Electronics Weekly – Maxim Biosensor Module, Samsung Smartphone Image Sensor and More
Vincent Charbonneau posted on January 25, 2019 |

Maxim PPG and ECG Biosensor Module for Mobile Devices

MAX86150 sensor. (Image courtesy of Maxim.)
MAX86150 sensor. (Image courtesy of Maxim.)

Maxim launched the MAX86150, a biosensor module comprised of internal LEDs, photodetectors and an ECG analog front-end (AFE). The sensor provides accurate, FDA-certifiable PPG and ECG performance in compact, power-saving designs, including mobile phones, laptops, tablets and smart speakers.

The MAX86150 samples both PPG and ECG simultaneously to provide a high sensitivity of pulse transit time. To reduce battery drain, the module can be shut down through software with near-zero standby current, allowing the power rails to remain powered at all times. The MAX86150 is available in a 3.3mm x 6.6mm x 1.3mm, 22-pin optical module.

For more information, visit Maxim’s website.

Pasternack Low-PIM Coaxial Cable Assemblies

Low-PIM coaxial cable assemblies. (Image courtesy of Pasternack.)
Low-PIM coaxial cable assemblies. (Image courtesy of Pasternack.)

Pasternack released a line of low-PIM coaxial cable assemblies that are ideal for distributed antenna systems (DAS) and available in standard and custom lengths with same-day delivery. The cable assemblies consist of 18 standard configurations with PIM levels of < -160 dBc. The line is made with lightweight, flexible UL910 plenum-rated SPP-250-LLPL RF coaxial cable, which can operate in temperatures from -55°C to +125°C.

For more information, visit Pasternack’s website.

RS Components Multi-tool Desktop 3D Printer

ZMorph VX. (Image courtesy of RS Components.)
ZMorph VX. (Image courtesy of RS Components.)

RS Components introduced the ZMorph VX, a desktop multi-tool 3D printer offering three fabrication methods: an FFF (fused filament fabrication) 3D printer, CNC router, and laser cutter and engraver.

The main printer unit features an aluminum body with enclosed electronics, flat borosilicate 3D-print worktable, reinforced x-axis carriage and an LCD touchscreen. A fully automatic calibration system provides increased ease of use.

For more information, visit RS Components’ website.

Samsung Image Sensor for Full-screen Display Smartphones

ISOCELL Slim 3T2. (Image courtesy of Samsung.)
ISOCELL Slim 3T2. (Image courtesy of Samsung.)

Samsung unveiled its smallest high-resolution image sensor, the ISOCELL Slim 3T2. Measuring 1/3.4 inches (approximately 5.1 millimeters diagonally), the 0.8μm-pixel ISOCELL Slim 3T2 provides 20Mp resolution for both front and back cameras in today’s mid-range smartphones.

In addition, Samsung’s Tetracell technology, which merges four pixels to work as one, lets the 3T2 take brighter and sharper pictures in low-light settings since the color filter array’s light sensitivity increases to that of a 1.6μm-pixel image sensor at 5Mp resolution.

For more information, visit Samsung’s website.

Synopsys Static Application Security Testing

Coverity support languages. (Image courtesy of Synopsys.)
Coverity support languages. (Image courtesy of Synopsys.)

Synopsys announced the availability of the latest version of its Coverity static application security testing (SAST) software, which lets organizations build secure applications faster. This release addresses three increasingly important needs for enterprise application security teams: scalability, broad language and framework support, and comprehensive vulnerability analysis.

According to Andreas Kuehlmann, co-general manager of the Synopsys Software Integrity Group, “While application vulnerabilities continue to be the most common vector for cyber attacks, organizations are expanding their application portfolios and relying heavily on software to perform critical business functions and deliver customer value.”

For more information, visit Synopsys’ website.

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