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Mentor Graphics Expands Automotive Portfolio, Acquires XS Embedded to Reduce Time to Start of Production (SOP)

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...

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...

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...

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...

High-Performance, Cost-Effective Small Cell System-on-Chip for SMB and Neighborhood Access Points
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 
Easing the burden of supporting multiple regions with one device, 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 system 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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
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...

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...

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...

Ultralow 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...

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...

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...

Peregrine Semiconductor Introduces UltraCMOS 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

CamSemi launches first PSS controller to use advanced BJT drive scheme
CamSemi has today announced recent advances in the company’s bipolar transistor (BJT) drive scheme and the first of a new generation of Primary Side Sensing (PSS) controllers to exploit these developments. More...

NXP Introduces Industry’s Lowest Power Logic Product Family
NXP Semiconductors N.V. today introduced the AXP logic family designed for high-performance, low-voltage and low-power applications. More...

Innovative Smart-Meter Device from STMicroelectronics Simplifies Interoperability
STMicroelectronics has announced the world’s first smart-meter integrated circuit with built-in support for the METERS AND MORE open communication standard, which enables widespread interoperability among smart metering equipment using Power Line Communication. More...

Silicon Labs Introduces the Industry's First Single-Die MEMS Oscillator
Silicon Labs today introduced the industry’s most highly integrated MEMS-based oscillators designed to replace general-purpose crystal oscillators in cost-sensitive, low-power and high-volume industrial, embedded and consumer electronics applications such as digital cameras, storage and memory, ATM machines, point-of-sale equipment and multi-function printers. More...

New Cadence Energy-Efficient PCI Express IP Helps Reduce Power Consumption for Datacenter and Enterprise Applications
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. Cadence Design Systems, Inc., today announced new design IP for low-power PCI Express (PCIe) development. More...

USB Link to SDIO-Based Wi-Fi/Bluetooth Peripheral Devices
QuickLogic Corporation today announced the availability of an SDIO-to-USB catalog CSSP solution that enables SDIO-based peripheral devices to connect to processors through a USB port. More...

Wi-Fi CERTIFIED ac takes Wi-Fi performance to new heights
Wi-Fi technology has again made a significant leap in performance. More...

AltiVec Software Libraries Now Available for Freescale QorIQ T4240 Processor
Freescale Semiconductor’s flagship QorIQ T4240 communications processor is now available with AltiVec software libraries provided by Mentor Graphics Corporation. More...

Eliminate complicated wireless set up with TI’s new low-cost, easy-to-use NFC solutions in the Internet of Things
Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) continues to deliver new near field communications (NFC) innovations in its broad portfolio of solutions that make entry to NFC development easier and lower cost. More...

Microchip’s New Op Amps Extend Battery Life With Exceptionally Low Power Consumption 
Microchip Technology Inc. today announced a new nine-member low-power, general-purpose operational amplifier (op amp) family—the MCP647X/8X/9X.  More...

Microsemi Broadens FPGA Product Portfolio with Highly-integrated IGLOO2 
Microsemi Corporation today unveiled its IGLOO2 field programmable gate array (FPGA) family for industrial, commercial aviation, defense, communications and security applications. More...

Synopsys Announces Design Kit Optimized for All SoC Processor Cores  
Synopsys, Inc. today announced an extension to its DesignWare Duet Embedded Memory and Logic Library IP portfolio specifically designed to enable the optimized implementation of a broad range of processor cores. More...

Synopsys Unveils New Synthesis-Based Test Technology Delivering Up to 3X Higher Compression  
Synopsys, Inc. today unveiled a new, innovative test technology to further reduce the cost of testing silicon devices by delivering up to 3x higher test compression and minimizing the time required to test each silicon die. More...

Microchip Makes Real-Time Power Monitoring and Code Optimization Affordable for Portable, Power Supply, Motor Control and Meter Designs  
Microchip Technology Inc. today announced the MPLAB REAL ICE Power Monitor Module, which enables designers to identify and eliminate code that consumes high current, in real time.  More...

Peregrine Semiconductor Expands High-Frequency Product Line With Next-Generation Phase-Locked Loop  
Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation today announced from booth #1811 at the International Microwave Symposium in Seattle it has further expanded its high-frequency product line with the Integer-N PE33241 Phase-Locked Loop (PLL). More...

Texas Instruments transforms the economics of small cells  
Texas Instruments Incorporated today is unveiling the industry’s most power and BOM optimized small cell solution for developers of indoor enterprise PoE+ and outdoor pico base stations. More...

Microchip Introduces World’s First Programmable USB2 Controller Hubs; Adds Simultaneous Support for USB2 and HSIC, Low-Power Modes 
Microchip Technology Inc. today announced the expansion of the USB2 Controller Hub (UCH2) portfolio it gained from the recent SMSC acquisition. More...

Tiny Kinetis KL02 microcontrollers from Freescale now broadly available
Freescale Semiconductor is now shipping its Kinetis KL02 family of 32-bit microcontrollers (MCUs), offering a new level of processing performance and energy efficiency for a range of applications and helping expand the Internet of Things (IoT). More...

GreenPeak Enables Low Power and Low Cost ZigBee Smart Home Applications
GreenPeak Technologies today announced the availability of a low cost and low power ZigBee solution for end nodes in the Smart Home, allowing Operators to further accelerate market adoption and enabling ZigBee Smart Home solutions that cover the full home and last for up to 10 years without battery replacement. More...

Qualcomm Introduces Multi-mode 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi Small Cell Solutions for Next-Generation Pico, Metro and Enterprise Applications
Qualcomm Incorporated today announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., has introduced a family of 28 nanometer (nm) solutions, the Qualcomm FSM99xx, that enable pico, metro and enterprise small cells that are designed to enhance operators’ 3G and LTE networks. More...

Silicon Labs Introduces Industry’s Smallest, Most Power-Efficient PCI Express Clocks
Silicon Labs has expanded its industry-leading PCI Express (PCIe) timing solution portfolio with new one- and two-output PCIe clock generators that offer the smallest footprint and lowest power in the market. More...

STMicroelectronics Reveals Latest Power Technology for Greener Industry and Infrastructure
STMicroelectronics has introduced its latest generation of energy-efficient power devices that reduce the environmental impact of equipment such as telecom or computing systems, solar inverters, industrial automation, and automotive applications. More...

Cadence Introduces the Tempus Timing Signoff Solution, Delivering Unprecedented Performance and Capacity in Design Closure and Signoff
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. today introduced the Tempus Timing Signoff Solution, a new static timing analysis and closure tool designed to enable System-on-Chip (SoC) developers to speed timing closure and move chip designs to fabrication quickly. More...

World's smallest Bluetooth location 'stickers', StickNFind, locate misplaced items from smartphone app
Ultra low power (ULP) RF specialist Nordic Semiconductor ASA today announces that its multiple award-winning nRF51822 SoC ('System-on-Chip') has been specified into the world's smallest Bluetooth low energy coin-sized location stickers, 'StickNFind' by Stick-N-Find Technologies. More...

