Wideband test suite supports FiRa Consortium PHY conformance

Rohde & Schwarz has added an ultra-wideband (UWB) PHY test suite for the R&S CMP200 ... 

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Renesas delivers intelligent sensor solutions for IoT applications

Renesas Electronics is releasing the HS4XXX family and the ZSSC3281 IC, targeted at faster ... 

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Quad-row board-to-board connectors offer space-saving connections

Molex has released its quad-row board-to-board connectors, which it claimed  feature the ... 

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Renesas’ SmartBond DA1470x SoCs are integrated for wireless connectivity

Renesas Electronics has announced the SmartBond DA1470x family of Bluetooth low energy ... 

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Integrated listener for NFC wireless charging cuts board footprint by more than half

Panthronics has released early samples of what it claimed to be the industry’s first ... 

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ToF sensors advances use less energy or double range

Metasurface lens technology is introduced by STMicroelectronics in its second generation, ... 

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Toshiba adds five miniature MOSFET gate driver ICs for portable applications

Five MOSFET gate driver ICs have been added to the TCK42xG series by Toshiba. They are ... 

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Sitara AM62 processors expand edge AI while cutting the power budget

Sitara AM62 processors have been released by Texas Instruments. The company said that they ... 

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Radio wave ranging sensor is sensitive enough for gesture initiation 

Radio wave ranging sensors announced by Socionext are able to detect minor movements in ... 

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NFC charging transmitter offers high output for small consumer devices

Panthronics has increased system efficiency by 18 per cent in its transmitter design for ... 

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Charger IC is wireless power transfer-compatible

A multi-functional, compact charging IC for lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries, the XC6810, ... 

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Infineon and pmdtechnologies develop 3D depth-sensing technology for Magic Leap 2

Augmented reality (AR) applications are about to fundamentally change the way we live and ... 

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Infineon combines Airoc Wi-Fi / Bluetooth in Nvidia Jetson for edge AI

Airoc Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity provides Wi-Fi 6 / 6E and low power wi-Fi 5 connectivity ... 

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ADI improves power consumption in latest MEMS accelerometer 

The ADXL367, three-axis MEMS accelerometer by Analog Devices (ADI) has improved power consumption ... 

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Compact Nora-W10 modules combines Bluetooth LE and Wi-Fi 

Combining Wi-Fi 4 and Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) 5.0 with a powerful open CPU, the u-blox ... 

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Electroninks unveils suite of metal complex conductive ink 

Customer-centric inks accelerate hardware innovations, said Electroninks, as it unveiled ... 

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Space-saving Schottky rectifier trio sets density benchmarks, says Diodes 

High current Schottky rectifiers are available in compact chip scale packages (CSPs) from Diodes. 

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Arm adds virtual devices and launches Cortex-M85 processor

In addition to expanding Arm Virtual Hardware, Arm launches the Arm Cortex-M85 processor, ... 

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FlightSense software makes gestures speak volumes

STMicroelectronics said it is now making gesture detection simpler and more affordable ... 

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Fast charging ICs offer highest charging efficiencies, says Halo Microelectronics 

Two fast charging ICs released by Halo Microelectronics use a dual-phase switched capacitor ... 

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Third generation HyperRAM doubles bandwidth

Simplified design and double data transfer rate have been achieved with the third generation ... 

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ESD protection in the CLP series from Vishay is available from New Yorker

Low capacitance, bi-directional symmetrical ESD protection diodes in silicon packages by ... 

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Automotive audio amplifier combines HD sound with class-G efficiency

In class-G operation, the TDA7901 buck controller automatically optimises the voltage supplied ... 

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Barometric pressure sensor tracks at altitude

Precision and low power consumption are combined in the BMP581, said Bosch Sensortec. It ... 

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Sensor tags detect temperature, moisture and liquid volume 

For use in a range of healthcare, industrial and IT applications, the Sense passive range ... 

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Nowi unveil energy harvesting PMIC with a cold start feature

Dutch semiconductor company, Nowi, extends its energy harvesting and power management portfolio ... 

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Winbond adds 64Mbit memory option to 1.2V SPI NOR flash family 

Offering larger code storage capacity and active mode power saving, the W25Q64NE 1.2V SpiFlash ... 

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Ambiq increases security in power processor SoCs

Additions to the Apollo4 SoC family by Ambiq are the Apollo4 Plus and Apollo4 Blue Plus ... 

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AI-powered smart glasses assist the blind and visually impaired 

Features such as additional languages and accuracy recognition have been added to Envision’s ... 

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Linear vibration motors have small diameters for VR equipment

Many commercially available smartphones and smartwatches today are equipped with a vibration ... 

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MAX30009 can shrink remote patient monitoring devices, says Analog Devices

Bioimpedance remote patient monitoring devices can be reduced in sized and the lifetime ... 

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Iridium antenna is small enough for headsets and trackers

Claimed to be the world’s smallest antenna tuned for Iridium satellite services, the ... 

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Partnership delivers sports data to smartglasses

Two European technology companies, Suunto and Activelook announced their partnership at ... 

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MEMS sensors add machine learning in the edge and electrostatic sensing 

A third generation of MEMS sensors are intended for consumer mobiles and smart industries, ... 

