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Interfacing Linear Sensors To An ADC Requires Only Basic Math
18.05.2017 · Circuits
Adding “intelligence” to measurement systems has become commonplace because 8-bit microcontrollers are inexpensive and widely available, and they can be programmed in many of today’s popular higher-level languages. Often, the main challenge is signal-conditioning the sensor’s output into a signal-ended voltage that can fully exploit the input span of the microcontroller’s analog-to-digital converter...
New PIC32 Family of 32-Bit Microcontrollers Optimized for Motor Control and General Purpose Applications
The newest family of PIC32 microcontrollers is now available from Microchip Technology Inc. The PIC32MK family features four highly integrated MCUs for precision dual Motor Control applications and eight MCUs packed with serial communication modules for General Purpose applications...
NXP Announces Availability of MAC57D5xx Linux and FreeRTOS Software Enablement Package
18.05.2017 · News
NXP Semiconductors N.V. announced the availability of the MAC57D5xx Linux and FreeRTOS Software Enablement Package. Delivered by Mobiliya, this package will enable small and medium-sized developers to rapidly deliver solutions for automotive and industrial instrument cluster applications based on Linux and FreeRTOS software environments...
Affordable STM32 Cloud-Connectable Kit from STMicroelectronics Puts More Features On-Board for Fast and Flexible IoT-Device Development
The new high-connectivity STM32L4 IoT Discovery kit (B-L475E-IOT01A) from STMicroelectronics gives unrivalled flexibility for developers building IoT nodes by supporting multiple low-power wireless standards and Wi-Fi , while integrating a complete collection of motion, gesture, and environmental sensors, unavailable on other kits in the market...
Simple circuit disconnects load
16.05.2017 · Circuits
Placing a load-disconnect circuit on the output of a bootstrapped step-up regulator allows the regulator to start with load currents much higher than would otherwise be possible. During shutdown, the disconnect completely isolates the battery from the load...
Microchip Unveils the SAM R30 System in Package for Wirelessly Connected Designs
The SAM R30 System in Package, a single-chip RF microcontroller, is now available from Microchip Technology. The SAM R30 SiP incorporates an ultra-low power microcontroller with an 802.15.4 sub-GHz radio, providing multi-year battery life in a compact 5 mm package. The SAM R30 SiP delivers design flexibility and proven reliability all in a small package, making it ideally suited for connected home, smart city and industrial applications...
15dB Gain Differential Amplifier Delivers up to +50dBm OIP3 Linearity and Low Noise from 100kHz to 1.4GHz
15.05.2017 · News
Analog Devices, Inc., which recently acquired Linear Technology Corporation, announces the LTC6432-15, a wideband fully differential amplifier with 15 dB gain, offering linearity of up to +50.3 dBm OIP3, very high OP1dB of +22.7 dBm, and 3.2 dB noise figure at 150 MHz. In addition to its outstanding signal-to-noise at high frequencies, it maintains its dynamic range performance even at lower frequencies...
Bidirectional DC/DC Regulator and Supercapacitor Charger
12.05.2017 · Circuits
The LTC3110 bidirectional buck-boost DC/DC regulator charges and balances a supercapacitor when a bus voltage is present (for example 3.3 V) and discharges the supercapacitor into the load when the bus fails. The LTC3110 maintains the bus’s nominal level even if the supercapacitor voltage is above or below the nominal bus voltage...
Analog Devices' MEMS Accelerometers Provide Low Power Vibration Measurements, Enabling Wireless Condition Monitoring
12.05.2017 · News
Analog Devices announced the addition of two devices to its popular series of low noise, low drift, low power, three-axis MEMS accelerometers. The low noise performance over high frequencies provided by the new ADXL356 and ADXL357 MEMS accelerometers delivers high resolution vibration measurements that enable the early detection of machine failure in condition monitoring applications...
11.05.2017 · Circuits
The induction receiver shown below is very sensitive and can serve a variety of purposes. It is excellent for tracing wiring behind walls, receiving audio from an induction transmitter, hearing lightning and other electric discharges, and monitoring a telephone or other device that produces an audio magnetic field...