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InvenSense Universal Evaluation Board

The UEVB is used to evaluate most of InvenSense's current motion sensing (gyroscopes, accelerometers, magnetometers) products. It covers applying the UEVB to a larger system, and requires the understanding of key signals and circuit functions, hardware jumper settings, and port connections. The UEVB may be used by itself utilizing SPI or I²C serial communications interfaces. Alternatively, it may be connected to the InvenSense ARM Controller Board (EV_INVARM_D) for connectivity to a host computer via USB interface. The UEVB was designed to support up to 9-axis MPUs (Motion Processing Units) with a built-in compass (MPU-92xx). Connecting an external compass board to the UEVB may require the user to connect their third-party compass to the UEVB via its auxiliary I2 C bus. The…

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Product of the Week: Maestro Wireless Evaluation Boards

A5100-A The GPS/GLONASS Evaluation Kit EVA5100-A allows an easy evaluation of Maestro SiRFstarV GPS/GLONASS receiver module A5100-A by offering quick access to the serial ports and the most important I/O lines of the module. The EVA5100-A can especially demonstrate that an active GPS/GLONASS antenna connected to the Antenna Input will result in outstanding GPS/GLONASS performance. The EVA5100-A serves three major purposes: 1- To support an easy temporary design in. The signals provided on the Evaluation Kit allow direct integration into a surrounding system making it an ideal development tool. 2- As a demonstration package of the modules Powering the A5100-A GPS/GLONASS receiver module via the USB connector and connecting the GPS/GLONASS antenna with sufficient view to the sky will result in an NMEA output…

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Product of the Week: A5135-H Concurrent GNSS Module

The A5135-H is a compact high-sensitivity concurrent GNSS antenna receiver that integrates CSR's latest SiRFstarV technology into a single, compact and easy to integrate SMT device. By supporting simultaneous GLONASS, GPS, QZSS and SBAS measurements with the industry's best sensitivity engine, the highest accuracy, ground tracks and fastest time-to-first-fix (TTFF) are ensured even under tough operating conditions. The jammers removal algorithm not only facilitates integration in today's ever more complex communication devices, but guarantees performance even in hostile situations. SiRFaware's advanced low power management modes, high level of integration and multiple communication ports in a small form-factor makes the A5135-H suitable for a broad spectrum of GNSS applications where performance, cost and time to market are prime considerations. Features -…

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PRODUCT OF THE WEEK: A5100-A

Concurrent GNSS Module The A5100-A is a compact high-sensitivity concurrent GNSS modules that integrates CSR's latest SiRFstarV technology into a single, compact and easy to integrate SMT device. By supporting simultaneous GLONASS, GPS, QZSS and SBAS measurements with the industry's best sensitivity engine, the highest accuracy, ground tracks and fastest time-to-first-fix (TTFF) are ensured even under tough operating conditions. The jammers removal algorithm not only facilitates integration in today's ever more complex communication devices, but guarantees performance even in hostile situations. SiRFaware's advanced low power management modes, high level of integration and multiple communication ports in a small form factor makes the A5100-A suitable for a broad spectrum of GNSS applications where performance, cost and time to market are prime considerations.…

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Product of the Week: PCTEL GNSMB-COV

PCTEL Inc. is offering a new multi-band LTE/Wi-Fi/GNSS antenna with a sub-inch profile. The antenna combines PCTEL's high rejection multi-GNSS technology for precision timing and location tracking with high performance multi-band data connectivity. The GNSMB-COV multi-band antenna provides optimal MIMO 4G LTE and single port 802.11ac Wi-Fi coverage in a covert, low-profile housing. The antenna also incorporates PCTEL's unique high rejection GNSS technology for global guidance and support of carrier voice and data networks. Designed for heavy construction, this antenna will withstand the most rugged applications with a sub 1-inch height profile and conduit for ease in installation. Features • No tune, multi-band coverage: dual 4G LTE, Wi-Fi and GPS L1/Galileo E1/ GLONASS L1/Beidou B1 frequencies • Sub 1-inch height without magnet mount adapter • IP67 highly ruggedized design provides…

