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50O 20dB Gain Block Delivers 46dBm OIP3 & 2.6dB NF with Bandwidth from 20MHz to 2GHz

Linear Technology announces the LTC6431-20, a 20MHz to 2GHz single-ended input and output fixed gain amplifier offering outstanding 46.2dBm OIP3 (Output Third Order Intercept) and 2.6dB noise figure. More...

51st Design Automation Conference to Debut Automotive Systems and Software Track

It was just a matter of time before the Design Automation Conference, known as the premier conference devoted to the design and automation of electronic systems, would incorporate a special track dedicated to the automotive industry. More...

FPGA Family for High-Volume Small-Cell, Microserver, Broadband Access & Video Applications

Lattice Semiconductor Corp. today announced its ECP5 family for small-cell, microserver, broadband access, industrial video and other high-volume applications where the lowest-possible cost, lowest-possible-power, and smallest-possible form-factor are crucial. More...

Silicon Labs Streamlines iOS Accessory Designs with Comprehensive 32-bit Development Kit

Silicon Labs today introduced a new 32-bit hardware and firmware development kit designed to accelerate the design of Made for iPod/iPhone/iPad (MFi) accessories and help product manufacturers get to market quickly. More...

Freescale enters into definitive agreement to purchase Mindspeed ARM processor business from MACOM

Freescale Semiconductor has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase the Comcerto CPE communications processor business of Mindspeed Technologies, Inc. More...

Altera Announces High-Efficiency Power Conversion Solution for High-Performance FPGAs

Altera Corporation today announced the availability of a new power conversion solution that makes it easy for board developers to design point-of-load power solutions and achieve the highest FPGA performance at the lowest system power. More...

Sensor Platforms and ARM Introduce Open Source Software To Enable Sensor Hub Implementations

Sensor Platforms together with ARM announce the introduction of the world’s first open source software for sensor hub applications. More...

Green Hills Software Announces IoT Security Advisors Program

Green Hills Software, the largest independent software vendor for the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced the launch of a new services group, IoT Security Advisors, comprised of security experts from all of Green Hills Software’s business units to provide security services for organizations that must manage the daunting privacy and security challenges associated with the IoT.  More...

Qualcomm Innovates to Optimize Spectrum Usage with Revolutionary MU-MIMO for Wi-Fi

Qualcomm Incorporated today announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Atheros, Inc., is delivering the first Qualcomm VIVE 4-stream 802.11ac solutions with multi-user MIMO (MU-MIMO) to greatly improve Wi-Fi performance for the growing number of connected devices in homes, offices and public hotspots.  More...

Microchip Introduces Cost-Effective 8-bit PIC Microcontroller Family With Intelligent Analog and Core Independent Peripherals

Microchip Technology Inc. today announced from EE Live! and the Embedded Systems Conference in San Jose the PIC16(L)F170X and PIC16(L)F171X family of 8-bit microcontrollers (MCUs), which combine a rich set of intelligent analog and core independent peripherals, along with cost-effective pricing and eXtreme Low Power (XLP) technology.  More...

Renesas Electronics America and Express Logic Announce RZ Express Program to Drive Development of HMI Applications

Renesas Electronics America and Express Logic, Inc. announce the new RZ Express program—an optimized package of high-performance microprocessors (MPUs), easy-to-use RTOS, and comprehensive middleware solutions ideal for high-resolution displays used in the design of human-machine interface (HMI) applications. More...

Micropower 30µV Op Amp Settles in 15µS to 0.0015%

Linear Technology introduces the LT6020, a dual 3V to 30V fast settling operational amplifier, featuring 30µV maximum input offset voltage and 0.5µV/°C max VOS drift. More...

New Initiatives Expand the Technical Program as the 51st Design Automation Conference Opens Advance Registration

Continuing the tradition of being in the forefront of electronic design, the Design Automation Conference (DAC) is pleased to announce the technical program for 2014. More...

connectBlue Presents a Bluetooth Dual-mode System-on-Module

connectBlue has today launched the System-on-Module OBP421 which is a Bluetooth Dual-mode (Bluetooth Smart Ready) module. More...

By 2024 Over 50% of the Li-ion Battery Business will be for Hybrid and Pure Electric Cars, Forecasts IDTechEx

Hybrid and pure electric cars will be much more than half of the value of this market by the end of the decade. More...

Renesas and Synopsys Expand Automotive Collaboration with VDK Support for Renesas' RH850/E1x MCU Series

Synopsys, Inc. today announced the expansion of its Virtualizer Development Kit (VDK) portfolio for Renesas' RH850 MCU with the new RH850/E1x series reference virtual prototype. More...

Energy-Saving Power Family from STMicroelectronics Boosts Efficiency, Safety, and Reliability

The new HB series of Insulated-Gate Bipolar Transistors (IGBTs) from STMicroelectronics have up to 40% lower turn-off energy losses than competing high-frequency devices, while reducing conduction losses by up to 30%. More...

Agilent Technologies Introduces Industry’s First LTE-Advanced Uplink 4x4 MIMO Signal Generation Solution

Agilent Technologies Inc. today introduced the industry’s first LTE-A uplink 4x4 MIMO signal generation solution designed to enable R&D engineers to verify FDD and TDD LTE-A Evolved Node B receivers. More...

Mentor Graphics Acquires Berkeley Design Automation to Advance Nanometer Analog/Mixed-Signal Verification

Mentor Graphics Corp. today announced that it has acquired Berkeley Design Automation, Inc. (BDA), a recognized leader in nanometer analog, mixed-signal, and RF circuit verification. More...

NXP GreenChip Platform Shrinks Size of Laptop Power Adapters

NXP Semiconductors today introduced the GreenChip TEA1836 and TEA1892 platform that enables the design of ultra-small 45W adapters and power supplies for notebooks, ultra-light notebooks, set top boxes and other devices. More...

Freescale expands microcontroller portfolio with availability of new Kinetis E series MCUs

Freescale Semiconductor has expanded its Kinetis E series portfolio to include three new families: Kinetis KE02 MCUs now running up to 40 MHz, KE04 MCUs running up to 48 MHz and KE06 MCUs running up to 48 MHz – complementing its already robust portfolio of 5V MCUs built on the ARM Cortex-M0+ architecture. More...

TI increases range up to 7x for low-power 2.4 GHz wireless networks

Texas Instruments (TI) today introduced the SimpleLink CC2592 range extender that provides up to a 7x improvement in range when paired with TI’s 2.4 GHz low power RF solutions for ZigBee, 802.15.4, 6LoWPAN and Bluetooth low energy networks. More...

Mentor Graphics Launches New Xpedition Platform to Optimize Advanced PCB Systems Design Productivity

Mentor Graphics Corporation today announced the first phase of a new systems design enterprise platform to address today’s printed circuit board (PCB) systems challenges of increased complexity, changing team demographics, and systems-aware design requirements. More...

