Rad-Tolerant megaAVR MCU for Space Applications

Atmel Corp. is now shipping the ATmegaS128 microcontroller targeting next-generation space applications. Atmel’s first Rad-Tolerant device, ATmegaS128 delivers full wafer lot traceability, a 64-lead  CQFP, space screening, space qualification according to QML and ESCC flow, and total ionizing dose up to … Continue reading


New Software to Obtain Measurement Results without MIPI or Arbitrary Waveform Generator Expertise


Keysight Technologies recently announced introduced a software plug-in for the M8070A system software for M8000 Series BER test solutions. The M8085A MIPI C-PHY receiver test solution is designed for conformance and margin tests. The MIPI C-PHY 1.0 standard supports camera and … Continue reading


New Power Supply Chip Attacks “Vampire Power”

STMicroelectronics recently announced a new power supply chip intended to minimize “vampire power.” Meeting the international specification for zero standby power, the new chip offers an intelligent way of of managing the wake-up function in appliances, industrial, and lighting equipment. STmicro’s new … Continue reading


New RS-232 Transceiver Family with Adjustable Low-Voltage Interface

Exar EX051_XR32220

Exar Corp. recently launched a new family of RS-232 (EIA/TIA-232) transceivers designed to operate from 3- to 5.5-V supplies. The XR32220, XR32430, and XR32431 transceivers include an adjustable low-voltage logic interface that simplifies their use in low- and multi-voltage systems. … Continue reading


Ideallion Taking Pre-Orders for Portable Electronics Lab


Tired for sharing a crowded electronics lab? Now you can take your electronics lab wherever you go with Ideallion’s Portable Electronics Lab (PEEL), which is a complete, battery-operated lab packed with handy instruments such as a power supply, function generator, and oscilloscope. … Continue reading


Precision MOSFETS Automatically Balance Supercaps in Industrial Apps

ALD - ALD8100xx

Advanced Linear Devices (ALD) has launched a family of Supercapacitor Auto Balancing (SAB) Metal Oxide Semiconductor Field Effect Transistors (MOSFETs) intended for industrial applications to regulate and balance leakage currents while minimizing energy used for balancing supercapacitor cells stacked in … Continue reading


Next-Gen Programmable ProSLIC Devices

Silicon Labs ProSLIC

Silicon Labs recently introduced a new family of small subscriber line interface circuits (SLICs) that offer high levels of integration and programmability for the VoIP gateway market. The single- and dual-channel Si32x8x ProSLIC family provides a best-in-class subscriber line interface solution … Continue reading


The GAMMA Smart Module

RF Solutions GAMMA

RF Solutions’s GAMMA smart plug-in RF module offers incredible range and simple setup. You can it as a remote control, data modem, or a bidirectional switch. The latest addition to RF Solutions’s SMART Radio family, the module uses spread-spectrum technology and … Continue reading


New Pre-Certified HumRC Series Remote Control Transceiver

HumRC pre-cert-series-pr-art

Linx Technologies recently introduced new pre-certified remote control and sensor transceiver modules. Built on the Hummingbird platform, the HumRC Series transceiver is a frequency hopping spread spectrum (FHSS) transceiver designed for reliable bidirectional remote control and sensor applications. Available in 900 … Continue reading


The IAR Connect Portal for the IoT

IAR Systems connect

IAR Systems recently launched IAR Connect, which is a portal that presents product development platforms and serves as hub intended to connect innovators interested in the Internet of Things (IoT) and other emerging technologies. One of the first members of … Continue reading


New RF Signal Generator

DSG800 Rigol

RIGOL Technologies recently expanded its portfolio of RF Test solutions with the launch of the DSG800 Series RF Signal Generator. The series—which is targeted at engineers implementing Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and other RF interfaces in embedded systems—covers output frequencies from 9 kHz to … Continue reading


New Low-Power Smart Sensor Wireless Platform for IoT Devices


Dialog Semiconductor recently announced that it is collaborating with Bosch Sensortec to develop a low-power smart sensor platform for Internet of Things (IoT) devices. The 12-DOF smart sensor reference platform is intended for gesture recognition in wearable computing devices and immersive gaming, including … Continue reading


Reference Design Addresses Demand for Voice Control

SiLabs Zigbee

Silicon Labs recently released a new, cost-effective solution for voice-enabled ZigBee remote controls. The ZigBee Remote Control (ZRC) reference design reduces the need for expensive external hardware by implementing a software-based audio codec into a single-chip wireless SoC. It includes all of the hardware and … Continue reading


New LDO Regulators Deliver clean output voltage to MCUs


Intersil Corp. recently launched the SL80510 and ISL80505, which are two new single-output, low-dropout (LDO) voltage regulators that provide impressive dropout and transient performance for noise-sensitive loads. They deliver 1 A and 0.5 A of continuous output current and ultra-low dropout … Continue reading


Small, Low-Power Battery Management Solution for the IoT

TI Battery1

Texas Instruments’s new bq25120 battery management solution features low quiescent current (Iq) at 700-nA with the buck converter and operates at 1.8 V. Supporting batteries from 3.6-V to 4.65-V, and fast charge currents from 5-mA to 300-mA, the bq25120 enables wearables … Continue reading