Samtec Releases Ultra Micro Power Connectors with Incredible Design Flexibility
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Mouser Sponsors 2019 Global Create the Future Design Contest
Mouser Electronics New Product Insider: February 2019
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Tracealyzer 4 Now Supports ThreadX
HID Global and Mist Systems Collaborate to Drive Innovation for IoT with Location Services using Bluetooth Low Energy
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Mouser Electronics New Product Insider: January 2019
Telit ME910C1-K1 LTE IoT Module Receives Category M1 Certification by SK Telecom
Telit, today announced that its ME910C1-K1 LTE module has received LTE Category M1 certification from SK Telecom. Featuring optimized power consumption and enhanced coverage for deployment including deep inside buildings, the ME910C1-K1 gives Korean enterprises, smart cities and other organizations a powerful new option for leveraging SK Telecom’s Mobile IoT network. For more information, visit http://info.telit.com/nbiot. With support for 375 kbps uplink and 300 kbps downlink, the ME910C1 series enables a wide variety of fixed and mobile IoT applications, including smart metering, security/ surveillance, point-of-sale terminals, fleet management and asset tracking. Power saving modes and extended discontinuous reception make the ME910C1 ideal for IoT applications that require long battery life such as water and gas meters, health and wellness monitors. The ME910C1 also provides reliable connections even when IoT devices are deep inside buildings or in underground garages and parking. The ME910C1 is available in versions for use in Japan, Europe, Australia, North America, as well as, a global variant for worldwide deployments. The ME910C1-K1 joins a number of other Telit LTE modules certified for use on SK Telecom’s network. This enables Korean IoT device manufacturers to apply their ME910C1-K1-based designs quickly and cost-effectively to IoT solutions for sale in other countries worldwide. “SK Telecom’s LTE Cat M1 certification of the ME910C1-K1 is the latest example of Telit’s longstanding commitment to mastering the unique network and business requirements of Korea’s leading operator,” said Steven Kim, Telit Senior Sales Director for Korea. “As the third Telit module certified by SK Telecom, the ME910C1-K1 also highlights our commitment to providing Korean IoT companies and their customers with the latest and greatest LTE solutions.” As a member of Telit’s best-selling xE910 family, the ME910C1 series can be applied as a drop-in replacement in existing devices based on the family’s modules for 2G, 3G and the various categories of LTE. With Telit’s design-once-use-anywhere philosophy, developers can cut costs and development time by simply designing for the xE910 LGA common form factors, giving them the freedom to deploy technologies best suited for the application’s environment.
Samtec Features Latest 56 Gbps PAM4/112 Gbps PAM4Interconnect Solutions at DesignCon 2019
Samtec Inc., will showcase and demonstrate their latest high-performance interconnect and technologies at DesignCon 2019 in Santa Clara, CA. Samtec high-speed technologies for Silicon-to-Silicon optimization will be on display, including new high-speed, high-bandwidth optical, board-to-board and cable-to-board interconnects, 56 Gbps PAM4 and 112 Gbps PAM4 product demonstrations will also be highlighted. Samtec signal integrity experts will present papers, technical sessions, and tutorials on a variety of SI topics during the three-day conference. Featured products and demonstrations at the Samtec booth include: Products: NovaRay™: The innovative design of NovaRay combines extreme density and extreme performance for 112 Gbps PAM4 per channel, in 40% less space than traditional arrays, for an industry leading 4.0 Tbps aggregate data rate. Samtec Flyover™: As bandwidth requirements rapidly increase, routing signals through lossy PCBs, vias and other components has become one of the most complex challenges designers face. Samtec Flyover breaks the constraints of traditional substrate signaling and hardware offerings, resulting in a cost-effective, high-performance answer to the challenges of 112 Gbps bandwidth and beyond. FQSFP-DD: Samtec was the first interconnect company to bring the QSFP Flyover product line to market. Samtec is excited to announce another first in the Flyover realm: Samtec’s FQSFP-DD is the first product to take the Samtec Flyover architecture concept to the QSFP-DD form factor. AcceleRate®: Samtec’s AcceleRate® cable assembly is the slimmest in the industry with a 7.6 mm body width ideal for closer proximity to the IC. The high-density 2-row design features 8 and 16 pair configurations on a 0.635 mm pitch for up to 92 pairs per square inch. Demonstrations: 112 Gbps PAM4 Flyover Cable Solution: Samtec’s NovaRay™ to ExaMAX® Cable Assembly offers new capability of 112 Gbps PAM4 while reducing the complexity and cost of high-performance PCB design. 56 Gbps PAM4 Active Product Demonstrator: The 56 Gbps PAM4 Active Product Demonstrator showcases Samtec’s comprehensive portfolio of high-performance interconnect in a typical data center chassis application. 112 Gbps PAM4 Samtec Flyover with QSFP-DD: Samtec’s FQSFP-DD to NovaRay Cable Assembly offers a high-density escape from the system ASIC to the front panel. Samtec SI experts are also presenting in 10 Technical Sessions, Panel Discussions, and Tutorials. Here’s a link to Samtec’s Presentations at DesignCon 2019. The products and demonstrations can be seen at Booth 737 at DesignCon 2019 at the at the Santa Clara (CA) Convention Center. The conference is January 29-31, and the exhibition is January 30-31.
