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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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  • Discover Unknown PCB Design Issues with DRC

    Discover Unknown PCB Design Issues with DRC

    FREE White Paper – This paper addresses several of the pervasive myths within the PCB verification market, such as the need for post-layout PCB verification on high-speed designs only....

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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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  • Quad Core i3-Based Type 6 COM Express Board

    Quad Core i3-Based Type 6 COM Express Board

    ADLINK has announced the addition of the quad-core Intel Core i3-8100H processor to its recently released Express-CF COM Express Basic size Type 6 module based on the 8th Generation Intel Core...

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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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  • 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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  • NanoPi Neo4 SBC Breaks RK3399 Records for Size and Price

    NanoPi Neo4 SBC Breaks RK3399 Records for Size and Price

    By Eric Brown In August, FriendlyElec introduced the NanoPi M4, which was then the smallest, most affordable Rockchip RK3399 based SBC yet. The company has now eclipsed the Raspberry Pi style, 85...

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  • Tuesday’s Newsletter: Microcontroller Watch

    Tuesday’s Newsletter: Microcontroller Watch

    Coming to your inbox tomorrow: Circuit Cellar’s Microcontroller Watch newsletter. Tomorrow’s newsletter keeps you up-to-date on latest microcontroller news. In this section, we examine the...

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  • Linux-Powered Jetson Xavier Module Gains Third-Party Carriers

    Linux-Powered Jetson Xavier Module Gains Third-Party Carriers

    By Eric Brown Connect Tech (CTI) has released two new developer options for Nvidia’s octa-core Jetson AGX Xavier computer-on-module, which is already supported by Nvidia’s innovative,...

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  • Module Meets Needs of Simple Bluetooth Low Energy Systems

    Module Meets Needs of Simple Bluetooth Low Energy Systems

    Laird has announced its new Bluetooth 5 module series, designed to simplify the process of bringing wireless designs to market. The BL651 Series is the latest addition to Laird’s Nordic...

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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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  • 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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  • Rugged Nano-ITX SBC Boasts Security Encryption Hardware

    Rugged Nano-ITX SBC Boasts Security Encryption Hardware

    WinSystems has announced its Nano-ITX form factor ITX-N-3900 board-level system. It provides a complete system that can be readily expanded and configured for diverse applications requiring an...

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  • What are the 5 Biggest Myths About Developing Embedded Vision Solutions?

    What are the 5 Biggest Myths About Developing Embedded Vision Solutions?

    Are embedded vision solutions complex? Expensive? Strictly about software? Get answers to your top questions about developing embedded vision solutions, right from Avnet & Xilinx. We’re at the...

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  • Connected Padlock Uses U-Blox BLE and Cellular Modules

    Connected Padlock Uses U-Blox BLE and Cellular Modules

    U‑blox has announced their collaboration with India‑based Play Inc. on a connected GPS padlock for industrial applications. The lock, which doubles as a location tracker, features a U‑blox M8 GNSS...

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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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