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Altera MAX 10 FPGA evalution board from Arrow

Arrow Electronics has released an evalution board for the latest Altera MAX 10 FPGAs.

The BeMicro Max 10 FPGA evaluation board has been developed in collaboration with Altera and Analog Devices.

On the BeMicro boards are 8Mbyte SDRAM, accelerometer, digital-to-analogue converter (DAC), temperature sensor, thermal resistor, photo resistor…

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NI uses power of Atom processor for vision system

Gigabit Ethernet or USB 3.0 camerasNI has designed a quad-core Intel Atom processor into a vision system.

The module has reconfigurable I/O supporting Gigabit Ethernet or USB 3.0 interfaces for connecting high speed cameras

Designated the CVS-1459RT, it is based on the LabVIEW reconfigurable I…

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Silicon Labs pushes ZigBee mesh networks in the home

IP-addressable wireless mesh networks for use in the home are the focus of a design initiative by Silicon Labs.

The chip supplier has created a networking protocol, called Thread, to help customers with product development for ZigBee-based mesh networking.

It is not yet a Zigbee standardised protocol, but…

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Tech start-ups pitch to Google and Samsung

Technology start-ups will be pitching against each other in the finals of the Discovering Start-Ups 2014 Competition on 22nd of October.

The 18 finalists have been shortlisted from over 80 UK entrants from the South West to the North of England. The judging panel includes specialists from Google…

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NIDays has keynote from Mark Miodownik, University College London

National Instruments has officially opened registration for NIDays 2014, its Graphical System Design Conference for engineers, scientists and educators.

The conference takes place on Tuesday 4th November, at The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, Westminster, London.

Suitable for all technical levels, whether novice, intermediate or advanced developers, this free conference…

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ADI signs a big distributor in Europe

Analog Devices has signed a distribution franchise agreement with EBV Elektronik for the EMEA region, except Russia, Ukraine and Israel, which will start in November.

EBV Elektronik will represent ADI’s complete product portfolio, including data converters, amplifiers, DSPs, MEMs, power management ICs, and an extended linear and RF/microwave…

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Arrow has a new online strategy, European president explains why

Andy King, president of Arrow Electronics’ EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) components business speaks to Electronics Weely about the distributor’s new online presence.

Q: What is parts.arrow.com?

Andy King: parts.arrow.com is a fully integrated online product lifecycle services engine for electronic parts. It provides…

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Comment: 3D printing can be recyclable

I see that a group of enterprising Italians have 3D printed a car, containing just 49 components, from carbon fibre and thermoplastics.

Very clever, I thought and then a colleague asked: “Why isn’t it recyclable?”

My colleague informed me that five years ago she was given a pen made…

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Rohm voltage switcher for 42V

Rohm Semiconductor has introduced high voltage switching regulators with an extended operating temperature range of -40 to 105 deg C.

The BD9G101G DC/DC converter has an input voltage range of 6-42V. The internal high-side 42V power mosfet provides 0.5A of DC output.

The BD9G101G has a…

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New energy efficiency rules will change motor control design

Motor control is becoming the power industry’s fastest changing technology area. The reason for this is the requirement to improve energy efficiency from the millions of motors which are used in our homes, factories and cars.

New developments in motor controller design, current sensing and control algorithms will be…

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