Anticipating the need for secure communications for the next level of device connectivity Microchip have integrated a complete hardware crypto engine into their PIC24F family of microcontrollers...
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Texas SimpleLink Family gets New Members
Texas Instruments have added the CC3100 and CC3200 to its range of SimpleLink microcontrollers with built-in Wi-Fi connectivity. Both chips contain completely integrated Wi-Fi functionality with all the necessary protocols implemented in ROM. The 3100 has an interface to connect an external MCU of your choice while the 3200 has an integrated ARM Cortex-M4 microcontroller, completely available for the user application.
New tiny Ultrasonic Microphone
The Knowles Corporation have extended their range of surface mount MEMs (micro-electro-mechanical system) microphones to include a new model sensitive to ultrasonic frequencies. The company anticipate that the SPH0641LU4H-1 sensor will play an important role in the development of gesture control systems used for smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices.
Alstom takes on obsolescence risks
Novel ULDO Linear Regulator
Just when you thought all new voltage regulator chips were using switched-mode technology along comes X-REL semiconductor with a linear design. The company specialises in manufacturing high-reliability, high-temperature devices; its XTRM prefixed components have an operational temperature range from −60 to +230ºC.
Oil and gas industry more and more into OM
Tiny TCVCXO gets close to oven–controlled crystal stability
IQD frequency products have introduced a new range of temperature compensated voltage controlled crystal oscillators (TCVCXO) in a miniature 8-pad 5 x 3.2 mm outline. The IQXT-210 series TCVCXO, offers frequency stability down to ±0.14ppm over the full industrial temperature range of -40 to 85ºC.
HID Transceiver offers Three Year Battery Life
In a recent press release Cypress Semiconductor are trumpeting their latest fourth-generation ultra-low-power 2.4 GHz WirelessUSB NX transceiver chip type CYRF9935 designed to provide communication links for wireless mice, keyboards, trackpads, remote controls and other Human Interface Devices (HIDs).