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Accelerating Electric Vehicle Advancements with RN Embedded Solutions

Tue, 10/17/2023 - 10:35

In the ever-evolving landscape of electric vehicle (EV) technology, the driving force behind innovation lies in the seamless synergy of cutting-edge hardware and software solutions. RN Embedded Solutions Private Limited, a distinguished distributor specializing in embedded hardware and software products, takes centre stage in shaping the future of EV technology. As they gear up to introduce their exclusive product portfolio at Auto EV India 2023, we cordially invite you to immerse yourself in the intricate world of RN Embedded Solutions. Join them at Auto EV India 2023, Booth I-5, taking place from November 2nd to 4th, 2023, at KTPO in Bangalore.

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The Technological Game Changers

In the realm of EV technology, several products offered by RN Embedded Solutions take centre stage in propelling the industry forward. Here’s a glimpse into how these cutting-edge solutions are contributing to the evolution of EV technology:

  1. PLS Jtag Debuggers: Firmware Development: JTAG debuggers are indispensable in firmware development for electric vehicles. They facilitate debugging and verification of firmware governing vital components such as the Battery Management System (BMS) and motor controllers.
  2. Automotive Ethernet Tools from Technica Engineering: In-Vehicle Networking: Automotive Ethernet assumes increasing significance in EVs, demanding high-speed, reliable communication between components. These tools aid in developing and optimizing in-vehicle networks, supporting advanced features like autonomous driving and over-the-air updates.
  3. Model-Based Software and System Development Tool from Leiber Leiber: System Integration: Model-based software development tools assist in designing, developing, and simulating intricate EV systems. They contribute to the seamless integration and optimization of software governing the electric drivetrain, battery management, and vehicle control systems.
  4. Lidar Cameras from Beamagine: Perception and Autonomy: Lidar cameras are pivotal for the autonomous driving capabilities of EVs, providing a 3D perspective of the vehicle’s surroundings. They enhance safety and enable advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) in electric vehicles.
  5. Embedded Hardware and Software Products: EV Control Units: Embedded hardware and software form the core of electric vehicle control units. These products enable real-time data processing from diverse sensors, managing the electric powertrain, energy distribution, and safety systems.

Beyond the Products

The evolution of electric vehicle technology is multi-faceted and encompasses several critical aspects:

  • Battery Management Systems (BMS): Advanced BMS software and hardware are essential for optimizing battery performance, extending lithium-ion battery life, and enhancing energy density in EVs.
  • Power Electronics: High-performance power electronics, including inverters and converters, are pivotal for efficient energy conversion and management in electric vehicles.
  • Charging Infrastructure: Smart charging solutions, embedded with communication and control software, enhance the convenience and speed of EV charging.
  • Electric Propulsion Systems: Innovations in electric motor design and control systems are vital for improving efficiency and performance.
  • Energy Storage Solutions: Advanced energy storage technologies, such as supercapacitors and solid-state batteries, significantly impact range, charging times, and durability.
  • Connected Vehicle Technologies: Embedded connectivity and telematics systems enable remote diagnostics, over-the-air updates, and real-time monitoring.
  • Data Analytics and Machine Learning: Leveraging data analytics and machine learning enhances predictive maintenance, optimizes energy usage, and improves autonomous driving.

The continued advancement of electric vehicle technology hinges on a multidisciplinary approach, blending cutting-edge hardware and software solutions to create efficient, reliable, and sustainable electric vehicles. We extend a warm invitation to visit RN Embedded Solutions Private Limited’s booth (I-5) at Auto EV India 2023, taking place from November 2nd to 4th, 2023, at KTPO in Bangalore. Explore their innovative solutions and gain firsthand insight into the future of technology. It’s an opportunity to be part of the driving force behind EV innovation.

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Driving Innovation with OPAL-RT: Unveiling Cutting-Edge Technologies at Auto EV India 2023

Tue, 10/17/2023 - 09:14

In the realm of real-time simulation and control system solutions, OPAL-RT stands as a global leader. With ISO9000-certified production and operations, OPAL-RT’s range of PC/FPGA-based real-time simulators, Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) testing equipment, and Rapid Control Prototyping (RCP) systems are set to take centre stage at Auto EV India 2023.

OPAL-RT’s hardware solutions offer scalability and flexibility, forming the bedrock for comprehensive testing and validation, ultimately expediting the development of cutting-edge technologies. Their intricate craftsmanship supports the development, testing, and enhancement of control and protection systems across diverse industries, including power grids, power electronics, motor drives, automotive, railways, aviation, and more.

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At Auto EV India 2023, OPAL-RT is ready to showcase its comprehensive software solutions tailored to Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) and Rapid Control Prototyping (RCP) testing. These solutions span power systems, power electronics, aerospace, and automotive sectors. The software portfolio includes versatile platforms like RT-LAB, HYPERSIM for power systems, and NI VeriStand for automotive applications. OPAL-RT also offers modelling and state-of-the-art simulation services, ensuring project success within deadlines and budgets.

OPAL-RT offers an extensive range of power systems services tailored to manufacturers, engineering firms, power suppliers, and network operators. Their portable high-end simulators enable Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) tests in-house and on-site, rigorously testing control and protection systems. From design to commissioning, OPAL-RT’s Integration Services provide consulting, training, and maintenance support, making them a dependable partner in addressing engineering challenges across multiple industries.

In the ever-evolving landscape of electric vehicle powertrains, OPAL-RT revolutionizes Electric Vehicle (EV) Power Electronics with real-time simulation. Their user-friendly platform facilitates EV and Battery Management System (BMS) testing, supporting various powertrains. As EVs continue to advance, power electronics control becomes increasingly crucial. OPAL-RT’s Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) system streamlines testing, accelerates market entry, and enhances EV safety and efficiency, driving innovation for a greener transport future.

Founded in 1997, OPAL-RT’s commitment to advancing technology is evident in its meticulously designed solutions that span industries such as power grids, power electronics, motor drives, automotive, railways, and aviation. You’re cordially invited to experience their innovation at Auto EV India 2023. Visit OPAL-RT’s booth (G-11) from November 2nd to 4th, 2023, at KTPO in Bangalore, and gain firsthand insight into the future of technology. Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of the technological revolution.

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Kore.ai Launches Conversational AI-powered Voice Gateway on Genesys AppFoundry

Mon, 10/16/2023 - 13:04

By integrating with Genesys Cloud CX, Kore.ai enables enterprise contact centers to deliver superior and personalized service experiences 24/7 at scale, across multiple voice and digital channels

Kore.ai, the world leader in generative and conversational AI platforms and solutions, today announced that the Kore.ai Voice Gateway for Genesys Cloud CX is now available as a Premium Application on Genesys AppFoundry. Genesys AppFoundry is a marketplace of solutions offering a curated selection of applications and integrations that elevate customer and employee experiences.

