Design > ICs

Metalenses for MEMS chips

20 March, 2018

Researchers have developed a new type of lens using standard computer-chip technology that could replace the bulky layers and complex geometries of traditional curved lenses.

Microsemi SmartFusion2 FPGA maker board

11 January, 2018

Microsemi has announced the SmartFusion2 system-on-chip (SoC) field programmable gate array (FPGA) maker board, enabling firmware and design engineers to leverage the power of Microsemi's SmartFusion2 architecture.

STMicroelectronics STSPIN820 motion-control chip

30 November, 2017

STMicroelectronics' STSPIN820 is a dedicated stepper-motor driver with 256-microstep resolution. The IC enables stepper-motor-based robots to achieve smoothness and silence, with small size, precision and low power consumption.

Toshiba TB67H420FTG surface-mount brushed motor driver IC

07 November, 2017

Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation has broadened its line-up of small surface-mount brushed motor drivers with the TB67H420FTG. The device can control two brushed motors as it incorporates a dual-bridge mode that can control each channel independently in the separated internal output unit.

Cirrus Logic Voice Capture Development Kit for Amazon AVS

16 August, 2017

Cirrus Logic's Voice Capture Development Kit for Amazon AVS is a complete solution for developing a hands-free AVS product enabled with Alexa, Amazon's intelligent voice control service.

Toshiba TC78H630FNG, TC78H621FNG and TC78H611FNG H bridge driver ICs

15 August, 2017

Toshiba has added the models TC78H630FNG, TC78H621FNG and TC78H611FNGo to its line-up of H bridge driver ICs for DC brushed motors and stepping motors used in the mobile battery-drive equipment, home appliances, and housing and facility equipment.

Maxim MAX77650 and MAX77651 PMICs

02 August, 2017

Designers of Bluetooth headphones, activity monitors, smart garments, smart watches and other size-constrained devices can now increase battery life and efficiency using the MAX77650 and MAX77651 power management ICs (PMICs) from Maxim Integrated Products.

Liquid metals create nanometre-thick ICs

21 February, 2017

Scientists are using liquid metals to create integrated circuits (ICs) that are merely atoms thick, opening the way for the production of large wafers around 1.5 nm in depth.

Infineon Technologies TLE984x LIN-based relay driver ICs

15 February, 2017

The Infineon Technologies TLE984x LIN-based relay driver ICs bring together the ARM Cortex-M0 core and the peripherals of its predecessor TLE983x (XC800 based relay driver).

Venus-resistant electronics developed by NASA

14 February, 2017 by Lauren Davis

NASA scientists recently demonstrated the first prolonged operation of electronics in the harsh conditions found on Venus, in news which could enable new scientific missions to Earth's closest neighbour.

Acromag XMC FPGA modules

03 February, 2017

Acromag's high-performance XMC FPGA modules allow users to develop and store their own instruction sets in the FPGA for a variety of adaptive computing applications.

STMicroelectronics BlueNRG-1 system-on-chip

12 January, 2017

The STMicroelectronics BlueNRG-1 system-on-chip contains a Bluetooth low energy radio.

Toshiba TC7739FTG multi-output system power IC

16 December, 2016

The Toshiba TC7739FTG is a general-purpose, multi-output system power IC equipped with DC-DC power supplies and serialised regulators.

Richardson RFPD and Power Integrations announce distribution agreement

22 August, 2016

Richardson RFPD and Power Integrations have announced a global agreement under which Richardson RFPD will distribute Power Integrations' SCALE IGBT drivers for the high-power market, as well as its SCALE-iDriver integrated circuits.

STMicroelectronics STBC02 battery-charger chip

14 July, 2016

The highly integrated STBC02 IC combines frequently demanded features for energy management in wearable and portable devices, including linear battery charging, a 150 mA low dropout voltage regulator and two SPDT (single-pole/double-throw) load switches.

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