Automotive SoCs implement 3D graphics clusters

The first member of SoC in the R-Car family have been announced by Renesas. They can be used in 3D instrument cluster systems and provide a migration path as more automotive systems are expected to shift to 3D graphics instrument cluster systems in the near future.

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MCUs boost efficiency to energy-sensitive devices

Volume production has begun for the energy-efficient ARM Cortex-M0+ STM32L0 microcontrollers. There is a development ecosystem including minimal-cost boards and free software tools.

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LOPEC 2016 – Wearable tech boosts electronics sector

LOPEC 2016 will be taking place from April 5–7 in Munich, Germany, where the latest products, technologies, and trends in printed electronics will be on display. Smartwatches, fitness trackers, and other wearable tech will be among the focal points at this year’s international trade fair, and they will also be on the agenda at the LOPEC Conference, where top-class speakers from companies such as adidas will be in attendance.

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Miniature SMT tact switch has operating force choices

Offering a package size of just 4.5 x 4.5mm, the TL3305 miniature SMT tact switch has a surface mount termination, and two operating forces to choose from. The switch from E-Switch has an operating lifecycle of up to 500,000. It also offers multiple actuator lengths from 3.8 to 7.0mm.
Applications include wearable technology, telecommunications, consumer electronics, audio/visual, medical devices, testing and instrumentation, computer and peripherals.
Electrical rating is 50mA at 12V DC, with a contact resistance of 100m? (max). Insulation resistance is 100M? (min) at 100V DC, with a dielectric strength of 250V AC for one minute. Operating temperature is -20 to 70°C.

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