Cypress’s New EZ-USB HX3 USB 3.0 Hub Controller Achieves USB-IF Certification

Cypress Semiconductor Corp. today announced a new USB 3.0 hub controller certified by the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) for the SuperSpeed USB 5 Gbps standard. More...

Industry’s lowest jitter PCIe clock buffers for communications, networking and data center systems

Texas Instruments (TI) today introduced a pair of 4-output and 8-output high-speed current steering logic (HCSL) clock fanout buffers that support PCI Express (PCIe) Gen-1, Gen-2, Gen-3 interface standards. More...

STMicroelectronics Reveals Climate-Saving Power Devices with High-Temperature Performance Edge

STMicroelectronics has revealed an advanced new product family enabling power supply designers to drive up energy efficiency in applications such as solar inverters and electric vehicles, enterprise computing, and industrial motor drives. More...

Lower cost and memory variant of the Nordic Semiconductor nRF51422 for cost sensitive ANT sensor products

Nordic Semiconductor ASA today announces the immediate availability of a lower cost variant of its award-winning nRF51422 multiprotocol SoC that will offer an identical feature, peripherals, and performance set but half the Flash memory at 128kB and be based on the same nRF51 Series technology platform. More...

Micrel Launches a New High Performance, 4MHz, 2A DC/DC Converter With 100 Percent Duty Cycle Capability

Micrel, Inc. today introduced the MIC23163/MIC23164, a 4MHz, DC/DC converter capable of delivering up to 2A in a small 2mm x 2mm package. More...

Complete Ride-Through DC/DC IC Provides 1A of Uninterrupted Output Current from Main Input or Single Supercapacitor Backup Supply

Linear Technology Corporation introduces the LTC3355, a complete ride-through DC/DC system IC. More...

Customize and simulate analog designs with TI’s WEBENCH Schematic Editor

Texas Instruments today unveiled WEBENCH Schematic Editor, a new editing and simulation feature that enables engineers to customize power management designs and simulate the circuit created within the WEBENCH environment. More...

X-COM Systems Introduces Version 3.0 of RF Editor Graphical RF Signal Editing Software

X-COM Systems, LLC. has introduced Version 3.0 of its RF Editor graphical signal editing software. More...

EEMBC Benchmark to Reveal the Truth Behind Microcontroller Ultra-Low Power Claims

The Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium (EEMBC) today announced the availability of the first version of EEMBC ULPBench, a standardized, industry-developed and endorsed method to encourage microcontroller vendors to provide application developers with accurate, reliable information that allows them to equitably compare the efficiency of microcontrollers targeted at Ultra-Low Power (ULP) applications. More...

TI introduces SimpleLink Bluetooth module with enhanced audio and Bluetooth low energy capabilities

Texas Instruments Incorporated announced the expansion of its SimpleLink Bluetooth CC256x portfolio with the addition of new modules and audio reference designs for rapid prototyping, development and production. More...

Tiny Integrated Solution Powers RF Agile Radio Applications and FPGAs

Analog Devices, Inc. introduced today an integrated family of efficient power management ICs (integrated circuits) targeting compact, high density power solutions for RF agile radio and FPGA/processor-based (field-programmable gate array) applications. More...

Ultralow Voltage Step-Up Energy Harvester & Power Manager IC Extends Useful Life of Primary Batteries in WSNs

Linear Technology announces the LTC3107, a highly integrated DC/DC converter designed to extend the life of a primary battery in low power wireless system networks (WSNs). More...

IAR Systems unveils C-RUN—innovative, feature-rich runtime analysis product

IAR Systems is today very proud to announce its fully integrated and high-performance runtime analysis product C-RUN. More...

AMD Brings Immersive Graphics to Embedded Applications with the New AMD Embedded Radeon E8860 GPU

AMD today announced the AMD Embedded Radeon E8860 GPU (codenamed “Adelaar”), the industry’s first discrete graphics card based on Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture designed specifically to advance the visual growth and parallel processing capabilities of embedded applications. More...

New LPC Microcontroller Streamlines Motor Control

NXP Semiconductors N.V. today announced the release of the LPC1500 microcontroller series, optimized for fast, easy, and high-precision motor control. More...

IDT Introduces Industry’s First WPC 1.1 and PMA 1.1 Dual-mode Wireless Power Receiver

Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (IDT) today announced the industry’s first dual-mode wireless power receiver compatible with both the Wireless Power Consortium’s (WPC) 1.1 Qi standard, as well as the Power Matter’s Alliance (PMA) 1.1 standard. More...

Nordic Semiconductor launches world’s first ARM mbed development platform for Bluetooth Smart applications

Nordic Semiconductor ASA and ARM announce the launch of the nRF51822-mKIT, a platform for fast, easy, and flexible development of Bluetooth Smart (Bluetooth low energy, a hallmark element of Bluetooth v4.1) applications. More...

Marvel 4G LTE Mobile Processor with 5-Mode Modem

Marvell today announced the 64-bit mobile System-on-Chip (SoC) with production-ready 5-mode modem, the ARMADA Mobile PXA1928. More...

Silicon Labs Expands Ember ZigBee Portfolio for the Internet of Things

Silicon Labs today announced a major expansion to its industry-leading ARM-based Ember ZigBee system-on-chip (SoC) portfolio delivering unmatched wireless performance, energy efficiency and reliability for the Internet of Things (IoT). More...

Renesas Electronics Develops Industry’s First 28nm Embedded Flash Memory Technology for Microcontrollers

Renesas Electronics Corporation today announced that it has developed the industry's first 28-nanometer (nm) flash memory intellectual property (IP) for microcontrollers (MCUs) using a 28 nm process technology. More...

Reduce Board Space, Noise, and Power Consumption in Automotive Instrument Clusters with Highly Integrated Power-Management IC

Engineers can now design automotive clusters that are smaller, quieter, and more efficient, thanks to the MAX16993 PMIC from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. More...

STMicroelectronics Reveals Advanced Security Module for Smart-Grid Fortification and Reliability

STMicroelectronics has introduced KERKEY: an advanced security module that prevents malicious attacks on smart-grid gateways, concentrators, and smart meters. More...

Industry’s fastest 12-bit ADC races to 4 GSPS

Texas Instruments (TI) today introduced the industry’s fastest 12-bit analog-to-digital converter (ADC). More...

New 35nA RTC with Integrated EnerChip Battery

Cymbet announced today the commercial release of the EnerChip RTC product family that combines an ultra-low power Real Time Clock with a rechargeable solid state battery and power management IC in a single 5mm x 5mm plastic package. More...

