ON Semiconductor and Stegia collaborate to bring ultra small smart motor solutions to market
ON Semiconductor and leading Nordic motor supplier Stegia have announced that ON Semiconductor's AMIS-30624 2-phase stepper motor driver, with built-in position controller and I2C serial interfacing, has been incorporated into Stegia's stepper motor product line. This enables the creation of highly compact motor systems with next generation functionality.
Microchip brings advanced control to cost-sensitive designs
Microchip just announced a new series of 16-bit PIC microcontrollers (MCUs) and dsPIC Digital Signal Controllers (DSCs) that bring advanced control to cost-sensitive general purpose and motor-control designs. The new devices enable low-cost, sensor-less motor control designs, with support for a wide range of motor-control algorithms, plus an on-chip Charge Time Measurement Unit (CTMU), 10-bit Analogue-to-Digital Converter (ADC) and mTouch™ capacitive touch sensing to enable intelligent sensor applications. The devices are supported by three new Plug-In Modules (PIMs) and a single-board Motor Control Starter Kit that includes capacitive-touch sliders and an onboard BLDC motor. This makes it easy for designers to create high-performance appliances, such as washing machines, medical products such as infusion pumps, and industrial AC-induction motors, as well as other cost-sensitive applications.
Mouser’s Library of Product Knowledge Training Sites exceeds 1,000 - Design engineers benefit from easy-to-access data on newest products and applications.
Mouser announced it has surpassed more than 1,000 Product Knowledge training sites that focus on the newest products and technologies.
Saelig - Versatile Serial Camera Module Transfers Camera Images via Serial or NTSC
Saelig announces the availability of the C429-RS232 - a highly integrated, compact serial and encoded video camera module which can be attached to any host system requiring an economical video or still camera for embedded imaging applications. The module uses an OmniVision CMOS MT9V011 VGA color sensor, matched with a versatile Vimicro VC0706 control chip to provide a complete low cost, low power camera system. The C429-RS232 has an on-board RS232 serial interface for direct connection to any host PC system with a COMport for control or image communication. Video output in NTSC or PAL is also simultaneously provided.
Picochip and InterDigital demonstrate converged gateway with integrated 3G femtocell and Wi-Fi at Femtocells World Summit 2011
Policy-aware access point combines Wi-Fi and Femto for managed data offload - Picochip and InterDigital are collaborating on delivering advanced broadband traffic management solutions across cellular femtocells with embedded Wi-Fi access. During the Femtocells World Summit 2011 in London both companies successfully demonstrated how InterDigital's converged gateway technology, integrated on Picochip's 3G femtocell with Wi-Fi, delivers novel offloading solutions by intelligently managing data flows across multiple physical transports or networks and simultaneously enhances the overall user experience.
Synopsys Announces Immediate Availability of Reprogrammable Non-Volatile Memory IP in 180-nm CMOS Process Technology
DesignWare AEON Embedded Non-Volatile Memory IP Improves Electrical Performance and Lowers Integration Risk for Wireless and Analog SoC Designs - Synopsys, Inc. , a world leader in software and IP for semiconductor design, verification and manufacturing, today announced the immediate availability of DesignWare® AEON® Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) IP for multiple 180-nanometer (nm) process technologies. The DesignWare AEON NVM IP products include few-time programmable (FTP), multiple-time programmable (MTP) radio-frequency identification (RFID) and erasable programmable read-only memory (EEPROM) IP solutions. Synopsys offers DesignWare AEON NVM IP for leading process technologies in more than 100 different memory configurations, all qualified to the appropriate industrial specifications. Implemented in standard CMOS process technology with no additional mask or process steps required, the DesignWare AEON NVM IP is ideal for wireless, RFID and analog and mixed-signal SoC designs.
Movea unveils full body motion capture and gesture recognition system with 9 axis IMU Body Area Network -Low cost, wireless MotionPods with SmartMotion™ technology prove valuable for gaming and sports applications
Movea now enables full body gesture recognition with its recently launched MEMS-based MotionPod solution for low cost, full body motion capture. The solution can be used to enable more realistic avatar motion for gaming or highly accurate biomechanical analysis for sports applications and is now available for B2B customers in the sports and entertainment markets.
TI high-temperature H.E.A.T. evaluation module speeds safe testing of electronics for harsh and hot environments
Texas Instruments has the H.E.A.T. (harsh environment acquisition terminal) evaluation module (EVM), the industry's first high-temperature data acquisition system, which includes a complete set of TI signal chain components qualified for extreme temperature operation from -55ºC to 210ºC. The H.E.A.T. EVM is test-oven ready and qualified to operate up to 200 hours at oven temperatures of up to 200ºC. It accepts eight channels of analog data and conditions, digitizes and processes these signals for a variety of applications in ruggedized, high-temperature environments including downhole drilling, jet engines and heavy industrial applications.
