Chip supplier Silicon Laboratories Inc. in Austin, Tex. says it is providing zigbee technology for the award-winning Element connected light bulb from Sengled Optoelectronics Co., Ltd. Silicon Labs wireless SoCs and zigbee stacks let Element bulbs connect to multi-node mesh networks deployed in smart homes. Using iOS and Android apps or popular smart home ecosystems, […]
Newark element14 is now shipping three new products in the successful open source BeagleBone range. The ever popular BeagleBone Black and element 14 BeagleBone Black Industrial are now joined by BeagleBone Black Wireless, the element14 Wireless Connectivity Cape and the element14 4.3” Display Cape. The BeagleBone® Black Wireless now has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities built […]
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Wolfspeed has expanded its C3M platform through the introduction of a 1200V, 75mΩ MOSFET in its recently released low-inductance discrete packaging. The new device simplifies designs and enables an increase in frequency while maintaining efficiency, lowering system cost, reducing circuit EMI, and enabling 99% efficiency levels in three-phase power factor correction circuits. These features enable designers of […]
eGaN FET technology is playing a role in making wireless power practical for a variety of home appliances. Michael A. de Rooij, Yuanzhe Zhang, Efficient Power Conversion Corp. Televisions can get their content wirelessly, but there is one set of wires they still need: those in their power cord. The consumer electronics industry has floated […]
STMicroelectronics continues to enhance flexibility for developers working with high-performance STM32F722/723 microcontrollers. A new-generation Discovery kit provides access to the STM32F723’s unique high-speed USB PHY, and a new STM32 Nucleo-144 board supports the STM32F722. With rich on-board features including MEMS microphones and sensors, an audio codec, and a display for user-interface development, the STM32 Discovery […]
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Littelfuse, Inc.,today introduced two series of SIDACtor Protection Thyristors designed to protect SLIC (Subscriber Line Interface Circuit) interfaces against lightning-induced surges and power fault events. The surface-mount B61089QDR and B9110DF Series Thyristors for Programmable Tracking Protection contain fast-switching crowbarring structures that are compatible with the Basic levels outlined in the ITU K.20, K.21 and K.45 recommendations […]
Power systems supplier CUI Inc. says it has deployed initial test units of its Intelligent Control of Energy (“ICE”) Block technology at three data center market participants. One, a data center and a Fortune 500 company, has its own data center infrastructure in multiple states serving millions of consumer transactions and financial product portfolios across […]
OmniVision Technologies, Inc announced its collaboration with dual-camera technology pioneer Corephotonics in producing a new dual-camera zoom reference design for mobile devices. Combining OmniVision’s OV12A10 and OV13880 image sensors with Corephotonics’ proprietary zoom and Bokeh algorithms, the reference design brings best-in-class optical zoom capabilities commonly found in DSCs and DSLRs to smartphone camera applications. The […]
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Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated announced two new System-on-chips (SoCs), the QCA4020 and QCA4024. Qualcomm Technologies is the first to announce a tri-mode SoC QCA4020, integrating Bluetooth® Low Energy 5, Dual-band Wi-Fi®, and 802.15.4-based technologies, including ZigBee® and Thread, while QCA4024 integrates Bluetooth Low Energy 5 and 802.15.4. Both QCA4020 and QCA4024 […]
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Xilinx, Inc. announced a disruptive integration and architectural breakthrough for 5G wireless with the infusion of RF-class analog technology into its 16nm All Programmable MPSoCs. Xilinx’s new All Programmable RFSoCs eliminate discrete data converters, providing 50-75% power and footprint reduction for 5G massive-MIMO and millimeter wave wireless backhaul applications. Large scale 2D antenna array systems […]
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