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Electro-mobility, advanced driver assistance systems, connected driving – the demand for functionally safe electrical and electronic systems in cars is increasing. Infineon Technologies second generation AURIX™ (TC3xx) microcontrollers are the first embedded safety controllers worldwide to be certified for the highest automotive safety integrity level (ASIL D) according to the latest version of the ISO 26262 standard. This standard describes a globally binding procedure for the devel ...
Silicon Labs' new Bluetooth® system-on-chip (SoC), the BG22 family, combines an ultra-low transmit and receive power (3.6 mA TX at 0 dBm, 2.6 mA RX) and a high-performance, low-power Arm® Cortex®-M33 core (27 µA/MHz active, 1.2 µA sleep), and delivers energy efficiency that can extend coin cell battery life up to ten years.   Expanding Silicon Labs' secure, ultra-low-power Wireless Gecko Series 2 platform, the EFR32BG22 (BG22) SoCs provide developers with an opti ...
Big data, IoT, 5G, and AI are often touted to transform the semiconductors industry. Clearly, new chipsets are being developed and tailored for compute-intensive processing. But transformations are often predictions directed to the future. What about now? How will the global pandemic of 2020 transform the semiconductors industry? This question could go many directions from actual innovations in chipsets to supply chain issues. To company consolidations (mergers and acquisitions to career changes ...
Silicon Labs announced a new family of secure, ultra-low-power Zigbee® system-on-chip (SoC) devices designed for eco-friendly IoT products deployed in mesh networks. The EFR32MG22 (MG22) family delivers the smallest, lowest power SoCs optimized for Zigbee Green Power applications. Based on Silicon Labs' Wireless Gecko Series 2 platform, the MG22 SoCs are an ideal choice for Zigbee devices powered by coin cell batteries or energy-harvesting sources. Target applications include smart home sen ...
ADCs play a pivotal role in almost all electronic digital products where analog data must be converted to digital data.  They are vital in data acquisition systems employed in instrumentation, industrial, and medical equipment.  ADCs are a must if there is a need for high dynamic range, high performance, and accurate signal measurements constrained by space restrictions, power, and thermal design challenges.  Multiple types of ADCs are available in the market, and it is recommende ...
The LPC552x/S2x is a mainstream family in LPC5500 series, providing a balance between security, performance efficiency and system integration for general embedded and industrial IoT markets. The LPC552x/S2x MCU family combines the high-performance efficiency of the Cortex-M33 core with multiple high-speed interfaces, an integrated power management IC, and rich analog integration. The LPC5500 MCU series offers significant advantages for developers, including cost-effective 40-nm NVM process tec ...
Crossover processors are built using applications processors chassis, delivering a high level of integration, high speed peripherals, enhanced security, and engines for enhanced user experience (for example, 2D/3D graphics); but also utilizing a low-power MCU core running a real-time operating system like RTOS. Crossover processing helps MCU customers move up to applications processor-level of performance while staying with their current tool chain.   Crossover processors is a term defined ...
Verizon just rolled out 5G service in Chicago, most notably at Soldier Field, the home of the Chicago Bears.   But this appears to be just the beginning of 5G firsts. There are high expectations that 5G-enabled smartphones with high-speed internet connectivity will make the 5G market explode with growth as the 5G networks are rolled out and consumers are eager to upgrade their phones.   All this recent buzz made me think about what 5G chipsets are being rolled out by semiconductor m ...
Silicon has been the kingpin of the semiconductor industry for a long time. And it should be: it has an ideal crystal structure for use as a semiconductor, But in today's world where ultra-low power and an extremely small package are two important factors in electronics design, maybe silicon has sort of reached its limits. What's the alternative?   As a semiconductor material, gallium nitride (GaN) is getting the attention that silicon once had. GaN works will in high voltage and high temp ...