Consumer

October 2022
ToF Imager Enables Advanced Obstacle Avoidance and Smart Navigation in Vacuum Cleaning Robot

ToF Imager Enables Advanced Obstacle Avoidance and Smart Navigation in Vacuum Cleaning Robot

­Dreame has launched its new vacuum cleaning robot, the Dreame Bot W10 Pro. The smart vacuum cleaner is equipped with a camera featuring the REAL3 Time of Flight (ToF) image sensor from Infineon Technologies AG and pmdtechnologies. The ToF imager enables smart navigation, 3D mapping, and excellent obstacle av
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Date:
10/28/2022
Infineon Launches New 950 V Superjunction MOSFETs

Infineon Launches New 950 V Superjunction MOSFETs

­To address contemporary market needs for improved form factors and energy-efficient products, Infineon Technologies has developed a new CoolMOS PFD7 high-voltage MOSFET family, setting a new benchmark in 950 V superjunction (SJ) technology. The new 950 V series combines outstanding performance with state-of-the-art ea
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Date:
10/28/2022
Inertial Measurement Unit Delivers High Accuracy and Power Efficiency for new Consumer use Cases

Bosch launches cost-effective motion sensor BMI323

­Tiny MEMS motion sensors are all around us. They make consumer products easier to use and improve how our smartphones and other gadgets interact with us. These sensors are precise, compact and power-efficient, however, until now, they have been complex for basic applications. To address this issue, Bo
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Date:
10/20/2022
Industry's Smallest Smart Motor Module Designed to Meet Reduced PCB Layout Requirements

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Unveils Industry’s Smallest Smart Motor Module Designed to Meet Reduced PCB Layout Requirements

­Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited (AOS) introduced an extension to its compact Smart Motor Module (SMM) family. Available in an ultra-compact, thermally enhanced 3mm x 3mm QFN-18L package, the highly integrated AOZ9530QV SMM is a half-bridge power stage with a slew of features and protections th
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Date:
10/20/2022
5.3 Billion Mobile Phones will Become Waste in 2022; A Small Fraction will be Properly Disposed of

Hoarding of the many types of small, unused, dead or broken plug-in and battery-operated products is the focus of this year’s 5th annual International E-Waste Day

­Experts expect roughly 5.3 billion mobile / smartphones will drop out of use this year. Stacked flat atop one another at an average depth of 9 mm that many disused phones would rise roughly 50,000 km – 120 times higher than the International Space Station; one-eighth of the way to the moon.   And, despite their val
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Date:
10/13/2022
Mouser Stocking MEMSIC MHA-18x Hall-Effect Switches

Mouser Stocking MEMSIC MHA-18x Hall-Effect Switches

­Mouser Electronics, Inc., is now stocking the MHA-18x Hall effect switches from MEMSIC. MEMSIC MHA-18x devices are low-power, ultra-high-precision Hall effect sensors optimized for battery-powered applications. These devices are fully integrated CMOS ICs that are designed to output hi
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Date:
10/10/2022
Simplifying Development of Dual-Core Applications with Support for Simultaneous Debug

Simplifying Development of Dual-Core Applications with Support for Simultaneous Debug

­As multicore devices become prevalent in the embedded microcontroller space, system designers face increasingly complex challenges in software development. To help accelerate time-to-market and simplify overall design, Infineon Technologies AG  announced the release of ModusToolbox™ 3.0 – an
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Date:
10/06/2022
SiTime Delivers Precision Timing Solution for Tesla Dojo AI Supercomputer

Nara Bharath, executive vice president of systems engineering at SiTime

SiTime Corporation announced that they are delivering precision timing solutions for the Tesla Dojo System, featured in Tesla’s AI Day 2022.  As mentioned in the AI day 2 presentation on Dojo Supercomputer, Dojo has been built with a no limits philosophy and Dojo’s system design lead, Bill Chan
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Date:
10/04/2022
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