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Wireless charging and NFC reference design is automotive ready

August 27, 2014 10:12 am | Melexis, Freescale Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

Combining the automotive grade NFC (Near Field Communication) transceiver of Melexis with Freescale Semiconductor’s wireless charging technology enables a ready to use reference design solution that is positioned to free drivers from the dreaded low battery warning.

Reference designs describe drivers for dimmable PAR 30 and PAR 38 LED light bulbs

June 13, 2014 1:23 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Power Integrations (San Jose, CA) announced four reference designs describing drivers for...

2014 IMPACT Award Winner: Microchip Technology Inc. wins for Tools, Kits, and Reference Designs

May 23, 2014 12:05 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip's (Chandler, AZ) MPLAB Harmony incorporates a 32-bit microcontroller firmware...

Reference design board measures current to an accuracy of ±1%

April 23, 2014 10:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

ams AG (Unterpremstaetten, Austria) has introduced a reference design board which measures...

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Browser-based program facilitates CAD/CAM/CAE/PLM translation

March 4, 2014 2:10 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Elysium (Southfield, MI) has announced the release of CADfeature 11.3, their new browser-enhanced, feature-based program for repairing, migrating and reporting on product engineering data that is exchanged within manufacturing organizations and their supply chains.

Software package includes repour speed increases from 2x to greater than 20x

February 26, 2014 11:33 am | Altium | Product Releases | Comments

Altium Limited (Sydney, Australia) announces the release of Altium Designer 14.2, the latest update of the DesignVision Award-winning Altium Designer 14. For this release, the emphasis of development was around the use of copper areas on the board.

Reference design features better than ±0.1% accuracy

February 25, 2014 3:08 pm | Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Factories can transmit industrial temperatures with the Novato (MAXREFDES16#) reference design, a 4–20mA loop-powered temperature transmitter with the HART communication protocol from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (San Jose, CA). This smart transmitter enables low-power temperature measurement from -200°C to +850°C with accuracy better than ±0.1% or ±1.0°C.

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Reference design securely boots any application processor in an embedded system

February 11, 2014 3:37 pm | Microsemi Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Microsemi Corporation (Aliso Viejo, CA) unveiled its new FPGA-based Secure Boot Reference Design for embedded microprocessors. This new reference design uses the advanced security features in its mainstream SmartFusion 2 SoC FPGAs to securely boot any application processor in an embedded system....

Reference design kit includes a complete API

January 13, 2014 3:14 pm | Texas Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

Movea, Xm-Squared, and Texas Instruments (TI) demonstrated their new G-series high-performance multisport wearable solution at the Movea stand during CES. The G-series takes user experience to the next level with this energy-optimized solution for highly accurate activity tracking and advanced sports and sleep monitoring....

Joint reference design combines crystal clock oscillator with fanout buffers

January 13, 2014 9:35 am | Cts Electronic Components Products, Microsemi Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

CTS Electronic Component Solutions and Microsemi Corporation built and tested a joint reference design to offer high quality products for applications requiring a master clock with a fan-out buffer that deliver ultra-low jitter without compromising performance.

Reference design solutions offer advanced microcontroller technology

November 14, 2013 10:32 am | Zilog, Ixys | Product Releases | Comments

Zilog’s Z8F1680 MCU-based Microstepper Motor Reference Design is a complete and easy-to-use platform that demonstrates the feature set of the Z8F1680 microcontroller, which is optimized for microstepper motor control. This Microstepper Motor Reference Design drives a unipolar stepper motor....

HMI reference design for the MicroZed Evaluation Kit helps accelerate the adoption of Zynq-based solutions

November 6, 2013 12:32 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Avnet Electronics Marketing released a new touchscreen Human Machine Interface (HMI) reference design from Xylon  for its  MicroZed evaluation kit. The MicroZed is based on the Xilinx Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC. The reference design is available for free and showcases the MicroZed working as a

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DC-DC power converter solutions improve system power efficiency by up to 35 percent

October 21, 2013 9:43 am | Altera | Product Releases | Comments

Altera Corporation announced four new reference designs that leverage the power technology obtained through its acquisition of Enpirion. The reference designs provide FPGA users and board developers turnkey power solutions that increase power efficiency by up to 35 percent....

Reference design serves Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0-enabled charger power supply

October 18, 2013 2:13 pm | Power Integrations | Product Releases | Comments

Power Integrations introduced the first reference design for a Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0-enabled charger power supply. Launched earlier this year, the Quick Charge 2.0 protocol from Qualcomm enables users to charge mobile devices, such as tablets and cellphone handsets, up to 75% faster than when using conventional USB charging technology.

Reference platform capable of securing any distributed node in the smart grid

October 14, 2013 1:10 pm | Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Designers of smart meters can now reduce time to market, raise the bar for higher accuracy, and secure their designs with Capistrano, a smart grid reference platform from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. Powered by the company’s Zeus metering SoC, Capistrano protects designs with advanced cryptography, physical attack detection, and life-cycle security schemes.

FPGA debug software accelerates high-speed design

October 14, 2013 10:12 am | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices, Inc. released an FPGA-based reference design with software and HDL code that reduces the design risk of high-speed systems incorporating JESD204B-compatible converters. Called the JESD204B Xilinx Transceiver Debug Tool, it supports the 312.5-Mbps to 12.5-Gbps JESD204B data converter-to-FPGA serial data interface....

Reference design kit streams uncompressed video at 720p60, 1080p30, and full 5MP@15fps

September 27, 2013 2:06 pm | E-Con Systems, Inc | Product Releases | Comments

e-con Systems Inc., announces the launch of the Denebola (See3CAM_CX3RDK) Reference Design Kit based on EZ-USB CX3 USB3.0 Peripheral controller from Cypress Semiconductors. e-con Systems has developed this USB Video Class (UVC) reference design kit for EZ-USB CX3.

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LED driver design provides 30% energy savings relative to other drivers

September 9, 2013 10:41 am | Ixys | Product Releases | Comments

IXYS Corporation announced the release of a reference design and demonstration board for a 200W AC LED Driver with Power Line Interface in collaboration with Echelon Corporation. Applications include remotely controlled and monitored municipal and private-installation lighting with remote control convenience features.

Infineon SMPS Design Center now online at Mouser

September 4, 2013 9:19 am | Mouser Electronics, Infineon | Product Releases | Comments

Mouser Electronics, Inc. announces the launch of its new Switch Mode Power Supplies (SMPS) Design Center which shows the wide range of products for consumer SMPS available from Infineon Technologies. Infineon Technologies offers a wide range of cost-effective products for consumer switch mode power supplies (SMPS).

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

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.

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.

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....

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.

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.

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.

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

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...

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.

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