Latest Tech News about Electronic Components

Wearable wireless goes Bluetooth Smart

Shipments this year for wireless semiconductors in health and fitness will reach a projected 61.2 million units, up 11% from 55 million in 2013, and will increase to 95.78 million units in 2018, says IHS, while shipments  of consumer health and fitness devices with integrated wireless connectivity will…

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Safety-critical IP firm has graphics support for Freescale i.MX 6 series

Core Avionics & Industrial Inc. (CoreAVI) has announced the availability of embedded graphics drivers and safety critical certification support for Freescale’s i.MX 6 series single-, dual- and quad-core processor families based on the ARM Cortex-A9.

Freescale’s i.MX 6 series processor is typically used in…

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Rohm aims 'smallest diode' at wearables

Rohm has taken discrete semiconductor and passive component miniaturisation to a new level.

The company has produced chip resistors in 03015 (0.3 × 0.15mm) size as well as Schottky barrier diodes in 0402 (0.4 × 0.2mm) size.

The devices make use of a proprietary process called Rohm advanced…

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Avago optocoupler has flyback controller to drive IGBTs

Avago Technologies has introduced a gate drive optocoupler device that integrates a flyback controller for DC-DC converters and fail-safe IGBT diagnostics.

The device’s 2.5A rail-to-rail output makes it suitable for driving IGBTs and power MOSFETs in industrial power inverters and motor drives.
“By integrating…

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