Components: Renesas launches new low-power MCU for sensing applications

January 23, 2015
The European subsidiary of Japanese microcontroller supplier Renesas Electronics has launched a new solution that offers low-power consumption and integration of analog function in sensing applicatio...

Component: Dolphin Integration’s silicon IP for utility billing meters

January 16, 2015
French silicon IP component manufacturer Dolphin Integration has released a new product for fabless and system on chip (SoC) integrators with the aim of targeting smart grid services including uti...

Deal watch: Semtech buys EnVerv to tap into global PLC market

January 15, 2015
US semiconductor supplier Semtech Corporation has bought out power line communications company EnVerv for an undisclosed amount. Under the acquisition agreement, EnVerv's staff have joined Semtech...

Deal watch: Semtech and Link Labs create radio module for North American market

January 6, 2015
US semiconductor supplier Semtech has teamed with a wireless product design company to produce a module for smart metering and sensor network applications. Under the agreement, Washington DC-based...

Smart meter design: TI’s solution to providing constant backup power

December 1, 2014
The answer to giving smart meters a backup power source? A low-power and bypass converter, says a Texas Instruments applications engineer in a recent blog posting. US-based Chris Glaser commented...

Component: u-blox’s new M2M module for better building penetration

November 7, 2014
Swiss wireless semiconductor manufacturer u-blox showcased a new voice and data module at European Utility Week, which ran from Tuesday to Thursday this week. The LISA-C210 CDMA450 1xRTT is suited...

Atmel unveils G3-PLC solutions to meet global standards at EUW14

November 6, 2014
US microcontroller (MCU) company Atmel has launched two new power line communication (G3-PLC) solutions at European Utility Week in Amsterdam over the past three days. The new products - a system-...

Deal watch: ADI acquires Metroic to expand metering portfolio

November 3, 2014
US semiconductor manufacturer Analog Devices (ADI) has bolstered its metering application technology by acquiring UK company Metroic. ADI bought out the Edinburgh-based company, creator of mSure t...