Dev Platform with 2-D Multi-Touch and 3-D Gestures

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Microchip Technology recently announced the availability of the 3DTouchPad, which it describes as “a PC peripheral and world’s first Development Platform for 2D multi-touch and 3D gestures.” The 3DTouchPad adds free space gesture recognition to projected-capacitive multi-touch.  Basically, it provides … Continue reading

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Ultra-Low-Power 10-Bit Hall Encoder

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iC-Haus’s iC-TW11 is an ultra-low-power, single-chip Hall encoder that enables energy-saving 10-bit angle detection. As a result, it is a good solution for battery-buffered applications. The encoder’s sampling rate of 10 Hz yields an average current consumption of typically 3 µA. In … Continue reading

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Linear Battery Charger with Multi-Chemistry Operation

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Linear Technology Corp. recently introduced the LTC4079, which is a 60-V, constant-current/constant-voltage, 250-mA multi-chemistry battery charger. According to Linear, its “low quiescent current linear topology offers a simple inductorless design and accepts a wide 2.7 V to 60 V input … Continue reading

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2014 SoC Conference Early Bird Registration Now Open

Early Bird Registration is now open for the 12th International System on a Chip (SoC) Conference, which will take place at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) from October 22–23, 2014. Early Bird Registration ends October 10, 2014. The conference will include technical presentations, exhibits, … Continue reading

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Encapsulated 60-Watt AC-DC Power Supplies

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XP Power recently announced the ECE60 series of single-output encapsulated 60-W AC-DC power supplies. The ECE60—which is available in either PCB mount, chassis mounted with screw terminals, or in a DIN rail mount configuration—is intended for applications requiring a slim profile, … Continue reading

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