Skyworks Launches Family of Antenna Switches Supporting Carrier Aggregation
Skyworks Solutions, Inc. introduced groundbreaking RF switching technology that is enabling early adopters to implement carrier aggregation solutions. More...

Microchip Announces ArduinoCompatible chipKIT Boards With Prototyping-Friendly 32-bit MCU Packages 
Microchip Technology Inc. today announced from the Bay Area Maker Faire in San Mateo, Calif. the expansion of its Arduino compatible chipKIT platform ecosystem, with new tools from partners Digilent, Inc. More...

Integrated Cortex-M3 MCU supports ZigBee, 802.15.4
To simplify the development of ZigBee wireless connectivity-enabled smart energy infrastructure, home and building automation and intelligent lighting gateways, Texas Instruments Incorporated today announced the availability of the CC2538 system-on-chip (SoC). More...

connectBlue Unveils a Dual-band Ethernet Port Adapter with External Antenna
connectBlue today launched the Ethernet Port Adapter RWE251s which features Wireless LAN (WLAN) dual-band functionality and an omnidirectional external stub antenna. More...

ON Semiconductor Introduces Industry Leading, Best in Class System Level Performance Expansion to IGBT Portfolio
ON Semiconductor continues to expand its portfolio of high performance IGBTs targeted at high performance power conversion (HPPC) consumer appliance and industrial applications. More...

Peregrine Semiconductor Introduces Latest SPDT RF Switch for Harsh Space Environments
Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation today announced availability of a new SPDT RF switch for harsh environment and space applications. More...

Microchip Expands 8-bit PIC Microcontroller Family With Intelligent Analog Integration
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. today introduced a new version of Incisive Enterprise Simulator, with features that improve low-power verification productivity of complex SoCs by 30 percent. More...

Cadence Incisive Enterprise Simulator Improves Low-Power Verification Productivity by 30%
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. today introduced a new version of Incisive Enterprise Simulator, with features that improve low-power verification productivity of complex SoCs by 30 percent. More...

Silicon Labs Digital Isolation Solution Enhances Long-Term Reliability of Motor Controls
Silicon Labs today introduced the industry’s first digital CMOS-based drop-in replacement solution for optocoupler-isolated gate drivers (opto-drivers). More...

InvenSense Unveils World's Lowest Profile 6-Axis MotionTracking Device
InvenSense, Inc. announced the MPU-6521 MEMS SoC, which is the world's smallest, lowest profile, and lowest power 6-axis solution. More...

Atmel Introduces Industry’s First Ultra-low Power Single-Chip Touch Controller for Touchscreens Up to 15.6”
Atmel Corporation today announced the maXTouch T Series, its next-generation family supporting touchscreens up to 23 inches for applications such as handsets, tablets, Ultrabooks, notebooks and all-in-one computers.  More...

Synopsys Unveils Embedded Vision Development System 
Synopsys, Inc. today announced the immediate availability of the Embedded Vision Development System, an integrated solution for the acceleration of the design of processors for embedded vision based on Synopsys' Processor Designer tool set and Synopsys' HAPS FPGA-based prototyping system. More...

Nordic Semiconductor releases world's smallest Bluetooth low energy and ANT+ ICs to target the most space-constrained wireless accessories and devices 
Nordic Semiconductor ASA today announces the immediate availability of two wafer-level chip-scale package variants of its existing QFN-packaged nRF51822 and nRF51422 SoCs that will now join the company's class-leading nRF51 Series. More...

Silicon Labs Introduces the First Single-Chip Digital Radio Receivers for Consumer Electronics  
Silicon Labs today introduced the industry’s first single-die antenna-input-to-audio-output digital radio receiver solution developed for the global portable and consumer electronics markets. More...

Marvell Smart Bulb Residential Platform Provides Complete, Open Solution for Smart Lighting  
Marvell today announced the availability of its Smart Bulb Residential Wireless Platform, which provides a cost-effective, open, end-to-end solution for manufacturers developing smart lighting systems that adhere to Energy Star power consumption requirements. More...

I/Q Sampling Digital Predistortion Receiver Enables Acquisition of 300MHz Bandwidth in Base Station Applications  
Linear Technology introduces the LTM9013, a wideband RF-to-digital µModule (micromodule) receiver that includes a high performance dual 14-bit, 310Msps analog-to-digital converter (ADC), a high IIP3 I/Q demodulator, two variable gain amplifiers, and 300MHz lowpass filters. More...

TI unveils breakthrough battery monitoring technology for lead-acid batteries  
Texas Instruments Incorporated today introduced the first lead-acid battery management gas gauge integrated circuit with TI’s proprietary Impedance Track capacity measurement technology. More...

IDT Announces Industry’s First Dual-Mode Wireless Power Receiver IC Compatible with Both WPC and PMA Standards  
Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (IDT) today announced the industry’s first dual-mode wireless power receiver IC that provides compatibility with both the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) and Power Matters Alliance (PMA) standards. More...

Tektronix Delivers New Precision Multi-Phase Power Analyzer  
Tektronix, Inc. today announced its new precision multi-phase Power Analyzer. More...

TI introduces lowest-power AISG modem transceiver  
Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) today introduced a fully-integrated, on-off keying modem transceiver that is compliant with the Antenna Interface Standards Group (AISG) v2.0 specification. More...

Mentor Graphics Delivers Simulation and Emulation Solutions to Verify Serial Attached SCSI Products  
Mentor Graphics Corp. today announced hardware and software solutions to accelerate the verification of Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) second-generation (Gen 2) products, having speeds up to 6Gbps. More...

Pericom Expands Mobile Platform Connectivity Solutions  
Pericom Semiconductor Corporation today announced new switching and power management products targeting advanced connectivity requirements of the latest CPU chipsets for mobility and related applications. More...

Xilinx Vivado Design Suite Accelerates Time to Integration and System-level Design to Stay a Generation Ahead  
Xilinx, Inc. today announced two major advances in productivity as part of a new major release of the Vivado Design Suite, the programmable industry's first SoC-strength design suite. More...

GreenPeak Launches the New GP501 ZigBee Radio Chip  
GreenPeak Technologies today announces the GP501, a new generation of ZigBee transceivers which contains a sophisticated coexistence scheme that allows Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and ZigBee chips to work side by side in the same device. More...

Tiny Low Frequency Clock Supports Long Duration Power-On Reset & Watchdog Timer Applications  
Linear Technology announces the LTC6995, a simple, accurate low frequency clock uniquely configurable for long duration power-on reset and watchdog timer applications. More...

Renesas Electronics Announces R-Car H2, Offering Highest CPU and Graphics Performance for the Automotive Infotainment Market  
Renesas Electronics Corporation and Renesas Mobile Corporation today announced the availability of a new member of the R-Car Series of automotive Systems-on-Chip (SoCs). More...

