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Cloud-based tool helps designers select an optimal DC/DC module for their power board

January 3, 2014 2:40 pm | Product Releases | Comments

GE’s Critical Power business announced the launch of its cloud-based Power Module Wizard, providing board designers with an intuitive tool to help them easily select the optimal DC/DC modules for their power board. The tool is said to help board designers

C compiler supports Power Architecture

January 3, 2014 1:42 pm | Altium | Product Releases | Comments

Altium Limited announced a new major release of its TASKING C compiler solution for automotive application development, supporting the Power Architecture-based microcontrollers from the Freescale Qorivva/5xxx Series and STMicroelectronics SPC5 Series. The new compiler brings

Tool aims to simplify Bluetooth product selection

January 2, 2014 12:01 pm | Laird Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

Laird announced the release of the Laird Bluetooth Selection Tool. This simple online tool is presented as a resource for engineers to quickly narrow down the company’s Bluetooth offerings and choose the optimal Bluetooth module solution for their specific project requirements.

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Gap calculator provides a quick calculation of the gap length of a transformer’s core

December 19, 2013 1:46 pm | Wurth Electronics Midcom, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Wurth Electronics Midcom announced the release of a new online tool: the Gap Calculator. The Gap Calculator tool provides a quick calculation of the gap length of a transformer’s core once the desired AL value and the package are known.

Gate driver development boards enable high-speed power circuit creation

December 17, 2013 12:59 pm | Ixys | Product Releases | Comments

IXYS Corporation announced today the introduction of the DVRFD630 and DVRFD631 RF MOSFET Gate Driver Development Boards by its IXYS Colorado division. These general-purpose circuit boards are designed to demonstrate the performance of the IXRFD630 and IXRFD631 RF MOSFET gate drivers....

Online design tools benefit circuit modeling, device performance simulation

December 6, 2013 10:40 am | Bourns, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Bourns, Inc. announced the addition of 3D, SPICE model, S-Parameter and LTspice files to the company’s website. Beneficial for circuit modeling and to simulate device performance, the company offers its 3D model files in IGS and STP formats, SPICE Model files

Development tool interfaces to more than 300 QuikEval demonstration cards

December 3, 2013 12:45 pm | Linear Technology Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology Corporation announces the Linduino One development tool, an Arduino-compatible platform for developing and distributing firmware libraries and code for Linear Technology’s SPI and I²C-compatible integrated circuits. The Linduino One board interfaces to more than 300 QuikEval demonstration cards....

Kit simplifies compiler qualification when creating functionally safe systems

December 3, 2013 9:47 am | Arm, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

ARM today announced the ARM Compiler Qualification Kit, a documentation package specifically designed to help developers achieve certification against safety standards such as IEC 61508 and ISO 26262. The kit provides evidence of the robustness and maturity of the ARM Compiler toolchain....

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Tool suite delivers a fully integrated multicore development environment

November 14, 2013 10:51 am | Xmos Incorporated | Product Releases | Comments

XMOS has announced xTIMEcomposer-Enterprise, the world’s most advanced multicore microcontroller development suite. This new industrial grade tool suite delivers a fully integrated multicore development environment for users of the xCORE multicore microcontroller products.

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

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....

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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....

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....

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....

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