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Thanks for stopping by the Symmetry Electronics booth at DESIGN West 2013. We hope you had the chance to learn about the latest products from each of our 6 featured suppliers: AMD, GainSpan, Lantronix, Silvertel, Telit and Torex, and envision the limitless possibilities for your own designs. To say thanks, we’ve included the details of our special show coupon and highlighted the most popular products from the show. For more information about what was on display, or if there is another way we can support your design, please visit or contact one of our expert sales engineers.

About Symmetry Electronics and

Founded in 1998, Symmetry Electronics Corp. is a supplier-authorized, global distributor specializing in the distribution of wireless, video, and embedded semiconductor products. Symmetry provides sales, logistics, design and manufacturing support from its world headquarters in Southern California, local field offices and a robust ecommerce and einformation website

Symmetry Electronics is ISO9001:2008 certified and supports its customer base with factory trained FAEs, deep inventory, and product selection expertise. For more information on Symmetry Electronics or to view their complete line card, visit

Global Provider of Innovative Graphics, Processors and Media Solutions

AMD BoothThe AMD Embedded G-Series SOC platform is a high-performance, low-power System-on-Chip (SOC) design, featured with enterprise-class error-correction code (ECC) memory support, dual and quad-core variants, integrated discrete-class GPU and I/O controller on the same die.

The AMD G-Series SOC achieves superior performance per watt in the low-power x86 microprocessor class of products when running multiple industry standard benchmarks.  This helps enable the delivery of an exceptional HD multimedia experience and provides a heterogeneous computing platform for parallel processing. The small-footprint, ECCcapable SOC sets the new foundation for a power-efficient platform for content-rich multimedia processing and workload processing that is well-suited for a broad variety of embedded applications.

Accelerated Processing Units (APU) combine CPU technologies and AMD Radeon graphics in a single chip. GPUs far exceed CPUs floating point capabilities so AMD combined the CPU and the GPU to create the Accelerated Processing Unit (APU).

Embedded G-Series Platform

  • Scalable choices for level of CPU performance and power efficiency
  • Enables very small form factor, fan-less and portable applications
  • Supports up to 2 independent high resolution displays
  • Exceptional multi-media capability with hardware decode support for H.264, VC-1, MPEG2, WMV, DivX and Adobe® Flash

Embedded R-Series Platform

  • Exceptional Graphics performance with or without discrete GPU
  • APU Thermal Design Power (TDP) ranging from 17 to 35 Watts
  • Scalable configurations
  • Up to 4 independent displays with AMD Eyefinity Technology

About Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.

AMD (Advanced Micro Devices) is a semiconductor design innovator leading the next era of vivid digital experiences with its groundbreaking AMD Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) that power a wide range of computing devices. AMD’s superior graphics technologies are found in a variety of solutions ranging from game consoles, PCs to supercomputers.

Low Power Wi-Fi Modules and Embedded Sofware

GainSpan exhibited the recently introduced GS2000, the industry’s first Wi-Fi/ZigBee chip and modules. The GS2000 enables a single-chip solution that talks to electric meters and a wide variety of appliances and other devices in a home area network. In a demonstration, a sensor board based on the GS2000 will be remotely monitored and controlled from a smartphone.

GainSpan's Thermostat Application Development Kit (ADK) makes it possible to quickly and easily develop a Wi-Fi Communicating Thermostat that can be monitored and controlled from a smartphone.

Other products on display included several additional ADKs—a Video ADK, Audio ADK and Smartplug ADK.

GainSpan BoothAbout GainSpan

GainSpan is a leading embedded WiFi semiconductor solutions company focused on connecting Things to the Internet, and People to Things. With easy to use system- on-chip (SoC), modules and software, GainSpan enables OEMs to leverage the large installed base of WiFi access points and smartphones to create new connected embedded products for healthcare, smart energy and control and monitoring in industrial, commercial and residential markets.  GainSpan solutions feature an ultra low power SoC that consumes just a few µA of standby current and goes from standby to active mode in just a few ms, ideal for battery operated devices requiring long battery life. The WiFi chip also handles all WiFi functionalities, networking and security stacks, offloading when required the host microcontroller and accelerating wireless device development cycles.