NXP Unveils GreenChip for Compact, Energy-Efficient Mobile Charging  
At APEC 2013 today, NXP Semiconductors N.V.introduced its new GreenChip solution designed to make smartphone and tablet chargers more compact, energy-efficient and cost-effective – without sacrificing reliability. More...

Cypress’s PSoC 4 Architecture Delivers the Industry’s Most-Flexible, Lowest-Power ARM Cortex-M0-Based Devices for Embedded Designs  
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. today unveiled the PSoC 4 programmable system-on-chip architecture, which combines Cypress’s best-in-class PSoC analog and digital fabric and industry-leading CapSense capacitive touch technology with ARM’s power-efficient Cortex-M0 core. More...

Dual 750mA/250mA Linear LDO Regulator with Independent Inputs Offers Ultralow Noise  
Linear Technology Corporation announces the LT3030, a dual low noise, low dropout regulator with independent inputs and independent shutdown control for each channel. More...

TI introduces industry’s first complete high-speed data converter system evaluation kit  
Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) introduced the industry’s first complete high-speed data converter system evaluation kit (HSDC-SEK), which significantly reduces system evaluation costs and enables designers to get their system running in minutes. More...

New Advanced Wide View TFT LCDs from Kyocera Display America deliver true color and optimum optical performance in larger size panels 
Kyocera Display America has announced four new TFT-LCDs that are being added to its extensive product line. More...

Tektronix Unveils Next Generation High Performance AWG Series 
Tektronix, Inc. today unveiled its next generation of arbitrary waveform generators that offer up to 50 GS/s sample rate performance. More...

Analog Devices’ Next Generation of Digital Power Controllers with PMBus Interface Targets Highest Density, Energy Efficient Isolated Power Converters
Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) today introduced the ADP1051 advanced digital power controller with PMBus interface targeting ultra-compact, high density isolated DC-to-DC power supply systems with parallel/redundant capability. More...

TI introduces industry-leading High-Performance Interleaved Power Factor Correction (PFC) Kit and introductory Digital Power Workshop Kit
Digital power designs are now even easier with two new development kits from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI). More...

Mentor Graphics Empowers 32-bit Microcontroller Development with Connectivity and a Small Footprint Binary RTOS with Nucleus SmartFit
Mentor Graphics Corporation today announced the Nucleus SmartFit product, a cost-effective, binary version of the Nucleus RTOS (real time operating system) optimized to fit the limited internal memory of 32-bit MCUs. More...

World's first Arduino-compatible micro-computer with Bluetooth low energy allows electronics makers to add smartphones and tablets to their projects
Nordic Semiconductor ASA today announces from wireless startup 'Open Source RF' – launched on KickStarter.com – the world's first 'Arduino' compatible open-source micro-computer that can communicate wirelessly with any Bluetooth v4.0 compatible smartphone or tablet and is based on a new RFD51822 module that is based on the multiple-award winning Nordic nRF51822 SoC developed by RF Digital. More...

ALD EPAD MOSFET ARRAYS INTRODUCE REVOLUTIONARY CONTROL OF INDEPENDENT DEVICES
Advanced Linear Devices Inc. (ALD) today announced an industry breakthrough in small signal, low power MOSFETs by enabling independent control of each device within a quad package. More...

Green Hills Software Announces INTEGRITY Multivisor for Trusted Mobile Devices Version 4
Green Hills Software today announced a major new release of its INTEGRITY Multivisor for Trusted Mobile Devices. For the first time, enterprise and government mobile device users and administrators can take advantage of off-the-shelf mobile phones and tablets for both personal and business use, with both parties having complete confidence in security and privacy. More...

Cadence Announces First Commercially Available Design IP and Verification IP for Mobile PCI Express
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. today introduced the first commercially available design IP (IP) and verification IP (VIP) supporting the new Mobile PCI Express (M-PCIe) specification, which enables today's leading innovators to develop products with both PC-class performance and extended battery life. More...

Skyworks Expands Suite of 802.11ac Solutions
Skyworks Solutions, Inc. today expanded its wireless portfolio with the introduction of highly integrated front-end modules enabling 802.11ac connectivity in smartphones and tablets. More...

Mentor Graphics Deep Submicron Division Launches the Kronos Cell Characterization and Analysis Platform 
Mentor Graphics Corp. today announced availability of the Kronos Cell Characterization and Analysis platform. More...

Microchip’s BodyCom Technology is World’s First to Use Human Body as a Secure, Low-Power Communication Channel 
Microchip Technology Inc. today announced from the Embedded World conference in Germany its BodyCom technology, which provides designers with the world’s first framework for using the human body as a secure communication channel. More...

ON Semiconductor Introduces Low Power, High Efficiency DC-DC Converter Optimized for Low Load Efficiency
ON Semiconductor Corporationdriving innovation in energy efficiency, has introduced the LV5980MC, a 3 ampere (A) step down DC-DC converter integrated circuit (IC) that improves conversion efficiency at light load. More...

NXP LPC800 Development Boards Now Available from Distributors
NXP Semiconductors today announced that it is delivering evaluation samples of the LPC810 and LPC812 microcontrollers via major distributors. More...

Agilent Technologies Introduces Wireless Communications Test Set with Integrated Multiport Adapter for Manufacturing Test
Agilent Technologies Inc. today introduced its new E6607C EXT wireless communications test set, featuring an integrated multiport adapter for cost-effective, high-volume wireless device manufacturing test. More...

Xilinx and TEKTELIC Reduce Cellular Radio Infrastructure Development Time with Scalable IP and High Performance Transceiver
Xilinx Inc., today announced the availability of a high performance development solution for designing next-generation heterogeneous wireless networks, such as high-end picocells, microcells, macrocells, and active antenna arrays. More...

Mentor Graphics New Questa Verification Platform Functionality Drives Verification Throughput
Mentor Graphics Corp. today announced the 10.2 release of the Questa functional verification platform, a tightly integrated and extensible set of tools and solutions that is transforming the functional verification of complex System-on-Chip (SoC) and FPGA designs. More...

Microchip and Digilent Add Arduino Compatible chipKIT uC32Development Platform and Wi-Fi Shield for 32-bit PIC Microcontrollers
Microchip Technology Inc. today announced the jointly developed chipKIT uC32 open-source development platform, which is based on Microchip’s 32-bit PIC32 microcontroller, as well as the chipKIT Wi-Fi Shield. More...

New mimoOn Library for Tensilica's Baseband DSP IP Cores Speeds Up LTE and LTE-Advanced Chip Designs
Tensilica, Inc. and mimoOn today announced a new LTE and LTE-Advanced PHY library that will significantly speed up development of chips including Tensilica's ConnX BBE32 family of DSP (digital signal processor) IP cores.  More...

