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productroundup Arduino-compatible multi-sensor evaluation kit This kit is intended to assist in building a sensor environment for prototyping and initial set development; ROHM Semiconductors’ expansion board comes equipped with seven sensors (accelerometer, barometric pressure, magnetic field), and is designed for use with existing open-source prototyping platforms such as Arduino and mbed. Connect the SensorShield-EVK-001 to an existing open-source MCU-based platform such as Arduino Uno and incorporate software to measure acceleration, temperature, and other physical quantities and conditions. ‘Retro’ solder tag prototyping for Raspberry Pi developers Distributor and Raspberry Pi source RS Components has introduced an easy-to-solder prototyping board for engineers and students, for use with the single-board computer. It comprises an array of traditionalstyle solder tags for ad-hoc wiring.It is the same size as the Pi and its 40 terminals match the 40 pins on the Raspberry Pi. Connecting via the Raspberry Pi’s GPIO header connector, the RS Pro board provides a simple means of soldering and de-soldering components; in a further reflection of its retro credentials, the board material is SRBP, making it a low cost and readilyreplaceable item. Complete article, here Integrated multiprotocol controller for home automation PanL is a home automation concept from Bridgetek – spin-off from USB specialists FTDI Chip – that aims to enable the consumer to control the various lighting, air conditioning, heating and security systems that are present in their house/apartment via one single point of contact. PanL home automation hubs comprise an array of different wireless and wireline connectivity options - including Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) 4.2, Zigbee and PoE-enabled Ethernet (100Base- T). This gives them the scope to connect with numerous systems simultaneously. Complete article, here ST adds features to STM32 (Cortex-M4) MCUs STMicroelectronics’ STM32F413/423 MCUs increase energy efficiency, flexibility, and feature integration at the high end of the STM32F4 Access Line for high-performance embedded designs. Qualified up to 125°C, these STM32 devices target always-on sensor acquisition and general-purpose industrial applications, and are a cost-effective upgrade from STM32F1 MCUs. The STM32F413 and crypto-enhanced STM32F423 integrate up to 1.5 MB flash and ‘unusually dense’ SRAM of 320 kB. These are the most highly featured of the STM32F4 Access Lines, with rich audio capabilities including a Serial Audio Interface (SAI) and an enhanced voice-acquisition interface with multi-channel Digital Filter for Sigma-Delta Modulators (DFSDM) that enables low-power sound localization and beam forming. The devices also provide higher levels of peripheral integration, with two 12-bit DACs, up to 10 UARTs, and three CAN 2.0B Active interfaces. Complete article, here Complete article, here 31 EDN Europe January 2017 www.edn-europe.com


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