Next-Gen OPA1612 Audio Operational Amplifier

TI amplifier

Texas Instruments recently introduced the OPA1622 audio operational amplifier (op-amp), which is the latest addition to the company’s Burr-Brown Audio line. The OPA1622 delivers high output power of up to 150 mW and extremely low distortion of –135 dB at … Continue reading






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New Analysis Functionality to Tools for Renesas RL78

IAR Systems recently announced a new version of IAR Embedded Workbench for Renesas RL78. The new version features new functionality and increased code quality control for applications based on Renesas RL78 microcontrollers. C-STAT—which features innovative analysis that can detect defects, bugs, … Continue reading






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3-D Image Sensor Chips for Virtual Reality

REAL3_Infineon

Infineon Technologies AG and pmdtechnologies gmbh recently announced the development of REAL3 3-D image sensor chips for virtual and augmented reality applications, spatial measurement, photo effects, and more. The new sensors have improved optical sensitivity and power comsumption in comparison to the … Continue reading






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Future-Proof, Next-Gen Wireless LED Lighting Solution

GreenPeak Infographic LED GP651

GreenPeak Technologies recently launched a wireless low-cost ambient lighting application based on the new GreenPeak GP651 communication chip that can support various ZigBee and IEEE 802.15.4 communication protocols. The solution can combine LED lights with smart ambient applications to provide you with … Continue reading






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New MCUs Combine Hardware Cryptography with Advanced Energy Management

Silicon Labs jade pearl

Silicon Labs recently introduced two new EFM32 Gecko microcontroller (MCU) families that feature advanced security and energy-management technologies. The Jade Gecko and Pearl Gecko MCUs combine a hardware cryptography engine, flexible low-energy modes, an on-chip DC-DC converter, and scalable memory … Continue reading






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All-in-One Comprehensive Power Delivery Compliance Tester

Saelig usb pdt

Saelig Company recently announced the MQP Packet-Master USB-PDT all-in-one comprehensive Power Delivery Compliance Tester. Intended for testing protocol, measuring transmitter signal quality, receiver quality and interference rejection, and power load testing, the USB-PDT s a complete compliance tester and development … Continue reading






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µHVIC Family with New Single-Channel Low-Side Drivers

Infineon - IOR_SOT23-5L

Infineon Technologies expanded its µHVIC family of integrated circuits for high and low voltage. The new IR44252L, IR44272L, and IR44273L single channel low-side drivers enable highly effective design solutions. Using Infineon’s high-voltage junction isolation (HVJI) technology, the small driver ICs are … Continue reading






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New Industrial-Grade Ethernet Physical-Layer transceiver

Microchip KSZ8061

Microchip Technology recently announced the KSZ8061 single-chip 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX automotive- and industrial-grade Ethernet physical-layer transciever. Intended for data communication over low-cost Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP) cables,  it is the first of a new family based on the programmable Quiet-WIRE enhanced EMC technology, providing reduced line … Continue reading






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Bluetooth Smart SoCs Links Wearables to Apps for WeChat

Dialog DA14580

Dialog Semiconductor recently announced its support for WeChat’s communications protocol with the launch of its WeChat SDK. With the kit, you can quickly add Bluetooth connectivity between WeChat apps and wearables and other IoT devices.  Dialog’s development kit is available … Continue reading






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Infineon Expands Its 200-V Driver IC Portfolio

Infineon IOR_PDIO-8

Infineon Technologies AG has expanded its 200-V driver IC portfolio with the IRS2005(S, M) for high-voltage, high-speed IGBTs and power MOSFETs. The IC features comprehensive protection for motor drive space-constrained applications (e.g., golf carts and power tools). The IRS200x family comprises high-side and … Continue reading






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Portable Electronics Lab Mini

PEEL Mini

Featuring they powerful and portable core of the Portable Electronics Lab, the 1-MHz PEEL Mini is a great addition to (or replacement for) the lab or the hand-held field equipment you already have. The $499 PEEL Mini includes: Power Supplies +20 … Continue reading






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Low Power PIC MCUs Extend Battery Life, Eliminate External Memory via Flash

Microchip plugin mod

Microchip Technology recently expanded its Low Power PIC microcontroller portfolio. The new PIC24F GB6 family includes up to 1 MB of Flash memory with Error Correction Code (ECC) and 32 KB of RAM. The new 16-bit MCU in Microchip’s first … Continue reading






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Low-Power RS-485 Transceiver with Low-Voltage Interface

EX052_XR33202_Exar

Exar Corp. recently announced the XR33202, which is a half-duplex, 20-Mbps RS-485 (TIA/EIA-485) transceiver optimized to operate over a wide 3-to-5.5-V supply voltage range. The transceiver includes an adjustable low voltage logic interface and features the industry’s lowest standby current … Continue reading






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Bare Metal Security Extends On-Chip Analytics for SoCs

UltraSoC recently announced Bare Metal Security capabilities to extend its on-chip monitoring and analytics to deliver security functionality required in a broad range of embedded products (e.g., IoT appliances and enterprise systems). Bare Metal Security features are implemented as hardware … Continue reading






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Expanded Auto Test Capabilities for Scopes with Support for HDMI v2.0 and Embedded DisplayPort

Teledyne QPHY-HDMI2

Teledyne LeCroy recently announced the availability of the QPHY-HDMI2 and QPHY-eDP, which expanded its automated transmitter test solutions for display standards to include HDMI Version 2.0 and Embedded DisplayPort. The QPHY-HDMI2 software option for the WaveMaster/SDA/DDA 8 Zi series of oscilloscopes … Continue reading






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