Through this integration, Kore.ai enables Genesys customers to deliver superior customer service experiences within their contact centers. Leveraging generative AI (genAI) powered conversational IVR, the Voice Gateway seamlessly routes conversations to appropriate voice and digital channels, answers customer queries 24/7x/365, and enables personalized self-service, leading to higher customer satisfaction and improved efficiencies for contact centers.

Kore.ai, a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Conversational AI Platforms, helps companies deliver extraordinary experiences for their customers, agents, and employees on voice and digital channels.

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The Kore.ai Experience Optimization (XO) Platform combines conversational AI, contact center AI and Insights AI through a unified platform that helps businesses enhance customer satisfaction, improve operational efficiency, and drive better business outcomes.

Earlier this year, Kore.ai announced the addition of Large Language Models (LLMs) such as OpenAI’s GPT-3 and other genAI technologies to its platform capabilities. This combination of generative AI and conversational AI, also described as the ‘Better Together Strategy’ by the company, is expected to impact enterprise customer service and contact center operations through superior experiences for customers, employees and agents. Kore.ai is also one of the first conversational AI players to leverage LLMs for specific use cases around knowledge AI.

“As a Genesys AppFoundry partner, Kore.ai will strive to help our joint customers deliver outstanding customer experiences,” said Raj Koneru, CEO and Founder of Kore.ai. “The voice gateway powered by generative AI and conversational AI will become a critical differentiator for brands that leverage this technology to improve their market performance and competitive standing.”

The Kore.ai Voice Gateway for Genesys Cloud CX will enable customers to get up and running quickly by installing the minimum required Genesys platform components. They can also configure Kore.ai Contact Center AI experiences and automation to complete their call center solution.

To learn more about the specific features and benefits of the Kore.ai and Genesys Cloud CX integration, visit the Kore.ai listing on the Genesys AppFoundry site.

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Infineon Lighting Shoe: Infineon develops worldwide unique shoe prototype with adidas that listens to music and reacts to it with lighting effects

Mon, 10/16/2023 - 10:50

As a leading global semiconductor manufacturer for power systems and IoT, Infineon Technologies AG enables solutions for a digitized world that is constantly setting new standards. Together with adidas AG, Infineon has now developed the Lighting Shoe: Equipped with high-end sensor technology, this innovative and intelligent adidas originals NMD S1 shoe senses music and beats from the environment and then reacts with different and programmable lighting effects. Microphones and microcontrollers convert the audio information into dynamic colorful LED effects on the shoe.

The Infineon Lighting Shoe is a prototype that illustrates and brings to life the effect of state-of-the-art semiconductor technology in a fashion product. Thanks to the high-quality XENSIV MEMS microphones, the shoe can hear the finest acoustic signals. An integrated PSoC microcontroller processes the audio input. The EZ-PD Barrel Connector Replacement (BCR) solution allows the shoe to be charged using USB-C Power Delivery (PD) in combination with high-efficiency OptiMOS power MOSFETs. The adidas originals NMD S1 offers the perfect fit and enough space to place the highly sensitive technology components inside without compromising comfort.

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With this prototype, Infineon and adidas illustrate how technology is combined with style. “Contextual Awareness through Intuitive Sensing makes it easier to use IoT gadgets – when the devices can hear, see or feel through technology. The Infineon Lighting Shoe is a unique example showing how technology and digitalization can be brought closer to people. We are proud to have worked with adidas to implement this innovation collaboration,” said Adam White, Division President Power & Sensor Systems at Infineon.

“Innovation and performance are core drivers at adidas. When we create innovations, they must be mind-blowing, go beyond the normal, surprise and above all: be fun. With the Lighting Shoe prototype, we have succeeded in this in our collaboration with Infineon. We show that technology and style complement each other to create a digital product,” said Burkhard Dümler, Director Innovation at adidas. 

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Aarjay International Showcases Cutting-Edge Testing and Automation Solutions at Auto EV India 2023

Fri, 10/13/2023 - 13:14

Aarjay International Private Limited, a leading provider of comprehensive testing and automation solutions, is all set to showcase its services and solutions at Auto EV India 2023. As a trusted supplier of globally recognized testing product brands, including Tektronix, ITech, Hioki, Powerside, and more, Aarjay International is committed to offering a diverse range of solutions to meet the ever-evolving needs of the industry.

Auto EV India 2023 is scheduled to take place from November 2nd to November 4th, 2023, at KTPO in Bangalore. Aarjay International invites you to explore its innovative offerings at booth number F18.

Aarjay International’s expertise spans various domains, including autonomous vehicle and electric vehicle testing, thermal systems testing, embedded systems testing, factory process automation, and condition monitoring. The team at Aarjay is comprised of highly experienced engineers specializing in PLC design, ATE development, software development, and pneumatics.

With over 30 years in the business, Aarjay International is a trusted partner for businesses seeking reliable and cutting-edge solutions.

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Products Showcase

Among the impressive array of products showcased at Auto EV India 2023, Aarjay International highlights the following brands:

  3. HIOKI

In-Depth Look: IT-M3900C from ITECH ELECTRONICS

One of the standout products featured by Aarjay International is the IT-M3900C from ITECH ELECTRONICS. This regenerative bidirectional programmable DC power supply integrates a wide range of features into one compact 1U unit. It combines the capabilities of a DC power supply, a bi-directional power supply, a source and load system, and a regenerative electronic load.

Key features of the IT-M3900C include:

  • Power up to 6kW
  • Current up to 510A
  • Voltage up to 1500V
  • High-power density design
  • Energy-saving and high-safety product design

The IT-M3900C is not only a stand-alone bidirectional DC power supply but can also function as a regenerative electronic load. Its high-efficiency energy feedback capabilities save electricity consumption and heat dissipation costs while not interfering with the operation of the power grid.

This versatile product offers high-accuracy output measurement, reliability, safety, and abundant measurement functions, making it ideal for high-precision automatic ATE testing. It finds applications in various industries, including automotive electronics, new energy vehicles, photovoltaic energy storage, grid-tied inverters, energy storage converters, residential solar battery storage systems, intelligent industrial equipment, supercapacitors, drones, power tools, electric motorbikes, DC-DC modules, and more.

The IT-M3900C even supports battery simulation, allowing users to define battery models and simulate charging and discharging characteristics. Users can import battery modules and real battery charge and discharge curves for more realistic testing.

With a strong presence in the testing and automation industry, Aarjay International continues to push the boundaries of innovation. Their participation at Auto EV India 2023 provides a unique opportunity for industry professionals to witness these pioneering solutions in action.

Aarjay International, an ISO 9001:2015 certified company and registered MSME, has offices in Bangalore, Chennai, and Hyderabad. Celebrating over 30 years in the business, they cordially invite you to visit their booth (F-18) at Auto EV India 2023 i.e. happening from 2nd November to 4th November 2023 at KTPO, Bangalore, where you can explore their innovative solutions and gain firsthand insight into the future of technology.