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SoC uses computing-in-memory for speech processing at the edge

Computing-in-memory technology is poised to eliminate the massive data communications bottlenecks ... 

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CEVA streamlines 5G NR modem design to accelerate time to market

The second generation 5G architecture by Ceva, PentaG2, has been announced by wireless ... 

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Fast, flexible microprocessor adds computation to thin-film technology

At the 2022 International Solid-State Circuits Conference (2022 ISSCC), imec, KU Leuven, ... 

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MicroEJ Vee container is ported to Sequans’ LTE-M/NB-IoT modules

A collaboration between IoT chip and module supplier, Sequans Communications and MicroEJ, ... 

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Toshiba shrinks debut MOSFET gate driver; five more to come

The first MOSFET gate driver IC in a planned series of six, the TCK241G controls the gate ... 

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STMicroelectronics integrates AI to MEMS sensors

Signal processing and AI algorithms have been combined in MEMS (micro electromechanical ... 

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NFC IC provides security tamper detection for IoT applications

Certified security is combined with a tamper status detection mechanism and battery-free ... 

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Evaluation board verifies battery management for the IoT

To verify operation of battery management in electronic devices such as wearables, industrial ... 

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Management system renews IoT device credentials to futureproof

Automatically renewing an IoT device credentials according to industry requirements offers ... 

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Sensor Watch pares down connectivity to add functionality 

Crowd Supply has added an Arm Cortex M0+ to the classic Casio wristwatch to produce the ... 

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Step-down buck converter is for multi-cell batteries

Single stage power conversion in multi-cell battery applications is provided with the MAX77540 ... 

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JEDEC-compliant multimedia card saves space

Two industrial-grade, embedded multimedia cards (eMMC) have been announced by Alliance ... 

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Load switches’ low IQ extend battery device lifetimes

Three load switches released by Toshiba Electronics Europe, deliver a decrease in quiescent ... 

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Würth Elektronik adds NFC option to wireless power coil portfolio

Coils for wireless power transmission offered by Würth Elektronik include five models ... 

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Nano-power P-channel MOSFETs simplify bias circuitry

Claimed to be the industry’s first nano-power, precision P-channel MOSFET array, Advanced ... 

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High density connectors are miniature for limited spaces

Miniature, rugged connectors and cable assemblies from Fischer Connectors are designed ... 

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Arm-based SoC and demo board are available to test Morello 

To test the Morello architecture, developed by Arm and the University of Cambridge, Arm ... 

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Wireless charger modules optimise antenna layout for thin devices

Compact wireless charger modules with an integrated antenna board allow developers to add ... 

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Torex expands its low quiescent current inductor range

Inductors with a built-in, step-down DC/DC converter make up the XCL232 series from Torex ... 

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Voice-activated medallion serves as a wireless virtual assistant 

Powered by Syntiant’s NDP101 low power edge AI processor, a medallion developed by Zinfanite ... 

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Smart eyewear glides into sleek glasses

Using a micro projection system that integrates into light glasses, ActiveLook says its ... 

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Powercast unveils printed medical wearables 

At CES 2022 in Las Vegas this week, Powercast is highlighting its RF wireless power technology ... 

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Gluocmeter is worn on the wrist – no needle required

A non-invasive glucometer will be launched at CES 2022 this week by Quantum Operation. ... 

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Solar powered Bluetooth headset offers hands-free with no recharging

At this week’s CES in Las Vegas, Blue Tiger USA will show what it claims is the world’s ... 

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Motion sensor learns mistakes in fitness routines

At next month’s CES, Bosch Sensortec will unveil a sensor that is one step closer to ... 

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Wireless power supply chipset needs no external MCU

Capable of providing up to 1W of wireless power for compact and streamlined wearable devices ... 

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What’s in Your Healthcare Monitor?

Consumers are increasingly interested in monitoring their own health due to both increased health ... 

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NanoPower modules extend battery life in space-constrained applications

Designers can extend battery life and reduce size in space-constrained Internet of Things ... 

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RDK2 development kit aids proof of concepts

Marketed as a complete solution for firmware and hardware developers, the RDK2 development ... 

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Torex extends LDO regulators with ‘green operation’ series

LDO regulators with low current consumption are suitable for IoT products and wearable ... 

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Battery charger IC is designed for low voltage charging for wearables

A battery charger IC has been designed by Rohm for low-voltage charging. The BD71631QWZ ... 

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RFID UHF tags are designed to be inserted into textiles

Small RFID UHF RAIN transponders designed to be discretely inserted into small pieces of ... 

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Battery management IC monitors can shrink final form factors

Charge and fuel gauge accuracy in a smaller solution size can be realised with the ... 

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NFC Type 2 tag IC has permanent write locks and configurable kill mode

Consumer engagement, production information and brand protection are offered with the ST25TN512 ... 

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Sensor development kit delivers AI/ML for smart industrial applications

AI tool developer, SensiML has teamed up with onsemi to deliver ML for autonomous sensor ... 

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Intelligent sensors automatically sense human presence

Three sensors, the PerSe Connect, PerSe Connect Pro and PerSe Control, have been released ... 

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Software simplifies design and configuration of printed sensors

Software downloadable from InnovationLab is claimed to significantly simplify the use of ... 