Cirrus Logic Elevates User Experience for Smartphones, Tablets with New Voice Processors That Deliver Clear Communications Anytime, Anywhere

Cirrus Logic, Inc. is extending its portfolio of market-leading portable audio ICs with a new line of voice processors for mobile applications. More...

Bluetooth Smart SDK for Arduino-Based Projects

Ultra low power (ULP) RF specialist Nordic Semiconductor ASA today announces the immediate availability of the Bluetooth Smart Software Development Kit (SDK) for Arduino-based projects. More...

Energy-Measurement Analog Front Ends Offer High Accuracy for3-Phase Smart Meters and Multiple-Load Power Monitoring

Microchip Technology Inc. today announced its next-generation family of energy-measurement Analog Front Ends (AFEs) with industry-leading accuracy. More...

ARM Enhances IP Suite for 2015 Mid-Range Mobile and Consumer Markets

ARM today announced an enhanced suite of higher performance and more energy-efficient products specifically designed for the rapidly growing mid-range mobile and consumer electronics markets. More...

STMicroelectronics Launches New STM32 Ultra-Low-Power Microcontrollers for Consumer, Health, and Industrial Applications

STMicroelectronics has announced a new range of 32-bit general-purpose microcontrollers that will significantly extend battery life in a wide range of consumer, health, and industrial applications.  More...

New current mode step-up converter from Advanced Power Electronics Corp. offers adjustable output voltage up to 27V

Advanced Power Electronics Corp. is introducing a new current mode step up converter for small, low power applications. More...

Newark element14 Starts a RIoT

Newark element14 is today exclusively launching an open source, single board platform Revolutionizing the Internet of Things (RIoT) board. More...

Synopsys Acquires Target Compiler Technologies

Synopsys, Inc. today announced it has completed the acquisition of Target Compiler Technologies, a privately held company headquartered in Leuven, Belgium, that provides software tools to design and program application-specific instruction-set processors (ASIPs). More...

Peregrine Semiconductor Introduces UltraCMOS(R) Global 1, the Industry's First Reconfigurable RF Front-End System

Peregrine Semiconductor Corp. today announces UltraCMOS Global 1, the first reconfigurable RF front end (RFFE). More...

First LVDS receiver to support 4-MHz pixel clock for small LCD panels

Texas Instruments today introduced the industry’s first LVDS receiver IC to support a 4-MHz pixel clock in printers, copiers, digital cameras, fuel pump displays and appliances with small LCD panels. More...

140V, 250mA High Efficiency Buck Converter with Only 12µA Quiescent Current

Linear Technology announces the LTC3638, a 140V input-capable high efficiency buck converter that delivers up to 250mA of continuous output current. More...

Revised PMBus Power System Management Protocol Specification V1.3 to be Introduced at APEC 2014

On Tuesday, March 18, 2014 between 8:30AM and 12 noon, during the Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC) held at the Fort Worth Convention Center, the revised PMBus Power System Management Protocol Specification V1.3 will be introduced. More...

45V 500mA LDO Offers 25µVRMS Noise, Programmable Current Limit & Power Good

Linear Technology Corporation announces the LT3065, a high voltage, low noise, low dropout voltage linear regulator offering precision, programmable current limit and a power good flag. More...

Can the Internet of Things Drive Adoption of Energy Harvesters?

The Internet of Things adds connectivity to things. It is a broad term referring to applications as diverse as internet connected vehicles to consumer electronics such as smart phones. More...

Industry’s fastest 16-bit DAC sprints to 2.5 GSPS, supports 12.5 Gbps JESD204B

Texas Instruments today unveiled the industry’s fastest 16-bit digital-to-analog converter (DAC). More...

GENIVI 5.0 Compliant Linux-based Automotive Technology Platform

Mentor Graphics Corporation today announced the availability of the latest release of its Mentor Embedded Automotive Technology Platform (ATP) for Linux based in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) system development. More...

TI unveils transmitter circuit with foreign object detection for Qi wireless charging stations

Texas Instruments today introduced its next-generation wireless power transfer circuit with foreign object detection that will allow designers to bring to market 3-coil, 5-V and 12-V A6 charging stations compliant with the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) 1.1 specification. More...

UXM Wireless Test Set

Agilent Technologies Inc. today introduced the E7515A UXM wireless test set, the most highly integrated signaling test set created for functional and RF design validation in the 4G era and beyond. More...

Xilinx Tapes-out First Virtex UltraScale All Programmable Device as Part of Industry’s Only High-End 20nm Family

Xilinx, Inc. today announced another industry first at 20nm with the tape-out of the first Virtex UltraScale device. More...

Agilent Technologies Introduces Tool that Enables Faster, Easier Debugging of DDR Devices

Agilent Technologies Inc. today introduced a debugging tool that helps DDR memory designers perform precompliance tests, discover the root cause of compliance failures, and maximize design margins. More...

STMicroelectronics Reveals Industry’s Best Connected STM32 F0 Microcontrollers for Cost-Sensitive Applications

STMicroelectronics has extended its STM32 F0 microcontrollers based on the ARM Cortex-M0 core with new models that support crystal-less USB design, accurate sensing and smart power management for next-generation smart devices and connectivity products. More...

Industry’s first discrete serial link aggregators support data rates up to 10 Gbps

Texas Instruments today introduced the industry’s first pair of 10-Gbps serial link aggregator ICs. More...

Hardware is Key for Future Mobile Phones

The saying, "hardware is the new software" refers, at least in part, to companies such as Google and Microsoft piling into mobile phone hardware. In this article we share some of the findings in the new IDTechEx report analysing these developments, Future Mobile Phone/Cell Phone Technology and Functions 2014-2024. More...

Fairchild Semiconductor's 650 V Green Mode Buck Switches Offer the Highest Power Efficiency with System Design Scalability

Home appliance, industrial motor and smart meter applications require solutions that provide low standby power in order to achieve energy efficiency for the end user. More...

Analog Devices’ Meter-on-a-chip Enables Broad Range of Portable Health Applications

Analog Devices, Inc. unveiled today a high-precision, low-power meter-on-a-chip for a range of portable health applications such as point-of-care diagnostics, home/self-test health devices, and wearable vital signs monitors, including those for sports and fitness. More...

64-bit Architecture for the Digital Home

STMicroelectronics has released details of its innovative STi8K architecture addressing future Systems-on-Chips (SoCs) for the Digital Home. More...

802.11ac 1x1 Wireless Combo Solution for Mobile Applications 

Marvell today launches best-in-class 802.11ac 1x1 wireless combo solution with industry’s highest level of integration. More...

PowerVR Series6XT architecture delivers up to 50% higher performance and advanced power management 

Imagination Technologies unveils the next generation of its highly successful PowerVR Rogue graphics processing architecture that drives performance to new levels while reducing power consumption even further through advanced PowerGearing mechanisms. More...

