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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....

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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.

Flat cable & assemblies catalog offers an extensive selection of 700+ standard part numbers

June 27, 2013 1:02 pm | Cicoil Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Cicoil is pleased to announce the release of its New Master Catalog. Available in print and web-ready downloadable format, the 52 page, full color catalog offers an extensive selection of 700+ standard part numbers, 27 New Products, custom capabilities, specification tables and technical field sales support tools.

Development board operates either in Lock-Step Mode or Decoupled Parallel Mode

June 26, 2013 3:21 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The CMM-3020 is a fully featured application development board based on the MPXS3020 MCU. The MPXS3020 features dual, e200z7d Power Architecture cores and operates either in Lock-Step Mode for safety-critical applications requiring IEC 61508 SIL3 compliance or in Decoupled Parallel Mode for applications requiring maximum performance.

Library of precision designs helps engineers quickly evaluate and customize their systems

June 24, 2013 1:10 pm | Texas Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

Today Texas Instruments introduced a precision analog design library that provides comprehensive board-level precision designs to help engineers quickly evaluate and customize their systems while expanding their analog knowledge base. The TI Precision Designs library includes categories of Reference, Verified and CerTIfied Designs....

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Software designed for cosite simulation and management of installed RF systems

June 21, 2013 1:06 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Delcross Technologies announced the release of its EMIT (Electromagnetic Interference Toolkit) Version 3.3 software. Among the new features in this new release are 23 new pre-defined transceiver, receiver and transmitter definitions. EMIT is a software framework for cosite simulation and management of installed RF systems.

Cloud platform accelerates chip design workflow, now offers Altera's Quartus II

June 14, 2013 10:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Plunify announced the immediate availability of Altera Quartus II for designing with Stratix, Cyclone and Arria devices. Quartus II is recognized as an easy-to-use software platform for programmable logic design. The new relationship with Altera marks the production availability of

PIC32 adapter board aims to simplify graphical display prototyping

June 13, 2013 2:17 pm | Newhaven Display International | Product Releases | Comments

Newhaven Display and Digi-Key have developed a new PIC32 adapter board, the NHD-3.5-320240MF-PIC EVAL BOARD. This display adapter provides the designer with a color resistive touch LCD (NHD-3.5-320240MF-ATXL#-T-1) and hardware interface for

Multicore microcontroller delivers low cost daisy-chain Ethernet AVB

June 13, 2013 11:13 am | Xmos Incorporated | Product Releases | Comments

XMOS today announced a new reference design for its xCORE multicore microcontroller products that brings Ethernet AVB (Audio Visual Bridging) technology to more cost-sensitive audio transport and time sensitive networking applications in which latency and timing are critical.

eBook explains how to recover the costs sunk into circuit boards that will not boot

June 11, 2013 11:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

A new eBook from ASSET InterTech will help circuit board manufacturers who want to recover their investment in assembled boards that won’t boot – so called dead boards – and still maintain the tight production deadlines that constantly reduce the time they can spend on board debug.

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Development board designed to work with a range of key applications

June 10, 2013 4:35 pm | Newark | Product Releases | Comments

Newark element14 today announced the launch of its multi MEMS development board for Xtrinsic sensors, a low-cost enablement solution that allows designers to easily understand and test the latest sensing technologies with a next generation accelerometer, pressure sensor and a magnetometer to measure motion....

The era of the Smart BOM

June 5, 2013 1:38 pm | by John Hoeschele, Marketing Communications Manager, Anaren, Inc., www.anaren.com | Anaren Microwave Inc | Articles | Comments

In the mid- to late-decades of the 20th century, the job description of the average, workaday electrical engineer included what might be termed “basic bill of materials” management – BOM 1.0, if you will. Essentially, BOM 1.0  involved weeks if not months of specifying, sourcing, and documenting component and materials choices....

USB design board offers industry compatible stamp footprint for new product designs

June 4, 2013 2:12 pm | Zilog | Product Releases | Comments

Zilog introduced a new reference design, the Mini-Z USB Design Board.  The board incorporates a USB host and peripheral functionality with the company’s portfolio of Mini-Z modules. This hardware design uses a Max3421E USB transceiver to provide an interface to USB communications with supporting

Starter kit accelerates software development

June 3, 2013 5:01 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Engineering teams are under increasing pressure to get their products to market faster and, for many projects, developing software is now the critical path. The DesignWare ARC EM Starter Kit has been designed to accelerate software development.

Module provides a flexible solution for passive infrared-based motion detection applications

May 31, 2013 12:46 pm | Zilog | Product Releases | Comments

Zilog introduces its latest detection and control technology ideally suited for motion detection applications including customer sensing, lighting control and other energy management purposes. The ZMOTION Detection Module II (ZDM II) provides an integrated and flexible solution for Passive Infrared (PIR)-based motion detection applications.

Customer Use Board System provides for evaluation and validation of ArcticLink III VX and BX devices

May 30, 2013 3:14 pm | Quicklogic Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

QuickLogic Corporation announced the development of the Customer Use Board (CUB) System, which provides for easy evaluation and validation of ArcticLink III VX and BX devices in customer platforms. CUB is an ideal solution for smartphone and tablet system architects who require easy prototyping and testing platforms to accelerate their design efforts.

Engineering catalogue details markets and applications

May 30, 2013 2:35 pm | Nordson Efd Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Nordson EFD has recently released its Engineered Fluid Dispensing Product Catalog Fifth Edition. The 112-page catalog details information about markets and applications that use and benefit from Nordson EFD precision dispensing systems, the fluids dispensed and dispensing applications for each industry, and customer comments.

Reference tool ideal for engineers, designers, drafters, and machinists

May 29, 2013 4:20 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Great Innovations has created a new reference tool for engineers, designers, drafters, and machinists. The Engineering Slide Chart includes technical information from many of the quick references that are commonly found in the work areas of mechanical designers and CAD users. All of this information is compiled for both English (Imperial) and Metric systems in a single screw chart.

EVM touts exceptional processing and graphics capabilities for industrial apps

May 22, 2013 10:20 am | Texas Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) introduced its OMAP5432 processor-based evaluation module (EVM) for high-performance industrial applications. The OMAP5432 EVM is said to enable quick, easy evaluation and benchmarking for applications demanding high-performance processing and graphics at

Reference design delivers ultra-wideband Doherty amplifiers

May 21, 2013 3:29 pm | Nxp Semiconductors | Product Releases | Comments

NXP Semiconductors N.V. announced the availability of its ultra-wideband Doherty reference design using the BLF884P and BLF884PS – asserted to be the industry’s first wideband Doherty power amplifiers capable of broadband operation (470 MHz to 806 MHz). The new 70-W DVB-T LDMOS designs

Catalog presents detailed specifications on magnetic components for a wide range of applications

May 21, 2013 11:32 am | Coilcraft Critical Products & Services | Product Releases | Comments

The Coilcraft CPS Short Form Catalog is a comprehensive reference to the company’s four lines of RF and power magnetics for critical applications. This 24-page catalog presents detailed specifications on magnetic components for a wide range of applications, including signal generation and processing, RF, power, impedance matching, LED drivers, timing and much more.

Arduino-compatible boards tout prototyping-friendly 32-bit MCU packages

May 15, 2013 5:39 pm | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. expanded its Arduino compatible chipKIT platform ecosystem, with new tools from Digilent, Inc., the Fair Use Building and Research (FUBAR) Labs, and Schmalz Haus LLC. These new tools are based on Microchip’s 32-bit PIC32 microcontrollers (MCUs) in prototyping-friendly

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