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Tensilica HiFi 1 DSP extends battery life in wearables and always-on devices

Described as ‘breakthrough’ audio / video performance, the Cadence Tensilica HiFi 1 ... 

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Compact barometric pressure sensor takes on temperature fluctuations

Rohm has developed a compact barometric pressure sensor that is waterproof and strong against ... 

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Alliance Memory offers 3V multiple I/O serial NOR Flash memory solutions 

Alliance Memory offers a new line of 3V multiple input/output serial NOR flash memory products ... 

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Updates add video to STMicroelectronics’ TouchGFX suite

The TouchGFX Version 4.18 from STMicroelectronics is for user-interface development with ... 

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Automotive wireless charging reference design is Qi 1.3-certified

Believed to be the first automotive wireless charging reference design to be certified ... 

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Secora Pay on 40nm process offers new applets contactless payments

Contactless payment has been gaining in popularity and Infineon says its Secora Pay portfolio ... 

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Force rebalance MEMS accelerometer reduces weight in navigation systems

Designed for challenging environments, the Tronics AXO315 force-rebalance digital MEMS ... 

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Space-saving board-to-FPC connector resists vibrations

Compared to conventional connectors, Panasonic Industry’s R35K connector saves space ... 

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Renesas bases RA2E2 microcontroller family on Arm Cortex-M23 core

For small and energy-sensitive IoT, wearable, medical, industrial automation, consumer ... 

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Dual-core module supports Bluetooth 5.1’s angle of arrival

An RF module with dual-core processor uses Bluetooth technology in what is claimed to be ... 

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TDK offers miniaturised, highly sensitive MEMS pressure sensor element

Designed to measure a range of 0 to 100 mbar, TDK Corporation’s C35 type pressure sensor ... 

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Intel expands neuromorphic research chip – introducing Loihi 2

Now with one million neurons, the second generation research chip from Intel, Loihi 2, ... 

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Wireless charging transmitter coil driver is in QFN3x3 package

The first in a family of coil drivers from Alpha and Omega Semiconductor (AOS) that are ... 

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Reference design develops 3D spatial audio in headsets and earbuds

Three companies have collaborated to bring 3D spatial audio hardware and software together ... 

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MEMS timing accelerates wireless charging says SiTime

For power-sensitive and space-constrained mobile and IoT applications, the SiT3901 uPower ... 

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Software packs, tools and eval board accelerate STM32U5 development

Extensions to STMicroelectronics’ STM32 ecosystem accelerate development with the STM32U5 ... 

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MEMS barometric pressure sensors are slim and compact

Able to measure a height difference as small as 50mm, the ICP-20100 low noise MEMS barometric ... 

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Smallest Arduino Pro board brings sensing to the edge

Claimed to be the smallest Arduino board to date, Nicla Sense ME has been created by Arduino ... 

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Power Management IC charges wearables four times faster than competitors

Integrating a switching charger, the MAX77659 single inductor mode output (SIMO) power ... 

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Single chip for remote patient monitoring devices measures four vital signs

Synchronised measurement of ECG (electrocardiogram), heart rate, SpO2 (blood- oxygen saturation) ... 

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Cryptographic controller protects with lowest power budget, claims Analog Devices

Claimed to provide 30 times lower power and industrial-grade protection for battery-powered ... 

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Single axis MEMS capacitive accelerometers measure on three axes

Low noise, low cost MEMS capacitive accelerometer modules from Silicon Designs offer measurements ... 

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Sensor evaluation board accelerates IoT development, says Bosch Sensortec

R&D effort can be simplified to assist rapid prototyping and reduce time to market ... 

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Magnetic sensor is basis for image diagnosis technology

Yokohama National University, Japan and TDK have developed a prototype image diagnosis ... 

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MicroEJ and NXP bases long-life smartwatches on i.MX microcontrollers

A dedicated low-power on-device platform developed by MicoEJ and NXP is claimed to introduce ... 

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Secure embedded controllers integrate AI/ML acceleration

Built to power the next generation, always-connected IoT products, Alif Semiconductor’s ... 

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Thin film, common mode filters have high attenuation for mobile devices

The increased multi-functionality of wireless devices such as smartphones, wearables and ... 

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Mouser stocks ams TMD2712 ambient light and proximity sensor

The TMD2712 ambient light and proximity sensor from ams is now available from Mouser Electronics.

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Samsung packs LTE connectivity into 5nm processor

Built in a 5nm extreme ultra-violet (EUV) process node, the Exynos W920- processor integrates ... 

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Reference design for NFC wireless charging is based on Panthronics’ PTX100W

Fabless semiconductor company, Panthronics, has released a reference design for a complete ... 

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Farnell extends Nordic Semiconductor offering with its first PMIC

The first power management IC (PMIC) from Nordic Semiconductor, the nPM1100, is now available ... 

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Samsung updates timeless Galaxy Watch4 Classic

Health monitoring in a classic watch design is the design goal for the Galaxy Watch4 Classic ... 

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MEMS scanner allows AR to step up, says Infineon

Infineon Technologies has announced a MEMS scanner solution, comprising a MEMS mirror and ... 

