FTM March 2017 EMEA Edition


Application Spotlight: Embedded and HMI Featured Articles from: STMicroelectronics – Low-power RF transceiver provides link budget of more than 140dB Circuit Centre – Design spotlight: drone technology Everspin – Non-volatile MRAM lets systems store more data, more often Cypress – PSoC MCU dev kit features touch-sensing buttons and wireless connectivity Future Electronics – Why like-for-like […]

Circuit Centre – Overview


Drone technology Drones, properly known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), are enjoying a surge in sales, and this has attracted interest from manufacturers of control, power, sensing, imaging and communications components, which play a crucial role in the functioning of a drone. Of particular importance to a drone is the motor system design: the motor […]

Alliance Memory – High-speed DDR2 SDRAM chip offers 2Gbit capacity


The AS4C128M16D2 from Alliance Memory is a high-speed CMOS Double Data Rate 2 Synchronous DRAM (DDR2 SDRAM) which provides 2Gbits of data storage in an 84-ball, 8mm x 12.5mm x 1.2mm FBGA package The device provides a reliable, pin-compatible drop-in replacement for a number of similar products available today. The AS4C128M16D2 DDR2 DRAM is organised […]

ams – New TDC offers industry-best combination of speed, precision and power

ams has launched a new version of its Time- to-Digital Converter (TDC) offering improved speed and precision together with low power consumption. TDCs from ams, which can measure short time intervals with great precision, are widely used in Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) and laser-ranging devices, in Positron Emission Tomography (PET) medical scanners, and in […]

AZ Displays – 7” displays offer high brightness for viewing outdoors


LCD display manufacturer, AZ Displays, has launched a range of high- brightness WVGA 7” TFT displays, offering resolution of 800px x 480px. The new Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) screens are supplied with either an LVDS or RGB interface, and with optional tape-attached or optically-bonded resistive or projected capacitive touchscreens. The displays, which feature brightness ratings […]

CUI INC – AC-DC power supplies in tiny open-frame form factor


CUI has expanded its line of AC-DC power supplies with the PBO family of tiny Single- In-line Package (SIP) open-frame modules. The 3W and 5W versions of the PBO series measure 35mm x 11mm x 18mm. The 3W PBO models are also available in low-profile, right-angle versions measuring 35mm x 18mm x 11mm, making them […]

Cypress – PSoC MCU dev kit features touch-sensing buttons and wireless connectivity


A new prototyping kit from Cypress enables customers to evaluate and develop projects using the PSoC 4000S, a family of programmable system-on-chip controller ICs. PSoC 4000S devices feature an ARM® Cortex®-M0+ processor core, up to 32kbytes of Flash memory, 4kbytes of SRAM, up to 36 general purpose I/Os all capable of CapSense® capacitive sensing, as […]

Diodes Incorporated – PCIe 2.1 packet switch complies with automotive quality standards


The PI7C9X2G404SLQ from Diodes Inc., is a four-port/four-lane PCI Express® (PCIe) 2.1 packet switch for one x1 or x2 upstream port, and three x1 downstream ports. The PI7C9X2G304SLQ has the same functions, but supports one x1 or x2 upstream port and two x1 downstream ports. The switches enable designers to comply with automotive specifications, and […]

Everspin – Non-volatile MRAM lets systems store more data, more often


Available in densities up to 16Mbits, the Everspin range of Magneto- resistive RAM (MRAM) memory devices combines the speed and unlimited endurance of SRAM with the non- volatility of Flash. The use of MRAM allows designers to create products that store more data, more often than is possible with the use of older non- volatile […]

Future Electronics – Future Electronics launches industry’s first complete ‘sensor to cloud’ service at Embedded World 2017


New IoT Solution Platform bundles wireless networking, internet connectivity and cloud services into one, easily commissioned service – all via Future Electronics. Future Electronics has introduced its IoT Solution Platform, providing cloud storage, security and dashboard analytics in a single, out-of-the-box solution. Quick and easy to evaluate, the IoT Solution Platform allows embedded developers to […]