ICs & Semiconductors

Omron extends MEMS gauge pressure sensor range

Omron Electronic Components Europe has added a new piezo-resistive gauge pressure sensor featuring an extended pressure range as well as low power consumption and very small size. The new Omron 2SMPP-03 MEMS based pressure sensor is suited for medical applications such as negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) as well as leak detection, movement control, level indicators, home appliances and industrial control instruments.

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OmniVision looks to revolutionise mobile video experience

OmniVision Technologies, a developer of advanced digital imaging solutions, has announced the Video-in-Video (ViV) technology, a dual-camera video sharing technology that allows for the combination of video feeds from both the front- and rear-facing cameras into a single video stream.

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Position sensor from ams helps BLDC motor in transmission control unit run more efficiently

ams AG has announced that automotive systems manufacturer Continental is using its AS5134 angular position sensor. The AS5134, as well as the newer AS5132, which are fully qualified to the AEC-Q100 automotive standard, are contactless magnetic position sensors that are optimised for use in high-speed brushless DC (BLDC) motors.

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Atmel adds connectivity peripheral and floating point unit to ARM Cortex-M4 MCUs

Atmel Corporation has expanded its ARM Cortex-M4 based Flash family to include the SAM4E series, which features advanced connectivity peripherals, a floating point unit (FPU), advanced analogue capabilities, and higher processing power. This mix of features make the SAM4E devices suitable for the industrial automation, home and building control, machine-to-machine communications, automotive aftermarket and energy management applications.

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New video signal processor ICs reduce power consumption and enhance picture quality

ON Semiconductor has released two new highly integrated image signal processor ICs for use in applications such as vehicle reversing cameras, in-vehicle navigation systems and various consumer video monitoring security systems where small LCD screens are utilised.

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New CapSense devices feature proximity detection and QuietZone technology

Cypress Semiconductor has introduced the CY8C20xx7/S CapSense and CapSense Plus controllers with the new QuietZone technology to combat noise. The new devices offer a number of features, including ultra-low power consumption, high Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR) and high immunity to noise.

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Atmel expands maXTouch S controller family with enhanced nodes and capabilities

At CES in Las Vegas Atmel Corporation has unveiled the mXT540S, expanding its maXTouch S family of touch controllers and further supporting the trend of designing larger screens into hand-held devices of various types. Featuring 540 nodes, the new device provides high-performance capacitive sensing for touchscreens up to 7 inches.

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Audience introduces the first smart sound processor

Audience, a specialist supplier of advanced voice and audio processing for mobile devices, has launched the first Smart Sound Processor, the earSmart eS515. The earSmart eS515 Smart Sound Processor combines the company’s Advanced Voice processing technology with its first high-performance, low-power audio codec for what it says is a best in class voice, speech recognition and multimedia experience on a mobile device.

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Dialog launches its latest audio codecs to enhance Smartphone sound quality

Dialog Semiconductor has launched its latest two ultra low power audio CODECs designed to provide full range, high fidelity sound while extending the time between battery charges of portable media players, smartphones and other embedded devices. The new DA7320 and DA7321 audio CODECs feature a programmable Digital Signal Processor (DSP) that makes precise adjustments to the parametric equaliser (EQ) controlling the audio amplitude, centre frequency and bandwidth. This is in addition to a Dynamic Range Compressor (DRC), which limits and amplifies sounds over certain thresholds without distortion.

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TI SimpleLink Wi-Fi CC3000 module simplifies home network setup

With the ongoing Internet of Things (IoT) revolution, new devices can now be wirelessly connected to a home network and to the cloud. However, headless devices with no keypads or touchscreens such as garage door openers, home appliances, thermostats and treadmills remain complicated to connect to a Wi-Fi network. In response Texas Instruments (TI) has developed a solution to address these challenges with its latest SimpleLink Wi-Fi CC3000 module.

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