TRADE NEWS: Agilent Technologies’ Newest SystemVue Software Release Accelerates MIMO Radar and Wireless/4G Design
Agilent Technologies Inc. today announced the newest release of SystemVue, its premier platform for designing communications and defense systems.   More...

TI introduces industry’s first VID interface controller with adjustable start-up current for core-voltage regulators
Texas Instruments Incorporated today introduced a power management controller with 4- and 6-bit voltage identification (VID) interfaces.   More...

Tensilica Unveils IVP -- A New Imaging/Video DSP IP Core for Mobile Handsets, DTV, Automotive and Computer Vision Applications
Tensilica, Inc. today introduced IVP, an imaging and video dataplane processor (DPU) that is ideal for the complex image/video signal processing functions in mobile handsets, tablets, digital televisions (DTV), automotive, video games and computer vision based applications.  More...

Xilinx Accelerates Design Productivity for High Volume Applications
Xilinx, Inc. today announced the availability of the Artix-7 FPGA AC701 Evaluation Kit for developing high-performance systems that target applications requiring both low cost and low power.   More...

STMicroelectronics Introduces World’s First Universal Lighting Controller
Domestic, commercial and public lighting systems can now be made greener, more economical, safer and more flexible, thanks to a unique device introduced by STMicroelectronics a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications and a world leader in power-management solutions.   More...

M2MCombo chip RS9113 offers dual-band 11abgn Wi-Fi, dual-mode Bluetooth 4.0, and ZigBee interfaces on a single die for M2M device manufacturers
Redpine Signals, Inc. today announced the release of its RS9113 M2MCombochip, the first of its kind in the industry.   More...

Inverting, Boost or Buck-Boost µModule Converter Delivers up to  700mA with Only Four Small Passive Components
Linear Technology Corporation introduces the LTM8045, a 2.8V-18V input, multi-topology DC/DC µModule (micromodule) converter, with onboard inductor, power switch and DC/DC controller delivering up to 700mA output current.   More...

TI power management front-end chip increases battery run-time in ARM Cortex A15-based designs
Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) today introduced the industry’s first single-chip, front-end power management unit (PMU) for battery-powered applications based on ARM Cortex A9 and A15 processors.   More...

Atmel Introduces New Family of Cortex-A5 Processor-Based MPUs For Embedded Industrial and Consumer Applications
Atmel Corporation today announced it is shipping production quantities of the Atmel SAMA5D3 series, its highest performance, low-power microprocessor units (MPUs) based on the ARM Cortex-A5 core.  More...

Microchip Adds Bluetooth Module for Streaming Audio; Complete Certified Wireless Solution, Simple to Use On-Board Stack and Profiles
Microchip Technology Inc. today announced the expansion of its wireless product portfolio with a certified Bluetooth Audio Module that supports audio for voice and music.  More...

Allegro MicroSystems, Inc. Introduces a New Dual Analog/PWM Output Programmable Linear IC
Allegro MicroSystems, Inc. introduces a new dual analog/PWM output, one-time programmable, linear IC which allows the user to optimize the device in a finished sensor assembly. More...

Freescale expands data center focus with C29x crypto coprocessors
Freescale Semiconductor introduces the C29x family of crypto coprocessors – a new lineup of security accelerators engineered to help the world’s top data center equipment manufacturers efficiently scale to handle dramatic increases in secure network traffic. More...

Microchip Launches World’s First Analog-Based Power Management Controller With Integrated MCU, for Flexible, Efficient Power Conversion
Microchip Technology Inc. today announced its MCP19111, the world’s first Digitally Enhanced Power Analog controller, which expands Microchip’s diverse range of intelligent DC/DC power-conversion solutions. More...

Texas Instruments expands portfolio of fully integrated systems-on-chip (SoCs) for polyphase smart meters
Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) today announced 60 new fully integrated metering SoCs to be demonstrated at DistribuTECH 2013. More...

Renesas Electronics America Introduces New RX-Based Solutions Kit for Graphic/Touch Panel Solutions
Today, Renesas Electronics America Inc. announced the development of a new, cost-effective Solutions Kit for the RX family of MCUs, enabling engineers working in a broad mix of application segments to take advantage of Renesas’ low-power and high-performance RX family. More...

Cadence Unveils New Virtuoso Advanced Node for 20nm Design
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. today announced the availability of Virtuoso Advanced Node, a new set of breakthrough custom/analog capabilities designed specifically for the advanced technology nodes of 20 nanometers and below. More...

TI doubles memory in new MSP430 microcontrollers offering 512K Flash and 64K RAM plus intelligent analog integration and USB peripherals
Offering more memory in its 16-bit microcontroller portfolio than ever before, Texas Instruments Incorporated today announces MSP430F66xx microcontrollers with embedded 512K Flash and 64K RAM.  More...

JTAG Technologies Introduces 'PMBusProg' for In-System Programming of Power Management Devices
JTAG Technologies has broadened its portfolio by offering a unique Power Management Bus (PMBus) IC programming solution that supports devices from leading vendors Linear Technologies and TI.   More...

Lattice Upgrades FPGA Design Software Platforms, Focuses on Ease of Use, Low Power
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation today announced an array of advancements to its software platforms, debuting new versions of Lattice Diamond and iCEcube2 design tools.  More...

IAR Systems further improves ease of use for developers of Atmel AVR 8-bit applications
Today, IAR Systems launches a new version of its high-performance development tools for Atmel AVR 8-bit microcontrollers. More...

Faster development of battery-powered and solar-harvesting applications
Anagear today announced the introduction of the ANG101x Development Kit. The kit gives system developers a quick and easy way to become familiar with the features and benefits of the company’s innovative ANG101x family of power management ICs. More...

CSR Unveils Smart Remote Evaluation and Development Kits – First Voice Command Capability with Bluetooth Smart
CSR plc today announced the availability of new Evaluation and Development Kits for makers of the newest generation of Smart Remotes for TVs and Set Top Boxes (STBs). More...

STMicroelectronics Introduces Next-Generation Technology for Smaller, Smarter Automotive Electronics
STMicroelectronics has revealed the latest generation of its pace-setting switch ICs for vehicle electronics such as lights and body modules. More...

RFMD Introduces 5GHz WiFi Module for 802.11ac Notebook and Mobile Equipment Applications
RF Micro Devices, Inc. today introduced the highly-integrated RFFM4501E front end module (FEM) for 802.11ac notebook and mobile equipment applications. More...

Atmel Expands ARM Cortex-M4 based Flash Microcontroller Family With New Advanced Connectivity Peripherals and Floating Point Unit
Atmel Corporation today announced it has expanded its ARM Cortex-M4 based Flash family to include the SAM4E series, which features advanced connectivity peripherals, a floating point unit (FPU), advanced analog capabilities, and higher processing power. More...

