SMARC Module Serves up Snapdragon 820 Chipset

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iWave Systems has launched its latest System On Module based on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 chipset in the SMARC R2.0 form factor. The SOM integrates Qualcomm’s APQ8096 SOC offering 64-bit Quad Kryo CPU, with on SOM 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, BT4.1 and the … Continue reading






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BLE Module Boasts Integrated MEMS Sensors

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Telit has announced BlueMod+S42M, a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) 4.2, standalone, single-mode module with embedded 3-axis accelerometer, temperature and humidity sensors. The cost-effective component is optimized for efficiency and simplicity in end-device design and manufacturing, delivering reliable Bluetooth Low Energy … Continue reading






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NXP and Widex Team for Wireless Audio Streaming Hearing Aids

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NXP Semiconductors and Widex announced that they have collaborated to develop, test and integrate NXP’s NxH2003 Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) audio streaming SoC into Widex BEYOND hearing aids. The two companies worked closely together throughout the product development cycle, merging … Continue reading






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Qseven Module Sports Apollo Lake Processor

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Axiomtek has released the Q7M311, a new Qseven module with Intel Apollo Lake processor, dual display interfaces, 32 Gbytes of eMMC memory, and wide operating temperature supported. The Q7M311 has adopted the 14nm Intel Pentium N4200 and Celeron N3350 quad-core/dual-core … Continue reading






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Software for Real-Time C2000 MCUs Reduces Design Complexities

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Texas Instruments (TI) has introduced DesignDRIVE Fast Current Loop software that makes C2000 microcontrollers the first devices to push current-loop performance to less than 1 microsecond, according to TI. Together, TI’s C2000 MCU portfolio and DesignDRIVE software delivers system-on-chip (SOC) … Continue reading






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Renesas Expands HMI Support with RZ/G MPUs

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Renesas has expanded its RZ microprocessor (MPU) Family to support the growing range of human-machine interface (HMI)- and vision-based systems, with performance scalability from entry-level to highly complex embedded applications. The new RZ/G1C MPUs from the Renesas RZ/G Series enable rapid development … Continue reading






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Microchip Sequential Linear LED Driver Targets Offline Lighting

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A next-generation sequential linear LED driver for offline lighting applications is now available from Microchip Technology. The CL88020, an extension of Microchip’s CL88XX family, is designed to drive a long string of low-cost LEDs directly from the 120 VAC line … Continue reading






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BLE Chip from STMicroelectronics Targets Connected Smart Things

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A new-generation Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) System-on-Chip from STMicroelectronics is aimed at accelerating the spread of connected smart objects throughout homes, shopping areas, industry, toys and gaming, personal healthcare and infrastructure. ST sees important opportunities for BLE-connected applications that are … Continue reading






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Cypress and Arrow Team up for IoT Development Platform

Cypress Semiconductor and Arrow Electronics have announced a new development platform that enables engineers to quickly bring a broad range of connected IoT products to market. The new Quicksilver kit features Cypress’ Wireless Connectivity for Embedded Devices (WICED) platform and … Continue reading






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New STM32L4 MCUs with On-Chip Digital Filter

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STMicroelectronics’s ultra-low-power STM32L45x microcontrollers (the STM32L451, the STM32L452, and the STM32L462 lines) are supported by a development ecosystem based on the STM32Cube platform. The new microcontroller lines offer a variety of features and benefits: Integrated Digital Filter for Sigma-Delta Modulators … Continue reading






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13.6 GHz, Next-Generation Wideband Synthesizer

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Analog Devices has launched the ADF5356, which is a 13.6 GHz next-generation wideband synthesizer with an integrated voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO). The ADF5356 is well-suited for a variety of applications, including wireless infrastructure, microwave point-to-point links, electronic test and measurement, and … Continue reading






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USB Microphone Array Serves Voice-Activated Applications

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The new miniDSP UMA-8 is a high-performance yet low-cost multichannel USB microphone array built around XMOS multicore technology, designed for voice-recognition application development. Seven high-performance MEMS microphones are configured in a circular arrangement to provide high-quality voice capture for a … Continue reading






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Protocol Analyzer Supports Bluetooth Low Energy

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Saelig Co. recently announced the availability of Teledyne LeCroy’s BPA low-energy Bluetooth Protocol Analyzer. The portable, USB-powered protocol analyzer is well suited for use in both a lab and the field. The analyzer’s features, benefits, and specs: Supports mandatory Bluetooth … Continue reading






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High-Performing, Intelligent Wireless Transceiver Module

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The RF Solutions high-performance ZETA module was recently updated to include a simple SPI and UART interface. The ZETAPLUS module doesn’t require external components, which means a fast and effective plug-and-play setup. Available on 433-, 868-, and 915-MHz frequencies, the … Continue reading






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Single-Chip, Multi-Protocol Switch for Intelligent Apps

Analog Devices recently introduced a real-time Ethernet, multi-protocol (REM) switch chip Ethernet connectivity solution for intelligent factory applications. Well suited for a variety of connected motion applications, you can use the “TSN-ready” (time sensitive networking) fido5000 with any processor, any protocol, … Continue reading






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