Mouser Adds Over 50 New Suppliers in 2018 to Expand Industry-Leading Line Card
Mouser Electronics, Inc., the authorized global distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, added 51 new suppliers to its industry-leading line card in 2018. With a line card approaching 800, these new suppliers provide even more choices to Mouser’s design engineer, component buyer, and procurement agent customer base. With many new embedded suppliers among the additions, Mouser continues to strengthens its focus on the Internet of Things (IoT). The global authorized distributor offers the largest assortment and inventory of the newest semiconductors and electronic components, with more than five million products in stock. “Mouser is uniquely focused on offering our customers the industry’s widest selection of the newest products and technologies from a broad range of the leading electronic component manufacturers,” said Jeff Newell, Mouser Electronics’ Senior Vice President of Products. “Adding this significant number of new suppliers reinforces Mouser’s reputation as a one-stop shop for all the board-level components and associated development tools necessary for total project design.” Among the new suppliers added by Mouser are: Micron, a world leader in innovative memory solutions that transform how the world uses information. Samtec, a leader in the electronic interconnect industry and a global manufacturer of connectors, cables, optics and RF systems. Marvell, a provider of storage, processing, networking, security and connectivity semiconductor solutions. Sigfox, the world's leading IoT services provider. Sudo Systems, an innovator in high-performance embedded systems for next-generation IoT devices. NewAE Technology, a company dedicated to providing low-cost, open source tools for performing side-channel power analysis and fault glitching.
Galvanic Isolation Secures New 48-volt Electrical Architectures
leading supplier for gigabit transceivers over POF (Plastic Optical Fiber) – provide their optical connectivity technology in order to secure new 48-volt electrical architectures via the inherent galvanic isolation. "The new 48-volt electrical architecture pushes the envelope in terms of electromagnetic compatibility and safety requirements," stated Carlos Pardo, CEO and Co-founder of KDPOF. "New safety precautions are needed, since even a single malfunction between the 48-volt and the 12-volt electrical system will lead to a short circuit, which can damage the entire 12-volt system due to overvoltage." Optical connections with POF, such as KDPOF's innovative Automotive Gigabit Ethernet POF (GEPOF), provide the optimal means to achieve galvanic isolation, providing 100 Mbps and 1 Gbps Ethernet compatible solutions with enough margin to withstand the harsh automotive environment. Applications such as Battery Management Systems (BMS) and Integrated Smart Antenna (ISA) modules profit from the inherent Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) of POF. KDPOF will present their GEPOF technology at the Automotive Ethernet Congress on February 13 and 14, 2019 in Munich, Germany. 48 Volts Generate Need for Galvanic Isolation The chassis is a common ground potential for all 48-volt ECUs in the car. As the chassis has a non-zero impedance, a significant return current will be conducted through it, and a portion of this return current will find its way through a parallel path: the copper cables‘ shielding. "An OEM has stated that the shield of Shielded Twisted Pair (STP) cables can conduct more than 8A of return current due to the 48-volt jump start effect," added Carlos Pardo. In addition, the need for a ubiquitous communications network within the vehicle, and particularly between ECUs belonging to different voltage domains, represents a source of potential hazards. Thus, it imposes the additional requirement of galvanic isolation between the communicating nodes. Any event that could cause the 48-volt to cross into the 12-volt, for example due to line transceivers that don’t provide sufficient galvanic isolation, might destroy the ECUs in the 12-volt domain. With regulations driving car companies to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions further by 2021, a new hybrid architecture concept based on a two-voltage power line (12-/48-volt) is already in the advanced marketing announcements of OEMs and Tier-1. As a further example of this new industry-wide technological trend towards 48V power supply and the handling of it, the German VDA published recommendation 320, which covers electric and electronic components in vehicles for the development of a 48-volt power supply. It defines requirements, test conditions and tests performed on electric, electronic and mechatronic components and systems for use in motor vehicles with a 48-volt on-board power supply. Battery Management Systems Galvanic isolation is also necessary between the primary and secondary systems of both ac-dc and dc-dc converters due to the presence of hazardous high voltage (above 25 Vac or 60 Vdc). According to the FMVSS 305 and ECE-R standards, the isolation barrier between the battery and exposed conductive parts should maintain 500 Ω/V before and after a crash impact. "This is a tough requirement that is very hard to reach without a nearly perfect isolation that copper-based networks are unable to ensure," added Carlos Pardo. Moreover, the BMS is a very noisy environment and communications are susceptible to disturbance by conducted and radiated RF emissions. Optical communications have been demonstrated to be the most robust regarding EMC. Smart Antenna Modules Integrated Smart Antenna (ISA) Modules consist of several antennas for signal reception, an Antenna Hub, and an Ethernet connection to the consumers of the antenna signals such as a radio device. If each of the several antennas in a car is routed to its respective ECU with its own cable, the complexity soon becomes unacceptable. The Antenna Hub routes all signals from each antenna to an Ethernet network connected to all receptors of the signals. Gigabit Ethernet over POF is ideally suited for an Ethernet connection due to its natural EMC-free property. "In conventional systems, if the roof is not metallic, or has openings, an immense amount of energy is radiated by the coaxial cable that is coupled back into the ISA. This seriously degrades the ISA performance," explained Carlos Pardo. Replacing the coaxial cable with POF completely solves this issue.
Nordic’s nRF91 SiP, Now at Mouser, Offers Compact, Low-Power Cellular IoT Solution
Mouser Electronics, Inc., the authorized global distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, is now stocking the nRF91 system-in-package (SiP) from Nordic Semiconductor. Featuring an integrated application microcontroller, full LTE modem, RF front end, and power management in a single device, the nRF91 SiP is ideal for low-power cellular Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The Nordic nRF91 SiP, available from Mouser Electronics, provides globally compatible narrowband (NB) IoT and LTE-M support in bands ranging from 700 MHz to 2.2 GHz. The device boasts an integrated Arm® Cortex®-M33 processor with Arm CryptoCell and Arm TrustZone security technology, providing secure performance in worldwide operation. The nRF9160 SiP leverages Qorvo’s state-of-the-art, proven RF front-end, advanced packaging, and MicroShield™ technology to deliver a unique, ultra-compact solution that combines high performance with low power consumption. The GCF-certified, 3GPP LTE-compliant module is available with built-in GPS support, offering a cost-effective solution for asset tracking applications. The nRF91 SiP is housed in a miniscule 10 × 16 × 1 mm package and features 32 general-purpose input and output (GPIO) pins and a broad range of peripherals and interfaces to provide a flexible solution for a wide variety smart devices. Software examples and hardware reference designs simplify the design process and significantly reduce time-to-market. The nRF91 SiP offers extended battery life and low-cost maintenance and installation, making it suitable for smart city products as well as industrial, medical, and agricultural applications. The Nordic nRF91 SiP is supported by the nRF9160 Development Kit. The development kit enables rapid prototyping and allows access to all interfaces and IO via connectors. The nRF9160 kit features four LEDs, two switches, and two buttons, which are user-programmable for tailored performance. To learn more, visit www.mouser.com/nordic-nrf91-series
u-blox seeks fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) licensing terms
u-blox (SIX:UBXN), today announced that it has no choice but to file a lawsuit against Interdigital, Inc. in the United States District Court for Southern California in order to obtain a fair, reasonable and non‑discriminatory (FRAND) license to Interdigital’s patents. After two years of failed negotiations, despite its legal obligation to do so, Interdigital failed to offer u‑blox a FRAND license agreement covering the sale of u-blox 2G, 3G and 4G products. “u-blox respects the intellectual property rights of others and has always been and continues to be a willing licensee to standard essential patents (SEPs). It is how we do business”, said Thomas Seiler, CEO of u-blox. “We have therefore asked a court to review and determine the FRAND rate for the patents held by Interdigital. u-blox is a committed licensor for the benefit of our customers and we believe that our willingness to license also positively distinguishes u-blox within the module industry. To the extent that Interdigital is willing to reconsider their position, u-blox is open to further negotiations - but not to the detriment of the company, our customers or shareholders.” Concurrent to filing the lawsuit, u-blox has also asked the court for an immediate Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) and preliminary injunction against Interdigital to avoid any disruption to its existing business relationships.
