High-Efficiency Buck-Boost Regulator for Mobile Devices

Intersil ISL9120

Intersil Corp. recently announced the availability of the ISL9120 buck-boost switching regulator, which enables efficient power management of system power supplies and peripherals such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, memory cards, or LCD modules. Its adaptive current limit PFM architecture delivers high … Continue reading






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Multi-Touch Solution Brings Modern UI Elements to Embedded Designs

Microchip MTCH6303

Microchip Technology recently announced a new addition to its Human Interface Solutions portfolio. The MTCH6303 is a turnkey projected-capacitive touch controller for touch pads and screens. Touch sensors with up to 1,000 nodes and diagonals of up to 10” are … Continue reading






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STMicro Introduces STM32F7 MCUs with Advanced ARM Cortex-M7 Core

STMicro_STM32_Volume_Disc_Kit

STMicroelectronics has begun producing microcontrollers with the new ARM Cortex-M7 processor, which is the newest Cortex-M core for advanced consumer, industrial, and Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices. The new STM32F7 microcontrollers combine the Cortex-M7 core with advanced peripherals.  The STM32F7 Discovery Kit includes the … Continue reading






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New High-Speed CMOS DDR2 Synchronous DRAMs

AllianceMemory-DDR2 SDRAM

Alliance Memory recently broadened its line of high-speed CMOS double data rate 2 synchronous DRAMs (DDR2 SDRAM). Its new device featuring high 2-Gb density in a 84-ball 8-mm × 12.5-mm × 1.2-mm FBGA package. The AS4C128M16D2 is available (from a … Continue reading






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High-Resolution Resistive Sensing Signal Conditioner

TI PGA900

Texas Instruments recently introduced the PGA900 high-resolution resistive sensing signal conditioner. The PGA900 enables the fast and precise 24-bit measurement of conditions such as pressure, flow, strain, or liquid levels. Its programmable core enables flexible linearization and temperature compensation for numerous … Continue reading






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New 700-V HVICs Increases System Reliability, Shrink Board Space

Infineon-700V-HVIC

Infineon Technologies recently launched a family of rugged, reliable 700-V High-Voltage ICs (HVICs) optimized for solar, power supply, uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), welding, and industrial drive applications. The 700-V offering enables designers of high-voltage power stages to simplify their designs while … Continue reading






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Video Decoder with MIPI-CSI2 Output Interface Supports Next-Generation SoCs

TW9992-intersil

Intersil Corp. recently introduced the TW9992 analog video decoder, which features an integrated MIPI-CSI2 output interface that provides compatibility with the newest SoC processors. The decoder’s MIPI-CSI2 interface simplifies design by making it easier to interface with SoCs, while also lowering the … Continue reading






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Qseven Module with Quad-core Pentium Processor with 4K Resolution

conga-QA4_congatec

congatec AG recently announced an addition to its Qseven family. The conga-QA4 module includes the new Intel Pentium and Celeron processors based on 14-nm technology and offers increased energy savings and computing power. The optimized Intel Gen8 graphics, with up … Continue reading






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New Home Control & IoT Wi-Fi Module

MSC-H-and-D-WirelessWeb

MSC Technologies, a business group of Avnet Electronics, recently introduced the new WLAN-Module HDG820 for 802.11.b/g/n networks, designed by H&D Wireless AB (Sweden). The solution incorporates a complete IP protocol set running on an internal ARM Cortex core and is … Continue reading






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High-Side Current/Power Sensor

Microchip PAC1921 Eval

Microchip Technology recently introduced the PAC1921, a high-side current sensor with both a digital output, as well as a configurable analog output that can present power, current or voltage over the single output pin. Simultaneously, all power related output values … Continue reading






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Precision Set & Readback PMBus-Compatible µModule Regulator

Linear 4675

Linear Technology recently announced the LTM4675 dual 9-A or single 18-A, µModule (micromodule) step-down DC/DC regulator with PMBus serial digital interface. It comes in a 11.9 mm × 16 mm × 3.51 mm BGA package. The I²C-based interface enables you to manage a … Continue reading






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High-Speed, Conditioned Measurements with Channel-to-Channel Isolation

MCC-SC-1608-Series

Measurement Computing Corp. recently announced the release of the SC-1608 Series of USB and Ethernet data acquisition devices. The series features analog signal conditioning that enables you to measure voltage, thermocouple, RTD, strain, frequency, and current. Isolated analog output and … Continue reading






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SimpleLink Simplifies IoT Prototyping

TI Simplelink

Texas Instruments recently introduced the next-generation SimpleLink SensorTag development kit, which enables the fast integration of sensor data with wireless cloud connectivity. Features of the new SensorTags include: Flexible development with wireless connectivity options including Bluetooth low energy, 6LoWPAN and ZigBee … Continue reading






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IAR Systems Celebrates 10,000 Supported Devices

IARSystems1000

IAR Systems is proud to announce that its complete C/C++ development toolchain IAR Embedded Workbench now supports more than 10,000 devices, from all major microprocessor vendors. This unparalleled wide support puts IAR Embedded Workbench in a class of its own, … Continue reading






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Compact 20-A Power Module

EX042_XR79120

Exar Corp. recently announced the XR79120, a 20-A single output, synchronous step-down power module in a compact, 12 mm x 14 mm x 4 mm footprint. Even though it’s small, the XR79120 offers more than 93% peak efficiency and leverages … Continue reading






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