Wolfson Microelectronics plc (www.wolfsonmicro.com) is returning to its roots. Aiming at the mobile phone market, its WM8753L chip's stereo analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog converters address the trend to multimedia phones. A combined PCM/hi-fi codec keeps power consumption low, operating at less than 7 mW for stereo playback and 6 mW for PCM operation. Tone control and bass boost are also on the WM8753L.
At this year's MD&M West show, lots of material suppliers are talking about new formulations for wearables and things that stick to the skin, whether it's adhesives, wound dressings, skin patches and other drug delivery devices, or medical electronics.
The US Congress has extended an important tax credit for solar energy, a move that’s good news for future investments in this type of alternative energy and for many stakeholders in the solar industry.
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