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Nexperia claims package advance accommodates more logic in small form factor

Claimed to be the world’s smallest and thinnest packages for standard logic devices, ... 

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Chip inductor offers high Q in a miniature size

Two chip inductors from Bourns, the Model CWF1610 and CWF2414 have a wirewound construction, ... 

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Peripheral development boards are based on LTE-M and NB-IoT connectivity

The LTE IOT 8 Click is the latest member of the Click peripheral development boards, available ... 

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Rutronik adds Nordic Semiconductor’s PMIC

Offering efficient reliability in confined spaces, the Nordic nPM1100 is a dedicated power ... 

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Ceva releases Bluetooth 5.3 IP for audio streaming

Supporting features to further enhance security, robustness and low power operation, the ... 

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Hand-held camera cube reference design brings AI to the edge

Artificial intelligence (AI) which was previously limited to expensive machines with large ... 

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Mouser Electronics signs global distribution agreement with Telink Semiconductor

Low power radio frequency and mixed signal chips for the IoT from Telink Semiconductor ... 

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SDRAM halves power consumption compared to LPDDR4s says Alliance Memory

Battery life in portable electronics can be extended with the 8Gbit AS4C256M32MD4V-062BAN ... 

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Compact battery chargers are dedicated to charging in tight spaces

As wearable, medical and smart sensor products use streamlined power management for energy ... 

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Image sensor is smaller than a grain of rice

A collaboration between AT&S and ams Osram has resulted in an image sensor that is ... 

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Payment bracelets interpret gestures and use biometric data

Collaboration between Italian start-up, DEED and Infineon Technologies, is showcased at ... 

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Interpretation services lend an ear with language app

Appropriately for an international event, Waverly Labs is showcasing its Ambassador Interpreter ... 

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Connector insert battles into the future

To modernise the armed forces, ODU believes that connectors will need to meet new challenges. ... 

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Glitch-free supervisor offers robust protection for low voltage IoT applications

Claimed to be the industry’s smallest, lowest power, glitch-free supervisor, the MAX16162 ... 

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Metallic finish for NFC labels to enhance packaging

Labels with metallic finishes maintain NFC communication performance and bring value to ... 

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Air quality sensor personalises ozone detection

Low power outdoor air quality sensors have been added to the ZMOD4510 sensor platform by ... 

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Fusion Design platform enables first-pass silicon for Armv9-based SoCs

Multiple SoC tape-outs at early adopters of the Arm Cortex-X2, Cortex-A710, and Cortex-A510 ... 

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Nordic introduces first PMIC for tight spaces

Nordic Semiconductor’s first power management device is the nPM1100, a power management ... 

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IP suite and Armv9 Cortex CPUs are part of Arm’s Total Compute

Arm has created Total Compute solutions, assembling hardware IP, physical IP, software, ... 

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Winbond RAM and Ambiq SoC reduce power needs for intelligent wearables

Memory supplier, Winbond Electronics has collaborated with Ambiq, to combine the former’s ... 

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Dialog Semiconductor uses low power flash memory to increase hearable lifetimes

Reducing the footprint of a hearable device, such as an ear bud, by using smaller batteries ... 

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Proximity sensor reduces power consumption in wearables

Power consumption is reduced to just 6.63 microA by the Optoelectronics Group of Vishay ... 

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Reference IP accelerates creation of signal and data processing SoCs

Power signal and data processing SoCs can be created faster and for lower costs, says Sondrel, ... 

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Low voltage clock oscillators afford designers a common supply rail

Low voltage clock oscillators from IQD meet the need for low voltage operation designs ... 

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Miniature TVS diodes save space for bi-directional over-voltage protection

TVS diodes released by TDK extend the company’s portfolio of components for bidirectional ... 

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Miniature recording probes track brain activity for weeks

Building on the Neuropixel probes released in 2017, researchers at the non profit HHMI ... 

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Mouser Electronics signs global distribution deal with QuickLogic

Embedded FPGA IP, low power, multi-core, voice-enabled SoCs and endpoint artificial intelligence ... 

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MEMS barometric pressure sensors have lowest noise pressure, says TDK

Claimed to achieve the industry’s lowest pressure noise of 0.4 Pa RMS and attain the ... 

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Enclosures warn when wearer is ‘too close’

Helping maintain social distancing, OKW’s Body-Case and Minitec wearable enclosure can ... 

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Farnell builds IoT development framework with ON Semiconductor

To remove development obstacles and to accelerate IoT innovation, Farnell and ON Semiconductor ... 

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Bluetooth 5.0 for RE microcontroller uses SOTB for energy harvesting

The latest member of Renesas Electronics’ RE family of microcontroller is the RE01B, ... 

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NuCurrent cuts loose by extending HF wireless charging

For product categories that are using RF and inductive charging, NuCurrent has launched ... 

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Scrubbing contact technology accelerates test socket

Smiths Interconnect has employed its Joule 20 failsafe scrubbing contact technology in ... 

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InnovationLab and Evonik partner for printed rechargeable batteries

Printed electronics specialist, InnovationLab has partnered with chemical company, Evoknik ... 

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Mitsubishi extends SCADA to diversify IoT

Two additional types of software for system monitoring and process control have been announced ... 

