Circuit Centre – Overview


This Circuit Centre features a selection of the latest and best components for a mobile payment terminal. Point-of-sale devices, which handle consumers’ private financial data, have a strong requirement for security functions such as encryption and tamper detection. Connectivity is another key requirement, including NFC for contactless payment cards and high-speed interfaces to networking infrastructure. […]

Future Electronics – The latest security ICs: a simple, drop-in solution to the problem of securing a device and its data?


By Arnaud Le Mignon Field Applications Engineer, Future Electronics (France) Security is a type of technology which, like RF circuit design or DC-DC conversion, often appears complex and difficult to non-specialist design engineers embarking on it for the first time. Like RF and power conversion, security technology has generated its own jargon and obscure acronyms. […]

Intersil – How dual-protocol transceivers ease the design of industrial interfaces


The trend in the design of industrial PCs towards smaller form factors and more versatile communications capabilities is driving the development of modern bus transceivers. In the latest industrial PCs, new transceivers are preferred to legacy designs for several reasons: • they are highly integrated • they offer a dual-protocol capability, supporting both the RS-232 […]

Microsemi – IP security cameras: key components for a growing segment of the security product market


According to IMS Research, the IP security camera segment is expected to account for more than 40% of the world security camera market by 2017. Today’s IP security cameras feature new video-processing, motor-control and voice- processing capabilities, and need to process a large amount of data and transform it into information that can help users […]

Panasonic – World’s smallest cylindrical li-ion rechargeable battery ideal for wearable devices


The new CG-320A pin-type battery from Panasonic is the smallest cylindrical lithium-ion rechargeable battery on the market, just one-twentieth the size of an AAA battery. Only 20mm long with a diameter of 3.65mm, and offering a nominal capacity of 15mAh, the CG-320A battery is intended for use in wearable devices such as smart watches, fitness […]