DFARS and Testing as the Quality Litmus Test, Part 2

Recently EPS and Verical.Connect have focused on the issues of counterfeit mitigation and the recent (9/21/2015) proposed amendments to the 2012 Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS).  Among the amendments is a proposal to extend DoD sourcing practices from the traditional military/aerospace specification standards to include COTS components. To consider the impact of these issues…

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DFARS and Testing as the Quality Litmus Test, Part 1

Recently EPS and Verical.Connect have focused on the issues of counterfeit mitigation and the recent (9/21/2015) proposed amendments to the 2012 Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS).  A common theme is the continual raising of the quality bar. The proposed amendments to DFARS this year mirrors this raising of the bar and clearly lays forth…

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TI Claims Smallest, Lowest Power Battery Management for IoT

Dallas, Tex.  – Texas Instruments (TI) launched a highly integrated battery management solution that features a linear charger, configurable LDO, load switch, buck converter, pushbutton control and battery voltage monitor in one solution. The bq25120 claims the industry’s lowest quiescent current (Iq) at 700 nA with the buck converter, operating at 1.8 V.  The configurable…

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Toshiba Offers Serial Interface NAND Flash for Embedded

Irvine, Calif.  — Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC) launched a new family of NAND flash memory products for embedded applications. The new devices are compatible with the widely used serial peripheral interface (SPI). The serial interface NAND flash memory devices can be used in a wide range of consumer and industrial applications, including flat screen TVs,…

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Mouser Shipping New Intel Quark Processor for IoT

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now shipping the new Intel® Quark™ microcontroller D1000, designed for Internet of Things (IoT) architectures and applications. Announced at Intel’s IoT Insights event in San Francisco, along with Intel® Quark™ microcontroller D2000 and the Intel® Quark™ SE microcontroller for IoT, this new technology extends intelligent computing to a new spectrum of data actuation applications and devices that require lower…

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Intersil LDO Regulators Deliver 50% Lower Dropout

Milpitas, Calif. – Intersil Corporation offers two new high-performance, single-output low-dropout (LDO) voltage regulators that tout best-in-class dropout and transient performance for noise sensitive loads. The ISL80510 and ISL80505 deliver 1-A and 0.5-A of continuous output current and ultra-low-dropout of 130 mV and 45 mV at full load, respectively. The ISL80510 LDO regulator’s maximum dropout is nearly…

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IDT, Digi-Key Partner on New Wireless Power Contest

Integrated Device Technology, Inc.® (IDT®) (NASDAQ: IDTI) and Digi-Key Electronics today announced a new contest that seeks the most innovative use of IDT’s wireless power technology. The contest asks electronics experts and tinkerers alike to proffer creative ways to incorporate wireless charging capabilities into products by using IDT’s 5W kits. Sponsored by Digi-Key Electronics, a leading…

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Bosch Sensortec, NextNav Announce Collaboration

–      Combination of Bosch Sensortec’s digital barometric pressure sensors and NextNav MBS Network –      Combined technologies enable highly accurate altitude calculation –      MBS Network available in San Francisco Bay Area, with 47 Cellular Market Areas in early deployment Reutlingen, Germany – Bosch Sensortec´s industry-leading barometric pressure sensors enable a host of new mobile applications, from indoor navigation with…

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Microchip Sensing Controllers Replace Mechanical Buttons

Chandler, Ariz. — Microchip Technology Inc. expanded its MTCH10x mTouch sensing portfolio with the launch of the turnkey MTCH102-5-8 capacitive touch controllers. In a hardware-only configuration, these 2-, 5- and 8-channel controllers can replace mechanical buttons with a simple digital output. This makes it easy to add proximity and touch detection to any application that is constrained…

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