Lattice Semiconductor Corporation announced that its Lattice CrossLink™-NX FPGAs and AI-optimized software solutions power Lenovo’s latest ThinkPad X1 portfolio. The Lenovo ThinkPad portfolio uses a fully-integrated client hardware and software solution from Lattice to deliver advanced user experiences including immersive engagement, privacy, and collaboration without sacrificing performance or battery life.
With the goal of providing a complete set of all the components required for RF energy harvesting, e-peas has added an antenna solution to its product portfolio. The antenna will complement the company’s series of energy-harvesting-dedicated power management ICs.
NXP Semiconductors announced the IW612, the industry’s first secure tri-radio device to support the Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, and 802.15.4 protocols. Part of NXP’s new family of tri-radio products, the device enables secure connectivity for smart home, automotive, and industrial use cases, and supports the Matter connectivity protocol.
CEVA, Inc. announced that it has enhanced the software offerings and tool kits for its Bluebud wireless audio platform with the addition of Bluebud-HD, a pre-configured software package that includes all the audio, voice, and context-aware software required in premium TWS earbuds, gaming headsets, hearables, wearables, and other smart audio products.
LiFi (Light Fidelity) technology enables network connectivity using light. LiFi transmits data by modulating light signals from a light source, a process invisible to the naked eye. LiFi has a latency 100 times faster than WiFi.
Knowles Corporation announced the availability of the GM series receiver, a high-performance, two-way balanced armature receiver designed specifically to enable hearing health applications to deliver audiophile-quality music performance.
Working with researchers at Politecnico di Milano, CEA-Leti has developed the world's smallest-footprint MEMS gyroscope that is capable of providing navigation-grade performance. The researchers were able to meet these specifications with a sensor footprint of only 1.3 mm2 by leveraging nano-resistive sensing.
The BleuIO is a fully integrated solution that provides MCU and Bluetooth® radio in one chip, based on Dialog Semiconductor's latest Bluetooth chip, DA14683. The FLASH based device permits field or boot upgradable, while the application is stored on FLASH memory. Custom settings can also be stored on FLASH memory or OTP for higher integrity.
By now everyone’s aware we are in the midst of a global semiconductor shortage. Some experts predict it will come to an end before 2022 is up. Others say it will last well into 2023. But the electronics industry needs supply chain solutions, not predictions. And hopefully those solutions can also help prevent such shortages in the future.
Teledatics, an engineering company developing IoT-enabled products and platforms, announced the world’s first open source, open hardware Wi-Fi HaLow-enabled development platform aimed at engineers, creators, and experimenters that is launching on the Crowd Supply website.
The R&S CMP180 radio communication tester has been successfully validated for Broadcom’s Wi-Fi 6E chipsets. OEMs and ODMs of wireless devices are now able to bring their first next generation 6-GHz products to the market.
ABI Research’s 2022 Trend Report identifies the three 5G market trends that will deliver in 2022 — and the three that won’t.
As of October 1, 2021, China Mobile required all 5G-enabled mobile phones to support voice services over 5G NR (VoNR). Accordingly, the network operator announced corresponding audio quality test cases. China Mobile relies on the R&S CMX500 radio communication tester from Rohde & Schwarz for 5G VoNR test verification, and the first acceptance tests have already been performed.
Imagination’s Series3NX Neural Network Accelerator Helps UNISOC to Create 5G Smartphone Platform - NewsDecember 21, 2021
Imagination Technologies announced that UNISOC, a fabless semiconductor company, has used Imagination’s Series3NX neural network accelerator (NNA) IP in its Tanggula T770 and T760 system-on-chips (SoCs), its new smartphone 5G platforms.
Silicon Labs’ Z-Wave 800 Series SoCs and Modules Offer Long Range, Energy Efficiency, and Security - NewsDecember 16, 2021
Silicon Labs announced that Z-Wave 800 system-on-chips (SoCs) and modules are now available for the Z-Wave smart home and automation ecosystem. Expanding the company’s Series 2 platform, the EFR32ZG23 (ZG23) SoCs and ZGM230S modules provide developers with sub-GHz connectivity for Z-Wave Mesh and Z-Wave Long Range, and can be used for smart home, multi-dwelling units (MDU), hospitality, and lighting applications, supporting both end devices and gateways.
The new Calliope 2 GC02S1 modules are low-cost, low-power, IoT-optimized solutions that support VoLTE and throughput higher than LTE-M for applications including wearables and hearables with music streaming; smart city/smart home IoT devices such as security cameras, alarm panels, and utility meters; and data aggregators that can require throughput up to several megabits per second.
Infineon's 5th Generation CAPSENSE™ Technology Improves Robustness, Reliability, and Power Consumption - NewsDecember 15, 2021
Infineon Technologies AG launched the company’s fifth-generation CAPSENSE™ capacitive and inductive touch sensing human-machine interface (HMI) technology. The enhanced HMI enables advanced solutions like proximity sensing with improved detection range, gesture detection and directivity, and hover detection for tomorrow’s advanced touchscreens.
Sequans Introduces Low Power GNSS Positioning Technology on its Monarch 2 LTE-M/NB-IoT Platform - NewsDecember 14, 2021
Sequans Communications S.A., a provider of 5G/4G cellular IoT connectivity solutions, announced the availability of low-power GNSS positioning capability on its Monarch 2 LTE-M/NB-IoT platform. The integrated GNSS solution offers Sequans’ IoT customers accurate positioning with lower power consumption, removing the need for an external positioning chipset for an overall higher performing, lower cost tracking solution.
The new SoC series provides advanced RF signal processing with expanded digital functionality and RF capacity that greatly improves 5G RU performance and energy efficiency. The SoCs are the newest addition to ADI’s RadioVerse ecosystem and combine its Zero IF (ZiF) architecture with significant advances in functional integration and linearization.
Keysight Technologies, Inc., a technology company that delivers design and validation solutions to connect and secure the world, announced that they are first to deliver a complete CTIA authorized 5G mmWave over-the-air (OTA) test system for validating device transceiver performance in a laboratory environment, accelerating the roll-out of wireless connectivity broadband across the U.S.