Avnet Accelerates IoT Innovation at CES

Through a combination of unique hardware, software and cloud connectivity solutions, Avnet (Nasdaq: AVT) will bring Internet of Things (IoT) technology to life during CES 2019. The leading global technology solutions provider will introduce enhanced end-to-end IoT capabilities that accelerate the prototyping and development of IoT solutions for customers, provide artificial intelligence (AI) at the…

How Avnet Manages Small Customers With Big Ideas

Avnet Inc. has wasted little time in leveraging new and existing design assets to reach up-and-coming businesses. The distributor’s acquisition of Premier Farnell, Hackster.io and Dragon Innovation has enabled the often-unwieldy global organization to support the makers and entrepreneurs that could be developing the next must-have computing, communication or consumer device. Broadline distributors such as…

Molex, Blackberry Collaborate on an Automotive Networking Platform

Molex announced today it has teamed up with BlackBerry Limited (NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) on the development of a 10 Gbps Ethernet Automotive Networking platform designed to increase data bandwidth in intelligent connected vehicles. Integrating very reliable high-speed data transmission, prioritization, scalability, and BlackBerry’s advanced embedded security solutions, the new Molex network platform will be officially unveiled at…

Balanced Armature Drivers Offer Premium Sound for Earphones

Knowles Corporation launched the new RAF Series of balanced armature drivers for the next generation of premium headsets. Developed for wireless products, the receiver’s small dimensions and high efficiency make it well suited for a variety of applications including premium music earphones, hearables, Bluetooth headsets, communications earpieces, and miniature sound amplifiers. The RAF Series occupies less volume than…

Wireless Power Modules Replace Medical & Industrial Connectors

NuCurrent, a manufacturer of thin, high quality (Q) factor, printed wireless power transfer solutions, introduced a new family of wireless power connector alternatives at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017. The ultra-small power and sense modules were developed for engineers looking to reduce connector field failures in high-use, harsh environments and for new designs which were…

Biometric Sensor Delivers High Accuracy for Wearables, Hearables

Valencell launched two new versions of its Benchmark biometric sensor systems. These are highly accurate biometric sensor modules that incorporate the company’s PerformTek biometric technology. The two new designs include Benchmark BE2.0, a version designed specifically for hearables, and Benchmark BW2.0, a 2-LED version of its original Benchmark sensor system for wearables worn at the wrist and arm.…

Bluetooth Audio SoC Adds Active Noise Cancelling

Qualcomm Inc. announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, International, Ltd., has added active noise cancelling (ANC) to its CSR8675 product platform, claiming the industry’s first Bluetooth audio system-on-chip (SoC) to integrate this advanced technology. The new feature reduces the complexity and cost of adding active noise cancelling to headphones by eliminating the need for a separate ANC…

Multi-Protocol SoC Delivers Smarter Homes

Greensboro, N.C. – Qorvo, a provider of RF solutions, introduced a complete system on chip (SoC) for smart home devices that delivers multi-protocol support with “best-in-class” power consumption. The GP695 SoC integrates multiple communication protocols, including IEEE 802.15.4, ZigBee 3.0, Thread and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) for sensors and actuators throughout the home. This enables a…

MediaTek Chipset Enables Crystal-Clear Audio

MediaTek announced the availability of the MT2533D, a highly integrated chipset for smart, connected headphones, headsets, earpieces and hands-free systems, at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Although designed for wireless headphones and in-vehicle hands-free systems, the MT2533D chipset also can be used in stand-alone sports headsets or travel earpieces thanks to local MP3 playback,…