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.
Microchip Technology introduced the LIN 2.1 and SAE J2602-2 compliant and low-power MCP2003A transceiver, MCP2021A, MCP2022A, MCP2025 and MCP2050 LIN System Basis Chips (SBCs), and PIC16F1829LIN System in Package (SiP). The devices feature a voltage regulator, windowed watchdog timer, battery monitor output, MCU, high Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) and Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) levels of more than 15 kV on the LIN bus and battery-voltage pins.
Microsemi introduced the ZL70250 ultra low power radio frequency transceiver. The ZL70250 ULP RF operates in unlicensed frequency bands between 795 and 965 megahertz (MHz) and has a data rate of 186 kilobits per second (kbps) to support a wide variety of sensor applications. All components are integrated into a single chip scale package (CSP) with the exception of a bias resistor and a supply decoupling capacitor. The radio chip is ideal for short-range wireless applications where power consumption is very importance.
Texas Instruments announced the TLK10034 physical layer serializer/deserializer. The new TI PHY SerDes is the industry’s first quad-channel XAUI/10GBASE-KR transceiver to support multiple 10G/40G Ethernet standards, and proprietary data rates from 1 Gbps to 10 Gbps. The TI TLK10034 device is available now in a 19mm by 19mm, 324-pin PBGA package. It has a suggested retail price of $45 in 1,000-unit quantities.
Texas Instruments introduced the TRF7970A near field communication transceiver. The TRF7970A features eight selectable power modes and easy-to-configure software. It extends battery life up to 2 times longer than other products. The TI contactless short-range communication transceiver is ideal for infrastructure devices. TI has a new TRF7970A NFC development kit available now for the NFC transceiver. It is priced at USD $99.
Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS), a world leader in software and IP for semiconductor design, verification and manufacturing, announced that Nationz Technologies, Inc. has successfully achieved first-pass silicon success of a 2.5-gigahertz (GHz), 126-channel RF transceiver system-on-chip (SoC) design by using Synopsys’ CustomSim[tm] mixed-signal and VCS® functional verification solutions, part of Synopsys’ Discovery[tm] Verification Platform. These Synopsys tools delivered accurate and high-performance transient analysis of the power-up operation to within five percent of the actual silicon with 10x speed-up over Nationz’ previous tools for full-chip functional simulation. Having these capabilities shortened Nationz’ design cycle by more than two months and enabled first-pass silicon success.
National Hybrid Inc.; a leading provider of key 1553 databus products and technologies to the military, avionics, and industrial markets and a division of API Technologies Corp. (OTC Bulletin Board: ATNY); and Pulse Engineering, a division of Technitrol Inc. (NYSE: TNL), have jointly developed the Bus+ (pronounced Bus Plus), the first, and smallest, MIL-STD-1553 data bus that combines a transceiver and transformer into a single package.