Microchip’s Low-Power Sensor Hub Makes Sensor Fusion Easy 

Microchip Technology Inc today announced the SSC7102—a low-power, flexible and turnkey sensor hub that makes implementing sensor fusion easy and provides an extremely large selection of supported sensors. More...

2.5A Monolithic Active Cell Balancer with Telemetry Interface

Linear Technology Corporation announces the LT8584, a monolithic flyback DC/DC converter designed to actively balance high voltage stacks of batteries. More...

Synopsys Extends HAPS-70 Prototyping Family with New Solution Optimized for IP and Subsystems

Synopsys, Inc. today announced the availability of Synopsys' HAPS Developer eXpress (HAPS-DX) FPGA-based prototyping system to accelerate complex IP and subsystem prototyping. More...

Silicon Labs Targets Internet of Things with Lowest Power and Smallest Form Factor Wireless MCUs

Silicon Labs a leader in high-performance, analog-intensive, mixed-signal ICs, today announced that it has expanded its family of 8-bit Si10xx wireless microcontrollers (MCUs) with two new options optimized for both cost-sensitive and performance-intensive designs. More...

Bluetooth Low Energy Toolbox for Android

Ultra low power (ULP) RF specialist Nordic Semiconductor ASA today announces the development of an end-to-end solution from actual radio hardware to app (software program) source code for smartphones and tablets running either iOS or Android 4.3 and newer. More...

Advanced Energy-Harvesting IC from STMicroelectronics Broadens Benefits of Battery-Free Technology

STMicroelectronics is opening new avenues for energy-harvesting applications with its latest IC integrating all the functions needed to power electronic circuits and recharge batteries using either a solar cell or Thermo-Electric Generator (TEG). More...

Silicon Labs Rounds Out Smart Interface Portfolio with USB-to-SPI Bridge Chip

Silicon Labs today introduced a high-performance bridge controller that offers a turnkey solution for bridging a universal serial bus (USB) host and a serial peripheral interface (SPI) bus More...

Melexis Unveils Latest Programmable Hall Effect Sensor for High Performance Current Sensing Deployments

Melexis has announced a further addition to its customer programmable Triaxis Hall effect sensor IC portfolio. More...

New LPC Microcontrollers Optimized for System Design Flexibility

NXP Semiconductors N.V. today introduced two new microcontrollers that allow developers to address late design changes to their system. More...

Silicon Labs Launches Industry’s Most Energy-Friendly, Easiest-to-Use Humidity Sensors

Silicon Labs today introduced a new family of relative humidity (RH) and temperature sensors that simplify RH sensing designs while providing industry-leading power efficiency and ease of use. More...

Connected Television Peripherals Semiconductor Forecast 2012-2018

Encore Info has announced the availability of its new worldwide market research report for the semiconductor components that provide the connectivity and processing performance for connected TVs peripherals. More...

Microchip Expands Arduino Compatible chipKIT Ecosystem With Wi-Fi Development Board, IoT Cloud Software and Motor Control Shield

Microchip Technology Inc. today announced the expansion of its Arduino compatible chipKIT ecosystem, with two new development tools from Digilent, Inc., and an embedded cloud software framework. More...

Next-generation power factor correction controller improves energy efficiency

Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) today introduced a power factor correction (PFC) controller with the industry’s widest range programmable frequency operating in continuous conduction mode. More...

80V Buck-Boost Lead Acid & Lithium Battery Charging Controller Actively Finds True Maximum Power Point in Solar Applications

Linear Technology Corporation announces the LT8490, a synchronous buck-boost battery charging controller for lead acid and Lithium batteries, featuring automatic maximum power point tracking (MPPT) and temperature compensation. More...

Lowest-Power Always-On 6-Axis Inertial Motion Sensors

STMicroelectronics announced today a new family of always-on 6-axis inertial motion sensors with industry-lowest power requirements, ultra-compact packaging and unprecedented design flexibility. More...

connectBlue Announces Multiradio Module for Internet of Things

SPS/IPC/Drives, Germany, connectBlue today releases the Multiradio Module OWL355 which is a completely ready-to-embed module for demanding industrial, medical and Internet of Things (IoT) applications. More...

Renesas Electronics Introduces a Functional Safety Solution for Industrial Automation

Renesas Electronics Corporation today announced the development of a functional safety software package for its 32-bit RX631 and RX63N microcontroller (MCU) Groups. More...

Cadence Expands Physically Aware Synthesis in RTL Compiler, Improving Power, Performance and Area for Complex Chips

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. today introduced the Encounter RTL Compiler version 13.1, which includes a new suite of physically aware RTL synthesis capabilities that deliver up to 15 percent improvement in power, performance and area on today's most complex advanced node chip designs that face timing or congestion challenges. More...

Synopsys New Ultra Low-Power Non-Volatile Memory IP Cuts Power by 90 Percent and Size in Half

Synopsys, Inc. today announced the availability of its DesignWare AEON Multiple-Time Programmable (MTP) Ultra Low-Power (ULP) Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) IP, optimized for the stringent power and area requirements of wireless and RFID/NFC ICs. More...

Microchip’s PIC32MZ 32-bit MCUs Have Class-Leading Performance of 330 DMIPS and 3.28 CoreMarks/MHz; 30% Better Code Density

Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, today announced the new 24-member PIC32MZ Embedded Connectivity (EC) family of 32-bit MCUs.  More...

Qualcomm Brings Leading Mobile DNA to Internet Processors to Enable Advanced Network Platforms

Qualcomm Incorporated today announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Atheros, Inc., introduced the Qualcomm Internet Processor (IPQ) product line to transform networking devices like home gateways, routers and media servers into “Smarthome” platforms. More...

Spansion Launches Family of Flexible Microcontrollers for the Industrial "Internet of Things"

Spansion Inc. today announced a complete family of microcontrollers addressing high performance and low power needs for industrial applications such as factory automation, building management, inverter drives, smart meters, home appliances and medical devices. More...

Ultra-low power circuits to enable next wave of energy harvesting design

Texas Instruments today introduced five new next-generation power management integrated circuits that efficiently acquire and manage microwatts to milliwatts of power harvested from light, heat or mechanical energy sources. More...

Imagination announces world’s first Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, FM combo IP

Imagination Technologies (IMG.L) announces the world’s first IP that combines Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and FM receiver in one configurable solution. More...

Atmel Expands MCU Portfolio with Low-power 8-bit tinyAVR MCUs

Atmel Corporation today announced it has further expanded its low-power 8-bit tinyAVR family with the ATtiny441 and ATtiny841. More...

Analog Devices Introduces the Industry’s Lowest Power Digital Isolators

Analog Devices introduced today the ADuM144x family, the industry’s lowest power digital isolators. More...

