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May 17, 2024

AAEON Nezha: Intel N97 X86 Developer Kit with LPDDR5 Support

LinuxGizmos.com -- AAEON Nezha: Intel N97 X86 Developer Kit with LPDDR5 Support

The Nezha Developer Kit by AAEON is designed for retail, industrial, and healthcare applications. It supports high-performance AI inferencing, making it suitable for autonomous robots, retail...

May 17, 2024 05:40 AM

An ultra-affordable DIY underwater ROV

EE -- Arduino Blog - ROVs (remotely operated vehicles) let us explore bodies of water and it is hard not to be excited by the possibilities. But traditional ROVs cost a lot of money and often require serious expertise to operate and maintain. Luckily there...

May 17, 2024 05:38 AM

Quantum: A High-Stakes Race for Europe

Aspencore -- EETimes Europe - Europe has a strong tradition in quantum research, which began with the development of quantum physics principles in the first few decades of the 20th century. The second quantum revolution is hitting us fast with the detection and manipulation...

May 17, 2024 05:33 AM

Knowles to Participate in Upcoming Baird Conference

Business Wire -- Knowles Corporation (NYSE: KN) ("Knowles" the "Company"), a leading global supplier of high performance components and solutions, including capacitors and radio frequency ("RF") filters, advanced medtech microphones and balanced armature speakers, and...

May 17, 2024 05:12 AM

How Quickly Can You Take Your Idea To Chip Design?

Media -- Semiconductor Engineering - Gone are the days of expensive tapeouts only done by commercial companies. Thanks to Tiny Tapeout, students, hobbyists, and more can design a simple ASIC or PCB design and actually send it to a foundry for a small fraction...

May 17, 2024 03:47 AM

How can Europe save its PCB industry?

Media -- Evertiq - The EIPC is urging people to sign an open letter of urgency to government leaders, calling for explicit assistance to the European PCB industry - including but not limited to direct financial aid, access to internationally competitive energy...

May 17, 2024 03:39 AM

May 16, 2024

Littelfuse Unveils IX4352NE Low-side Gate Driver for SiC MOSFETs and High-power IGBTs

Media -- eBOM - New driver offers tailored turn-on and turn-off timing, minimized switching losses, and enhanced dV/dt immunity.

Littelfuse, Inc. (NASDAQ: LFUS), an industrial technology manufacturing company empowering a sustainable, connected, and safer world,...

May 16, 2024 02:43 AM

May 11, 2024

Three MCU Innovations at Embedded World 2024

Aspencore -- EETimes Europe - Embedded world, now in its 22nd year, is the main event for the European embedded community, but it also has global reach. This year's conference drew 1,100 exhibitors from almost 50 countries and 32,000 visitors from roughly 80 countries,...

May 11, 2024 07:08 AM

General-Purpose 32-bit RISC-V MCU Core Expands Design Freedom

Media -- Semiconductor Engineering - The microcontroller sector is evolving in an exciting direction by providing designers with a growing menu of choices tailored to their performance and power requirements. Unlike the classic 1990s debate between the merits...

May 11, 2024 06:29 AM

Optimize Power For RF/μW Hybrid And Digital Phased Arrays

Media -- Semiconductor Engineering - Field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) are a critical component of both digital and hybrid phased array technology. Powering FPGAs for aerospace and defense applications comes with its own set of challenges, especially because...

May 11, 2024 06:28 AM

May 10, 2024

Management Versus Technical Track

Electronics -- IEEE Spectrum - This article is part of our exclusive career advice series in partnership with the IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society.

As you begin your professional career freshly armed with an engineering degree, your initial roles...

May 10, 2024 02:55 AM

May 08, 2024

GenAI can improve chip design efficiency, says Cadence

Media -- DIGITIMES - The use of Generative AI (GenAI) with Electronic Design Automation (EDA) tools to expedite the design process has emerged as a new trend, according to Cadence Design Systems.

May 08, 2024 06:07 PM

Disruptive Tech Transforming Chip Engineering

Aspencore -- EPS News - Semiconductor product development is growing increasingly expensive and complex as key players in the global electronics manufacturing sector fight to be the first to secure a competitive edge. How will disruptive technologies impact their...

May 08, 2024 04:35 AM

Non-linear pullup for multi-rate I2C buses

Aspencore -- EDN - I2C is a popular bidirectional serial communications bus having a clock and a data line. Both line's drivers consist of an open drain ground-referenced N-channel MOSFET with a pullup resistor connected to a supply ranging from 1.8 V to 5 V. The...

May 08, 2024 04:33 AM

A Conversation with GlobalFoundries Europe's Manfred Horstmann

Aspencore -- EETimes Europe - Manfred Horstmann took what he considers to be an unconventional route to his current role as head of Europe for GlobalFoundries and general manager of the company's Dresden site. Horstmann has held several technical posts throughout...

May 08, 2024 04:33 AM

Radiation-Tolerant PolarFire SoC FPGAs Offer Low Power, Zero Configuration Upsets, RISC-V Architecture for Space Applications

Media -- Electronic Engineering Journal - Developers of spacecraft electronics utilize radiation-tolerant (RT) field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) to ensure high performance, reliability, power-efficiency and the best-in-class security...

May 08, 2024 04:03 AM

Unlock power efficiency with the new generation of ultra-low-power MCUs

Media -- Dataweek - STMicroelectronics has announced a one-hour webinar on its STM32U0, the company's latest generation of entry-level, ultra-low-power MCUs.

May 08, 2024 04:02 AM

Worst is over for MCUs, says Holtek president

Media -- DIGITIMES - With the destocking of Microcontroller Unit (MCU) inventories ending, Holtek Semiconductor believes the worst is over for MCUs and has seen its on-hand orders for the second quarter stabilize.