Mouser Electronics New Product Insider: December 2018
Mouser Electronics, Inc. specializes in the rapid introduction of new products and technologies. As the industry leader in New Product Introductions (NPIs), Mouser makes it a priority to stock the newest products and technologies from our 750+ manufacturer partners, giving customers an edge and helping speed time to market. Last month, Mouser launched more than 421 new products ready for same-day shipment. Some of the products introduced by Mouser last month include: Intel Neural Compute Stick 2 The Intel® Neural Compute Stick 2 is the next-generation artificial intelligence (AI) inference development platform for creating smarter algorithms and prototype products for the Internet of Things (IoT) and network edge. Microchip Technology SAM R34 Xplained Pro Evaluation Kit Microchip SAM R34 Xplained Pro Evaluation Kit is a hardware platform that is designed to evaluate the SAM R34/R35 family of LoRa® system-in-packages (SiPs). TE Connectivity ELCON Micro Power Connectors TE’s ELCON Micro power connectors are wire-to-board connectors that deliver high current density of 12.5 A per pin in an industry-standard 3 mm contact pitch. Sensirion SCC30-DB Humidity & Temperature Sensor Module Sensirion SCC30-DB humidity and temperature sensor module offers exceptional sensor performance of capacitive type sensor elements with typical accuracy ±3 percent relative humidity and ±0.3 degrees C. To see more of the New Product Insider highlights, go to www.mouser.com/newproductinsider.
HID Global Unites High Security Authentication and Convenience with Its Crescendo Mobile Smart Card
HID Global®, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, today announced the Crescendo® Mobile smart card to bring convenience to high security for accessing computer, network or cloud applications. The new HID mobile smart card utilizes digital certificates on users’ mobile devices for client authentication. The HID Crescendo Mobile solution provides organizations seeking to eliminate passwords with a solution that combines the high security of physical authenticators with the usability of a mobile solution. Crescendo Mobile works similarly to, and is compatible with, highly secure Crescendo smart cards; however, rather than inserting a separate device into a contact smart card reader, it connects to a desktop computer via an NFC (near-field communication) reader or Bluetooth. “End users and IT personnel alike have been clamoring for a highly secure solution for enabling secure access to networked assets that can utilize what people are already carrying, namely their mobile devices,” said Brad Jarvis, Vice President & Managing Director, IAM Solutions, with HID Global. “A key to ensuring security protocols are followed is to ensure that they are as easy to use as possible. The ubiquity of mobile phones, tablets and the like make them an obvious choice to become part of the security system.” Just as convenience is added to the user experience, the deployment of HID Crescendo Mobile is simple. The Crescendo Mobile app can be downloaded onto Android or iOS devices and the IT team can distribute secure cryptographic credentials to users without the need or expense of shipping smart cards or smart card readers. The solution is particularly cost-effective to deploy for contractors and remote users. Day-to-day usage scenarios for HID Crescendo Mobile include: Allowing a user to log on and unlock a Windows workstation to access cloud applications, VPNs, desktop applications and Microsoft Active Directory. Importantly, when the user walks away, Crescendo Mobile App automatically locks the workstation down. End users can use their phone to carry the keys and digital certificates needed to digitally sign email, Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat documents. Ensure sensitive data confidentiality by requiring the phone to access encrypted email messages or files using Windows EFS file encryption. The Crescendo Mobile app is available for Android 7 or later in Google Play and for iOS 11 or later in iTunes App Store. Crescendo Mobile is part of HID’s authentication solution that includes ActivID® Credential Management System, providing full lifecycle management of both the authenticators and the credentials protected by the authenticator.
