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Development platform allows for quick application prototyping

August 27, 2013 8:55 am | Newark, Freescale Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

Newark element14 has announced it will stock the new Freescale Freedom development platform, the FRDM-KL46Z, the most advanced and feature rich development platform based on the Kinetis L series of MCUs. Featuring the ARM Cortex-M0+ based MCU, the FRDM-KL46Z Freedom development platform costs $15....

Module shortens time to market and saves revenue

August 26, 2013 11:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

Imsys announces a new member of its “Simple Network Application Platform - SNAP”, the Velox. Velox is the most cost efficient module in Imsys’ SNAP family, featuring the newest Imsys processor generation and providing full access to the processor’s features.

Development tools support Freescale KL0 family of ARM Cortex-M0+ processors

August 22, 2013 2:22 pm | Freescale Semiconductor, Mouser Electronics | Product Releases | Comments

Mouser Electronics is offering a comprehensive solution set of hardware and software development tools for the Freescale KL0 family of ARM Cortex-M0+ processors. Freescale’s Kinetis KL0 processors offer 32-bit performance at an 8-bit price point without sacrificing energy consumption....

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Application handbook assists with software application

August 20, 2013 9:58 am | Wurth Electronics Midcom, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

LTspice IV is an outstanding software application for its power, its calculation speed and the universality of its applications. Unfortunately, the electronic Help file is the only documentation available. It is incomplete and far behind the development of the software. This book was designed to fill this gap.

Low-power development board designed for use in the Freescale Tower System

August 12, 2013 2:58 pm | Mouser Electronics, Freescale Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

Mouser Electronics is the first to stock Freescale’s Development Board for the Kinetis K Low-Power 32-Bit ARM Cortex-M4 MCUs with floating point unit, USB connectivity, and enhanced security. Freescale's TWR-K21F120M Development Board is designed for the Kinetis K21 and K22 120 MHz 32-Bit ARM Cortex-M4 MCUs with Floating Point Unit.

Virtual laboratory targets audio innovators

August 7, 2013 10:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics announced it is publishing a complete virtual audio laboratory that can be downloaded free of charge at www.st.com/apworkbench. The laboratory is intended to put sophisticated audio design and evaluation capabilities within reach of all engineers using its

Experiment kits promise creative, easy and low-cost evaluation

August 6, 2013 5:37 pm | Product Releases | Comments

IAR System launched its new Experiment! starter kits. The kits are aimed at creative evaluation for a low price. Developers can use the kits to evaluate the embedded development toolchain IAR Embedded Workbench and the included microcontroller, as well as design, start develop, integrate and test

PCB design tool is positioned to help board designers save days in part placement time

August 6, 2013 4:59 pm | Product Releases | Comments

EMA Design Automation announced CircuitSpace 5.0 with enhanced features to improve the usability and productivity for circuit board design placement, replication, and design reuse in Cadence Allegro PCB Designer. The company asserts CircuitSpace enables engineers to

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eBook explores testing DDR3 memory with boundary scan/JTAG

August 6, 2013 3:31 pm | Asset Intertech | Product Releases | Comments

ASSET InterTech has issued a new eBook on how to test DDR memory with non-intrusive JTAG or boundary-scan (IEEE 1149.1) methods. A recent survey of engineers by the International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative (iNEMI) found that testing memory soldered to circuit boards is a major problem for system manufacturers.

Developer kit facilitates fast development of batteryless wireless solutions

August 6, 2013 2:46 pm | Product Releases | Comments

EnOcean announced the availability of its new developer kit, EDK 350U, for the North American market. The kit covers the entire product range in 902 MHz, from energy harvesting and wireless modules to ready-made product solutions. The new kit is part of a modular concept with

Platform enables designers to evaluate MCUs’ safety features

August 6, 2013 10:57 am | Texas Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments introduced the Hercules LaunchPad platform -- an entry-level option enabling developers to gain familiarity with TI Hercules MCUs and evaluate their performance and safety features. The TI Hercules LaunchPad is a modular, quick-launch evaluation kit....

Kit allows a scale load cell to be positioned up to 300 feet away from its weight display

August 6, 2013 9:33 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. In many weight-sensing applications, there is a need to locate the measurement load cells a distance away from the display or interface.

Embedded platform based on the Intel Atom E640 CPU

August 6, 2013 9:14 am | Mouser Electronics | Product Releases | Comments

Mouser Electronics announced it is stocking the new MinnowBoard with Intel Atom from CircuitCo, a development board which brings Intel Architecture to the developer and maker community. CircuitCo's MinnowBoard is an Intel Atom processor-based board which introduces Intel Architecture to the small and low cost embedded market for the developer and maker community.

