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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Miniature barometric pressure sensor offers protection

Protected against water, dust and humidity, the small barometric pressure sensor Xensiv ... 

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Arm introduces CPU and GPU for 5G mobiles

At Computex in Taiwan this week, Arm has unveiled the latest Cortex CPU, a new Mali GPU. ... 

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Rutronik UK supports STM32MP1 processor

System memory for the recently introduced STM32MP1 multi-core microprocessor series includes ... 

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Low power digital voice and data transceiver has range of 12km

To sustain secure digital voice and data communication channels over ranges in excess of ... 

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Alliance Memory adds LPDDR2 devices to low power SDRAM portfolio

Low power SDRAMs from Alliance Memory now include 256Mbit LPDDR2 devices in 134-ball and ... 

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Murata and Cypress develop battery saving Wi-Fi-Bluetooth module

A collaboration between Murata and Cypress Semiconductor has led to the development of ... 

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ST combines accelerometer and temperature sensor for tight spaces

A MEMS three-axis accelerometer and a temperature sensor are combined in the LIS2DTW12. ... 

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Maxim’s Heart-Rate Sensor Designed Into Fujitsu Connected Technologies’ New Raku Raku Smartphone F-01L for Seniors

MAX30101 enables users to measure stress levels and arterial ageing

Maxim Integrated have ... 

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Water-resistant MEMS pressure sensors meet consumer budgets

Water-resistant MEMS pressure sensors, the LPS33W series from STMicroelectronics, exhibit ... 

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The Sensors Behind the GEN II Wearable Device

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

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Smart health sensor provides premium cardiovascular check

Ams has launched the AS7026, an optical sensor for continuous cardiovascular health monitoring ... 

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Low power Bluetooth microcontrollers support mesh networking

Two low power, dual-mode Bluetooth 5.0 and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) microcontrollers ... 

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Microprocessor adds Linux distribution to accelerate IoT innovation

As part of its commitment to 10-year industrial-grade supply, STMicroelectronics has introduced ... 

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Colour ambient light sensor has flicker-detect to enhance cameras

Low-power and miniature multi-spectral colour sensors can be integrated and hidden to adjust ... 

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Sensors use Bluetooth Low Energy for IoT development

Sensor technology, with what is claimed to be the industry’s lowest power Bluetooth Low ... 

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Cellular IoT module offers global connectivity

Nordic Semiconductor has partnered with iBasis, one of world’s largest international ... 

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Motion sensor uses machine learning for activity tracking

Machine learning technology is used to classify movement data and improve activity tracking ... 

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Low-cost RFID ICs bring flexible electronics to everyday objects

Cost-effective digital traceability and interactivity can be introduced to everyday objects ... 

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PMIC is sensitive for optical measurements in wearables

Battery time in always-on wearable and IoT devices can be extended, says Maxim Integrated ... 

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ams shrinks distance measurement and proximity sensing sensor

Claimed to be the world’s smallest 1D time of flight sensor (ToF), the TMF8701 has been ... 

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