SST and INSIDE Secure enter design partnership - Agreement provides access to third-generation Superflash embedded NVM technology
Silicon Storage Technology and INSIDE Secure today announced the two companies have entered into a design partnership agreement to utilize third-generation Superflash embedded flash memory technology (ESF3). Through this agreement, INSIDE Secure will work in partnership with SST to design and introduce numerous nonvolatile flash memory macrocells based on the proprietary SST split-gate flash memory cell as part of the technology migration for future INSIDE secure microcontrollers products.
Emerson Network Power Showcases Industry's Latest COM Express Computing Modules Powered by Freescale QorIQ Processors
Attendees of the Freescale Technology Forum Americas 2011 this week can see the latest COM Express embedded computing modules powered by Freescale Semiconductor QorIQ processors. Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson and the global leader in enabling Business-Critical Continuity, is announcing the COMX-P3041, COMX-P4040 and COMX-P5020 modules at this renowned industry event.
RF Micro Devices Expands Product Portfolio Featuring Ember Zigbee Technology
RF Micro Devices today unveiled the highly integrated RF6555 ZigBee front end module (FEM). The RF6555 is RFMD's newest ZigBee FEM and is optimized for smart energy/advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) applications providing utilities and consumers more control over how they monitor and save energy. ZigBee is a global low power wireless networking standard for monitoring and control across a variety of applications, including energy management, safety and security, home automation, lighting, and electrical appliances.
Microsemi Expands Support for Designers Developing Next-generation High-voltage, High-power RF Generators
Comprehensive Guide Helps Overcome Design Challenges and Speed Development of Advanced, Low-cost RF Systems
Sony Ericsson selects NXP’s NFC Solution for its Android-based Smartphones
NXP Semiconductors announced that its near field communication (NFC) technology has been selected by Sony Ericsson for inclusion in its Android-based smartphones. Sony Ericsson, a leading, global mobile handset manufacturer focused on communications and entertainment, will use NFC to further enhance its consumers' mobile experiences, creating a portfolio of smartphones that enable mobile transactions. Using simple touch gestures, consumers will be able to make purchases or connect to a point of sale (POS) terminal, ticketing terminal or location-based promotional tag simply and securely with their NFC-enabled smartphones.
STMicroelectronics Makes 28nm CMOS Process Available Through CMP
STMicroelectronics announced that the CMOS 28nm process from STMicroelectronics is now available for prototyping to universities, research labs and companies through the silicon brokerage services provided by CMP.
STMicroelectronics’ Powerful New FingerTip Touchscreen Technology Stifles Electrical ‘Noise’
STMicroelectronics announced its new FingerTip technology, which enables a single-chip solution for capacitive touchscreens up to 10 inches in diameter with multi-touch capability.
GL Announced Enhanced T1 E1 Jitter and Pulse Mask Measurement Solutions
GL Communications Inc., has announced its enhanced T1 E1 Jitter and Pulse Mask Measurement Solutions. Addressing a press conference, Mr. Jagdish Vadalia Senior Manager of Product Development said, Jitter, Wander, and Frequency Drift are major impairments of clocks in synchronous systems. Jitter is the time discrepancy between the time of arrival of a clock pulse and its theoretical arrival time. Jitter arises from a number of sources, including aging of clock circuits, thermal and loading effects, Doppler shifts, and de-multiplexing from higher bit rate data streams. GL's Jitter Measurement module allows evaluation of jitter on either a tick-by-tick or a cumulative basis.
Texas Instruments claims industry’s most complete small cell base station solutions with dual-mode support and comprehensive software suite
Texas Instruments unveiled the TMS320TCI6612 and TMS320TCI6614, the industry's most comprehensive System-on-Chips (SoCs) for developers of metro, pico and enterprise small cell base stations. TI's new small cell SoCs are enabled with production ready software and are the highest performing devices available for small cells. Based on TI's innovative KeyStone multicore architecture, these scalable SoCs encompass a mix of processing elements including radio accelerators, network and security coprocessors, combined fixed-and floating-point digital signal processors (DSPs) and an ARM® RISC processor, providing the ideal foundation for layers 1, 2 and 3 and transport processing for high performance small cell base stations.
Toshiba's New Technology Cuts Phase Noise in Oscillation ICs for Wireless Communication
Toshiba announced that it has developed noise reduction technology that reduces jitter in radio-frequency signals, cutting phase noise by up to 90 percent. This breakthrough opens the way for a further migration to high-speed wireless communication chips for wireless LAN and WiMAX.
