Texas Instruments announced the TAS5760xx family of four digital-input, closed-loop I2S amplifiers. The TI TAS5760xx consists of the TAS5760MD, TAS5760LD, TAS5760M and TAS5760L devices. The TAS5760xx are available in four pin-compatible, 48-pin versions: the TAS5760MD and TAS5760LD with headphone amplifiers/line drivers, and the TAS5760M and TAS5760L non-headphone versions. The TAS5760M and TAS5760L are also offered in 9mm by 6mm, 32-pin packages.
LDRA announced the LDRAunit integrated framework for automating the generation and management of unit tests. It is a comprehensive and cost-effective host/target test generation and management solution for the C, C++, Ada, and Java languages. The tool takes over the tedious, error-prone process of manually developing a test harness simply by analyzing the code, generating tests, and applying a range of parameters that ensure against conditions that can cause unexpected results.
ams announced the AS3435 and AS3415 ANC speaker drivers. The devices will enable a new generation of noise cancellation stereo headsets with zero audible hiss. The AS3415 and AS3435 ANC speaker driver ICs are available for sampling now. The AS3435 feedback ANC IC is priced at $3.90 for 1,000 pieces. The AS3415 feed-forward ANC IC is priced at $3.50 for 1,000 pieces. The AS3435 is in a QFN36 package, and the AS3415 in a QFN32 package, both 5mm x 5mm.
JEDEC Solid State Technology Association published version two of the Universal Flash Storage standard. JESD220B UFS v2.0 features increased link bandwidth for performance improvement, a security features extension, and additional power saving features over the prior version. Universal Flash Storage v2.0 may be downloaded free of charge.
Texas Instruments announced the 3-A TPS7H1101-SP and the 0.5-A TPS7H1201-HT current-sharing low-dropout linear voltage regulators. The TI devices are the first LDO linear voltage regulators for harsh environments. The TI TPS7H1101-SP and the TPS7H1201-HT are available now in a 16-pin thermally enhanced ceramic flat pack (CFP).
Microchip Technology has expanded their Arduino compatible chipKIT platform ecosystem. This includes the chipKIT Pi Expansion Board, which is a new Raspberry Pi tool that it co-developed with element14. The chipKIT Pi’s advanced features simplify Arduino based application development for the Raspberry Pi.The new expansion board also adds large memory space, fast performance and integrated peripherals for human-interface, audio-processing and advanced-control applications. The chipKIT Pi Expansion Board is priced at $28. Boards are expected to become available in the final week of September.
Texas Instruments introduced their MSP430 USB LaunchPad Evaluation Kit and supporting ecosystem of software and support for TI’s USB microcontrollers. The TI MSP-EXP430F5529LP LaunchPad is based on the ultra-low power MSP430F5529 microcontroller (MCU). It provides engineers and makers of all experience levels more connectivity, memory and performance options for a variety of low-power consumer, industrial, medical and wireless connectivity applications. The new MSP430 USB LaunchPad evaluation kit is available now for $12.99.
A replay-protected monotonic counter (RPMC) feature is now available for Micron Technology’s SPI NOR Flash memory devices, which are validated for future Intel Ultrabook platforms. The cost-effective 64Mb density is the sweet-spot solution currently available for immediate platform-enablement activities. The 64Mb serial NOR Flash with RPMC feature is available now in production quantities.
Texas Instruments (TI) announced the SN65HVD888 low-power, half-duplex RS-485 transceiver. The device features fast automatic bus-polarity correction time and is ideal for industrial applications like e-metering networks, DMX512 networks, industrial automation, HVAC systems and process control. The TI SN65HVD888 is available in a standard 8-pin SOIC package. The suggested retail price starts at $1.10 in 1,000-unit quantities.
Texas Instruments introduced the four-channel LMH1256. According to TI, the device is the industry’s first 12G ultra-high-definition (UHD) serial digital interface (SDI) reclocker with integrated signal conditioning. The reclocker doubles the transmission rate of competing 6G devices. Samples of the LMH1256 are available now in a 48-pin, 7-mm by 7-mm QFN package. Volume production is expected in 1Q 2104. Pre-production pricing is currently set at $35 in 1,000-unit quantities.