WillowTree Apps Named Microchip Design Partner

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Microchip Technology recently announced its first App Developer Specialist—WillowTree Apps—the latest company to join its Design Partner Network. WillowTree is an iOS, Android, and Mobile Web app developer that enables Microchip’s customers to focus on Internet of Things (IoT) designs. … Continue reading

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Small High-Current Power Modules

  Exar Corp. recently announced the 10-A XR79110 and 15-A XR79115 single-output, synchronous step-down power modules. The modules will be available in mid-November in RoHS-compliant, green/halogen-free, QFN packages. In a product release, Exar noted that “both devices provide easy to use, … Continue reading

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Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Module Featuring smartBASIC

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Laird Technologies recently announced the BL620 Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) module, which is the newest edition to its BL600 series. Although it uses the BL600 hardware, the BL620 “has a new firmware load supporting Central mode connectivity,” Laird noted in … Continue reading

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Single-Board, Arduino Uno Shield-Compatible Dev Kit

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Nordic Semiconductor’s new Aruduino Uno shield-compatible nRF51 DK development kit supports Bluetooth Smart, ANT, and 2.4-GHz designs. Nordic also announced the availability of its nRF51 Dongle, which is a 16 mm × 28 mm USB dongle for the testing, analysis, and development of Bluetooth … Continue reading

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New Digitally Enhanced Power Analog Controllers

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Microchip Technology recently announced its latest Digitally Enhanced Power Analog (DEPA) controllers—the MCP19118 and MCP19119—which offer analog PWM control for DC-DC synchronous buck converters up to 40 V with the configurability of a digital microcontroller.  Interestingly, the devices bring together 40-V … Continue reading

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