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October 28, 2020

Webinar | The Future of Industrial Ethernet Connectivity

Aspencore -- IoT Times - A recent webinar hosted by Analog Devices covered Industry 4.0-specifically, the goals of this emerging vertical, and how the need for highly connected, intelligent and flexible manufacturing has led to the need for enhanced Gigabit real-time...

October 28, 2020 08:50 PM

InnoSwitch IC Sales Surpass One Billion Units

Aspencore -- Power Electronics - Power Integrations has announced that shipments of the groundbreaking InnoSwitch family of ICs have surpassed one billion units. Launched in 2014, the InnoSwitch family was the first to incorporate Power Integrations' innovative FluxLink...

October 28, 2020 08:48 PM

SiTime Enters the $2B Precision Resonator Market with Third-Generation MEMS

Business Wire -- #5g--SiTime Enters the $2B Precision Resonator Market with Third-Generation MEMS

October 28, 2020 08:18 PM

Microchip Releases Newest Generation of AEC-Q101 Qualified 700 and 1200V Silicon Carbide (SiC)

Media -- eBOM - As vehicle electrification continues rapid growth worldwide, innovative power technologies such as Silicon Carbide (SiC) are required for high-voltage automotive systems ranging from motors to on-board charging and DC/DC converters. Microchip Technology...

October 28, 2020 07:41 PM

Maxim Integrated's IO-Link Communications Technology Reduces Factory Downtime

Media -- eBOM - Modern smart factories need to quickly and remotely adjust a sensor's electrical characteristics to minimize downtime and maximize throughput. The MAXREFDES177# IO-Link(r) reference design from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: MXIM) demonstrates...

October 28, 2020 07:17 PM

October 27, 2020

Simplify your isolated current and voltage sensing designs with single-supply isolated amplifiers and ADCs

Electronics -- TI - Analog Wire - It is necessary everywhere - to protect humans, provide noise immunity and handle ground potential differences between subsystems. You design for it in applications such as motor drives, solar inverters, DC charging (pile) stations,...

October 27, 2020 08:09 PM

Industry's First Highly Integrated Radiation-Hardened Motor Controller Consolidates Essential Functions for the Motor Control and Position Sensing Circuitry of Satellite Elements into a Single Chip

Electronics -- Microchip - Product - Industry's First Highly Integrated Radiation-Hardened Motor Controller Consolidates Essential Functions for the Motor Control and Position Sensing Circuitry of Satellite Elements into a Single Chip

October 27, 2020 07:52 PM

Xilinx introduces Zynq RFSoC DFE for mass 5G radio deployments

Media -- New Electronics - Xilinx has introduced the Zynq RFSoC DFE, a new class of adaptive radio platforms that have been designed to meet the evolving standards of 5G NR wireless applications.

October 27, 2020 07:47 PM

MLPerf Inference Benchmarks Add Mobile SoCs and Cutting-Edge Workloads

Aspencore -- EETimes - Benchmarking organisation ML Commons has released a new round of MLPerf Inference scores. This latest round is separated into classes of device to make for easier comparison. The results also feature a range of new AI models, which are intended...

October 27, 2020 06:04 PM

Improving Performance, Reducing Cost Through Host-Based ECC

Aspencore -- EETimes - Cost pressures in memory-intensive applications such as high-end consumer products, networking, and industrial systems are driving engineers to find new ways to reduce system cost while still improving performance. Error code correction (ECC)...

October 27, 2020 06:04 PM

Six-junction solar cell converts sun more efficiently

Aspencore -- Power Electronics - A new type of junction cell that incorporates six junctions, and captures light from specific parts of the solar spectrum, has been developed by a research group in the United States, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

October 27, 2020 06:04 PM

Industry's First Highly Integrated Radiation-Hardened Motor Controller

Aspencore -- Power Electronics - The need to reduce size, weight and power (SWaP) on satellites and other space systems continues to challenge the aerospace market. Combining more than 20 commonly used functions into a single chip, Microchip has announced the LX7720...

October 27, 2020 06:02 PM

EDA models for power converter products

Aspencore -- Power Electronics - RECOM has announced a partnership with industry leader SAMACSYS, to provide digital models of RECOM products.

