Qualcomm Incorporated announced at MWC Shanghai that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., is bringing LTE categories M1 (eMTC) and NB1 (NB-IoT) connectivity to the wearables industry with the launch of the new Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 1200 platform. Snapdragon Wear 1200 takes advantage of the wide coverage provided by emerging LTE narrowband technologies, or LTE IoT, to help […]
Murata Americas today introduced the PJFV series. This miniaturized, low power consuming product leverages piezoelectric ceramics to provide vibration notifications and announcements to wearable devices. It measures just 10.5mm ´ 3.8mm ´ 2mm, has a rated working voltage of 3V, and current consumption of 2mA rms. Light and sound sensing products have historically been used for notification and announcement functions. With the roll-out of the PJFV series, now vibration solutions can […]
Silego Technology Inc. announces the introduction of SLG46580, further expanding the GreenPAK (GPAK) family of Programmable Mixed-signal Integrated Circuits (CMICs). This newest GPAK is targeted to support power systems in wearable and handheld market segments. This device is both highly integrated and highly flexible, and can provide a rich set of features, including voltage monitoring, […]
MediaTek Inc. today introduced the world’s first 4×4 802.11n and Bluetooth 5.0 system-on-chip featuring a dedicated Wi-Fi network accelerator. The MediaTek MT7622 was created for premium networking devices including routers and repeaters, whole home Wi-Fi, and home automation gateways that pre-integrates audio and storage features. With versatility at the core of its design, the MT7622 […]
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Charging — let alone recharging — a wearable is a significant challenge. Conventional recharging technologies don’t necessarily translate well to a piece of clothing that will literally go through the ringer in terms of stretching. But now Nanoengineers at the University of California San Diego have developed the first printed battery that is flexible, stretchable and […]
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The SAM R30 System in Package (SiP), a single-chip RF microcontroller (MCU), is now available from Microchip Technology Inc. (MCHP). The SAM R30 SiP incorporates an ultra-low power microcontroller with an 802.15.4 sub-GHz radio, providing multi-year battery life in a compact 5 mm package. The SAM R30 SiP delivers design flexibility and proven reliability all […]
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Easier, faster, cheaper — three keywords associated with meeting aggressive time-to-market demands, particularly in the evolving electronics design world. And a critical component of meeting those demands is producing a prototype that does not involve complicated processes, is rapidly manufactured, and does not cost a fortune for low-volume orders. In other words, “easier, faster, cheaper.” […]
Ultralife Corporation, a global battery specialist, has strengthened its Thin Cell range of primary (non-rechargeable) lithium manganese dioxide (Li-MnO2) pouch-cell batteries. The higher energy density and slim form factor of Ultralife’s Thin Cell technology makes it ideal for use in the next generation of internet-connected and wearable devices in sectors including medical, banking, highways, logistics, […]
Developers of portable devices now have an easier way to design in the most accurate and low power host-side battery gauges with the MAX17055 ModelGauge™ m5 from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. Traditionally, fuel gauges required extensive characterization of each battery type, used in specific applications, for attaining good performance. This meant the customer had to perform complicated […]
STMicroelectronics and ClevX, an intellectual-property innovator and technology developer for portable storage and mobile device manufacturers, today announced the availability of a FIPS 140-2 Level 3 compliant Encryption Technology Platform reference design for security applications using commercial/industrial-, rather than military-grade chips. The STM32 microcontroller-based platform will aid designers and manufacturers to design and build highly […]
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