Design

The rise of the digital twin

16 January, 2018 by | Supplied by: MathWorks Australia

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 SmartFusion2 FPGA maker board

11 January, 2018 by | Supplied by: Digi-Key Electronics

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.


Design unveiled for a silicon quantum computer chip

20 December, 2017 by

As research teams worldwide explore ways to design a computer chip that can integrate quantum interactions, UNSW engineers believe they have found the solution.


Cypress Semiconductor WICED CYW43907 evaluation kit

23 November, 2017 by | Supplied by: Mouser Electronics

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.


MathWorks releases free 5G library

22 November, 2017 by | Supplied by: MathWorks Australia

Computing software provider MathWorks has introduced a free 5G library aimed at supporting wireless design exploration in advance of the release of the initial 3GPP 5G standard specification in March 2018.


Is that an energy-storing fibre in your pocket?

21 November, 2017 by

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 TB67H420FTG surface-mount brushed motor driver IC

07 November, 2017 by | Supplied by: Toshiba (Australia) Pty Ltd

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.


PULS PIC240.241D 24 V, 10 A DIN rail power supply

24 October, 2017 by | Supplied by: Control Logic Pty Ltd

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 and Objenious connecting IoT nodes to LoRa networks

09 October, 2017 by | Supplied by: STMicroelectronics Pty Ltd

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.


MATLAB adds deep learning capabilities with Release 2017b

25 September, 2017 by | Supplied by: MathWorks Australia

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.


Terasic DE10-Nano development kit

29 August, 2017 by | Supplied by: Mouser Electronics

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 Voice Capture Development Kit for Amazon AVS

16 August, 2017 by | Supplied by: Digi-Key Electronics

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 TC78H630FNG, TC78H621FNG and TC78H611FNG H bridge driver ICs

15 August, 2017 by | Supplied by: Toshiba (Australia) Pty Ltd

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.


STM32Cube software libraries: new features for MEMS

10 August, 2017 by | Supplied by: STMicroelectronics Pty Ltd

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.


Maxim MAX77650 and MAX77651 PMICs

02 August, 2017 by | Supplied by: Avnet Electronics Marketing

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.


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