ams – Contactless sensor provides small, low-power position- sensing solution for robotics systems

ams offers a broad magnetic position sensor portfolio that enables robot system designers to match the most appropriate position sensor to their particular application. The sensors from ams provide highly accurate angle measurements for position sensing and dynamic motor control. Robust on-chip differential signal processing helps to suppress the influence of any homogeneous external stray […]

Microsemi – Gigabit Ethernet switch provides flexible industrial networking capabilities


The VSC7514 from Microsemi is a 10-port Gigabit Ethernet (GbE)/ Small and Medium- sized Business (SMB) switch which supports a combination of 1Gbit and 2.5Gbit Ethernet ports. The device provides a rich set of industrial and enterprise Ethernet switching features. Using multi- stage Microsemi Ternary Content Addressable Memory (TCAM) technology, it enables the delivery of […]

NXP – Analogue controller SoC can drive up to eight valves and a pump


The MC34SB0800 octal valve and pump controller System-on-Chip (SoC) from NXP Semiconductors provides a highly integrated solution for driving proportional and digital valves, as well as a pump. It is ideal for applications which are required to drive hydraulic or pneumatic valves with a simple electronic circuit. The MC34SB0800 consists of four regulated low-side drivers […]

ON Semiconductor – A new modular approach to industrial IoT


ON Semiconductor has embraced a ‘mix-and-match’ concept with its IoT Development Kit (IDK), which differentiates itself through modular construction. There are a variety of shields, featuring different sensing, actuation and communication functions, that can be attached to the IDK’s baseboard. With this kit, engineers are given almost limitless scope to prototype and evaluate IoT systems […]