Mouser Electronics New Product Insider: November 2018
Mouser Electronics, Inc. specializes in the rapid introduction of new products and technologies. As the industry leader in New Product Introductions (NPIs), Mouser makes it a priority to stock the newest products and technologies from our 750+ manufacturer partners, giving customers an edge and helping speed time to market. Last month, Mouser launched more than 382 new products ready for same-day shipment. Some of the products introduced by Mouser last month include: Maxim Integrated MAXREFDES101 Health Sensor Platform 2.0 The Maxim MAXREFDES101 incorporates a comprehensive range of Maxim products to provide a rapid prototyping, evaluation, and development platform for medical applications, providing accurate monitoring of body temperature, heart rate, and electrocardiogram (ECG). Molex Spot-On 1.5mm and 2.0mm Connector System Molex Spot-On 1.5 mm and 2.0 mm connector system is the first SMT potting wire-to-board connectors on the market. The system improves process capabilities and mechanical reliability and protects against water damage. Renesas Electronics Synergy™ AE-CLOUD2 LTE IoT Connectivity Kit The Renesas Synergy AE-CLOUD2 kit offers a complete hardware and software reference design, allowing developers to evaluate cellular connectivity options and quickly create low power wide area (LPWA) cellular Internet of Things (IoT) applications. Bourns BPS Precision Pressure Sensors Designed for the advanced sensor needs in industrial automation, energy, building & home control, low/medium-risk medical and mil/aero applications, the Bourns BPS line has been designed to provide high sensitivity/accuracy, long-term reliability, high temperature capability and harsh media compatibility. To see more of the New Product Insider highlights, go to www.mouser.com/newproductinsider
PLDA and Samtec Demonstrate PCIe 4.0 Communication over Twinax Cable Allowing Full 16GT/s PCIe 4.0 Bandwidth at Minimal Manufacturing Cost
PLDA, the industry leader in PCI Express® controller IP solutions and Samtec, a privately held $800MM global manufacturer of a broad line of electronic interconnect solutions, today announced a demo of their combined PCIe 4.0 solution that delivers full PCIe 4.0 bandwidth (16 GT/s) over copper or optical fiber at minimal cost. The solution is based on a PLDA PCIe 4.0 acquisition board running PLDA’s PCIe 4.0 controller IP combined with Samtec’s FireFly™ Micro Flyover System™. This demo suggests a solution to overcoming the inherent limitations of maintaining PCIe 4.0 performance over long distances without changing the motherboard technology or using costly retimers. As cloud computing and deep learning accelerators drive faster advances in the PCIe roadmap, existing hardware designs cannot support the higher speed signals over the same distances. The PCIe 1.0 specification allowed signals to travel as much as 20 inches over traces in mainstream FR4 boards, even while passing through two connectors. In contrast, today’s quicker 16 GT/s PCIe 4.0 signals will peter out in under six inches and without going over any connectors. In today’s designs, PCIe 4.0 signals can only travel three to five inches, requiring costly redesigns, moving to MEGTRON 6 and adding a retimer for increased distance. The PLDA and Samtec solution demonstrates an alternate approach using optical fiber (330 feet) or Twinax Flyover™ Systems (10 inches) to deliver PCIe 4.0 x4 with no significant loss of bandwidth. Demo Overview and benefits: PLDA’s demo shows a system running at 16 GT/s and displaying relevant throughput and latency measurements. The demo result shows the bandwidth is not impacted by distance when using copper or optical fibers. By using optical fibers, PLDA and Samtec demonstrate that PCIe 4.0 can be used for remote applications (e.g. EMI sensitive environments) By using passive Twinax Flyover™ Systems, PLDA and Samtec show a differentiated and affordable way to design a PCIe 4.0 platform. Using retimers, if you can find them, could cost between $15 to $25 for 16 lanes of PCIe 4.0 at 16GT/s, plus an additional $300 for updating the motherboard PCB to MEGTRON 6. (Cf Rick Merrit article: https://www.eetasia.com/news/article/18061502-pcie-45-higher-bandwidth-but-at-what-cost ) "PCIe Designers are delaying their upgrade to the next generation of PCIe because they anticipate high board manufacturing costs, said Hugues Deneux, COO of PLDA. “With this demo, we want to show a new approach that provides great bandwidth and good latency over any distance for PCIe 4.0 communications." “Samtec and PLDA’s multi-year PCIe 4.0 collaboration lowers barriers of entry and quickens time to market,” said Arlon Martin, Senior Marketing Director of Samtec Optical Group. “The Samtec PCIe® Optical Flyover Cable Assembly enables designers to more efficiently