MicroCrystal RV-8803 – A Really Accurate RTC June 17, 2019- RTC chips traditionally were the domain of Maxim and NXP. Switzerland-based MicroCrystal recently made quite a buzz with its RV-8803, which offers simple integration, an I2C interface and extreme accuracy. Let us start out by looking at a system overview. Figure one shows how this I2C RTC is made up internally – interested observers note […] Analog Devices’ LTM2887 – If a Digital Bus Needs Galvanic Isolation June 15, 2019- In theory, digital buses are intended to connect things to one another. Sadly, one sometimes wants but a logical connection – in many cases, galvanic isolation helps out. Should you ever feel like isolating very fast buses, definitely give the LTM2887 a chance. From a technical point of view, Linear Technologies attempt at entering the […] AVAGO APDS-9008 or APDS-9005-020 – Keeping an Eye on Ambient Light June 14, 2019- Recent times saw quite a bit of interest for part numbers such as the APDS-9008 or APDS-9005-020 – they are a very interesting type of ambient light sensor. One of the oldest questions in regards to light sensors involves their spectral sensitivity. If a part is to output but one voltage level, the conversion between […] STMicroelectronics’ LIS2DH12 – Low Power Motion Sensing June 12, 2019- Apple’s iPhone introduced gyroscopic sensors to a wider range – before that, accelerometers were not commonly found in consumer hardware. STM sells excellent parts which, however, get little media attention – time to take a look at the LIS2DH12. Integrating the part into your circuit as an MPU6500 alternative or MPU9500 alternative is not difficult. […] Panasonic AMG8833 – FLIR for cheap June 7, 2019- FLIR made infrared thermal sensors cool – sadly, their parts are all but cheap (and suffer from export control problems). Panasonic’s Grid-EYE family is a low-resolution alternative which comes at significantly lower cost. From a technical point of view, Panasonic’s image sensor could not be simpler. We are looking at an 8×8 sensor with an […] DipTronics DTS-62R-V – Small Switch, Very Big (and Very Cheap) June 5, 2019- When yours truly was but a lowly cadet, various US manufacturers produced (pricey but quite reliable) switches. Chinese vendors recently started to catch up – seeing the DTS-62R-V top our customer interest list shows that the run stage of the crawl-walk-run cycle is reached. DipTronics has been around the Asian switch market for ages, exhibiting […]
NXP i.MX 8M family of applications processors
Outstanding audio, voice and video processing
The i.MX 8M family of applications processors based on Arm® Cortex®-A53 and Cortex-M4 cores provide industry-leading audio, voice and video processing for applications that scale from consumer home audio to industrial building automation and mobile computers.
• High-Performance: 4x Cortex-A53 up to 1.5 GHz & Cortex-M4 @ 266MHz
• Video quality with full 4K UltraHD resolution and HDR(Dolby Vision, HDR10, and HLG)
• Audio pro fidelity with more than 20 audio channels each 32-bit @ 384kHz
• 3D Graphics Acceleration
• Optimized for fanless operation, low thermal system cost,and long battery life
• Flexible high speed memory options: DDR4, LPDDR4 and DDR3L up to 3200 MTS
• The newest high-speed interfaces for flexible connectivity: USB 3.0, Gb Ethernet and PCIe 2.0
• The newest high-speed interfaces for flexible connectivity: USB 3.0, Gb Ethernet and PCIe 2.0.Fully supported by NXP’s 10 and 15-years Longevity Program
Evaluation Kit for MCIMX8M i.MX 8M Processor
The NXP i.MX 8MQuad Evaluation Kit (EVK) provides a platform for rapid evaluation of the i.MX 8MQuad, i.MX 8MDual and i.MX 8QuadLite Applications Processors.