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System Management Microcontroller from Maxim   September 5, 2010

The MAX31782 from Maxim Integrated Products, Sunnyvale, CA, is a system management microcontroller that combines 6 temperature measurement channels with 6 channels of closed-loop fan control.More>>

Kionix Accelerometer Revs Up Cypress PSoC First Touch Kits   September 1, 2010

Cypress will incorporate Kionix's KXSC7 MEMS accelerometer into its PSoC 5 programmable SoC starter kit.More>>

Energy Harvesting Dev Kit from Microchip   August 22, 2010

Microchip Technology Inc., Chandler, AZ, has partnered with Cymbet Corp. to offer the XLP 16-bit Energy Harvesting Development Kit.More>>

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Haptic Actuator Controller from Maxim   August 22, 2010

The MAX11836 from Maxim Integrated Products, Sunnyvale, CA, is a TacTouch haptic actuator controller for single/multilayer piezo actuators and electroactive polymers in touch-enabled devices.More>>

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WiFi Module for Development System from GainSpan   July 25, 2010

GainSpan Corp., San Jose, CA, has collaborated with Freescale Semiconductor, Austin, TX, to develop an All-In-One Wi-Fi module for Freescale's Tower embedded development system.More>>

Microchip and Cymbet Release Energy Harvesting Dev Kit   July 21, 2010

The Energy Harvesting Application Development Kit uses Microchip's eXtreme Low Power MCUs; enables developers to build and test solar energy harvesting applications without designing any hardware.More>>

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HF RFID Development Kit from Proxima RF   July 5, 2010

The DVK90129 development kit from Proxima RF Technology Corp., Cheyenne, WY, allows you to experiment with Melexis' MLX90129 RFID-enabled sensor transponder that has an onboard antenna and that may be used as an inexpensive data logger.More>>

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Wireless Transceivers from Microchip Technology   July 5, 2010

The 868 MHz MRF89XAM8A and 915 MHz MRF89XAM9A from Microchip Technology Inc., Chandler, AZ, are transceiver modules that are designed to accelerate design cycles by removing the complexity of designing RF circuitry and of obtaining agency certification.More>>

Wind River Adds Support for Microsoft Windows XP   June 22, 2010

Wind River's Hypervisor embedded virtualization software will support Windows XP as a guest OS.More>>

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Automotive Airbag Products from Freescale   June 20, 2010

Freescale Semiconductor, Austin, TX, offers an inertial satellite sensor family and mixed signal analog IC for advanced airbag systems that use the emerging Peripheral Sensor Interface 5 (PSI5) protocol as well as an ECU inertial sensor family.More>>

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