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Boost converters and LDO have industry’s IQ says Maxim

For use in consumer, industrial, healthcare and IoT devices, the MAX17227A and MAX17291 ... 

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Android smartwatch encourages children to be active; stay safe

A smartwatch based on the Xplora Goplay platform motivates young children to be active ... 

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ST extends STM32WB series with extra power-saving modes

Devices that combine entry-level features with extra power savings have been added to the ... 

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Miniature wireless comms modules address low power edge devices

Miniature Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Low Energy modules from InnoPhase combne wireless connectivity ... 

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Wafer-level camera module reaches inside the brain

A wafer-level camera by OmniVision Technologies, is small enough to access the smallest ... 

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Mouser adds ams’ blood oxygen monitoring for wearables

A thin sensor from ams, which brings blood oxygen monitoring capability to wearable devices, ... 

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Barometric pressure sensor is in gel package to protect against water ingress

Packaging a barometric pressure sensor into a compact package, small enough for use in ... 

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Measurement ICs double battery life and have highest accuracy, claims Maxim

Three ICs from Maxim Integrated allow designers to achieve double the battery life, while ... 

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Bluebud platform aims to standardise DSP-enabled Bluetooth Audio IP

Intended to standardise DSP-enabled Bluetooth audio IP to meet the demands of the Bluetooth ... 

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Infineon secures contactless transactions with crypto controllers

As contactless payment, identity, ticketing and access operations gain traction, Infineon ... 

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Light-sensitive photodiode improves bio sensors for slim wearables

Featuring an increased photocurrent of 33 microA, the VEMD8081 is a high speed, silicon, ... 

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Multi-layer ferrite inductors from TDK meet NFC resistance levels

Component specialist, TDK, has developed the MLJ-H1005 inductors for use in near field ... 

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Intellegens and Ansys push boundaries of additive manufacturing with ML

Machine learning (ML) specialist, Intellegens, and engineering simulation company, Ansys, ... 

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Renesas RF microcontrollers are supported by Segger

Development tools, embedded software and production tools for the entire Renesas RE microcontroller ... 

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Evaluate NFC technology with NFC Tag kit

Smart packaging and connected products company, Tapwow has partnered with materials science ... 

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Type-C Power Delivery switch protects with reverse current blocking

An industry leading performance is claimed for the AOZ1374 high voltage source switch by ... 

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NFC technology delivers secured ID data to verify assets

Secured physical asset verification, using Secora Blockchain NFC technology has been announced ... 

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Wireless SoC has security features for broad IoT

Believed to be the world’s first dual Arm Cortex-M33 wireless SoC, Nordic Semiconductor’s ... 

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Side-emitting IR LED gives heads up to VR/MR/AR gaming

Miniature PicoLED infrared LEDs from Rohm now include the compact, side-emitting (side ... 

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Omni-ID adds three active RFID devices to Sense range

Three active RFID devices extend the Sense range by Omni-ID, and include a device to support ... 

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SiP integrates cellular and GNSS technology

Swiss positioning and wireless communication specialist, u-blox, has integrated low power ... 

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Children’s smart watch has gamification feature; tracks physical activity

Based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear platform, the Xplora X5 Play smart watch is a suitable ... 

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Web authentication IC to make NFC authentication scalable

Swiss semiconductor company, EM Microelectronic, announces full volume production of em|linq, ... 

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Sensor provides health check via wearables

Smartphones, wearables and mobile devices with V-Sensor are able to measure blood pressure, ... 

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Solar harvesting increases wearable runtime

Wearable devices are, by nature, space-constrained, but now the runtime of these devices ... 

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Colour laser module enhances augmented reality glasses and micro projectors

Augmented reality (AR) glasses are expected to become one of the most popular wearable ... 

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Glucose measuring wristband means non-stop monitoring

At this year’s CES, Quantum Operation will showcase what it claims is the world’s first ... 

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TrueWireless SoCs use Mirroring for seamless ear bud role swapping

SoCs by Qualcomm use TrueWireless Mirroring technology in ear buds to support dynamic and ... 

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Waterproof sensor is sealed to IP67 in splash-prone areas

Believed to be the industry’s first IP67 waterproof sensor for high-humidity environments, ... 

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LPDDR4 SDRAMs reduce power consumption for mobile devices

Alliance Memory has expanded its high-speed CMOS, mobile, low power SDRAMs, and has added ... 

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Digi-Key Electronics signs GLF Integrated Power

Component distributor, Digi-Key Electronics has signed a global distribution agreement ... 

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LDO regulators deliver enhanced power rail stabilisation in tight spaces

Low noise, compact, low dropout (LDO) voltage regulators from Toshiba Electronics Europe ... 

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Fischer Connectors flexes its design power for SWaP

Products and accessories have been added to the Fischer Freedom series of plug-and-use ... 

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Audio Precision redefines production testing for audio devices

Set-up time for audio production testing can be reduced, using the APx517B acoustic analyser, ... 

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Li+ fuel gauge and IC monitors and protects battery life

Maxim Integrated claims to offer the industry’s first Li+ fuel gauge IC which has continuous ... 

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Maxim MAX77655 is smallest SIMO PMIC yet

Claimed to provide the highest number of output channels and to reduce overall product ... 

