Christmas comes early! Free design tool upgraded
RS Components (RS) has launched a new version of DesignSpark Mechanical, the company’s 3D Concept Modelling and design tool that is available free of charge. Version 2.0 of the software adds several important new features that have been requested by the DesignSpark Mechanical user base.
Audio power amplifier warns of EV approach
Drivers of electric and hybrid vehicles need no longer worry about pedestrians stepping out in front of their cars because they can’t hear them coming. Toshiba has developed a single chip audio power amplifier that adds the sound of a conventional internal combustion engine to electric and hybrid electric vehicles to ensure a minimum level of sound.
Automotive OEMs get safety-critical HMI system
The DiSTI Corporation and Green Hills Software have extended their partnership spanning over a decade to support the automotive market with a safety-critical HMI system. It combines Green Hills’ certified safety and security solutions, services and cross-industry expertise with DiSTI’s GL Studio 3D graphical user interfaces, and is aimed at automotive OEMs and Tier 1s.
New services ease complex embedded system testiing
ETAS Test Operations Services is a new operation offering test specification, implementation, execution, analysis and reporting services for embedded systems in the automotive and commercial vehicle industries. Embedded software drives innovation. Growing complexity in automotive embedded systems requires a huge number of elaborate testing and significant test engineering effort, especially for operational testing.
NXP capacitive touch switches for harsh environments
NXP Semiconductors announce a complete family of self-calibrating capacitive touch and proximity switches designed for harsh environments. The PCF8883 and PCF8885, along with the automotive-grade PCA8885 and PCA8886, enable robust sensing despite dust, moisture, grease and other types of contamination building up on the touch area, and offer high immunity to sudden temperature changes and to electromagnetic interference.
SMD power inductors from Laird extend battery life
Laird has today announced the introduction of a new series of SMD power inductors, the TYS series. Intended for use in voltage conversion applications such as DC-to-DC power converters, the TYS series power inductors ensure that the flow of electricity is one-directional. DC-to-DC power converters can increase the voltage from a partially lowered battery voltage, thus saving space by using fewer batteries for portable electronics including mobile...
60V zero-drift op amp features wide dynamic range
Linear Technology has today announced a new zero-drift amplifier featuring self-calibrating circuitry that provides high DC precision and stability over changes in temperature, time, input range and supply voltage. Offering more than 140dB dynamic range while operating on a 60V (±30V) supply, the LTC2057HV features 5µV input offset voltage, 0.025µV/°C offset drift and 220nVP-P low frequency noise with no 1/f noise.
DFI unveil Mini-ITX supporting multiple expansion
DFI has introduced the new CM100-C embedded Mini-ITX motherboard powered by the Quad-core and Dual-core AMD R-Series Accelerated Processing Units including R-464L, R-460H, R-272F and R-268D. Featuring 32-nanometer process technology with the cost-efficient AMD A70M Fusion Controller Hub, these processors offer higher performance in visual computing and security. The AMD Radeon Dual Graphics technology integrated into this Mini-ITX platform d...
Fairchild power solutions demo at Electronica India 2013
Fairchild Semiconductor has today announced that it will be exhibiting at Electronica India 2013, 4-6 September 2013, in booth 7E42 (Hall 7E) in Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India. At the show next month, Fairchild invites designers and engineers to share their design challenges while learning more about the energy efficient, easy-to-use power solutions showcased during the event. Electronica India is one of largest electronic tradeshows in India c...
Silicon Labs introduce highly integrated 8-bit MCUs optimized for motor control
Silicon Labs has announced the introduction of new feature-rich 8-bit microcontrollers, the C8051F85x/6x series. Optimized for cost-sensitive motor control applications, the new highly integrated MCUs provide best-in-class analog and communications peripherals and high performance. Other features of the new MCUs include flash sizes ranging from 2 kB to 8 kB, small-footprint packaging and cost-effective pricing. The C8051F85x/6x MCUs are intended ...