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Avalue APC-18W5 Flat Screen Capacitive Multi-Touch Panel PC

Avalue Technology announced their APC-18W5 flat screen multi-touch capacitive Panel PC. The APC-18W5 features the Intel Atom D525 Dual-Core processor, projected capacitive multi-touch ready touchscreen (18.5-inch, anti-scratch glass, 90% light transmission), industrial-grade design, pulse width modulation (PWM) automatic control function support, COM Port, three USB ports, Gigabit Ethernet port, Wi-Fi, two Mini-PCIe slots, PS2 keyboard/mouse, line out and a VGA port to drive a second display.

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IDT LDS7000 and LDS7001 Touch Screen Controller ICs

Integrated Device Technology introduced the LDS7000 and LDS7001 touch screen controller IC’s. The LDS7000 and LDS7001 are optimized for IDT’s single-layer multi-touch projected capacitive touch screen technology. They do not not require cross-over isolation points like other solutions. The new ICs are sampling now. The LDS7000 is available in a 5×5 mm, 40-pin TQFN package. It is priced at $2.50 in 10,000-unit quantities. The IDT LDS7001 is available in a 6×6 mm, 48-pin TQFN package. It is priced at $2.95 in 10,000-unit quantities.

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Microchip Multimedia Expansion Board, mTouch Cap Touch Evaluation Kit

Microchip Technology introduced the Multimedia Expansion Board and enhanced mTouch Cap Touch Evaluation Kit. The Multimedia Expansion Board enables development of highly interactive, graphics-based interfaces with network connectivity. The enhanced mTouch Cap Touch Evaluation Kit adds a new board for implementing capacitive touch sensing with the PIC32. The Multimedia Expansion Board (part # DM320005, $249.99) and the enhanced mTouch Cap Touch Evaluation Kit (part # DM183026-2, $99.95) are both available now.

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Microchip Technology PIC18F K90 8-bit Microcontrollers

Microchip Technology introduced the PIC18F K90 8-bit microcontroller (MCU) family. The PIC18F87K90 MCUs are ideal for home-automation (thermostats, security systems, in-home displays), appliance (coffee makers, ranges, refrigerators), industrial (electronic door locks, metering, HVAC controls), medical (pulse oximeters, glucometers, digital thermometers, portable health-monitoring devices), and automotive (alarm systems, keyless entry, dashboard and center-stack displays) applications. The PIC18F K90 MCUs are available in 64- and 80-pin TQFP and 64-pin QFN packages, with prices starting at $2.42 each in 10,000 unit quantities. Samples and volume-production quantities are available now.

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Microchip PIC18F K22 Flash Microcontrollers

Microchip Technology launched the PIC18F K22 8-bit microcontrollers (MCUs). The PIC18F K22 MCUs feature operation from 1.8 to 5.5V, several communication channels, 8 to 128 KB Flash memory, peripherals for mTouch capacitive touch-sensing applications, a 12-bit Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC), multiple PWMs, and additional timers. All of the new MCUs feature nanoWatt XLP technology for eXtreme Low Power operation, with industry-leading sleep currents down to 20 nA.

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Microchip PIC12F182X and PIC16F19XX 8-bit PIC Microcontrollers

Microchip Technology introduced the PIC12F182X and PIC16F19XX 8-bit PIC microcontrollers (MCUs). The PIC1XF182X MCUs include dual I2C/SPI interfaces, multiple PWM channels with independent time bases, a Data Signal Modulator, and other peripherals. The PIC16F19XX MCUs provide up to 28 KB of Flash program memory. The on-chip LCD drive supports up to 184 segments and provides a low-power drive mode for increased efficiency. The MCUs also include up to 5 Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) channels with independent time bases for controlling various motor types and peripherals.

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Microchip PIC16(L)F1826 and PIC16(L)F1827 Microcontrollers

Microchip Technology introduced the PIC16(L)F1826 and PIC16(L)F1827 [PIC16(L)F1826/7] general-purpose 8-bit microcontrollers (MCUs) with Enhanced Mid-range core. The PIC16(L)F1826/7 devices are both available in 18-pin PDIP and SOIC packages; a 20-pin SSOP package; and 28-pin 6 mm x 6 mm QFN and 4 mm x 4 mm µQFN packages. The PIC16(L)F1826 are priced at $0.92 each in 10,000-unit quantities, and the PIC16(L)F1827 at $0.99 each in 10,000-unit quantities, for all package options.

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Cypress CY8C28xxx PSoC 1 Programmable System-on-Chip

Cypress Semiconductor announced the CY8C28xxx PSoC 1 programmable system-on-chip with enhanced analog performance. The programmable analog of the CY8C28xxx device enables more advanced mixed-signal and sensing applications, as well as faster and more robust capacitive touch-sensing interfaces. The CY8C28xxx PSoC 1 devices are now in production. The line is available in multiple configurations, and comes in a 48-pin QFN package, a 44-pin TQFP package, and 20- and 28-pin SSOP packages.

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