Microchip Launches World’s First Wireless Audio Platform for iOS, Android, Windows 8 and Mac—the New JukeBlox 3.2 SDK
Microchip Technology Inc today announced the first and only Wi-Fi audio connectivity platform—featuring the new JukeBlox 3.2 platform and software development kit—to support all of the major mobile and PC operating systems along with the DLNA standard. More...

World's Smallest, Lowest Power Integrated 9-Axis MotionTracking Device
InvenSense, Inc. introduces a second generation, category defining, 9-axis MotionTracking device. The MPU-9250, in a 3x3x1mm QFN package, is 33% smaller than the nearest competitor. More...

Nordic Semiconductor launches 'nRFready Smart Remote 2' reference design for advanced browsing control of smart TVs and set-top boxes
Nordic Semiconductor ASA, today announces the nRFready Smart Remote 2, a complete hardware and software reference design that employs Nordic's class-leading nRF51822 multi-protocol SoC to offer simultaneous single chip Bluetooth low energy and Nordic 2.4GHz proprietary Gazell RF protocol support for advanced browsing control of the latest Internet- and Web 2.0-enabled TVs and set-top boxes. More...

Speed up ZigBee development with new BoosterPack for TI's MSP430 and Stellaris LaunchPad evaluation kits
Texas Instruments Incorporated today announced the full availability of a new ZigBee BoosterPack based on TI’s CC2530 ZigBee system-on-chip that enables developers to jumpstart their designs. More...

TI ultra-low power converter to accelerate energy harvesting designs in consumer electronics, smart home
Answering the question, “How low can you go with power?” Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) today introduced the industry’s lowest power DC/DC step-down converter, which increases the amount of harvested energy an end application can use as much as 70 percent over alternative devices. More...

Agilent Technologies Introduces Industry’s First LTE-Advanced 8x8 MIMO Signal-Generation and Analysis Solutions
Agilent Technologies Inc. today affirmed its technology leadership in LTE-Advanced test with its introduction of the industry’s first LTE-Advanced 8x8 MIMO signal-generation and analysis solutions. More...

Latest TI SimpleLink Wi-Fi CC3000 module simplifies home network setup and improves user experience
With the Internet of Things (IoT) revolution, new devices are wirelessly connected to the home network and to the cloud. However, headless devices with no keypads or touchscreens including garage door openers, home appliances, lights, thermostats and treadmills can be complicated to connect to a Wi-Fi network. More...

Nordic Semiconductor launches world's first full Bluetooth low energy (Bluetooth Smart) and proprietary 2.4GHz mouse and keyboard combo reference design
Nordic Semiconductor ASA today announces that it is launching the world's first combined Bluetooth low energy (including Bluetooth Smart) and proprietary 2.4GHz wireless mouse and keyboard combo reference design - the nRFready Desktop 2 - at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas later this week. More...

Nordic Semiconductor launches world's first full Bluetooth low energy (Bluetooth Smart) and proprietary 2.4GHz mouse and keyboard combo reference design
Nordic Semiconductor ASA today announces that it is launching the world's first combined Bluetooth low energy (including Bluetooth Smart) and proprietary 2.4GHz wireless mouse and keyboard combo reference design - the nRFready Desktop 2 - at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas later this week. More...

Tensilica Introduces the Smallest, Lowest Power DSP IP Core for Always-Listening Voice Trigger and Voice Recognition
Tensilica, Inc. today introduced the HiFi Mini DSP (digital signal processor) core, the smallest, lowest power DSP IP core supporting always listening voice trigger and speech command modes. More...

Renesas Electronics Introduces Lithium-Ion Battery Charge Controller IC with Support for Large-Current Rapid Charging
Renesas Electronics Corporation today announced the development of the R2A20057BM lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery charge controller IC for mobile devices employing one cell Li-ion batteries, such as digital still cameras and smartphones. More...

New TI Bluetooth low energy software stack delivers over-the-air downloads and support for multiple stacks on one SoC
With the increasing popularity and use of single-mode Bluetooth low energy in automotive, home office, medical and health, sports and fitness, and mobile and PC accessories, Texas Instruments Incorporated released its newest BLE-Stack 1.3 software to support continued development and enhancement of Bluetooth low energy. More...

ON Semiconductor Introduces High-Efficiency Stepper Motor Driver IC for Office Automation Equipment
ON Semiconductor driving innovation in energy efficiency, has introduced the LV8702V, a new stepper motor driver IC that delivers significantly improved efficiency versus existing products on the market. More...

Dual-Supply, High-Precision Operational Amplifier Designed for Front-End Amplifier Applications
Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) today introduced a high precision amplifier offering the industry’s best combination of offset voltage, voltage thermal drift, bandwidth, slew rate and voltage noise for front-end amplifier circuits. More...

Mentor Graphics Advances their Industry-Unique LED Solution to Meet Future Auto-Lighting Needs
Mentor Graphics Corporation today announced significant advances in their T3Ster+TeraLED measurement and characterization hardware, as well as in FloEFDT software simulation products, to meet the needs of lighting developers using arrays of LEDs in headlights, taillights and other transportation industry applications. More...

Ultra Low-Power Devices from STMicroelectronics Enhance Portable Technology for Healthcare, Safety, Security and More
STMicroelectronics has leveraged its advanced design and manufacturing capabilities to create a new generation of accurate low-power components enabling greatly improved energy efficiency and faster operation of equipment such as gas sensors, medical devices, safety systems and industrial controls. More...

Qualcomm Atheros Introduces Ultra-Low Power Near Field Communication Chip for Mobile Devices Wireless Connectivity
Qualcomm Incorporated today announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Atheros, Inc., introduced a new ultra-low power near field communication solution that will enable mobile devices with contactless communications and data exchange, including next-generation mobile payments. More...

New Cypress PSoC 5LP Family with ARM Cortex-M3 Processor Powers High-Precision Programmable Analog with a Single-Cell Battery, Advancing Embedded Design
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. today introduced the fully-qualified PSoC 5LP programmable system-on-chip family. More...

Silicon Labs Simplifies Digital Class D Audio Development for 32-Bit Embedded Designs
Silicon Laboratories Inc. today introduced a cost-effective USB-based evaluation kit that enables developers to add digital Class D audio capabilities to 32-bit embedded designs based on Silicon Labs’ feature-rich SiM3U1xx Precision32 microcontrollers. More...

Latest Release of MIPS Architecture Includes Virtualization and SIMD
MIPS Technologies, Inc. today publicly announced a major release of the MIPS architecture, encompassing the MIPS32, MIPS64 and microMIPS instruction set architectures. More...

Extend battery life with TI’s first MSP430 5xx microcontrollers featuring independent 1.8V IO supply rail for simplified co-processor design
Offering total system power savings for co-processor designs, Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) today announces the new MSP430F521x/F522x microcontroller family. More...

CamSemi targets ‘constant power’ C2283 controller at low cost networking adapters
CamSemi plans to further expand its share of the fast-growing networking products power supply market with the launch of C2283 – a novel high performance Primary Side Sensing flyback controller with a unique constant power mode. More...

