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 […]

Hirose – Low-profile FPC connector has 0.2mm pitch


Hirose has introduced the FH53 series, a range of Flat Printed Circuit (FPC) connectors for small portable electronic devices that require high-speed signal transmission. The connector series offers excellent impedance characteristics, and supports the signal-transmission requirements of the Embedded DisplayPort v1.3 and MIPI D-PHY v1.1 standards. The dimensions of the FH53 are compact: a short […]

Murata – Low-profile supercapacitors offer energy capacity up to 470μF


Murata’s DMT series of supercapacitors provides a compact source of auxiliary or back-up power for end-products with a low profile, such as solid-state disks and smart cards. The thinnest Electric Double-Layer Capacitor (EDLC) supercapacitor in the DMT series, the DMT3N4R2U224M3DTA0, is just 2.2mm high. Designers can use the DMT series supercapacitors to stabilise the power […]

Nexperia – ESD diode protects very high-speed interfaces


The PUSB3FR4 from Nexperia is capable of protecting high-speed interfaces, such as ports using the latest SuperSpeed USB3.1 technology, from damage caused by ESD. As well as protecting USB interfaces carrying data at rates up to 10Gbits/s, the PUSB3FR4 is also suitable for High- Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI), DisplayPort, external Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (eSATA) […]

NXP – Logic chip provides USB Type-C configuration capability

NXP Semiconductors’ PTN5150A is a small, low-power Configuration Channel (CC) logic chip, providing CC control-logic detection and indication functions in USB Type-C connector applications. The features of the PTN5150A enable a USB Type-C connector to be used as both host and device at either end of the cable. It can also support USB Type-C-to-legacy-USB cables […]

NXP – Security IC offers turnkey solution to product authentication


  The A1006 from NXP Semiconductors is a secure, tamper-resistant authentication IC which offers a strong cryptographic solution intended to be used by device manufacturers to prove the authenticity of their products. The A1006 is offered as a turnkey solution which provides designers with an easy means to integrate authentication functions into their end-products. Because […]

ON Semiconductor – Multiplexer for USB3.1 supports data rates up to 10Gbits/s


The FUSB340 from ON Semiconductor is a 2:1 data switch for USB3.1 Gen1 and USB3.1 Gen2 systems. It supports both the SuperSpeed 5Gbits/s maximum date rate and the SuperSpeed+ 10Gbits/s data rate. It is intended for use in mobile devices, and in USB Type-C applications in which a reversible cable requires a switch. The FUSB340 […]

ON Semiconductor – Re-drivers ensure signal integrity in USB Type-C systems


ON Semiconductor has introduced re-drivers which enable designers to maintain signal integrity at the high data rates supported by the latest USB standards. Its single- and dual-channel USB re-drivers, the NB7VPQ701M and NB7VPQ702M, which have a small board footprint, both support USB3.0 and USB3.1 Gen 1 systems operating at up to 5Gbits/s, and USB3.1 Gen […]

STMicroelectronics – Bluetooth Low Energy RF SoC runs protocol stack and application code


The BlueNRG-1 from STMicroelectronics is a Bluetooth® Low Energy (BLE) single-mode radio System-on-Chip (SoC) intended for use in wearable devices and short-range applications. The BlueNRG-1 is an improved version of the BlueNRG network processor. The new SoC includes an ARM® Cortex®-M0 processor core which can run user application code as well as ST’s BLE protocol […]

STMicroelectronics – Combination of controller and RF boards with software for development of LoRaWAN nodes


The P-NUCLEO-LRWAN1 from STMicroelectronics is an STM32 Nucleo pack for 32-bit STM microcontrollers demonstrating the capabilities of the LoRa® low-power wireless wide-area networking technology. The pack includes an STM32 NUCLEO-L073RZ board. This board features a low-power, 32-bit STM32L0 MCU based on the ARM® Cortex®-M0 processor core. Supplied with the controller board is the SX1272MB2xAS LoRa […]