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Neutron Controls and Infineon Technologies partner on advanced automotive battery management platform

Thu, 10/12/2023 - 15:27

Infineon Technologies AG’s solutions help engineers to develop dependable automotive battery management systems (BMS). Neutron Controls, preferred design house for Infineon, has now announced its ECU8 system platform which enables accelerated development of BMS based on Infineon chipsets. With this offering, Neutron Controls and its design services clients, can significantly reduce development effort by having a full hardware and software platform solution for a battery management unit built on a robust ASIL-D, ISO26262 foundation.

The ECU8 energy control unit includes Neutron Control’s proprietary microcontroller module featuring the AURIX TC3xx and TC4xx, TLF35584 Hypersonic PMIC, TLE9015 ISO UART Transceiver, and TLE9012 ISO UART Battery Interface Card. ECU8 is the latest addition to Neutron Control’s Rapid Engineering Development (RED) platform family, a collection of versatile platforms designed to accelerate software development, prototyping, and product development.

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The ECU8 platform is compatible with lithium-ion battery cells, monitoring up to 12 cells individually per module. By combining up to 20 modules, the platform supports up to 1000 V batteries. Available communication interfaces of the ECU8 include iso-UART and iso-SPI for Ring Mode, dual Ethernet ports and triple CAN-FD ports. It also provides high-side and low-side drivers for external contactors. From the software perspective, low-level drivers are implemented for the various components for the AURIX TC3x TriCore architecture. In addition, calculations for state-of-charge (SoC) and state-of-health (SoH) can be integrated.

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NFC Wireless Charging

Thu, 10/12/2023 - 10:17

Author: Amit Sethi, Marketing Manager – STMicroelectronics Pvt Ltd

Near Field Communication (NFC) and wireless charging are two technologies that have transformed the way we use our devices. NFC enables communication between devices when they are in proximity, while wireless charging eliminates the need for cords and cables by allowing devices to charge through induction. In recent years, there has been increasing interest in combining these technologies to create NFC wireless charging. In this article, we will explore what NFC wireless charging is and its potential applications.

What is NFC Wireless Charging?

NFC wireless charging combines the capabilities of NFC and wireless charging to create a seamless user experience. With NFC wireless charging, a device can be charged simply by placing it on a charging pad or dock that has an NFC tag embedded in it. The NFC tag communicates with the device, providing the necessary power to charge the battery. One of the key advantages of NFC wireless charging is convenience. With traditional wireless charging, the user must ensure that their device is aligned correctly with the charging pad or dock. NFC wireless charging eliminates this requirement, making it easier and faster to charge devices.

There are several potential applications for NFC wireless charging in various industries.

Retail: In retail environments, NFC wireless charging could be used to power digital displays or interactive kiosks. By placing a device on a charging pad, customers could interact with the display or kiosk without worrying about their device running out of battery.

Hospitality: In the hospitality industry, NFC wireless charging could be used to provide guests with a convenient way to charge their devices. For example, hotel rooms could be equipped with charging pads that have NFC tags, allowing guests to charge their devices simply by placing them on the pad.

Automotive: In the automotive industry, NFC wireless charging could be used to power in-car entertainment systems or navigation devices. By embedding NFC tags in the vehicle, passengers could charge their devices without needing to bring charging cords with them.

Healthcare: In the healthcare industry, NFC wireless charging could be used to power medical devices or patient monitoring systems. By using NFC wireless charging, medical professionals could ensure that devices are always powered and ready to use.

NFC wireless charging has the potential to transform the way we charge our devices and interact with technology. By combining the capabilities of NFC and wireless charging, we can create a seamless user experience that is both convenient and efficient. While the technology is still in its early stages, there are several potential applications in various industries, including retail, hospitality, automotive, and healthcare. As the technology continues to evolve, we can expect to see even more innovative uses for NFC wireless charging in the future.

ST25R NFC readers and ST25DV Dynamic NFC tags from STMicroelectronics are compliant with the latest NFC forum specifications that enable the design of the NFC wireless charging system.

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Elektrobit’s unique Theming Engine provides in-car customization for software-defined vehicles

Thu, 10/12/2023 - 07:57
  • Easy-to-use Android software toolchain enables designers to brand, localize and customize HMIs over vehicle life.
  • Gives auto manufacturers, fleet operators and mobility service providers exciting new opportunities.
  • Aimed at driving significantly improved consumer experience and enhancing brand loyalty.

Elektrobit today announced the Theming Engine, featuring  innovative, new, software capable of fully customizing a vehicle’s user interface at any point during the life of the vehicle—without the need for a software engineer. Elektrobit’s Theming Engine allows automotive OEMs, fleet managers, rental car operators and shared mobility service providers to personalize the look and feel of a vehicle “on the fly”, providing opportunities for revenue generation, improved customer satisfaction and enhanced brand loyalty beyond a vehicle—or fleet’s—point of purchase.

Customization and branding have never been more important to the auto industry. According to McKinsey, companies that excel in such features typically generate 40% more revenue — and, across industries, those that achieve top-quartile performance in customization can generate more than $1 trillion in new value.

The Elektrobit Theming Engine provides easy-to-use design templates and configurations, based on the Android platform, that enable cockpit design teams to produce and apply bespoke interfaces rapidly. The Theming Engine decouples UI design from software development so creative designers can modify the look and feel of an interface at any point within the life of a vehicle. This makes it easy for them to create and deploy a variety of themes including brand- or model-specific imagery, text types and color schemes; updates for seasons, holidays, time of day and anniversaries, geographic positioning such as current location or destination location; and much more.

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The Theming Engine enables OEMs to:
  • Create dynamic theming for car brands, models, across regions or specific demographics. Design teams can easily create themes, whether brand-focused or consumer-driven, to communicate an aesthetic and generate a unique user experience. The Theming Engine makes it fast and easy to roll out themes across brands, across car models, across regions or across different consumer demographics.
  • Foster customer identification. Providing end customers with the opportunity to express their own individuality by customizing their cockpit with their own themes, thus enhancing customer identification and satisfaction.
  • Build custom triggers for theme changes. The design team can define triggers that enact theme changes in a time-phased approach, based on user inputs or spurred by new corporate branding. New theming can be pushed over the air or accessed on demand via these triggers.
  • Support flexible theming. The Theming Engine can be used to define different variants that can be quickly developed and deployed — while old variants can be eliminated — to address the needs of today’s demanding consumers and fast-changing market conditions. Sweeping changes can be made across a given cockpit environment with minimal effort.
  • Accelerate and streamline A/B testing. Testing color calibration, contrast, and other theming characteristics can be time-consuming and resource-intensive. The Theming Engine speeds up and streamlines this process. Colors, icons, fonts, and other elements can be quickly changed and previewed via an iterative process until just the right look and feel are achieved-directly in the life cockpit.
  • Address regional and local differences. Today’s automotive markets are truly global in nature. The Theming Engine makes it easy to change UI characteristics, including measuring units, type and icons, to accommodate different local languages and other user characteristics that vary across markets.

