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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....

52-page catalog details all standard and custom EMI/RFI shielding product options

April 28, 2014 2:04 pm | Tech-Etch Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Available in both interactive PDF and printed versions, the 2014 catalog from Tech-Etch (Plymouth, MA) details all standard and custom EMI/RFI shielding product options. The PDF format lets the user jump from page-to-page with a mouse click to download interactive sales drawings of selected products....

Reference design board measures current to an accuracy of ±1%

April 23, 2014 10:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

ams AG (Unterpremstaetten, Austria) has introduced a reference design board which measures current to an accuracy of ±1% by monitoring the voltage drop across a copper track on a PCB. The development of the new technique, which uses the ams AS8510 data-acquisition front end....

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Web-based tool helps circuit designers identify the optimal electronic fuses for their projects

April 21, 2014 2:06 pm | Littelfuse, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Littelfuse (Chicago, IL) has introduced the Littelfuse iDesign Online Fuse Design and Selection Tool, a robust, web-based tool designed to help circuit designers identify the optimal electronic fuses for their projects. The Littelfuse iDesign tool, the first of its kind available from a circuit protection device supplier...

Development tools designed for Renesas low-power RL78 microcontrollers

April 16, 2014 10:01 am | Iar Systems Software | Product Releases | Comments

IAR Systems (Uppsala, Sweden) introduced an updated version, 1.40, of its embedded development tools IAR Embedded Workbench for Renesas RL78. The version includes several new features which further enhance and simplify development of applications based on Renesas low-power RL78 microcontrollers....

Thermal solutions guide designed for Xilinx All Programmable FPGAs, 3D ICs and SoCs

April 7, 2014 9:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

CTS Corporation (Elkhart, IN) and Avnet Electronics Marketing announce the release of a comprehensive thermal solutions guide for Xilinx All Programmable FPGAs, 3D ICs and SoCs. The guide is a tool that enables thermal design experts to quickly identify heat sink solutions....

Power IC model library features over 550 high fidelity and correlated simulation models

March 26, 2014 3:11 pm | Product Releases | Comments

EMA Design Automation announced version 4.1 of the AEi Systems’ Power IC Model Library for the Cadence PSpice simulator with over 550 high fidelity and correlated simulation models for power electronic designs. The Power IC Model Library includes model netlists....

Evaluation and development kit targeted at Industrial Internet of Things applications

March 25, 2014 4:09 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Echelon Corporation (San Jose, CA) introduced the FT 6000 Evaluation and Development Kit (EVK), targeted at developers who are creating, testing and deploying devices and control applications for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). The FT 6000 EVK packages the essential elements....

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Development kit aids in the development of motor-control applications

March 11, 2014 10:27 am | Zilog | Product Releases | Comments

Zilog (Milpitas, CA) introduces its new MultiMotor Series Development Kit to aid in the development of motor-control applications using an assortment of Zilog MCUs designed specifically for motor control environments. Zilog’s Z16FMC MCU-based MultiMotor Series Development Kit...

Browser-based program facilitates CAD/CAM/CAE/PLM translation

March 4, 2014 2:10 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Elysium (Southfield, MI) has announced the release of CADfeature 11.3, their new browser-enhanced, feature-based program for repairing, migrating and reporting on product engineering data that is exchanged within manufacturing organizations and their supply chains.

Web tool simplifies power inductor selection

March 4, 2014 12:49 pm | Coilcraft | Product Releases | Comments

Coilcraft (Cary, IL) has launched an all-new Power Inductor Finder web tool that allows users to quickly find and compare inductors based on their exact operating conditions: current, ripple, frequency and ambient temperature. The tool combines elements of several other popular tools on the site.

Boundary scan development system allows boundary scan testing where no netlist is available

March 3, 2014 10:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

XJTAG (Cambridge, UK) has unleashed version 3.2 of its boundary scan development system. This major new release extends the concept of boundary scan testing to allow engineers to test boards where they do not have access to a netlist. Features include a graphical debugger, for use when developing XJEase code.

Software development kit increases application and device performance

February 27, 2014 8:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Digia (Nuremberg) has released a major update to Qt Enterprise Embedded, the fully-integrated solution that enables users to get started immediately with software development for an embedded device with a tailored user experience. The Qt Enterprise Embedded update introduces several new value-add features....