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STMicroelectronics collaborates with Qualcomm for next-gen sensors

Combining the iNEMO LSM6DST six-axis inertial measurement unit (IMU) with what is believed ... 

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M10 receiver tracks position with finer accuracy for towns and cities

Able to track four global navigation satellite system (GNSS) constellations at any one ... 

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USB-C device test socket accelerates consumer device production lines 

Consumer electronics based on the USB-C type of I/O connector can be quickly and easily ... 

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Transition from Wearable to Medical Device

The population is ageing and more people need health support, which is having a big impact ... 

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Optiga Trust extends to Qi wireless charging

For secure inductive charging, Infineon Technologies has added the Optiga Trust Charge ... 

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QuickLogic’s ArcticPro 3 eFPGA IP is available for Samsung 28FDS process

QuickLogic’s ArcticPro 3 embedded FPGA (eFPGA) IP is now available on Samsung’s 28nm ... 

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Maxim has healthy regard for reducing development time for wearable devices

Developers can save at least six months of development time using the Health Sensor Platform ... 

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Temperature compensated RTC has I2C interface

Claimed to offer the world’s best time accuracy across industrial temperature range at ... 

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MCUs integrate peripherals for sensor-based IoT applications

Sensor-based IoT applications use a combination of analogue functionality and digital control ... 

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Bluetooth LE chips enables Wi-Fi 6 to boost IoT performance, says NXP

Claiming to usher in a new phase of connectivity for gaming, audio, industrial and IoT ... 

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Image sensor minimises distortion in machine vision and mixed reality applications

A combination of a high dynamic range and pixel design means that the AR0234CS CMOS global ... 

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DAC includes non-volatile memory to simplify handheld designs, says Microchip

Microchip claims to have overcome the problems of implementing multi-channel system control ... 

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Motobit Sentinel warns motorcyclists of potential hazards

A wearable device for motorcyclists has been introduced by Motobit. The Motobit Sentinel ... 

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Editors Blog – Eyeing up the future

In this month’s blog, Caroline Hayes takes a close look at smart contact lenses. These ... 

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Air purifier ‘necklace’ protects children

One of the innovations showcased by TAITRA, the Taiwan trade body is the Airvida C1, a ... 

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Bluetooth 5.2 modules brings security to short range radio

Swiss manufacturer, u-blox offers the NORA-B1 Bluetooth module which it says brings advanced ... 

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3D spatial audio allow motion-aware hearables

3D spatial audio technology company, VisiSonics and wireless IP company, Ceva, have collaborated ... 

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Wireless power receiver from Renesas has WattShare TRx mode

Renesas Electronics has added the P9415-R wireless power receiver to its portfolio. The ... 

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Medical implants address data-intensive applications

Medical implant communication system (MICS) modules in the Type 1RM family from Murata ... 

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Cadence digital and custom tool suite is optimised for TSMC’s 3nm process

The collaboration between Cadence and TSMC has broadened as the partners announce that ... 

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Microchip says 25CSM0 is its highest-density EEPRROM yet

Microchip Technology has introduced its highest-density EEPROM to date, the 25CSM04. The ... 

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Maxim Integrated accelerates USB-C Power Delivery development

Two devices from Maxim Integrated are designed to overcome the challenges of implementing ... 

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Temperature sensor enables privacy-first health screenings

QuikSense is a cost-effective and scalable temperature solution that integrates with existing ... 

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Surface mount PPTCs save space in mobile, wearable devices

Littelfuse has announced polymeric positive temperature coefficients (PPTCs) that protect ... 

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Binder unveils printing technique that gives sensors a new dimension

Functional electronic layers can be laid directly on a component, says binder. The binder ... 

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Richardson RFPD offers Fractus Antennas’ antenna booster 

Design support for the Duo mXtend is offered by Richardson RFPD, an Arrow Electronics company. ... 

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Stackable development kits are based on ESP32 Wi-Fi SoC

M5Stack offers a range of modular stackable product development toolkits based on ESP32. ... 

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Dual core microcontroller can shrink coin cell operated devices

Bill of material costs can be reduced, together with the size of coin cell operated devices, ... 

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Multi-sensor module is for developers with the IoT bug

SmartBug is an intelligent multi-sensor IoT module by TDK. The InvenSense module combines ... 

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Maxim says dual-photo detector optical sensor is thinnest available

Sensors can be quickly and easily designed into wearable health and fitness products, says ... 

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STMicroelectronics adds Zigbee 3.0 support for wireless microcontrollers

Based on Zigbee PRO protocol stacks, Zigbee 3.0 has been added to the STM32WB55 wireless ... 

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Low power embedded controllers are based on SOTB technology

Renesas Electronics has added the RE01 group of low power, embedded controllers to its ... 

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Murata develops multilayer ceramic capacitor for smaller, thinner mobile devices

Believed to be the world’s smallest, laminated multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs), ... 

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ST adds development board to embed USB Type-C

A USB-IF-certified development board by STMicroelectronics provides a reference for, and ... 

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SoC is optimised for cost-conscious, two-layer PCB wireless products

Available in a wafer level chip scale package (WLCSP), optimised for compact, two-layer ... 

