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Microchip: Long Live the 8-Bit

Microchip has been very acquisition-hungry as of late, recently purchasing Atmel among many others.  While their product line expands, the most noticeable might be the merging of the two largest 8-bit microcontroller providers.  The PIC Micro and the AVR are now owned by Microchip and both have a stronghold in the industry and in the maker community.  The most…

TE Connectivity

A group of us just had a working lunch with Arrow Electronics and TE Connectivity. TE is one of those companies some people in the industry may not have heard of, but they know of their subsidiaries: Tyco Electronics, AMP, Corcom, etc. Their breadth and depth of product is quite impressive: antennas, connectors, EMI filters,…

SmartMesh IP Cape Device Tree

Infinetix has designed a SmartMesh IP™ Gateway system utilizing a BeagleBone Black (BBB) single board computer and a custom designed add-on board (known as a cape in BeagleBone nomenclature) built around the Linear Technology’s SmartMesh IP™ technology In the BeagleBone Black ecosystem, each cape needs a means to determine pin definition and usage. This is…

Thoughts on IDTechEx:

I had the wonderful opportunity to attend IDTechEx in Santa Clara CA, November 18-21, 2014, and explore the tradeshow. This was an interesting event, in that it encompassed several different technology groups, The Internet of Things (IoT), Energy Harvesting & Storage, 3D Printing, Wearable Technology, Supercapacitors, Printed Electronics and Emerging Materials. As an engineer, I…