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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.

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.


Industry’s first reconfigurable DC arc detect reference solution enables designers to safeguard high-power DC systems

March 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....

Battery charger reference design regulates charger output in constant voltage and constant current modes

March 21, 2013 10:15 am | Zilog | Product Releases | Comments

Zilog introduces its new Buck Converter Battery Charger Reference Design that employs Zilog’s Z8F042A MCU to control a step-down DC-DC converter (also known as a buck converter) that functions as a regulated power source. This buck converter battery charger hardware is capable of regulating charger output in a number of modes....

Power supply design software supports LED lighting

March 19, 2013 10:38 am | Power Integrations | Product Releases | Comments

Power Integrations announced that the latest version of its popular power supply design software, PI Expert Suite 9.0, now includes support for its LinkSwitch-PL and LinkSwitch-PH LED-driver ICs and its recently introduced TinySwitch-4 off-line switcher IC family.

Front-end reference design designed for TVs with Panasonic Demodulator LSI

March 13, 2013 10:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Orca Systems announced a complete DVB-T2/T/C and analog TV front-end reference design for televisions with Orca’s ORC5310 hybrid TV tuner and Panasonic Corporation’s MN88472 demodulator. The ORC5310 is a single-chip, CMOS-based, hybrid TV tuner with analog demodulator that can receive both analog and digital signals....

LED-downlight reference design achieves high performance dimming while reducing component count

February 27, 2013 9:59 am | Power Integrations | Product Releases | Comments

Power Integrations announced RDR-347, an LED-downlight reference design. The new circuit demonstrates the capabilities of the recently launched LYTSwitch IC family, which offers the industry’s best high-end dimming performance from a single-stage LED driver....


Reference design kit pre-integrated with the system-on-chip

January 31, 2013 3:50 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Developers of high-end set-top boxes and video gateways can significantly reduce time to market for their new products offering rich multi-screen viewing experiences, by taking advantage of the Reference Design Kit (RDK) from Comcast, now pre-integrated with the Orly STiH416 system-on-chip from STMicroelectronics.

Newark element14’s “Dev Kit HQ” advances design with new easy-to-use selector

November 19, 2012 11:00 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

Committed to speeding the adoption of new technology for engineers, Newark element14 today expanded its Dev Kit HQ with a ‘quick find’ online product selector designed to help engineers source the latest products available by manufacturer and technology application.

Reference design provides turnkey implementation of EMV-compliant contactless payment terminal

November 7, 2012 2:17 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Developing a contactless payment terminal for Visa payWave and MasterCard PayPass cards has become quicker and easier with the launch today of an EMV pre-certified reference design by ams AG. The reference design, developed in collaboration with smart card software vendor Alcineo, implements all the functions of a contactless payment terminal...

Reference design has a maximum output power of 215 Watts

September 19, 2012 4:05 pm | Product Releases | Comments

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.

Evaluation module demonstrates the receiver portion of the bqTESLA wireless power system

September 19, 2012 3:55 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The bq51013AEVM-764 evaluation module (EVM) demonstrates the receiver portion of the bqTESLA wireless power system. This receiver EVM is a complete receiver-side solution that produces 5 V out at up to 1 A when coupled with the bqTESLA transmitter. The bq51013AEVM-764 device shown on this EVM...


1536 FFT/IFFT reference design for 3GPP LTE

September 19, 2012 3:50 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Please contact your local Altera sales representative for a copy of this reference design. The use of this design is governed by, and subject to, the terms and conditions of the Altera Hardware Reference Design License Agreement. You can use the Altera 1536 FFT/IFFT reference design to accelerate the implementation of 3rd generation partnership project (3GPP) long term evolution (LTE) based wireless networks.

Wireless sensing triple axis reference design (ZSTAR)

September 19, 2012 3:46 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The ZSTAR demo board was designed to demonstrate Freescale's latest innovations in sensors, wireless connectivity and embedded flash microcontrollers. This reference design will enable you to see how Freescale's accelerometers can add additional functionality to applications in various industries.

Reference design uses 2-channel battery sensor interface with 8-bit microcontroller

July 30, 2012 4:20 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Unterpremstaetten, Austria (July 30th, 2012) - ams, a leading worldwide designer and manufacturer of high-performance analog ICs for consumer, communications, industrial, medical and automotive applications, today announced a reference design which shows how a simple current and voltage measurement circuit can produce state-of-charge (SOC) readings for electric scooter batteries.

Reference design includes host functionality for USB mass storage devices and SD card support

January 4, 2012 3:14 pm | Zilog | Product Releases | Comments

Zilog introduces a new reference design, the Mini-Z USB Design Board. Zilog’s Mini-Z USB Design Board incorporates a USB host and peripheral functionality with Zilog’s portfolio of Mini-Z modules. This hardware design uses a Max3421E USB transceiver....

Design board enables fast time-to-market solutions

January 4, 2012 3:14 pm | Zilog | Product Releases | Comments

Zilog introduces a new reference design, the Mini-Z USB Design Board. The Mini-Z’s provide complete module and board systems for bringing fast time-to-market solutions. Their flexible design allows them to work together with other stamp modules and carrier boards so they can be used independently in creative application designs.

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