“Once upon a time, aftermarket customization meant shiny wheels, loud decals, and in-vehicle accessories like gearshift sleeves. The digitally-aware consumer wants a car that meets their ever changing needs, including advanced interior features such as curved glass displays, voice controls and user-specific interfaces with distinct theming,” according to Siegfried Dirr, VP Engineering Services and Technologies, Elektrobit. “Our Theming Engine offers a glimpse at the future of customization, addressing the demands of digitally-focused customers for more bespoke features, adding branding and new revenue opportunities for OEMs beyond a vehicle’s point of purchase.”

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Count On Tools Introduces Custom Fuji NXT H02 Nozzle for Precise Panasonic AYC2F Automotive Board-to-Board Connector Placement

Thu, 10/12/2023 - 07:43

Count On Tools, Inc. (COT), a leading provider of precision components and SMT spare parts, is pleased to announce its latest innovation: the Custom Fuji NXT H02 Nozzle (Part Number: 2023-5271), designed specifically for the precise placement of Panasonic AYC2F automotive board-to-board connectors.

In the ever-evolving world of surface mount technology (SMT) assembly, precision and accuracy are paramount. The Custom Fuji NXT H02 Nozzle is meticulously engineered to facilitate the placement of Panasonic AYC2F automotive board-to-board connectors. This nozzle is crafted with precision to ensure a seamless fit and reliable performance during the assembly process. Manufacturers can trust Count On Tools to provide a nozzle that meets the stringent requirements of the automotive industry, where precision and consistency are non-negotiable.

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Count On Tools takes pride in its ability to develop custom solutions that cater to the specific needs of clients.

Being a one-stop shop, the company strives to offer the widest range of SMT nozzles and consumables as possible. All COT products are NEW and meet or exceed all OEM specifications. COT parts are a direct replacement, ultimately saving over buying directly from the OEM.

Count On Tools is a leading provider of precision machined components, SMT spare parts and Swiss-made hand tools, locally and globally. The company has won numerous awards for its quality products and service.

Count On Tools holds and maintains current ITAR registration, 07FFL, 02SOT, and a first-class Quality Management System. For assistance with SMT needs or quotes for in stock items, contact sales@cotinc.com.

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STMicroelectronics’ microcontroller STM32H5 Discovery kit accelerates building secure, smart, connected devices

Tue, 10/10/2023 - 08:16

The first kit to support Secure Manager, a turnkey system-on-chip that integrates core security services certified and maintained by ST

STMicroelectronics has released a richly featured development board for creating diverse applications with STM32H5 microcontrollers (MCUs). The STM32H5 devices are ideal for high-performance processing and advanced security in a wide range of applications, including smart sensors, smart appliances, industrial controllers, networking equipment, personal electronics, and medical devices.

The STM32H573I-DK Discovery kit enables developers to explore all the integrated features of the STM32H5, such as analog peripherals, timers, the ST ART (Adaptive Real-Time) Accelerator, media interfaces, and mathematical accelerators. This makes it easy to evaluate new designs for industrial programmable logic controllers (PLC), motor drives, and smart controllers for appliances like air conditioners, refrigerators, and washing machines. Other potential applications include alarm controllers, communication hubs, and smart lighting controls.

The STM32H573I-DK Discovery kit is a versatile development board that includes an STM32H5 microcontroller, color touch display, digital microphone, and interfaces such as USB, Ethernet, and Wi-Fi. The board also features an audio codec, flash memory, and headers for connecting expansion shields and daughterboards.

To simplify the development process, the STM32CubeH5 MCU software package consolidates all the necessary components required to develop an application on the STM32H5, including examples and application code. The package is fully integrated into the STM32Cube ecosystem, which contains additional software to assist with application development. ST also offers the STM32CubeMX tool for configuring and initializing the MCU.

STM32H5, introduced in March 2023, features the Arm Cortex-M33 embedded microcontroller core running at 250MHz and is the first microcontroller to support ST’s Secure Manager system-on-chip security solutions. The MCUs combine Arm TrustZone security with ST’s STM32Trust framework to provide trusted storage, cryptography, attestation, and updates. They embed side-channel protected hardware cryptographic accelerators and target recognized security certifications, PSA Certified Level 3 and GlobalPlatform SESIP3.

ST has created the STM32H573I-DK Discovery kit with examples showing how to use the security services and integrated all the necessary software tools and support in the STM32Cube development ecosystem.

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Outdid Unified LLP: Pioneering Innovation in Electric Vehicle Technology

Tue, 10/10/2023 - 08:15

In today’s rapidly evolving technological landscape, companies like Outdid Unified LLP are at the forefront of crafting innovative solutions to meet the ever-growing demands of various industries. Their commitment to pushing boundaries and delivering cutting-edge products is evident in their participation in the highly anticipated AutoEV India 2023 event.

Outdid Unified LLP is excited to announce its active participation in AutoEV India 2023, a prestigious exhibition slated to take place from November 2nd to 4th, 2023, at the KTPO in Whitefield, Bangalore. You can find them at booth number FF-11, where they will showcase a range of products designed to revolutionize the electric vehicle industry.

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Featured Products at Auto EV India 2023

  1. EV Chargers: Outdid Unified LLP’s EV chargers are a testament to their commitment to excellence. With options including AC Chargers (3.5kW, 7.4kW, 11kW, 22kW) and DC Chargers (30kW, 60kW), these chargers are engineered for efficiency and reliability.
  1. Other Allied Products: In addition to EV chargers, Outdid Unified LLP offers a suite of allied products, including Voltmeters, Ammeters, Vehicle Tracking Systems, Energy Meters, Battery Management Systems, EV Discharge Modules, and Vehicle Control Units.

Innovative Engineering

Outdid Unified LLP takes pride in their innovative engineering approach. They harness the latest advancements in hardware, software, and PCB design to create products that stand out. Their EV chargers, for instance, boast robust hardware designs that guarantee reliable performance. The software is meticulously crafted to deliver seamless user experiences and optimize backend efficiency. Furthermore, their PCB designs are optimized to enhance performance, efficiency, and longevity, aligning seamlessly with industry requirements.

Technological Applications

Outdid Unified LLP’s products play a pivotal role in driving the electric vehicle revolution. Their EV chargers, available in both AC and DC variants, facilitate efficient charging for various vehicle types. The Voltmeter and Ammeter provide crucial metrics for monitoring and optimization. The Vehicle Tracking System ensures safety and efficiency in fleet management. 

