New Frequency-Programmable, Narrow-Band Transmitter

Source: Lemos International

Leading RF module designer and manufacturer Lemos International/Radiometrix recently launched a new range of flexible, frequency-programmable, RF power adjustable radios. The new NTX2B Transmitter offers industry-leading true Narrow-Band FM performance. It is available on user/factory-programmable custom frequencies between 425 and 470 MHz. … Continue reading

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Consumer Interest in Wearables Increases

Source: Futuresource

New consumer research from Futuresource Consulting highlights a significant increase in consumers’ intentions to purchase wearable devices. Interviewing more than 8,000 people in May and and October in the US, the UK, France, and Germany, the study saw interest in … Continue reading

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APEI Builds First Multiphysics Simulation App with the Application Builder

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Application Builder was released in October 2014 and is now available with COMSOL Multiphysics software version 5.0. The Application Builder allows COMSOL software users to build an intuitive interface to run any COMSOL model. COMSOL Multiphysics users are already building applications and … Continue reading

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Liquid Flow Sensor Wins Innovation Prize

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Sensirion recently won the DeviceMed OEM-Components innovation prize at the Compamed 2014 exhibition. The disposable liquid flow sensor LD20-2000T for medical devices features an integrated thermal sensor element in a microchip. The pinhead-sized device is based on Sensirion’s CMOSens technology. The … Continue reading

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PIC32MX1/2/5 Microcontrollers for Embedded Control & More

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Microchip Technology’s new PIC32MX1/2/5 series enables a wide variety of applications, ranging from digital audio to general-purpose embedded control. The microcontroller series offers a robust peripheral set for a wide range of cost-sensitive applications that require complex code and higher feature integration. The … Continue reading

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New Fully Differential Amplifiers (FDAs)

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Texas Instruments has announced two new fully differential amplifiers (FDAs) intended to improve performance in radar and test and measurement equipment and wireless base stations. The LMH3401 and LMH5401 FDAs provide DC-coupled applications with high-quality AC performance to improve system capabilities. They offer a … Continue reading

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STMicro Reduces Time to Development with Open.MEMS Licensing

STMicroelectronics recently announced the launch of the Open.MEMS licensing program. Its purpose is to encourage broad use of its MEMS and sensors among open-community developers. Open.MEMS licensees can access free drivers, middleware, and application software, beginning with “sensor fusion for 3-axis … Continue reading

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Polymer Capacitors for Industrial Applications

KEMET Corporation Auto Polymer

KEMET introduced new automotive-grade polymer capacitors at Electronica 2014. The T591 high-performance automotive-grade polymer tantalum series delivers stability and endurance under harsh humidity and temperature conditions. It is available in capacitances up to 220 µF and rated up to 10 V, … Continue reading

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24-Bit Sigma Delta A/D Converter

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Analog Devices recently announced a 24-bit sigma-delta A/D converter with a fast and flexible output data rate for high-precision instrumentation and process control applications The AD7175-2 converter delivers 24 noise-free bits at 20 SPS and 17.2 noise-free bits at 250 … Continue reading

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Cypress Enters Bluetooth Low Energy Market

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Cypress Semiconductor announced at Electronica 2014 two integrated, single-chip Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) solutions for low-power, sensor-based Internet of Things (IoT) systems: the PSoC 4 and PRoC. According to Cypress, the PSoC 4 BLE delivers “unprecedented ease-of-use and integration in … Continue reading

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Embedded Bluetooth Modules for the Internet of Things

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ASIX Electronics Corp. has launched five AXB series embedded Bluetooth modules, the AXB031/AXB033 for Internet of Things applications and the AXB051/AXB052/AXB081 for wireless audio applications. You can connect the AXB modules to any MCU with UART interface, or you can … Continue reading

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Small, Sixth-Generation Silicon TV Tuners

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Silicon Labs recently launched the sixth generation of its high-performance TV tuner ICs. The Si2151 and Si2141 TV tuners are intended for the global hybrid TV and digital TV markets. Both support digital and analog video broadcasts, and they comply … Continue reading

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New AFEs for Single-Phase Smart Meters & Power Monitoring

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Microchip Technology has announced the completion of its MCP391X energy-measurement Analog Front End (AFE) family.  The MCP3919 and MCP3912 integrate three and four channels of 24-bit, delta-sigma ADC, respectively. They have an accuracy of 93.5 dB SINAD, –107-dB THD, and … Continue reading

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Automatic 3-D Data Conversion and 3D-MID Prototyping

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Beta LAYOUT recently announced it is introducing 3D-MID prototypes. Molded Interconnect Device (MID) is the production of moldings with integrated conductive structures. “In mass production, these moldings are manufactured using injection molding techniques, for prototyping purposes this method is not … Continue reading

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COMSOL Multiphysics 5.0 and the Application Builder

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COMSOL recently announced the availability of Multiphysics 5.0 and Application Builder, with which “the power and accuracy of COMSOL Multiphysics is now accessible to everyone through the use of applications.” According to COMSOL, Version 5.0 includes severral numerous enhancements to … Continue reading

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