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 – 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 […]

NXP Semiconductors – Rapid prototyping kit accelerates design of secure IoT end nodes


NXP Semiconductors has launched a board which provides a rapid development platform for 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 […]

ON Semiconductor – BLDC motor shield for IoT development kit features high- performance controller chip


The BLDC-GEVK is a Brushless DC (BLDC) motor-control shield which plugs into the IoT Development Kit (IDK) from ON Semiconductor, the first open platform on the market for cloud connectivity combining connectivity, sensors and actuators. The main component of the BLDC-GEVK shield is ON Semiconductor’s LV8907, a controller for sensorless three-phase BLDC motors with integrated […]

STMicroelectronics – 16-channel driver suitable for LED panel displays


The LED1642GW is a monolithic, low-power 16-bit shift register for LED panel displays. The LED1642GW can provide a 20V output to drive LEDs, and enables the user to connect several LEDs in series. In the output stage, 16 regulated current sources provide a constant current which can range between 3mA and 40mA to drive the […]

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 […]

STMicroelectronics – Low-power 868MHz transceiver provides robust air interface in Sigfox networks


STMicroelectronics’ S2-LP, a low- power RF transceiver operating at frequencies below 1GHz, enables designers to implement wireless equipment designs intended for use in Sigfox networks. The S2-LP also supports the Wireless M-Bus protocol and includes an embedded packet handler to implement proprietary wireless protocols. The S2-LP is suitable for use in the licence-free ISM and […]

STMicroelectronics – Smart home lighting demo board provides RF connection to wireless sensors and controllers


STMicroelectronics’ STEVAL-ILL082V1 evaluation board is a demonstration design for smart home LED lighting that needs a wireless connection to other devices such as a home automation controller. The main elements of the STEVAL-ILL082V1 board are the HVLED815PF offline LED driver and the SPSGRF-868, a low-power programmable RF transceiver module operating at a frequency of 868MHz. […]

STMicroelectronics – Spinning gadget demonstrates MEMS accelerometer capabilities


The new STidget Spinner from Future Electronics and STMicroelectronics can help unleash creative development ideas. The STidget Spinner board features a six-axis MEMS accelerometer/gyroscope module, the LSM6DS3TR, and an STM32L051K6U6 ultra low-power microcontroller. The MCU has been programmed to calculate the speed of the spinner in revolutions per minute using measurements of rotation captured by […]