Atmel – 8-bit ATtiny102 and ATtiny104 – AVR-based MCUs set new benchmark for size and power consumption


Atmel has introduced two new high-performance, low-power 8-bit MCUs which feature 1kbyte of on-board Flash memory and 32bytes of SRAM. The new ATtiny102 and ATtiny104 MCUs run at up to 12MIPS and integrate features previously only available in larger, more expensive MCUs. The smallest package style of the new MCUs is an eight-pin UDFN measuring […]

Cypress Semiconductor – New PSoC® 4 Bluetooth 4.2 chips offer greater security and privacy and higher data rate


   Cypress Semiconductor has upgraded its PSoC® 4 Bluetooth® Low Energy (BLE) and Programmable Radio-on-Chip (PRoC™) BLE products to the latest 4.2 version of the Bluetooth Smart standard, to enable users to create faster, smarter and more secure products. The CYBL11x7x PRoC BLE is a low-power Bluetooth Smart microcontroller which includes Cypress’s CapSense® capacitive touch-sensing […]

Future Electronics – MCUs’ new sophisticated HMI capabilities bring embedded design into full view


The sophistication of embedded devices was in the past often hidden from view. The embedded designer’s job was to make an application work reliably and efficiently. In many cases, few or even no people would ever directly experience or interact with it. Today, the design of many embedded devices places an additional demand on the […]

Intersil : Digital hybrid PWM controllers with PMBus simplify power-supply design


Intersil has introduced two new PMBus™- compatible, single-phase digital hybrid DC-DC controllers which support Pointof-Load (PoL) power conversion for FPGAs, DSPs, ASICs, processors and general-purpose system rails. The ISL68200 can drive external MOSFETs directly, while the ISL68201 with PWM output features Intersil’s DrMOS (Integrated Driver and MOSFET) power stage to create a complete voltage-regulator solution. […]