Murata has developed a surface-mount device (SMD)-type ultrasonic sensor whose production starts in summer 2014. It is designed for applications like distance measurement, position detection and 3D gesture detection in portable equipment. Distributor Rutronik presented the new sensors at the Sensor + Test Fair.
Microchip announces a new family of PIC32MX1/2 microcontrollers (MCUs) in 256/64 KB Flash/Ram configurations. These new MCUs are coupled with comprehensive software and tools from Microchip for designs in digital audio with Bluetooth®, USB audio, graphics, touch sensing and general-purpose embedded control.
Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE: FSL), the leading provider of RF power technology, today introduced the RF Power Tool system, which is designed to simplify the development of RF power applications and help customers create new and differentiated RF power solutions.
MILPITAS, CA - Linear Technology announces the LTC3331, a complete energy harvesting solution that delivers up to 50mA of continuous output current to extend battery life when harvestable energy is available. A simple 10mA shunt enables charging of a rechargeable battery with harvested energy while a low battery disconnect function protects the battery from deep discharge. The LTC3331 requires only 200nA of supply current from the battery when providing regulated power to the load from harvested energy and only 950nA operating when powered from the battery under no-load conditions.
Portsmouth, UK Harwin, the leading hi-rel connector and SMT board hardware manufacturer, has doubled the current rating of the power contacts available for use in its Datamate Mix-Tek mixed-technology connector series from 20A to 40A. More, up to 12 of the new high current contacts can be used in one Datamate Mix-Tek housing, with devices spec’d for use at high temperatures up to +150degC (with derating).
Microchip announces its first Bluetooth® 4.1 Low Energy module. The RN4020 builds on Microchip’s deep Bluetooth Classic experience and carries both worldwide regulatory certifications and is Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) certified.
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.
A new AEC-Q101-qualified, fully integrated proximity and ambient light optical sensor with an industry-high operating temperature range to +105 °C was announced by the Optoelectronics group of Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH). The VCNL4020X01 combines an IR emitter, a photo-pin-diode for proximity, an ambient light detector, a signal processing IC, and a 16-bit ADC in one small 4.8 mm x 2.3 mm x 0.8 mm rectangular lead-less (LLP) package.
Microchip announces the expansion of its eXtreme Low Power (XLP) PIC® microcontrollers (MCUs) with the PIC24F “GB2” family. This new family features an integrated hardware crypto engine, a Random Number Generator (RNG) and One-Time-Programmable (OTP) key storage for protecting data in embedded applications. The PIC24F “GB2” devices offer up to 128 KB Flash and 8 KB RAM in small 28- or 44-pin packages, for battery-operated or portable applications such as “Internet of Things” (IoT) sensor nodes, access control systems and door locks.
Osram Opto Semiconductors adds the particularly low, high-capacity T-Midled SFH 4140 to its portfolio of remote control transmitters. Thanks to this first flush-mountable infrared LED, remote control functionality can now be incorporated in a lower profile than ever before. The infrared transmitter can be integrated in very thin smartphones and tablet computers. It is available at distributor Rutronik as of now.