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28th January, 2020
 
 

How to Migrate Custom Logic From an FPGA/CPLD to C2000 Microcontrollers

The Configurable Logic Block (CLB) reduces total system cost and enhances functionality by absorbing external logic into C2000 microcontrollers. CLB uses function calls and a GUI-based programming tool called SysConfig to absorb external logic into the microcontroller without having to learn Hardware Description Language like VHDL or Verilog. This Report shows programmers, hardware engineers and system designers how to translate FPGA- or CPLD-based custom logic.

Yamaichi Electronics presents M12 with internal push-pull locking “Made in Germany”

With the M12 push-pull with inner locking, Yamaichi Electronics is taking the next innovation step in the field of M12 connectors. The cable-side connector engages into the device socket from the inside with locking hooks. As a result, the push-pull system requires only the same installation space as a common M12 connection with screw locking.



 
 
 

A closer look at IP ratings and designing with IP rated connectors

If you have owned a portable device, then you have likely subjected it to unwanted dirt or a drop into liquid. From tablets and wearables to outdoor sensors and industrial equipment, the demand for devices that can withstand these host of environmental factors continues to grow. While IP rated products become more and more commonplace, engineers still need to address Ingress Protection (IP) ratings at the component level to ensure a design’s reliability is not compromised by dust or moisture.

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Updating legacy machinery to add smart capabilities

After her mother took away her devices, a teen girl went viral after allegedly tweeting from her fridge. The reason this was so entertaining is because it's unexpected - you don't typically associate fridges with communication, just as you don't with legacy equipment. Jonathan Wilkins, Director of EU Automation, discusses the issues and solutions surrounding retrofitting legacy equipment with smart technology. Legacy equipment was not designed to communicate, but it can be given a new lease of life by retrofitting tech.

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Next-gen consumer electronics to create stable revenue streams

In terms of revenue, the global market is estimated to expand at a CAGR of ~18% during the forecast period, owing to numerous factors, regarding which study offers thorough insights and forecasts in its report on the global surface haptic technology market. The surface haptic technology creates haptic effects on touchscreens and other physical surfaces. The architecture for the surface haptic technology includes actuators, motors, drivers, and processors. The technology is used in a large number of applications.

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More wiring space in heavy-duty connectors introduced

The brand new tall sleeve and surface mounting housings for Heavycon Standard B-series connectors from Phoenix Contact are particularly suitable for modular applications. Their taller design and larger cable outlets in M50 format provide much more space for wiring. This also means larger cable diameters and cable bundles can be connected conveniently. The robust housings are made from high-quality die-cast aluminium and are highly resistant to corrosion. They withstand vibrations and high mechanical strain.

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Tech Spotlight

Multi Function Gate 1-Element 2-IN CMOS 6-Pin SOT-23 T/R

Active Filter Dual SW-CAP UNIV 4th Order 30kHz 20-Pin PDIP Rail

LED DRVR 40Segment 5V/9V/12V/15V/18V/24V 20-Pin TSSOP EP Tube

LDO Regulator Pos 1.2V to 5V 0.15A 5-Pin SOT-23 T/R

 

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