TI Claims First Multichannel LDCs

Dallas, Tex. – Texas Instruments (TI) has claimed the industry’s first multichannel inductance-to-digital converters (LDCs). The four new devices in the LDC1614 family expand TI’s LDC portfolio first introduced in 2013. The devices offer two or four matched channels and up to 28-bit resolution in a single integrated circuit (IC). The combination of precision and…

Hoffmann-Krippner Delivers Rugged LVDT Sensors

Frisco, Tex. – Hoffmann – Krippner Inc. now offers a wide range of rugged LVDT sensors from its German partner company INELTA for contactless and wear-free path and position detection. The LVDT sensors operate on the principle of the differential transformer and are suitable for many applications, such as medical technology, industrial, seafaring, testing, machinery…

Sharp Delivers LCD Graphic Display for Wearables

Camas, Wash. — Sharp Microelectronics of the Americas (SMA) has unveiled its 1.33-inch (diagonal) Color Memory LCD graphics display. The 8-color LCD module offers ultra-low-power consumption, enabling longer time between recharges for small display products with a battery. It also enables designers to meet the growing demand for “always-on” devices such as smart watches that…

Bridgelux Debuts Integrated Smart Module LED Array

Livermore, Calif. – Bridgelux debuted the first of its integrated smart module suite of products at the recent 2015 Light Fair International Conference in New York. Designed with open platform technology, the Xenio integrated smart module LED array is compatible with a variety of standards, protocols and other technologies to ensure ease of integration and future functionality,…

APS Releases 100-W LED Power Supply

Advanced Power Solutions (APS) has released the MBC100 series of 100-watt (W) LED power supplies for high-bay lighting applications. The MBC-100 family features five models offering constant current operation ranging from 960 to 2800 mA. All models feature a 90-305VAC input range, 91% efficiency, -40˚C to 70˚C convection cooled operation, and OVP/OCP/OTP protection circuits. The…

Osram Expands Sensor Line for Wearables

Osram Opto Semiconductors has expanded its sensor portfolio for wearable products with the introduction of the SFH 7051 integrated optical sensor specifically designed for heart rate monitoring. Consuming very little power to maximize battery life, the sensor targets fitness trackers, smart watches and other wearables. The SFH 7051 consists of a large-format photodiode and three…

Digi-Key Improves TechZones

Thief River Falls, Minn. – Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Electronics, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, today announced its new and improved online TechZones, as part of a recent series of web site updates. The TechZones are designed to give design engineers an at-a-glance aggregate view of new products, technical…

E2open: Moving Beyond IoT Data Collection

The potential of the Internet of Things (IoT) as a component-sales driver can’t be understated. Semiconductor manufacturers are working on devices with security featured embedded in silicon to address IoT privacy concerns. Discrete sensors are turning into hybrid devices and new applications such as fingerprint identification are being perfected. Now, cloud-based supply chain solutions such…

Rochester Appoints Asia Managers

Rochester Electronics has further underlined its commitment to customers in Asia by announcing two new senior management appointments. Allan Lim becomes the Rochester Electronics sales director for Asia Pacific, while Hiroyuki Fujikawa has been appointed as the company’s sales director for Japan. Both have many years experience of managing OEM and distribution requirements in the…