Power Integrations’ High-Frequency Two-Switch-Forward IC Slashes System Cost and Footprint

Power Integrations today announced the HiperTFS-2 family of ICs, combining two-switch-forward and flyback power-supply controller ICs with integrated high-voltage MOSFETs. More...

Cadence Introduces Voltus IC Power Integrity Solution, Delivering Exceptional Performance and Capacity in Power Signoff

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. today introduced Voltus IC Power Integrity Solution, delivering record performance and capacity power analysis to meet the needs of next-generation chip design. More...

Xilinx Ships Industry’s First 20nm All Programmable Product

Xilinx, Inc. today announced first customer shipment of the semiconductor industry's first 20nm product manufactured by TSMC, and the PLD industry's first 20nm All Programmable device. More...

Synopsys Announces DesignWare ARC HS Processors for Next-Generation Embedded Data and Signal Processing Systems

Synopsys, Inc. today announced availability of the first products in the new DesignWare ARC HS Processor Family. More...

Active-Semi Introduces Industry’s First Fully-Integrated Single-Chip Solution to Extend Smart Phone and Tablet Computer Battery Life

To meet the growing worldwide demand for power hungry smart phones and tablet computers, Active-Semi today announced a new family of Power Bank IC solutions, the ACT2800 product family. More...

The Internet of Things Craze: Stop Debating Terminology, Start Talking Money

A catchy title like the Internet of Things is too good to waste, so it has been resurrected again by a different set of companies - not those focused on low cost, passive RFID tags, but more those making powered sensors and consumer electronics, such as mobile phones and their communication links and back end data management. More...

Cadence Announces Availability of Interconnect Workbench for Performance Analysis and Verification of ARM-Based SoCs

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. today announced the availability of Cadence Interconnect Workbench. More...

Express Logic Launches Embedded GUI Development Tools Optimized for Small Footprint

Express Logic, Inc. today introduced GUIX, a new graphical user interface (GUI) development framework. GUIX is a small-footprint, low-overhead runtime engine and development tool featuring automatic code generation for embedded systems capable of graphical display. More...

TI introduces gateway to the cloud for connected products with Tiva C Series TM4C129x MCUs, industry’s first ARM Cortex-M4 with Ethernet MAC+PHY

Texas Instruments announces the newest additions to the Tiva C Series microcontroller (MCU) platform. More...

Reflex CES ‘Aurora-Like 64B/66B IP Core Enables Mixed Vendor FPGA Designs

Reflex CES today announced the release of its new FPGA Aurora-like 64B/66B IP core, a turnkey solution enabling designers of complex systems to interconnect Xilinx and Altera high speed transceiver FPGAs. More...

Plug-In Cars Connecting with Consumers
Clean Vehicles Program

Sales of plug-in electric vehicles (EVs), including both plug-in hybrids and battery electrics, are up significantly over last year. More than 59,000 EVs were sold in the United States by the end of August — already surpassing EV sales for all of 2012. More...

Weightless Hardware Roadmap Announced

The Weightless SIG has announced the roadmap for the roll-out of Weightless compatible hardware from SIG founder and Promoter Group Member, Neul. More...

Mentor Graphics Hypervisor Delivers High Performance and Security

Mentor Graphics Corporation today announced its new Mentor Embedded Hypervisor product for in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems, telematics, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and instrumentation. More...

WInnForum now accepting Presentation Proposals for SDR-WInnComm 2014 Workshop: SSPARC- Technologies And Opportunities for Sharing with Radar

DARPA has recently launched the SSPARC program (Shared Spectrum Access for Radar and Communications). This workshop, chaired by John Chapin (DARPA)and Vince Kovarik (PrismTech), will bring together the Wireless Innovation Forum community and current SSPARC participants to exchange ideas and build future collaborations. More...

Xilinx Introduces UltraFast Design Methodology for Vivado Design Suite

Xilinx, Inc. today introduces the UltraFast design methodology for Vivado Design Suite, a comprehensive design methodology for enabling accelerated and predictable design cycles for design teams using the Vivado Design Suite. More...

Synopsys Extends DesignWare IP Portfolio for Data Center SoCs with Enterprise 40G Ethernet Controller IP

Synopsys, Inc. today announced the availability of the DesignWare Enterprise 40G Ethernet MAC and PCS Controller IP as part of Synopsys' complete Enterprise 40G IP solution. More...

Microchip’s New Cloud-Based Development Platform Now Available on Amazon Web Services Marketplace

Microchip Technology Inc. today announced a simple Cloud Development Platform that is available on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace and enables embedded engineers to quickly learn cloud based communication. More...

NXP Introduces LPC4370 Microcontroller for High-Speed Data Acquisition Applications

NXP Semiconductors N.V. today introduced the high-performance LPC4370 microcontroller – a complete solution for high-speed data acquisition applications available on a single chip. More...

Analog Devices’ Integrated Transceiver and Support Ecosystem Drive Next-Generation Software-Defined Radio Designs

Analog Devices, Inc. today introduced a revolutionary solution for software defined radio (SDR) applications. More...

Small Electric Vehicles Succeed in Non-Glamorous Roles

Analysts IDTechEx have recently pointed out that industrial and commercial electric vehicles (hybrid and pure electric) are now a bigger business than electric cars and will remain so for the coming decade, while making almost all the profit of the two put together. More...

Power Integrations First to Demonstrate Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 Smartphone Charger Reference Design

Power Integrations today introduced the first reference design for a Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0-enabled charger power supply. More...

Industry’s First Smart-Meter System-on-Chip

STMicroelectronics has revealed the industry’s first complete smart-meter System-on-Chip (SoC) that combines precision metering with flexible, programmable processing and PLC (Power-Line Communication) subsystems along with advanced security in a single device. More...

Renesas Electronics Bridges the Gap with New RX110 Microcontrollers Bringing True Low Power and 32-Bit Performance to the Internet of Things

Renesas Electronics Corporation has expanded its popular 32-bit RX100 Series of microcontrollers (MCUs) with the RX110 Group. More...

Industry’s highest precision, fully differential programmable gain amplifier

Texas Instruments (TI) today introduced a fully differential, zero-drift, 36-V programmable gain amplifier (PGA). At 5uV, the PGA281 offers the lowest offset voltage in its class to improve accuracy and long-term stability.  More...

HomePlug Green PHY Solutions from Qualcomm Enable the Internet of Everything in Industrial-Grade Applications for Smart Grid, Electric Vehicle Charging and Multi-Dwelling Units

Qualcomm Incorporated today announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Atheros, Inc., is deploying its QCA7000/7005 chips with customers that develop products utilizing a low power form of power line networking technology known as HomePlug Green PHY.  More...