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Embedded vision starter kit touts updated PVP programmer, new lens adapter

August 5, 2013 6:40 pm | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Avnet Electronics Marketing’s development kit for the Analog Devices dual-core Blackfin BF609 processor offers an updated pipelined vision processor (PVP) programmer and a new lens adapter. The new PVP Programmer add-in to the Blackfin development tool, CrossCore Embedded Studio, enables a

Expanded electronics catalog features new shielded rack enclosures

July 25, 2013 2:21 pm | Equipto Electronics Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

The new Equipto Electronics Catalog has been expanded over previous editions to include the company’s latest EMI/RFI shielded rack enclosures as well as custom NEMA enclosures. This 250-page catalog presents detailed specifications on the company’s modular rack enclosures, work stations, instrument enclosures and the new NEMA boxes.

Count On Tools adds full solution package for odd-form components

July 23, 2013 3:36 pm | Count On Tools Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Count On Tools (COT) announces a new addition to its custom nozzle engineering services with the Full Solution Package for Odd-Form Components. With this new program, Count On Tools can offer customers placing odd form components the ability to streamline their process by purchasing a custom designed SMT placement tool....

Development kit speeds design of digital audio accessories for music and consumer products

July 23, 2013 2:22 pm | Cypress | Product Releases | Comments

Cypress Semiconductor announced the availability of a new development kit that speeds design of digital audio accessories for Apple’s iPhone, iPad, and iPod products. The CY8CKIT-033A PSoC 3 MFi Digital Audio Development Kit for Lightning includes license-free reference hardware, firmware, and iOS app software....

Development suite supports simple extensions to standard C

July 18, 2013 1:18 pm | Xmos Incorporated | Product Releases | Comments

XMOS today announces the launch of the latest version of xTIMEcomposer Studio development suite for its xCORE multicore microcontrollers. The new integrated development environment (IDE) includes everything required for embedded design in a single Eclipse-based environment....

Development tools for Atmel AVR32 are enhanced with faster code and new functionality

July 17, 2013 9:57 am | Iar Systems Software | Product Releases | Comments

IAR Systems announced the availability of version 4.20 of its embedded development toolchain IAR Embedded Workbench for AVR32. The version includes major enhancements to the advanced code optimizations technology, gaining significantly faster code execution as well as

Module-based booster pack works with both MSP430 and Tiva C evaluation kits new Wi-Fi designs

July 17, 2013 9:46 am | Texas Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments announced the SimpleLink Wi-Fi CC3000 BoosterPack. The new Wi-Fi BoosterPack is powered by the company’s SimpleLink Wi-Fi CC3000 module, which offers simplified Wi-Fi connectivity for microcontroller (MCU)-based systems. Working with both the

Embedded system access bundle designed for test support of complex projects

July 12, 2013 1:29 pm | Goepel Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

GOEPEL electronic has complemented its range of Boundary Scan complete packages with a new option. SCANFLEX Designer Studio is a complete Boundary Scan test system incl. hardware, software, and a one-year maintenance contract offering an extremely reasonable price-performance-ratio.

Development kits include a built-in J-Link debugger

July 11, 2013 2:24 pm | Silicon Laboratories Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Silicon Labs introduced development kits and application software demonstrations for the EFM32 Wonder Gecko microcontroller (MCU) family, which was developed by Energy Micro, recently acquired by Silicon Labs. The Wonder Gecko MCU line is based on the ARM Cortex-M4 processor core....

element14 selects Adafruit FLORA kit for new wearable technology design challenge

July 2, 2013 4:30 pm | Product Releases | Comments

element14 has selected the Adafruit’s FLORA kit to provide the computing platform for its latest challenge, which challenges engineers and developers to design and develop their own piece of wearable technology. The FLORA allows designers to create products that are far more integrated....

Web page includes new online configurator

July 1, 2013 3:21 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Optimal customer support is the main focus of the new website from drive specialist Nanotec Electronic. At its core is the new online configurator. In just a few clicks, customers can assemble a motor solution that precisely meets their needs, complete with a brake, encoder and planetary gearbox.

Analog/Mixed-signal reference kit enables rapid adoption of constraint-driven design

June 27, 2013 2:58 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Leading analog/mixed-signal foundry supplier X-FAB Silicon Foundries today announced its new A/MS Reference Kit supporting advanced methodology for analog/mixed-signal design. The Kit enables rapid adoption of constraint-driven design, mixed-signal simulation, floorplanning, schematic-driven layout, automated routing, timing-driven digital block implementation and signoff. It is entirely based on the latest mixed-signal flow from Cadence Design Systems, Inc., a leader in global design innovation.

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