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 (TI) 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...

1.8V STM32 Microcontrollers from STMicroelectronics Bridge Mobile-Platform Subsystems  
Qualcomm Incorporated today announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., has introduced the Qualcomm FSM90xx system-on-chip (SoC) for neighborhood and small and medium business (SMB) small cells. More...

1.8V STM32 Microcontrollers from STMicroelectronics Bridge Mobile-Platform Subsystems  
The latest STM32 microcontrollers from STMicroelectronics are specific low-voltage devices that help overcome the challenges designers face when adding a companion chip to a low-voltage host processor. More...

Spansion Eliminates Need for Batteries and Fuels a Greener Internet of Things with Energy Harvesting Solution  
Spansion Inc. today announced a new family of power management integrated circuits (PMICs) for energy harvesting that can enable a greener Internet of Things (IoT) 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 systems. More...

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

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)  
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...

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...