Microchip Technology announced a cloud development platform. The service is available on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace and enables embedded engineers to quickly learn cloud based communication. Microchip’s Cloud Development Platform is available now. As part of this platform, their Wi-Fi Client Module Development Kit is available for purchase for $99.
Texas Instruments announced the Dynamic NFC Transponder RF430CL330H. The TI near field communications hardware enables uncomplicated and inexpensive wireless set up. Texas Instruments also announced that the NFCLink software is a standard NFC library for the TRF79xx NFC transceiver family to ease NFC development on TI embedded processors.
Microsemi announced the LX5509 power amplifier. The LX5509 PA is the second in a series of devices Microsemi is introducing to accelerate the proliferation of the next-generation Wi-Fi standard. The 5 gigahertz PA is ideal for IEEE 802.11ac (also known as fifth generation Wi-Fi) wireless access points and media devices. The LX5509 is packaged in a 4 mm x 4 mm quad flat no-lead (QFN) package and is available now for sampling.
Microchip Technology introduced their SST11CP16 5 GHz power amplifier (PA). The SST11CP16 provides high output power with extra-low EVM. The power amplifier extends the range of 802.11ac systems. The Microchip SST11CP16 RF power amplifier is available now in a 3x3x.45 mm, 16-pin QFN package. It is priced at $0.86 each (10,000-unit quantities). Sampling and volume production are both available now.
Microchip Technology has acquired Roving Networks. Their easy-to-use solutions are tailor made for embedded applications, and broaden the range of wireless connectivity options to help engineers enable their products. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. The transaction is expected to be immediately accretive on a non-GAAP basis.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 class processors will have integrated baseband processors for Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and 3G/4G cellular standards. According to NPD In-Stat, other processor manufacturers will soon follow suit. These companies have been acquiring both cellular and Wi-Fi intellectual property over the last two years. According to NPD In-Stat, new processors with embedded Wi-Fi baseband may eliminate the need for separate monolithic Wi-Fi combo chipsets. In-Stat expects the Wi-Fi combo chipset revenue loss could be as high as $590 million in 2015.
Microchip Technology introduced their SST12LF03 RF front-end module for WLAN IEEE 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth systems. The SST12LF03 includes a transmitter power amplifier, a receiver low-noise amplifier (LNA) and a low-loss antenna switch — in one integrated, compact package. The high level of integration simplifies board design and extends the range of wireless systems. It is ideal for WLAN/BT embedded applications where small size and high performance are required. The new Microchip device is available in a 20-pin, 3mm x 3mm UQFN package for $0.61 each (10,000-unit quantities). Samples and volume-production quantities are available now.
Microchip Technology introduced their SST11CP15 RF power amplifier. The SST11CP15 amp features an output power of 23 dBm at mask compliance of 6 Mbps (at 3.3V) and high linear output power of 18 dBm at 2.5% EVM, using 802.11a OFDM 54 Mbps at 3.3V, and 20 dBm at 5.0V. The SST11CP15 RF power amplifier is available now in a 2 mm x 2 mm x .55 mm, 12-pin QFN package for $0.66 each (10,000-unit quantities). The Microchip chip is ideal for 5 GHz IEEE 802.11a/n WLAN embedded applications.
WonderMedia Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of feature-rich system-on-chip platforms, announced the WonderMedia SmartStream. Based on the WonderMedia PRIZM system-on-chip (SoC), SmartStream is a low latency, cost effective Wireless Display (WiDi) device that uses Wi-Fi or Ethernet to allow a user to view and control a PC on their television.
GreenPeak Technologies, a leading fabless semiconductor company, announced that it is teaming up with the world’s leading Consumer Electronics companies, Service Providers and the ZigBee Alliance to help roll out the next big thing – The Third Wireless Network for home and office that is Green and conserves energy. Operating concurrently in the home with Wi-Fi Internet and Cordless phones, the third wireless network is based on the newly approved ZigBee RF4CE (Radio Frequency for Consumer Electronics) standard that is supported by the world’s leading consumer electronic manufacturers.