Technology Spotlights Filtered by - Microcontrollers

New Electronics strives to bring you all the latest technology news from the Microcontrollers sector. Advances in electronics are often fast-paced and innovative, so we know that as a design engineer you want to be kept up-to-date with current developments.

Below is a comprehensive list of all the latest electronics technology news from New Electronics.

Digi XBee3 Cellular LTE-M Smart Modem and Development Kits Now Available

The new Digi XBee3™ Cellular LTE-M smart modem accelerates time to market for designers, OEMs and solution providers by simplifying the process of integrating LPWA cellular connectivity into IoT devices. Building on industry-leading technology, pre-certified Digi XBee3 modules offer the flexibility to switch between wireless protocols as needed.

ITS TIME TO BOOK YOUR TICKET TO EDS 2018

EDS is the only event in the UK entirely dedicated to electronics, engineering, and embedded design. EDS returns to the Ricoh Arena, Coventry on 17-18 October and is now open for you to secure your free ticket. Take a day out to visit the show, where you can get hands-on with the latest design tools, hear from world-class speakers, meet supply-chain partners and learn new design skills and techniques, all under one roof.

EDS 2017 opens today at Ricoh Arena

EDS, comprising the Engineering, Electronics and Embedded Design Shows, is the UK's largest exhibition and conference entirely dedicated to the design engineering community. From 18-19th October at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, discover new supply chain possibilities from 220+ exhibitors, and attend keynote presentations offering powerful content on advanced design engineering techniques.

Mouser Carries Latest Camera Technology from Intel.

Intel® RealSense™ Camera SR300 is a front-facing 3D depth/2D camera module for applications using gesture interaction and facial recognition. Additionally, it offers a depth range of 1.5m, dynamic motion capture, higher-quality depth data and decreased power consumption. With 1080p full HD video image quality at up to 30 frames per second (FPS), the SR300 provides enhanced Skype support.

Exhibition nears sell-out as visitor registration opens for EDS 2016

Nearly all the exhibition stands at the 2016 EDS event have been allocated and visitor registration is open for the UK's largest exhibition and conference for the design engineering community. EDS combines the Engineering, Electronics and Embedded Design Shows, which return to the Ricoh Arena, Coventry, on 19-20 October.

BEEAs 2016 – Submission deadline date extended

We're pleased to announce that the deadline for entries into this year's British Engineering Excellence Awards (BEEAs) has been extended until Friday 29 July – so don’t miss out on your moment in the spotlight! Open www.beeas.co.uk, choose a category, and get entering – it’s as easy as that!

42V, 3.5A Synchronous Step-Down Regulator with 2.5µA Quiescent Current

The LT8610AC is a compact, high efficiency, high speed synchronous monolithic step-down switching regulator that consumes only 2.5µA of quiescent current. It has a low feedback voltage of 800mV and a low minimum VIN of 3V. Additional features include high maximum output current of 3.5A, fast minimum on time of 30ns, high light load efficiency and there is a SYNC pin for synchronization to an external clock. The 3.0V to 42V input voltage range of this device makes it ideal for automotive applications. In conjunction with Arrow Electronics.

Dual Output PolyPhase Step-Down Controller with Sub-Milliohm DCR Sensing and Digital Power System Management

The LTC3884 is a dual output PolyPhase DC/DC synchronous step-down switching regulator controller with an I2C-based PMBus compliant serial interface. The controller employs a constant-frequency current mode architecture, together with a unique scheme to provide excellent performance for sub-milliohm DCR applications. Programmable loop compensation allows the controller to be compensated digitally. This device is supported by the LTpowerPlay® software development tool with graphical user interface (GUI). In conjunction with Arrow Electronics Ltd.

Electronics Design Show conference programme announced

The line up for this year's conference programme has been confirmed and is now available to view online. Join us on 21-22 October to hear from industry giants such as ARM, Cambridge Consultants, and EE. There will also be keynotes from representatives from e2v, Cambridge University and Freescale.

Your next analog output design is ready!

The new analog output design accelerator kit from Maxim Integrated lets you quickly evaluate our 4-channel analog output reference design using your PC. The configurable 4-channel design is a scalable solution which generates all typical bipolar current and voltage output ranges up to 24mA/12V with less than ±0.1% total unadjusted error. The kit provides everything you need except the PC: reference design board, USB-to-SPI adaptor, universal power adaptor, USB-powered signal capture board, and a software GUI to generate and capture the analog signal test patterns.

20V, 200mA, Ultralow Noise, Ultrahigh PSRR RF Linear Regulator

The LT3042 is a high performance low dropout linear regulator featuring LTC’s ultralow noise and ultrahigh PSRR architecture for powering noise sensitive RF applications. Designed as a precision current reference followed by a high performance voltage buffer, the LT3042 can be easily paralleled to further reduce noise, increase output current and spread heat on the PCB. The device supplies 200mA at a typical 350mV dropout voltage. Operating quiescent current is nominally 2mA and drops to <<1µA in shutdown. In conjunction with Arrow Electronics Ltd.

