GreenPeak Launches ZigBee Chip/Modules for IoT

CES, Las Vegas – GreenPeak Technologies has launched its new GP691 ZigBee communication controller chip and GPM6000 integrated ZigBee modules for smart home and Internet of Things (IoT) networks and devices. The GP691 ZigBee communications controller provides IEEE Standard 802.15.4-compliant spread spectrum data communication in the worldwide 2.4-GHz band and is capable of running the full…

Actions Debuts its First 64-Bit Chipset

Zhuhai, China,  — Actions Semiconductor Co., Ltd. will debut the inaugural chipset of its new Falcon Series product family, the ATM9009, a 64-bit quad-core solution for high-end Android tablets and OTT set-top boxes at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show. The ATM9009 SoC processor is a new generation, ultra-high performance solution featuring a quad-core ARM Cortex A53…

Atmel Unveils Low-Power Bluetooth Smart Platform

San Jose, Calif. — Atmel Corporation has launched an ultra-low power Bluetooth Smart solution achieving sub-1µA in standby mode, which is said to deliver the industry’s best dynamic power consumption, increasing battery life by as much as one year for certain applications. The BTLC1000 is housed in a 2.1- X 2.1-mm wafer level chipscale package (WLCSP) making…

TTE RF Filters Available from Stock

Los Angeles, Calif. – TTE Filters, a U.S.-based manufacturer of high-reliability RF filters and microwave filters for communication and signal processing applications, has launched the LC9S series of lowpass Chebyshev passive filters that are available for immediate delivery. The off-the-shelf filter series is aimed at customer requirements for same day shipments. TTE said it can deliver…

Illinois Capacitor Polymer Caps Combine Small Size, Low ESR

Lincolnwood, Ill. – Targeting space-constrained applications, Illinois Capacitor’s XMPL Series of polymer chip capacitors are available in a standard 7343 case size. The capacitors offer very low equivalent series resistance (ESR) and ripple current ratings, outperforming surface-mount electrolytics of greater size, said the company. Because of the low ESR and high power density, fewer XMPL…

Power Group Tackles Second-Source Dilemma

New technologies almost always have an advantage over their predecessors and engineers love to try out leading-edge products. But for purchasing, this dynamic creates a dilemma: suppliers often develop products or platforms that are unique to that vendor. OEMs and their manufacturing partners may end up with a single source for a product – a…

Industrial Sector Helps Drive Component Demand

The electronic components industry, particularly semiconductors, is getting a big boost from industrial applications. The global market for industrial semiconductors is forecast to increase by 12.9 percent in 2014, reaching $38.5 billion, according to new research from IHS Technology. The growth is attributed to “continuing strength in China and a resurgent U.S. economy,” the two largest…

Atmel Temp Sensor Reduces System Cost

San Jose, Calif. — Atmel Corporation has claimed the industry’s first family of high-precision digital temperature sensors with the widest Vcc range from 1.7 V to 5.5 V. Delivering higher temperature accuracy and faster I2C bus communication speeds, the new devices are available with integrated nonvolatile registers and serial EEPROM memory making them suitable for consumer, industrial, computer, and medical…