take advantage of the incredibly low latency and high throughput without board constraints“. For more information or to discover how the PLDA and Samtec approach could work for your next PCIe 4.0 design: Watch the video of the demo of PCIe 4.0 Communication over Optical Fiber and TWINAX Cables at https://youtu.be/Ns9AxO_DmEQ Explore multiple silicon proven PLDA’s PCIe 4.0 controller solutions Find PCIe 4.0 platform tailored for prototyping, developing and debug of PCIe devices: https://www.plda.com/products/debug-test-solutions. Find more information on Samtec’s FireFly™ Micro Flyover System™ at https://www.samtec.com/firefly Contact PLDA to schedule a time to test your own hardware using PLDA’s demo at email@example.com
Tracealyzer 4 Now Supports On Time RTOS-32
Percepio, the leader in software trace visualization for embedded systems and IoT, announces Tracealyzer 4 support for On Time RTOS-32, in addition to the already supported Amazon FreeRTOS, Keil RTX5, Micrium µC/OS-III and SafeRTOS/OpenRTOS. “Tracealyzer 4 is a massive improvement over previous versions. We have collaborated with On Time for more than five years and we are excited to now bring the next generation in RTOS tracing to On Time RTOS-32 users,” says Dr. Johan Kraft, CEO of Percepio. This is the most comprehensive update of Tracealyzer since the first Tracealyzer support for On Time RTOS-32 was released in 2012, and developers using RTOS-32 can now benefit from the many new features in Tracealyzer 4, such as a completely redesigned, modern GUI and user-defined analysis which allows you to visualize important intervals and states, much like a logic analyzer for software. The integration with On Time RTOS-32 has not changed, so existing customers can easily upgrade by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or their nearest Percepio distributor. The support for On Time RTOS-32 was introduced in Tracealyzer 4.2.3, available for download and evaluation at percepio.com
Mouser Electronics and Grant Imahara Launch New Series All Things IoT about Technology Redefining How We Live
Mouser Electronics Inc. and celebrity engineer Grant Imahara today released a new video introducing All Things IoT, the latest series in Mouser’s award-winning Empowering Innovation Together™ program. allthingsiot-launch-pr-web.jpgIn this new video, Imahara and Mouser delve into the Internet of Things (IoT) — the technological revolution that is reshaping our homes, workplaces and cities, while also fundamentally redefining how we think about communication, productivity and safety. The All Things IoT series is sponsored by Mouser’s valued suppliers Digi International, Maxim Integrated, Murata and TE Connectivity. The video explores the complexity of an “All Things IoT” life, starting with how we could maximize every square inch of our homes and make them smarter. The video begins with an example in a smart tiny house, a trend gaining enormous popularity to combat urbanization’s effects on housing affordability and energy efficiency. Imahara and Mouser discover how home automation can provide more comfort in smaller spaces while lowering energy costs. “IoT is poised to change how we interact with our environment, from small corners of our homes to massive urban spaces,” said Glenn Smith, President and CEO of Mouser Electronics, the global authorized distributor with the newest components. “These innovative technologies will make our lives easier and more comfortable while helping to significantly improve the environment on multiple levels.” “IoT and Industrial IoT will be true game changers that save time and significant amounts of money for individuals and companies alike. I anticipate that most every home, office and city will be fully connected in our children’s lifetimes,” adds Imahara. The All Things IoT video showcases Imahara’s visit with Gerald Kleyn from the Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) IoT Innovation Lab. Together, they look into the lab’s innovative case studies that examine how IoT is impacting our workplaces and cities as a whole. In the first example, a power company installs millions of smart meters in Houston to sense and track service and find potential threats to the system. The second case shows how a petrochemical company runs “The Refinery of the Future,” demonstrating increased efficiency and safety based on IoT enhancements. Since 2015, Mouser’s Empowering Innovation Together program has been one of the most visible and recognized programs in the electronic component industry, featuring the future of human-machine interaction in Generation Robot to the amazing benefits of technologies that are Shaping Smarter Cities. For 2018, Mouser’s goal is to reach even more innovators around the globe with the Empowering Innovation Together program, focusing on how robots impact humanity.
