. The 880 nm SLEDs typically exhibit
The OMEGASAYS UV1000, from Omega Engineering, measures 0V DC to 10V DC voltage, 0 mA to 20 mA current, and Type K thermocouple inputs and verbalizes them in any range with over 100 built-in Engineering units. The device is battery powered and equipped with RS232 PC interface that allows configuration of the verbalizer for input range, engineering units, and high and low alarm set points. Front keypad allows input
Texas Instruments introduced a 16-bit, dual channel, 1 GSPS (giga sample per second) digital-to-analog converter (DAC) family. The single and dual-channel DAC family features a low-voltage differential signaling (LVDS) data input port at 1 Gbps, providing up to 400 MHz signal bandwidth.