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A reel of ADuM4160 ICs has arrived

A reel of ADuM4160s

A reel of ADuM4160s


I’m pleased to announce that the long wait is finally over – I’m now in possession of a reel (this is 1000 pcs!) of ADuM4160 – the core chip of USB Isolator. I will be shipping back orders today and tomorrow – if you have ordered any of USB Isolator products from me in February, March, or April, and will not have gotten shipping notification by Monday, please contact me.

USB Isolators are back in stock. By popular demand, I also started selling ADuM4160 in single quantities – look in components section of the store.

On a side note, I received an e-mail from a company in Denmark offering ADuM4160-based USB Isolators in “complete” form – sporting a nice looking case and bus-powered supply for the peripheral side. I bought one yesterday to take a look. I’m going to write a review and, if I like it, start reselling it.

Oleg.

Sparkfun 2010 Autonomous Vehicle Competition

Despite less than perfect weather, this year’s AVC was a remarkable event. On land as well as in the air, several vehicles were able to finish 100% of the track. In addition, certain airplanes demonstrated autonomous takeoff and landing. The official event page and Twitter trend contain much information about the event; I just wanted to share several pictures that I’ve made while spectating. Enjoy,

Oleg.

Team Tobor, 1st on land

Team Tobor, 1st on land


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MAX3421E has arrived.

MAX3421E on a tray

MAX3421E on a tray


I just took delivery on a batch of MAX3421Es from Maxim. They are available for sale in the store for $8.00.

The MAX3421E makes the vast collection of USB peripherals available to any microprocessor, ASIC, or DSP when it operates as a USB host. For point-to-point solutions, for example, a USB keyboard or mouse interfaced to an embedded system, the firmware that operates the MAX3421E can be simple since only a targeted device is supported.

This controller is supported by open source firmware that I’m developing for 8-bit microcontrollers, including PIC18s and Arduino.

First batch of MAX3421E breakout boards has arrived.

MAX3421E breakout boards

MAX3421E breakout boards


First batch of MAX3421E arrived today, three days ahead of schedule, from PCBcart. The quality is good. It’s now for sale in my store, price $8.50.

In a week, I will be selling main Maxim parts for this board, as well as less exotic components, such as 12MHz quartz crystals and USB A connectors. If you want to get notified when it happens, send me an e-mail. In the mean time, you can try to go sample route :-) , Maxim is known to be generous, at least to US residents.

[Update] I now have MAX3421Es for sale, price $8.00.