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Reference design solutions offer advanced microcontroller technology

November 14, 2013 10:32 am | Zilog, Ixys | Product Releases | Comments

Zilog’s Z8F1680 MCU-based Microstepper Motor Reference Design is a complete and easy-to-use platform that demonstrates the feature set of the Z8F1680 microcontroller, which is optimized for microstepper motor control. This Microstepper Motor Reference Design drives a unipolar stepper motor....

Kit provides easy, step-by-step 3D gesture system development

November 6, 2013 5:09 pm | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. announced the new MGC3130 Hillstar Development Kit for 3D gesturing systems. The kit provides designers with an easy, step-by-step approach to develop 3D gesturing systems with the company’s MGC3130 – a single-chip 3D gesture/free space position tracking solution

HMI reference design for the MicroZed Evaluation Kit helps accelerate the adoption of Zynq-based solutions

November 6, 2013 12:32 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Avnet Electronics Marketing released a new touchscreen Human Machine Interface (HMI) reference design from Xylon  for its  MicroZed evaluation kit. The MicroZed is based on the Xilinx Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC. The reference design is available for free and showcases the MicroZed working as a

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Software development kit supports recording and playback for applications that render using multiple threads and/or windows

November 4, 2013 12:42 pm | Imagination Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

Imagination Technologies announces availability of the latest version of its industry-leading PowerVR Graphics SDK (Software Development Kit) v3.2. The launch is coupled with the kickoff of the Imagination Developers Connection 2013 (idc2013), a series of events designed to help the mobile developer community get the most out of PowerVR-based platforms....

Software delivers ultra-rapid prototyping and development for ARM Cortex-M based microcontrollers

November 1, 2013 1:09 pm | Altium | Product Releases | Comments

Altium Limited announces its Software Platform, delivering ultra rapid prototyping and development for ARM Cortex-M based microcontrollers, at an unparalleled attractive cost level. The Software Platform - which Altium will be showcasing at the ARM TechCon Conference - includes a comprehensive range of middleware functionalities....

GUI development tools optimized for small footprint

October 29, 2013 3:47 pm | Express Logic, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Express Logic introduced GUIX, a new graphical user interface (GUI) development framework. GUIX is a small-footprint, low-overhead runtime engine and development tool featuring automatic code generation for embedded systems capable of graphical display.

Development kit provides designers with a step-by-step approach to develop 3D gesturing systems

October 28, 2013 3:18 pm | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology announced the new MGC3130 Hillstar Development Kit for 3D gesturing systems. The kit provides designers with an easy, step-by-step approach to develop 3D gesturing systems with Microchip’s MGC3130 and electrodes that meet their specific space requirements.

Reference guide assists engineers with designing VPX products and systems

October 28, 2013 8:55 am | Behlman Electronics | Product Releases | Comments

Behlman Electronics has announced another breakthrough that will help VPX engineers achieve their design goals faster, easier, more efficiently and more economically. Behlman’s VPXtraä 1000CD and VPXtraä 1000CM “Expanded” Data Sheets provide a combined total of 27-pages of detailed text....

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ARM board is configurable and production-ready

October 24, 2013 5:10 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Direct Insight announced a flexible, production-quality ARM board, which is configurable by changing a tiny (68 mm x 26 mm) processor module - from ARM9 to quad core ARM Cortex-A9, thus offering a production solution for Linux, Windows CE and Android-based products. The TRITON-TXFB is fully

Evaluation kit helps launch Internet of Things (IoT) development

October 24, 2013 4:56 pm | Texas Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments (TI) announced the MSP430 USB LaunchPad Evaluation Kit and supporting ecosystem of software and support for its portfolio of USB microcontrollers. The MSP-EXP430F5529LP LaunchPad, based on the low power MSP430F5529 microcontroller (MCU), provides engineers and

Audio development kit delivers up to 24-bit, 192 kHz audio

October 22, 2013 10:00 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology announced the new PIC32 Bluetooth Audio Development Kit. The full-featured kit enables custom application development on the PIC32 microcontrollers (MCUs) for Bluetooth and USB digital audio solutions. The creation of the Advanced Audio Distribution Profile...

Design kit supports flex and rigid-flex design

October 21, 2013 10:10 am | Altium | Product Releases | Comments

Altium Limited announces the new version of its flagship product, Altium Designer 14. The new Altium Designer 14 extends the company’s leadership position in native 3D PCB Design systems by delivering a new customer centric platform with heavy emphasis on core PCB design technologies.

