TI Delivers High Performance Processors

Dallas, Tex. – Texas Instruments (TI) introduced the Sitara AM57x processor family, the highest performance devices in this processor platform. The processors, through their unique heterogeneous architecture including ARM Cortex-A15 cores for high-performance processing and running a high-level operating system (HLOS), target a broad range of embedded and industrial applications, TI said. The AM57x processors integrate TI’s C66x digital…

Bosch Sensortec Unveils Programmable 9-Axis Motion Sensor

Bosch Sensortec claims the industry’s first custom programmable 9-axis motion sensor. The BMF055 includes an accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer and an Atmel SAMD20 32-bit Cortex M0+ microcontroller in a single package. The high functionality device is housed in a 5.2 x 3.8 x 1.1 mm3 package. The Software Development Package enables easy customization for different application requirements,…

Toshiba Adds Application Processor for Wearables

Tokyo, Japan – Toshiba Corporation launched a new application processor for wearable devices. The TZ1041MBG is the latest addition to its ApP Lite family TZ1000 series for the Internet of Things (IoT). The new processor incorporates a Bluetooth v4.1 controller and processor, which is capable of capturing data from external sensors connected via various I/Os, such…

ADI Delivers Ultra-Low-Power Buck Regulator

Norwood, Mass. – Analog Devices, Inc. introduced an ultra-low-power buck regulator that extends battery life in portable devices by offering ultra-light-load power conversion efficiency. Claiming the industry’s highest power efficiency, the ADP5301 buck regulator – with a 90 percent efficiency rating and consuming only 180-nA quiescent current – is designed to deliver maximum power for a…

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…