Enable CAN Flexible Data Rate (CAN FD) in New and Existing Designs using Microchip’s Unique External CAN FD Controller

CHANDLER, Ariz., Sept. 20, 2017 — The industry’s first external CAN Flexible Data Rate (CAN FD) controller is now available from Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP). The MCP2517FD allows designers a simplified path to upgrade from CAN 2.0 to CAN FD and benefit from CAN FD protocol enhancements. CAN FD offers many benefits over traditional CAN 2.0 including faster data rates and data byte message expansion. The cutting-edge MCP2517FD CAN FD controller can be used with any microcontroller (MCU), enabling developers to easily implement this technology without a complete system redesign. Since the adoption and transition to CAN FD is in the beginning stages, there are a limited number of CAN FD MCUs available today. In addition, changing a system MCU can come with a significant cost, increased development time and risk. MCP2517FD allows system designers to enable CAN FD functionality by adding only one external component while continuing to utilize the majority of their design.

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Increase Software Power Measurement Accuracy to 99 Percent in Windows 10 Devices with New Power Monitoring IC from Microchip

CHANDLER, Ariz., Sep. 19, 2017 — The PAC1934, a precision power and energy monitoring chip, is now available from Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP). The chip works in conjunction with a Microchip software driver that is fully compatible with the Energy Estimation Engine (E3) built into the Windows 10 operating system to provide 99 percent accuracy on all Windows 10 devices that have batteries. Combining Microchip’s PAC1934 and Windows 10 driver with Microsoft’s E3 service can improve the measurement of battery usage from different software applications by up to 29 percent.

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TE Connectivity Introduces New 250 Series Miniature FASTON Receptacle for Space-Constrained Applications

TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, today introduced its low insertion force 250 series miniature FASTON receptacle terminal. This straight quick-connect crimp receptacle is about 23 percent shorter than full-size 250 series FASTON receptacles, permitting its use in applications such as power tools and small appliances, where there is very limited space for electrical connections.

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Bourns New Miniature Resettable Thermal Cutoff Device Offers Highest Current Capacity

Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, today introduced a breakthrough miniature resettable thermal cutoff (TCO) device series delivering the highest current capacity for comparable devices, matching the protection needs of today’s denser, higher capacity Lithium Ion (Li-Ion) battery cells. The new Model AA Series is capable of carrying 14 A at 60 °C, offering as much as 37 % more current capacity compared to Bourns’ previously available miniature resettable TCOs. The new protection devices also deliver extremely low impedance/resistance (2 mΩ max.).

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Analog Devices Acquires Laser Beam Steering Technology from Vescent Photonics to Enable Mainstream Adoption of Automotive LIDAR Systems

Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) today announced the acquisition of a solid-state laser beam steering technology from Vescent Photonics, Inc., a privately held company based in Golden, Colorado. Vescent’s innovative non-mechanical beam steering technology enables more robust integrated LIDAR1 systems that overcome many of the major drawbacks associated with today’s bulky mechanical offerings such as reliability, size, and cost. This acquisition strengthens ADI’s position as a major automotive safety system technology partner for next generation ADAS and autonomous driving applications and builds on ADI’s 20-year history in advancing automotive safety.

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Precision Tactical Grade MEMS IMU Delivers Breakthrough System Level Advancements for Positioning and Navigation Applications

Analog Devices, Inc. introduced today a tactical grade Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) featuring industry leading precision and stability in the smallest, lightest and lowest power solution available. The high-performance ADIS16490 IMU paves the way for high-accuracy navigation, guidance, and positioning in applications ranging from aviation and unmanned systems to machine control and precision instrumentation to smart munitions, which were previously impossible due to prohibitive size or cost barriers.

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TE Connectivity’s New Single Wall Heat Shrink Tubing Products Meet the Halogen-Free Requirement and UL VW-1 Flammability Test

TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, introduces its new single wall, flame retardant (SWFR) product line. These single wall heat shrink tubing products are rated for the UL VW-1 flammability test specified by the UL 224 standard. Because the highly flame-retardant polyolefin jacket is non-halogenated, SWFR tubing can be used in confined-space applications where it is unacceptable for materials containing halogen to burn and potentially emit toxins. SWFR products offer an optimum solution for insulating and mechanically protecting components, connections and terminations across many applications – from industrial controls to home appliances and mass transit vehicles.

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