DC-DC power converter solutions improve system power efficiency by up to 35 percent

October 21, 2013 9:43 am | Altera | Product Releases | Comments

Altera Corporation announced four new reference designs that leverage the power technology obtained through its acquisition of Enpirion. The reference designs provide FPGA users and board developers turnkey power solutions that increase power efficiency by up to 35 percent....

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Reference design serves Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0-enabled charger power supply

October 18, 2013 2:13 pm | Power Integrations | Product Releases | Comments

Power Integrations introduced the first reference design for a Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0-enabled charger power supply. Launched earlier this year, the Quick Charge 2.0 protocol from Qualcomm enables users to charge mobile devices, such as tablets and cellphone handsets, up to 75% faster than when using conventional USB charging technology.

Development board supports high-performance applications within a low power envelope

October 17, 2013 12:08 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The new IGEPv5 is an embedded processor development board based on Texas Instruments OMAP5432 Multimedia Application Device. The OMAP processor is designed to support high performance applications within a low power envelope, preventing the need for fans.

500MIPS multicore development board offered for $14.99

October 15, 2013 2:31 pm | Xmos Incorporated | Product Releases | Comments

XMOS announced startKIT, an ultra-low-cost development platform that opens up the configurable xCORE multicore microcontroller technology to the widest possible community of users.  As part of the product launch XMOS is offering 2,500 startKITs free of charge....

Enclosure provides a stow-away workspace for multiple development boards

October 14, 2013 3:21 pm | Bud Industries, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Bud Industries announced what it presents as a solution to the problem of organizing multiple development boards and a maze o wiring. Using a “flat or folded” approach, the patent-pending Board-ganizer is intended to provide a tidy work platform, keep components of a design project in

Reference platform capable of securing any distributed node in the smart grid

October 14, 2013 1:10 pm | Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Designers of smart meters can now reduce time to market, raise the bar for higher accuracy, and secure their designs with Capistrano, a smart grid reference platform from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. Powered by the company’s Zeus metering SoC, Capistrano protects designs with advanced cryptography, physical attack detection, and life-cycle security schemes.

FPGA debug software accelerates high-speed design

October 14, 2013 10:12 am | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices, Inc. released an FPGA-based reference design with software and HDL code that reduces the design risk of high-speed systems incorporating JESD204B-compatible converters. Called the JESD204B Xilinx Transceiver Debug Tool, it supports the 312.5-Mbps to 12.5-Gbps JESD204B data converter-to-FPGA serial data interface....

Robot kit comes fully programmable in C language

October 10, 2013 8:12 am | Global Specialties | Product Releases | Comments

Global Specialties today introduced the ASURO Robot. The ASURO is a small autonomous multi-sensored robot developed for educational purposes by the DLR, the German Aerospace Center (like NASA). Highly versatile, the ASURO is completely programmable in C.

Modeling software now features SXP- & SMX-style MLCCs rated for up to 200°C

October 9, 2013 3:16 pm | Avx Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

AVX Corporation has updated its advanced SpiCalci 8.0 SPICE modeling software with the addition of two new high-temperature multilayer ceramic capacitor series for power electronics employed in harsh environment applications such as down-hole oil drilling.

Online software design tool delivers customized designs in seconds

October 8, 2013 2:01 pm | Mouser Electronics, Texas Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now offering an online software design tool from Texas Instruments that delivers customized designs in mere seconds. WEBENCH Designer lets designers generate, optimize, and simulate designs that conform to their unique specifications.

Reference design kit streams uncompressed video at 720p60, 1080p30, and full 5MP@15fps

September 27, 2013 2:06 pm | E-Con Systems, Inc | Product Releases | Comments

e-con Systems Inc., announces the launch of the Denebola (See3CAM_CX3RDK) Reference Design Kit based on EZ-USB CX3 USB3.0 Peripheral controller from Cypress Semiconductors. e-con Systems has developed this USB Video Class (UVC) reference design kit for EZ-USB CX3.

Expanded 3D CAD switch library includes pushbuttons, toggles, rockers, and DIP rotary configurations

September 24, 2013 2:04 pm | NKK Switches | Product Releases | Comments

NKK Switches announced the expansion of its online 3D CAD switch library and configurator. New 3D models from NKK’s full range of product lines include added pushbuttons, toggles, rockers and DIP rotary configurations. NKK’s worked with CADENAS PARTsolutions to expand its 3D CAD model library....

PCB design libraries feature Altium 3D CAD data

September 17, 2013 4:18 pm | Altium, Linear Technology Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Altium Limited has released a new range of component libraries for board-level designs using Linear Technology power management devices. Available now from AltiumLive, the release delivers more than 13,000 new board-level component models and corresponding supply chain information, such as real-time price....

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