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A New DC/DC Converter for Wearables, Sensors, and Low-Power Wireless Devices
STMicroelectronics has announced a new power-management IC that provides high efficiency, low quiescent current, and variable output voltage in a (very) small package.
February 11, 2019
ROHM, Omron, Maxim: A Look at the Biometric-Monitoring Wearables Made by Component Manufacturers
The wearables market is by many measures still in its infancy, but many manufacturers continue to push wearable products into the market. How are component manufacturers involved in the...
February 07, 2019
Catch Up on Tiny Sensors: Bitty Accelerometer, Gas Sensor, and Biometric Sensor
Check out three tiny sensors for environment sensing and biometric monitoring applications.
January 19, 2019
Google ATAP Moves Forward with Radar Touch Tech with FCC Waiver
This waiver is significant because it will allow Google to take the next step in making their radar based touch interface technology a reality....
January 11, 2019
Engineer Spotlight: Jeremy Blum, Director of Hardware at Shaper on Collaborative Design
Computer vision, designers vs. engineers, and the "nightmare" of engineering Google Glass.
December 03, 2018
New Low-Power, Zero-Drift Operational Amplifier from Texas Instruments, the OPA2333P
This article will take a look at the TI’s OPA2333P which is a micro-power high-precision operational amplifier.
November 29, 2018
Newest Dialog Semiconductor PMIC Tackles Big IoT Design Issue: Extending Battery Life for Wearables
Dialog Semiconductor's newest PMIC (power management IC) aims to help solve the battery life issue with wearables and other small, portable applications....
November 20, 2018
Small Size, nanoPower: A New Comparator from Texas Instruments
This article will look at the most important features of the TLV7031 which is a nanoPower comparator from Texas Instruments.
October 17, 2018
A Look at Chirp’s Range and Presence Sensing MEMS Time-of-Flight Ultrasonic Sensors
What do you get when you combine an ultrasonic transducer with micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) machining?
October 04, 2018
Maxim Integrated Releases Development Platform for Biometrics Monitoring in Health Applications
Maxim Integrated just announced the second generation of its Health Sensor Platform, a development platform for designing wearable devices for remote biometric monitoring....
September 26, 2018
Sports Tech Roundup: Better Safety and Performance Through Sensors and GPS
In this roundup, we'll take a look at some recent sports technology advancements.
September 05, 2018
Silicon-Based Material Could Provide More Attainable Concept for Self-Healing Electronics
Self-healing electronics could revolutionize robotics and wearables but it's been a struggle to develop a practical system. One team from Carnegie Mellon University has demonstrated a...
August 15, 2018
“Ultra-Low” Current Consumption: A Battery Charger from STMicroelectronics
This article will look at the most important features of the STBC15 which is STMicroelectronics newly released ultra-low current consumption linear battery charger....
July 02, 2018
The Promise and Shortcomings of Qualcomm’s XR1 AR and VR SoC Chip
With augmented and virtual reality on the rise, the demand for processors and SoCs that are able to handle these demands has also grown. In an effort to address this, Qualcomm has announced...
June 12, 2018
Teardown Tuesday: Cost-Saving Design Measures in an Android 6 Smartwatch
In this teardown, we rip in to a Bluetooth-enabled smartwatch, which also has a built-in camera, by Style Asia.
May 08, 2018
Lower Current Consumption, Smaller Footprints: The Reengineering of DC-DC Converters in the IoT Era
A new generation of DC-DC converters is lowering current consumption to unprecedented levels while aiming to offer greater design flexibility and space on the board....
April 26, 2018
High Efficiencies at Light Loads: A Voltage Boost Converter from Texas Instruments
Texas Instruments recently released their new voltage boost converter (step-up converter) that offers high efficiencies at light load conditions....
April 12, 2018
SiP, SoC, SoM, CoM—What’s the Difference?
What's the difference between SiP, SoC, SoM, and CoM?
April 02, 2018
MicroPower, MicroSize, Near-Zero Drift, and Low Offset Voltage: A New Op-Amp from Texas Instruments
A new operational amplifier from Texas Instruments offers impressive specifications in a very small package.
March 01, 2018
The Ghost of Smart Glasses Past: Resurrecting Augmented Reality Wearables
Here is a look at a few augmented reality headset projects and uses, and why there is still a case for AR in 2018.
February 28, 2018
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