Marvell Introduces Industry’s First 802.11ac 4x4 Wireless Solution Serving End-to-End Enterprise to Consumer Applications
Marvell today announced the Marvell Avastar 88W8864, a wireless local area network system-on-chip and the industry’s first 802.11ac 4x4 solution built to improve the throughput of enterprise and retail access points and the robustness of wireless video distribution. More...

ON Semiconductor Expands Constant Current Regulator Offering for Solid State Lighting Systems
ON Semiconductor has introduced the new NSIC20xx series of linear Constant Current Regulators (CCR) designed for use in solid state lighting systems. More...

Cadence Announces Availability of Industry's First Design IP and Verification IP for Ethernet-Based Automotive Connectivity
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. today announced the immediate availability of the industry's first Automotive Ethernet Design IP and Verification IP (VIP) for the latest Automotive Ethernet Controllers. More...

connectBlue Presents a High-Performing Bluetooth Access Point
connectBlue today launched the rugged Bluetooth Access Point RBE221s which provides a reliable and robust Bluetooth connection between the Ethernet based infrastructure and industrial equipment. More...

IAR Systems introduces new product edition for the smaller memory versions of Renesas RX MCUs
IAR Systems today announced the availability of a new product edition tailored for small applications development using IAR Embedded Workbench for RX. More...

Xilinx Accelerates Productivity in Industrial Automation with Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoCs
Xilinx, Inc. today introduced new, All Programmable solutions for meeting the challenges of advanced motion control, real-time industrial networking, machine vision and a host of other next-generation industrial automation applications. More...

GENIVI 3.0-Compliant Infotainment Product Available from Mentor Embedded
Mentor Graphics Corporation today announced the availability of a GENIVI 3.0 specification-compliant Linux- based Infotainment (IVI) product. More...

Imagination announces its new high bandwidth Ensigma Series4 Radio Processing Units
Imagination Technologies announced today the launch of the latest generation architecture of its unique Ensigma universal communications IP core family. More...

Alliance Memory Launches New 4M Low-Power CMOS SRAMs Offering 2.7-V to 3.6-V Power Supply in Six Package Options
Alliance Memory today expands its line of legacy low-power CMOS SRAMs with a new 4M IC (512K x 8). Operating from a single power supply of 2.7 V to 3.6 V and offering a fast access time of 55 ns. More...

BL600 series Bluetooth low energy module is about the size of a thumbnail
Nordic Semiconductor ASA today announces that U.K. ODM, Laird Technologies, has developed a fully-approved programmable Bluetooth low energy module that enables developers to use BASIC language syntax to create Bluetooth low energy prototypes based on the class-leading Nordic nRF51822 SoC in less than a day. More...

TI’s new KeyStone multicore SoCs revitalize cloud applications
To most technologists, cloud computing is about applications, servers, storage and connectivity. To Texas Instruments Incorporated it means much more.  More...

NXP Revolutionizes Simplicity with LPC800
NXP Semiconductors today announced the LPC800 – a 32-bit microcontroller designed specifically for the 8-bit world.   More...

Microchip’s New GestIC Technology Enables Mobile-Friendly 3D Gesture Interfaces
Microchip Technology Inc. today announced its patented GestIC technology, which enables the next dimension in intuitive, gesture-based, non-contact user interfaces for a broad range of end products.  More...

Freescale develops world’s most advanced powertrain microcontroller
Freescale Semiconductor today announced the new Qorivva MPC5777M multicore microcontroller, the latest advancement in its extensive Qorivva product line. More...

Renesas Electronics Enhances the Scalability of RX MCU Family for High-performance Motor Control
Renesas Electronics Corporation today announced the expansion of the lineup of the RX63T Group of microcontrollers (MCUs). More...

New FPGA-Based Prototyping Solution Delivers Up To 3x System Performance Improvement 
Synopsys, Inc. today announced the availability of Synopsys' HAPS-70 Series FPGA-based prototyping systems, extending its HAPS product line to address the increasing size and complexity of system-on-chip (SoC) designs. More...

Battery-Free NFC/RFID Memory Applications Get Quick Start with Energy-Harvesting Discovery Kit from STMicroelectronics
STMicroelectronics has released an easy-access development platform for its innovative contactless memories with unique energy-harvesting capabilities. More...

ON Semiconductor Expands Its Extensive Portfolio of High Performance Industrial IC Offerings
ON Semiconductor introduces the NCN5120 KNX transceiver at this year’s Electronica. This highly integrated device supports the transmission and reception of data on a twisted pair network bus and iscompliant with the KNX standard for home and building automation. More...

STMicroelectronics Boosts 4G Connections and Battery Life with Advanced Tunable Chips
STMicroelectronics is working to help avoid dropped calls and increase battery life with a new range of highly miniaturized adaptive devices that dynamically optimize handset antenna performance. More...

Renesas Electronics Expands the RL78 Family of Microcontrollers with Industry’s Highest Segment Count LCD Controller
Renesas Electronics Corporation today announced the RL78/L13 Group of low-power microcontrollers with on-chip LCD controller offering up-to 376 segment drive capability in an 80-pin package. More...

Silicon Labs Expands Wireless Portfolio to Include Ember ZigBee Solutions for the "Internet of Things"
Silicon Laboratories Inc. today announced the addition of Ember ZigBee solutions to its portfolio of low-power wireless embedded devices for the Internet of Things (IoT). More...

Analog Devices Expands Industry Leading Flash LED Driver Portfolio
Analog Devices, Inc.  today introduced two flash LED drivers. The ADP1660 is a dual 750-mA (1500-mA total) flash LED driver available in a 2.0-mm x 1.6-mm 12-ball WLCSP package. More...

NXP Develops Industry’s First Full-Band UHF Doherty Architecture
NXP Semiconductors N.V. today announced that it has developed the industry’s first ultra wideband solution for Doherty architectures. More...

Jump-start Bluetooth low energy smartphone app development in minutes with TI’s SensorTag kit
Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) today announced the availability of its Bluetooth low energy SensorTag kit. More...

Mentor Graphics Delivers Emulation Solutions for the Verification of PCI Express Gen3 Products
Mentor Graphics Corp. today announced hardware and software solutions to accelerate the verification of PCI Express Generation 3 products. More...

NXP IQ Modulators Feature Highest Dynamic Range with DC-Independent DAC Interfacing
NXP Semiconductors N.V. today announced two 5V widebandIQ modulator devices that combine high dynamic range with fast on/off switching performance for use in radio frequency up-conversion. More...

Atmel Delivers World’s First Single-chip Solution that Integrates Touch And Sensor Hub Functionality to Enhance Users’ Experience
Atmel Corporation today announced a range of microcontroller-based solutions that integrate touch and sensor hub functionality to enable superior user experience for a variety of mobile devices including smartphones, tablets, Ultrabooks and convertible PCs.  More...

