Monolithic Power Systems – Magnetic sensors provide reliable contactless angle measurement for rotary motion applications


Monolithic Power Systems’ MagAlpha range of magnetic position sensors uses the innovative SpinAxis™ Hall-effect sensing technique to provide fast and accurate angular position measurements. The MagAlpha range includes the MA702, MA704, MA710 and MA730 parts which measure the angle of rotation at a resolution from 10-bit to 14-bit, and provide their outputs over digital SPI […]

NXP – IoT rapid prototyping board includes on-board motion sensors and altimeter


NXP Semiconductors supplies a board which provides a development platform for sensor-rich Internet of Things (IoT) nodes. The Rapid IoT Prototyping Kit, which has the orderable part number SLN-RPK-NODE, is supplied with a comprehensive suite of tools and software, including a real-time operating system, drivers, middleware, applications for the iOS and Android mobile operating environments, […]

RECOM – Boost regulator module for single-cell batteries offers low stand-by power consumption


RECOM has extended its R-78S series of boost switching regulator modules, which is intended for use in IoT devices and wireless transceivers powered by a single-cell battery. Combining a wide input-voltage range, high efficiency and low stand-by losses, the R-78S regulator extends the working lifetime of singlecell batteries by maintaining a stable output all the […]

Sensirion – Combined CO2, humidity and temperature sensor module supports HVAC and indoor air-quality applications


The cost-competitive SCD30 sensor module from Sensirion combines CMOSens® Technology for infrared gas detection with a humidity and temperature sensor to enable the highly accurate, stable measurement of absolute Carbon Dioxide (CO2) concentrations in ambient air. The 7mm-high module has a footprint of just 35mm x 23mm, which means that it can easily be integrated […]

STMicroelectronics – 250mA LDO regulator draws very low current in stand-by and shut-down modes


The LDLN025 from STMicroelectronics is a Low-Dropout (LDO) voltage regulator which provides a clean, accurate and stable output for noisesensitive loads, and which offers low power dissipation for use in battery powered applications. The LDLN025 is produced in multiple versions each with a fixed output voltage, from the lowest at 1.2V to the highest at […]

STMicroelectronics – Complete proximity-sensing module includes IR emitter and sensors in a single package


STMicroelectronics’ VL6180X is an innovative proximity and Ambient Light Sensing (ALS) module which takes an unusual approach to the measurement of distance from a reflective surface. It is based on ST’s patented FlightSense™ technology. This enables absolute distance to be measured independent of the target’s reflectance. Unlike conventional Infrared (IR) ALS systems, which estimate distance […]

STMicroelectronics – Magnetic sensor provides accurate, low-noise digital measurements


STMicroelectronics’ LIS2MDL is an ultra low-power three-axis digital magnetic sensor which has a magnetic field dynamic range of ±50 gauss. The LIS2MDL provides accurate measurements of magnetic field strength in three dimensions. With offset compensation enabled, the magnetic sensor offset is a maximum of ±60mgauss. Noise in high-resolution mode is 3mgaussrms. The LIS2MDL provides a […]

STMicroelectronics – MEMS microphone offers high signal-to-noise ratio and impressive sensitivity


The MP23AB01DH from STMicroelectronics is a low-power microphone which combines a MEMS capacitive sound-sensing element and a sensor interface IC in a compact 3.4mm x 2.5mm x 1mm metal-cap LGA package. The MP23AB01DH, a single-ended analogue bottom-port microphone, offers excellent audio characteristics, including a typical 65dB signal-to-noise ratio. Its acoustic overload point is 135dB. Sensitivity […]

STMicroelectronics – Low-power LDO ideal for use in battery-powered applications


The STLQ020 from STMicroelectronics is a Low-Dropout (LDO) voltage regulator which features low power consumption in stand-by and shut-down modes, to help extend run-time between charges in battery-powered applications. The STLQ020 linear regulator, which operates from an input voltage ranging from 2V to 5.5V, supplies a maximum output current of 200mA. The typical dropout voltage […]

STMicroelectronics – Integrated transceiver enables design of compact KNX nodes


STMicroelectronics has introduced a highly integrated transceiver which helps to streamline the design of end nodes that support KNX, the popular network communications protocol for building-automation systems. The STKNX is a certified KNX transceiver and is approved for use in KNX TP1-256 twisted-pair networks. Housed in a small 4mm x 4mm QFN package and requiring […]