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Microchip aims parallel flash at consumer gear

Microchip has introduced a general-purpose fast parallel flash memory chip. SST38VF6401B is a 4M x16 CMOS with a split-gate cell design and thick-oxide tunneling injector for better reliability and manufacturability. Operating is from 2.7 to 3.6V and the memory is partitioned into uniform 32kword and…

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Secret-until-lit switches hides as stainless steel

YB2 half-mirrored push button switches from NKK are intended to blend with stainless steel until they are lit, and are aimed at machinery, medical devices, kitchen equipment, measuring instruments, parking meters, and vending machines. “These aesthetically pleasing switches are a vapour-deposition-onto-plastic design, providing the appearance and…

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Swiss firm offers customisable ARM computer modules

An open-source design methodology for customised single-board computers has been developed by Swiss ARM-based embedded computing module supplier Toradex. Called Viola, the design platform is based on a carrier board which is paired with a module in the supplier’s pin-compatible Colibri family to create customised…

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Power connector locks onto plain PCB

Molex has released a power PCB connector that has a positive locking action on plain PCB – it requires no header. Called EdgeMate, it is a 3.96mm pitch system that supports power up to 7A with UL 94V-2 flammability rating. Available in 2-12 circuits, it is intended for…

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Temperature sensor for wearables

Murata has announced an accurate temperature sensor mounted on a flexy cable; for phones, tablets, and wearables. “With a flexible printed circuit thickness of approximately 100µm, they can be easy routed inside complex designs and tight spaces,” said Murata. Called FTNT55XH103FA1A050, it is rated for use from -40 to…

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Green Hills tools make ARM Cortex-M7 hi-rel

Green Hills Software has announced availability of its development tool suite and μ-velOSity real-time operating system (RTOS) for the recently introduced ARM Cortex-M7 processor. The development tool suite includes the Green Hills ARM C/C++ compilers, Probe and SuperTrace Probe, and the MULTI integrated software development environment. According…

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Freescale shrinks tyre pressure sensor

Freescale Semiconductor has introduced its smallest tyre pressure monitoring device. Weighing 0.3 grams, the FXTH87 IC integrates a dual-axis accelerometer, pressure and temperature sensor with 8-bit MCU/S08 microcontroller and wireless transceiver. Monitoring tyre inflation is a safety feature in today’s cars as it can prevent…

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Radiometrix re-spins telemetry Tx-Rx pairs

Radiometrix Ltd, has launched a range of frequency programmable, RF power-adjustable radios. NTX2B narrow-band FM transmitter is available on user/factory programmable frequencies between 425 and 470MHz, and supersedes the existing NTX2 – offering greater stability and improved performance through the use of a VCTCXO reference. Re-programming is…

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