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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.

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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.

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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

Kit helps developers gain fast entry into the world of embedded ARM processors

May 10, 2013 11:25 am | Kontron | Product Releases | Comments

Kontron announced the ready-to-use SMARC Starterkit. The kit offers developers fast entry into the world of embedded ARM processors, which is now highly scalable owing to SMARC Computer-on-Modules. The kit comes in a sturdy transport case, has all the cables already connected and is

Starter Kit speeds up choosing and commissioning the optimum drive

May 10, 2013 11:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

With its new StarterKit, Nanotec Electronic is helping companies choosing and commission the optimum drive. Various motor settings can be tested, and different operating modes such as open loop and closed loop can be

Arduino-based robot ideal for hobbyists and school projects

May 9, 2013 12:04 pm | Global Specialties | Product Releases | Comments

Global Specialties today introduced the AAR Arduino Robot. The AAR Arduino Robot is a small autonomous mobile robot which is perfect for those new to the robotics world and also for experienced Arduino fans. Great for both hobbyists and for school projects.

Booster pack lets users jumpstart and explore sensor fusion applications

May 9, 2013 9:50 am | Texas Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments announced the Sensor Hub BoosterPack for its Tiva C Series TM4C123G LaunchPad. This plug-in daughter card that allows ARM Cortex-M4 MCU developers create products with up to seven types of motion and environmental sensing capabilities. The board and software enables

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Triple-play platform connects Raspberry Pi, Arduino, and 32-bit embedded ARM

May 8, 2013 2:18 pm | Newark | Product Releases | Comments

element14 launched the low cost triple-play Embedded Pi platform that bridges the massively popular design worlds of Raspberry Pi, Arduino and 32 bit embedded ARM. One of a strong pipeline of exclusive Raspberry Pi accessories to be launched this year...

SoC development kit features ARM DS-5 Altera Edition toolkit

May 1, 2013 11:32 am | Altera | Product Releases | Comments

Altera Corporation announced the availability of its Cyclone V SoC Development Kit. Developed in collaboration with ARM, this kit features the recently announced ARM Development Studio 5 (DS-5) Altera Edition Toolkit software, an FPGA-adaptive debugging tool that

Keystone Electronics releases new catalog

April 25, 2013 1:50 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Keystone Electronics Corp. has released the 2nd edition of its original M60 full line Catalog of interconnect components and electronic hardware, Catalog M60.2. This latest 152-page edition features a variety of new products and product updates that are easy-to-locate within product category sections.

Reference design implements highly accurate automotive intelligent battery sensor

April 24, 2013 11:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

ams AG released a reference design implementing a complete automotive Intelligent Battery Sensor (IBS) based on its highly accurate AS8515 data acquisition front end. The IBS design from ams is suitable for monitoring the state of charge (SOC) and state of health (SOH) of the latest lithium-iron-phosphate automotive batteries as well as conventional AGM (lead-acid) batteries.

Cloud-based application includes built-in design guidelines

April 24, 2013 10:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Lighting Designer from Luger Research e.U. is a sophisticated cloud-based application platform to design complete LED lighting system solutions in minutes. This integrated design environment combines multiple modules including light sources, secondary optics, power supplies, connectors, heat sinks and boards to develop a system solution.

Reference design provides a critical layer of security for networked devices

April 23, 2013 2:31 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Zilog announces the introduction of the ZGATE Security Bridge Reference Design, a joint technology solution utilizing Icon Labs’ Floodgate Technology. Together, Zilog and Icon Labs have produced a microcontroller featuring an embedded firewall that provides a critical layer of security for networked devices.

Design tools give engineers an edge in online printed circuit board design

April 23, 2013 1:56 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Aspen Labs and Digi-Key Corporation are giving engineers access to a new set of free, online CAD tools to support Printed Circuit Board (PCB) design and development. PCBWeb is an online CAD application for designing and manufacturing electronics circuit boards, available at no cost.

Embedded wireless portfolio adds PIC32 Bluetooth digital audio kit, plus Wi-Fi modules

April 22, 2013 12:07 pm | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. expanded its embedded-wireless portfolio to include the PIC32 Bluetooth Audio Development Kit, featuring modules, stacks and CODECs, and XBee footprint-compatible socket modules with integrated stacks. The new Wi-Fi offerings comprise IEEE 802.11b/g Wi-Fi modules with

Development platform for the Kinetis K20 MCU is Arduino compatible

April 22, 2013 9:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

Premier Farnell announced the global availability of Freescale Semiconductor’s newest Freedom Development Platform for evaluating Kinetis K20 MCUs at element14. The new FRDM-K20D50M Development Platform is form-factor compatible with the Arduino R3 pin layout, providing

Evaluation kit supports very small 5-W GaN MMIC power amplifier

April 20, 2013 2:19 pm | Richardson RFPD, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Richardson RFPD, Inc. announced the immediate availability and full design support capabilities for a new evaluation kit for a 5W GaN MMIC power amplifier from Nitronex. The NPA1003QA-EVK evaluation kit includes a test fixture tuned for

LED signage & display kit enables rapid design creation and quick prototyping

April 19, 2013 3:24 pm | Jkl Components Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

JKL Components Corporation has announced the availability of an LED Signage & Display Kit  — Part Number SK14. It includes a full selection of LED technologies appropriate for use in the signage, display, gaming and architectural industries. These kits are excellent for product development of backlit signs....

Reference design remotely locates image sensors up to eight meters away

April 15, 2013 4:40 pm | Lattice | Product Releases | Comments

Lattice Semiconductor Corporation announced the Sensor Extender reference design that offers a low-cost approach to remotely locate image sensors up to eight  meters away from the image signal processor (ISP) and transmit and receive video signals at resolutions that range up to 720p60 and 1080p30.

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