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.
AWR published a new white paper about the design flow and its essential features for most PA design projects. The article presents a design of a simple, Class A GaAs pHEMT monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) PA using AWR’s Microwave Office high-frequency design software. The title of the technical paper is RF/Microwave EDA Software Design Flow Considerations for PA MMIC Design.
e-con Systems introduced the See3CAM_80 USB 3.0 SuperSpeed camera. The See3CAM_80 supports video streaming at resolutions of up to 1080p @30fps and includes an eight megapixel autofocus camera module, the e-CAM80_MI8825_MOD, with an OV8825 CMOS image sensor. The UVC compliant camera is plug-and-play in both Windows and Linux. In Windows, the camera is exposed as a DirectShow device and in Linux, as a V4L2 capture source.