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Despite the availability of a range of commodity products, designers often need to turn to custom devices to meet particular needs. But which technology best suits the application? Should you base your design around an FPGA or is it better to use an ASIC? Can you meet your design requirements using a DSP?

In this section, New Electronics brings you the latest developments from the advanced platforms market, looking at how to develop and apply FPGA, ASIC and DSP technology.

Expanded dual- and single-core dsPIC DSC family from Microchip

14/03/2019

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Microchip has unveiled dual- and single-core dsPIC33C Digital Signal Controllers (DSCs) with more options to meet changing application requirements across memory, temperature and functional safety.

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STMicroelectronics launches water-resistant MEMS pressure sensor

13/03/2019

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The LPS33W is a water-resistant MEMS pressure sensor from STMicroelectronics, that combines chemical compatibility, stability, and accuracy for use in a wide range of applications.

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Concurrent launches 3U VPX system

26/11/2018

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Concurrent Technologies has launched the SY TR2/525, a 3U VPX development system complete with an 8 or 12-core computing board that has a direct PCI Express link to four slots for additional peripheral boards.

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Digital signal controller accelerates DSP performance

26/09/2018

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Microchip’s new family of dsPIC33CK 16-bit Digital Signal Controllers (DSC) aims to provide system designers with Digital Signal Processing (DSP) power, together with the design simplicity of a microcontroller (MCU).

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Dual 10A, single 20A ultrathin µModule regulator from Analog Devices

20/08/2018

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Analog Devices has unveiled the Power by Linear LTM4686, a dual 10A or single 20A ultrathin step-down µModule regulator with a PMBus interface.

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Chip from Vayyar provides a high resolution, mobile and cost-effective 3D imaging solution

08/05/2018

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Vayyar Imaging has announced the launch of what it is calling the “world’s most advanced” System on a Chip (SoC) for mmWave 3D imaging that integrates an unprecedented number of transceivers and an advanced DSP to create a high-resolution contour with high accuracy.

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New Arrow ARIS-EDGE-S3 kit simplifies development of battery-powered applications with compact TFT display

21/03/2018

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Arrow Electronics has extended its Arrow Renesas IoT Synergy (ARIS) platform for developing IoT devices with the ARIS-EDGE-S3.

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Compact dual 10A or single 20A µModule regulator powers FPGAs, GPUs, ASICs and system power

08/02/2018

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A dual 10A or single 20A output, step-down µModule point-of-load regulator from 5V or 12V input supply rails has been announced by Analog Devices.

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Fully encapsulated Dual 30A and Single 33A digital power modules

31/01/2018

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Two fully encapsulated digital DC/DC PMBus power modules have been announced by Renesas Electronics, which it claims deliver the highest power density and efficiency in their class.

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Fully integrated SVID and PVID enabled voltage regulator

18/01/2018

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An integrated point-of-load (IPOL) family from Infineon Technologies is said to combine high power density with ease of use.

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Automotive qualified Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC family from Xilinx

18/01/2018

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Xilinx has announced the availability of the automotive qualified Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC family, enabling the development of safety critical ADAS and Autonomous Driving Systems.

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Allegro MicroSystems introduces angle sensor ICs

05/12/2017

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Allegro MicroSystems Europe has introduced 0° to 360° angle sensor ICs that are able to provide contactless high-resolution angular position information based on magnetic Circular Vertical Hall (CVH) technology.

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Loopback cards for transceiver test

10/11/2017

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Samtec has release of the two new VITA 57.4-compliant FMC+ loopback cards. The devices are said to provide FPGA designers with easy to use loopback options for testing low and high speed transceivers on any FPGA development board or carrier card.

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Silicon Labs looks to advance IoT Connectivity with latest wireless software

06/11/2017

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Silicon Labs has released multiprotocol software for its Wireless Gecko system-on-chip (SoC) and module portfolio, that will enable simultaneous operation of Zigbee and Bluetooth low energy (LE) on a single SoC bringing together the key application benefits of both protocols.

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Infineon introduces a five output digital voltage regulator in a QFN package

06/11/2017

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Infineon Technologies has launched the IRPS5401, a five output Point of Load (POL) digital voltage regulator for FPGAs, ASICs, and other multi-rail power systems.

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MachXO3-9400 dev boards shipping from Mouser Electronics

04/09/2017

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Mouser Electronics has started shipping the MachXO3-9400 development board from Lattice Semiconductor.

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Evaluation/development modules for USB 3.1 technology

02/05/2017

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FTDI Chip has introduced a pair of hardware modules to complement its FT602 USB 3.1 (Gen 1) video class FIFO IC, which has now gone into full scale production.

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Libero SoC v11.8 software provides debugging capabilities

24/04/2017

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The latest version of Microsemi’s Libero SoC software – version 11.8, a comprehensive suite of FPGA design tools – has been released. In addition to the software release, which includes enhancements such as mixed language simulation, debugging capabilities and a new netlist viewer, the company is also introducing a free evaluation license enabling users to evaluate the company’s flash-based FPGAs and SoC FPGAs.

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Software platform simplifies data acquisition and control apps

09/01/2017

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ZestDAQ from Orange Tree Technologies is a software platform for data acquisition and control applications running on the company’s Zest series of USB and Gigabit Ethernet interconnect boards.

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Digital PoL converter to power FPGAs and ASICs

30/11/2016

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The OKDL-T/60-W12 from Murata is a 60A, 95 % efficient addition to the OKD family of digitally controlled point of load (PoL) DC/DC converters. The power module is suited for FPGA and processor applications in networking, computing, and telecom systems.

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Socionext makes 24-core ARM server processor

14/11/2016

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Socionext, a supplier of SoC-based solutions, has introduced a new ARM-based multi-core processor. The ‘SC2A11A’ SoC Integrates 24 cores of ARM Cortex-A53 on a single die, and is intended to address the needs of growing applications such as data centre servers for online service providers and edge computing in IoT (Internet of Things) systems.

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High power density DC-DC PoL converters for FPGA and programmable logic designs

12/10/2016

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Murata has developed a series of miniature “Mono Block” type surface mount point-of-load (PoL) DC-DC converters. The MYMGK series of non-isolated “Mono Block” type converters are available in two models, a 6 Amp and a 20 Amp.

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Latest Bluetooth SoC offers integration and flexibility

22/09/2016

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SmartBond DA14681, an integrated single chip solution from Dialog Semiconductor, is claimed to provide connectivity for rechargeable devices, including wearables, smart home and other IoT devices.

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Libero SoC v11.7 increases security, usability and efficiency for FPGA designs

11/03/2016

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Microsemi has released version 11.7 of its Libero system-on-chip (SoC), a suite of FPGA design tools used with the company’s FPGA products. The release includes a number of new features to enhance ease-of-use and efficiency for designers, as well as security and evaluation tools, for its RTG4 FPGAs, SmartFusion2 SoC FPGAs and IGLOO2 FPGAs, speeding time to market for designers.

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Flexible PSoC 4 solutions to replace 8-bit and 16-bit platforms

24/02/2016

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Cypress Semiconductor has introduced a series from its PSoC 4 programmable system-on-chip architecture that completes its platform for the migration of 8- and 16-bit MCU-based embedded systems to 32-bit ARM platforms. The PSoC 4 S-Series devices are suitable for a range of industrial systems, wearables, and consumer applications.

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