Wearable

Charging ICs target single-cell Li-Ion and polymer secondary batteries

Small and thin linear charging integrated circuits (ICs) for wearable and internet of things (IoT) applications have been released by Torex Semiconductor. The XC6808 series is for single-cell lithium ion (Li-Ion) or polymer secondary batteries (Lithium batteries) that support a charge completion voltage of 4.35 or 4.40V.
Torex Semiconductor reports that […]

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DSP Group and LISNR create low power audio-enabled data transmission

Two companies, wireless chipset developer, DSP Group, and LISNR, which provides data-over-audio technology, have collaborated to create the Audio-D, a device which supports data-over-audio communication for any device with a speaker or microphone.
Audio-D is based on DSP Group’s DBMD4 Voice SoC and LISNR technology. It is designed to overcome device-to-device […]

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ABI Research Forecasts Enterprise Wearables Will Top US$60 Billion in Revenue in 2022

ABI Research forecasts enterprise wearable device revenue, such as smartwatches, smart glasses, and wearable scanners, will top US$60 billion in 2022, increasing from just US$10.6 billion this year, a CAGR of over 41%. Companies are always looking for innovative ways to improve productivity, and wearables are well placed to do […]

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Light Touch Switch is thinnest, says Panasonic

Claimed to be the industry’s thinnest pushbutton type switch, Panasonic’s Light Touch Switch has IP67 protection, ensuring it can be used indoors and outdoors.
Panasonic Automotive & Industrial Systems Europe (PAISEU) has introduced a surface mount pushbutton switch, the Light Touch Switch, which is only 0.5mm thick, making it the thinnest […]

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Mouser expands wearable range with Maxim Integrated’s PMICs

Maxim Integrated’s MAX77650 and MAX77651 low power power management integrated circuits (PMICs) increase battery life and efficiency for wearables
Mouser Electronics is now stocking the MAX77650 and MAX77651 PMICs from Maxim Integrated. The small, low-power PMICs integrate voltage regulators with a charger and current regulators to reduce external component count when […]

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Intelliconnect crafts cochlear waterproof implant connector

A cochlear implant manufacturere approached Intelliconnect with a request for a rugged, reliable quick disconnect waterproof connector suitable for use in a medical system application.
A cochlear implant, or bionic ear, is a surgically implanted device that enables a severely deaf person to hear again.
The external transmitter (where the connector is […]

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Low voltage CMOS clock oscillators meet battery life demands

IQD has launched a range of low voltage complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) -based clock oscillators available at 0.9, 1.2 and 1.5V. The IXO-691 series oscillators are suitable for use in designs where improved battery life is critical including body cameras for security services, digital cameras, personal navigation devices (PND), […]

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Arrow Electronics signs global agreement with Bosch Sensortec for MEMS sensors

Arrow Electronics signs global agreement with Bosch Sensortec for MEMS sensors

Maxim’s PMICs halve size of hearing wearables

Maxim’s PMICs halve size of hearing wearables

Tensilica HiFi 3z DSP architecture improves voice and audio processing

Tensilica HiFi 3z DSP architecture improves voice and audio processing