2016-07-15 - Analog Devices

Sub-GHz transceiver improves link budgets, cuts power

The ADF7030-1 features a highly sensitive receiver and superior immunity to signal interferences as well as low power modes.

2016-07-14 - Susan Nordyk

IC charges Li-ion batteries using CC/CV algorithm

The integrated protection circuit module allows the device to be used with Li-ion batteries without any other protection chip.

2016-07-11 - STMicroelectronics

Single-chip drivers simplify precision motor control

The drivers operate from a low 18V supply voltage and support power-saving design with ultra-low standby current of less than 80nA for a zero-power state when the motor is inactive.

2016-07-05 - None

NEC Tech set to hire 1,000 in a bid to boost revenue

NTI and its Japan-based parent NEC has announced its plan to collaborate and set up an Open Source Software centre in India to provide support for OSS.

2016-07-01 - Rohm

Chip LEDs achieve thinnest form factor at 0.2mm

Rohm adds seven new colours to its Picoled series of low-profile, ultra-compact chip LEDs optimised for wearable tech, portable devices, and drones.

2016-06-27 - Microchip

BLE solutions eliminate MCU use for simple apps

The RN4870 and RN4871 devices deliver up to 2.5 times the data throughput improvement over previous generation products based on the Bluetooth 4.0 standard.

2016-06-14 - Toni Urrutia

Apple WWDC 2016: Tim Cook reveals huge Siri, iMessage upgrades

At Apple's WWDC keynote, CEO Tim Cook dubs iOS 10 as the mother of all updates as it revamps iMessage and Siri.

2016-06-13 - Vishay Intertechnology

Compact 9.5mW IR emitting diode cuts space for wearables

Vishay’s VSMD66694 comes in a 2mm x 2mm x 0.87mm package and boasts wavelengths of 660nm (red) and 940nm (IR), built on SurfLight technology to deliver radiant power of 9.5mW and 8.5mW.

- Max Maxfield

Amazon Dash Buttons: Everything is just a ‘press’ away

There are about 100 different versions of Amazon Dash Buttons, which are wireless plastic pods that you can stick or hang anywhere around your house to take convenience of shopping one step further.

2016-06-10 - Maxim Integrated

Flexible reference design creates 16×16 LED displays

MAXREFDES99# integrates four MAX7219 LED drivers to provide designers a 16 x 16 display with 256 LEDs, allowing hobbyists and makers to create signs in multiple languages.