STMicroelectronics — 32-bit MCU Features Rich Set of Analog Functions for Signal-Chain Applications


The STM32F373 family of 32-bit MCUs from STMicroelectronics offers a rich set of analog peripherals for use in applications that need to provide a low-noise, accurate interface to sensor signals. Based on the high-performance Arm® Cortex®-M4 RISC core operating at a frequency of up to 72MHz, the STM32F373 features up to 256kbytes of Flash memory, […]

STMicroelectronics — TVS Diodes in Space-Saving Thin Package Feature 400W and 600W Peak Pulse Power Ratings


The SMA4F and SMA6F unidirectional Transient Voltage Suppression (TVS) diodes introduced by STMicroelectronics are packaged in a thin SMA Flat package to provide space savings in circuits which require protection from high peak-power pulses. The SMAxF devices are footprint-compatible with their sister SMAJ and SMBJ families. At just 1mm high, the SMA4F and SMA6F series […]

Susumu — Precision Chip Resistors Handle High Power Loads Up to 1W


Susumu has introduced the HRG series of high-power chip resistors which offer precise and stable resistance over a wide temperature range and numerous temperature cycles. The HRG series features conventional short-side wrap-around terminals, in contrast to Susumu’s PRG series resistors, which have long-side terminals. The proprietary thin-film resistor construction and enlarged bottom terminals mean that […]

Triad Magnetics — Triad’s 50/60Hz World Series Transformers


With more than 70 years of transformer design and manufacturing experience, Triad now offers over 500 different power transformers that are available off-the-shelf from the industry’s leading distributor network. In today’s shrinking world and global market, it is essential to design products that can be delivered worldwide. For this reason, Triad has designed one of […]

Vishay — Apples to Apples? Considerations When Substituting Polymer and Tantalum Capacitors for MLCCs


By Craig Hunter, Senior Director, Global Marketing Communications and Dave Richardson, Senior Manager of Field Applications, Vishay Intertechnology OEMs are today suffering from shortages of Multi-Layer Ceramic Capacitors (MLCCs), especially for devices in large case sizes and in high capacitance values. This has led them to evaluate the polymer tantalum capacitor as an alternative for […]

Yageo — Precision Resistor’s Low Current Noise and Temperature Drift Ensure Accurate Signal Transmission


Yageo’s RT series of thin-film resistors provides for accurate signal transmission because of high precision, high stability and low current noise. In the RT series thin-film resistors, advanced sputtering technology is used to form a fine nichrome resistive layer on the ceramic substrate. This produces attractive performance characteristics for applications that require high signal integrity, […]

NFC Tap It Keychain How To

Install and run an NFC reader on your NFC capable smart device. On Android, use the NXP LPC8N04 NFC Demo (or any NFC reading App of your choice)  and iOS (only iPhone 7 and up with iOS 11)   If you are using the NXP App, make sure you are on this screen. Read NDEF is in […]

NFC Tap It Keychain Block Diagram

Keychain Block Diagram The following parts are used in the keychain. LPC8N04 is a cost-effective MCU which serves as an entry-level connectivity solution for embedded applications with integrated NFC connectivity. The LPC8N04 MCU contains multiple features, including several power-down modes and a selectable CPU frequency of up to 8 MHz for ultra-low power consumption. The […]

NFC Tap It Keychain

Future Electronics has developed the Tap It Keychain which demonstrates how easy it is to work with NXP’s LPC8N04. To showcase the simplicity of designing with this MCU, the Tap It demo tracks the physical condition of a package – namely temperature, humidity and physical shock. For the user to retrieve the data, they simply […]

FTM July/August 2018 Americas Edition


Application Spotlight: Security and Encryption Featured Articles from: Renesas – Built-In Security Ideal for Today’s IoT Applications Microchip – SAM L10 and L11 MCU Family: Security, Low Power and Touch Innovation ON Semiconductor – Sensing and Security: ON Semiconductor Security Camera Solutions Panasonic – Panasonic’s PIR Motion Sensors (PaPIRs) Stay up to date! Sign up […]