Mentor Graphics Nucleus RTOS Improves System Reliability and Performance for Safety-Critical Systems

Mentor Graphics Corporation today announced a new version of the Nucleus real time operating system (RTOS) targeting high-performance, next-generation applications for connected embedded devices. More...

10-A SIMPLE SWITCHER power module from TI is industry’s smallest

Texas Instruments today introduced three power management modules to its SIMPLE SWITCHER family, including the 10-A LMZ31710, which provides the industry’s highest power efficiency in the smallest package, up to 50-percent smaller than similar solutions.  More...

Cadence Introduces Spectre XPS, A New FastSPICE Simulator Delivering Up To 10X Faster Throughput

At CDNLive India 2013, Cadence Design Systems, Inc. today introduced Spectre XPS (eXtensive Partitioning Simulator), a high-performance FastSPICE simulator that enables faster and more comprehensive simulation for large, complex chip designs.   More...

SILICON LABS LAUNCHES THE WORLD’S MOST ENERGY-FRIENDLY MCUS BASED ON THE ARM CORTEX-M0+ CORE

Silicon Labs today introduced the industry’s most energy- friendly 32-bit microcontrollers (MCUs) based on the ARM Cortex-M0+ processor.   More...

Microchip’s New 2.4 GHz RF High-Power Amplifier Supports 256-QAM Modulation; Extends Range of Ultra-High Data Rate WLAN Systems

Microchip Technology Inc. today announced its latest 2.4 GHz RF high-power amplifier—the SST12CP12—which adds support for the 256-QAM ultra-high data rate modulation.  More...

TI unveils envelope tracking DC/DC converter for 3G and 4G LTE smartphones

To help get more life out of a battery, Texas Instruments today introduced the industry’s most efficient envelope tracking power supply solution to support 3G and 4G LTE multi-mode, multi-band RF power amplifiers used in smartphones and tablets. More...

Supercapacitors Increase Range of Electric Vehicles

Supercapacitors are increasing the range of electric vehicles in several ways and by doing so they are hugely increasing the addressable market for those vehicles. Typically, they last for the life of the vehicle regardless of how many cycles are endured. More...

New TLM Subsystem Flow and Eclipse IDE Integration Speed VDK Availability for Software Developers

Synopsys, Inc. today announced availability of the latest release of its Virtualizer tool set for creating Virtualizer Development Kits (VDKs), software development kits which use virtual prototypes to accelerate embedded software development, debugging and optimization. More...

18-Bit, 1Msps, ±10.24V True Bipolar SAR ADC Simplifies Input Signal Conditioning for ±10 Volt Applications

Linear Technology Corporation introduces the LTC2338-18, an 18-bit 1Msps no latency analog-to-digital converter (ADC) with a wide ±10.24V fully differential, true bipolar input range for high voltage, industrial applications. More...

World's first concurrent ANT+ and Bluetooth low energy combo chip is launched by Nordic Semiconductor

Ultra low power (ULP) RF specialist Nordic Semiconductor ASA today announces the release of the nRF51922 System-on-Chip (SoC), the world's first multiprotocol SoC solution offering concurrent ANT+ and Bluetooth low energy wireless communication natively in a single chip. More...

Renesas Electronics Introduces Low-Power RL78/L1C LCD Microcontrollers for Environmental Sensor Modules and Mobile Healthcare Equipment

Renesas Electronics Corporation today announced the expansion of its popular RL78 Series of microcontrollers (MCUs) with 40 new RL78/L1C devices that integrate LCD display functions, USB functions, and 12-bit A/D converters on a single chip. More...

300mA LDO Regulators from Advanced Power Electronics Corp. have Low Quiescent Current

Advanced Power Electronics Corp. (USA) has announced a new series of low drop-out linear regulators that include current and thermal shutdown protection features. More...

Peregrine Introduces Industry’s Highest Isolation, Carrier-Grade Wi-Fi Switch

Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation today announced the highest performance, carrier-grade Wi-Fi switch on the market. More...

Micron Technology Ships First Samples of Hybrid Memory Cube

Micron Technology, Inc., announced today that it is shipping 2GB Hybrid Memory Cube (HMC) engineering samples. More...

MEMS Accelerometer from STMicroelectronics Is Part of Newly Launched Brain Sentry Impact Sensor

STMicroelectronics today announced that the just-launched Brain Sentry Impact Sensor, a lightweight helmet-mounted impact-monitoring device, uses ST’s MEMS accelerometer to monitor head impacts that may cause concussions or other brain injuries. More...

Everyware Software Framework 2.0 for Improved Device Lifecycle Management in M2M Applications

Eurotech today announces the launch of the Everyware Software Framework (ESF) 2.0 to give developers proven machine-to-machine (M2M) building blocks and solid built-in remote device and application management. More...

Renesas Electronics Launches Unique Microcontroller Evaluation Tool with Integrated Power Measurement Function

Renesas Electronics Corporation today announced the availability of the new RX111 Promotion Board (RPB), a unique and cost-effective evaluation platform designed to facilitate the evaluation of Renesas’ RX111 microcontrollers (MCUs) in a wide variety of applications, including mobile healthcare, smart meters, and industrial and building automation. More...

Noise Cancellation Speaker Driver ICs Produce Zero Audible Hiss

ams AG has introduced the AS3435 and AS3415 ANC speaker drivers, paving the way for a new generation of noise cancellation stereo headsets with zero audible hiss. More...

Renesas Electronics America Offers Free IAR Embedded Workbench C/C++ Compiler and Debugger Tool Suite for RX and RL78 MCUs

Renesas Electronics America today announced that, in partnership with IAR Systems Software, Inc., embedded developers designing with Renesas’ flagship RX or RL78 microcontrollers (MCUs) can get one free license for IAR Embedded Workbench, the popular C/C++ compiler and debugger tool suite. More...

Cadence Offers Secure Digital 4.0 Host Controller IP Core

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. today announced the immediate availability of its Secure Digital (SD) 4.0 Host Controller Intellectual Property (IP) core, which allows designers to achieve the maximum memory card access performance of up to 312MB/s - 3X the performance of the previous specification. More...

Microchip Introduces First PIC Microcontroller That Integrates 16-bit ADC, 10 Msps ADC, DAC, USB and LCD

Microchip Technology Inc. today announced a new family of microcontrollers (MCUs) —the PIC24FJ128GC010. More...

Plug-and-play: New low-cost MSP430 USB LaunchPad and NFC BoosterPack let developers tap into the Internet of Things (IoT)

Designed with input from the engineering and maker communities, Texas Instruments (TI) today announced the highly anticipated MSP430 USB LaunchPad Evaluation Kit and supporting ecosystem of software and support for its portfolio of USB microcontrollers. More...

