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The first ARM Cortex-A processor-based mbed microprocessor board

November 12, 2014 10:27 am | Renesas | Product Releases | Comments

Renesas Electronics Corporation (Santa Clara, CA) is simplifying embedded design for engineers and developers in the Maker space and working on emerging applications via the recently-launched ARM mbed IoT Device platform. Leveraging ...

Wireless sensor development kits enable rapid deployment of industrial systems

November 11, 2014 8:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices, Inc. (Norwood, MA) introduced a suite of comprehensive development kits enabling...

Development board assists with rapid prototyping

November 3, 2014 11:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

In producing Electro-Set, Cardinal (Wayne, NJ) is addressing a large and somewhat...

Systems on chip deliver optimized infotainment and display audio

October 23, 2014 9:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Renesas Electronics Corporation (Santa Clara, CA) is enhancing the driving experience with...

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The world’s first development platform with 2D multi-touch and 3D gestures

October 8, 2014 4:36 pm | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. (Chandler, AZ) announced the expansion of its Human Interface Input Sensing Solutions portfolio with the introduction of the 3DTouchPad, a PC peripheral and world’s first Development Platform for 2D multi-touch....

RF development platform targets advanced metering infrastructure and industrial applications

October 7, 2014 9:48 am | Semtech Corp., Freescale Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

Semtech Corp. (Camarillo, CA) announced it has joined with other members of the Wi-SUN Alliance to produce a radio frequency (RF) development platform targeting advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) and industrial applications. The development platform ...

Development platform supports all 32-bit PIC MCUs

October 6, 2014 4:46 pm | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. (Chandler, AZ) announced  the availability of MPLAB Harmony Version 1.0. MPLAB Harmony is a flexible, abstracted, fully integrated firmware development platform for all 32-bit PIC32 microcontrollers (MCUs). It takes key elements....

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Schematic and board-level CAD libraries help engineers expedite their designs

October 2, 2014 3:13 pm | Product Releases | Comments

ZMD AG (Dresden, Germany) has collaborated with Altium, Ltd. to develop new schematic and board-level CAD libraries for ZMDI’s products. The libraries help engineers expedite their designs and are available directly from the Altium CAD software....

LED light modeling and simulation shortens time-to-market, enhances light delivery

September 30, 2014 4:41 pm | Product Releases | Comments

VCC (Poway, CA) offers advanced design services that include LED light modeling and human vision simulation that predicts light behavior and provides a complete analysis of all photometric and colorimetric characteristics of any product design....

Research tool allows for cross referencing of an RF component database

September 19, 2014 2:24 pm | Coaxial Components Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Coaxial Components Corp. (Stuart, FL) has developed a preeminent research tool for cross referencing the company’s extensive database of RF components. The database encompasses product lines from Americon, AEP, AMP, Amphenol, CDI ...

PCB assembly kit includes 5 pre-selected profiles digitally displayed

September 8, 2014 9:45 am | Beta Layout Ltd. | Product Releases | Comments

Beta LAYOUT LTD (Vacaville, CA) has developed a cost-effective PCB Assembly kit enabling the PCB designer, Universities, labs & home hobbyists to hand assemble SMD components utilizing a home appliance, the toaster oven. For less than $406, any small space ...

Hardware and software solution slashes development time for advanced displays

September 5, 2014 8:55 am | Lascar Electronics | Product Releases | Comments

Lascar Electronics (Erie, PA) has launched PanelPilotACE, a new hardware and software display platform that enables the rapid development of fully customized industrial and commercial user interfaces and panel meters. PanelPilotACE’s combination of a multifunctional touch-screen ...

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Industry’s first haptic + Bluetooth kit enables easy tactile feedback

September 3, 2014 3:10 pm | Texas Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments (Dallas, TX) introduced the industry’s first wireless haptic development kit, providing system designers with a fast and convenient way to prototype eccentric rotating mass (ERM) motor and linear resonant actuator (LRA) haptic effects....

Sensor development kits accelerate Internet of Things system design

September 3, 2014 9:33 am | Silicon Laboratories Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Silicon Labs (Austin, TX) introduced two development kits to accelerate the design of environmental and biometric sensing applications for a wide range of Internet of Things (IoT) products. Target applications for the kits include home security systems, smart thermostats ...

Wireless charging and NFC reference design is automotive ready

August 27, 2014 10:12 am | Melexis, Freescale Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

Combining the automotive grade NFC (Near Field Communication) transceiver of Melexis with Freescale Semiconductor’s wireless charging technology enables a ready to use reference design solution that is positioned to free drivers from the dreaded low battery warning.

Cloud-based IoT development tools remove the historical obstacles to device communication

August 13, 2014 9:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

RacoWireless (Las Vegas, NV), a global machine-to-machine (M2M) service provider, announced that it will launch Omega DevCloud, facilitating communication with IoT applications in a standardized, easy-to-use environment. The new product will remove the historical obstacles....

