Avnet Electronics Marketing, Freescale, Murata and ARM are teaming together to host a series of SpeedWay technical seminars. The development board transforms the Freescale Freedom development platform into a completely portable wireless sensor system. The SpeedWay events will discuss ways to incorporate the Wi-Go wireless accessory module with the Freescale Freedom development platform featuring the Kinetis-L microcontrollers. The workshops feature both in-person presentations and hands-on labs.
AWR introduced iMatch, which is an automated impedance matching module that works seamlessly with Microwave Office (MWO) software. The iMatch impedance matching wizard quickly and easily takes RF engineers through the process of evaluating different matching topologies and selecting the optimal solution based upon certain, user-specified requirements. The iMatch impedance matching module enables designers to quickly compare different matching topologies and choose among the best solution based upon user-specified requirements. iMatch is a submodule of iFilter. iMatch is available now.
Data Translation introduced the DT9837B ultra-high throughput USB data acquisition module for portable noise and vibration measurement. The DT9837B features simultaneously sampling (up to four 24-bit) and a sampling rate of up to 105.4 kHz samples per channel. The Data Translation module is self-powered via the USB connection to a PC or laptop — no external power supply is needed. The DT9837B USB module is ideal for portable sound and vibration field measurement and analysis applications. The DT9837B data acquisition module is priced at $1795 and ships immediately.
Laird Technologies has enhanced their AZTEC online thermoelectric module (TEM) simulation software tool. AZTEC selects the optimal TEM(s) for trial from a given set of input variables based on application attributes that the user specifies. The program also contains an analysis worksheet, which simulates how the TEM(s) will function under a specific set of operating conditions.
Geensoft introduced the AUTOSAR Re-targeting Tool (ART) module for the AUTOSAR Builder tool suite for the development of AUTOSAR-compliant automotive embedded systems. The ART module offers automatic generation of AUTOSAR-compliant C code that is ready to be embedded on target ECUs, from both new and legacy MATLAB/Simulink models using RTW.
X-FAB Silicon Foundries announced the XO035 0.35 micrometer process. The XO035 foundry process is optimized for Blu-ray and high-speed optical data communication applications. XO035 includes X-FAB’s blue PIN module. The integration of the PIN diode into the 0.35 micrometer CMOS environment enables the design of high-performance photo detectors. The XO035 process is available now.
Maia EDA introduced the Maia functional verification tool. Maia uses a description of the expected behavior of a device to automatically create a complete self-checking reactive testbench, so freeing engineers from the time-consuming, complex, and error-prone task of manual testbench creation. The tool has been designed to enable both engineers and non-engineers to quickly verify modules and sub-systems, and is initially being offered without cost by the company, allowing trial without registration or risk.
Data Translation introduced the DT8837 high performance Ethernet (LXI) data acquisition instrument module for sound and vibration measurement applications. The DT8837 samples up to four 24-bit IEPE accelerometer input channels independently at up to 52.7kHz per channel or 210kHz total throughput. In addition, the DT8837 offers a 24-bit stimulus output, and a 31-bit synchronized tachometer channel for data streams that are matched in time for field or laboratory use. The DT8837 is priced at $3995 and ships 6-8 weeks ARO.