The Energy Meter accurately measures consumption, aiding in resource management. The Battery Management System enhances battery life and performance, while the EV Discharge Module contributes to overall energy efficiency. Each product is meticulously designed to contribute significantly to advancing electric vehicle technology, making transportation greener, smarter, and more sustainable.

Outdid Unifief LLP offers a comprehensive range of electric vehicle (EV) chargers, encompassing both AC and DC fast chargers. These high-quality charging solutions are available for licensing to EV manufacturers, charging station operators, and infrastructure companies, allowing them to customize and brand these products to suit their specific needs.

Experience the Future of Technology

Outdid Unified LLP extends a warm invitation to visit their booth (F-11) at Auto EV India 2023. Explore their innovative solutions and get a firsthand experience of how they are shaping the future of electric vehicle technology. 

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Innuovo Magnetics: Leading the Way in Advancing Rare Earth Magnets

Tue, 10/10/2023 - 07:55

Innuovo Magnetics is a distinguished member of China’s renowned Hengdian group, operating as a publicly listed company with a team of experienced professionals at the helm. Situated in the picturesque Zhejiang province of PR China, Innuovo Magnetics is set to make waves at the eagerly awaited AutoEV India 2023 event. We’re excited to share that Innuovo Magnetics will be part of AutoEV India 2023. This event is happening from November 2nd to 4th, 2023, at the KTPO in Whitefield, Bangalore. If you’re interested in rare earth magnets, you should visit their booth at D-13. It’s going to be a great opportunity to learn more about these fascinating magnets.

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At Auto EV India 2023, Innuovo Magnetics is set to unveil an array of magnetic marvels that are poised to redefine the electric vehicle industry. Their products span various application segments, including electric vehicles, and are created using three distinct technologies: sintered, bonded, and moulded.

Rare earth magnets are, quite literally, the heart of Innuovo Magnetics. These magnets, harnessed from rare metal elements like Neodymium, Praseodymium, and Dysprosium, come in various grade levels, each with its unique set of properties. Notably, Neodymium Iron Boron (NdFeB) magnets, a product of Innuovo’s rigorous research and development efforts, rank among the most potent commercially available magnetic materials. The technology behind these magnets is a culmination of Innuovo’s proprietary formulations, advanced production techniques, and meticulously designed equipment schemes. Magnets continue to evolve, opening doors to new material formulations and innovative manufacturing technologies like ‘grain boundary diffusion,’ ‘net-shaped technology,’ ‘HRE-free technology,’ and ‘laminated magnets.’

The influence of Innuovo’s rare earth magnets transcends industries, with electric vehicles being a prime example. In the world of EVs, where efficiency and compactness are paramount, these magnets are the unsung heroes. They are as essential as the battery itself. Beyond EVs, Innuovo’s magnets find their footing in diverse sectors, including solar pumps, wind generators, safety and sensing applications through sensors and encoders, high-energy-efficiency industrial motors, elevators, railways, ceiling fans, and even domestic appliances.

With a rich heritage spanning 36 years, Innuovo Magnetics has amassed extensive technological expertise, from material formulation to end product. Their commitment to innovation is further underscored by their state-of-the-art research and development facility. They’re not just in the business of magnets; they’re in the business of pushing boundaries and breaking new ground. Innuovo is proudly represented in India by an expert with over three decades of hands-on experience in the world of magnets, ensuring strong local technical support.

We warmly welcome you to come and explore Innuovo Magnetics’ booth (D-3) at Auto EV India 2023, taking place from November 2nd to 4th, 2023, at KTPO in Bangalore. Dive into their creative solutions, see the future of technology up close, and join in the exciting changes happening in industries worldwide.

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X0115ML, the smallest SCR now supports a surge peak of 750 V to help create smart circuit breakers

Sat, 10/07/2023 - 08:28

Author: STMicroelectronics

The X0115ML is our first compact silicon control rectifier (SCR) for ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs) and arc-fault circuit interrupters (AFCIs) that can withstand a surge peak off-state voltage of 750 V. Additionally, its small SOT23-3L package (2.75 mm x 3.10 mm) makes it the smallest thyristor on the market today. Engineers can thus gain significant space while providing a repetitive peak off-state voltage of 600 V for industrial applications. Moreover, its 1.1 mm creep age distance meets the UL 840 requirements for 120 V AC insulation without coating.

Table of Contents Why design industrial GFCIs and AFCIs? It’s a matter of life and death A circuit breaker

According to the 2021 US Bureau of Labor Statistics survey on fatal occupational injuries (the latest year on record), out of the 798 fatalities caused by exposure to harmful substances or environments, exposure to electricity is the second leading cause of death (152) after exposure to harmful substances (551). Put simply, electrocution is a real risk for plant workers and employees working in an industrial setting, especially if there’s water. The reason is that even a “small” current of 10 mA can cause a severe shock, and 50 mA can produce enough muscle contraction to stop the heart or induce respiratory distress.

It’s to prevent electrocution

To protect people, the US National Electrical Code started requiring GFCIs in residential installations and wrote new regulations in 2000 for high-voltage industrial settings (480 V to 600 V). Most are familiar with the traditional GFCI in circuit breakers. The system monitors the current at the hot and neutral lines to determine if the electricity going out of a socket goes back in. If both levels are equal, then all is well. If there’s an unbalance, the system assumes the electricity is going somewhere else, like through a person being electrocuted. In that event, the GFCI trips the circuit between the hot and neutral lines to interrupt the current flow.

It’s to prevent electrical fires

On the other hand, AFCIs protect against electrical fires by monitoring arc forms and arcing amplitudes to detect dangerous conditions. Consequently, AFCIs are electronically more complex than GFCIs. An arc fault may result from loose or overheated wires or a current flowing through an unintended object. All these events will generate a high-intensity and massive surge in temperature, which, if left unchecked, will start an electrical fire. Corrosion or liquids can also cause an arc fault, which can have severe consequences in an industrial setting.

It’s to create smarter factories

Beyond the national regulations that govern such products, makers are also designing smarter GFCIs and AFCIs by connecting them to the cloud, collecting more data on power consumption, and automating them. Resetting a circuit breaker remotely is hugely beneficial when trying to streamline maintenance. However, these features demand a lot more electronics, from microcontrollers to radios, sensors, and more. Hence, the new GFCIs and AFCIs must pack drastically more components on the same surface area as the previous models, which means that engineers looking to increase the overall density of their designs are on the hunt for smaller components. However, given the critical nature of the product, they cannot sacrifice performance or robustness for a smaller package.

