PIC32MX 32bit MCUs boast high RAM memory options
Microchip Technology's new line of PIC32MX3/4 MCUs feature28 x 10bit ADCs and 5 UARTS, 105 DMIPS performance, serial peripherals, graphic-display, capacitive-touch, and connectivity.
Quad-core HSPA+ processor aimed at smartphones
The BCM23550 from Broadcom features 1.2GHz A7 CPU with ARM NEON technology and is optimised for the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS.
Two-axis magnetic sensor geared for portable apps
The MMC246xMT from MEMSIC claims to offer the industry's best performance at the lowest power consumption for a two-axis magnetic sensor, making it ideal for portable applications.
NXP uncloaks dimmable single-stage LED controller
The SSL3401 is compatible with various dimmers and transformers, and generates a stable and accurate current while dimming down to below 5% of maximum light output.
Rectifiers increase power density, reduce switching loss
Vishay Intertechnology's FRED Pt rectifiers are built with a planar, platinum-doped process.
Chip-scale Schottky promises twice the power density
The SDM0230CSP from Diodes offers smartphone and tablet designs with an alternative to miniature DFN0603-packaged devices, boasting twice the power density in the same PCB footprint.
Fairchild combines MOSFET, diode in one package
Geared to replace discrete solutions used in LED TV/monitor backlight, LED lighting and DC/DC converter applications, the 100V BoostPak solution claims to cut system costs in LED applications.
Broadcom debuts gateway solution for Gigabit wireless routers
The BCM7145 platform combines DOCSIS 3.0 and Gigabit wireless gateway functionality with HEVC video decoders and a quad video transcoder onto a single piece of silicon.
Microchip expands programmable USB2 controller hub line-up
Microchip's new UCH2s integrate "Quad Page" configuration OTP Flash memory, which reserves space for interoperability and other customisations, including four separate configuration opportunities.
RF power transistor aimed at 2.45GHz ISM band
The NXP BLF2425M and BLF25M series of RF power transistors are based on the firm's 28V LDMOS processes and promise field-proven ruggedness, manufacturing consistency and long-term reliability.
Organic image sensor offers improved dynamic range
Fujifilm and Panasonic developed an organic CMOS image sensor that offers improved dynamic range at 88dB.
Silicon-based nanoparticles to cut LED production costs
Researchers have created a material from silicon-based nanoparticles that soften the blue light emitted by LEDs.
Sulphur-based battery gains ground as Li-ion alternative
The all-solid lithium-sulphur battery crafted by a team of researchers from ORNL claims to have increased performance, improved safety, and more cost-effective than existing battery designs.
Graphene image sensor detects broad light spectrum
Singaporean researchers created a graphene sensor 1,000 times more sensitive to light than current low-cost imaging sensors.
5,000 Panasonic workers to lose jobs
Jobs from Panasonic's auto and industrial division, which covers semiconductors and auto components, will be cut based on new business strategy.
These lights do more than just illuminate
EDN Asia celebrates Vesak, specifically Buddha's enlightenment, by showcasing some unique lighting designs.
Unstable power supply ups demand for non-renewable inverters
Frost & Sullivan said higher disposable incomes and greater affordability in developing regions such as Africa and South Asia encourage the adoption of power inverters.
ST inspires students with iNEMO MEMS design contest
STMicroelectronics announced the winners of the Singapore Area University iNEMO Design Contest 2013 with the winning teams demonstrating prototypes of new applications using ST's iNEMO MEMS.
CSIRO machine prints Australia's largest solar cell
The printer has allowed researchers to print organic photovoltaic cells the size of an A3 sheet of paper using known techniques.
MIG announces MEMS Sensor Fusion symposium
MIG speakers will discuss how sensor fusion, the combination of data from several sensors for the purpose of improving application performance, is moving rapidly into the commercialisation phase.