Microchip Offers AEC-Q100 Integrated Motor Driver

Bangkok — Microchip Technology Inc. has launched a highly integrated and compact motor driver in an 8-pin, 4×4-mm DFN package. The MCP8063 is touted as the industry’s first 1.5-A, three-phase brushless DC, sinusoidal motor driver that is automotive AEC-Q100 qualified. Targeting a variety of three-phase brushless DC motor and fan applications, the integration of the…

Rochester Electronics Re-introduces Intel 8XC196 MCUs

Newburyport, Mass. – Rochester Electronics is a fully-authorized continuing source for the Intel 8XC196 Family of microcontrollers. Introduced in 1982 as the Intel MCS-96 Family, these MCUs are most commonly used in motor control, modem, printer and pattern recognition applications within embedded systems. In 2007, Intel discontinued this family of microcontrollers, at which point Rochester Electronics…

Newark element14 Expands Bivar Offering

Chicago, Ill. – Newark element14 announces the availability of the new PM5-M124 series of metal panel mount indicators from Bivar, a leading provider of LED indication products. The PM5-M124 indicators use smart sensing technology to automatically detect and adjust to appropriate light output and intensity in ambient lighting conditions. The LED automatically dims in low lighting environments and brightens…

Industrial Electronics Chip Market Set to Grow 11%

El Segundo, Calif. — The industrial electronics chip market rebounded in 2013 with revenue growth of nine percent, reaching $32.8 billion, after falling five percent in 2012, according to a report from IHS Technology (NYSE: IHS). These chips are used in a variety of applications, including medical electronics, factory automation, energy distribution and generation, building and home control,…

Richardson RFPD Adds Wavelex WPD1040A

LaFox, Ill. — Richardson RFPD, Inc. today announces immediate availability and full design support capabilities for a new 1.0–4.0 GHz, two-way power divider/combiner from Wavelex. The SMA-connectorized, zero-degree WPD1040A is a Wilkinson-type power divider/combiner and features a low insertion loss of 0.50 dB (typical), high isolation of 18 dB (minimum) and excellent VSWR. It is suitable for LTE and land…

Broadcom Apps Processor Enables First Cloud-Connected Robotic Sprinkler

Irvine, Calif. — Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today announced that its low-power applications processor is the technology behind an innovative new product designed to dramatically reduce water consumption. The Droplet Robotic Sprinkler leverages real-time data from more than 10,000 weather stations, millions of square miles of…

Segway Names VP of Engineering and Supply Chain

Bedford, N.H. — Today, Segway Inc. (Segway), the world’s leading provider of electric personal transportation, announces it has named Francis Bridges as Vice President of Engineering and Supply Chain. Bridges is a seasoned executive with experience in engineering, strategy development and implementation, purchasing and program management at a wide range of U.S. and international automotive, electronics, technology and manufacturing…