Pulse Electronics - Cost-Effective LDS Antenna Manufacturing Process Provides a Flexible, High-Performance LDS Antenna Option for Laptops and Tablets
Pulse Electronics introduced its new laser direct structuring (LDS) antenna lasering process for antenna parts which are too long or large to fit well in conventional laser machines. Pulse Electronic's lasering process saves as much as 30% over manufacturing done with previous LDS lasering machines, making LDS antennas cost competitive alternatives for laptop computers, tablets, and notebooks while providing superior RF quality and freedom of design.
Compact Energy-Harvesting and Power-Management IC Enables Low-Power Wireless Devices
The MAX17710 harvests energy from power sources of 1µW to 100mW for efficiently charging THINERGY Micro-Energy Cells (MECs).
Analog Devices Enhances Company Website To Support Design Engineers
Design engineers benefit from advanced product selection tools, easier access to EngineerZone online community and new technical content on www.analog.com Analog Devices announced that major web enhancements are now live on the company's global website, analog.com.
Green Hills Software and Clarinox sign agreement to jointly support wireless-enabled embedded systems- Agreement includes Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and RFID Protocols
Green Hills Software has signed an agreement with Clarinox Technologies, a provider of embedded wireless solutions, to promote both companies' joint offerings. The Clarinox application suites and drivers for short-range wireless protocols – including Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and RFID – will be integrated with Green Hills Software's INTEGRITY real-time operating system (RTOS) and the MULTI development toolchain to deliver comprehensive application support for developers of embedded systems that utilise short-range wireless protocols.
Atmel maXTouch Solution Powers Touchscreen in Samsung's Ultra-Slim Galaxy Tab 10.1
Atmel maXTouch technology enables more responsive touchscreen for Samsung's Ultra-Slim Galaxy; Tablet weighs just 1.25 pounds at 8.6 mm thick with a 1280 x 800 display, an NVIDIA dual-core Tegra 2 processor, and Android Honeycomb 3.1
Atmel Sensors Xplained Software Drivers and AVR MCUs Accelerate Development of Sensor-based Designs
Atmel announced the release of the Sensors Xplained software drivers integrated with the recently-launched AVR Studio 5 Integrated Development Environment (IDE). The new software drivers accelerate application and device development by providing driver and calibration support for a variety of the most popular sensor types used in consumer, industrial and medical applications.
MIPS Technologies Advances ‘Apps on MIPS’ Development
MIPS Technologies Advances 'Apps on MIPS' Development Launches New MIPS Application Development (MAD) Program Offering Application Performance and Compatibility Testing on MIPS-Based Mobile Devices
Dialog Semiconductor adds ARM multicore support in next generation of system level power management ICS.
Configurable DA9053-multicore and DA9021 PMICs optimise battery life in new classes of portable devices including tablet PCs and e-readers.
Microchip and Digilent launch first Arduino compatible 32-bit microcontroller development platform
Platform includes dev. boards, open-source software; 32-bit performance and low cost, enabling hobbyists and academics of all disciplines to integrate electronics into projects
Synopsys Custom Design Solution Enables Moortec Semiconductor to Tape Out High-performance Analog IP
Unified Solution Streamlines Development of Embedded Temperature Sensor IP for 65nm, 40nm and 28nm Geometries. Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS), a world leader in software and IP for semiconductor design, verification and manufacturing, today announced that Moortec Semiconductor Ltd., a mixed-signal IP and semiconductor integrated circuit (IC) provider, has taped out its high-performance analog IP on TSMC's 40LP and 28HP processes using Synopsys' custom design solution and TSMC's interoperable process design kits (iPDKs). The CMOS embedded temperature sensor IP is a complex, high-precision analog design for thermal management applications in advanced-geometry, high-gate-count digital ICs. Moortec used Synopsys' comprehensive custom solution, including the Galaxy Custom Designer® schematic and layout editor, HSPICE® and CustomSim™ circuit simulators, IC Validator/Hercules™ design rule checking and layout versus schematic (DRC/LVS) and StarRC™ extraction tools.
CEVA and Carbon Design Systems Partner to Offer Fast Simulation Models for CEVA DSPs
Carbon's virtual models available for CEVA-X and CEVA-XC DSPs, enabling cycle-accurate, pre-silicon hardware and software development
Green Hills Software adds INTEGRITY RTOS support for Freescale QorIQ® COM Express®
Green Hills Software, the largest independent vendor of embedded software solutions, today announced its comprehensive software development and run-time solutions for QorIQ COM Express Modules, bundled by Freescale Semiconductor and immediately available in the Freescale COM Express Development System kit. Green Hills support includes the INTEGRITY real-time operating system (RTOS), award-winning MULTI® development environment and the Green Hills JTAG Probe, enabling designers to more easily begin developing high quality embedded software with the highest level of reliability and security on modular COTS hardware for industrial automation, networking, medical and military applications.