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Software package includes repour speed increases from 2x to greater than 20x

February 26, 2014 11:33 am | Altium | Product Releases | Comments

Altium Limited (Sydney, Australia) announces the release of Altium Designer 14.2, the latest update of the DesignVision Award-winning Altium Designer 14. For this release, the emphasis of development was around the use of copper areas on the board.

Reference design features better than ±0.1% accuracy

February 25, 2014 3:08 pm | Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Factories can transmit industrial temperatures with the Novato (MAXREFDES16#) reference design, a 4–20mA loop-powered temperature transmitter with the HART communication protocol from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (San Jose, CA). This smart transmitter enables low-power temperature measurement from -200°C to +850°C with accuracy better than ±0.1% or ±1.0°C.

Simulation tool enables designers to correct signal integrity issues

February 24, 2014 3:19 pm | Cadsoft Computer Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The recently signed cooperation between Felicitas Customized Engineering GmbH and CadSoft Computer GmbH (London) gives EAGLE users access to the new simulation tool, developed by Felicitas Customized Engineering. Within this cooperation, Felicitas uses EAGLE as a front end for their simulation tool for signal integrity, PCBSim....

Development platform for NFC/RFID tags promises to jumpstart IoT designs

February 13, 2014 11:51 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics (Geneva) announced an easy-access development platform for its M24SR dynamic NFC tags that are now entering volume production in all memory densities and package options. Aiming to accelerating the design of IoT applications, the M24SR Discovery Kit contains

Development tools enable Kinetic Open Storage-based systems

February 12, 2014 3:02 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Seagate Technology plc delivered two new development tools related to its Kinetic Open Storage platform— the Seagate Kinetic Ethernet Drive interface and the Seagate  -Card development adapter. Both tools have been accepted by the Open Compute Foundation....

Plug-and-play position detection prototype kit aims to speed time to market for instrument development

February 12, 2014 2:48 pm | Calsensors | Product Releases | Comments

Cal Sensors (Santa Rosa, CA) launched a new Position Detection Prototype Kit, a plug-and-play tool designed to accelerate prototyping and product development for position or flash detection instruments. Applying PbS and PbSe detector technologies, the kit allows engineers to

Automatic code review and validation tool presents flexibility and efficiency to Ada software developers

February 12, 2014 12:11 pm | Product Releases | Comments

AdaCore (New York, NY) announced the release of CodePeer 2.3, the latest version of its static analysis tool for the automated review and validation of Ada source code. CodePeer assesses potential bugs before program execution to find errors efficiently and

All-in-one cellular router starter kit aims to jump-start industrial M2M network designs

February 12, 2014 10:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

B&B Electronics (Ottawa, IL) and RacoWireless announced they offer a Spectre cellular router packaged with a prepaid wireless data plan as a starter kit for customers who are developing industrial M2M monitoring and control applications. Included with B&B Electronics’ rugged Spectre 3G cellular router is a

Reference design securely boots any application processor in an embedded system

February 11, 2014 3:37 pm | Microsemi Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Microsemi Corporation (Aliso Viejo, CA) unveiled its new FPGA-based Secure Boot Reference Design for embedded microprocessors. This new reference design uses the advanced security features in its mainstream SmartFusion 2 SoC FPGAs to securely boot any application processor in an embedded system....

IC selector reduces search time down to 1 minute or less

February 6, 2014 1:54 pm | Product Releases | Comments

ALMEF UG (Dresden, Germany) introduces a new analog IC selection process at www.DCDCselector.com. Additionally special applications are considered. For example engineers in the automotive business can search for AEC-Q100 qualifications, others for extended temperature boundaries or package families.

Development kit includes 7” touchscreen and I/O expansion

February 5, 2014 1:48 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Cadia Networks (Laguna Hills, CA) announces the latest addition to its ARM product offerings in the form of a development kit for the iMX6 family of ARM SBCs, the iMX6-DK. This kit provides a single-box solution for OEMs....

Design workstation allows rapid and accurate construction of analog or digital circuits

February 5, 2014 10:08 am | Global Specialties | Product Releases | Comments

Global Specialties (Yorba Linda, CA) introduced the PB-507. The PB-507 Advanced Analog & Digital Electronic Design Workstation is a powerful, versatile tool for circuit designers, engineers, technicians, students, and hobbyists.

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