Development kit accelerates Internet of Things product development

July 29, 2014 11:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

CSR plc (San Jose, CA) announces the launch of its CSRmesh Development Kit, which will allow developers to get hands on with the recently launched CSRmesh Bluetooth Smart protocol. The kit, available from selected CSR distributors in July 2014, includes development boards....

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Wireless power transfer demonstration kit delivers 35 W and Operates at 6.78 MHz

July 15, 2014 12:00 pm | Efficient Power Conversion | Product Releases | Comments

Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (El Segundo, CA) announced the immediate availability of a complete demonstration wireless power transfer kit. The system is capable of delivering up to 35 W into a DC load while operating at 6.78 MHz (the lowest ISM band).

Next-generation vault intended for collaboration and ECAD design data management

June 24, 2014 11:27 am | Altium | Product Releases | Comments

Altium Limited (Sydney, Australia)has announced the release of the next-generation of Altium’s enterprise data management and collaboration platform - Altium Vault 2.0. By centralizing, managing and formalizing the component libraries, design data and team collaboration using the Altium Vault ...

Tool kit cuts cable jacket, insulation, and strips wire

June 24, 2014 11:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

An upgraded tool kit with three essential hand tools that store in a handy trifold canvas pouch for all types of wire and cable preparation and repairs is being introduced by Xuron Corp. (Saco, ME). The Xuron TK2300 Wire Harness Tool Kit features the three tools used most for assembly and field service wiring applications....

Prototyping kit streamlines upgrades of legacy MCU designs to 32-Bit ARM performance

June 16, 2014 9:28 am | Cypress | Product Releases | Comments

The $4 CY8CKIT-049 Prototyping Kit from Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (San  Jose, CA) enables designers to leverage the powerful 32-bit ARM Cortex-M0 core, programmable analog and digital peripherals, and the industry-leading CapSense capacitive touch-sensing technology of Cypress’s PSoC 4 architecture....

Reference designs describe drivers for dimmable PAR 30 and PAR 38 LED light bulbs

June 13, 2014 1:23 pm | Power Integrations | Product Releases | Comments

Power Integrations (San Jose, CA) announced four reference designs describing drivers for dimmable PAR 30 and PAR 38 LED light bulbs. Jointly developed by Power Integrations and CREE, the designs showcase the combination of Power Integrations’ LYTSwitch-4 driver ICs and CREE MT-G2 EasyWhite LEDs....

Mentor Graphics and Digi-Key bring professional EDA software to the engineering masses

May 28, 2014 12:26 pm | Digi-Key, Mentor Graphics Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Digi-Key Corporation has collaborated with Mentor Graphics Corporation to create a unique concept-to-prototype design tool targeted for green-field projects before transition to production. Available from Digi-Key, the Designer Schematic product from Mentor Graphics addresses escalating demand from professional engineers for Electronic Design Automation (EDA) software at an affordable price point for new R&D projects, while facilitating access to the latest parts.

2014 IMPACT Award Winner: Microchip Technology Inc. wins for Tools, Kits, and Reference Designs

May 23, 2014 12:05 pm | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip's (Chandler, AZ) MPLAB Harmony incorporates a 32-bit microcontroller firmware development framework which includes the licensing, resale and support of both Microchip and third-party middleware, drivers, libraries and real-time operating systems....

Setup wizard delivers direct path to wireless connectivity

May 22, 2014 5:05 pm | Laird Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

Laird (St. Louis, MO) announced the release of the new ConnexLink Setup Wizard. The Wizard provides a user-friendly and intuitive experience for first time configuration of ConnexLink radios. The Wizard pairs ConnexLink radios for use in critical serial cable replacement applications including weigh stations....

Free iOS app designed for component search and selection

May 16, 2014 12:35 pm | Wurth Electronics Midcom, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Component manufacturer Würth Elektronik eiSos (Watertown, SD) has introduced a smartphone app for finding and selecting components using iOS devices. This universal app is compatible with all iOS versions and is optimized to run on iPhones and iPads. It is available to download free....

Development board features 256kb of flash and 32kb SRAM

May 15, 2014 8:36 am | Atmel Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Arduino and Atmel Corporation announced the latest development board, Arduino Zero. Arduino Zero is a 32-bit extension of the platform established by Arduino UNO. The Zero board aims to provide creative individuals with the potential to realize truly innovative ideas for smart IoT devices....

2014 IMPACT Award Winner: NI myRIO wins for Education Innovation

May 9, 2014 12:41 pm | by ECN Staff | National Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

The NI myRIO is an embedded hardware device that enables students to learn engineering concepts and design complex systems via a technology that’s based on powerful, industry-standard technology, but designed and priced specifically for the academic audience....

Developer's kit includes a VCA with a built-in feedback sensor and a programmable controller

April 30, 2014 3:36 pm | Bei Kimco Magnetics | Product Releases | Comments

To help customers get started with Voice Coil Actuators (VCA) and the sometimes confusing electronics needed for building a system, BEI Kimco Magnetics (Vista, CA) has introduced the VCA Developer's Kit - the first of its kind in the market. The completely self-contained kit includes a VCA....

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