Conexant Launches HD Audio CODEC

Conexant Systems, Inc. introduced an ultra-low power, high-performance HD Audio CODEC targeted at mobile PC applications including notebooks, ultrabooks and tablets. The new CX8200 “intelligently drives speakers to optimize sound pressure level (SPL) while providing best-in-class speaker protection and eliminating background noise,” said the company. A single-chip solution optimized for use on any platform with an…

TI Simplifies Sensor Data Integration in the Cloud

Dallas, Tex. — Texas Instruments (TI) introduced its next-generation SimpleLink SensorTag, a new development kit that enables quick integration of sensor data with wireless cloud connectivity. Sensors can be connected to the cloud in less than three minutes through TI’s IoT cloud ecosystem including IBM’s Bluemix IoT Foundation, according to the company. In addition, several key features of the…

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…