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CEVA Acquires RivieraWaves, Expands IP Offering with Connectivity for Smartphones, Tablets, Small Cells and the Internet of Things 

CEVA, Inc. today announced that it has acquired RivieraWaves, a privately held company and a leading provider of wireless connectivity IP for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technologies. More...

Synopsys Expands Verification IP Portfolio with Compliance Test Suites 

Mentor Graphics Corporation today announced the acquisition of XS Embedded GmbH (XSe), a technology leader in the creation of automotive system architectures and hardware reference platforms. More...

Synopsys Expands Verification IP Portfolio with Compliance Test Suites 

Synopsys, Inc. today announced the availability of key protocol compliance test suites. More...

Atmel to Acquire Newport Media - Strengthening its Leadership Position in the IoT Market  

Atmel Corporation today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Newport Media, Inc. that will enable Atmel to offer the industry's most complete wireless portfolio of smart connected devices for the "Internet of Things." More...

New processor family brings higher performance with real-time processing  

Today, Texas Instruments announced the new Sitara AM437x processor family that integrates support for industrial protocols for both automation and industrial drives and includes new features such as dual camera for data terminals with bar code scanning. More...

Silicon Labs Enhances Flexibility and Functionality of Simplicity Studio Development Environment  

Silicon Labs today announced updates to the Simplicity Studio development platform enabling developers to use their favorite computing environment and analyze the performance of capacitive sensing applications. More...

STMicroelectronics Boosts Design for a Cleaner Cloud with STM32 Digital-Power Microcontrollers   

The Cloud supporting the digital economy could become significantly more energy-efficient with the adoption of the new Digital Power microcontrollers (STM32F334) from STMicroelectronics. More...

Microchip Releases the RN4020 BluetoothSmart Module   

Microchip Technology Inc. today announced from the Sensors Expo its first Bluetooth 4.1 Low Energy module. More...

Accellera Systems Initiative Releases UVM 1.2   

Accellera Systems Initiative (Accellera) announced it released a new version of its Universal Verification Methodology (UVM) class reference document, UVM 1.2 for SoC (system on chip) verification. More...

Texas Instruments ushers in a new era of ultra-low power with new MSP430 FRAM microcontrollers   

Texas Instruments today announced its comprehensive ultra-low power FRAM microcontroller (MCU) platform with all the necessary hardware and software tools, and support for developers to reduce energy budgets, minimize product size and enable a battery-free world. More...

16-Channel, 16-Bit ±10V SoftSpan DAC Drives 10mA & 1000pF Loads   

Linear Technology Corporation introduces the LTC2668-16, a 16-channel, 16-bit voltage output digital-to-analog converter (DAC) with SoftSpan outputs, each of which can be independently configured for one of five selectable unipolar and bipolar output ranges up to ±10V. More...

New Cypress $4 PSoC 4 Prototyping Kit Streamlines Upgrades of Legacy MCU Designs to 32-Bit ARM Performance    

Embedded system design engineers looking to upgrade their 8- and 16-bit legacy designs to a 32-bit ARM CPU can do so for less than a pack of AA batteries, thanks to a new PSoC 4 prototyping kit from Cypress Semiconductor Corp. More...

Quantifying the Internet of Things Market   

Analyst views of the Internet of Things (IoT) vary drastically depending on how one defines the topic. As a result, there is the potential for much hyping. More...

New Generation of High-Performance Blackfin Processors Optimized for Power-Constrained Industrial Imaging, Audio and Automotive Applications   

Analog Devices, Inc. introduced today the ADSP-BF70x Blackfin processor family, a high-performance DSP series that delivers a class-leading 800 MMACS of processing power at less than 100 mW – double the performance or half the power of competing devices. More...

Rambus Cryptography Research Division Unveils CryptoManager Secure Feature Management Platform  

Rambus Inc. today announced the CryptoManagerplatform, a feature management solution developed by the Rambus Cryptography Research (CRI) division. More...

1.8V STM32 Microcontrollers from STMicroelectronics Bridge Mobile-Platform Subsystems  

Qualcomm Incorporated today announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., has introduced the Qualcomm FSM90xx system-on-chip (SoC) for neighborhood and small and medium business (SMB) small cells. More...

1.8V STM32 Microcontrollers from STMicroelectronics Bridge Mobile-Platform Subsystems  

The latest STM32 microcontrollers from STMicroelectronics are specific low-voltage devices that help overcome the challenges designers face when adding a companion chip to a low-voltage host processor. More...

Spansion Eliminates Need for Batteries and Fuels a Greener Internet of Things with Energy Harvesting Solution  

Spansion Inc. today announced a new family of power management integrated circuits for energy harvesting that can enable a greener Internet of Things by eliminating the need for or extending the life of batteries in a multitude of IoT devices from individual wearable electronics to the nodes in wireless sensor networks. More...