Percepio Partners with UltraSoC For Unified Hardware and Software Tracing
Percepio, announces an important step in its partnership with SoC analytics IP vendor UltraSoC. Together the two companies have integrated Percepio Tracealyzer with UltraDevelop 2, announced today. UltraDevelop is UltraSoC’s complete integrated development environment (IDE) for system-on-chip (SoC) development teams. The visualization capabilities of Tracealyzer 4 will provide UltraDevelop 2 users with an integrated view of both hardware and software operation in multicore SoCs. “Our cooperation with UltraSoC signals Percepio’s transition from an RTOS tracing tool vendor into the leading visualization specialist in a broader spectrum of systems development. Tracealyzer is no longer just for RTOS software developers. By combining hardware and software visualization, developers get a much better picture of how their systems work, from bus activity up to OS scheduling. It is all connected and now you can see how,” says Percepio CEO and founder Johan Kraft. Rupert Baines, UltraSoC CEO, comments: “Developers are desperate for technologies that can help them manage the complexities of today’s systems. UltraDevelop 2 allows engineering teams to view their designs in real-time, interactively and at exactly the level of detail they require – and with strong links between the worlds of hardware and software. Working with Percepio has allowed us to create an extremely powerful toolset that delivers the actionable insights required by system developers to foster innovation, increase product quality, cut time-to-market and reduce costs.” The UltraDevelop 2 IDE, including Tracealyzer visualization, will be available for UltraSoC customers starting in Q1 2019.
Percepio Announces Tracealyzer Support for STLINK-V3 Debug Probes
Percepio, the leader in software trace visualization for embedded systems and IoT, announces Tracealyzer support for the newly released STLINK-V3 debug probe from STMicroelectronics. “The new STLINK support in Tracealyzer makes trace visualization much more accessible for developers using STM32 MCUs, allowing them to better understand their software’s runtime behavior and speed up their development. We are happy that STMicroelectronics recognizes the importance of software trace visualization by allowing us to support STLINK-V3 directly at the launch,” said Percepio CEO and founder Dr. Johan Kraft. “ST having added to STLINK-V3 such important features as mass-storage support, a virtual COM port with multipath bridge, and three-times faster write performance makes this competitively-priced STM32 and STM8 debugger even more powerful and useful,” said Daniel Colonna, Marketing Director Microcontrollers Division, STMicroelectronics. “Now, with the upgrade of Percepio’s Tracealyzer to support STLINK-V3 and its availability in a time-limited evaluation license, developers can see the valuable debug features it provides and evaluate its power to accelerate their design and debug cycles.” Stand-alone and onboard probes The STLINK-V3 is a programmer and debugger for the STM8 and STM32 microcontroller, that is available both as a stand-alone probe, STLINK-V3SET, and for onboard USB interfaces on development boards. STLINK-V3SET is composed of a main module and a complementary adapter board. It provides a virtual COM port interface that can emulate e.g. SPI, a CAN bus, or GPIO pins, and it delivers up to 3x the performance of ST’s previous V2 probe.
Samtec Announces Acquisition of PCI
Samtec, Inc., a worldwide leader in the manufacture of electronic interconnect solutions, is pleased to announce the recent acquisition of the assets and going-forward business relationship of Precision Connector, Inc., or PCI. PCI specializes in the design and manufacture of precision RF and microwave coaxial connectors and brings over 25 years of design experience in the RF/Microwave industry to the Samtec team. The additional engineering support and product offering of precision interconnects—such as 3.50 mm, 2.92 mm, SMP, 2.40 mm, 1.85 mm, SMPM and 1.0 mm—will further strengthen Samtec’s RF portfolio and accelerate Samtec advancements into the precision RF sector. Precision RF operations will continue at the Franklin, IN location, as a division of Samtec. “We are proud to have the PCI team onboard. PCI core values directly align with Samtec’s, with the goal of providing the best customer service in the industry, advanced technical support, with the highest quality products.” —Mike Dunne, Samtec Director of RF Business Development. “We are very excited to be a part of the Samtec team and look forward to the opportunities of being a part of a global leader, supplying high quality interconnects to markets all over the world.” —Steve McGeary, Precision Connector, Inc. In addition to the precision RF product line acquisition, Samtec offers a broad line of RF interconnects (www.samtec.com/RF). Cataloged-standard solutions are available with 24-hour samples and quotes, no minimum order quantity, 2 to 5-day lead times, and mix-and-match end options on cable assemblies. Samtec also offers support with launch designs, custom product solutions, simulations, and physical test and measurement verifications. For more information on the Samtec RF product line, please contact Mike Dunne, Samtec Director of RF Business Development.