Symbols, footprints and 3D CAD models are freely available in a variety of formats including STEP and VRML for the user's...

October 27, 2020 06:01 PM

UnitedSiC Expands Schottky Diode Portfolio

Aspencore -- Power Electronics - UnitedSiC has announced four new Junction Barrier Schottky (JBS) diodes to complement its FET and JFET transistor products. With the industry's best surge current performance, the UJ3D 1200V and 1700V devices are part of the company's...

October 27, 2020 06:01 PM

6.5kV SiC MOSFET bare chips

Aspencore -- Power Electronics - Silicon carbide (SiC) power semiconductor supplier GeneSiC Semiconductor Inc of Dulles, VA, USA has announced the immediate availability of 6.5kV SiC MOSFET bare chips, namely the 300mohm G2R300MT65-CAL and the 325mohm G2R325MS65-CAL...

October 27, 2020 06:01 PM

Gallium nitride, grid converters vista

Aspencore -- Power Electronics - For years, designers have described a future where gallium nitride (GaN) can help realize unprecedented levels of power density, system reliability, and cost in grid applications. Engineers are not just looking for device or technology...

October 27, 2020 06:00 PM

eLORAN a terrestrial alternative to GPS

Media -- EE World - Terrestrial-based hyperbolic navigation technologies predate today's satellite-based global positioning system (GPS). Starting with developments in the 1930s and 1940s, land-based long-range navigation (LORAN) systems using hyperbolic navigation...

October 27, 2020 04:42 PM

IGaN achieves low conduction loss with GaN-on-Si epi for RF applications

Media -- Semiconductor Today - In recent years, there has been growing demand for GaN-based products stemming from the increased adoption of GaN power and RF devices in a variety of applications, notes Singapore-based IGSS GaN Pte Ltd (IGaN) - which develops and...

October 27, 2020 04:28 PM

Green Hills expands automotive offering

Media -- New Electronics - Green Hills Software, a specialist in embedded safety and security, is expanding its offering for automotive electronics manufacturers building safety- and security-critical systems that rely on the latest AUTOSAR Adaptive organisation...

October 27, 2020 04:22 PM

ASMedia expects robust 4Q20 with chipset orders for Ryzen 5000

Media -- DIGITIMES - ASMedia is expected to enjoy strong sales in the fourth quarter thanks to robust orders for chipsets used with AMD's upcoming Zen 3-based Ryzen 5000 processors to be released in early November, according to sources from the upstream supply...

October 27, 2020 04:21 PM

October 25, 2020

Configurable Hardware Platform Simplifies Adoption of DC-DC Converters

Aspencore -- Power Electronics - Empower Semiconductor has simplified the adoption of DC-DC converters for designers through its configurable hardware platform. The company develops high-frequency integrated voltage regulators (IVRs) entirely in the CMOS process....

October 25, 2020 08:57 PM

New Sensor Integrated Within Dental Implants Monitors Bone Health

Electronics -- IEEE Spectrum - Scientists have created a new sensor that can be integrated within dental implants to passively monitor bone growth, bypassing the need for multiple x-rays of the jaw. The design is described in study published September...

October 25, 2020 12:07 AM

October 24, 2020

ASICLine Miners an Investment Opportunity

Globe Newswire -- ASICLine has quickly grabbed the attention of crypto investors around the world since the recent launch of its miners. The two 5nm ASIC miners https://asicline.com from the company website, FirstLine and PowerBox have been designed with the sole objective...

October 24, 2020 11:38 PM

Applied Materials and Besi to jointly develop chip integration technology

Media -- Evertiq - Applied Materials and BE Semiconductor Industries (Besi) says they aim to develop the industry's first complete and proven equipment solution for die-based hybrid bonding, an emerging chip-to-chip interconnect technology that enables heterogeneous...

October 24, 2020 09:57 PM

October 23, 2020

Basic design considerations for germicidal products in healthcare, air filtration

Aspencore -- EDN - Germicidal electrical equipment typically incorporates light to inactivate germs and viruses. It's accomplished by producing light output in a range that may render microbes non-infectious at a molecular level. They are used in healthcare facilities...

