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Code configuration plug-in for 16-bit PIC development, free from Microchip

The MPLAB Code Configurator for Microchip Technology’s MPLAB X IDE speeds and simplifies development of firmware on 8- and 16-bit PIC micrcontrollers. Microchip says that you can more easily develop device initialisation and implement peripheral drivers.

Power Management

Low resistance power FETs in smaller packages

TI's NexFET n-channel power MOSFETs claim the lowest-available on-resistance, for 25-V and 30-V devices in 5 x 6 mm QFN packages

T&M and sensors

Mass flow sensors make gas boilers more efficient

Energy efficiency is a pivotal issue for many users today. With a series of new mass flow sensors, Sensirion helps developers of gas-operated boilers to better control their energy consumption.