Given the evolution of mechanical and plant engineering, there are great advantages in the use of simulation models. Even before the first physical design, a new machine can be completely digitally designed and its full functionality can be checked by virtual test runs.
Microsemi has announced the SmartFusion2 system-on-chip (SoC) field programmable gate array (FPGA) maker board, enabling firmware and design engineers to leverage the power of Microsemi's SmartFusion2 architecture.
As research teams worldwide explore ways to design a computer chip that can integrate quantum interactions, UNSW engineers believe they have found the solution.
The WICED CYW43907 evaluation kit, from Cypress Semiconductor, offers engineers a product that is said to reduce time to market when producing production-ready Internet of Things (IoT) designs.
Deakin University scientists have been working to process energy-storing sheets of 'MXene' — a nanoscopic material made of carbon and titanium — into knittable fibres. The goal of their research? To create clothing fibres that can store energy.
Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation has broadened its line-up of small surface-mount brushed motor drivers with the TB67H420FTG. The device can control two brushed motors as it incorporates a dual-bridge mode that can control each channel independently in the separated internal output unit.
The compact PIC240.241D power supply, by PULS, is the latest addition to the PIANO series. It has many useful characteristics, including an efficiency level of 94.8% and a lifetime of 74,000 h.
STMicroelectronics is working together with Internet of Things (IoT) specialist Objenious, a founding member of the LoRa Alliance, to accelerate the connection of IoT nodes to LoRa networks.
MathWorks has introduced Release 2017b (R2017b), which includes new features in its MATLAB and Simulink design software, six new products, and updates and bug fixes to 86 other products.
The DE10-Nano development kit, from Terasic Technologies, is a robust hardware design platform built around an Intel system-on-chip (SoC) FPGA, which combines a processor, peripherals and an FPGA fabric into a single, user-customisable device.
Cirrus Logic's Voice Capture Development Kit for Amazon AVS is a complete solution for developing a hands-free AVS product enabled with Alexa, Amazon's intelligent voice control service.
Toshiba has added the models TC78H630FNG, TC78H621FNG and TC78H611FNGo to its line-up of H bridge driver ICs for DC brushed motors and stepping motors used in the mobile battery-drive equipment, home appliances, and housing and facility equipment.
STMicroelectronics' software expansions X-CUBE-MEMS1 and X-CUBE-MEMSMIC1 have recently been updated to offer features such as real-time acoustic beamforming, as well as to improve how data from the motion sensors is processed.
Designers of Bluetooth headphones, activity monitors, smart garments, smart watches and other size-constrained devices can now increase battery life and efficiency using the MAX77650 and MAX77651 power management ICs (PMICs) from Maxim Integrated Products.