High-Bandwidth Oscilloscope Probe


Keysight Technologies recently announced a new high-bandwidth, low-noise oscilloscope probe, the N7020A, for making power integrity measurements to characterize DC power rails. The probe’s specs include: low noise large ± 24-V offset range 50 kΩ DC input impedance 2-GHz bandwidth for … Continue reading


New M2M Wi-Fi Module


Lantronix’s xPico Wi-Fi SMT embedded device server is a “certified, compact Wi-Fi surface-mount module which enables quick and easy serial-to-Wi-Fi connectivity.” The module is intended for engineers interested in creating innovative Internet of Things (IoT) applications and solutions, especially designs that need … Continue reading


Dev Platform with 2-D Multi-Touch and 3-D Gestures


Microchip Technology recently announced the availability of the 3DTouchPad, which it describes as “a PC peripheral and world’s first Development Platform for 2D multi-touch and 3D gestures.” The 3DTouchPad adds free space gesture recognition to projected-capacitive multi-touch.  Basically, it provides … Continue reading


Ultra-Low-Power 10-Bit Hall Encoder

iC-Haus TW11 encoder

iC-Haus’s iC-TW11 is an ultra-low-power, single-chip Hall encoder that enables energy-saving 10-bit angle detection. As a result, it is a good solution for battery-buffered applications. The encoder’s sampling rate of 10 Hz yields an average current consumption of typically 3 µA. In … Continue reading


Linear Battery Charger with Multi-Chemistry Operation


Linear Technology Corp. recently introduced the LTC4079, which is a 60-V, constant-current/constant-voltage, 250-mA multi-chemistry battery charger. According to Linear, its “low quiescent current linear topology offers a simple inductorless design and accepts a wide 2.7 V to 60 V input … Continue reading