Electronics Weekly – Microchip Digital Signal Controllers, TI Synchronous Buck Converter and More
Vincent Charbonneau posted on March 22, 2019 |
New products from Cypress Semiconductor, Microchip, RS Components, Synopsys and Texas Instruments.

Cypress Bluetooth MCUs

BLE mesh diagram. (Image courtesy of Cypress Semiconductor.)
BLE mesh diagram. (Image courtesy of Cypress Semiconductor.)

Cypress Semiconductor is sampling two low-power, dual-mode Bluetooth 5.0 and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) microcontrollers (MCUs) that include support for Bluetooth mesh networking for the Internet of Things (IoT). The CYW20819 and CYW20820 MCUs each provide simultaneous Bluetooth 5.0 audio and BLE connections, delivering low-power wireless systems that enable music and voice commands for battery-powered fitness bands, health monitoring devices and voice-activated remotes.

For more information, visit Cypress’ website.

Microchip Digital Signal Controllers

dsPIC33C DSC. (Image courtesy of Microchip.)
dsPIC33C DSC. (Image courtesy of Microchip.)

Microchip has announced dual- and single-core dsPIC33C Digital Signal Controllers (DSCs), which include more options to meet changing application requirements across memory, temperature and functional safety.

The dsPIC33CH512MP508 dual-core DSC provides support for applications with larger program memory requirements, while the dsPIC33CK64MP105 single-core DSC adds a cost-optimized version for applications that require smaller memory and footprint. Developers can scale across product lines using the devices, which are pin-to-pin compatible within the dsPIC33CH and dsPIC33CK families.

For more information, visit Microchip’s website.

RS Components Industrial Automation Devices

KUNBUs Revolution Pi Core. (Image courtesy of KUNBUS.)
KUNBUs Revolution Pi Core. (Image courtesy of KUNBUS.)

RS Components has added 14 lines of industrial automation devices from KUNBUS, including industrial computers, PLCs, and data acquisition and human-machine interface (HMI) systems. A key device line from KUNBUS is the Revolution Pi series of open-source and modular industrial PCs, which are based on the Raspberry Pi platform.

This modular system, which meets the EN61131-2 international standard for PLCs, offers a family of central processing units that include the RevPi Connect, RevPi Core and RevPi Core 3. Installed in DIN rail housings, all the devices come with USB, Ethernet and HDMI connections and are based around the Raspberry Pi Compute module.

For more information, visit RS Components’ website.

Synopsys Fusion Compiler Updated for Automotive Designs

Fusion Compiler. (Image courtesy of Synopsys.)
Fusion Compiler. (Image courtesy of Synopsys.)

Synopsys has improved its Fusion Compiler to provide functionality for next-generation automotive designs. Built using a single, highly scalable data model, and based on an analysis backbone that utilizes technology from golden-signoff analysis tools, Fusion Compiler helps ensure that critical PPA metrics work efficiently and effectively throughout the entire RTL-to-GDSII design flow.

For more information, visit Synopsys’ website.

TI Synchronous Buck Converter

LM5164 synchronous buck converter. (Image courtesy of Texas Instruments.)
LM5164 synchronous buck converter. (Image courtesy of Texas Instruments.)

Texas Instruments (TI) has introduced a wide input voltage (VIN) synchronous DC/DC buck converter. The 100-V, 1-A LM5164 step-down voltage converter shrinks board space in battery-powered industrial and automotive power supplies.

The LM5164 is an easy-to-use, low quiescent current (IQ) synchronous step-down buck regulator that features a constant on-time (COT) control architecture and integrates high and lowside power MOSFETs.

For more information, visit TI’s website.

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