Electronics Weekly – Cypress USB Hub Controller, Maxim Fuel Gauges & More
Vincent Charbonneau posted on July 06, 2018 |

Analog Devices Biological and Chemical Sensing Interface IC

The ADuCM355 precision analog microcontroller. (Image courtesy of Analog Devices.)
The ADuCM355 precision analog microcontroller. (Image courtesy of Analog Devices.)

Analog Devices has announced the ADuCM355 sensor interface IC, which incorporates potentiostat and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) functionality into a single chip.

The ADuCM355 precision analog microcontroller with bio-sensor and chemical sensor interface is an ideal system for applications such as industrial gas sensing, instrumentation, vital signs monitoring and disease management.The device features advanced sensor diagnostics, low noise and low power performance.

For more information, visit Analog Devices’ website.

Cypress USB-C Hub Controller

Overview of the EZ-USB HX3PD hub controller. (Image courtesy of Cypress Semiconductor.)
Overview of the EZ-USB HX3PD hub controller. (Image courtesy of Cypress Semiconductor.)

Cypress Semiconductor has unveiled the EZ-USB HX3PD7-port USB-C hub controller with USB Power Delivery (PD). The programmable HX3PD hub controller simplifies USB-C dock system designs by integrating the functionality of five chips into one, lowering costs and reducing board size by as much as 50 percent. The integrated controller is ideal for notebook and tablet docking stations, monitor docks and multifunction USB-C peripherals.

The controller includes a 7-port, 10Gbps USB 3.1 Gen 2 hub, two USB-C ports with USB PD 3.0 charging, and a dock management controller that supports USB Billboard functionality and secure firmware downloads.

For more information, visit Cypress’ website.

Maxim Fuel Gauges

MAX17260 and MAX17261 fuel gauges.(Image courtesy of Maxim.)
MAX17260 and MAX17261 fuel gauges.(Image courtesy of Maxim.)

Maxim has released the MAX17260 and MAX17261 ModelGauge m5 EZ fuel gauges. Suited for a range of Li-ion battery-powered applications, these battery characterization-free devices provide increased levels of accuracy while also offering reduced size and ease of design.

The fuel gauges, which are housed in a small 1.5mm x 1.5mm package, feature a low quiescent current of 5.1µA to minimize draining the battery during long periods of standby time. The products allow designs to be quickly completed without battery characterization or calibration.

Information concerning pricing and availability can be found on Maxim’s website.

Microchip Secure 32-bit MCUs

SAM L10 and SAM L11 MCU families. (Image courtesy of Microchip.)
SAM L10 and SAM L11 MCU families. (Image courtesy of Microchip.)

Microchip has launched the SAM L10 and SAM L11 MCU families, designed with security in mind. The MCU lines are based on the ARMCortex-M23 core, with the SAM L11 featuring ARMTrustZone for ARMv8-M, a programmable environment that offers hardware isolation between certified libraries, IP and application code.

Microchip provides security by including chip-level tamper resistance, secure boot and secure key storage that, when combined with TrustZone technology, are designed to protect user applications from both remote and physical attacks.Both MCU families feature low power consumption and have capacitive touch capability with water tolerance and noise immunity.

For more information, visit Microchip’s website.

RS Components Color Imaging Module

Pcam 5C fixed-focus color imaging module. (Image courtesy of RS Components.)
Pcam 5C fixed-focus color imaging module. (Image courtesy of RS Components.)

RS Components has announced the availability of the Digilent Pcam 5C fixed-focus color imaging module, designed for use with FPGA development boards.The Pcam 5C is built around the 5-megapixel OmniVision OV5640 image sensor, which features a number of internal processing functions to improve image quality. These include automatic white balance; automatic black level calibration; and controls to adjust saturation, hue, gamma and sharpness.

The Pcam 5C comes with a fixed-focus lens fitted to a standard M12 lens mount to allow interchanging. It is implemented on a small (4.0cm x 2.5cm) PCB with a 1x7 straight header to allow access to auxiliary camera signals. Output formats include RAW10, RGB565, CCIR656, YUV422/420 and YCbCr422.

For more information, visit RS Components’ website.

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