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Product of the Week: SQ-RPS

The SQ-RPS contains a high accuracy inclinometer, robust power conditioning and a CAN2.0B/J1939 interface controller all potted in an industrial enclosure. A Deutch DTF series connector is standard; M12, flying lead and other connector options are available. Features • Low temperature drift • Factory calibrated angle output • High reliability solid-state MEMS • Digital filtering for stable measurement • Direct PC interface cable • IP65, 67, 68 environmental protection Applications • Platform and vehicle leveling • Satellite dish and antenna alignment • Pitch and roll measurement • Machine control and monitoring • Angle measurement and recording • Computer input, head tracking, and mouse pointing

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Product Of the Week: MSGEQ7

Seven Band Graphic Equalizer Display Filter The seven band graphic equalizer IC is a CMOS chip that divides the audio spectrum into seven bands. 63Hz, 160Hz, 400Hz, 1kHz, 2.5kHz, 6.25kHz and 16kHz. The seven frequencies are peak detected and multiplexed to the output to provide a DC representation of the amplitude of each band. No external components are needed to select the filter responses. Only an off chip resistor and capacitor are needed to select the on chip clock oscillator frequency. The filter centre frequencies track this frequency. Other than coupling and decoupling capacitors, no other external components are needed. The chip supply can be between 2.7 and 5.5 volts with 5 volts providing the best performance. The device has very low…

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VINATech new 3V Series

VINATech have recently launched the VEC range of 3v single cell and 6v EDLC module super capacitors, which can increase life time by up to 8 times, when compared to similar products in the market today. One of the major benefits of this new 3V series is that it can reach higher temperature applications - up to 85oc! Because of this, it means that if de rated to 2.4vdc, the VINATech range can offer extensive and longer life (please see the table below) This range is also ideal for cold climates, operating down to -40oc Applications • Industrial • Automotive • AMR • Medical For more information on this new 3V series or VINATech products, please contact sales@bt2000.co.uk

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PRODUCT OF THE WEEK: MDP200 PRESSURE SENSOR

MDP200 series offers a wide dynamic range, superb long-term stability, and outstanding repeatability and hysteresis. The MDP200 is also available as a low cost flow detector with an analog output and it can easily be configured to suit a variety of applications from burner control, HVAC, medical flow to industrial processing control. • ± 500 Pa (Custom Range Available) • Digital I2C • 16 bit Resolution • ±3.0% Accuracy (reading or 1.5% of full scale) • > 0.25% Linearity • Barb Fittings or Manifold Mount • Straight or Right Angle Pins Applications • Damper Control • Room Pressure Monitor • Fume Hood Control • Furnace Pressure Switch • Heat Recovery System • Burner Control • Fan Control • Filter Monitoring • Industrial Automation • Medical CPAP Machines • Medical Ventilators

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MegaChips Unveils USB Type-C Switching Retimer Supporting USB 3.1 Gen2 and DisplayPort 1.4

MegaChips Corporation today announced sampling of MCDP60x0, the latest addition to its DisplayPort (DP)/USB Type-C products portfolio. The new switching retimer chip enables DP Alt-Mode operation with best-in-class signal switching and conditioning for faster data and audio-video signal transfer through a USB Type-C connector. The new device is ideal for high-bandwidth USB Type-C applications on Notebooks, PCs, gaming consoles and Smart mobile devices. As the adoption of USB Type-C connectors with DP Alt-Mode support is rapidly increasing in PC, wireless and consumer devices, a good quality USB Type-C switch and a retimer become essential inside the host system to guarantee the highest level of signal conditioning irrespective of trace length and a cable plug orientation. The MCDP60x0 combines the DP Alt-Mode…

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