Farnell element14 is selling an Arduino Uno Click Shield and boards for Atmel's Xplained prototyping platform for the ARM Cortex-A5 based SAMA5D36 microprocessor. The Click Shield fits on the ATSAMA5D3-XPLD [...]
Electric Paint from London-based company Bare Conductive is available from RS Components. Electric Paint is an electrically conductive liquid wire, which can be used as a cold-soldering medium or conductive [...]
Electronics Weekly. Sept 16, 2015, Issue 2639, p19, 1 p.
Sensors and Bluetooth technology
Panasonic Automotive Industrial Systems is selling an evaluation kit for its Grid-Eye infrared array sensor, which incorporates a Bluetooth Smart module and a microcontroller. The kit is intended for prototyping [...]
Electronics Weekly. Sept 9, 2015, Issue 2638, p18, 1 p.
Linux (Operating system) and Computer industry
US company Habey has created a modular embedded Linux board which it hopes will be used across the entire product development cycle from evaluation, development and prototyping to finished product. [...]
Electronics Weekly. June 18, 2014, Issue 2592, p18, 1 p.
Synopsys has announced intellectual property (IP) prototyping kits, virtual development kits and customised subsystems to accelerate prototyping, software development and the integration of IP into SoCs. Under the brand 'IP [...]
Electronics Weekly. March 19, 2014, Issue 2581, p19, 1 p.
Atmel's SAMA5D3 prototyping board has Arduino headers. Farnell element14 is offering Atmel's SAMA5D3 Xplained prototyping and evaluation platform for microprocessor-based design. The board, which is based on Atmel's SAMA5D3 ARM [...]
Electronics Weekly. July 9, 2014, Issue 2594, p7, 1 p.
Raspberry Pi is being reinvented as a prototyping board for commercial embedded designs which will eventually be shipped in volume as products. The recently introduced Raspberry Pi Compute Module is [...]
The article discusses the methods to simplify the design and prototyping for large gate-count application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs). Topics discussed include prototyping by using a field-programmable gate array (FPGA) integrated circuit, challenges regarding the determination of the number and specifications of FPGAs and system memory based challenges. Topics including necessity for the prototype to meet timing requirements and addition of automation to the design are also discussed.
THREE-dimensional printing, SERVICE centers, CONDUCTING polymers, INTEGRATED circuits, and ORGANIC conductors
Accucode 3D is to offer 3D printing of electronics for prototyping and low volume manufacture from locations in Colorado and Texas, writes Steve Bush. This is claimed to be the world's first service bureau for 3D printing of electronics, by Isreal-based Nano Dimension, which has provided the two DragonFly printers that Accucode will be using. Accucode 3D parent company Accucode also has a centre in Ireland, but without a DragonFly printer. [Extracted from the article]
Electronics Weekly; 2/28/2018, Issue 2722, p11-11, 2/3p, 1 Color Photograph
FIELD programmable gate arrays -- Evaluation, RAPID prototyping, and EQUIPMENT & supplies
The article offers information on the ZU11EG, ZU17EG and ZU19EG modules as part of the Zynq UltraScale+ field-programmable gate array (FPGA) prototyping boards from Germany-based firm Pro Design Electronic GmbH.
Electronics Weekly; 5/15/2019, Issue 2748, p20-21, 2p, 3 Color Photographs
SINGLE-board computers, COMPUTER programming, PRINTED circuits, COMPUTER software, and COMPUTERS
The article discusses the expanding role of prototyping platforms and development boards in professional design. Topics discussed include the Arduino and BeagleBone platforms; the single-board computer (SBC) Raspberry Pi as a tool for students to learn programming; and how SBCs are being used as development platforms in prototyping and professional design.
Electronics Weekly; 10/2/2019, Issue 2756, p12-12, 1/3p, 1 Color Photograph
BROADBAND antennas, SHIPPING containers, SIM cards, and AIR pressure
Thingy:91 is a cellular and GNSS IoT prototyping platform with world-wide coverage across 700MHz to 2,200MHz, created by Nordic Semiconductor and Fractus Antennas. The broadband antenna is Fractus' Trio mXtend chip antenna with three ports, allowing the connection of three independent radios - cellular, GNSS and Bluetooth for example. [Extracted from the article]
Electronics Weekly; 3/14/2018, Issue 2723, p25-25, 1p, 1 Color Photograph
MANUFACTURING industry management, DEFENSE industries, TIME pressure, CONTRACTING out, ORIGINAL equipment manufacturers, and RAPID prototyping
The article focuses on the financial and time pressures contributing to the challenges in the defence manufacturing sector. Topics include how companies look for partners which will help in adding value, reducing overhead, and speeding up to market their products, the implication of the introduction of 3D modelling and rapid prototyping, and the importance of the same values and qualities of partner and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) to achieve outsourced manufacturing model.
The article presents information on the techniques of using simulation and connect-and-go applications boards for providing rapid RF prototyping with minimum risk. It is stated that clients want fast delivery of prototype products, and at low cost and low risk. The use of connect-and-go application boards allows a high degree of functionality to be realized in a short time. By complementing this approach with simulation, lower risk higher performance systems can be developed.
THREE-dimensional printing, RAPID prototyping, ELECTRONICS engineers, BIOPRINTING, and STEREOLITHOGRAPHY
The article discusses the advantages of using three-dimensional (3D) printing in prototyping designs and building samples. Topics covered include how electronics engineers can benefit in 3D printing, the different categories of layer-by-layer techniques used in 3D printing and additive manufacture, and information relating to the cost of objects created using 3D printing. It also discusses other applications of 3D printing.
The article presents information on rapid prototyping, and a seminar on it to be held on April 8, 2009. Rapid prototyping refers to the group of technologies that develop three-dimensional physical models using materials including paper, polymers and resins. Some of prototyping technologies are CADCAM milling, laser cutting, and vacuum casting for rapid tooling projects. The seminar will be held at the University of Strathclyde, in Glasgow, Scotland.