Decawave – Development board enables fast deployment of real-time location systems


DecaWave has introduced the DWM1001-DEV, a development board which helps system designers to accelerate the integration of Real-Time Location Systems (RTLS) into various types of end-products. The DWM1001-DEV includes a combined Bluetooth® Low Energy and ultra-wideband DWM1001 transceiver module, battery connector and charging circuit, LEDs, buttons, and Raspberry Pi and USB connectors. The transceiver is […]

IDT – Sensor signal conditioner with on-board DSP performs compensation and correction


The ZSSC3018 from IDT is a sensor signal conditioner IC which provides accurate amplification and digitisation of differential or pseudo-differential input signals. Intended for use in circuits containing a high-resolution sensor module, the ZSSC3018 can perform offset, span, and first- and second-order temperature compensation of the measured signal. Corrected sensor values are provided at the […]

NXP Semiconductors – Automotive MCUs support functional safety designs


The S32K148 series from NXP Semiconductors are AEC-Q100 qualified 32-bit microcontrollers. Based on an Arm® Cortex®-M4F processor core operating at up to 112MHz, the S32K148 MCUs are ideally suited to use in automotive applications that require compliance with the ISO 26262 functional safety standard. The features of the S32K MCUs include: • Scalability: S32K MCUs […]

NXP Semiconductors – Ethernet Time-Sensitive Networking reference design includes full software support


The LS1021A Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) reference design from NXP Semiconductors is a platform for designing systems which implement the IEEE TSN standard for reliable, real-time Ethernet-based communication. The board includes the QorIQ® Layerscape LS1021A industrial applications processor and the SJA1105T TSN switch from NXP. The LS1021A processor is supported by an industrial Linux software development […]

NXP Semiconductors – Demonstration system for contactless communication via NFC


NXP Semiconductors has created a device-to-device communication demonstration system which shows how bi-directional NFC technology can be used to replace a cable connection between two units or devices. The demonstration system is based on NXP’s CLRC663 plus NFC frontend and NTAG I2C plus connected tag IC. It demonstrates how NFC may be used for: • […]

NXP Semiconductors – Development kit features MCU with integrated 2.4GHz radio


The FRDM-KW41Z from NXP Semiconductors is a development kit based on the Kinetis® W series of wireless microcontrollers. The KW41Z MCUs feature an Arm® Cortex®-M0+ processor alongside an integrated 2.4GHz transceiver and can manage two protocol stacks in parallel. The on-board radio supports various wireless communications protocols: • Bluetooth® Smart and Bluetooth Low Energy v4.2 […]

ON Semiconductor – Integrated power module for electric motors has 30A current rating


ON Semiconductor’s FNB33060T, a Motion SPM® 3 power module, provides a fully-featured three-phase inverter output stage for AC induction, brushless DC and permanent magnet synchronous motors. The FNB33060T module includes gate drivers optimised for its built-in 600V IGBTs, ensuring that EMI and power losses are kept to a minimum. The maximum continuous current is 30A. […]

Semtech – Solid-state relay driver performs measurements and power-harvesting functions


The TS13401 from Semtech is a galvanically isolated power FET driver IC with bi-directional blocking. The maximum voltage is governed by the external FET selection. The TS13401 supports several sensing and measurement functions: the switch state, load current, supply voltage and device temperature can all be sampled. In addition, the TS13401 supports energy harvesting from […]

STMicroelectronics – BLDC motor-control system combines gate drivers and MCU in a single package


The STSPIN32F0 from STMicroelectronics is a system-in-package which provides an integrated solution suitable for driving three-phase Brushless DC (BLDC) motors using various driving modes. It includes a triple half-bridge gate driver for MOSFETs or IGBTs, an LDO to supply the gate drivers, an STM32F031C6 32-bit microcontroller, and an internal DC-DC buck converter which provides a […]

STMicroelectronics – Demo kit for NFC interface IC includes 32-bit MCU-based motherboard


The ST25DV-DISCOVERY from STMicroelectronics is a demonstration kit showing the capabilities of the ST25DV series of NFC interface ICs. The kit consists of an NFC daughtercard containing a ST25DV04K and a Class 5 antenna, and a motherboard featuring an STM32 microcontroller. The ST25DV chip has both a contactless NFC and a wired I2C interface as […]