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Reducing barriers to Bluetooth integration

Microchip Technology has expanded its Bluetooth Low Energy portfolio with 12 new products, aimed at providing manufacturers with an extensive array of choices. Additions include the RF-ready WBZ350 module and PIC32CX-BZ3 SoC which is designed to offer the lowest entry point available for integrating a Bluetooth Low Energy microcontroller into product designs. Microchip’s VP wireless solutions business unit, Rishi Vasuki, said: “The power of choice is increasingly critical when adding Bluetooth to any type of product. Developers need options and the ability to switch between them as their skills and application needs evolve.” “No other provider makes a Bluetooth Low Energy product that is…

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Tapping into capacitor knowhow

In this question-and-answer style article, Charcroft director, Debbie Rowland, outlines the issues and solutions facing capacitor buyers from lead times…

Lighting up product innovation

VISIT HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS AT STAND 54 — Electronic Component Show 2024 Visitors with projects involving light from any part of…

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Trucking needs technology boost

This month, John Denslinger highlights new standards impacting the design, manufacture and operation of heavy-duty trucks, then explores six areas of opportunity. The EPA recently finalized stronger national greenhouse gas…

Data centers, AI’s lifeline

In this article, John Denslinger argues that good or bad, AI is fast becoming inseparable to human activity and AI’s lifeline is definitely the data center. For the past year,…

GenAI workplace trends

In this article, John Denslinger acknowledges that GenAI is still at trial phase, but the trend is clear—every organization, every employee can elevate performance. ‘Knowledge is power’—Sir Francis Bacon, Philosopher…

EV vs H2 : Winning the zero-emissions race

This month John Denslinger explores the competing technologies in the zero- emissions race and argues that only when the advantages are truly clear will consumers pick the winner. For all…

Was EV over-hyped?

In this article, John Denslinger explores the scale of investment required to match the US’ electrification goals and deadlines with the power transmission infrastructure itself. According to nearly 4,000 car…

Distributors grapple with conflicting supply chain signals

Supply chain complexities have increased throughout the electronics industry, creating opportunities for distributors to help customers navigate the tortuous terrains facing them. After nearly two years of severely constrained supply…

Distribution: record sales ahead of downturn

Purchase commitments made by OEM customers during the period of product shortages will keep distribution sales and profits high through the rest of the year despite signs of a market…

Distributors see rising sales from auto industry

The auto industry is facing continuing chip shortages and many tier 1-4 automotive suppliers are turning to distributors for parts and services. Distributors report that sales to tier 1-4 automotive…

Should chipmakers be preparing for a downturn?

Semiconductor sales are weakening amidst efforts by governments to tame spiking inflation. Are these the early signs of another downturn and how should chipmakers prepare for another one of its…

DRAM price increases will ease

There should be ample supply of DRAM through the rest of the year as memory IC manufacturers continue to increase capacity. Memory IC buyers can expect a 2-5 per cent…

NAND flash memory market soars as demand rises

NAND flash revenue will break an all-time record this year. Despite an expected 1 per cent decline in average selling prices, the global NAND flash memory market will post strong…