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productroundup Freescale 9-axis sensor platform shield, with sensor fusion, in distribution A sensor expansion board for accelerometer, magnetometer and gyroscope, the Freescale 9-axis sensor platform shield is available from distributor element 14; FRDM-STBC-AGM01 features three of the latest sensing technologies incorporated on one board. This 9-axis sensor expansion board for the FXAS21002C gyroscope and the FXOS8700CQ integrated e-compass, is compatible with most Freescale Freedom boards and is supported by the Freescale Sensor Fusion Toolbox. The FRDM-STBC-AGM01 is suitable for a wide range of applications requiring motion, orientation and location. Bluetooth Smart sensor beacon integrates accelerometers Inexpensive Bluetooth beacons with integrated tri-axial accelerometer enable "motion" and "context aware" beacon applications. EM Microelectronic, the semiconductor company of the Swatch Group, has introduced its EMBC02, a combination of sensors with EM’s low-cost, lowpower and fully certified beacon technology. EMBC02 Series beacons integrate a 3-axis accelerometer enabling a wide range of motion-based beacon applications. By attaching EMBC02 to objects or people, both, proximity and motion, can be monitored by a smartphone or tablet application. EMBC02 can be programmed to transmit proximity and identification data, like standard beacons, but it can also provide motion data. Complete article, here Rubidium miniature atomic clock Microsemi’s enhanced Quantum rubidium miniature atomic clock (MAC) SA.3X family exceeds, the company says, wireless LTE base station and mission-critical defence infrastructure holdover requirements. As one of the smallest, lightest and highest-performing MACs, the enhanced Quantum MAC SA.3X family is based on Microsemi’s coherent population trapping (CPT) technology, to meet all traditional, broad market frequency reference application needs. Featuring mechanical robustness and temperature performance, the MAC SA.3X family is only 25% of the volume of the nearest competing clock in the same category. Complete article, here EtherCAT slave controller has integrated PHYs for industrial Ethernet Microchip Technology’s LAN9252 is a stand-alone EtherCAT slave controller with two 10/100 PHYs. This highly integrated device’s dual 10/100 Ethernet transceivers support both fibre and copper, along with cable diagnostics capabilities. The LAN9252 supports traditional Host Bus and SPI/SQI communication, along with standalone digital I/O interfaces, providing system designers with the flexibility to select from a wide range of microcontrollers when implementing the real-time EtherCAT communications standard in factory-automation, process-control, motor/motioncontrol and Internet of Things (IoT) industrial-Ethernet. Complete article, here Complete article, here 40 EDN Europe | MAY 2015 www.edn-europe.com


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