Laird introduced the BT800 Series of dual-mode Bluetooth v4.0 modules. The BT800 Series modules are ideal for AIDC devices, such as handheld computers and barcode scanners, medical devices, ePOS terminals, and industrial cable replacement. The high performance Class 1 Bluetooth 800 Series modules, along with associated development kits, are available now in mass-production quantities.
Microchip Technology launched the PIC16F145X, PIC18F2X/4XK50 and PIC18F97J94 microcontrollers. The new MCU families consist of 15 scalable MCUs ranging from 14 to 100 pins with up to 128 KB of Flash. The devices feature internal clock sources with the 0.25% clock accuracy necessary for USB communication, which saves up to $0.15 by eliminating the need for an external crystal. In addition, all three families are eXtreme Low Power compliant, with power consumption down to 35 µA/MHz Active and 20 nA in Sleep mode.
ADLINK Technology introduced the Express-IBR COM Express Type 6 Computer-on-Module. The Ampro by ADLINK Express-IBR supports the quad-core and dual-core 3rd generation Intel Core i7 processors and Mobile Intel QM77 Express chipset. It is ideal for airborne and vehicle-mounted military computers and human machine interfaces (HMI) applications in harsh environments.
Microchip Technology introduced the MX1 and MX2 32-bit PIC32 microcontrollers. The low pin count MX1 and MX2 MCUs feature 61 DMIPS performance, up to 32 KB of Flash and 8 KB of SRAM, two I2S interfaces, Microchip’s Charge Time Measurement Unit (CTMU) peripheral, 8-bit Parallel Master Port (PMP) interface, 13-channel Analog-to-Digital Converter (ADC), USB 2.0, dedicated audio and capacitive-sensing peripherals. The PIC32MX110F016B and PIC32MX220F032 MCUs are available in 28-pin SPDIP, SSOP, SOIC and QFN packages; and in 44-pin QFN, VTLA and TQFP packages. Prices start at $1.58 each, in 10,000-unit quantities. The Microchip microcontrollers are ideal for applications in the consumer, industrial, medical and automotive applications.
e-con Systems introduced their e-CAM33_USB camera module. The e-CAM33_USB features 3.2 megapixel, autofocus pluggable camera, Omnivision OV3640 CMOS image sensor, built in microphone and an integrated ADC. The e-CAM33_USB camera module is fully compliant with USB Video Class (UVC) 1.0 Standard, the USB Audio Class 1.0 Standard and supports additional features like Autofocus, GPIO support through UVC extensions.
ACCES I/O Products introduced the DAQ-PACK data acquisition and control system. The multifunction I/O DAQ-PACK is ideal for adding high-speed analog and digital I/O capabilities to any PC or embedded system with a USB port. DAQ-PACK performs signal conditioning such as RC filtering, current inputs, RTD measurement, bridge completion, thermocouple break detection, voltage dividers, small signal inputs, and sensor excitation voltage supply. It features sampling speeds up to 500kHz. The DAQ-PACK is available now for $872.
Microchip Technology introduced the 32-bit PIC32MX5/6/7 microcontroller family. The six members of the PIC32MX5/6/7 family are available now for sampling and volume production. All six microcontrollers are available in 100-pin TQFP 12x12mm, TQFP 14x14mm and BGA packages, and 64-pin TQFP and QFN packages. Prices range from $3.71 each for the PIC32MX534F064H, up to $4.93 each for the PIC32MX764F128L (in 10,000 unit). The PIC32MX5/6/7 family is ideal for communications (point-of-sale terminals, Web servers, multi-protocol bridges), industrial/medical (automation controllers, medical devices, security monitoring), consumer/appliance (audio, MP3 decoders, displays, small appliances, fitness equipment), and automotive (aftermarket, car alarms, GPS).
Microchip Technology introduced the PIC18F47J53 USB microcontroller (MCU). The PIC18F47J53 MCU features XLP technology for eXtreme Low Power Consumption, up to 128 KB Flash program memory and 4 KB RAM, full-speed USB 2.0 capability, integrated mTouch sensing capability, multiple PWMs, timers, and SPI channels with DMA. The PIC18F47J53 microcontroller is available in 44-pin QFN and TQFP packages. Pricing starts at $2.31 each (10,000-unit quantities). The Microchip USB MCU is ideal for portable consumer devices, medical devices, and other applications that require low power consumption and USB connectivity.
Data Translation rolled out the DT9836S USB data acquisition module. The DT9836S is a completely isolated high speed USB module providing simultaneous analog inputs at up to 800kHz per channel or 4.8MHz total. Each analog input channel has its own separate A/D converter eliminating phase shift between each channel. The data acquisition module features an ENOB (Effective Number of Bits) rating of 14.4 bits and an SFDR (Spurious Free Dynamic Range) of 95dB. The DT9836S is available in two packaging configurations: a BNC connection and an OEM version, with pricing starting at $2,025.
Microchip Technology introduced the PIC24FJ256GB210 microcontroller family. PIC24FJ256GB210 MCUs feature integrated USB for Embedded Host/Peripheral/On-the-Go and 96 Kbytes of RAM. All four members of the PIC24FJ256GB210 16-bit microcontroller family are available now for general sampling and volume production, starting at $4.10 each in 10,000-unit quantities. The PIC24FJ128GB206 and PIC24FJ256GB206 come in 64-pin TQFP and QFN packages, while the PIC24FJ128GB210 and PIC24FJ256GB210 are available in 100-pin TQFP and 121-pin BGA packages.