Cadence Launches Palladium XP II Verification Platform and Enhanced System Development Suite

In an move to further reduce time to market for both semiconductor and system manufacturers, Cadence Design Systems, Inc. today introduced the Palladium XP II Verification Computing Platform as part of an enhanced System Development Suite, significantly speeding up hardware and software verification. More...

TRADE NEWS: Agilent Technologies Announces Waveform Creator, Modular Software for Easy Development of Baseband and Vector Signals

Agilent Technologies Inc. today introduced the M9099 Waveform Creator, a modular software application that supports analog and digital modulation formats, for the Agilent M9381A PXIe Vector Signal Generator. More...

TI expands motor driver portfolio with its first integrated stepper motor pre-driver

Texas Instruments (TI) today expanded its motor driver portfolio to include the company's first integrated stepper motor pre-driver. More...

Synopsys Announces DesignWare STAR Hierarchical System to Accelerate Silicon Testing of SoCs

Synopsys, Inc. today announced availability of its DesignWare STAR Hierarchical System, an automated hierarchical test solution for efficiently testing SoCs, including analog/mixed-signal IP, digital logic blocks, memory and interface IP. More...

The C8051 Core: A Compute Engine with an Embedded Mixed-Signal Twist

The venerable Intel 8051 device is still alive and well today. The architecture has been modernized to suit today’s process technologies and computational needs. These modern 8051-based microcontroller (MCU) architectures still manage to maintain code compatibility with the original Intel devices, but to improve performance, they have long sacrificed cycle accuracy. More...

Synopsys Launches DesignWare HDMI 2.0 TX/RX Controller and PHY IP for Ultra High-Definition Multimedia Experience
Synopsys, Inc. today launched its DesignWare HDMI 2.0 TX/RX IP solutions, including controller, PHY, and example Linux drivers to reduce designers' integration risk and time-to-market. More...

Caskeid from Imagination provides the ultimate solution for wireless multiroom audio
Imagination Technologies announces Caskeid, the world’s most accurately synchronised wireless multiroom connected audio streaming technology. More...

Industry’s Fastest 18-Bit SAR A/D Converter Unveiled
Analog Devices, Inc. introduced today an 18-bit PulSAR A/D converter with 5-MSPS throughput that is twice the speed of any available SAR (successive-approximation register) converter. More...

Submit Your Abstract Proposal Today; Deadline is September 16
Attracting attendees from all aspects of the SDR, CR and DSA, SDR-WInnComm is the ideal place to network and make an impact on the advanced wireless radio community. Submit your abstract now and be a part of the only event devoted to the advancement of radio technologies from research through deployment. More...

Microsoft to acquire Nokia's phone business for $7.2B
Microsoft Corporation and Nokia Corporation today announced that the Boards of Directors for both companies have decided to enter into a transaction whereby Microsoft will purchase substantially all of Nokia's Devices & Services business, license Nokia's patents, and license and use Nokia's mapping services. More...

ARM Acquires Advanced Display Technology From Cadence
ARM and Cadence Design Systems, Inc. today announced that the companies have signed a definitive agreement for the sale and transfer of Cadence PANTA display controller cores to ARM. More...

Antenna Tuning Switch from Peregrine Drives Performance of New Vega LTE-Advanced Smartphone from Pantech
Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation today announced that its new PE613010 antenna tuning switch has been selected by Pantech to drive performance in the new Vega LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) smartphone. More...

Cypress Introduces Ultra Low-Power PSoC 1 Devices with Integrated USB
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. today announced a new device seriesin its PSoC 1 programmable system-on-chip family. More...

Renesas Licenses Cadence's Tensilica ConnX D2 DSP for Next-Generation IoT Chip
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. today announced that as part of their Smart Society initiative, Renesas Electronics Corporation has licensed the Tensilica ConnX D2 DSP (digital signal processor) for a next-generation chip designed for Internet of Things (IoT) applications. More...

Smart, LIN Bus Motor Control IC Simplifies 12V Automotive Actuator Designs
Melexis Technologies NV has announced the release of its latest advanced motor controller IC for use with the direct current (DC) and single or dual phase brush-less direct current (BLDC) motors now being designed into modern vehicles. More...

Sensor-enabled RFID tags extend wireless data-logging beyond identification
ams AG today announced next-generation sensor-enabled RFID tags offering breakthroughs for medical, automotive safety and other applications where temperature, physiological or environmental data is required. More...

Nano-power system timers slash power consumption up to 80 percent
Texas Instruments (TI) today introduced two programmable system timers that significantly reduce system standby power consumption. More...

AMD Expands Embedded Computing Offerings with New Multi-Core R-Series CPUs and Discrete AMD Radeon GPU Bundle
AMD today announced new CPU offerings for the AMD Embedded R-Series high performance computing platform, along with the introduction of a discrete GPU promotional program to provide embedded designers more choices for meeting demanding performance requirements. More...

New, efficient LED driver from Advanced Power Electronics Corp. suits backlighting applications
Advanced Power Electronics Corp. (USA) has launched a new step-up converter capable of efficiently driving up to eight white LEDs in series for backlighting applications. More...

Wireless Innovation Forum Call for Proposals for Training Courses on Innovative Wireless Technologies
In response to requests by its members, The Wireless Innovation Forum intends to offer one or more fee-based training courses focused on topics relevant to its mission of advocating for the innovative utilization of spectrum and advancing radio technologies that support essential and critical communications. More...

36VIN, Triple, 2A+1A+ 1A (IOUT) Step-Down Switching Regulator with 100% Duty Cycle Operation
Linear Technology Corporation announces the LT3514, a triple output, 36V step-down switching regulator with 100% duty cycle operation. More...

Encell Technology’s Atlas 160 Nickel Iron Batteries Outperform VRLAs
Encell Technology, Inc. introduces the Atlas 160 Nickel-Iron battery.  The first production of these 160 Ampere-hour, front-terminal, 12-volt rechargeable batteries shipped this week. More...

World’s First Programmable USB Port Power Controllers for Active Connectors and 12W Charging
Microchip Technology Inc. today announced the expansion of its programmable USB port power controller portfolio with the three-member UCS100X family.  More...

Cadence Announces New Verification IP Models for Latest Memory Standards
At MemCon 2013 today, Cadence Design Systems, Inc. announced the immediate availability of new verification IP (VIP) models for the latest memory standards -- LPDDR4, Wide I/O 2, eMMC 5.0, HMC and DDR4 LRDIMM. More...

National Instruments Redesigns NI CompactRIO From the Inside Out
National Instruments today announced the new cRIO-9068 software-designed controller, which is completely redesigned but maintains full NI LabVIEW and I/Ocompatibility with the CompactRIO platform. More...

Nanopower Buck-Boost DC/DC with Energy Harvesting Battery Life Extender
Linear Technology announces the LTC3330, a complete regulating energy harvesting solution that delivers up to 50mA of continuous output current to extend battery life when harvestable energy is available. More...