xPico Wi-Fi – The Most Flexible Wi-Fi Networking Connectivity Solution

Lantronix BoothxPico Wi-Fi is an extremely compact networking solution that enables wireless LAN connectivity on virtually any solution with a serial interface. Lantronix industry-proven device server application and full IP stack allows seamless remote access to device data simplifying design integration while providing robust connectivity. The xPico Wi-Fi offers all the functions one can expect including a unique simultaneous SoftAP and Client mode. All members of the xPico product family use the same interface, providing unmatched flexibility when it comes to choosing the right device for your application.

xPico - The Most Flexible Network Connectivity Solution

Designed for quick integration with minimal engineering effort, the chip-sized xPico™ provides simplicity and flexibility making it the easiest and fastest networking-enabling module on the market. As one of the smallest embedded device server in the world, xPico can be utilized in designs typically intended for chip solutions. A key difference with the xPico is that there is virtually no need to write a single line of code, translating to a much lower development cost and faster time-to-market.

XPort - Build Serial to Ethernet Connectivity and Control into Your Products, Quickly and Simply

XPort® is a compact, integrated solution to web enable virtually any device with serial capability. By incorporating XPort to a product design, manufacturers can quickly and easily offer serial to Ethernet networking capability as a standard feature — so equipment can be accessed and controlled over the Internet.

PremierWave EN - A High Performance Industrial Ready ARM 9 System-on-Module Suitable for M2M Applications. PremierWave EN is offered as a small removable module with integrated Flash and RAM and dual band 802.11 a/b/g/n capabilities. The PremierWave™ EN is an ideal solution for embedded applications that require simple development, ease of use and a proven robust high performing solution with network connectivity. Developers can save time and reduce the complexity of developing subsystems with high speed memory and Ethernet and Wi-Fi networking that can be easily integrated into real products.


Lantronix gave away Evaluation Kits during the event. Prizes will be mailed to the winners.

  • xPico WiFi Evaluation Kit
  • xPort Evaluation Kit
  • PremierWave Evaluation Kit
  • xPrint Server

About Lantronix

Lantronix produces networking enabling devices such as the PremierWave, xPico, Matchport and xPort, that simplify remote access, management and control of virtually anything regardless of location.

Lantronix innovative products are utilized in almost every vertical market including building and industrial automation, security, medical/haealthcare, IT/data centers, government, transportation, pro AV, digital signage, energy and utilities and many more.  Anywhere you want to deploy remote access, management and control of a piece of equipment, Lantronix has a solution for you.

The World’s Smallest PoE Modules

Silvertel leads the way and produces the smallest 12W and 30W power over Ethernet (PoE) modules for the powered device (PD). The company has always been customer led and now Silvertel has pushed the boundaries even further by reducing the size of their feature rich modules.

The new Ag9800 is fully compliant with IEEE 802.3af providing the complete solution for 12W PoE. The module includes IEEE 802.3 signature, 1.5KV isolation, short-circuit protection along with DC-DC conversion to provide an adjustable 12 or 5V output.

The Ag5300 is designed for higher power applications of up to 30W. These modules are fully compliant with IEEE 802.3af and IEEE 802.3at and again provide the complete solution for PoE. These modules include the IEEE 802.3 signature, 1.5KV isolation, thermal and over current protection along with DC-DC conversion to provide an adjustable 12V output.

Although small, both modules only require the addition of just a few low cost components; two diode bridges and one capacitor on the DC output. This means that the PCB space required is minimal which is essential in all modern electronic design where everything needs to be compact.

These PD modules can be easily added to any Ethernet unit to provide PoE power such as media converters, security cameras, door access systems, IP phones and WIFI access points. These units are the latest in a long line of Silvertel’s high quality yet cost effective PoE solutions that are sold globally.

Silvertel BoothAbout Silvertel

UK based Silvertel is a global leader in Power solutions modules, including Power over Ethernet (PoE), Battery Charging and Telecommunications products. Silvertel have been pioneering higher power and small form factor PoE modules for over 8 years and are a contributing member of the HDBaseT alliance, pioneering POE at up to 100W. Designed and manufactured in the UK, Silvertels’ product focus is on low cost, small size and ease of use. Silvertel brings product to market through its international network of specialist distributors and representatives.

