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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Adaptable buck-boost converters deliver up to 2.5A in tiny packaging

A family of four high-efficiency, low-quiescent-current (IQ) buck-boost converters that ... 

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Plessey has introduced a microLED Direct-Drive display platform and development kit

Plessey has introduced a microLED Direct-Drive display platform and development kit based ... 

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Microchip simplifies hardware-based IoT security

A pre-provisioned solution that provides secure key storage for low-, mid- and high-volume ... 

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ams adds laser detection auto-focus that sees through smudges

Laser detection auto-focus for a smartphone camera that can accurately zero in on the target ... 

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Flash LED drivers support camera flash and torch in smartphones

High-current stability can be assured in portable devices for dual- and quad-channel applications, ... 

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Plessey uses GaN-on-silicon for 4Mpixel microLED display

Plessey claims to have produced a record-breaking 2.5-micron pixel pitch, high resolution ... 

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LDO regulator improves system life and performance, says Texas Instruments

The company says that the TPS7A02 has the industry’s lowest quiescent current of less ... 

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Digital IR proximity sensing module shrinks always-available earbuds

Believed to be the smallest digital proximity sensor module, the TMD2635 from ams occupies ... 

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Fischer expands Freedom range with new materials and configurations

Nine products have been added to Fischer’s Freedom connector series. According to the ... 

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QuickLogic partners with Nuance Communications for voice recognition

Multi-core, voice-enabled SoCs, embedded FPGA IP, and endpoint AI provider, QuickLogic ... 

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