Mouser Electronics First Authorized Distributor to Receive AS6496 Accreditation for Strong Anti-Counterfeit Measures
Mouser Electronics, Inc., the industry's leading New Product Introduction (NPI) distributor, announces that it has received accreditation to AS6496, making it the industry’s first authorized distributor to be accredited with the aerospace industry’s high standard for anti-counterfeit measures in authorized electronic component distribution. Mouser Offers Intel RealSense D400 Series Depth-Sensing Cameras with Unparalleled Functionality and SizeMouser received this accreditation from the Performance Review Institute (PRI), as part of the Counterfeit Avoidance Accreditation Program (CAAP). The CAAP audit was based on audit criteria (AC7403) created jointly by PRI, the Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) and aerospace OEM representatives. The AS6496 aerospace standard sets requirements for the avoidance, detection, mitigation and disposition of counterfeit products in the authorized distribution supply chain. This international standard requires authorized distributors to have a counterfeit mitigation policy and a counterfeit electronics parts control plan. AS6496 is geared for all industries and individuals looking to reduce the risk of counterfeit electronic parts entering the supply chain. “By becoming accredited to AS6496, Mouser demonstrates that we are committed to providing customers with only authorized, genuine components,” said Chuck Amsden, Mouser Electronics’ Vice President of Quality. “At Mouser, we can provide full traceability to the manufacturer on everything we sell. From sales to shipping, Mouser is committed to providing our customers with the right product, on time, every time. Our mission is to be the source most preferred by engineers and buyers to design, prototype, test and manufacture electronics.” Mouser is also registered to AS9100D, ISO 9001:2015, and ANSI/ESD S20.20-2014, the industry’s gold standards for quality, control, and electrostatic discharge (ESD). Registration to these standards lets customers know that Mouser is an authorized distributor of the highest quality components by providing traceability, risk management, process control, customer support, product availability and document control. With growing concerns over counterfeit parts entering the supply chain, Mouser customers can order with confidence knowing that Mouser has rigorous processes in place to mitigate the risk of counterfeit products penetrating its inventory.
Authorized Distributor Mouser Electronics Stocking Widest Selection of Texas Instruments Products
Mouser Electronics, Inc., the industry's leading New Product Introduction (NPI) distributor, is an authorized global distributor of Texas Instruments (TI) solutions. With over 44,000 TI products, including over 4,000 development kits, Mouser offers the broadest portfolio of the newest Texas Instruments semiconductor solutions, adding new products every day. Authorized Distributor Mouser Electronics Stocking Widest Selection of Texas Instruments Products The following are just a few of the latest TI products available from Mouser: The TI TAS5760M/TAS5760M-Q1 is a stereo I2S input Class-D amplifier that includes hardware- and software-control (I2C) control modes, integrated digital clipper, several gain options, and a wide power supply operating range to enable use in a multitude of audio and video applications. The TAS5760M-Q1 devices are AEC-Q100 qualified for automotive applications. MSP430FR215x and MSP430FR235x embedded microcontrollers, part of the MSP430 microcontroller portfolio, feature a powerful 16-bit RISC CPU, 16-bit registers, and a constant generator that contribute to maximum code efficiency. The MSP430FR235x microcontrollers integrate four configurable signal-chain modules called smart analog combos, each of which can be used as a 12-bit digital-to-analog converter (DAC) or a configurable programmable-gain operation amplifier. BQ27Z561 Impedance Track™ gas gauge solution is a highly integrated and accurate 1-series cell gas gauge with a flash-programmable custom RISC and SHA-256 authentication for lithium-ion and lithium-polymer battery packs. The bq27z561 gas gauge communicates via I2C-compatible and HDQ one-wire interfaces and includes several key features that can help facilitate accurate gas gauging applications. TMS320C6748 fixed- and floating-point DSP is a low-power applications processor based on a TI C674x DSP core with a two-level cache-based architecture. The device enables design engineers to quickly bring to market devices with robust operating systems, rich user interfaces, and high processor performance.