The e-commerce platform www.rutronik24.com has launched a new feature: developers can now choose between different CAD models of the components available on the site and download them for use in their own design programs. To achieve this, Rutronik24 has partnered with UltraLibrarian. Rutronik24 is working with UltraLibrarian, a platform that offers development engineers access to an […]READ MORE
Digi-Key Electronics, a global electronic components distributor, announces they have tagged the open source, Digi-Key KiCad symbol and footprint library with a 1.0 status on their GitHub Repository. The “version 1.0” is a major milestone for the library development, indicating that the library is “complete”, has all major features, and is considered reliable enough for […]READ MORE
Silicon Labs has released new software options for its Wireless Gecko ( http://www.silabs.com/wirelessgecko) portfolio, enabling simultaneous sub-GHz and 2.4 GHz Bluetooth® Low Energy (LE) connectivity on a single chip. This Silicon Labs solution enables commercial and industrial IoT applications to combine long-range sub-GHz communications with Bluetooth connectivity, simplifying device setup, data gathering and maintenance. By […]READ MORE
Microchip Technology Inc. announces a new 2D Touch Surface library that enables designers to easily implement touch pads using the company’s 8-bit PIC® and AVR® microcontrollers (MCUs) and 32-bit SAM MCUs. Available free of charge with the purchase of any compatible MCU, the library provides a simplified, low-cost solution for embedded applications. Ideal for implementing […]READ MORE
BrainChip Holdings Ltd. (“BrainChip” or the “Company”), a leading developer of software and hardware accelerated solutions for advanced Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning applications, is pleased to announce that it has completed a placement to raise A$21.5 million (“Placement”). The Placement was conducted at an issue price of A$0.18 a share, representing a 26.5% […]READ MORE
Microchip announces the MPLAB® Mindi™ analogue simulation software, which has been updated to include more models and features. The MPLAB Mindi Analogue Simulator is a circuit simulation tool that now supports more than 300 Microchip analogue products, with SIMetrix’s enhanced SPICE (Simulation Program with Integrated Circuit Emphasis) and SIMPLIS Technologies’ SIMPLIS (SIMulation of Piecewise LInear […]READ MORE
Saint Security uses Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity’s deep packet inspection (DPI) software R&S PACE 2 in its network-based advanced malware response solution MNX to identify, analyze, judge and block malicious activity. By embedding the DPI engine, they unlock the full potential of Artificial Intelligence-based (AI) analysis methodologies to fingerprint sophisticated cyber-attacks.READ MORE
Increased functionality Cars are undergoing an evolution, moving from an electro-mechanical device under the control of a human driver to a completely autonomous vehicle. Today we are getting close to the tipping point, with most new cars equipped with ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems), such as lane tracking, autonomous emergency braking, enhanced vision systems and […]READ MORE
The semi-expert techniques for automating amplifier circuit designs calls for a combination of hard specification requirements and judgement margins. A design tool must support these techniques to zero in on the appropriate operational amplifier (op amp) and external components. Figure 1 shows two fundamental circuit examples that implore this type of tool.
Yes, these are simple topologies – but the difficulty is in the detail when selecting amplifiers and external components to meet the performance criteria for the application.