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TDK claims T3902 is world’s lowest power PDM microphone

Designed for use in mobile devices, wearables, headsets and TV remotes, the InvenSense ... 

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Winbond introduces HyperRAM WLCSP to reduce form factor

Claimed to offer an unprecedented thin form factor in embedded application, the HyperRAM ... 

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Wearables can protect with social distancing and contact tracing

A reference design from ST Microelectronics uses a Bluetooth Low Energy SoC, a MEMS accelerometer ... 

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Imagination bases iEW400 on Ensigma Wi-Fi technology

IP from Imagination and based on its Ensigma Wi-Fi technology is intended for low- and ... 

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LDO regulator has high PSRR for noise-sensitive applications

The AP7353 low dropout (LDO) regulator is designed to meet the need for voltage regulation ... 

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AI powers healthcare assistant to protect crowds

As part of the international drive to maintain public health during a worldwide pandemic, ... 

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Smart sensors are the jewel in the crown

Scientists have taken inspiration from the biomimicry of butterfly wings and peacock feathers ... 

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Signal conditioner IC targets industry 4.0, medical and IoT sensor applications

The latest addition to the sensor signal conditioner (SSC) range is the ZSSC3240. According ... 

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Renesas extends Bluetooth 5.0 security to RA 32-bit microcontrollers

Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity has been extended to the RA family of 32-bit microcontrollers ... 

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Wristband alerts wearer to social distancing parameters

To ensure social distancing is maintained in the work environment, Tended offers a wristband ... 

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PMICs halve current to boost efficiency, says Silicon Labs

Energy-friendly power management ICs (PMICs) from Silicon Labs, the EFP01 family are companion ... 

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Component carrier replaces flexible PCBs

Flexible circuit boards are made of thin polymide films and are designed into space constrained, ... 

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Putting your finger on detecting sleep apnea

Belgian start-up, Ectosense, has developed a finger sensor to determine if sleep apnea ... 

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Smart health patch adapts to measure Covid-19 patients

Henkel has partnered with six medical and technology companies to develop a smart health ... 

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MOSFETs for wearables are 36 per cent smaller says Nexperia

MOSFETs in the DFN0606 package for mobile and portable applications have been released ... 

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Digi-Key adds biometric systems with Fingerprint Cards signing

Digi-Key Electronics has signed a global distribution partnership with Fingerprint Cards ... 

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Barometric pressure sensor provides indoor location

Pressure sensing is used in the BMP390 barometric pressure sensor which delivers altitude ... 

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Intelliconnect manufactures connectors for cochlear ear implants

Among the RF and waterproof connectors available from Intelliconnect for diagnostic, treatment ... 

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Rutronik UK introduces development kit for Nordic’s SoC nRF5340

A preview development kit (PDK) from Nordic Semiconductor is now available at Rutronik ... 

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IAR Systems and The Qt Company collaborate on UI development

IAR Systems and The Qt Company have announced a partnership to streamline the development ... 

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MAX77654 PMIC halves size of long-life wearables

Single inductor, multiple output (SIMO) technology is used in the MAX77654 power management ... 

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Sensor hub DSP architecture makes sense of surroundings

Claimed to be the industry’s first high performance sensor hub DSP architecture, SensPro ... 

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Bluetooth wristband could slow the spread of Covid-19

Spanish engineering company, Accent Systems, has developed a Covid-19 Bluetooth Low Energy ... 

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Yokogawa launches nine models of digital manometer

For measurement and long-term stability for pressure sensors in consumer goods and wearables, ... 

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Bluetooth audio SoCs are for compact ear buds

Developed for ear buds and hearable devices, the QCC5141 is a low power, premium tier, ... 

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G-Shock uses Renesas RE microcontroller for heart rate and GPS

At the end of last month Casio Computer unveiled its latest smartwatch. The G-Shock watch ... 

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OLED microdisplay has wide viewing angle for augmented reality

Designed for augmented reality (AR) devices, the ECX335S microdisplay series from Sony ... 

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Coin-type cell is designed to power IoT devices

NGK Insulators offers the EnerCera Coin, a coin type cell for IoT devices and claims they ... 

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Optiga Connect 5G authenticates mobile consumer devices

Infineon has extended its embedded SIM (eSIM) portfolio, adding the Optiga Connect eSIM ... 

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STM32L4+ microcontrollers bring Cortex-M4 performance to smart devices

Two microcontrollers from STMicroelectronics, the STM32L4P5 and STM32L4Q5 microcontrollers ... 

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Bluetooth-enabled V-Sensor checks up on the wearer

Leman Micro Devices (LMD) has announced that its V-Sensor is now Bluetooth-enabled. Coupled ... 

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Flat connectors withstand higher operating temperatures

Flat flexible cable/flat printed circuit (FFC/FPC) connectors from Hirose Electric can ... 

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Emitter antennae are designed for motion capture in AR/VR

Devices which use motion capture, for example headsets, controllers, suits, gloves, as ... 

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HATS help test smartphone audio

Designed for realistic, in-situ electroacoustics tests on, for example, smartphones, headsets, ... 

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Imagination introduces IP to “supercharge” next-gen audio

Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) IP from Imagination Technologies supports Bluetooth 5.2. iEB110 ... 

