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Dev kit cuts time to market for wearable devices

Dev kit cuts time to market for wearable devices
The SmartBond DA14681 wearable development kit from Dialog Semiconductor is now being shipped by distributor Mouser Electronics. The flexible kit provides the hardware and software required to help manufacturers minimise time to market when creating next-generation wearable devices.
20th September 2017

Software defined development environment now available

Xilinx has announced that its software defined development environment, SDAccel, is now available on Amazon Web Services (AWS) for use with Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) F1 instances. Amazon EC2 F1 instances provide reconfigurable, custom-hardware acceleration with 16nm Virtex UltraScale+ FPGAs enabling customers to meet the demands of compute-intensive workloads like data analytics, video processing and machine learning.
20th September 2017

Altium announces preview of Altium Designer at Electronic Design Show

Altium announces preview of Altium Designer at Electronic Design Show
  Altium has announced a special glimpse at the next-gen of PCB design software, Altium Designer 18, and more, at the 2017 Engineering Design Show. The annual trade show is a design event showcasing the latest innovations in engineering, electronics and embedded design. 
20th September 2017


Symbols, footprints streamline optoelectronics design-in

Symbols, footprints streamline optoelectronics design-in
Symbols, footprints, and 3D models for Vishay’s catalogue of optoelectronics products have been released by Digi-Key. The models, made available via online parts library SnapEDA, can be downloaded for free for most major PCB design tools. Designers spend days creating digital models for each component in their circuit board designs.
19th September 2017

In-circuit debugger boasts faster processor and increased RAM

In-circuit debugger boasts faster processor and increased RAM
The MPLAB ICD 4 in-circuit debugger from Microchip is available at RS Components. It is an In-Circuit programming and Debugging (ICD) development tool for PIC microcontrollers, including the latest PIC32C MCUs, and Microchip’s portfolio of dsPIC digital signal controllers, via the MPLAB X Integrated Development Environment (IDE).
19th September 2017

PCB technology accelerates new product development

PCB technology accelerates new product development
A solution to perform real time, in-design design-for-manufacturing (DFM) checks integrated with electrical, physical and spacing design rule checks (DRCs) has been introduced by Cadence Design Systems: Cadence Allegro PCB DesignTrue DFM technology. The new technology, integrated into the Allegro PCB Editor, enables PCB designers to identify and correct errors immediately, long before manufacturing signoff.
19th September 2017

Tools achieve production-ready certification for 12FFC process

Tools achieve production-ready certification for 12FFC process
  Cadence Design Systems has announced that Cadence digital, signoff and custom/analogue tools and flows have achieved v1.0 certification for TSMC’s 12nm FinFET Compact (12FFC) process technology and are production ready for customers seeking to deploy 12FFC. In addition, Cadence IP is ready for design starts on the new 12FFC process.
18th September 2017

Debug tool offers FPGA integration

Debug tool offers FPGA integration
  Manufacturer of microprocessor development tools, Lauterbach, has announced that it has added an additional integration to its popular TRACE32 debug tool. The new integration allows the Xilinx Vivado Design Suite to share the Lauterbach JTAG connection to Zynq-7000 or Zynq UltraScale+ SoCs.
15th September 2017

Collaboration advances 7nm FinFET Plus design innovation

Collaboration advances 7nm FinFET Plus design innovation
In order to advance 7nm FinFET Plus design innovation for mobile and high-performance computing (HPC) platforms, Cadence Design Systems has announced its collaboration with TSMC. The Cadence digital, signoff and custom/analogue tools have achieved certification for the latest version of TSMC’s 7nm FinFET Plus process, and Cadence also delivered enhancements to the Cadence library characterisation flow.
15th September 2017

Featherweight Bluefruit board doubles memory power

Featherweight Bluefruit board doubles memory power
The Feather nRF52 Bluefruit from Adafruit is in stock at Mouser Electronics. The Feather nRF52 Bluefruit, part of Adafruit’s Feather line of standalone and stackable development boards, is a complete Arduino-compatible, Bluetooth low energy development board with built-in USB and battery charging.
11th September 2017


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