X0115ML and what to look for in the silicon control rectifier that will go in an industrial GFCI or AFCI? Trigger Gate Current

The first technical characteristic many look for in the SCR that will be at the center of their GFCI or AFCI is its gate sensitivity. Traditionally, devices for industrial settings must not be too sensitive, or they will cause nuisance tripping, meaning that the protection device will think there’s a fault when there isn’t. The reason is that as the application uses significantly more power, normal current variations are larger than in devices designed for residential use. With its gate trigger current ranging between 30 µA and 150 µA, the X0115ML is sensitive enough to work in all applications while still being compatible with an industrial environment.

Surge peak voltage

Another key metric is its surge peak off-state voltage because it will determine the thyristor’s robustness. Indeed, to be effective, the SCR must deal with very high voltage spikes, especially in an industrial setting. Traditionally, while devices for high power systems have a surge peak off-state voltage of 700 V, the X0115ML climbs to 750 V. Consequently, engineers enjoy greater headroom and can use the ST device in more settings. Moreover, we also included greater protections against EMI to increase its robustness over its life span.

Package size and overall footprint

Finally, size is an increasingly critical metric because of the proliferation of smart circuit interrupters that necessitate more electronics. Usually, SCRs used for industrial GFCIs, and AFCIs use an SOT-223 package. Hence, by moving to a SOT-23-3L, we can reduce the overall footprint by a factor of 5 without compromising performance or the UL 840 requirements. The X0115ML is even smaller than our X0115MUF, which has an identical gate trigger current and direct voltage surge but uses an SMBflat-3L packaging measuring 5.6 mm x 3.05 mm.

Read the full article at https://blog.st.com/x0115ml/

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Infineon acquires Ultra-Wideband pioneer 3db Access to further strengthen its connectivity portfolio

Fri, 10/06/2023 - 15:01

Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) today announced that Infineon has acquired the Zurich-based startup 3db Access AG (3db), a pioneer in secured low power Ultra-Wideband (UWB) technology and already today a preferred IP provider for major automotive brands. The acquisition further strengthens Infineon’s portfolio for secured smart access, precise localization and enhanced sensing. Infineon now adds UWB to its connectivity range including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth/Bluetooth Low Energy and NFC solutions. The first set of IoT use cases include secured access and authentication, accurate location tracking and indoor navigation, as well as presence detection utilizing UWB radar implementations. Infineon is acquiring 100 percent of the company’s shares. The parties have agreed not to disclose the amount of the transaction.

“The expertise of 3db in Ultra-Wideband technology accelerates Infineon’s IoT roadmap for leveraging the market opportunities of secured, connected devices. Our combined strengths enable the UWB roll-out to address additional automotive, industrial and consumer IoT applications as the next logical step,” said Thomas Rosteck, President of Infineon’s Connected Secure Systems division. ABI Research expects the UWB chipset market to grow at an annual 13 percent, amounting to approximately US$3.1 billion by 2028. “Together, we will now create full system solutions with unique features which combine low-power consumption, enhanced physical layer security, feature-rich Radio Frequency (RF) frontend configurations and localization-optimized hardware architecture.”

”With Smartphone manufacturers adding UWB capability in the latest and future generations of their products, the demand for UWB-capable devices is expected to grow significantly. Our mission is to open up the best of this technology to smartphones as well as cars and to enable standalone integration in low-power Source: ABI Research – Wireless Technology Segmentation and Addressable Markets, September 2023

IoT devices,” said Boris Danev, Co-Founder and CEO of 3db Access AG. “As part of Infineon, we will strive to enrich secured localization and sensing functionalities for major IoT and automotive applications. We are now evolving from an IP provider to a team of experts selling solutions from our own fabs.”

In the dynamic UWB market and with rapidly increasing demand from numerous manufacturers, suppliers are also differentiating themselves through their research activities. With their combined expertise, Infineon and 3db will now offer additional benefits to their customers: Originally an ETH Zurich spinoff, 3db maintains a strategic partnership with ETH. Infineon is poised to develop this relationship even further, in addition to intensified collaboration in the relevant standardization bodies for secured localization and sensing. Moreover, Infineon’s broad market access is backed by extensive R&D activities. With 59 R&D sites worldwide, Infineon currently holds more than 31,000 patents and invests an annual 13 percent of its revenues in R&D.

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The next level in electronics production

Fri, 10/06/2023 - 14:52

From November 14 to 17, innovative and internationally successful companies will present their products and services at the world’s leading trade fair for electronics development and manufacturing. ASMPT, the global innovation and market leader in SMT and semiconductor manufacturing, will demonstrate further advancements in its Integrated Smart Factory concept. In addition to the proven SMT line hardware, the focus will be on new software concepts for intelligent data analytics and usage, optimized material flows, continuous process optimization, and effective personnel deployment.

ASMPT will once again be represented at the productronica fair, booth A3.377, with its SMT Solutions and Semiconductor Solutions segments as well as with its software division, MES specialist Critical Manufacturing. ASMPT will present its end-to-end hardware and software innovations for the electronics manufacturing industry that – from the line level, through the shop floor to the enterprise level. ASMPT Semiconductor Solutions will focus on high-end solutions for semiconductor manufacturing in the automotive sector, while ASMPT SMT Solutions, together with Critical Manufacturing, will demonstrate how electronics manufacturing can be successfully taken to the next level of the digital transformation.


Integrated Smart Factory takes the next step

“Automation is an important success factor for SMT manufacturers, but it is by no means the ultimate solution,” explains Waldemar Christen, Vice President CRM at ASMPT SMT Solutions. “That’s why our Open Automation concept with its standard industrial interfaces gives customers the freedom to choose what, when and to what extent they want to automate. The goal is not to have a ‘lights out factory’ with no people, but to run an integrated and sensibly automated operation as a systemic unit that is specifically geared to ROI-based aspects – a concept that we have already established together with our customers. With our productronica presentations, we are now taking electronics manufacturing to the next level by combining the data gained from the integration of existing hardware and software with ASMPT’s process know-how, which is unique in its breadth and depth, to build future-proof, intelligent solutions for more effective staff deployment, optimized material flows, and data transparency and analytics – always with the goal of achieving zero DPMO.”


Manufacturing as an integrated whole

In line with this new orientation, the trade fair presentation will focus less on individual products and more on electronics manufacturing as an integrated system. Accordingly, ASMPT will demonstrate highly networked production lines consisting of solder paste printers from the DEK TQ platform, the high-end Process Lens HD SPI system, and SIPLACE SX and SIPLACE TX placement machines. There will be two line versions: one for maximum efficiency and performance, and one for maximum flexibility. For the first time, we will also present fully automatic program changeovers that allow for the uninterrupted manufacturing of constantly changing products with family setups. And our hardware and software solutions for optimized material flows will show how the storage and transport of circuit boards, components, tools and a wide variety of consumables can be automated and perfected across all production facilities.