Freescale now shipping sub 1 GHz wireless microcontroller using energy-efficient 32-bit processor core  

Freescale Semiconductor is now shipping the Kinetis KW01 wireless microcontroller (MCU), expanding the popular Kinetis W series MCU line with a device ideally suited for wirelessly networked smart object applications. More...

Texas Instruments creates new power line communication (PLC) modems to support all three major standards across multiple spectrum bands  

Texas Instruments today announced a new power line communication  modem platform that supports the G3, PRIME and IEEE-1901.2 standards across both CENELEC and ARIB frequency bands. More...

Create a power supply board layout in minutes with TI’s WEBENCH PCB Export  

Texas Instruments today unveiled WEBENCH PCB Export, a new feature in TI’s online WEBENCH Power Designer tool that engineers can use to quickly create a power supply printed circuit board (PCB) layout and export it to industry-leading computer-aided design (CAD) development platforms. More...

Mentor Graphics Launches Xpedition Path Finder Suite for Efficient IC/Package/PCB Design Optimization, Assembly, and Visualization  

Mentor Graphics Corporation today announced its Xpedition Path Finder product suite, providing designers with the ability to assemble and optimize complex electronic systems. More...

QuickLogic Launches Low-Power Sensor Hub for Wearables 

QuickLogic Corporation today announced the immediate availability of its S1 Wearables Sensor Hub, an ultra-low-power, context-aware sensor hub optimized for next-generation wearable applications.  More...

Accellera Systems Initiative Enhances Mixed-signal Modeling and Verification in Verilog-AMS 2.4 Standard  

Accellera Systems Initiative (Accellera) announces it has developed new verification and design modeling extensions for its Verilog-AMS standard. More...

AMD Expands Embedded G-Series Family with New Pin-Compatible SoC and CPU Solutions   

AMD today announced new x86 AMD Embedded G-Series system-on-chip (SoC) and central processing unit (CPU) solutions for embedded applications, including early adoption by HP for thin client deployment. More...

Peregrine Semiconductor Introduces UltraCMOS Monolithic Phase & Amplitude Controller (MPAC)   

In Booth #515, Peregrine Semiconductor Corp., founder of RF SOI (silicon on insulator) and pioneer of advanced RF solutions, debuts its new line of UltraCMOS Monolithic Phase & Amplitude Controllers (MPAC). More...

Synopsys Expands Verification IP Portfolio with Memory Models  

Synopsys, Inc. today announced the release of its DDR4/3 and LPDDR4/3/2 Verification IP (VIP) available as part of Synopsys' Verification Compiler solution and as standalone titles. More...

TI adds RF gain blocks, mixers and modulator to product lineup 

Texas Instruments (TI) expanded its RF portfolio today with the addition of high-performance RF gain blocks, down-converting mixers and a complex modulator that provide the industry’s best combination of power and performance. More...

Electric Cars Reinvented - $178.9 Billion Market 

IDTechEx finds that the global sale of hybrid and pure electric cars will triple to $178.9 billion in 2024 as they are transformed in most respects. More...

Synopsys Introduces DesignWare ARC Processors Optimized for Low-Power Embedded DSP Applications 

Synopsys, Inc. today announced availability of the DesignWare ARC EM DSP Family of processors, which includes the ARC EM5D and EM7D processors designed for low-power embedded digital signal processing applications. More...

Micrel Launches New Highly Integrated Intelligent Power Management Solution

Micrel, Inc. today introduced the MIC23099 power management solution. The device is targeted at single AA/AAA battery cell applications. More...

Agilent Technologies Genesys 2014 Delivers Breakthrough Modulated RF Analysis for Circuit, System Design 

Agilent Technologies Inc. today announced the latest release of Genesys 2014, its industry-leading, affordable RF simulation and synthesis software. More...

Fast-charge wireless power receivers cut power loss by 50 percent 

Texas Instruments (TI) today introduced the industry’s most power-efficient 5-watt wireless power receivers that support the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) Qi 1.1 standard. More...

Synopsys Unveils Industry's First Complete PCI Express 4.0 IP Solution 

Synopsys, Inc. today introduced the industry's first complete PCI Express 4.0 IP solution, consisting of DesignWare PHY, controllers and verification IP (VIP) targeting enterprise computing applications such as servers, networking, storage systems and solid state drives (SSDs). More...

Highest Accuracy Isolated Sigma-Delta Modulator Increases Efficiency of Motor Drives and Power Inverters 

Analog Devices, Inc. introduced today the industry’s highest accuracy isolated sigma-delta modulator for precision current and voltage measurement in DC/AC power conversion applications. More...

USB µModule Isolator with Power Protects Hubs & Peripheral Ports 

Linear Technology Corporation introduces the LTM2884, a USB µModule (micromodule) Isolator that combines USB data communications and USB power, and guards against ground-to-ground differentials and large common mode transients. More...

