Smartphones Spur Sensor Hub Growth

The market for sensor hubs – dedicated processing elements used for low-power sensor processing tasks – is forecast to surpass 1.0 billion units in 2015, rising to nearly 2.0 billion in 2018, driven by the smartphone market, reported IHS Inc. The “booming” market is being spurred by “always-on” sensor processing and battery limitations, according to…

Avnet Doubles Down on Embedded Systems

The value of embedded systems in the distribution channel was reinforced in recent weeks as Avnet Inc. dedicated global sales and support resources to the embedded market segment. Ed Smith, president of Avnet Electronics Marketing, Americas, was named as senior vice president of Avnet embedded systems,  global, earlier this year. For the past year, Smith has overseen both…

TTI Europe Adds TE Nanonics Connectors

Leading manufacturer TE Connectivity’s new Nanonics connectors are now available to European customers through TTI, Inc., a world leading specialist distributor of electronic components. Qualified to MIL-DTL-32139 specifications, these new two-row Nanonics connector assemblies are an important addition to TE Connectivity’s nanominiature rectangular product line. The small form factor and narrow footprint of this ultra-compact interconnect…

Mouser Stocks ST Bluetooth Network Processor Module

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now shipping the SPBTLE-RF network processor module for Bluetooth® Smart technology from STMicroelectronics. The low-energy SPBTLE-RF module provides a complete radio frequency (RF) platform in a tiny form factor, integrating a 2.4 GHz RF radio, antenna, and high-frequency and low-power oscillators to optimize the time to market of the final applications. The ST SPBTLE-RF module, now available from Mouser Electronics, is an easy-to-use…