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The Electronic Components Blog is the place for conversation and discussion about analog/mixed signal, discrete & power devices, processors, interface & logic, passives, and memory. Here, you'll find everything from application ideas, to news and industry trends, to hot topics and cutting edge innovations.

Bluetooth Chip is Reportedly Smallest Available

Posted March 21, 2017 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

Swiss-based Swatch Group has introduced a Bluetooth chip that is reportedly the smallest available. The tiny EM9304 Bluetooth chip functions as a companion IC to any ASIC or MCU-based product, or as a complete system-on-chip (SoC).


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Port Controller Aggregator Helps Reduce I/O Routing Requirements

Posted February 24, 2017 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

The extraordinary adoption and number of design-ins for field-programmable logic arrays (FPGAs) — in many cases, pushing microprocessors, and DSPs aside — has led to an unforeseen outcome: FPGAs are now expected to have an ever-growing number of I/O ports. The Texas Instruments FPC401 is addressing the problem.


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Vishay's OLED Display Modules Now Shipping from Mouser

Posted February 12, 2017 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

Global electronics distributor Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking organic light emitting diode display modules from Vishay Intertechnology. Designed with higher brightness and contrast, with one-tenth the power consumption of a backlit liquid crystal display, this display modules offer an ultra-thin profile and 160 degree viewing angle while delivering a faster response time over standard LCD.


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Human Cells Inspire Next-gen Lithium-sulphur Batteries

Posted November 20, 2016 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

As consumers demand more juice from rechargeable batteries without compromising size, researchers continue to push the performance of batteries to new heights. Researchers at the University of Cambridge in collaboration with Beijing Institute of Technology have developed a lithium-sulphur battery that promises to outperform the conventional lithium-ion batteries in energy density at lower cost and lighter weight.


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Smartwatch Turns Your Wrist into Joystick

Posted November 15, 2016 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

Dartmouth College researchers have designed a smartwatch that uses single-hand gestures, allowing your wrist to function as a joystick. Called WristWhirl, it allows the user to interact with the device using only the wrist that wears the smartwatch.


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