Infineon – Standard Human Machine Interface Kit: KIT_XMC45_EE1_002

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The CPU board CPU_45A-V3 houses the XMC4500 Microcontroller and three satellite connectors (HMI, COM, ACT) for application expansion. The board along with satellite cards (e.g. HMI_OLED-V1, COM_ETH-V1, AUT_ISO-V1, MOT_GPDLV-V boards) demonstrates the capabilities of XMC4500. The main use case for this board is to demonstrate the generic features of XMC4500 device including tool chain. The […]

Infineon – Standard Human Machine Interface Kit: KIT_XMC4x_HMI_OLED_001

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The HMI_OLED-V1 board is an application expansion satellite card of Hexagon Application Kits. The satellite card along with a CPU board (e.g. CPU_45A-V2 board) demonstrates the Human Machine Interface (HMI) capabilities of XMC4500. The main use case for this satellite card is to demonstrate the HMI features of XMC4500 device including the toolchain. The focus […]

Intersil – ISL91211: Highly Integrated Triple/Quad Output PMIC

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The ISL91211 highly integrated PMIC delivers 91%  efciency at 1.1V output voltage for application processors, GPUs, FPGAs and high performance system power. The PMIC’s low RDS(on) MOSFETs and programmable PWM frequency allows designers to use fewer low-prole  external components, enabling a 50mm2 power supply that is 40% smaller than competing solutions. The ISL91211 leverages Intersil’s […]

Mallory Sonalert – Omni-Directional Microphone Series

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The omni-directional microphone elements utilize electret condenser and dynamic technology, which is well-established within the microphone field. For industrial, medical, and consumer uses, these microphones provide excellent performance and ease of use in a small package at a low cost. All microphone elements in this series have an operating voltage range of 1V to 10V […]

Maxim Integrated – MAX77650/MAX77651: Ultra-Low Power PMIC with 3-Output SIMO and Charger

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The MAX77650 and MAX77651 feature single inductor multiple output (SIMO) buck-boost regulators that provide three independently programmable power rails from a single inductor, 150mA LDO, and three current sink drivers to reduce overall component count and maximize available board space. For desigexibility, the MAX77650 operates up to 3.3V and the  MAX77651 operates up to 5V—both include […]

Microchip – CL88020: Sequential Linear LED Driver

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The CL88020 LED driver integrated circuit (IC) is an off-line sequential linear LED driver designed to provide 8.5W of LED power from a 120VAC nominal input voltage. CL88020 is designed to drive a long string of inexpensive, low current LEDs directly from the AC mains. A basic driver circuit consists of Microchip Technology Inc.’s CL88020 […]

Microsemi – Introducing Avalanche AVMPF300TS-00: Future Electronics’ Lowest Cost Development Board for Microsemi PolarFire FPGAs

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The Avalanche Development Kit allows developers to quickly prototype for the lowest power mid-range FPGA platform in the market. At the heart of the kit is a 300k LE (logic element) PolarFire™ non-volatile FPGA from Microsemi. The Avalanche Kit is loaded with several key components including the Panasonic WIFI module PAN9320, Microchip 64Mb of Serial […]

Microsemi – The Case for RISC-V in the Industrial Market

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By: Ted Marena, Director of SOC/FPGA Product Marketing & Business Development Microsemi, Vice-Chair RISC-V Marketing Committee The industrial market has many unique needs that are not present in other vertical markets. Characteristics such as longevity of supply, long life product cycles, robust and reliable technologies, just to name a few. These designs also want technology […]

NXP – FRDM-KE15Z and FRDM-TOUCH: Touch Solution

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Introduction The user interface of a product is a key element that design engineers need to address to provide a compelling user experience. Touch pads, sliders and rotaries offer a more intuitive and effective way of user interaction than traditional buttons. And, designing a touch-based user interface is simplified with the NXP Touch solution. This […]

NXP – LPC546xx and i.MX 6: See. Touch. Sense.

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Human Machine Interface (HMI) is where people and technology meet. We all use HMIs to monitor and manage machine applications ranging from user-friendly consumer products, home appliances and thermostats, to increasingly secure and reliable automotive driver interfaces, building elevators and access panels, bank kiosks, gas pumps, manufacturing operator panels, and data access terminals. NXP Semiconductor’s […]