Kit Close-Up

Hands-on look at development kits and hardware platforms
Test & Measurement

Many Magnetic Arms Simplify Hands-Free PCB Probing

March 5, 2024
Editor Bill Wong takes a hands-on look at Sensepeek’s PCBite kit.
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Checking Out the NXP Hovergames NavQ Plus

Nov. 30, 2023
The NavQ Plus is a system-on-module (SOM) that's built around a NXP’s i.MX 8M Plus system-on-chip (SoC).
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Electronic Fuse Uses SiC MOSFETs to Prevent High Currents

June 12, 2023
The new e-fuse from Microchip Technology suits virtually any high-voltage power-distribution system.
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Machine Learning

A Look at the Kria Robotics Starter Kit

May 15, 2023
Electronic Design Editor Bill Wong examines the MPSoC solution for robots using a time-sensitive-networking example.
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A Close-Up Look at the OAK-D Pro 3D Camera

April 27, 2023
Editor Bill Wong checks out one of Luxonis' 3D imaging systems.

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Starting Up a 12-V Motor-Control Kit

Feb. 8, 2023
Editor Bill Wong examines Infineon's MOTIX kit that leverages a TLE9879 microcontroller.
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Tiny AI Cube Recognizes Audio Commands and Camera Images

Oct. 11, 2022
Maxim's AI Cube packs in dual MAX78000 AI accelerators into this miniature reference design kit.
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Brushless Motor-Driver Eval Board Empowers Advanced Product Designs

Aug. 19, 2022
The STEVAL-SPIN3204 three-phase brushless dc motor driver board is based on the STSPIN32F0B three-phase BLDC controller with triple half-bridge gate driver, single-shunt-resistor...
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General-Purpose Microprocessor Eases Applications Development

May 10, 2022
The STM32MP157x-EV1 evaluation board from STMicroelectronics helps designers explore the STM32MP1 microprocessor series, a general-purpose microprocessor portfolio enabling easy...

Putting a Class D Audio Amplifier Through Its Paces

May 2, 2022
Editor Bill Wong takes a look at Diodes' 12-W PAM8965 audio-amplifier evaluation module.
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Examining the Jetson AGX Orin Development Kit

April 18, 2022
Editor Bill Wong checks out the development kit built around NVIDIA's Jetson AGX Orin module.
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Checking Out RISC-V on the PolarFire Icicle Dev Kit

April 4, 2022
Editor Bill Wong takes a look at Microchip's FPGA system-on-chip with five RISC-V cores.
Test & Measurement

A 1935 Weston Selective Analyzer

March 16, 2022
In honor of Electronic Design's 70th Anniversary, here's a look at an old Selective Analyzer (Model 665 Mark 1) from the Weston Electrical Instrument Company from 1935.
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Audio Development Kit Brings Wake-Word Support to Raspberry Pi

March 16, 2022
We take a look at Knowles' IA8201 EVM Kit that provides multi-microphone audio support for a Raspberry Pi host.
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The Melexis DVK Magnetic Development Kit and Triax Postion Sensor IC

Jan. 12, 2022
This magnetic development kit (DVK magnetic) provides an easy way to connect Melexis evaluation boards to various magnetic pieces.
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Jan. 11, 2022
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Dialog Semi's SLG47105V HV PAK Four-Output Mixed-signal Matrix Demo Kit

Dec. 18, 2021
We take a close-up look at the demo kit for the SLG47105V HV PAK programmable mixed-signal matrix with four outputs with operating voltage up to 13.2 V and up to 2-A current per...
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Thermal Imaging Using the Seek Mosaic Starter Kit

Dec. 15, 2021
Editor Bill Wong takes a look at Seek Thermal's Mosaic Starter Kit.
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A Pair of Inductor Evaluation Kits

Dec. 3, 2021
These kits are great for working with breadboarded and other hand-built circuit development.
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Coilcraft Power Magnetics Lab Kit

Nov. 22, 2021
In this episode of the Kit Closeup. we take a close look at the Coilcraft Power Magnetics Lab Kit, which provides a great way for student engineers to learn about power-supply...

Kit Close-Up: Lattice Semiconductor's Crosslink-NX Development Kit

Nov. 13, 2021
Editor Bill Wong examines this FPGA development platform, which supports soft core processors like RISC-V.
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TDK's SmartMotion Platform Development Kit for 6-Axis IMU

Oct. 6, 2021
In this episode of the Kit Close-up, we take a look at the DK-42688-P, a comprehensive development platform.
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Menlo Micro's MM5130 DC to 26 GHz High Power RF Switch Eval Kit

Sept. 23, 2021
The MM5130 provides ultra-low insertion loss and excellent linearity as an SP4T from dc to 18 GHz, and greater than 3 billion switching cycles.

Examining Sfera Labs' Iono Pi Max

Sept. 21, 2021
The Iono Pi Max is based on the Raspberry Pi Compute module.
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EPC 400W EPC9146KITA Motor Drive Eval Kit

Aug. 30, 2021
The EPC9146 power board contains three independently controlled half-bridge circuits, featuring the EPC2152 monolithic ePower Stage.
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The Kit Close-up

Aug. 17, 2021
The Kit Close-up is a video show about evaluation boards, development kits, and other devices and tools for the electronic design engineering community.

Power Integrations' PowiGaN Demonstrator

Aug. 13, 2021
In this episode of The Kit Close-up, we take a very close look at the latest gallium-nitride (GaN) power electronics demonstrator from Power Integrations.
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Power Management

TDK-Lambda 16th-brick 750-W Step-Down DC-DC Converter Eval Board

Aug. 2, 2021
In this episode of The Kit Close-up, we unbox and take a hands-on look at TDK-Lambda's 16th-brick 750-W step-down DC-DC converter.
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Dialog Semi SLG46826 GreenPAK Mixed-signal Matrix DevKit Unboxing

July 29, 2021
In this episode of The Kit Close-up, we unbox and look at the development kit for Dialog Semi's SLG46826 GreenPAK Programmable Mixed-signal Matrix chip.