NI Extends Reach of Software-Designed Instrumentation for Electronic Test
National Instruments today announced several additions to its NI LabVIEW reconfigurable I/O (RIO) architecture, increasing user flexibility and power to meet modern automated test system challenges and reduce the total cost of test. More...

Crossbar Emerges from Stealth-Mode; Unveils Crossbar RRAM Non-Volatile Memory Technology
Emerging from stealth-mode today, Crossbar, Inc. unveiled its Crossbar Resistive RAM (RRAM) technology. More...

New Freescale Kinetis E series microcontrollers introduce 32-bit performance for harsh electromagnetic environments
To meet demand for more robust and highly efficient microcontrollers (MCUs) for white goods and industrial applications, Freescale introduces the Kinetis E series – the first 5V, 32-bit MCUs built on the ARM Cortex-M0+ processor. More...

Silicon Labs Delivers High-Performance, Cost-Effective 8-Bit MCUs Optimized for Motor Control
Silicon Labs today introduced highly integrated, feature-rich 8-bit microcontrollers (MCUs) optimized for cost-sensitive motor control applications. More...

STMicroelectronics Unveils New Pressure Sensor Technology
STMicroelectronics has announced a new, ST-patented technology that isolates the pressure-sensing element within a fully molded package to meet the ultra-small form factor requirements and design creativity for the next generation of portable consumer devices. More...

Synopsys Launches Ultra-Low Power IP Subsystem for Sensors
Synopsys, Inc. today announced the availability of the DesignWare Sensor IP Subsystem, a complete and integrated hardware and software solution for sensor control applications. More...

Complete Power Management IC Solutions for i.MX6, ARM Cortex & Other Advanced Portable Application Processor Systems
Linear Technology Corporation announces the LTC3676 and LTC3676-1, complete PMIC power management solutions for portable processors including Freescale’s i.MX6 series, PXA, OMAP, ARM Cortex and other advanced portable microprocessor-based systems. More...

Alta Devices Enables Unmanned Aircraft to Fly as Long as the Sun Shines
During a keynote at the small unmanned systems business expo in San Francisco, CA today, Alta Devices’ CEO, Christopher Norris, explained that small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) are no longer constrained to short-range or limited flight times and are now able to fly as long as the sun is shining. More...

MagnaChip Unveils New MXsensor Product Family
MagnaChip Semiconductor Corporation (“MagnaChip”) today announced a full range of “MXsensor” intelligent sensor product families featuring 0.18 micron mixed signal & analog technology with low power consumption. More...

Ultra-Wideband High Linearity Mixer Has 50Ohm Matched Input from 30MHz to 6GHz
Linear Technology announces the LTC5510, a high performance mixer with very wide frequency range, extending to 6GHz. More...

Dev Kit for 902 MHz energy harvesting wireless switches, sensors and networks
EnOcean today announced the availability of its new developer kit, EDK 350U, for the North American market. More...

Synopsys Announces Availability of Complete 28-nm Data Converter IP Portfolio
Synopsys, Inc. today announced the availability of its 28-nanometer (nm) data converter IP portfolio,which includes DesignWare analog-to-digital converters (ADCs), digital-to-analog converters (DACs) and integrated PLLs. More...

Cypress's New USB-Serial Bridge Controllers First to Integrate CapSense Touch Sensing and Battery-Charge Detection
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. today expanded its market-leading USB product portfolio, adding a unique family of USB-Serial bridge controllers. More...

Power chip’s ultra-low quiescent current extends battery life in MCU-based systems
Texas Instruments (TI) today introduced a multi-mode power management unit (PMU) that enables ultra-low, total system quiescent current as low as 100 nA, which minimizes power consumption in battery-powered, microcontroller-based water and gas meters and other industrial applications. More...

Mentor Graphics Questa Verification Platform Adds Software-Driven Verification for Multi-Core SoC Designs

Mentor Graphics Corp. today announced that intelligent software-driven verification (iSDV) has been added to the Questa functional verification platform to automatically generate embedded C test programs for both single-core and multi-core SoC design verification. More...

New Virtuoso Layout Suite for Electrically Aware Design

Offering increased design team productivity and circuit performance for custom ICs, Cadence Design Systemstoday introduced a groundbreaking approach to custom design with its Virtuoso Layout Suite for Electrically Aware Design. More...

Development Kits Target Embedded Signal and Control for Internet of Things

Silicon Labs today introduced development kits and application software demonstrations for the EFM32 Wonder Gecko microcontroller (MCU) family, which was developed by Energy Micro, recently acquired by Silicon Labs. More...

New TI low power RF transceiver delivers leading range and co-existence for Sub-1 GHz wireless connectivity

Texas Instruments (TI) todayannounceSimpleLink Sub-1 GHz CC1200 transceiver, an extension to TI’s RF performance line family. More...

Freescale now shipping Vybrid controller solutions with customized ARM Development Studio 5

Freescale Semiconductor is now shipping Vybrid controller solutions with the ARMDevelopment Studio 5 (DS-5) development environment, simplifying development of traditionally complex applications that need rich human-machine interfaces (HMI) and connectivity, as well as deterministic real-time control and response capabilities. More...

Xilinx Tapes-Out First 20nm All Programmable Device with First UltraScale ASIC-class Programmable Architecture

Xilinx, Inc. announced two more industry firsts at 20nm, expanding on a series of industry innovations started at 28nm. Xilinx has now taped out the semiconductor industry's first 20nm device, and the PLD industry's first 20nm All Programmable device. More...

STM32 Value-Line Microcontrollers Deliver 32 bits at 32 cents

Priced as low as $0.32 for high-volume orders, the latest STM32F030 Value Line microcontrollers from STMicroelectronics are ideal for lower-budget projects while offering access to a full portfolio of hardware- and software-compatible 32-bit microcontrollers ideally suited for performance improvements and product extensions. More...

Deadline Extended for SDR-WInnComm 2014; Abstract Submissions now due 16 September 2013

Attracting attendees from all aspects of the advanced wireless radio value chain, SDR-WInnComm is the ideal place to network and make an impact on the advanced wireless radio community. More...

DIALOG SEMICONDUCTOR TO ACQUIRE IWATT, A LEADING PROVIDER OF DIGITAL POWER MANAGEMENT ICs

Dialog Semiconductor Plc is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement to acquire iWatt Inc., a leading provider of digital power management integrated circuits, for a cash payment of approximately $310 million, with additional contingent consideration of up to $35 million. More...

TI boosts battery run-time in portable medical and industrial devices

Texas Instruments today introduced the industry’s smallest and most accurate Li-Ion battery fuel gauge integrated circuit, the bq27421, which boosts battery run-time in portable medical devices. More...






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