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Microcontrollers focus on low power and IoT security, says STMicroelectronics

Security is a priority for the STM32L5x2 microcontrollers, released by STMicroelectronics. ... 

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MLCC from Murata is “world’s smallest 100nF capacitor”

Mobile applications will benefit from the GRM011 multilayer ceramic capacitor (MLCC) that ... 

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Hailo-8 has processor architecture specifically for deep learning

Artificial intelligence (AI) chipmaker, Hailo, is sampling the Hailo-8 deep learning processor. ... 

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NXP adds NFC peripheral to Bluetooth microcontroller

NXP Semiconductors’ QN9090 and QN9030 Bluetooth 5 SoC are now available with hardware ... 

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Rutronik UK adds Minew’s MS88SF2 multi-protocol module

Based on Nordic Semiconductor’s nRF52840 SoC, the MS88SF2 multi-protocol module can be ... 

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NIR sensor saves power for mobile 3D optical sensing systems

3D optical sensing applications such as face recognition, payment authentication can operate ... 

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Maxim makes a big noise in shrinking wireless ear buds

Form factor and cost of wireless ear buds can be reduced dramatically with the MAX20340 ... 

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Bluetooth LE Audio codec is first for power-sensitive audio says Synopsys

Optimised for Synopsys’ ARC processor IP, a low complexity communication codec (LC3) ... 

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Nordic Semiconductor prepares for Bluetooth LE Audio

This year, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) will release the Bluetooth LE (Low ... 

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Integrated IP and software develop contextually-aware IoT devices

At CES this week, Ceva will demonstrate its SenslinQ integrated hardware IP and software ... 

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SensiML combines popular hardware evaluation tools for AI-based applications

For engineers developing AI-based consumer wearable or industrial IoT products, SensiML’s ... 

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Wireless VR/AR haptic glove allows gamers to “feel” digital objects

At CES next week, BeBop Sensors will announce the Forte Data Glove, claimed to be the first ... 

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Image sensor evaluation kits support VR and smart buildings

Evaluation kits from ams support eye tracking, presence detection and object recognition ... 

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Bluetooth Low Energy SoC and module combine to extend IoT reach

Claimed to be the world’s smallest and most power-efficient Bluetooth 5.1 SoC, the DA14531 ... 

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Latest GoPro is based on Socionext Milbeaut ISP technology

The adventurer’s camera, the GoPro’s latest incarnation is the GoPro HERO8. The waterproof, ... 

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Accelerometer is first with built-in noise filtering, says Kionix

For flexible support for machine condition monitoring of industrial equipment, Kionix has ... 

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Fingerprint sensor authenticates via smartphone’s display

Believed to be the largest surface fingerprint-on-display (FoD) module, designed with organic ... 

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VHX-7000 digital microscope examines semiconductor quality

The trend to miniaturise components to satisfy the ever-increasing demand for wearable ... 

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Editors Blog – E-textiles see material growth

E-textiles can be used in multiple sectors, not just the obvious healthcare and fitness, ... 

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Panasonic’s Bluetooth dual-mode module is available from Rutronik UK

The Panasonic HCI (host controlled interface) Bluetooth RF module, the PAN1326C2, is based ... 

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RFID labels prove a tonic for pharmaceuticals and medical devices

As a result of a strategic partnership between Schreiner MediPharm and PragmatIC, RFID ... 

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Renesas provides support for Bluetooth 5 security

Support including long range and mesh network and single chip system control and wireless ... 

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Sounder driver shrinks audio user interface, says Diodes

An enhanced version of Diodes sounder driver, the PAM8904E, is designed for small and portable ... 

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Cuffless BP monitor meets Class-II regulatory accuracy

Blood pressure (BP) monitoring is conventionally achieved with bulky and mechanical cuff-based ... 

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Wireless SoC stands up to demands of low power IoT

Security is taken seriously at Nordic Semiconductor, which has introduced the nRF5340 SoC, ... 

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Temperature sensors in WLCSP integrate into wearable designs

Temperature sensors from ams are available in a tiny 1.5mm2 wafer level chip ... 

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Interface module enables MEMS microphone array testing

Audio Precision has introduced a PDM 16 module for the company’s APx500 Series audio ... 

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Evaluation kit supports energy harvesting embedded controller

For the development of battery maintenance-free IoT equipment, Renesas Electronics has ... 

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Bluetooth low energy module from u-blox includes direction finding

Features such as direction finding, long range and operation up to +105 degrees C make ... 

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Editors Blog – How troops command agility

Modern warfare can take place over large areas and military command centres are required ... 

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High-side load switch uses reverse current blocking to improve reliability

The AP22912 is a 2.0A single-channel, slew rate-controlled load switch from Diodes. It ... 

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Multi-protocol front-end module extends range in compact form factor

For low power IoT applications, Skyworks’ SKY66405-11 front-end module is designed ... 

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Nordic introduces Bluetooth 5.1 SoC for multi-protocol applications

Temperature-qualified, the nRF52833 SoC joins Nordic’s nRF52 series. The multi-protocol SoC ... 

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Green tags encourage green RFID products

Smartrac Technology Group introduces the Eagle Green tags, the latest in the company’s ... 

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