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Terahertz imaging camera given a face-lift

TeraSense produces imaging equipment for the Terahertz (THz) and sub-THz frequency ranges. There are three models of THz imaging cameras in the company's range, representing various pixilation capabilities; Tera-256, -1024 and -4096. The imagers operate at 0.05 to 0.7THz range, where more common materials are transparent.

Sigfox certified wireless SoC

Alpha Micro has announced the availability of two SoC wireless transceivers from AXSEM for use with the Sigfox low power cellular network. The Sigfox network is being deployed across 60 countries in the next five years, aimed at providing global cellular network connectivity for low bandwidth IoT applications.

Miniature OCXO from IQD delivers ±10ppb stability

IQD has released the IQOV-71 series, its latest Oven Controlled Crystal Oscillator (OCXO). The device is housed in 4-pad plastic package with a glass fibre base measuring 9.7 x 7.5mm. The device is said to offer frequency stabilities down to ±10ppb over an operating temperature range of -20 to 70°C or ±20ppb over -40 to 85°C.

Toshiba expands range of CMOS image sensors

Toshiba Electronics Europe has expanded its range of high performance backside illumination CMOS image sensors equipped with Phase Detection Auto-Focus (PDAF). Designed for use in smartphones and tablets the sensors are claimed to achieve high performance image capture and low power consumption. The range expansion features the 8 megapixel (MP) T4KA3-121, the 16 MP T4KC3-121, the 13 MP T4KB3-121 and the 20 MP T4KA7-121.

Lattice Semiconductor expands USB Type-C product range

Lattice Semiconductor Corporation has announced the expansion of its USB Type-C product family with the introduction of its latest SiI7012, SiI7013 and SiI7014 port controllers. Port controllers are used to configure the USB Type-C Upstream Facing Port or Downstream Facing Port, detect cable orientation and negotiate Power Delivery on the USB Type-C connection.

Code generation support for STM32F7 MCU

Altia has announced its code generation support for the STMicroelectronics STM32F7 Microcontroller (MCU). The STM32F7 addresses a range of applications and is said to be the first MCU on the market to feature the ARM Cortex-M7 processor.

Stackable FPGA solution

The EMC2-7A board, from Sundance, can be used with commercial, industrial or automotive graded Artix-7 FPGAs and features 1Gbyte of DDR3 local storage, 32Mbyte of flash for storage/configurations and has 68x free differential I/O pins routed to a VITA57.1 FMC-LPC high-speed connector.

SSDs deliver leading edge performance and reliability

Swissbit has announced the launch of its next generation X-60m Series mSATA solid state drive (SSD). Compliant with the latest SATA III interface specification, the drives are said to deliver leading edge performance and reliability to industrial, network and communication and automotive applications.

Glitch-free attenuators

IDT has announced that it has expanded its RF silicon range with the addition of two glitch-free digital step attenuators (DSAs), as well as a voltage variable attenuator (VVA). These products are designed for use in wireless infrastructure, point-to-point microwave, satellite communications systems and general purpose communication infrastructure applications.

Complete Wireless M-Bus solution

Silicon Labs has introduced a complete Wireless M-Bus platform solution designed to simplify the development of wirelessly connected smart meters for electricity, gas, water and heat resources in the European market.

TFT provides consistent images from all viewing angles

Industrial LCD manufacturer KOE has introduced a high performance 3.5in TFT display. The Rugged+ TX09D200VM0BAA features a 3:4 aspect ratio, QVGA (240 x 320 pixels) resolution and in-plane switching (IPS) technology to provide consistent colour and image performance from all viewing angles.

Multiband configurable MIMO antenna

HUBER+SUHNER has unveiled a new configurable antenna platform designed to support various wireless bands including cellular 2G, 3G and 4G LTE (USA and Europe), as well as WiFi MIMO and GPS/Glonass.

Ultra-low-jitter family of LVCMOS clock buffers

Integrated Device Technology has unveiled a new family of clock buffers. The 5PB11xx family of LVCMOS fan-out buffers is able to provide low-jitter metrics of sub-50 fsec RMS additive phase jitter (12KHz to 20MHz), as a result it is able to offer system designers greater jitter margin to help meet system clock requirements. The small die size enables the chip to fit within a DFN 8-pin package as small as 2 by 2 millimeters.

Silicon Labs offers scalable car radio system solution

Silicon Labs has introduced a complete portfolio of receivers/audio processors and multi-standard digital radio ICs designed to deliver AM/FM and digital radio performance for the global car radio market. The new Si46xx family, which includes single-chip digital radio-coprocessors and data receivers, provides an advanced digital radio audio decoding and data reception solution for analogue and digital radio.

FTDI Chip adds graphic toolchain package to EVE offering

FTDI has sought to bring more support to its Embedded Video Engine (EVE) product offering with the introduction of the EVE Screen Designer - available now to download for free. Suitable for use with Windows operating systems (Windows 7 and above), this sophisticated, but easy-to-operate development suite has been developed to enable the creation of advanced human machine interfaces (HMIs), via EVE’s object-oriented approach, without any understanding of EVE display lists. This means that it is far more accessible to graphic designers who are concerned primarily with the look and feel of the HMI.

42-inch multi-touch display with full HD resolution

Display Solutions has extended its DisplayTouch line with the introduction of a 42-inch multi-touch display. Allowing up to 10 touch points at one time, these new displays integrate Planar Scatter Detection (PSD) technology that can work with gloved hands. Suitable for both indoor and outdoor applications, within the correct enclosure, the DT-S42FD can be used in gaming, information, retail and educational applications requiring up to 10 point touch.

andersDX delivers entry level Embedded UI

andersDX has created an entry level DX series embedded display platform with the launch of the DX1, based on the 600MHz ARM Cortex-A8 processor from Texas Instruments. The DX1a features an integrated TFT touch screen and is preloaded with Linux, Android or Windows CE. With the addition of application software, it becomes a fully working prototype system.

Toshiba launches ultra-small 13 megapixel CMOS image sensor

Toshiba Electronics Europe has launched the T4KB3, a 13-megapixel backside illumination (BSI) CMOS image sensor with an optical format of 1/3.07 inch. Capable of video capture at up to 120fps with full 1080p HD, the image sensor has been designed for use in high end smartphones and tablets.

Compact 10.1-inch TFT features WUXGA resolution

KOE, the Industrial display manufacturer, has introduced a new 10.1-inch TFT display module featuring WUXGA (1920 x 1200 pixels) resolution. The TX26D202VM0BAA has a pixel pitch of 0.11325mm (w) x 0.11325mm (h), which equates to a pixel density of 224ppi (pixels per inch).

New platform enables big data analytics at local base stations

A new supercomputing platform has been developed by Integrated Device Technology (IDT), working alongside NVIDIA and Orange Silicon Valley, that can analyse 4G to 5G base station bandwidth data in real time. By connecting clusters of low-power NVIDIA Tegra K1 mobile processors with IDT's RapidIO interconnect and timing technology, the platform is capable of delivering real-time data.

Eight port Ethernet switch is rugged

The NM10 from MEN is an unmanaged eight port Ethernet switch supplied in a compact box PC format and available in four standard configurations. In addition to 100Mbit or 1Gbit Ethernet interfaces, the switch is available with or without Power over Ethernet Plus functionality (PoE+).

USB port bridges to multiple communications standards

Exar has launched the XR2280x family of USB to Ethernet bridge ICs. The devices are said to offer an 'unprecedented' level of integration, combining a Hi-Speed USB 2.0 hub with up to four ports, controllers for 10/100 Ethernet, I2C, EDGE GPIO and up to four UARTs.

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