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NXP – New ‘crossover’ processor marries high performance and integration with ease of use

NXP Semiconductors has introduced the i.MX RT1050, the first part in its new i.MX RT series of real-time applications processors. The i.MX RT series is a family of so- called ‘crossover processors’, which bridges the gap between traditional microcontrollers and i.MX applications processors, giving MCU users a means to gain valuable performance and integration improvements […]


Microsemi – Splash Kit supports development with the PolarFire mid-range FPGA

Microsemi’s PolarFireTM FPGA Splash Kit is a development board which provides general-purpose interfaces for evaluation and development using the PolarFire family of mid-range FPGAs. The kit’s connections include an RJ45 interface for Gigabit Ethernet, PCIe and LPC FMC interfaces. The main board features an MPF300TS-1FCG484EES PolarFire FPGA with 300,000 Logic Elements (LEs), as well as […]


Future Electronics – Smartphone UI quality in an embedded system: the capability of new graphics hardware in today’s microcontrollers

By John Robins Business Development Manager for Embedded Solutions Future Electronics (EMEA) Only a few years ago, a microcontroller’s graphics capability was limited to rendering monochrome lines or patterns and simple images on a plain background for display on a small, low-resolution display. A typical example is the set of small display screens in the […]


Vishay – Low-profile power inductors save space in portable electronics devices

Vishay Intertechnology has introduced two series of low-profile power inductors intended for use in the DC- DC converters in portable electronic devices. Offered in compact cases with a profile as low as 1.0mm, the Vishay IFL and IFLS series devices offer high inductance values of up to 100μH which are normally only available in larger […]