Electronic Products & Technology


February 13, 2017 by Stephen Law

Intel to build next-gen semiconductor factory in Arizona

Intel’s Fab 42 will target advanced 7nm technology and create more than 10,000 jobs in Arizona
February 6, 2017 by Stephen Law

Dc-dc buck converter senses, supports telemetry voltage remotely

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS TPS546C23 high-density, 18-V input, 35-A synchronous dc-dc buck converter provides full differential remote-voltage sensing and PMBus to support telemetry. Device integrates high and low-side MOSFETs into a small-footprint package that is significantly denser than competitive devices. Designers can…
January 15, 2017 by Stephen Law

Low-power microcontrollers enable IoT designs

MICROCHIP  PIC24 ‘GA7’ family of 256 KB Flash memory 16-bit microcontrollers (MCU) enable cost-effective designs for Internet of Things (IoT) sensor nodes, portable medical devices and industrial control applications. Product family enables developers to cut power consumption, cost and space.…
January 10, 2017 by Stephen Law

Next Gen single-chip LIN LED drivers support robust, reliable designs

MELEXIS MLX81112 single-channel and MLX81115 dual-channel configurable LIN (local interconnect network) slave LED driver ICs deliver next generation ultra-compact, single-chip solutions for the precise control of RGB lighting in automotive ambient lighting applications. Fully LIN 2.x and SAE J2602 compliant,…
December 26, 2016 by Stephen Law

MEMS switch technology enables next-gen T&M equipment

ANALOG DEVICES RF-MEMS switch technology enables faster, smaller, lower power, more reliable instrumentation equipment by resolving multiple performance limitations commonly attributed to relays. OEMs can improve the accuracy and versatility of automatic test equipment (ATE) and other instrumentation tools, reducing…
December 15, 2016 by Stephen Law

Wearables, IoT platform lowers power-consumption performance

AMBIQ MICRO Apollo 2 Wearables and IoT Platform reduces power consumption to less than 10µA/MHz, which allows for double the battery life in wearable devices. Product’s performance extends battery life and leads to enhanced intelligence and improved functionality. Product provides…
December 3, 2016 by Stephen Law

Avnet reaches disty deal with Central Semi

Avnet Inc., has reached a distribution agreement with Central Semiconductor Corp., a leading manufacturer of discrete semiconductors. Effective immediately, Central Semi’s entire line of discrete semiconductors will be available for purchase by customers in the Americas through Avnet’s broadline components…
December 3, 2016 by Stephen Law

Compact, robust sensor IC comes with accurate sensor functionality

MELEXIS MLX90819 sensor IC is targeted at measuring mid pressure (10-50bar) levels, applying its proprietary micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) technology. Available as a bare die, device runs off a standard 5V supply and can be employed to accurately determine fluid pressure…
November 29, 2016 by Stephen Law

Modular development platform supports IoT designs

ON SEMICONDUCTOR IoT Development Kit (IDK) combines hardware and software building blocks to enable rapid implementation of smart and connected cloud-based applications. Kit delivers a modular, easy to use and compact platform that provides developers with access to everything they…
November 17, 2016 by Stephen Law

Intel to invest $250M in autonomous driving

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich announced that Intel Capital is targeting more than $250 million of additional new investments over the next two years to make fully autonomous driving a reality, Krzanich made the announcement while delivering his keynote address at…
November 15, 2016 by Stephen Law

Tech execs look to new MEMS technology for advanced designs

A ready audience of industry executives shared their wants for new MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS)/sensors for use in future products, while attending a congress focused on this specific sector of the electronics industry. Recently hosted by MEMS & Sensors Industry Group (MSIG)…
November 10, 2016 by Stephen Law

Infineon chip solves Rubik’s Cube in 637 milliseconds

Feat achieved during electronica trade fair in Munich Germany