October 23, 2020 10:01 PM

DC/DC converters in SOIC-16 package feature medical-grade isolation

Aspencore -- Power Electronics - RECOM has set a new price-point standard for a high-isolation, high power density, 0.5W DC/DC converter in a true SMT IC package that can be handled and placed like other surface-mount devices. The R05CT05S has a nominal 5V input (4.5...

October 23, 2020 10:00 PM

Flex Logix' Edge AI Accelerator Battles Nvidia on Price-Performance

Aspencore -- EETimes - Flex Logix has launched its InferX X1 AI accelerator chip for edge systems, claiming it outperforms the Nvidia Jetson Xavier on popular object detection model Yolo v3 by 30%. The chip, which will be sampling next quarter, has also been priced...

October 23, 2020 09:58 PM

New Application Specific FET category to deliver optimized performance

Aspencore -- Power Electronics - Nexperia has responded to industry's demands to maximize performance by defining a new MOSFET product group. Application Specific FETs (ASFETs) feature MOSFETs with optimized parameters for specific applications. By focusing on individual...

October 23, 2020 09:58 PM

Industry's first low-noise buck converters with integrated ferrite-bead

Aspencore -- Power Electronics - Texas Instruments has introduced a new family of low-noise DC/DC switching regulators with integrated ferrite-bead compensation. The TPS62912 and TPS62913 offer low noise of 20 uVRMS for frequencies ranging from 100 Hz to 100 kHz and...

October 23, 2020 09:57 PM

Mentor partners with Arm to help customers optimize the functional verification of sophisticated, next-generation ICs

Media -- EDACafe - Mentor, a Siemens business, today announced a partnership with Arm(r) to help integrated circuit (IC) designers optimize and streamline the ...

October 23, 2020 03:17 PM

5 myths shattered about 48-V systems

Electronics -- TI - Behind the Wheel - Technology availability, market and environmental regulations, and infrastructure buildout are aligning to turn a long-forecasted future of full-electric vehicles (EVs) into reality. According to the International Energy Agency's...

October 23, 2020 02:18 AM

October 22, 2020

ASICLine releases 5nm ASIC Miners

Globe Newswire -- ASICLine Inc. is pleased to announce the official release of its new 5nm ASIC miners FirstLine and PowerBox. Both these multi-algorithm miners have been designed with the goal of ensuring lightning fast hash rate, maximum energy efficiency, and fastest...

October 22, 2020 08:46 PM

The ORBCOMM Platform Wins 2020 IoT Edge Computing Excellence Award

Globe Newswire -- Telecommunications - Recognized for innovation and leadership in driving the fast-growing, global IoT marketplace Recognized for innovation and leadership in driving the fast-growing, global IoT marketplace

October 22, 2020 08:45 PM

Microchip Acquires High-Level Synthesis Tool Provider LegUp to Simplify Development of PolarFire(r) FPGA-based Edge Compute Solutions

Globe Newswire -- Technology - Software engineers can now map applications coded in C/C++ directly into PolarFire FPGAs and SoCs that are the industry's lowest-power mid-range fabric solutions for acceleration Software engineers can now map applications coded in C/C++...

October 22, 2020 08:45 PM

Stretchable and self-healing conductors for soft electronics

Media -- EE World - The demand for soft and conformable electronics is rapidly building. The emerging applications for these next-generation electronic devices, including on-body, on-skin, and biomedical implants, generate high demand. Modern-day...

October 22, 2020 08:28 PM

Smart Backend Assembly Factory For Industry 4.0

Media -- Semiconductor Engineering - I recently spoke with Chan Pin CHONG, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Products and Solutions at Kulicke & Soffa, about how smart manufacturing is driving new production efficiencies in the semiconductor industry....

October 22, 2020 08:26 PM

80-V bidirectional dc/dc controllers supply constant voltage or constant current

Media -- EE World - Renesas Electronics Corporation announced a pair of innovative 80V DC/DC controllers that support the extra voltage margin needed for data center servers, 48V telecom, and rugged industrial equipment.

The ISL81801 buck-boost controller acts...

October 22, 2020 08:21 PM

October 21, 2020

Human Driver vs. Autonomous Vehicle Software - Which is better?

