Embedded Bluetooth Modules for the Internet of Things


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


Small, Sixth-Generation Silicon TV Tuners


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


New AFEs for Single-Phase Smart Meters & Power Monitoring


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


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


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


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