Toshiba Adds Application Processor for Wearables

Tokyo, Japan – Toshiba Corporation launched a new application processor for wearable devices. The TZ1041MBG is the latest addition to its ApP Lite family TZ1000 series for the Internet of Things (IoT). The new processor incorporates a Bluetooth v4.1 controller and processor, which is capable of capturing data from external sensors connected via various I/Os, such…

ADI Delivers Ultra-Low-Power Buck Regulator

Norwood, Mass. – Analog Devices, Inc. introduced an ultra-low-power buck regulator that extends battery life in portable devices by offering ultra-light-load power conversion efficiency. Claiming the industry’s highest power efficiency, the ADP5301 buck regulator – with a 90 percent efficiency rating and consuming only 180-nA quiescent current – is designed to deliver maximum power for a…

Microchip Doubles Flash Memory on Low-Power MCUs

Chandler, Ariz. – Microchip Technology Inc. announced the expansion of its eXtreme Low Power (XLP) PIC microcontroller (MCU) portfolio. The latest family of eXtreme Low Power PIC MCUs offers double the flash memory and adds new security options. Key features of the new PIC24F  “GB4” family include an integrated hardware crypto engine with both one-time-programmable (OTP) and Key…

TI LaunchPad Dev Kit Addresses Security for IoT Designs

Dallas, Tex. – Addressing the need for security in the Internet of Things (IoT), Texas Instruments (TI) launched the TM4C Crypto Connected LaunchPad development kit to speed design of IoT gateways and nodes, factory control and automation systems, grid infrastructure, alternative energy and industrial applications. Based on TI’s TM4C129ENCPDT microcontrollers (MCUs), the TM4C Crypto Connected LaunchPad development kit…

Mouser Stocks Maxim MAX3262x MCUs

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking the MAX32620/MAX32621 microcontrollers from Maxim Integrated. The MAX3262x devices are based on the 32-bit RISC ARM® Cortex®-M4F microcontroller with a floating point unit (FPU), ideally suited for the emerging category of medical and fitness applications. Both devices include 2MBytes of flash and 256kbits of SRAM, with the architecture combining…

America II: Primed and Reloaded for the Franchised World

Brian Ellison is very passionate about his company. He wants the customers, suppliers and employees of America II Electronics to see and understand the dramatic changes the components distributor has engineered in only a few years to reposition itself in the electronics supply chain. In the last weeks Ellison has crisscrossed North America to educate…