CUI Inc. : Absolute position encoder (AMT20 series) immune to contaminants


Position and Speed Sensing CUI Inc’s AMT20 series is a rugged, accurate rotary encoder which provides 12 bits of absolute position information. The encoder addresses a number of challenges encountered in industrial motion-control applications. In particular, it is immune to the contaminants such as dirt, dust and oil which typically plague encoders in industrial environments. […]

ams : TDC-GP30-F01 – Single-chip hardware and software solution for ultrasonic water-flow metering


ams has released the TDC-GP30-F01, an ultrasonic flow-meter IC which provides a complete hardware and firmware measurement solution for cold-water meters. Drawing a continuous current of just 8.5μA when capturing flow measurements at a rate of 8Hz, the chip operates for up to 20 years from a single AA lithium battery. The TDC-GP30-F01 includes an […]

Atmel : Certified SMART SAM W25 Wi-Fi module integrates hardware cryptographic security


The Atmel® SMART SAM W25 is a certified Wi-Fi® module which integrates a 2.4GHz radio, a controller and an authentication chip, making it easy to design high data-rate wireless nodes that have a high level of hardware security. The SAM W25 is based on Atmel’s low-power WINC1500 2.4GHz IEEE 802.11b/g/n System-on-Chip (SoC), and an ARM® […]

Atmel : New cryptographic chip ATECC508A secures smart, connected and IoT systems


Atmel has made a breakthrough in the provision of security functionality for Internet of Things (IoT) devices and other connected systems with the ATECC508A, a member of its CryptoAuthentication™ product family. The Atmel® ATECC508A is the first device to implement the Elliptic Curve Diffie-Hellman (ECDH) security protocol – an ultra-secure method for providing key agreement […]

Future Electronics – IoT End Node Introduction


The basic architecture of an end node connected to the Internet of Things is remarkably similar, no matter which type of environment it operates in. Every end node will report to a gateway: for a wearable device, this might be a smartphone to which it connects via Bluetooth® Smart; for a residential device, the gateway […]

Littelfuse : SP1255P TVS diode array provides 100A of lightning surge protection


Littelfuse’s SP1255P TVS diode array provides superior protection from ESD strikes and severe transient surges in mobile applications which use wired data and power lines, such as USB2.0 and micro-USB ports. The device integrates three channels of low-capacitance steering diodes with a low-voltage TVS diode to provide ESD protection of USB data and identification pins […]

Macronix : MX25R Flash memory achieves ultra-low power for use in IoT devices


Macronix has released an ultra low-power Flash memory family intended for use in battery-powered devices and in IoT applications that must minimise power consumption or prolong battery run-time. The MX25R memory devices draw as little as 100nA in Deep Power-down mode. At the same time, the MX25R’s voltage range has been extended beyond that of […]

Microchip – RN1723 Wi-Fi module draws just 4μA in Sleep mode


The RN1723 from Microchip is a compact embedded Wi-Fi® module which offers the very low power consumption required in battery-powered IoT applications. Measuring just 27mm x 18mm x 3.1mm, the RN1723 is a full-featured IEEE 802.11b/g surface-mount module. It has a full on-board TCP/IP/UDP stack, which means that no external drivers are required. Its firmware […]

Microchip : Launch of world’s first integrated IC – MCP9600 for converting thermocouple electromotive force to degrees Celsius


Microchip has released the MCP9600, a thermocouple-conditioning IC which combines precision instrumentation, a temperature sensor and a high resolution ADC, together with a math engine pre-programmed with the firmware required to support a broad range of standard thermocouple types. By replacing the multiple discrete devices required to convert a thermocouple’s small signal to a temperature […]

NXP Semiconductors : JN5169 Wireless MCU runs ZigBee stack and applications on-chip


The JN5169 from NXP Semiconductors is a wireless MCU which includes a 32-bit RISC processor core, a 2.4GHz IEEE 802.15.4-compliant transceiver and a mix of analogue and digital peripherals. Supplied with a ZigBee® PRO protocol stack, it enables system designers to implement a radio, network protocol and application all in one chip. The device is […]