STMicroelectronics Launches New Microcontrolers

STMicroelectronics (STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, has launched a new family of automotive microcontrollers that heralds the advent of more secure and connected cars. This new family of power-efficient and real-time-capable MCUs brings the world`s first Power Architecture(TM)- based devices manufactured in state-of the-art 40nm Flash technology…

TI introduces the first differential inductive switch

Texas Instruments (TI) (TXN) today introduced the industry’s first differential inductive switch, with a dual-coil architecture that automatically compensates for variations in temperature and component aging. The LDC0851 detects the presence or absence of conductive material by using a simple coil drawn on a printed circuit board (PCB). This unique approach enables low-cost, highly reliable…

AVX Releases MQ Series Medical Grade MLCCs

AVX Corporation, a leading manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released the MQ Series medical grade MLCCs. Manufactured, tested, and qualified using stringent medical design, in-process, and lot acceptance requirements, MQ Series medical grade MLCCs deliver the superior reliability performance required by electronic life support applications, including: pacemakers, implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs), and neuromodulation…

Mouser Expands TI Portfolio

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking the MSP430FR263x/MSP430FR253x mixed-signal microcontrollers from Texas Instruments (TI). These ultra-low power Ferroelectric RAM (FRAM) microcontrollers feature CapTIvate™ touch technology for buttons, sliders, wheels, and proximity applications. The microcontrollers also include a high-performance 10‑bit analog-to-digital converter (ADC) as well as a 32-bit hardware multiplier for math-intensive operations. The microcontrollers are…

ECIA Expands 2D Barcode Effort

ECIA is pleased to announce a comprehensive engagement with Barcode Graphics, Inc. to facilitate broader industry adoption of 2D barcode technology within the authorized component supplier community. Recognizing the cost savings and efficiencies of supply chain adoption of this technology, ECIA published the EIGP 114.00 document for 2D Barcode Labeling in 2015. Categorized as an ECIA…