Marvell Claims First 802.11ac Wave-2 4×4 Processor

CES – Las Vegas — Marvell has claimed the industry’s first 802.11ac Wave-2 4×4 processor, the Marvell Avastar 88W8964, featuring 160 MHz bandwidth and multi-user, multiple input and multiple output (MU-MIMO) support. With built-in 802.11ac 160 MHz support, the new chip achieves 2.6 Gbps peak data rate making it suitable for high speed enterprise access points and…

Toshiba Unveils Reference Design for Indoor Proximity Apps

CES – Las Vegas –Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC) offers a complete reference model for indoor proximity applications, or beacons, which use Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) to communicate signals detectible by smart devices. The TC35670 reference system, housed in a 75- x 35- x 12-mm case, comprises an ultra-low-power BLE component, a best-in-class NFC Type 3…

PNI Sensor Debuts Wearable Dev Kit

CES – Las Vegas — PNI Sensor Corp. has claimed the industry’s first wearable development kit  that integrates sensors, a sensor hub, sensor fusion algorithms, a programmable processor and wireless capabilities in a bracelet-sized form factor. Incorporating PNI’s SENtral sensor hub, the SENtrode development kit is expected to help designers speed up the design-to-delivery of smartwatches, activity…

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…

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…

ST RF Transistors Deliver High-Power Density

Geneva – STMicroelectronics’ STAC250V2-500E 13.6-MHz RF power transistor delivers high-power density in a miniaturized and thermally efficient package for high-output class-E industrial power supplies. The STAC250V2-500E offers load-mismatch capability of 20:1, the highest in the industry, for enhanced safety up to the maximum power of 600 W, said ST. The STAC250V2-500E device’s 0.55 x 1.35-inch STAC air-cavity package is…