Chinese Wearable Device Vendors Challenge Market Leaders

A new IDC report reveals that Chinese manufacturers are making significant inroads as leading wearable device vendors with volume shipments continuing to ramp significantly. Global shipment volume for wearables in the third quarter of 2015 (3Q15) totaled 21 million units, up 197.6 percent from 7.1 million units shipped in 3Q14, according to the International Data…

STMicro STM32F410 MCU Series Enters Production

STMicroelectronics’ STM32F410 microcontrollers of the STM32F4 Access Line, now entering volume production and supported by the new NUCLEO-F410RB development board, establish a smaller, lower-power and lower-cost entry point to the high-performance STM32 F4 series. The STM32F410 features the ARM® Cortex®-M4F core, giving performance of 125 DMIPS and 339 EEMBC® CoreMark® at 100MHz. Power-conscious STM32 Dynamic Efficiency™ features such as ST’s ART Accelerator™[1] and voltage scaling…

Newark element14 Stocks Microchip Power Monitor Demo Board

Chicago, Ill. – Newark element14 has added the Microchip MCP39F511 Power Monitor Demonstration Board, a fully functional single-phase power and energy monitor, to its product portfolio. The system measures active and reactive power and energy, RMS current and voltage, line frequency and other quantities to meet an industry-wide initiative for improved power management schemes and advanced application…

Harwin Awards Digi-Key

Thief River Falls, Minn. – Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Electronics, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, today announced it has received Harwin’s Global Distributor of the Year Award. In Harwin’s latest complete financial year, the company increased worldwide sales of Harwin products by over 50%. “We are honored to be given this…

Freescale Delivers ‘Thin as a Blade of Grass’ MCU

Austin, Tex. – Freescale Semiconductor released an ultra-thin version of the Kinetis K22 microcontroller (MCU) with a 120-MHz ARM Cortex-M4 core, 512KB Flash and 128KB SRAM in a package measuring 0.34 millimeters in height. The new device is suited for applications such as chip-and-PIN credit cards, wearables and consumer electronics that require security and small form factors.…

Avnet Builds ‘Supply Chain of Things’

Users and consumers are beginning to see the types of gadgets that will eventually comprise the Internet of Things (IoT). What many can’t yet visualize are the unseen parts of the IoT – the software and services that ultimately are going to determine whether the IoT becomes as ubiquitous and conventional as cellular technology. “Services…