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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.

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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....

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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....

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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....

Design libraries include more than 13,000 new board-level component models

September 13, 2013 3:52 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....

USB+CAN development kit provides platform for ARM Cortex-M4 MCUs

September 13, 2013 11:41 am | Texas Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

The Tiva C Series TM4C123G USB+CAN Development Kit from Texas Instruments features a Tiva C Series MCU with ARM Cortex- M4 core that integrates connectivity and sensor aggregation solutions. This kit allows for easy evaluation the Tiva C Series TM4C123x MCU’s peripherals and

Tool promises to bring 3D design capability to all engineers

September 12, 2013 5:55 pm | Allied Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Allied Electronics (Allied) and RS Components (RS), the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc announced DesignSpark Mechanical, a new 3D solid modeling and assembly tool that is available to all –free of charge. Developed in conjunction with SpaceClaim, the new easy-to-use DesignSpark Mechanical are intended to...

Kit promises simple way to Bluetooth-enable scales

September 11, 2013 11:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Smarter Weigh Bluetooth Scale Kit, from Transcell Technology, allows a scale load cell to be positioned up to 300 feet (100m) away from its weight display, free of connecting cables. The system consists of a wireless remote A/D converter module, a Bluetooth-enabled digital indicator/interface, and

LED driver design provides 30% energy savings relative to other drivers

September 9, 2013 10:41 am | Ixys | Product Releases | Comments

IXYS Corporation announced the release of a reference design and demonstration board for a 200W AC LED Driver with Power Line Interface in collaboration with Echelon Corporation. Applications include remotely controlled and monitored municipal and private-installation lighting with remote control convenience features.

Mouser launches Maxim Control & Automation website

September 5, 2013 8:43 am | Mouser Electronics, Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Mouser Electronics, Inc. has partnered with Maxim Integrated in the creation of a comprehensive Control & Automation Solution repository featuring the latest product selection for four major areas of industrial system design: sensors, motor control, PLC, and HVAC.

Infineon SMPS Design Center now online at Mouser

September 4, 2013 9:19 am | Mouser Electronics, Infineon | Product Releases | Comments

Mouser Electronics, Inc. announces the launch of its new Switch Mode Power Supplies (SMPS) Design Center which shows the wide range of products for consumer SMPS available from Infineon Technologies. Infineon Technologies offers a wide range of cost-effective products for consumer switch mode power supplies (SMPS).

Tools enable developers to create high-performance GPU compute applications

August 29, 2013 9:16 am | Imagination Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

Imagination Technologies announces it has implemented a set of image and video handling extensions to the EGL Native Platform Interface which will enable developers to create high-performance GPU compute applications on the new low-cost Hardkernel ODROID-XU development system.

Development kits include all necessary hardware and software (including source code)

August 28, 2013 2:35 pm | Holt Integrated Circuits | Product Releases | Comments

Holt Integrated Circuits announced the introduction of development kits for a 3.3V, 10Mbit/sec EBR-1553 solution. The kits include all necessary hardware, software (including source code) and feature Holt’s HI-6140, an integrated terminal designed for Enhanced Bit Rate 10Mbps MIL-STD-1553 or MIL-STD-1760 applications....

Wireless development board supports Freescale Freedom platform

August 28, 2013 11:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas released an enhanced Wi-Go Module, a wireless accessory module for the Freescale Freedom development platform, the FRDM-KL25Z, along with new training support. Created by Avnet engineers, this updated wireless development board offers a number of new

Online simulation model features updated ADS component library

August 27, 2013 4:25 pm | Coilcraft, Keysight Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

Expanding on its full suite of RF Inductor design tools, Coilcraft has added an updated ADS Component Library to its selection of online 2D/3D, S-Parameter and SPICE Models. Coilcraft’s Component Library includes models of its RF and Spring inductors and integrates with Agilent's Advanced Design System (ADS)....

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