New Technologies

Industry's first monolithic EDLC cell-balancing IC

Rohm has announced the development of a cell-balancing IC that contributes to increased miniaturization, greater stability, and longer life for electric double layer capacitors (EDLCs), which are driving the adoption of energy regeneration

ROHM Semiconductor | 30-01-2015

First SMT thermopile array sensor identifies movement, direction and multiple objects

Panasonic Automotive & Industrial Systems has launched the first-ever surface mount thermopile array sensor. Grid-EYE features 64 thermopile elements in an 8 x 8 grid format that detect absolute temperatures by infrared radiation. The d

Panasonic | 28-01-2015

Ultra-low jitter clock distributor with PLL and novel multiple output capability

Linear Technology has unveiled the LTC6950, a new low phase noise integer-N synthesizer core with an ultra-low jitter clock distribution output section. The LTC6950 is ideal for generating and distributing the low jitter signals essential t

Linear | 22-01-2015

T&M Industry’s first graphical sampling digital multimeter

Keithley Instruments has unveiled the Model DMM7510 7½-digit graphical sampling multimeter, the first of a new class of digital multimeters. The instrument integrates a high-accuracy digital multimeter, a digitizer for waveform capture,

Keithley | 21-01-2015

New MCU redefine ‘low power’ with up to 10x reduction in energy consumption

Ambiq Micro, a leader in ultra-low power integrated circuits, has unveiled the Apollo family of four 32-bit ARM Cortex-M4F microcontrollers (MCUs). In real-world applications, their energy consumption is typically 5 to 10 times lower than t

Ambiq Micro | 20-01-2015

New 50mF high-CV wet tantalum capacitors designed to contend with aqueous supercapacitors

A new series of high CV wet tantalum capacitors that approach the ultra high volumetric capacitance densities of aqueous supercapacitors - as well as surmount their temperature and soldering limitations - has been unveiled by AVX. Develo

AVX | 19-01-2015

UK homeowners offered a complete cost-efficient solar energy solution

Sharp has announced it is partnering with Samsung SDI to offer a complete energy and battery-management system to homeowners in the UK. The compact, all-in-one solution offers solar modules from Sharp and an all-in-one battery storage fr

Sharp Electronics (UK) Ltd | 16-01-2015

Successful start of pilot project for energy self-sufficient air dome

Organic photovoltaics specialist Heliatek has announced it has successfully installed its solar film, HeliaFilm, on a PVC-based membrane air dome in Berlin, Germany - opening up a new area of application for BIOPV, building on the company's

Heliatek | 16-01-2015

Low-power Bluetooth smart platform setting new industry standard

Atmel has unveiled an ultra low-power Bluetooth Smart solution achieving sub-1µA in standby mode, while delivering the industry’s best dynamic power consumption, increasing battery life by as much as one year for certain applications.

Atmel | 14-01-2015

Industry-leading touch sensing technology targets advanced next-generation displays

Atmel has launched its next-generation maXTouch U family, bringing the world's first capacitive touchscreen solution to allow no compromise for designing new state-of-the-art displays. OEMs will no longer have to worry about touch and di

Atmel | 12-01-2015

Collaboration to develop world-class IoT solution for innovative home-automation

Microsemi has announced its collaboration with STMicroelectronics on a new electric vehicle car charger solution using Microsemi's innovative PLC line driver. This is the first of several solutions targeting systems architects and design

MicroSemi | 12-01-2015

Latest addition to leadership portfolio of cyber security capabilities for flagship FPGAs

Microsemi has announced the latest addition to its leadership portfolio of cyber security capabilities for its flagship FPGAs, SmartFusion2 SoC FPGA and IGLOO2 FPGA, with Physically Unclonable Function (PUF) technology licensed from Intrins

MicroSemi | 09-01-2015

New audio solution enables emerging multi-channel object-based standards

Cadence Design Systems has announced the Cadence Tensilica HiFi 4 audio / voice digital signal processor (DSP) intellectual property (IP) core for system-on-chip (SoC) designs, which offers the industry's highest performance licensable d

Cadence | 09-01-2015

New development platform for battery-free wireless sensors and actuators

Farsens unveils the MEDUSA, a development platform for battery-free wireless sensors and actuators The Medusa development platform allows developers to design components driven by RF energy harvesting The Medusa, from Farsens, is a new

Farsens | 07-01-2015