Next-Generation Ultra-Low-Power DSP from TI  

Today, Texas Instruments introduces the next-generation, ultra-low-power DSP in TI’s scalable TMS320C5000 device portfolio, the TMS320C5517 (C5517). More...

Uniquify Announces Immediate Availability of LPDDR4 Memory Subsystem IP 

Uniquify today announced immediate availability of its LPDDR4 memory IP, including the memory controller IP and PHY models, for low-power, high-performance applications, including mobile and handheld products. More...

AMD Embeds Intelligent, Interactive and Immersive Experiences with 2nd Generation AMD Embedded R-Series APUs and CPUs

AMD today announced the 2nd generation AMD Embedded R-series accelerated processing unit (APU) and CPU family (previously codenamed “Bald Eagle”) for embedded applications. More...

Silicon Labs Eases Smart Meter Design with Wireless M-Bus Software

Silicon Labs today introduced a comprehensive software solution designed to simplify the development of wirelessly connected smart meters for electricity, gas, water and heat resources based on the proven Wireless M-Bus standard. More...

Arduino and Atmel Unveil the Arduino Zero

Arduino LLC today announced the latest development board, Arduino Zero. More...

connectBlue Reveals a High Performing Multiradio System-on-Module with Linux

The new Multiradio System-on-Module OMP171 is the result of combining the latest powerful open source Linux kernels with proven, robust connectBlue wireless capability. More...

Cypress Enables Three-Year Battery Life for Wireless Human Interface Devices

Cypress Semiconductor Corp. today introduced its fourth-generation 2.4-GHz WirelessUSB radio-on-a-chip. More...

ams integrated color sensor drives new intelligent display management in smartphones and tablets

ams AG today announced the industry’s first integrated ambient light, color (RGB) and proximity sensor that is optimized for operation behind dark glass to drive intelligent display adaption in mobile devices. More...

Mentor Graphics Launches MicReD Industrial Power Tester 1500A for Power Cycle Testing of Electronic Components

Mentor Graphics Corporation today announced the new MicReD Industrial Power Tester 1500A for power cycling and thermal testing of electronics components to simulate and measure lifetime performance. More...

Forward Concepts Forecasts LTE Baseband Market to Grow 47% in 2014

Forward Concepts, a leader in DSP and wireless market research is proud to announce the publication of its newest report, "LTE Chip Market Trends." More...

Wearable Technology $50 Billion Investment Frenzy By Dr Peter Harrop

Many giant electronics manufacturers, computer services companies and conglomerates have tens of billions of dollars in the bank that is instantly available for investment to counter their saturating sales in mature markets. More...

High-performance DACs reduce board space and lower system costs, while increasing accuracy

Texas Instruments today introduced a new family of digital-to-analog converters (DACs) that enables engineers to increase the accuracy and performance of programmable logic controller I/O modules, field sensors and transmitters, and building automation systems, while decreasing overall system size and cost. More...

ITTIA DB SQL Advances In-Memory Data Management for Embedded Systems

ITTIA announces new capabilities of ITTIA DB SQL that empower embedded systems to store a large volume of data in-memory for processing and analysis. More...

New STM32 Ultra-Low-Power Microcontrollers for Energy-Sensitive Designs

The latest STM32L0 microcontrollers from STMicroelectronics, now fully qualified and in stock at ST and at appointed distributors, enable customers’ applications to achieve record low power consumption. More...

Cirrus Logic Agrees to Acquire Wolfson Microelectronics

Cirrus Logic, Inc. and Wolfson Microelectronics plc today announced the terms of a recommended transaction under which Cirrus Logic would acquire Wolfson at a price of Ł2.35 per share in cash, implying an enterprise value of Ł278 million, or approximately $467 million. More...

Cypress Expands the PSoC 4 Architecture with Entry-Level PSoC 4000 Devices

Cypress Semiconductor Corp. today introduced a new product family from its PSoC 4 architecture that offers a low-cost, entry-level 32-bit ARM-based system-on-chip for quick, simple upgrades of legacy 8-bit and 16-bit MCUs. More...

16-Bit, 210Msps ADC Delivers 80dB SNR for High Performance Communications & Instrumentation Systems

Linear Technology Corporation announces the LTC2107, a 16-bit 210Msps high performance high-speed analog-to-digital converter (ADC) for high-end communications receivers and instrumentation applications. More...

TI brings leading Bluetooth Smart technology to automobiles for smartphone and wire-replacement applications

Texas Instruments today announced the SimpleLink Bluetooth low energy CC2541-Q1, a highly-integrated wireless microcontroller that delivers low power, low cost, and simplified automotive connectivity to emerging smartphone-controlled and wire-replacement applications. More...

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...






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