Texas Instruments Intros Low-Power Bluetooth Chip
Texas Instruments today announced the CC2541, a new low energy Bluetooth system-on-chip (SoC) that targets sensors and other data-collecting accessories. The chip uses the Bluetooth 4.0 spec, and the CC2541 promises to deliver 33% savings in power consumption. The chip will let companies design low-power sensor devices that can operate for more than a year on a coin cell battery. Bluetooth 4.0 has recently begun appearing on more smartphones, which will be compatible with sensor devices that use this SoC from Texas Instruments.
Qualcomm's New Fingerprint Sensors Work Under Water and Through Metal
Jun 27, 2017
Qualcomm today announced its next-generation fingerprint sensors for displays, metal, and glass. Qualcomm says it created the new sensors for today's demanding mobile designs, which are moving towards bezel-less, glass-and-metal hardware.
Latest Cat Phones Pack Humongous Batteries
Aug 31, 2017
Cat Phones today announced the S41 and S31 smartphones, updates to models from last year. Cat handsets are actually manufactured by Bullitt Group, which licenses the Cat brand.
AT&T Makes Commitment to Purchasing Renewable Energy
Feb 8, 2018
AT&T today said it has agreed to purchase wind power in order to help it reach renewable energy goals. AT&T will buy 220 megawatts of power from the Minco V Wind Farm in Oklahoma and 300 megawatts from the wind farm in Webb and Duval Counties in Texas.
Samsung Refreshes Its Line of Isocell Camera Modules
Jun 28, 2017
Samsung today introduced a range of camera modules in its Isocell series of imaging sensors. Samsung's Isocell technology isolates individual pixels from one another with physical barriers.
Snapdragon 845 Boasts Advanced Imaging Tools and AI Smarts
Dec 6, 2017
Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon 845 mobile platform, its flagship system-on-a-chip for 2018. Qualcomm expects the module to form the core of next year's top smartphones, which it will endow with multimedia smarts for both audio and video.