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  • CC Issue 296 March

    CC Issue 296 March

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  • Benchmarks for the IoT

    Benchmarks for the IoT

    –Jeff Child, Editor-in-Chief I remember quite vividly back in 1997 when Marcus Levy founded the Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium, better known as EEMBC. It was big deal at the time...

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  • New IDE Version Shrinks Arm MCU Executable Program Sizes

    New IDE Version Shrinks Arm MCU Executable Program Sizes

    After a successful beta period, Segger Microcontroller has added the new Linker and Link-Time Optimization (LTO) to the latest release build of their powerful cross-platform integrated development...

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  • MCU Family Serves Up Ultra-Low Power Functionality

    MCU Family Serves Up Ultra-Low Power Functionality

    STMicroelectronics has released its STM32L0x0 Value Line microcontrollers that provide an additional, low-cost entry point to the STM32L0 series The MCUs embed the Arm Cortex -M0+ core. With up to...

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  • New CPU Core Boosts Performance for Renesas MCUs

    New CPU Core Boosts Performance for Renesas MCUs

    Renesas Electronics has announced the development of its third-generation 32-bit RX CPU core, the RXv3. The RXv3 CPU core will be employed in Renesas’ new RX microcontroller families that begin...

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  • Low-Cost Flash MCU Eyes IoT Edge Applications

    Low-Cost Flash MCU Eyes IoT Edge Applications

    NXP Semiconductors has launched the LPC5500 which the company claims as the industry’s first microcontroller platform with single- and dual-core Arm Cortex-M33 and Arm TrustZone technology. Built...

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  • Cypress Semi Teams with Arm for Secure IoT MCU Solution

    Cypress Semi Teams with Arm for Secure IoT MCU Solution

    Cypress Semiconductor has expanded its collaboration with Arm to provide management of IoT edge nodes. The solution integrates the Arm Pelion IoT Platform with Cypress’ low power, dual-core PSoC 6...

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  • Wireless Charging

    Wireless Charging

    Electric Field of Dreams The concept of wireless charging can be traced all the way back to Nikola Tesla. Here, Jeff examines the background and principles involved in charging devices today...

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  • Full-Bridge 600V/3.5A Power Driver Features SiP Format

    Full-Bridge 600V/3.5A Power Driver Features SiP Format

    STMicroelectronics’ has released its PWD5F60 high-density power driver, the second in a new series of power-driver systems-in-package addressing high-voltage brushed DC and single-phase brushless...

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  • 1500 W AD-DC Power Supplies Certified for Medical and ITE

    1500 W AD-DC Power Supplies Certified for Medical and ITE

    TDK has announced the introduction of the TDK-Lambda 1500 W rated CUS1500M series of AC-DC power supplies. This extends the CUS-M family of products, to now cover 30 W to 1500 W. The CUS1500M has...

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  • Transceivers Ease HD Video Upgrades Using Existing Vehicle Cabling

    Transceivers Ease HD Video Upgrades Using Existing Vehicle Cabling

    Analog Devices has announced a transceiver series that enables high-definition (HD) video over existing Unshielded Twisted Pair cables and unshielded connectors. This allow OEMs to upgrade easily...

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  • DC-DC Modules Boast Wide Voltage Range, Small Footprint

    DC-DC Modules Boast Wide Voltage Range, Small Footprint

    Maxim Integrated Products has announced four new micro-system-level IC (“uSLIC”) modules. The MAXM17552, MAXM15064, MAXM17900 and MAXM17903 step-down DC-DC power modules join Maxim’s extensive...

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  • 600-V GaN FET Power Stages Support up to 10 kW

    600-V GaN FET Power Stages Support up to 10 kW

    Texas Instruments (TI) has announced a new portfolio of ready-to-use, 600-V gallium nitride (GaN), 50-mΩ and 70-mΩ power stages to support applications up to 10 kW. The LMG341x family enables...

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  • Tuesday’s Newsletter: Analog & Power

    Tuesday’s Newsletter: Analog & Power

    Coming to your inbox tomorrow: Circuit Cellar’s Analog & Power newsletter. Tomorrow’s newsletter content zeros in on the latest developments in analog and power technologies including ADCs, DACs,...

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  • What’s the Role of 3D Printing in Embedded Systems?

    What’s the Role of 3D Printing in Embedded Systems?

    Experts Weigh In 3D printing has gone from being a technology on the outskirts of embedded system design, to one that’s becoming a common tool for many design teams. On one hand people are...

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  • Generation Robot

    Robots are likely to be as disruptive as the automobile, causing us to rethink the way we live and work. In this 5-part video series, Grant Imahara departs on another technical journey to explore...

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  • Signage-Oriented Mini-STX SBC Taps Ryzen V1000

    Signage-Oriented Mini-STX SBC Taps Ryzen V1000

    By Eric Brown Sapphire, which makes AMD-based graphics cards and motherboards, offers a 147.3 mm x 139.7 mm Mini-STX (5×5-inch) form factor SBC that runs Ubuntu 16.04 or Windows on AMD’s new Ryzen...

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  • Tiny, 4K Signage Player Runs on Cortex-A17 SoC

    Tiny, 4K Signage Player Runs on Cortex-A17 SoC

    By Eric Brown Advantech announced a fanless, USM-110 digital signage player with support for Android 6.0 and its WISE-PaaS/SignageCMS digital signage management software. The compact (156 mm x 110...

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  • Slim Signage Player Features Radeon E8860 GPU and 6 HDMI Ports

    Slim Signage Player Features Radeon E8860 GPU and 6 HDMI Ports

    By Eric Brown Ibase’s new SI-626 digital signage and video wall (VW) player combines high-end functionality with a slim 30 mm height—1.5 mm thinner than its AMD Ryzen V1000 based SI-324 player....

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  • SDM-S-Based Display Module for Digital Signage

    SDM-S-Based Display Module for Digital Signage

    Axiomtek has introduced the SDM300S, a signage computer module with the latest small Intel Smart Display Module (Intel SDM-S) architecture. The SDM300S is powered by the onboard Intel Pentium...

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  • Low-Profile Mini-ITX System Targets Signage

    Low-Profile Mini-ITX System Targets Signage

    AAEON has released the ACS-1U01 Series, a range of turnkey solutions that capitalize on the strength of three of its bestselling SBCs. By enclosing the boards inside a tough 1U chassis, the unit...

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