Falling Prices Impact Sensor Market Growth

Market competition, coupled with high-volume applications including wearable systems, is driving down the average selling prices (ASPs) of sensors at an accelerated pace, and squeezing supplier profit margins, reported IC Insights. While shipments are rising thanks to the adoption of embedded measurement functions for automated intelligent controls in systems and new high-volume applications such as…

Report: Manufacturing Needs to Evolve Risk Assessment

Manufacturers are facing complex business risks and disruptors, resulting in a need for the industry to evolve their risk assessment capabilities, according to a new study, jointly conducted by Deloitte and the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI). One of the key findings indicates that supply chains need to be carefully managed or they…

Acopian Narrow Profile Power Supplies Meet UL, CE Standards

Easton, Pa. – The Narrow Profile power supply series from Acopian Power Supplies is now certified to UL Safety Standards UL 60950 (Information Technology Equipment) and UL 508 (Industrial Control Equipment). The series also meets the requirements of CE marking.  The single-output switching regulated AC/DC and DC/DC power supplies provide up to 288 watts (W) of output power, and operate…

Broadcom Unveils First Secure MCUs with NFC

Irvine, Calif. – Broadcom Corp. has extended its StrataGX portfolio with a new family of secure microcontrollers (MCUs) that delivers advanced security and integrated NFC for a variety of low-power connected devices. The BCM58100 family is designed for a variety of embedded applications including mPOS terminals, personal computers, security systems, and home automation, including Internet…

Triple Threat Components – Small, High Performance, and Cost Savers

Purchasers and designers, who are involved in the evaluation of new components and technologies, are always looking for the highest performing parts that can help save board space and reduce costs in their next-generation designs. Some of the latest electronic components rolled out in the market deliver in all areas by saving board space, reducing…

TI Rolls Out Smart Power Switches for Auto Apps

Dallas, Tex. — Texas Instruments (TI) has claimed the industry’s first smart, high-side power switch with programmable current limit. Using the TPS1H100-Q1, designers can drive various loads in powertrain, body-electronics safety and driver-information systems. The highly integrated smart power switch can replace discrete components in powertrain and automotive body electronics, saving board space, reducing bill of…

Vishay ESD Protection Diode Saves Space

Malvern, Pa. — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. has released a bidirectional symmetrical (BiSy) single-line ESD protection diode for portable electronics in an ultra-compact CLP0603 package. Measuring 0.6 mm x 0.3 mm with a very low height of 0.27 mm, the Vishay Semiconductors VBUS05B1-SD0 offers ultra-low capacitance and leakage current for the protection of high-speed data lines and antennas…