CUI INC – DC switching regulators combine economy and performance


CUI’s Power Group has added four new series to its family of non-isolated DC switching regulators. The VX78-500, VXO78-500, VX78-1000 and VXO78- 1000 series offer both economical pricing and a high level of performance, providing a direct alternative to the use of linear regulators. These switching regulators are footprint- compatible with LM78xx and LM79xx regulators […]

NXP – Bluetooth Low Energy SoC includes complete protocol stack and profile software


The QN9080 from NXP Semiconductors is an ultra low-power, high- performance and highly integrated Bluetooth® Low Energy (BLE) System- on-Chip (SoC) for Bluetooth Smart applications. It complies with the latest Bluetooth v5 specification. The QN9080 integrates a BLE radio, controller, protocol stack and profile software on a single chip, providing a flexible and easy-to-use BLE […]

NXP – New ‘crossover’ processor marries high performance and integration with ease of use


NXP Semiconductors has introduced the i.MX RT1050, the first part in its new i.MX RT series of real-time applications processors. The i.MX RT series is a family of so- called ‘crossover processors’, which bridges the gap between traditional microcontrollers and i.MX applications processors, giving MCU users a means to gain valuable performance and integration improvements […]

Panasonic – Industry’s thinnest push-button switch suitable for use indoors and outdoors


Panasonic Automotive and Industrial Systems Europe has introduced a surface-mount push-button switch which is just 0.53mm thick – the thinnest of its kind currently on the market. The new Light Touch Switch, which has the part number EVPBB, is designed for use in wearable devices and personal healthcare equipment. Benefitting from a very light operating […]

STMicroelectronics – 1A intelligent power module provides complete inverter power stage for small motors


The STIPN1M50T-H from STMicroelectronics is a compact, high-performance inverter power stage for a small AC motor drive in a simple, rugged design. Part of ST’s SLLIMMTM-nano (Small Low-Loss Intelligent Moulded Module) family of Intelligent Power Modules (IPMs), the STIPN1M50T-H consists of six 500V MOSFETs and three half- bridge gate drive circuits. The maximum continuous current […]

STMicroelectronics – All-in-one software package supports sound acquisition, advanced processing and amplification


STMicroelectronics’ STM32 Open Development Environment (ODE) Smart Microphone Function Pack is a software implementation of various advanced audio capabilities supported by ST’s audio processing libraries for its microphones and microcontrollers. The function pack, which has the part number FP-AUD-SMARTMIC1, works with arrays of ST’s digital MEMS microphones, and performs microphone acquisition, beam-forming, source localisation and […]

STMicroelectronics – Compact MEMS microphone offers excellent acoustic performance


The MP34DT01-M from STMicroelectronics is a compact, omnidirectional digital MEMS microphone which offers excellent performance, including a high Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) and high sensitivity. The MP34DT01-M has an acoustic overload point of 120dB. Its SNR Is 61dB and sensitivity is -26dB. The total harmonic distortion and noise figure is less than 1% at a sound […]

STMicroelectronics – Dynamic NFC/RFID tag ICs combine long range with high-speed data transfer


STMicroelectronics’ ST25DV series of dynamic-tag ICs have dual NFC/RFID and I2C bus interfaces, to provide for untethered interaction between an external NFC-capable smartphone or an RFID reader, and a host device’s microcontroller or applications processor. The ST25DV IC supports data exchange over an extended wireless communication range at a frequency of 13.56MHz. This capability may […]

STMicroelectronics – New MCUs with on-chip digital filter backed by extended development ecosystem


STMicroelectronics has begun volume production of three new low-power STM32L4 microcontrollers supported by a development ecosystem based on the easy-to-use and affordable STM32Cube platform. The STM32L451, STM32L452 and STM32L462 parts integrate a Digital Filter for Sigma-Delta Modulators (DFSDM), enabling advanced audio capabilities such as noise cancellation or sound localisation on an inexpensive microcontroller. Up to […]

STMicroelectronics – Sample software streams voice over a Bluetooth Low Energy wireless link


The new STM32 Open Development Environment (ODE) Voice-over-BLE Function Pack from STMicroelectronics provides a sample implementation of voice streaming over a Bluetooth® Low Energy (BLE) radio link in a half-duplex configuration. In the implementation example, voice is captured through ST’s dual MEMS microphone expansion board, the X-NUCLEO-CCA02M1. It is then processed through a Nucleo development […]