Microcontrollers focus on low power and IoT security, says STMicroelectronics

Security is a priority for the STM32L5x2 microcontrollers, released by STMicroelectronics. They have proprietary security which builds on Arm’s TrustZone technology and feature secure boot, full hardware isolation and crypto accelerators. They are also characterised by what is claimed to be best-in-class power management.

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Hailo-8 has processor architecture specifically for deep learning

Artificial intelligence (AI) chipmaker, Hailo, is sampling the Hailo-8 deep learning processor. The chip’s architecture enables edge devices to run sophisticated deep learning applications that could previously run only on the cloud. It can be used in multiple industries, but the company has a focus on automotive.

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Rutronik UK adds Minew’s MS88SF2 multi-protocol module

Based on Nordic Semiconductor’s nRF52840 SoC, the MS88SF2 multi-protocol module can be operated with Bluetooth 5.0, ZigBee 3.0, Thread and ANT wireless protocols, as well as with proprietary 2.4GHz stacks. The module is the latest module from Minew and is available at Rutronik UK.

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NIR sensor saves power for mobile 3D optical sensing systems

3D optical sensing applications such as face recognition, payment authentication can operate at much lower power than alternative implementations, using the CGSS130, CMOS global shutter sensor (CGSS) near infra red (NIR) image sensor by ams.

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