Focus on software

Software will be a special focus area at the ASMPT booth this year, with the SMT smart shop floor management suite WORKS playing a central role. The new generation of the WORKS applications has been improved and expanded with many intelligent functionalities, such as the WORKS Production Planner and the WORKS Material Flow Optimizer for planning and material flow management and the WORKS Command Center for the effective deployment of specialists on the shop floor. The WORKS Process Expert quality assurance and process optimization solution now monitors and optimizes the production along the entire line in combination with ASMPT and third-party SPI and AOI systems and reduces errors to a minimum for maximum yields.

Thanks to standardized interfaces such as IPC-2591 CFX, integrative data analyses for in-depth and comprehensive process optimization are now possible with the SMT Analytics software. And with the Factory Equipment Center for intelligent asset and maintenance management and the comprehensive Factory Material Manager and Factory Automation applications for the management of automated material storage and transport, ASMPT’s software now addresses the factory level in addition to the shop floor.

Also ubiquitous at the ASMPT booth will be Virtual Assist, the personal AI assistant for technicians that allows them to retrieve information about a machine quickly and easily. Virtual Assist helps scarce skilled workers and especially newcomers to solve problems quickly by letting them speak questions directly into their device.

“In today’s age of Industry 4.0, productivity is primarily information-driven,” says Sven Buchholz, Vice President Product Management at ASMPT SMT Solutions, putting ASMPT’s main focus at this year’s productronica in a nutshell. “Anyone who collects data throughout the entire production chain, analyzes it, processes it intelligently and makes it available to operators, technicians, logistics people and decision-makers will have a clear economic advantage even in the face of increasingly fierce competition. At the ASMPT booth, productronica visitors can see what this looks like in real life by viewing our exhibits and talking face-to-face with our experts.”

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STMicroelectronics Announces Timing for Third Quarter 2023 Earnings Release and Conference Call

Fri, 10/06/2023 - 12:56

STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, announced that it will release third-quarter 2023 earnings before the opening of trading on the European Stock Exchanges on October 26, 2023.

The press release will be available immediately after the release on the Company’s website at www.st.com.

STMicroelectronics will conduct a conference call with analysts, investors, and reporters to discuss its third quarter 2023 financial results and current business outlook on October 26, 2023, at 9:30 a.m. Central European Time (CET) / 3:30 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time (ET).

A live webcast (listen-only mode) of the conference call will be accessible at ST’s website, https://investors.st.com, and will be available for replay until November 10, 2023.

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L-com Introduces Low-Profile, Waterproof Omni Antennas

Thu, 10/05/2023 - 09:17

New Indoor/Outdoor Omnidirectional Antennas Cover 650 MHz to 5.85 GHz

IRVINE, Calif. − L-com, an Infinite Electronics brand and a supplier of wired and wireless connectivity products, has just introduced a line of omnidirectional antennas that are low profile, weatherproof and cover a wide frequency range from 650 MHz to 5.85 GHz. They also have linear polarization and offer excellent power transfer and low loss for improved coverage, better broadcast control, and faster speed.

More than half of the 19 new low-profile, waterproof omnidirectional antennas cover either 2.4 to 2.5 GHz or 2.4 to 5.85 GHz. This makes them ideal for Wi-Fi and ISM, WLAN, Bluetooth, IoT, wireless audio systems, home automation, telemetry, remote monitoring, wireless data acquisition, wireless hotspots and 802.11 a/b/g/n/ax.

The other antennas cover one of the following spectrums: 860-870 MHz, 900-935 MHz, 2.4-5.85 GHz, 3.3-3.8 GHz, 650 MHz to 3.31 GHz or 800 MHz to 2.7 GHz. Applications for these models include public safety, security, construction, wireless communication, IoT sensors and trackers, wireless microphones, remote control, amateur radio, industrial monitoring and data transmission, and more.

The new monopole and dipole antennas offer high gain for increased signal strength and range, improved signal quality, better reception and precise directional coverage. There are gain options from 1 dBi up to 5.47 dBi. They have an impedance of 50 ohms.

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L-com’s new low-profile omni antennas are designed to thrive indoors and outdoors. These rubber duck antennas are waterproof and most have an IP65 or an IPX7 ingress rating and an operating temperature range of -40° C to +65° C (-40° F to +165° F). Most of them are an unobtrusive 2 to 3 inches long and six are classified as stubby antennas. Such smaller designs fit well in space-limited installations, are at less risk of damage than longer antennas and do not disrupt visual aesthetics. All of the new antennas can be positioned vertically, at a right angle or anywhere in between.

Contributing to the low profile of these linear polarization antennas are their connectors, which are either SMA (subminiature version A) or RP-SMA (reverse polarity SMA). The threaded outer shell of these popular designs makes for a secure and stable connection, even with vibrations or movements.

“These indoor and outdoor antennas offer a lot in a small package,” said Product Line Manager Dustin Guttadauro. “Along with having a low profile they are weatherproof and sturdy, and they have high power handling capacities and a plug-and-play design.”

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New eBook from Mouser and Vishay Explores Technologies Enabling Next Generation of Industry 4.0

Thu, 10/05/2023 - 09:11

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the authorized global distributor with the newest electronic components and industrial automation products, has released a new eBook in collaboration with Vishay, analyzing the technologies and components supporting the next generation of Industry 4.0 solutions.

In The Next Generation of Industry 4.0, Vishay and Mouser dive deep into the wave of automation revolutionizing factories worldwide, as well as the critical solutions making it possible. The eBook features four detailed articles on digital components enabling the next-generation of manufacturing applications, as well as a helpful infographic looking forward to the future with Industry 5.0. Article topics include Internet of Things (IoT) sensors, electronic switches, optical control panels, and current sense solutions in GaN DC-DC converters.

Industry 4.0 is the result of significant advancements in technologies, including cloud computing, artificial intelligence, machine-to-machine communication, and the IoT. This technology revolution allows manufacturers to automate repetitive processes, including monitoring and communications, reducing the need for human involvement in diagnostics and problem-solving. As Industry 5.0 brings together the strengths of human intuition and machine efficiency, Vishay’s advanced collection of components and sensors will support the next generation of solutions for industrial automation.

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The new eBook includes links to nine relevant products from Vishay, including the VCNL4200 proximity and ambient light sensor, which can be used for proximity detection in industrial actuation applications, such as turning off a display when no one is present, reducing power consumption. The Vishay IHLP-7575GZ-5A and IHLP-7575GZ-51 fixed inductors can be used for DC/DC power applications for computers, displays, and commercial LED lighting. They are also ideal for hybrid cars and low-speed electrical vehicles based on 48 V systems. The hybrid storage 196 HVC ENYCAP™ capacitors can be used to store energy, providing backup power for battery-operated applications or as a storage device for energy harvesting. Vishay’s high-performance components support a range of industrial applications, including power support, proximity sensing and DC/DC conversion.