Aspencore -- IoT Times - One of the questions that remains unanswered when it comes to autonomous vehicle technology is whether or not AV software can match the capabilities of human drivers. We know that, as of today, AVs are useful for relatively simple driving...

October 21, 2020 08:27 PM

GaN transforms charger design

Aspencore -- Power Electronics - Gallium Nitride (GaN) switch technology has enabled advancement in the miniaturization of chargers and adapters. It allows the development of converters that can operate at high switching frequency than a circuit using equivalent silicon...

October 21, 2020 08:27 PM

Is the Biological Nutrient Cycle Possible for Electronics?

Aspencore -- EETimes - My last couple columns focused on describing and giving examples of a circular product (or component/material) lifecycle in electronics. The August column described both technical and biological "nutrient metabolisms." Today, just about all...

October 21, 2020 08:27 PM

High pressure is key for better optical fibers

Life -- Phys.org - Optical fiber data transmission can be significantly improved by producing the fibers, made of silica glass, under high pressure, researchers from Japan and the US report in the journal npj Computational Materials.

October 21, 2020 06:57 PM

Minimize noise and ripple with a low-noise buck converter

Electronics -- TI - Power House - Minimizing noise is a common challenge for engineers designing a power supply for noise-sensitive systems for test and measurement and radio applications, such as clocks, data converters or amplifiers. Although the term "noise" can...

October 21, 2020 05:12 PM

Can Two-dimensional Semiconductors Created Using Liquid Metals Forestall Moore's Law's Demise?

Electronics -- IEEE Spectrum - As the semiconductor industry witnesses the winding down of the expectation that the number of transistors that can be shoehorned into silicon microchips will double every couple of years, researchers are coming up with new ways to keep...

October 21, 2020 05:03 PM

Littelfuse TVS Diode Arrays Safeguard Consumer Electronics with 50 A High Surge Resistance

Media -- Electronics Maker - Ideal for Vbus, portable battery, and button/switch protection in consumer electronics, medical equipment

Littelfuse, Inc. (NASDAQ: LFUS), a global manufacturer of leading technologies in circuit...

October 21, 2020 04:22 PM

Maxim Integrated's Neural Network Accelerator Chip Enables IoT Artificial Intelligence

Media -- Electronics Maker - MAX78000 reduces energy consumption and latency by a factor of over 100 to enable complex embedded inference decisions at the IoT edge

The MAX78000 low-power neural network accelerated microcontroller...

October 21, 2020 04:21 PM

Renesas Unveils Industry's Highest Performance 80V Bidirectional Buck-Boost and Dual-Phase Buck DC/DC Controllers

Media -- eBOM - Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE:6723), a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, announced a pair of innovative 80V DC/DC controllers that support the extra voltage margin needed for data center servers, 48V telecom and rugged...

October 21, 2020 04:20 PM

Side Wettable Flanks For Leadless Automotive Packaging

Media -- Semiconductor Engineering - The MicroLeadFrame (MLF)/Quad Flat No-Lead (QFN) packaging solution is extremely popular in the semiconductor industry. It is used in applications ranging from consumer electronics and communications to those requiring high...

October 21, 2020 04:19 PM

Making Chips To Last Their Lifetime

Media -- Semiconductor Engineering - Chips are supposed to last their lifetime, but that expectation varies greatly depending upon the end market, whether the device is used for safety- or mission-critical applications, and even whether it can be easily replaced...

October 21, 2020 04:19 PM

Digital I2S outputs added to MEMS microphone line

Media -- EE World - CUI Devices' Audio Group announced the addition of digital I2S output models to its comprehensive line of MEMS microphones. The bottom port CMM-3526D-261-I2S-TR and top port CMM-4030D-261-I2S-TR are housed in extremely compact, low profile...

October 21, 2020 04:17 PM

MCUs integrate configurable analog/digital peripherals, mixed-signal development environment

Media -- EE World - Sensor-based Internet of Things (IoT) applications rely on a combination of analog functionality and digital control capability to meet a challenging list of requirements including low cost, small size, performance, and low power. Addressing...

October 21, 2020 04:17 PM