Future Electronics – FLIR Lepton LWIR Thermal Imaging Camera Demo on Microsemi IGLOO2 Creative Board


Often engineers choose microcontrollers over Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs), because they assume that MCUs are cheaper, easier to program and more reliable. The truth is that you can make microcontrollers with FPGAs but not the opposite. An FPGA is a device which enables a developer to synthesize digital circuits. It can be reconfigured, reprogrammed, […]

Future Electronics – How to Use a SiC MOSFET Operating in Quasi-Resonant Mode to Cut the Size and Cost of Auxiliary Power Supplies


A power converter used in an industrial system such as a photovoltaic (PV) inverter, Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) or industrial motor drive will normally include an auxiliary supply unit which supplies power to system peripherals such as a microprocessor, LCD display, sensors and fans, as well as to the gate drivers inside the main power […]

Hirose – BM29 – the NEW Addition to the Hirose Family of FPC Connectors


Hirose, a leader in the development of innovative connector solutions, has developed a miniature board-to-flexible printed circuit (FPC) connector. • The world’s smallest FPC connector enables size reduction and flexible design • Features hybrid power/signal contacts – Rated current: 3 Amps for power, 0.3 Amps for signal • Unique metal guides prevent housing damage due […]

Infineon – Extremely Low Standby Power Consumption Based on CoolSET Current Mode Controller


The fast growing market around the Internet of Things (IoT) covers a wide range of applications. All of them have one thing in common, namely the ability to collect and exchange data with each other. The microcontrollers, sensors, actuators, etc. embedded in each of the devices stay connected to the network at all times. They […]

Karo Electronics – New High-Performance System-on-Module with Integrated Wireless for Industrial, Display and IoT Applications


Ka-Ro’s new TXSD-410E SOM is powered by the Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM 410, for demanding embedded applications. This module features integrated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, advanced graphics, multimedia support and an energy efficient design. With the Snapdragon 410 and Qualcomm wireless, developers can leverage modern consumer chipset capabilities for embedded applications which require proven quality, extended temperature, […]

Vishay – Add Gesture Control to Any Device


        The VCNL4035X01 from Vishay Opto is three sensors in one. With one external emitter, 16-inch proximity sensing is enabled. With two external emitters, left and right gesture sensing is enabled. With three external emitters, circular or directional gesture sensing is enabled. Included at no extra cost is a 16-bit ambient light sensor. FEATURES • […]