25th March 2011

ST introduces tiny gyroscope

2011-03-25 09:26:25 NZDT :: IC

STMicroelectronics have announced a tiny MEMS 3-axis analog gyroscope. Measuring just 4x4x1mm3. The L3G452A gyroscope provides 625 degrees /second accuracy, and can operate with a voltage range of 2.4v - 3.6v.

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23rd March 2011

Fujitsu announce new range of Cortex-M3 micros

2011-03-23 09:11:04 NZDT :: IC

Fujitsu used the Embedded World 2011 conference to present its complete range of new FM3 microcontrollers. The range include the MB9Bxxx series of high-performance CPUs, and the basic MB9A100 line.


16th March 2011

Intel moves towards sub 10W Atom servers

2011-03-16 12:18:34 NZDT :: IC

Intel is anticipating a move towards low-power microservers, and has announced a roadmap for its 2012 Atom range of CPUs that includes some sub 10W models. This is widely seen as a response to announcements from companies such as Calxeda, and a move by large internet groups such as Google and Facebook towards massively parallel low power solutions, more frequently ARM based.

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9th March 2011

NXP introduce 'green' power supplies

2011-03-09 07:24:07 NZDT :: IC

NXP Semiconductors have announced a new power supply IC, the 'GreenChip'. These new switch mode chips support exceptionally low standby power draws, as low as 10mW. The two chips announced today are the TEA1753, suitable for AC mains input, and the TEA1703, suitable for a wide range of DC inputs.

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4th March 2011

Atmel unveils new cryptographic chip

2011-03-04 08:52:46 NZDT :: IC

At Embedded World 2011 Atmel have unveiled a new ultra-low power CryptoAuthentication device, ATSHA204.