Microchip’s Grid-Connected Solar Microinverter Reference Design demonstrates the flexibility and power of SMPS dsPIC Digital Signal Controllers in Grid-Connected Solar Microinverter systems. This reference design has a maximum output power of 215 Watts and ensures maximum power point tracking for PV panel voltages between 20V to 45V DC.
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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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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...
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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....
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.
Premier Farnell and Cypress Semiconductor announced today that customers can now pre-order the new PSoC 4 Pioneer Development Kit from element14. The powerful new kit costs only $25, and lets designers discover the capabilities of the new PSoC 4 programmable system-on-chip architecture....
Fairchild Semiconductor’s Power Supply WebDesigner design and simulation tool provides complete designs in under a minute and includes complete continuous conduction mode (CCM), non-isolated active PFC buck and buck LED driver designs. From user-specified design inputs, the
Mouser Electronics announces immediate availability of the new SAMA5D3 series of embedded microprocessor units from Atmel. These high-performance eMPUs are based on the ARM Cortex-A5 processor and feature market-leading low power consumption.
Microchip Technology Inc. announced the release of Graphics Display Designer X (GDD X), an enhanced visual design tool that provides a quick and easy way of creating Graphical User Interface (GUI) screens for applications using Microchip’s 16-or 32-bit PIC MCUs. With GDD X, developers may
Making permanent connections is as easy as pie for fans of the credit-card size computer sensation known as Raspberry Pi. Available in full, half and quarter sizes at leading electronics distributor Newark element14, Adafruit’s Perma-Proto for Pi Breadboard PCB kits feature the same labelled breakouts as their Pi Cobbler, assuring a seamless transition.
Industry’s first reconfigurable DC arc detect reference solution enables designers to safeguard high-power DC systemsMarch 22, 2013 3:08 pm | Texas Instruments | Product Releases | Comments
Texas Instruments introduces the industry’s first fully programmable DC arc detect reference solution. The RD-195 makes it faster and easier for designers to address a growing need to safeguard high-power DC systems, such as automobile and aircraft battery management systems....