Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation announced
it is now stocking NXP'sLPC11C00
series, starting with the LPC11C14, a Controller Area Network (CAN)
2.0B-compliant controller for industrial and embedded networking applications.
CAN has long been considered one of the best choices for robust, real-time
communication, the price has been prohibitive for low-cost embedded
applications. With the introduction of the LPC11C00 series, NXP now provides a
new low-cost entry point and total CAN solution that reduces product
development risk, lowers total system cost, and speeds time to market for
high-performance embedded designs. Additionally, by incorporating CAN and
CANopen drivers in on-chip ROM, the LPC11C00 series provides design engineers
with easy-to-use API commands to the CANopen protocol, enabling rapid
integration into CAN-based networks.
A new white paper by the Association for Advancing Automation says that increases in industrial robot shipments correlates positively with increases in US job growth based on Bureau of Labor statistics. The result could be new types of manufacturing and engineering jobs.
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