Microchip Technology introduced their MCP19111 Digitally Enhanced Power Analog controller. The MCP19111 is a new hybrid, digital and analog power-management device. The controller increases the capabilities of high-efficiency, analog-based power designs. The MCP19111 controller is priced at $2.81 each. It is available in a 5×5 mm, 28-pin QFN package.
Ambarella introduced the A5s system-on-a-chip (SoC) for pocket-sized hybrid cameras. The SoC incorporates a flexible, low-power processor with megapixel photography, HD, and internet video capture. The A5s SoC and evaluation kit are available now. Ambarella expects that full HD consumer hybrid cameras based on the A5s platform will be priced at or under the critical US $149 end-user price threshold in 2010.