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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Renesas announces memory technology for AI

Renesas Electronics has developed an AI accelerator that performs convolutional neural ... 

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Smart amplifier enriches sound at low power, says Maxim Integrated

Integrating speaker protection to deliver up to 2.5 times loudness and two octaves of bass ... 

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Analog Devices integrates electrochemical and impedance measurement

The AD5940 is an electrochemical and impedance measurement front end released by Analog ... 

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Pushbutton smart switches save power

Torex Semiconductor has launched the XC6193 and XC6194 pushbutton load switches.

The company ... 

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