Panasonic Offers IR Array Sensor Eval Kit

Panasonic Automotive & Industrial Systems is releasing a Grid-EYE Infrared (IR) array sensor evaluation kit that combines its ”nanopower” PAN1740 Bluetooth Smart module and a microcontroller on one PCB. By combining its new IR sensor technology with Bluetooth technology and software for IR detection of people and objects on one board, designers can develop fast…

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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…

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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…

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Broadcom Intros New GNSS Chip for IoT

Irvine, Calif. — Broadcom Corporation released a new global navigation satellite system (GNSS) chip for the Internet of Things (IoT) and wearable devices. The advanced chip enables devices such as fitness bands to deliver pinpoint location while consuming minimal power, and, in some cases, can eliminate the need for a separate microcontroller, said Broadcom. The…

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Mouser Stocks Maxim MAX3262x MCUs

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking the MAX32620/MAX32621 microcontrollers from Maxim Integrated. The MAX3262x devices are based on the 32-bit RISC ARM® Cortex®-M4F microcontroller with a floating point unit (FPU), ideally suited for the emerging category of medical and fitness applications. Both devices include 2MBytes of flash and 256kbits of SRAM, with the architecture combining…

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America II: Primed and Reloaded for the Franchised World

Brian Ellison is very passionate about his company. He wants the customers, suppliers and employees of America II Electronics to see and understand the dramatic changes the components distributor has engineered in only a few years to reposition itself in the electronics supply chain. In the last weeks Ellison has crisscrossed North America to educate…

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Atmel Ships Bluetooth Smart Solution in Volume Production

San Jose, Calif. — Atmel® Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML), a global leader in microcontroller (MCU) and touch solutions, today announced it is shipping the industry’s lowest power, smallest footprint Bluetooth® Smart solution in production quantities. Consuming less than 4mA in RX and less than 3mA TX at 3.6V, the devices increase battery life by as much as one year or…

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