At the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, USA, Bosch Sensortec launched the BMA400, an ultra-low power acceleration sensor for wearables and Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The BMA400 draws ten times less current than existing accelerometers while delivering solid high performance. Its greatly reduced power demand significantly extends battery lifetime, especially on […]
High-rez DLP chips target vehicle headlight apps
Texas Instruments unveiled state-of-the-art DLP technology for high-resolution headlight systems at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The new DLP chips combine full programmability and the highest resolution — more than one million addressable pixels per headlight — exceeding the resolution of existing adaptive driving beam (ADB) technologies by more than 10,000 times. Automakers and Tier-1 […]
BLE SoC targets low-power earbuds, headsets
At CES 2018, Qualcomm Incorporated announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies International, Ltd., introduced the new Qualcomm Low Power Bluetooth SoC QCC5100 series that is designed to help manufacturers develop a new generation of compact, feature-rich, wireless earbuds, hearables, and headsets. To help meet consumer demand for superior audio quality as well as extended battery […]
Low-power MCUs include integrated BLE features
Ambiq Micro announced the release of its Apollo Blue microcontroller family. This new product line integrates Bluetooth 5 low energy radio connectivity with Ambiq Micro’s patented Subthreshold Power Optimized Technology (SPOT) architecture. Apollo Blue microcontrollers integrate an energy-efficient Bluetooth 5 low energy radio combined with improved communication features to enable always-connected, ultra-low power designs. The Apollo Blue family of products […]
Audio reference platform works with Alexa Voice Service
Qualcomm Technologies International, Ltd. today announced that the Qualcomm Smart Audio Platform has been qualified by Amazon for the Alexa Voice Service (AVS). This leading-edge reference platform incorporates the hardware and software building-blocks required to facilitate rapid commercialization of smart speaker and networked audio solutions, and it is the first announced fully end-to-end audio processing and system […]
801.11ax products maximize output power of in-home Wi-Fi signals efficiency, lower power consumption.
Qorvo is enabling the expansion of distributed Wi-Fi solutions in the home through a portfolio of 802.11ax products that improves Wi-Fi coverage, enables smaller devices and reduces costs. These products include Wi-Fi front-end modules, Wi-Fi BAW 2.4GHz bandedge and LTE coexistence filters, and Wi-Fi integrated front end modules (iFEMs). “In the last year, we have seen […]
Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) delivers high accuracy in high-vibration drone and robotics applications
At the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, USA, Bosch Sensortec launches the MEMS sensor BMI088, a high-performance Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) with outstanding vibration robustness, specifically designed for drone and robotics applications. BMI088 features an extremely stable gyroscope derived from Bosch’s proven automotive technology. The IMU delivers low noise and low drift […]
How can you replace a $100,000+ motion capture system?
At CES 2017, Mickey Ferri, cofounder of Enflux describes how microelectromechanical (MEMS) inertial measurement unit (IMU) sensors embedded in clothing can measure changes in orientation. The motion capture clothing’s capabilities can be used to track activity in sports or even allow the wearer to become a character in a video game.
Rechargeable pin-type and flexible lithium ion batteries a form fit for wearables
Panasonic Corporation will showcase its rechargeable Pin-type Lithium-ion battery (CG-320A, CG-425 and CG-435) as well as its Flexible Lithium-ion battery (CG-062939, CG-063555, and CG-064065) at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) January 5-8th, 2017, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Panasonic Corporation will exhibit these two products in Panasonic booth #12908 in the Central Hall of the Las […]