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Mouser Empowers Engineers with Expansive Content Hub About the World of Embedded Systems

Thu, 10/05/2023 - 09:04

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the authorized global distributor with the newest electronic components and industrial automation products, is helping design engineers sharpen their embedded systems knowledge through a trusted online resource center. Mouser’s extensive Embedded Processing hub is continuously updated with information for embedded applications through articles on topics like Embedded System Security or how microcontrollers and microprocessors can be used to create Effortless Embedded Solutions. Through the curated collection of content, Mouser’s technical team is enabling a deeper understanding by providing best practices, case studies and real-world examples of applications and technologies in the growing world of embedded systems.

To visit the resource hub, go to https://resources.mouser.com/embedded-processing. The hub showcases embedded solutions like Single Board Computers (SBC) – with the centralized functions in one printed circuit board, the applications are endless. Plus, it offers eBooks, videos, blogs and articles, making it easy to discover developing trends and industry news on the topic. Additionally, engineers can find the latest products – all in one place. Mouser is stocking the industry’s widest selection of semiconductors and electronic components, including the following solutions for embedded systems applications, just to name a few:

  • BeagleBoard BeagleV-Ahead Open-Source RISC-V SBC boasts a powerful quad-core RISC-V processor enabling deep dives into the RISC-V ISA in a BeagleBone Black form factor compatible with P8/P9 cape header pins. It features 50GFLOPS, 3Mpixel/s Imagination BXM-4-64 Graphics Processing Unit (GPU), a H.265/H.264 at 4Kp40 video encoder, and 4GB RAM and 16GB on-board eMMC flash allowing for Internet of Things (IoT), embedded systems, and artificial intelligence (AI) applications.
  • Arduino UNO REV 4 Microcontroller Boards are powered by the Renesas RA4M1 32-bit Arm Cortex-M4 processor featuring a clock speed of 48 MHz for higher processing power. To accommodate more complex projects, the UNO R4 includes 32 kB of SRAM and 256 kB of flash memory. Plus, the microcontroller core features a floating-point unit (FPU), bringing a considerable performance boost for specific applications. The Arduino UNO R4 is offered in two variants, the basic UNO R4 Minima and comprehensive UNO R4 WiFi, to meet the budgetary and creative needs of the user.
  • Raspberry Pi Compute Modules 4 (CM4), available to order, are system-on modules (SoMs) based on a quad-core Arm Cortex-A72 processor with dual video output and a wide selection of extra interfaces. These modules feature a compact form factor for space-constrained applications, a wide range of RAM and eMMC Flash options, and are available in 32 variants.
  • Seeed Studio ODYSSEY X86J41258xx RP2040 Mini PCs support 4K video output, carry sufficient storage capability, equipment expandability, and fan heat dissipation, and are operated by multiple OS (pre-installed Win 11 Pro). They feature a quad-core Intel® Celeron J4125 processor, 8GB LPDDR4 RAM, dual 2.5GbE interfaces, and RP2040 co-processor, compatible with Raspberry Pi 40-Pin and RP2040 28-Pin that allow for applications in categories in edge computing, robotics, and server clusters.

For the latest on solutions for embedded systems, visit https://resources.mouser.com/embedded-processing/. For more Mouser news, visit https://www.mouser.com/newsroom/.

As a global authorized distributor, Mouser offers the widest selection of the newest semiconductors, electronic components and industrial automation products. Mouser’s customers can expect 100% certified, genuine products that are fully traceable from each of its manufacturer partners. To help speed customers’ designs, Mouser’s website hosts an extensive library of technical resources, including a Technical Resource Center, along with product data sheets, supplier-specific reference designs, application notes, technical design information, engineering tools and other helpful information.

Engineers can stay abreast of today’s exciting product, technology and application news through Mouser’s complimentary e-newsletter. Mouser’s email news and reference subscriptions are customizable to the unique and changing project needs of customers and subscribers. No other distributor gives engineers this much customization and control over the information they receive. Learn about emerging technologies, product trends and more by signing up today at https://sub.info.mouser.com/subscriber.

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Avnet Embedded launches solder-on OSM Size-S modules based on i.MX 93 applications processors from NXP Semiconductors

Thu, 10/05/2023 - 08:57

STUTENSEE, GERMANY  – Avnet Embedded presents the compact MSC OSM-SF-IMX93 OSM computing modules compliant with the new OSM 1.1 standard (Size-S) “Small” with dimensions of 30 x 30mm. The scalable standard module family integrates i.MX 93 applications processors from NXP Semiconductors.

The MSC OSM-SF-IMX93 OSM modules housed in a pre-tinned LGA package can be soldered directly to the PCB and are suited for fully automated soldering, assembly and testing processing. By reducing the number of production steps and eliminating the cost of a connector, significant cost savings can be achieved compared to existing module form factors. The solder-on modules are optimized for large quantities.

The compact MSC OSM-SF-IMX93 module family is mainly used in industrial low-power applications that are cost-sensitive or need small dimensions. Typical examples include optimized IoT systems such as small gateways, industrial control systems and home automation solutions. The OSM boards are particularly rugged and resistant to shock and vibration and are specified for the extended temperature range from -40 to +85 °C.

Tim Jensen, Director of Product Innovation, Avnet Embedded, said: ”The compact, scalable OSM embedded computing modules are optimized for large quantities and open numerous innovative application fields.”

Avnet Embedded develops all embedded modules in its company-owned design centers. The products are manufactured in large quantities in highly automated production facilities in Germany. Avnet Embedded’s first OSM products MSC OSM-MF-IMX8MINI and MSC OSM-MF-IMX8NANO are based on NXP Semiconductors’ i.MX 8M Mini and i.MX 8M Nano SOCs with Arm Cortex-A53 processors.

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Technical specifications:

Avnet Embedded’s compact MSC OSM-SF-IMX93 OSM module family is highly scalable and equipped with i.MX 93 applications processors manufactured by NXP Semiconductors. The processors integrate single or dual Arm Cortex-A55 cores up to 1.7GHz bringing performance and energy efficiency to Linux-based edge applications. The Arm Ethos*-U65 microNPU enables developers to create capable, cost-effective and energy-efficient machine learning (ML) applications. The i.MX 93 processors deliver advanced security with integrated EdgeLock secure enclave and an efficient 2D graphics processing unit (GPU).

The MSC OSM-SF-IMX93 modules provide fast and low power LPDDR4 memory technology with inline ECC support, combined with up to 256GB eMMC Flash memory. Various interfaces for embedded applications such as Dual Gigabit Ethernet (RGMII), USB 2.0, 2x CAN-FD, MIPI-DSI and MIPI CSI-2 (2-lane) for connecting a camera are available. The typical design power ranges from 2 to 4W.

For evaluation and design-in of the new MSC OSM-SF-IMX93 modules, Avnet Embedded provides a development platform, a starter kit and comprehensive design services. A Yocto based Linux Board Support Package is available (Android support on request).

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