New PSoC 4 L-Series

Cypress PSOC 4 L

Cypress Semiconductor Corp. recently introduced the PSoC 4 L-Series, which is an integrated single-chip solution with a 32-bit ARM-Cortex-M0 core. It features 256-KB flash memory, 98 general-purpose I/Os, 33 programmable analog and digital blocks, a USB device controller, and a control area network … Continue reading






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New IC for Real-Time Power Monitoring of Multiple Loads

Microchip MCP39F511N

Microchip Technology recently expanded its power-monitoring IC portfolio with the addition of the MCP39F511N, which provides standard power calculations and event monitoring of two electrical loads. It includes three ADCs for voltage and two current load measurements, a 16-bit calculation engine, EEPROM, … Continue reading






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High-Side N-Channel FET Driver

TexInst bq76200

Texas Instruments recently introduced the a single-chip, 100-V, high-side FET driver for high-power lithium-ion battery applications. Offering advanced power protection and control, the bq76200 high-voltage solution drives high-side N-channel charge and discharge FETs in batteries commonly used in energy storage systems … Continue reading






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Hands-On Test Instrument Workshop Tour

Keysight recently announced it is running hands-on, test instrument workshop for design and test engineers.The workshop series (February 2–June 24) will be held in the United States and Canada. The workshop is intended to focus on top test challenges with seminars … Continue reading






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Microchip to Acquire Atmel for Around $3.6 Billion

Microchip Technology recently announced it signed a deal to purchase Atmel for around $3.6 billion. According to a January 19 report in the New York Times, Atmel terminated its earlier merger agreement Dialog Semiconductor and paid a termination fee of … Continue reading






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Cypress Expands Portfolio with New Traveo Automotive Microcontroller Series

Cypress Traveo

Cypress Semiconductor Corp. recently expanded of its automotive portfolio with the first series of its Traveo microcontroller family. The series features up to 4 MB of high-density embedded flash, stepper motor control, TFT display control, advanced sound output capabilities, and … Continue reading






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Two New Flexible Antennas for Positioning Applications

Antennova Asper 2

Antenova Ltd recently added two new positioning antennas—Bentoni and Asper—to its suite of flexible FPC antennas. Intended for use in portable devices, trackers, and wearables, the Bentoni positioning antenna is designed for all the global public satellite constellations: GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, and GALILEO. A dual … Continue reading






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New DACs with 140-dB Dynamic Range

ESS ES90

ESS Technology announced its new flagship ES9038PRO SABRE DAC at CES 2016, generating immediate attention from audio manufacturers looking to raise the standard on new generation high-resolution audio products. The new ESS PRO SABRE 32-bit, 8-channel DAC chip goes the … Continue reading






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SEGGER Announces Embedded Studio PRO Development Platform

Segger ses-pro-500x

SEGGER recently released Embedded Studio PRO, which is an advanced platform that combines the company’s user-friendly Embedded Studio development environment, along with a selection of its key embedded software components, an industry-leading J-Link PLUS debug probe, plus an emPower evaluation … Continue reading






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Next-Gen Optical Sensors Enhance UV Protection & Gesture Recognition

SiliconLabs Si1153

Silicon Labs’s new optical sensors are intended to protect consumers from ultraviolet (UV) radiation and enable you to develop touchless user interfaces. The Si1133 optical sensor provides a cost-effective solution for adding highly accurate UV index measurement capabilities to a variety of products … Continue reading






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OPTIGA Trusted Platform Modules Enhance Security for Connected Devices

Infineon-OPTIGA

Microsoft currently uses Infineon Technologies OPTIGA Trusted Platform Modules (TPMs) in its newest personal computing devices, including the Surface Pro 4 tablet and the Surface Book. The dedicated security chips store sensitive data, including keys, certificates, and passwords and keeps them separated from … Continue reading






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New Ecosystem to Accompany 8-bit FT51A MCUs

FTDI Chip recently announced an array of board level products to support its FT51A microcontroller. It executes an 8051 feature set that can operate at 48 MHz. In addition, it features a variety of interfaces, including USB client, UART, SPI, I2C, 245 … Continue reading






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Hexoskin Smart Shirt Integreates Cypress EZ-BLE PRoC Module

Cypress EZ-BLE PRoC Module

Hexoskin recently chose Cypress Semiconductor’s Bluetooth Smart-based EZ-BLE PRoC module for use in its Hexoskin Smart biometric-tracking shirts. Hexoskin Smart shirts feature sensors that track cardiac, respiratory, and activity data. The EZ-BLE PRoC module collects this data and pushes it to a … Continue reading






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New High-Performance Stepper Motor Drivers

Texas Instruments launched three new devices for 24-V stepper motors. Two devices offer TI’s AutoTune technology to eliminate stepper motor tuning and two integrate current sensing to support differentiated 3-D printers, robotics, factory automation equipment, and other applications. AutoTune technology on … Continue reading






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USB 3.1 Gen 2 Protocol Trigger and Decode Software

Keysight 8821

Keysight Technologies’s new oscilloscope-based USB 3.1 Gen 2 10-Gbps protocol decode software features real-time triggering and protocol decode performance. Intended to help you verify and debug devices that implement the 128b/132b encoding technology, the Keysight N8821A USB 3.1 protocol trigger and … Continue reading






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