Tech news tagged ‘microcontroller’

Renesas uses 165MIPS microcontroller for motor control

Renesas Electronics has introduced two motor control reference designs for drive 3-phase brushless AC motors.

The inverter kits are based on Renesas’ 32-bit RX family of MCUs, with one kit on RX220 offering 50DMIPS and the other on RX62T offering 165DMIPS.

The RX220 inverter kit is designed for…

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Design module for FTDI object-orientated HMI development

Alpha Micro is offering human machine interfaces (HMI) development modules for FTDI’s FT800 EVE embedded video engine.

The VM800B is supplied with the PCB pre-installed behind a display with a bezel in 3.5, 4.3 and 5in sizes.

The distributor is also offering the VM800C base development…

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Freescale and Rohm to collaborate for automotive

Microcontrollers from Freescale and supporting components from Rohm are to be offered together to car makers worldwide in a tie-up between the two companies in Japan.
An automotive infotainment processor reference design is the first product of the deal.
“We are pleased to announce one of the first collaborations…

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FIGnition takes on Raspberry Pi in student computing

FIGnition inFUZE is a customised version of the £20 self-assembly 8-bit FIGnition computer developed primarily for educational use as a simple, practical aid to understanding basic computing.

FIGnition is available from RS Components as a kit of parts comprising a bare PCB and a set of components including…

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Wireless nodes take power from ambient TV broadcast signals

Researchers at the University of Washington have communicated wirelessly using only ambient energy harvested from broadcast TV transmissions.

The technology demonstrators communicated over around 50cm at 1kbit/s using a packet protocol.

Communication is bi-directional and includes reception acknowledge as well as a simple anti-collision technique which allows…

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Farnell element14 sells Freescale’s EMI tolerant MCU platform

Farnell element14 is stocking the latest Freescale Freedom development platform, the FRDM-KE02Z which is designed for rugged EMI performance applications based on the Kinetis E series of MCUs.

Featuring the Cortex M0+ Kinetis E Series microcontroller KE02Z64VQH2, it offers design engineers 5V tolerant EMC/ESD performance in noisy environments…

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Warren East joins Dyson

Warren East has become a director of Dyson a couple of weeks after joining the board of Micron.

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Simple development boards tempt users to Embedded Workbench

IAR Systems has launched low-cost hardware starter kits to introduce developers to its Embedded Workbench tool chain.

Called ‘Experiment!’, the kits included a board with a STM32L152VB ARM Cortex-M3 microcontroller from STMicroelectronics.

First to be introduced are a game controller kit and a magnetometer kit.

The 89 Euro…

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Toshiba adds vector engine to tiny Cortex-M3 MCU

Toshiba’s latest ARM Cortex-M3 based microcontroller has been designed to reduce component count in motor control applications.

Not only will 5V operation save on a 3V regulator, the MCU also has a vector engine on-chip supported by high-speed timers to provide DSP functionality in field-oriented…

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Lapis Semi micro has 10-bit ADC

Lapis Semiconductor’s ML610Q101/Q102 8-bit microcontroller integrates a 10-bit successive-approximation type A/D converter and 16-bit PWM for motor and IH control.

There is a built-in RC oscillation circuit OSC and a built-in capacitor for the internal regulator.

The devices have high immunity…

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