Microchip technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions; has announced the availability of a fully-certified Wi-Fi Software Development Kit (SDK) WITH Apple HomeKit support. This SDK enables MFi licenses to create fast, low-power designs on the industry’s first hardware cryptography enabled Wi-Fi based development kit. This Wi-Fi SDK combines hardware cryptography suites within the CEC1702, a full-featured ARM® Cortex®-M4-based microcontroller (MCU), with the industry-proven WINC1510, a low-power 802.11 b/g/n certified Wi-Fi module. The hardware-based security engines within this Wi-Fi HomeKit solution greatly reduce system calculation times, resulting in a fast and friendly end-user experience.
STMicroelectronics, IMECAS and EPOCH come together to Develop Electric Vehicle Battery Management Systems
STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor leader, IMECAS, leader in IC technologies, and EPOCH, a technology company working in electric vehicle battery nights; have announced a formal alliance. The aim is to develop and market a battery management system for New Energy Vehicles (NEV). The three companies have planned to develop a battery controller using the most advanced Smart Power (BCD) technology and the SPC5x automotive microcontrollers from ST. The solution is an attempt to meet the market requirements for performance, quality, and reliability.
ON Semiconductor and RFMicron Develop Battery-Free, Wireless Sensor Technology for Leak Detection
ON Semiconductor and RFMicron have expanded their collaboration in order to develop an effective leak detection solution for in-line vehicle production. This RFM5126 Moisture Intrusion Detection system makes use of battery-free and wireless sensors to detect in-vehicle water leaks caused by incorrect assembly. Before the vehicles leave the factory, it is important to check them for leaks and assembly issues so as to improve outgoing quality as well as to avoid customer warranty issues. To address this issue, the new automated leak detection system has been assembled in the production line in a way that it can detect the smallest damage-inducing leaks.
Digital Alert Systems and Triveni Digital Roll Out ATSC 3.0 Advanced Emergency Alerting Starter Kit for TV Broadcasters
Digital Alert System (DAS) and Triveni Digital have come together to unveil the ATSC 3.0 Advanced Emergency Alerting (AEA) starter kit. It’s an introduction to the powerful nee emergency communications capabilities of the next-gen digital television standard. Through this starter kit, TV stations would be able to improve the way urgent information is communicated to the target audience. The kit integrates Digital Alert Systems’ DASDEC emergency messaging platform and AEA content management with Triveni Digital’s GuideBuilder® XM signaling and announcement generator, ROUTE/MMTP encoder, and a live source simulator. In addition to the support for EAS/CAP requirements, first-responder communications, and station multimedia, the kit also allows broadcasters to deliver advanced emergency alerts and auxiliary public safety information in the existing as well as future ATSC 3.0 environments.