MEMS Microphone Market Grows; Vesper Too

MEMS Microphone Market Grows; Vesper Too

Vesper’s ZeroPower Listening (ZPL) technology uses the piezoelectric effect, first discovered by French physicists Paul-Jacques and Pierre Curie, to make the acoustic transducer operate as an acoustic switch. When a soundwave hits a piezoelectric cantilever, it moves the cantilever. This motion creates a voltage via the piezoelectric effect. This voltage is sensed by a very low-power comparator circuit, which sends a wake signal to the rest of the system.

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2125% Revenue Growth Places Introspect Technology Among Canada’s Fastest 35 Growing Companies Across All Fields

2125% Revenue Growth Places Introspect Technology Among Canada’s Fastest 35 Growing Companies Across All Fields

Introspect Technology, leading manufacturer of test and measurement tools for high-speed digital applications, was announced today as Canada’s 32nd Fastest-Growing Company. The announcement was made by Canadian Business and Maclean’s on the 31st annual Growth 500, the definitive ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies. Achieving rapid five-year revenue growth in an – almost exclusively – export market, Introspect Technology is profiled for its entrepreneurial success in a special Growth 500 print issue of Canadian Business (packaged with the October issue of Maclean’s magazine) and online at Growth500.ca and CanadianBusiness.com.

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Ambiq Micro Achieves World-Leading Power Consumption Performance with TSMC 40ULP Technology

Ambiq Micro Achieves World-Leading Power Consumption Performance with TSMC 40ULP Technology

Austin, TX and Hsinchu, Taiwan – July 2, 2019 – Ambiq Micro and TSMC (TWSE:2330, NYSE: TSM) today announced that Ambiq’s Apollo3 Blue wireless SoC, built on TSMC’s 40 nanometer ultra-low power (40ULP) process, has achieved world-leading power consumption performance. Leveraging both Ambiq's Subthreshold Power Optimized Technology (SPOT™) platform and TSMC’s 40ULP low operating power (low-Vdd) technology, the Apollo3 Blue with TurboSPOT™ sets a new standard in energy efficiency for battery-powered devices by increasing the computational capabilities of the ARM Cortex M4F core to 96MHz while lowering the active power consumption to less than six microamperes per megahertz (6uA/MHz).

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Any Rate, Any Resolution — Introspect’s Flexible MIPI CSI-2 to HDMI Streaming Solution Allows Automotive OEMs, Suppliers to Visualize Data Produced by Camera Sensors

Any Rate, Any Resolution — Introspect’s Flexible MIPI CSI-2 to HDMI Streaming Solution Allows Automotive OEMs, Suppliers to Visualize Data Produced by Camera Sensors

Introspect Technology, leading manufacturer of test and measurement tools for high-speed digital applications, today released a new solution to help automotive OEMs and suppliers test sensor-based features that rely on continuous image streaming. Widely adopted in both mobile and automotive applications because of its ease of use and ability to support advanced imaging and vision features, the MIPI® Alliance Camera Serial Interface 2 (CSI-2SM) is now being used to power vehicle systems that depend on continuous streaming and recording. To help manufacturers validate systems based on CSI-2 streaming and ensure that rigorous quality standards are met, Introspect has developed an innovative visualization tool that displays live MIPI camera streams of any rate, resolution, or virtual channel on a 4K high-resolution HDMI® monitor. Based on the company’s SV4E, Introspect’s flexible MIPI CSI-2 to HDMI Converter will enable automotive manufacturers, Tier-1 suppliers, and OEMs to quickly and cost-effectively deliver CSI-2-based vehicle features that meet strict testing requirements.

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SiTime’s Endura Timing Solutions for Aerospace and Defense – A Standout in Ruggedized Performance

SiTime’s Endura Timing Solutions for Aerospace and Defense – A Standout in Ruggedized Performance

SiTime Corporation, a market leader in MEMS timing, today unveiled its Endura™ MEMS timing solutions for aerospace and defense applications such as field and satellite communications, precision GNSS, avionics, and space. The Endura products are engineered to offer unmatched performance in harsh conditions – such as severe shock, vibration, and extreme temperature – that are routinely experienced in these applications. The devices also offer maximum choice to customers with 5 million possible part numbers that can be created from 17 programmable products.

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Copy of HiSAT-COT®Control Extremely Small 600mA Step-Down DC/DC Converters, Developed 4MHz Product of XC9281/XC9282 Series

Copy of HiSAT-COT®Control Extremely Small 600mA Step-Down DC/DC Converters, Developed 4MHz Product of XC9281/XC9282 Series

The XC9281 / XC9282 series are 600 mA synchronous rectification DC/DC converters adopting HiSAT-COT (*) control. By adding an oscillation frequency of 4 MHz, high efficiency can be realized while maintaining the mounting area as compared with the oscillation frequency of 6 MHz of the conventional XC9281 / XC9282 series.

