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…

Artesyn Simplifies Power Supply Design

Artesyn Embedded Technologies launched the ConfigPro online power supply configurator to help customers select the best solution among more than three million combinations of configurable power supplies. The tool is designed to make it easier for industrial and medical equipment designers to specify and use configurable power supplies. In many cases, the tool can eliminate…

IoT Fuels MCU Growth

Englewood, Colo. – Applications around the Internet of things (IoT), including connected cars, wearable electronics, and building automation, is fueling growth in the microcontroller (MCU) market. The MCU market for these and other IoT applications is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11 percent, from $1.7 billion in 2014 to…

VCC Cuts Indicator Lead Times

Poway, Calif. – VCC, the global manufacturer of indication and specialty illumination solutions, has reduced the lead times for many of its popular indicator lines by improving its procurement and manufacturing processes. The company reduced lead times for its higher volume indicator products to eight weeks or less, down from deliveries of up to 16…

Expect Lower Server DRAM Prices into 2016

After increased shipments in the first and second quarters of 2015, shipments of brand-name enterprise servers have slowed in part due to a weak global economy and currency rate fluctuations, resulting in lower DRAM prices, particularly for servers, according to TrendForce. TrendForce reports the average contract price of DDR4 R-DIMM products have declined as much…

Renesas IoT Platform Helps Drive Faster Innovation

Innovation is the name of the game in the world of electronics, particularly for nascent markets like the Internet of Things (IoT). But if a company can’t quickly develop a prototype, test it, and move it into production, it can quickly turn into a losing proposition, resulting in a loss of time, resources, and sales.…