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Microcontroller fits in a USB Type-C connector

Cypress Semiconductor is sampling a USB Type-C cable controller which includes power delivery (PD) on a small footprint. It is designed for use in 2.4mm thin USB Type-C cable connectors. The programmable EZ-PD CCG2 controller is capable of supporting any USB Type-C downstream facing port…

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ARM works with Silicon Labs to lower mbed power

ARM is working with Silicon Labs to create power management application programming interfaces (API) for Cortex-M-based embedded systems as part of its mbed development platform. The APIs are designed to allow developers to manage processor and peripheral states. For example a feature exposed by the APIs on Silicon…

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Rutronik supplies Vekatech dev board with RZ/A1H micro

Rutronik is selling Vekatech’s development board VK-RZ/A1H with the embedded microprocessor RZ/A1H from Renesas with an ARM Cortex-A9. The embedded microprocessor RZ/A1H with running at up to 400MHz clock speed integrates up to 10MB of on-chip RAM, OpenVG compatible graphics accelerator, dual LCD…

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TI MCU has four 24bit ADCs

Texas Instruments has introduced a 16MHz 16bit RISC microcontroller with four 24bit sigma-delta ADCs, with differential programmable gain amplifiers. ADCs have 2nd order over-sampling modulators and digital decimation filters. “The decimation filters are comb-type filters with selectable oversampling ratios of up to 256. This results in ADCs…

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Renesas designs RL78 MCUs for low power sensors

Renesas Electronics has announced the availability of the RL78/I1D range of microcontrollers incorporating analogue peripheral functions for sensing applications. As a result the RL78/I1D functions are designed for integration into detectors that sense minute variations in the output of sensors used to monitor for smoke, gas, and motion…

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An Intel PC in a stick

Claimed to be the smallest PC ever, Hannspree has squeezed a real Intel+Microsoft PC into a stick – it includes a quad-core Atom and will run Windows 8.1. Called Micro-PC, in needs to be plugged into an HDMI-compatible display (touch optional) and a wireless keyboard with…

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Toshiba's Cortex-A9 optimised for data-mining

Toshiba has announced three ARM Cortex-A9 microprocessors intended for sound and image data-mining, communications, and security. “Recent advances in big data are making it easier to sift through huge volumes of data and to develop services that provide users with greater value and convenience,” said the firm. “These…

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