ROHM’s newly developed VCSEL technology achieves greater accuracy in spatial recognition and distance measuring systems by using Time Of Flight (TOF) systems. VCSEL has become popular in recent years with the adoption of laser light sources for spatial recognition in tablets and facial recognition in smartphones. With the emergence of Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) and industrial […]
ROHM has announced the development of a new family of four AEC-Q100 qualified high side switch ICs targeting the automotive market. Available in both 1- and 2-channel variants with RDS(on) ratings of 45mΩ, 70mΩ and 90mΩ, these IPDs (Intelligent Power Devices) incorporate multiple protection functions, ranging from overcurrent protection (OCP) and thermal shutdown (TSD) to […]
ROHM announces the availability of BM1ZxxxFJ, an integrated zero cross detection IC series, optimized for home appliances such as vacuum cleaners, washing machines, and air conditioners. The rising demand for smart appliances and IoT applications has added communication functionality (i.e. Wi-Fi) to home appliances. As it is necessary for such devices to always be ON to […]
I thought I heard about 100 different languages spoken as I crisscrossed 17 halls over four days in Munich at electronica 2018 with an average of eight miles a day of walking. I was wrong. It was closer to 180 languages. Tens of thousands of attendees were laser-focused on simplifying design and integrating devices and […]
ROHM announced the availability of a new sensor shield (expansion board) equipped with 8 sensor boards (e.g. accelerometer, barometric pressure, geomagnetic, heart rate sensors, etc.) designed for use with existing open platform MCU boards such as Arduino, and mbed. The SensorShield-EVK-003 is the latest sensor evaluation kit offered by ROHM. The updated kit bundles 8 individual sensor […]
Automotive-grade ground sense opamps ar esaid to deliver breakthrough EMI tolerance (noise immunity) for automotive systems using sensors. Developed using proprietary layout, processes, circuit design technologies, the BA8290xYxx-C series features superior noise immunity that suppresses output voltage fluctuation in all frequency bands to less than ±1%, compared to ±3.5% to ±10% with conventional products. The […]
Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo & Conference kicked off this week in Novi, Mich. near Detroit. Billed as a forum for electric, hybrid and plugin hybrid vehicle technology, it showcased technological developments along the supply chain including electrical powertrains and components, battery management systems, materials and equipment. Here are a few of the more […]
The industry’s smallest class (1608 size) of two-color chip LEDs, dubbed SML-D22MUW, features a special design that improves reliability along with a backside electrode configuration that supports high-resolution displays. Conventional numerical displays use a single color to indicate numbers, but there is a growing need to change the color to make it easier to recognize […]
The ML630Q464/466 from ROHM Group company LAPIS Semiconductor are the first ICs to integrate all major functions required for data logging (USB, high-speed clock generation, LCD driver, high-accuracy RC oscillation type AD converter), data acquisition (i.e. temperature, humidity, acceleration), data display, and PDF file generation on a single chip. The chips are designed to be […]
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An optical sensor for heart rate monitoring is optimized for wearable devices such as sports bands and smart watches. The BH1790GLC from ROHM Semiconductor uses proprietary analog circuit technology and optical sensor expertise to improve sensitivity, allowing pulse waves to be detected with high accuracy, even with low LED brightness, resulting in low power consumption. […]
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