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Silver Telecom Ltd has specialised in the design and manufacture of telephony and power components since 1998. Our power solutions include Power over Ethernet (PoE) for the sourcing equipment and the powered device as well as advanced battery charger modules. The PoE modules are used globally in IP phones, Wireless Access Points, IP Cameras, Access Control and many types of industrial systems. Our SLIC and PSTN Interfaces are used in PBX’s, Central Offices, Fixed Cellular Terminals and VoIP systems.

Making machines talk.

Telit BoothFeatured Products

Telit featured products from its HE910 and DE910 module families as well as many of the other Telit modules. Telit also displayed a number of consumer level products that Telit parts have been designed into. These include: SFM 200- BSM Wireless, S-911 Bracelet Locator- Liapac Technology, Airloom Monitor- WH Electronics, and Astus Blue Tag Tracking- ETL Electronics.

Product Demos

HE910 – The HE910 modules are small, lightweight, low power consumption and RoHS compliant devices that combines the access to digital communication services in GSM, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS and HSPA networks with Land-Grid Array (LGA) form factor. The LGA package provides ultra-low profile in the integrated solution while at the same time enhancing the performance of mechanical resistance to shock and reducing cost in high-volume applications, saving space and weight in portable devices.

DE910 – The DE910-DUAL is a 3G EV-DO CDMA module featuring the same Land-Grid Array (LGA) form factor as its globally compatible UMTS/HSPA counterpart, the HE910. Along with built-in gpsOne® assisted GPS and autonomous GPS, the DE910-DUAL features an ultra-compact LGA package measuring 28.2 x 28.2 x 2.6mm and an extended operating temperature range of -30°C to +85°C, making it the perfect platform for mobile computing and aftermarket telematics devices.

BSM Wireless – SFM 2000, ETL Electronique – Astus Blue Tag Tracking, WH Electronics – AXON, and WH Electronics – AirLoom are consumer level products that Telit parts have been designed into. Samples of each will be on display in San Jose.

About Telit Wireless Solutions

Telit is a wireless technology company which designs, develops, manufactures and markets  GSM, GPRS, UMTS, HSDPA, CDMA and short range RF (including WiFi and ZigBee) communication modules for m2m applications. The Company’s technology and products enable other electronic devices and equipment manufacturers to utilize GSM and GPRS cellular infrastructure to relay and accept information without human intervention. m2m applications therefore enable machines, devices and vehicles to communicate via wireless networks.

Telit’s m2m solutions utilize a proprietary protocol stack, the software for the cellular engine, that facilitates communication between industry vertical applications and a wireless network.

Leading-edge planning and development expertise to realize a more advanced information-oriented society and more convenient lifestyle

Torex BoothDC/DC series

Torex micro DC/DC series reduces radiation noise and PCB space. The series combines a coil and a control IC in the world’s smallest package.

This product series is suitable for applications which are sensitive to radiation noise from DC/DC converters, such as wireless systems.

It is also ideally suited to applications requiring high density component mounting and improved throughput, including modules and small size products.

XCL201/202/208/209 can handle the output current up to 400mA, XCL205/206 can handle it up to 600mA, XCL213/214 can handle it up to 1.5A.

XC9250/51/52 Series

XC9250/51/52 are 30V input buck DC/DC products. The target application is automotive and industrial application.

Operating ambient temperature is from -40°C to 105°C and they have absolute maximum rating for load dump transient of 46V/400ms(TBD).

XC9250/51 has an internal FET and XC9252 is a controller which requires an external FET.

These products have the synchronization function with the external CLK so their frequency varies to match the external CLK frequency.

These products are going to be compatible with AEC-Q100 in 2014.


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About Torex Semiconductor LTD.

Torex is a leading provider of CMOS power management ICs targeted toward high energy efficient, area-constrained applications.

Torex specializes in CMOS analog technology, with LDO voltage regulators, voltage detectors and DC/DC converters making up our core product offering.

And coil-embedded DC/DC module, micro DC/DC series can provide the output current from 400mA to 1.5A with high efficiency regarding buck products.

Also the products which is suitable for automotive and industrial application have wide operating temperature range of -40°C~105°C and they are going to be compatible with AEC-Q100 in 2014.