With an oscillation frequency of 4 MHz, 1uH coil with a size of 1.0 x 0.5mm can be used. A 0.6 x 0.3mm ceramic capacitor can be used for the input capacitance (CIN) and the output capacitance (CL), realizing that the mounting area including peripheral components can be reduced to 3.52 mm2.

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PNI Sensor’s New TRAX2 Module Provides Accurate Orientation in Demanding Conditions

PNI Sensor’s New TRAX2 Module Provides Accurate Orientation in Demanding Conditions

PNI Sensor, the world’s foremost expert in precision location, motion tracking, and fusion of sensor systems into real-world applications, today announced availability of the new TRAX2 orientation module. TRAX2 is the only orientation module that provides two different modes, attitude and heading reference system (AHRS) or digital compass. This dual-mode capability supports a wide range of applications including drones, robotics and ocean buoys, among others.

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SiTime Delivers Timing Products for 5G Radio Synchronization in Global Wireless Network

SiTime Delivers Timing Products for 5G Radio Synchronization in Global Wireless Network

SiTime Corporation, a market leader in MEMS-based silicon timing system solutions, announced volume production of its award-winning Elite Platform of temperature-compensated oscillators (TCXOs) that provide high stability and dynamic performance at 105°C for IEEE 1588-based synchronization in 5G/4G+ radios and enable wireless service providers to begin their network overhaul.

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Myant Inc. and SMK Electronics Corporation U.S.A. Strike Strategic Partnership to Strengthen World’s First True Textile Computing™ Supply Chain.

Myant Inc. and SMK Electronics Corporation U.S.A. Strike Strategic Partnership to Strengthen World’s First True Textile Computing™ Supply Chain.

SMK Electronics Corporation U.S.A., a global designer and manufacturer of advanced OEM electronic components, and Toronto-based Myant Inc., the world leader in the design and development of Textile Computing™ solutions, are pleased to announce a partnership to catalyze the development of new electronic components and mechanical interfaces for application in the emerging field of Textile Computing™.

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Ambiq Micro's SPOT™ Technology Powers New Citizen Smartwatches

Ambiq Micro's SPOT™ Technology Powers New Citizen Smartwatches

Ambiq Micro, the leader in ultra-low power solutions, is pleased to announce that Citizen Watch Co., Ltd. will unveil new SPOT™ (Subthreshold Power Optimized Technology) based smartwatches, named "Eco-Drive Riiiver," at SXSW 2019 as part of their new Riiiver open IoT platform service.  The smartwatches are built around Ambiq Micro's Apollo MCU family and maintain extremely long battery life while acting as a key control and communication point for Riiiver services.

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Learn about timing devices and today’s market in this interview with Piyush Sevalia from SiTime and @everythingrf.

Learn about timing devices and today’s market in this interview with Piyush Sevalia from SiTime and @everythingrf.

everything RF Interviewed Piyush Sevalia, Executive Vice President, Marketing for SiTime. He joined SiTime in 2008 to pursue the vision of transforming the $6 billion timing industry. At SiTime, Piyush and his team are responsible for helping SiTime create and launch the industry’s best timing products, ensuring that customers have an exceptional experience with SiTime, managing the product lifecycle as well as all aspects of marketing communications and industry analyst relations. Since 2008, Piyush has helped grow SiTime from a pre-revenue startup to a fast-growing leader with over 90% share of MEMS timing.

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SMK Electronics Corporation, U.S.A., Receives IATF Certification for its Mexico Manufacturing Plant and Detroit Automotive Sales Facility

SMK Electronics Corporation, U.S.A., Receives IATF Certification for its Mexico Manufacturing Plant and Detroit Automotive Sales Facility

CHULA VISTA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SMK Electronics Corporation U.S.A, a division of SMK Corporation, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of automotive touch-panel solutions, exterior cameras and high-speed connectors, today announces IATF 16949:2016 certification of its Mexico Manufacturing Facility, as well as its Detroit Automotive Sales Office. Previously certified are SMK’s Toyama, the Philippines and Shenzhen manufacturing centers.

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Ambiq Micro Introduces the Apollo Blue Family Integrating Bluetooth 5 with Breakthrough Power Efficiency

Ambiq Micro Introduces the Apollo Blue Family Integrating Bluetooth 5 with Breakthrough Power Efficiency

Ambiq Micro, the leader in ultra-low power solutions, today announced the release of its Apollo Blue microcontroller family. This new product line further breaks barriers in power efficiency by integrating Bluetooth 5 low energy radio connectivity with Ambiq Micro's patented Subthreshold Power Optimized Technology (SPOT™) architecture.

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