MXE-200i Series - Intel® Atom™ Processor-Based Ultra Compact Embedded Platform

ADLINK's new Matrix MXE-200i ultra compact embedded platform, based on the Intel® Atom™ SoC processor E3845/E3826, delivers the most reliable I/O design anywhere for maximum connectivity. Combined with ADLINK's embedded SEMA Cloud solution, the MXE-200i delivers the manageability and robustness required by mission critical operations everywhere. In addition, full support for Intel® Gateway Solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), integrated Wind River® IDP XT, and McAfee Embedded Control all together guarantee the essential cornerstone manageability and security critical to IoT-ready platforms.

Smallest 14-Bit, 4.5Msps SAR ADC Integrates Precision Reference in 8mm² TSOT-23 Package

The LTC2314-14 is a 14-bit, 4.5Msps, serial sampling A/D converter that draws only 6.2mA from a wide range analogue supply adjustable from 2.7V to 5.25V. It contains an integrated bandgap and reference buffer which provide a low cost, high performance (20ppm/°C max) and space saving applications solution. This device achieves outstanding AC performance of 77dB SINAD and –85dB THD while sampling a 500kHz input frequency. The extremely high sample rate-to-power ratio makes the LTC2314-14 ideal for compact, low power, high speed systems including portable medical devices, communications systems, handheld terminal interfaces and battery-operated systems. In conjunction with Arrow Electronics Ltd.

Renesas now offer Motor control solutions with unique tune & calibrate software, supported by new Rotate it! reference platform kits that provide all you need to spin your own Permanent Magnet Motor in just 45 seconds!

With high-performance CPU and FPU capability, plus advanced analog and timer peripherals, this makes the RX200 & RX600 microcontrollers the ideal choice for inverter and motor control applications. Renesas kits help you to integrate any custom motor in your equipment by ensuring an ultra-quiet, energy-efficient, and high-precision three-phase sensorless vector control. To find out more, watch the video, buy the kit and take the motor control challenge -please visit: www.renesas.eu/motor

LED Current control and Modulation Dimming

With LED lighting becoming increasingly popular due to their high luminance, long life, high efficiency and decreasing costs, the subject of controlling and driving the LED's is now a very interesting topic. If the application requires dimming of the LED's especially when flicker must be avoided then there are a number of challenges that must be overcome in order to do this efficiently.

PIC® MCUs with Intelligent Analog make designs easier

With a powerful combination of rich analog integration and low power consumption, the PIC24FJ128GC010 family enables a significant cost reduction over a multi-chip design. In addition to Microchip's first 16-bit ADC and a 10 Msps 12-bit ADC, the PIC24FJ128GC010 integrates a DAC and dual op amps to simplify precision analog design.

Maxim Integrated Creates a More Integrated World at Embedded World 2014

Analog integration solutions for energy management, power management, and the signal-chain on display in Hall 4A, Stand 128 At the 2014 Embedded World Exhibition and Conference in Nuremberg, Germany (February 25–27, 2014), Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. will demonstrate the unique advantages of highly integrated analog solutions. Maxim hosts interactive demo kiosks with embedded solutions for energy management, power management, and the signal-chain. All Maxim products feature high integration for substantial savings in space, cost, energy, and time to market.

PIC16F753 enables intelligent sensing plus efficient power conversion and management

Boost system performance and efficiency, while reducing system costs, with the enhanced analog capabilities of the PIC16F753 microcontroller. With its integrated Op Amp, slope compensation and range of core-independent peripherals, the PIC16F753 enables efficient power conversion and provides a versatile platform for adding intelligent sensing and power management to embedded designs.

RX111 RPB: a new class of micro-controller evaluation board with integrated MCU current measurement function

The RX111 RPB is a new low cost evaluation board for the RX100 family of low cost, extremely low power 32-bit Micro-controllers from Renesas. The RX111 RPB comes with all the software and hardware required to use the RX111 Micro-controller including free of charge compiler, application generator, USB drivers, software examples and GUI for power measurement circuit which can measure the power consumption of the micro-controller in the various low power operating modes while running code.

1Msps, Low Power SAR ADC with 0.5ppm INL Achieves True 20-Bit Precision

The LTC2378-20 is a low noise, low power, high speed 20-bit successive approximation register (SAR) ADC that operates from a 2.5V supply and has a ±VREF fully differential input range with VREF ranging from 2.5V to 5.1V. This device consumes only 21mW and achieves ±2ppm INL maximum, no missing codes at 20 bits with 104dB SNR. It has a high speed SPI-compatible serial interface featuring a daisy-chain mode. The fast 1Msps throughput with no cycle latency makes the LTC2378-20 ideally suited for a wide variety of high speed applications. In conjunction with Arrow Electronics Ltd.

MAX14920/1

Industry's Most Accurate and Flexible BMS Building Block • Unique simultaneous sampling delivers 2x better accuracy to meet precise voltage determination requirements with flat discharge battery chemistries • High 16 cell count eliminates 2nd or 3rd AFE delivering a 33% cost saving • Ideal for Battery Management Systems, multi-cell voltage monitoring and industrial energy storage pack applications For more information Download the Datasheet and View the Video

Speed up and de-stress your FPGA integrations

Incorporating FPGAs into PCBs designs can be one of the most challenging areas of PCB design. It is technically complex and involves continuous communication between the FPGA designer and design and PCB/layout designer. Zuken's Graphical Pin Manager (GPM) helps design teams communicate intelligently through its effective FPGA/PCB co-design environment.

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