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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Smartrac steps up security with NFC PRO tags

RFID technology and IoT specialist, Smartrac has launched the Pro series of NFC tags and ... 

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Buck-boost DC/DC converter save power and prolongs battery life

Claimed to offer unmatched efficiency with best-in-class current consumption, the BD83070GWL ... 

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Skyworks introduces two front-end modules 

Two modules from Skyworks, the SKY66118-11 and the SKY66407-11, are 2.4GHz front-end modules ... 

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Waterproof digital sensor measures air and water pressure

Low power consumption, due to a dedicated, customised application specific integrated circuit ... 

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Senseg produces flexible actuators with roll-to-roll technology

Believed to be the world’s first flexible acutuators, the elastomeric film actuator (Elfiac) ... 

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Rutronik UK offers low power IMU from Bosch

Increased system battery life is assured with the Bosch smart BMI270 inertial measurement ... 

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Skyline RFID inlays and tags can be used on metal

Rain radio frequency identification (RFID) inlays can be used on metal surfaces for and ... 

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Listen to your heart with wearable sensor

Small, low power healthcare sensors from Maxim Integrated enable new wearable health and ... 

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Real-time clock extends battery life for wearables

The battery life of space-constrained systems such as wearables, medical monitors, point-of-sale ... 

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Research indicates Pohoiki Beach chip for neural-inspired algortithms

An eight million neuron system, comprised of 64 Phokiki Beach chips, the codename for Loihi ... 

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Switching regulator boasts lowest IQ for longer battery life

Claimed to have the industry’s lowest operating quiescent current (IQ), the TPS62840, ... 

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Ambient light sensor is sensitive for wearables and smartphones

In small form factor applications such as smart watches and sport bands where very high ... 

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Varta announces rechargeable batteries for hearing aids

Rechargeable Lithium-ion batteries with a high-energy density and capacity will be unveiled ... 

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Qualisys adds iClone plug-in for animation

Motion capture technology specialist, Qualisys, has announced that a Qualisys Track Manager ... 

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Cadence claims DisplayPort 2.0 verification IP is first to market

Driving early adoption of the next-generation DisplayPort standard for mobile and automotive ... 

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Loose-fit wireless earbuds have digital noise cancellation

Digital noise cancellation technology via an automatic leakage compensation (ALC) algorithm ... 

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NFC tag allows seamless mobile connectivity

Infineon Technologies claims to have introduced the world’s first certified NFC Type ... 

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Amplifiers and comparators shrink space requirements

Smaller personal electronics, enterprise, industrial and communications designs can be ... 

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Integrated MEMS inertial module up their game

Designed for augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR) and tracking applications, STMicroelectronics ... 

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Bosch adds user interaction and activity tracking to ear accelerometer

User interactions and accurate activity tracking are enabled by the BMA456 accelerometer ... 

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