Near-Zero-Power Voice-Activation for Battery-Powered Devices

Vesper Sensory

Vesper, DSP Group and Sensory have demonstrated a turnkey development platform that boasts the lowest overall power consumption for far-field always-listening voice interfaces. The DSP Group also recently unveiled its new DBMD5 audio SoC built to drive clearer human-machine voice … Continue reading






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Transform IoT Audio, Voice, and Video Interactions

NXP-iMX8M-FS

NXP Semiconductors (now part of Qualcomm) recently introduced the new i.MX 8M family of applications processors specifically designed to meet increasing audio and video system requirements for smart home and smart mobility applications such as over-the-top (OTT) set-top boxes, digital … Continue reading






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700-V CoolMOS P7 Family for Flyback-Based, Low-Power SMPS Applications

Infineon CoolMOS_P7

Infineon Technologies recently launched the 700-V CoolMOS P7 family for quasi-resonant flyback topologies. Offering performance advantages over superjunction technologies, the MOSFETs are well suited for mobile device chargers and notebook adapters. They also support fast switching and high power density designs for … Continue reading






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New Radiation-Hardened MOSFETs for Space Applications

Infineon - RAD-hard-MOSFET

IR HiRel (an Infineon Technologies company) recently launched its first radiation-hardened MOSFETs based on the proprietary N-channel R9 technology platform. Offering size, weight, and power improvements over previous technologies, the 100-V, 35-A MOSFETs are ideally suited to mission-critical applications requiring … Continue reading






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New Low-Profile, 450-W DC/DC Converter Module

Ericsson PKB 4413D

Ericsson recently launched a low-profile, 450-W DC/DC converter module, which provides a 12-V output voltage at up to 37.5 A to point-of-load (POL) DC/DC converters. Offered in a five-pin 1/8-brick footprint, the new PKB4413D advanced bus converter has an input range … Continue reading






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LUXEON UV U1 Offers 2× Performance Smallest UV Emitter

Lumileds recently announced the LUXEON UV U1 LED for use in a variety of UV applications, including UV curing, counterfeit detection, analytical instrumentation, inspections and other UVA and Violet (380–420 nm). Featuring the same micro package size as LUXEON Z … Continue reading






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High-Performance Analog Technology A30 for IoT Applications and More

ams AG recently announced the availability of its High Performance Analog Low Noise CMOS process (“A30”). The new A30 technology features performance optimized, isolated 3.3-V devices (NMOSI and PMOSI), isolated 3.3-V low Vt devices (NMOSIL and PMOSIL), an isolated high-voltage … Continue reading






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Cypress Begins Volume Shipments of MCUs Based on eCT Embedded Flash

Cypress Semiconductor Corp. recently started volume shipments of microcontrollers containing its proprietary 40-nm Embedded Charge-Trap (eCT) Flash manufactured at United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC). The shipments are part of a multiple-year collaboration between Cypress and UMC to integrate Cypress’s flash technology … Continue reading






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Arrow Electronics and Conexant Systems Collaborate on Development of Amazon Alexa-Enabled Smart Home Products

Arrow Conexant - kit

Arrow Electronics recently agreed to distribute and source components and provide technical design support for Conexant’s AudioSmart 2-Mic Development Kit for Amazon Alexa Voice Service (AVS). Conexant recently announced a collaboration with Amazon on an AVS-approved AudioSmart 2-Mic Development Kit. Featuring … Continue reading






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16-Bit, 1.5-Msps Per Channel Octal Simultaneous Sampling SAR ADC

Linear LTC2320-16

Linear Technology Corp. recently introduced the LTC2320-16 16-bit, 1.5-Msps per channel, no-latency successive approximation register (SAR) ADC. Featuring eight simultaneously sampling channels supporting a rail-to-rail input common mode range, the LTC2320-16 offers a flexible analog front end that accepts fully … Continue reading






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New Scalable Biometric Sensor Platform for Wearables and the IoT

Valencell and STMicroelectronics recently launched a new development kit for biometric wearables. Featuring STMicro’s compact SensorTile turnkey multi-sensor module and Valencell’s Benchmark biometric sensor system, the platform offers designers a scalable solution for designers building biometric hearables and wearables. The SensorTile IoT module’s specs and features: … Continue reading






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Tracealyzer 3.1 Offers Support for Trace Streaming Over USB

Percepio-Tracealyzer

Percepio AB recently released Tracealyzer 3.1, which is a trace tool that supports RTOS trace using just a standard USB cable. You can increase your development speed by using Tracealyzer for debugging, validation, profiling, documentation, and training.  The trace recorder library … Continue reading






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Mouser Shipping CC1350 SensorTag Development Kit and Antenna Kit

Texas Instr Mouser CC1350

Mouser Electronics how has two new Texas Instruments development kits in stock: the CC1350 SensorTag development kit and the sub-1-GHz and 2.4-GHz antenna kit for LaunchPad and SensorTag. Designed for low-power wide area networks (LPWAN), the CC1350 features dual-band connectivity that … Continue reading






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Smart Home Reference Designs for IoT Device Development

SiliconLabs Ref Design

Silicon Labs recently launched two new wireless occupancy sensor and smart outlet reference designs for the home automation. FCC and UL-precertified, the reference designs comprise hardware, firmware, and software tools that enable you to develop Internet of Things (IoT) systems … Continue reading






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Scalable Wearable Development Kit

OnSemi Wearable Dev Kit

ON Semiconductor recently announced the availability of a new Wearable Development Kit (WDK1.0). The kit comprises the following: a touchscreen display; wired and AirFuel-compatible wireless charging capability; a six-axis motion sensor and temperature sensor; an alarm, timer, and stopwatch; schematics; … Continue reading






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