CRYSTAL-LESS PCIe CLOCK GENERATORS FROM DISCERA PROVIDE SYSTEM BOM SAVINGS WITH BEST IN CLASS JITTER AND OPTIMUM SIGNAL INTEGRITY
Discera, Inc. today announced the DSC557-03, the world’s first family of crystal-less PCIe Clock Generators, is shipping in volume production.  More...

Active-Semi Introduces the PAC Platform — Pioneering "Power Application Controller" Revolutionizes Development of Smart Energy Consumer, Industrial and Automotive Electronics Products
Active­Semi today introduced the Power Application Controller (PAC) platform — the first in a family of pioneering Micro Application Controller (µAC)solutions. More...

Marvell and Cree Bring Industry-leading Dimmer Compatibility and ENERGY STAR Compliancy to Consumer-class LED Bulbs
Marvell today announced the availability of a new turnkey reference design developed with Cree, Inc. for 60-watt equivalent dimmable A19 LED bulbs, continuing the two companies’ ongoing collaboration to drive the LED lighting revolution. More...

Mentor Graphics Adds Major New Design Rule Checking Product to HyperLynx Suite
Mentor Graphics Corporation today announced the release of a major new product in the HyperLynxsuite, the market-leading, high-speed analysis product line. More...

Renesas Electronics America Releases New Version of e2studio IDE for RX and RL78 MCUs
Renesas Electronics America today announced the release of version 1.1 of its Eclipse-based integrated development environment, e2studio, designed to provide a flexible development platform for its market-leading RX and RL78 microcontrollers. More...

Xilinx Multiplies Productivity with Vivado Design Suite 2012.3
Xilinx, Inc. today announced the immediate availability of Vivado Design Suite 2012.3, offering for the first time new productivity enhancements for customers running the tools on multi-core processor workstations as well as new reference designs for speeding design implementation. More...

ON Semiconductor Introduces Low Power Auto Focus Control IC for Smartphone Camera Modules
ON Semiconductor has introduced the LC898212XA-MH, an Auto Focus (AF) Control IC for camera modules in smartphones. More...

Qualcomm Atheros Hybrid Networking Chipset Enables AVM Combination Range Extender and Energy Management Device
Qualcomm Technologies Inc. today announced that the hybrid networking technology of its networking and connectivity subsidiary, Qualcomm Atheros Inc., will power AVM’s FRITZ! Powerline 546E solution. More...

Silicon Labs USB-to-I2S Audio Bridge Chip Brings Plug-and-Play Simplicity to Audio Design
Silicon Laboratories Inc. today introduced the industry’s first crystal-less USB-to-I2S audio bridge designed to support a wide range of codecs and digital-to-analog converters used in USB-based audio applications. More...

Green Hills Software Adds AUTOSAR Support to INTEGRITY RTOS
SAE Convergence 2012, Booth #416 — Green Hills Software today announces the availability of a compliant AUTOSAR (AUTomotive Open System ARchitecture) Application Programming Interface for its industry-leading INTEGRITY real-time operating system. More...

Qualcomm Atheros Broadens HomePlug Portfolio with Introduction of New AV2 Chipset
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. today announced that its networking and connectivity subsidiary, Qualcomm Atheros, Inc., introduced the first in a family of HomePlug AV2 compliant solutions at Broadband World Forum. More...

Cypress Introduces PRoC-UI One-Chip Solution Combining a 2.4-GHz, Low-Power Wireless Radio and Capacitive Touch 
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. today introduced a single-chip solution that integrates a wireless radio with touch-sensing circuitry for wireless mice, trackpads, remote controls, presenter tools, and other Human Interface Devices (HIDs). More...

Microchip’s New SMSC JukeBlox 3.1 SDK and CX875 Wi-Fi Network Media Module Provide Easiest and Most Cost-Effective AirPlay Solution 
Microchip Technology Inc. today announced its latest-generation SMSC JukeBlox Wi-Fi connectivity platform, featuring the JukeBlox 3.1-AAP (part # JB3.1-AAP) Software Development Kit (SDK) in combination with the new CX875 Wi-Fi Network Media Module. More...

Renesas Electronics America Expands Solutions Ecosystem for Low-Power RL78 MCUs
Renesas Electronics America Inc. today announced it has expanded its portfolio of solutions for the low-power RL78/G14 microcontroller (MCU) family in order to simplify systems development and decrease time-to-market. More...

Kilopass’ Next-Generation Gusto-2 Targets Instant-On Mobile Devices
Kilopass Technology, Inc. today announced Gusto-2, its second generation of code storage products, to serve the increasing numbers of new system-on-chip (SoC) designs for instant-on mobile devices. More...

Jumpstart automotive and transportation designs with TI’s new HerculesTMS570 ARM safety microcontrollers, power management IC and motor driver
Texas Instruments Incorporated announces 12 new Hercules TMS570 ARM Cortex-R4 safety microcontrollers, complementary TPS65831-Q1 multi-rail safety power management integrated circuit and DRV3201-Q1 safety motor driver from TI. More...

CSR Accelerates Low-Power, Mixed-Signal Chip Tapeout With Cadence Encounter Digital Implementation System
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. announced that CSR plc sped tapeout of a complex low-power, mixed-signal chip by using the Cadence Encounter Digital Implementation System, Cadence Incisive Enterprise Simulator, and Cadence Conformal Low Power. More...

Microsemi Introduces Next-generation SmartFusion2 SoC FPGA with Breakthrough Capabilities in Security, Reliability and Low Power
Microsemi Corporation today unveiled its new SmartFusion2 system-on-chip (SoC) field programmable gate array (FPGA) family. More...

Renesas Electronics Announces Ultra-Low Power Consumption RH850/F1x Series Microcontrollers with On-Chip 40 nm Flash Memory for Automotive Body Applications
Renesas Electronics Corporation today announced the RH850/F1x Series of 32-bit microcontrollers for automotive body applications as the first products to be released in the RH850 Family of automotive MCUs with on-chip flash memory employing the industry’s most advanced 40 nanometer process. More...

Renesas Electronics Announces the RL78/D1A Group of Single-Chip Microcontrollers for Automotive Instrument Clusters; Industry’s Smallest MCUs for Two-Wheeled Vehicles
Renesas Electronics Corporation today announced 21 new 16-bit microcontroller (MCU) products in the RL78/D1A Group, including 48-pin versions, which are the industry’s smallest single-chip MCUs for two-wheeled vehicle meter applications. More...

Skyworks Commences Volume Shipments of ZigBee Front-end Solutions for Home Automation, Smart Energy and Security Applications
Skyworks Solutions, Inc. commenced volume shipments of several medium to high-power ZigBee front-end solutions for smart meters, home automation, security sensors and gateway applications.  More...

Cadence Introduces Innovative Verification Debugger, Offering Significant Productivity Improvements and Time Savings
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. today introduced the Incisive Debug Analyzer, a new and innovative verification debug product for RTL, testbench and SoC verification that offers significant reductions in debug time and effort. More...

