Ambarella announced the A7L-A family of automotive camera System on Chip (SoCs) and reference designs. The A7L-A family combines full HD dual-view recording with excellent video quality. It offers excellent image quality for capturing license plates and other details, even in low light conditions. The A7L-A family of SoCs and reference designs are available now.
Ambarella announced the A9 camera System on Chip. The SoC supports the new 4K Ultra HD video resolution at 30 frames per second. It features dual core ARM Cortex-A9 CPUs, 32nm CMOS technology, and low power consumption. The Ambarella A9 SoC is available now for qualified customers. It is ideal for creating cameras with advanced fast-action video features, exceptional still image quality, and full wireless connectivity.
Kotura recently announced the Ultra Variable Optical Attenuator Module in a pluggable Small Form Package (SFP-VOA). The product integrates an optical power monitor function to provide feedback to the Ultra VOA in a control loop design. The 20-pin SFP package means that designers can better utilize board space by moving the attenuation function to the front panel.
Plessey Semiconductors launched their PS25203 EPIC sensor. The Plessey PS25203 features low gain and high input impedance. The sensor helps car manufacturers build low cost, reliable detection systems for automotive applications. It is ideal for contactless ECG measurement such as driver fatigue monitoring or seat occupancy. The PS25203 EPIC sensors are in commercial production. The PS25203 is priced at less than $2 each in volume.
Conexant Systems launched their CX92161 system-on-chip. The CX92161 SoC is optimized for laser single-function printers (SFPs) and thermal label printers. The new Conexant IC features a 32-bit microprocessor core, embedded double data rate (DDR) synchronous dynamic random access memory (SDRAM), and enhanced printer engine direct control features. The CX92161 system-on-chip is sampling now. Volume production is scheduled for the third quarter of 2012. The CX92161 is priced at $10 each in 10K quantities.
Texas Instruments announced their DRV8662 piezo haptic driver for mobile consumer and industrial designs. The TI DRV8662 features an integrated 105-V boost converter, power diode, and 50-V to 200-V peak-to-peak (Vpp) fully-differential amplifier. The DRV8662 is available now in a 4mm x 4mm x 0.9mm QFN package It is priced at $1.75 in quantities of 1,000. The DRV8662 haptics driver makes it easy to include effects like localized vibrations and frequency variations in both touch screen-input devices and those without a touch screen. The driver is ideal for mobile phones, tablets, computer accessories, home appliances, and industrial automation consoles.
Texas Instruments introduced the PCM3070 stereo audio codec. The TI PCM3070 features SRS WOW HD, two embedded miniDSP (fully-programmable), stereo 24-bit digital-to-analog converter (DAC), stereo 24-bit analog-to-digital converter (ADC), integrated phased-locked loop (PLL), fixed predefined and parameterizable signal processing blocks, integrated LDOs and flexible digital interfaces. The PCM3070 is available now in a 5-mm x 5-mm 32-pin QFN package. The stereo audio codec is priced at $2.95 (quantities of 1,000). The chip is ideal for soundbar, flat panel television, MP3 docking stations, cell phone docking stations, and 2.1 home audio systems.
Texas Instruments introduced the TMP006 passive infrared (IR) MEMS temperature sensor. The TMP006 integrates an on-chip MEMS thermopile sensor, signal conditioning, a 16-bit analog-to-digital-converter (ADC), local temperature sensor and voltage references on a single 1.6-mm x 1.6-mm chip. The single-chip digital temperature sensor measures device case temperature using IR technology. The TMP006 is available now with a suggested retail price of $1.50 (1,000-unit quantities). The TI chip is ideal for mobile devices, such as smartphones, tablets and notebooks.
Conexant Systems introduced the CX20708 super wideband (SWB) voice input processor system-on-chip (SoC). The Conexant CX20708 features high-fidelity 16-bit ADC, microphone pre-amp, asynchronous sample rate converter, sync buffer and digital signal processor. Samples of the CX20708 samples are available now. The Conexant chip is packaged in an environmentally friendly, RoHS/green-compliant 9×9 millimeter 76-pin quad flat no-lead package. Prototype pricing is $3.00 in 1K quantities.
Texas Instruments announced eight new devices for their DRV8x motor driver family. The new TI motor drivers are DRV8813, DRV8825, DRV8829, DRV8814, DRV8840, DRV8841, DRV8842, and DRV8843. The new DRV8x motor drivers feature RDSon as low as 100 milliohms and microstepping options up to 256 microsteps and greater with an external microcontroller or up to 32 microsteps with an on-chip indexer. The DRV8825 DRV8x motor driver is priced at $2.40 (1,000 unit quantities). The other seven new drivers are priced at $2.25 (1,000-unit). The eight new devices are available now in a 9.7 mm x 6.4 mm HTSSOP package.