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Epoxy’s diverse role in IoT device PCB manufacturing thumbnail

IoT device makers can apply epoxies at numerous design and manufacturing phases to fulfill specific requirements or needs. The Internet of Things (IoT) market is booming. That success pushes engineers to explore practical solutions to improve the printed circuit boards (PCBs) that become integral parts of today’s IoT gadgets. Epoxy is a material that serves …

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FPGA modules incorporate write-protected configuration memory for enhanced security thumbnail

Acromag’s new XMC-7AWP and XMC-7KWP modules, with a user-programmable Xilinx Artix-7 or Kintex-7 FPGA, feature write-protected flash memory to secure the configuration files. These modules are well-suited for a broad range of applications such as; hardware simulation, communications, signal intelligence, adaptive filtering, and image processing. High-speed interfaces are provided for PCIe, 10GbE, LVDS, serial, and other I/O signals. User-configurable …

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Voice-controlled AI enables low-power contactless image processing thumbnail

Renesas Electronics Corporation announced the joint development of a voice-controlled multimodal AI solution that enables low-power contactless operation for image processing in vision AI-based IoT and edge systems, such as self-checkout machines, security cameras, and video conference systems, and smart appliances such as robotic cleaning devices. The new solution combines the Renesas RZ/V Series vision …

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MCU/neural net combo recognizes human faces thumbnail

Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. and Xailient Inc. announced that Maxim Integrated’s MAX78000 ultra-low-power neural-network microcontroller detects and localizes faces in video and images using Xailient’s proprietary Detectum neural network. Xailient’s neural network draws 250x lower power (at just 280 microJoules) than conventional embedded solutions, and at 12 milliseconds (ms) per inference, the network performs in …

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Synopsys Advances Application Security Testing for Developers with Rapid Scan thumbnail

New Rapid Scan Capabilities in Coverity SAST & Black Duck SCA Help Development Teams Secure Cloud-native Applications as Fast as They Write Them Synopsys announced the availability of new Rapid Scan capabilities within the company’s Coverity static application security testing (SAST) and Black Duck software composition analysis (SCA) solutions. The Rapid Scan features provide fast, lightweight vulnerability …

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LTE IoT 8 Click Board for Wearables, Asset Tracking, Monitoring & Metering thumbnail

Low power LTE-M & NB-IoT connectivity solution joins over 1000 other standard peripheral development boards MikroElektronika (MIKROE) has launched LTE IOT 8 Click – a member of its 1000-strong Click family of peripheral development boards – targeting designers of low-power LTE-M and NB-IoT connectivity solutions in wearables, asset tracking, industrial monitoring, and smart metering.  LTE IoT 8 Click …

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MediaTek Kompanio 1300T processor is made for 5G tablets thumbnail

MediaTek has launched several 5G mobile SoCs for smartphones in recent years, but with Kompanio 1300T Cortex-A78/A55 processor the company is targetting 5G tablets specifically. As we’ll see below MediaTek Kompanio 1300T specifications are quite similar to the ones for Dimensity 1100 processor, except for support for slightly higher resolution displays up to 2560×1600 @ …

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Is Li-Fi “To Be” or “Not To Be”? Part 3 – Status thumbnail

Optical wireless communications in the form of “Li-Fi” is a technical alternative to RF-based Wi-Fi with distinct strengths and weaknesses. Part 2 of this article looked at Li-Fi attributes and building blocks. This part looks at Li-Fi system-level issues and offers a perspective on Li-Fi’s present market acceptance. Q: Can I use Li-Fi today? A: …

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Renesas & Syntiant Develop Voice-Controlled Multimodal AI Solution with Vision & Voice AI thumbnail

New Offering Enables Low-Power Voice-Controlled Operation of Embedded Vision AI Systems in IoT & Edge Applications Renesas Electronics Corporation and Syntiant Corp. announced the joint development of a voice-controlled multimodal AI solution that enables low-power contactless operation for image processing in vision AI-based IoT and edge systems, such as self-checkout machines, security cameras, and video …

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