PMC-Sierra - Quad-Port EPON OLT SoCs for Rapidly Growing FTTH Deployments
PMC-Sierra announced the industry's most advanced multi-port EPON OLT System-on-Chip (SoC) solutions that address the need to increase network functionality, improve reliability and reduce power consumption. The PAS5400 devices integrate four 1Gb/s EPON MACs and are scalable to enable high-density OLT equipment (see Figures 1-2). The new family of four-port devices integrates the most advanced PON capabilities on the market, including: integrated traffic management and packet processing, advanced power save modes that allow remote power down of customer premises equipment, in-band optical fiber testing and support for mobile backhaul.
STMicroelectronics Claims Memory Density Record with 2-Mbit Serial EEPROM
STMicroelectronics is the first to launch a 2-Mbit serial EEPROM chip for write-intensive applications. The new IC allows designers to replace multiple EEPROMs with a single device and improve parameter management on printed-circuit-boards. This breakthrough will help save build costs and board size for consumer and industrial applications, such as TVs and monitors, flat panels, set-top boxes, printers, smart meters, and also equipment used in medical applications.
Peregrine Semiconductor - Digitally Tunable Capacitors enable frequency-agile Tunable Networks
Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation, a fabless provider of high-performance radio-frequency (RF) integrated circuits (ICs), today announced availability of the RoHS-compliant PE64904 and PE64905 DuNE Digitally Tunable Capacitors (DTCs). The new 5-bit, 32-state digitally controlled variable capacitors provide a monolithically integrated impedance tuning solution for demanding RF applications. These UltraCMOS-based devices enable wide-band tunable networks, minimizing mismatch losses, improving system efficiency and reducing radio complexity for a cost-effective tuning solution. Design applications for the new DTC devices range from tunable filters and matching networks to RFID, antenna tuning and other wireless communications where tunability and optimal system performance is critical.
Panasonic Develops New UniPhier System LSI for Smart TVs with Industry's Fastest CPU
Panasonic has developed a new UniPhier system LSI (MN2WS0220) for smart TVs and will begin sample shipments in June 2011. To improve performance and user interface, smart TVs require powerful software processing capability as they support various applications on the Internet. Achieving these improvements has called for a system LSI that has both a high quality AV processor and a high speed CPU on a single chip.
ROHM Introduces Industry’s First Multi-Touch Controller for Resistive Touchscreens
The new BU21023/BU21024 series of high-speed, high noise immunity, low-voltage resistive touchscreen controllers are now available from ROHM Semiconductor. These new controllers are the industry's first to enable multi-touch (two-point) operation and intuitive gesture control, including pinching, spreading and rotating – previously possible only with more expensive capacitive touch systems.
IAR Systems Embedded Workbench Selected by ON Semiconductor for its new Q32M210 Precision Mixed-Signal Microcontroller Development Kit
IAR Systems and ON Semiconductor announced that IAR Systems integrated development environment has been chosen as the tool chain for ON Semiconductor's new Q32M210 precision mixed-signal microcontroller for portable sensing applications. The KickStart edition of the IAR Embedded Workbench for ARM was selected for its ability to provide an effective integrated development environment for building and debugging Q32M210 applications.
Cypress TrueTouch Controllers Provide Industry's Best Waterproofing for Capacitive Touchscreens
Cypress Semiconductor announced that its leading TrueTouch touchscreen controllers now offer the industry's best waterproofing performance. Because water is conductive (like a finger touching the screen), capacitive touchscreens often suffer from false touches reported from water droplets, a thin film of water, or wet or sweaty fingers.
STMicroelectronics Boosts Accessibility and Value of Space-Grade Power Electronics
Fully space-qualified power devices designed and made in Europe simplify procurement as space technology targets growing commercial opportunities
Elan Digital’s Vub300 Usb Sd/Sdio Bridge Chip Drivers Now Released To Latest Linux Kernel
Elan Digital Systems announced that driver support for its VUB300 chip is now included in the Linux 2.6.40 kernel. This acceptance by the Linux Community follows extensive compliance and stability testing in order to meet the required rigorous quality standards.
austriamicrosystems releases new versions of its best-in-class process design kit for 0.18µm High-Voltage CMOS technology
HIT-Kits for H18 process include high density silicon qualified libraries enabling industry-first RF (Radio Frequency) integration and high density SoC (System on a Chip) capability