Altera Introduces Industry's Highest-Bandwidth 28 nm Midrange FPGA
Altera Corporation today announced it has expanded its 28 nm portfolio with the introduction of the Arria V GZ variant, incorporating the company's industry-leading transceiver technology and delivering an overall core performance boost of more than two speed grades, or 30 percent. More...

Maxim Integrated’s Complete Smart-Meter System-on-a-Chip Combines Metrology, Security, and Communication
Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. introduces Zeus, an important advance in integration and security protection for the smart grid. More...

OMRON and STMicroelectronics Unveil Industry-Unique Sensor for Smart Gas Metering
OMRON Corporation and STMicroelectronics today announced the completion of the development of a MEMS-based gas flow sensor with industry-unique built-in correction for differences in gas composition. OMRON will start sample shipments of the new sensor in November 2012. More...

Silicon Labs Enables Lowest 32-Bit System Power with Microcontroller Architecture Breakthroughs
Silicon Laboratories Inc. today introduced the industry’s lowest power ARM Cortex-M3 processor-based microcontroller (MCU) family and first-of-a-kind “power-aware” development tools. More...

Silicon Labs Obsoletes Optocouplers with Drop-in Digital Isolators
Silicon Laboratories Inc. today introduced the industry’s first drop-in replacement for optocouplers based on mainstream CMOS technology and incorporating an innovative light-emitting diode (LED) emulator input. More...

TI buck-boost converter cuts power in half for 3G, 4G LTE power amplifiers
Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) today introduced a seamless-transition buck-boost voltage regulator for RF power amplifiers used in 3G and 4G LTE smartphones, tablets and datacards. More...

Freescale Kinetis L series microcontrollers now broadly available
Freescale Semiconductor’s award winning Kinetis L series, the world’s most energy-efficient microcontrollers and the first built on the ARM Cortex-M0+ processor, is now broadly available. More...

Texas Instruments unveils the Stellaris LaunchPad – a fully-functional, flexible and low-price kit for ARM Cortex-M4 developers
Expanding its innovative LaunchPad portfolio to the ARM ecosystem, Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) today announced a new low-price, easy-to-use Stellaris LM4F120 LaunchPad evaluation kit. More...

Kilopass Announces Breakthrough Technology to Quadruple Memory Capacity for Embedding Non-Volatile Data in System-on-Chip Products
Kilopass Technology Inc. describes at MemCon in Santa Clara, Calif., today its new embedded VCM (Vertical Cross-point Memory) NVM IP bit cell. More...

Microchip Expands USB Portfolio With Fifteen New 8-bit PIC MCUs
Microchip Technology Inc. today announced from the DESIGN East/ESC Boston Conference the expansion of its certified Full-Speed USB 2.0 Device PIC microcontroller portfolio with three new Enhanced Midrange 8-bit families comprising 15 scalable MCUs ranging from 14 to 100 pins with up to 128 KB of Flash. More...

TI's PMBus server power management and protection IC delivers most accurate power monitoring for Intel Node Manager capable server platforms
Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) today introduced a new server monitoring, protection and control IC with on-chip PMBus support. More...

Cypress Adds 16-Mbit Parallel nvSRAMs and Synchronous NAND Interfaces To Industry-Leading Non-Volatile Memory Portfolio
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. today introduced a family of 16-Mbit non-volatile static random access memories (nvSRAMs), including devices with synchronous NAND flash memory interfaces. More...

STMicroelectronics Reveals Silicon Carbide Solutions to Solar Challenges at Solar Power International 2012
STMicroelectronics is revealing innovations in silicon carbide devices at Solar Power International 2012 that enable systems producers to build ultra-efficient electronics for converting raw solar energy into grid-quality power.  More...

CamSemi C2183 offers low cost solution for offline applications above 8 W
CamSemi has today announced a new Primary Side Sensing (PSS) flyback controller that offers a significant reduction in system cost and component counts for higher power applications, as well as excellent light load and standby efficiency performance.   More...

Nordic Semiconductor low cost battery-powered eval kit frees engineers to test wireless accessory and sensor applications in real-world operating environments
Nordic Semiconductor ASA today announces a low cost, battery-powered evaluation kit for its latest nRF51 Series of ULP2.4GHz integrated circuits that supports real-world environmental testing of ANT / ANT+, Bluetooth low energy, and proprietary 2.4GHz ULP wireless sensors and accessories.  More...

QuickLogic Announces Orion Reference Design Supporting TI’s Sitara ARM Cortex Processor-based Mobile Enterprise Products
QuickLogic Corporation is proud to announce the immediate availability of its new Orion Reference Design.  More...

ON Semiconductor Introduces Next Generation High Frequency SEPIC/Boost Controller for Automotive Applications
ON Semiconductor has released the NCV898031, an adjustable output non-synchronous single-ended primary-inductor converter (SEPIC)/boost controller, targeted for use in automotive applications. More...

Renesas Electronics Introduces 32-Bit RX21A Group of Microcontrollers with Large Memory Capacity and Built-In A/D Converter
Renesas Electronics Corporation today announced the RX21A Group of 32-bit microcontrollers (MCUs) for smart meters with advanced functionality. More...

Synopsys' RSoft OptSim Accelerates Design of Next-Generation Optical Communication Systems

Synopsys, Inc. today announced the availability of the latest release of its RSoft Optical Communication Design Suite, which includes OptSim and its multimode companion tool ModeSYS. More...

STMicroelectronics Reveals Advanced Power MOSFET Family to Tackle Emerging Eco-Design Standards and Green-Energy Opportunities

A new family of rugged, high-efficiency power products from STMicroelectronics enables technology companies to satisfy stricter power and efficiency targets set by eco-design standards and to target green-energy applications such as solar micro-inverters, photovoltaic string inverters and electric vehicles. More...

Analog Devices’ A/D Converter with Internal Reference Delivers Lowest Power, Highest Accuracy and Smallest Package in its Class

Analog Devices, Inc. today introduced the first product in a series of ultra-low-power, 12-bit, 1-MSPS SAR (successive approximation register) A/D converters with internal 2.5-V reference. More...

Microchip Strengthens Parallel Flash Memory Portfolio With High-Speed, Low-Power Devices

Microchip Technology Inc. today expanded its comprehensive Multi-Purpose Flash Plus portfolio with the debut of four new compact 512K x16 Parallel Flash CMOS devices: the SST39VF401C, SST39F402C, SST39LF401C and the SST39LF402C. More...

Latest Cool Bypass Devices from STMicroelectronics Unlock Extra Solar Energy and Cost Savings

STMicroelectronics has introduced its latest-generation high-efficiency cool bypass switches family for photovoltaic modules, enabling an even higher percentage of harvested energy to reach end users and further reducing the cost per Watt of renewable energy. More...









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