New Tricolor E-Paper Displays


Pervasive Displays recently launched the first two products in its Spectra family of three-pigment black, white and red e-paper displays (EPDs). Intended for a wide variety of applications (e.g., electronic shelf labels and smart cards), the thin Spectra EPD is an active … Continue reading


New “Easy Integration” Antenna for Small Devices

Antenova Inca

Antenova recently added the Inca (part no SRFI028) antenna to its flexiiANT FPC family. Designed for small devices in the 433-MHz ISM band, the compact (101 mm × 20 mm × 0.15 mm), lightweight (0.5 g) antenna is well-suited for small … Continue reading


Premier Farnell Acquired by Avnet

Avnet has reported that it recently completed its acquisition of Premier Farnell.  Premier Farnell is a Leeds, UK-based global distributor of electronic components that has a community of over 430,000 members in 36 countries. Source: Avnet 


802.11ax Wi-Fi Solution

Quantenna Communications recently introduced the QSR10G-AX Access Point, which supports the latest 802.11ax Draft 1.0 specification. Based on Quantenna’s QSR10G Wave 3 Wi-Fi platform, the QSR10G-AX supports 12 streams—eight streams in the 5-GHz band and four streams in the 2.4-GHz band. In addition, … Continue reading


Newly Ratified IEEE 802.3bz Standard Allows 5-Gb Ethernet of Existing Infrastructures

The Ethernet Alliance, the global consortium dedicated to the advancement of Ethernet technologies, hailed the ratification of the IEEE 802.3bz standard, allowing an upgrade path for existing infrastructures, considering the more than 70 billion meters of Cat5e/Cat6 cabling installed worldwide. … Continue reading


Ultra-Low Noise, Ultra-High PSRR Low-Dropout Voltage Linear Regulator

LT3045 Linear

Linear Technology Corp. recently announced the LT3045 an ultra-low noise, ultra-high power supply ripple rejection (PSRR) low-dropout voltage linear regulator. It’s a higher output current version of its 200-mA LT3042 ultra-low noise LDO. The LT3045’s features, benefits, and specs: Ultra-low … Continue reading


Pocket IO PLC Development Platform for Industry 4.0 Applications

Maxim pocket-io

Maxim Integrated recently announced a new platform provides Industry 4.0 developers with real-time intelligence, adaptive manufacturing, and distributed control. Its Pocket IO programmable logic controller (PLC) development platform enables you to achieve the smallest form factor and highest power efficiency for innovative … Continue reading


Fully Integrated DDR Memory Power Solution

TPS54116-Q1 Press Photo

Texas Instruments recently launched a fully integrated power management solution for double date rate DDR2, DDR3, and DDR3L memory subsystems. Intended for use in automotive (e.g., infotainment and driver assistance systems) and industrial (e.g., measurement and automation) applications, the TPS54116-Q1 … Continue reading


Silicon Labs Acquires Micrium

Silicon Labs recently announced its acquisition of of Micrium, an RTOS software supplier. The strategic acquisition it intended to strengthen Silicon Labs’s position in the IoT market. The following statement from Daniel Cooley, Senior Vice President and General Manager of … Continue reading


RMS Power Detector Offers High Accuracy Measurement

Linear LTC5596

Linear Technology recently introduced the LTC5596, which is a high-frequency, wideband RMS power detector that provides accurate power measurement of RF and microwave signals independent of modulation and waveforms. It responds in an easy-to-use log-linear 29 mV/dB scale to signal … Continue reading


SuperFET III Family of 650-V N-channel MOSFETs

Fairchild Semiconductor recently introduced the SuperFET III family of 650-V N-channel MOSFETs, which are well suited for telecom equipment, electric vehicle (EV) chargers, solar products, and more. The SuperFET III MOSFET family combines reliability, low EMI, high efficiency, and superior … Continue reading


40-VIN, 2.1-A Rail-to-Rail LDO+ Available in High-Temperature, 150°C H-Grade in TSSOP Package

LTC3086 image

Linear Technology Corp. recently unveiled a new higher temperature “H-grade” version of the LT3086 in the TSSOP package. The 40-V, 2.1-A low dropout linear regulator (LDO) includes current monitoring with externally settable current limit and temperature monitoring with external control of … Continue reading


Isolated FET Driver for Industrial Relay Replacement Applications

Si875x Silicon Labs

Silicon Labs recently introduced a new CMOS-based isolated field effect transistor (FET) driver family for industrial and automotive applications. The family enables you to use your preferred application-specific, high-volume FETs to replace old electromechanical relays (EMRs) and optocoupler-based, solid-state relays … Continue reading


ON Semiconductor Acquires Fairchild Semiconductor

ON Semiconductor recently acquired Fairchild Semiconductor for $2.4 billion. Fairchild develops semiconductor solutions for mobile and power designs. “The acquisition of Fairchild is a transformative step in our quest to become the premier supplier of power management and analog semiconductor solutions … Continue reading


Ultra-Compact Bluetooth 4.2 + NFC Module

Rigado’s new BMD-350 Bluetooth 4.2 + NFC module is intended for use in Internet of Things (IoT) applications. With  8.6 × 6.4 × 1.5 mm footprint and based on the Nordic Semiconductors nRF52 series SoC, the BMD-350 gives IoT innovators … Continue reading