May 08, 2024 03:59 AM

Navitas highlights EV high-speed hybrid power semiconductor advances in keynote at China Innovation Summit

Media -- Semiconductor Today - Gallium nitride (GaN) power IC and silicon carbide (SiC) technology firm Navitas Semiconductor Corp of Torrance, CA, USA participated in the China Electronic Hotspot Solutions Innovation Summit in Shenzhen on 27 April, which gathered...

May 08, 2024 03:47 AM

A Brief and Personal History of EDA Part 7: EDA's 60-Layer Cake

Media -- Electronic Engineering Journal - The first six articles in this series described the history of the EDA industry from its earliest beginnings to becoming the multi-billion-dollar heart of the semiconductor industry. Starting with one-off tools developed...

May 08, 2024 03:41 AM

Vishay Intertechnology 600 V E Series Power MOSFET in Compact Top-Side Cooling PowerPAK(r) 8 x 8LR Delivers Industry's Lowest RDS(ON)*Qg FOM

Media -- eBOM - Fourth-Generation Device Enables Higher Power Ratings and Density Versus D2PAK, While Lowering Conduction and Switching Losses to Increase Efficiency.

To provide higher efficiency and power density for telecom, industrial, and computing applications,...

May 08, 2024 03:37 AM

Development of organic semiconductors featuring ultrafast electrons

Life -- Phys.org - Scientists have created conducting two-dimensional polymers exhibiting electron mobility comparable to graphene. Their research has been featured in the online edition of Chem.

May 08, 2024 02:30 AM

New carbon nanotube transistor enhances sensitivity and resolution of molecule glasses

Life -- Phys.org - Researchers have developed a carbon nanotube (CNT) transistor for molecule glasses that facilitates detailed examination of molecular interactions. This innovative technology is poised to open a fresh research direction in nanotechnology and...

May 08, 2024 01:59 AM

April 08, 2024

Power Integrations' gallium nitride (GaN) story

Aspencore -- EDN - Gallium nitride (GaN) power semiconductors continue to push the boundaries of high-voltage electronics, as evident at this year's Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC) in Long Beach, California. GaN devices are moving beyond fast chargers...

April 08, 2024 02:33 AM

April 04, 2024

New Renesas MCUs conserve energy with high-res analog and OTA update support

Media -- ELE Times - Low-Power, Streamlined Devices Target Energy Management, Home Appliances, Building Automation and Medical Applications

Renesas Electronics Corporation, a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, today introduced the RA2A2 microcontroller...

April 04, 2024 06:14 AM

Achronix FPGAs Add Support for Bluespec's Linux-capable RISC-V Soft Processors to Enable Scalable Processing

Business Wire -- Achronix Semiconductor Corporation, a leader in high-performance FPGAs and embedded FPGA (eFPGA) IP, and Bluespec, Inc., an industry leader in RISC-V tools and silicon IP, today announced a family of Linux-capable RISC-V soft processors that are available...

April 04, 2024 06:08 AM

March 31, 2024

Cadence encourages India-based IC design houses to target chips for global electric two-wheeler market

Media -- DIGITIMES - Cadence, one of the global EDA giants, expressed optimism for India-based IC design houses to differentiate themselves from global fabless semiconductor firms by designing chips for local electric two-wheelers (E2Ws).

March 31, 2024 08:19 PM

New Renesas MCUs with High-Resolution Analog and Over-the-Air Update Support Help Customer Systems Conserve Energy

Business Wire -- Renesas' new, low-power RA2A2 MCUs offer a 24-bit ADC and make it easy to implement firmware over-the-air (FOTA) updates for smart energy management.

March 31, 2024 08:09 PM

March 26, 2024

Arm expands automotive footprint with advanced processor IP, RISC-V faces uphill battle

Media -- DIGITIMES - Arm has unveiled a significant expansion of its presence in automotive electronics, introducing server-grade automotive enhanced processor IP alongside software development platforms and computing subsystem roadmaps. This move has attracted...

March 26, 2024 06:13 AM

Industry's First 2A Schottky Rectifiers, Available in the DSN1406 from Diodes Incorporated, are Smallest in Class

Media -- eBOM - Diodes Incorporated (Diodes) (Nasdaq: DIOD) announces its SDT2U30CP3 (30V/2A), SDT2U40CP3 (40V/2A), and SDT2U60CP3 (60V/2A) achieve the industry's highest current densities in their class with low forward voltage drop and thermal resistance addressing...

March 26, 2024 05:09 AM

Discover the future of embedded supply chains

Media -- Electronics Sourcing - Purchasing professionals are invited to immerse themselves in the multifaceted world of embedded systems and meet the who's who of the industry.

From 9 to 11 April 2024, it's 'see and be seen' at the Nuremberg Exhibition Centre...

March 26, 2024 05:07 AM

March 25, 2024

Archer Miniaturises Biochip gFET Chip Design

Business Wire -- Archer Materials Limited ("Archer", the "Company", "ASX: AXE"), a semiconductor company advancing the quantum computing and medical diagnostics industries, has designed a miniaturised version of its Biochip graphene field effect transistor ("gFET") chip...

March 25, 2024 03:38 AM

March 21, 2024

Cadence Collaborates with Arm to Jumpstart the Automotive Chiplet Ecosystem

Business Wire -- Cadence is collaborating with Arm to jumpstart the automotive chiplet ecosystem with an ADAS reference design and software development platform.

March 21, 2024 06:17 AM

Industry's First AI-Powered PCB Design Tool

EFYTIMES.COM -- Introducing Flux Copilot into Flux's browser-based PCB design tool represents a significant leap forward in making hardware design more accessible and efficient. In a groundbreaking move for the hardware industry, Flux has announced the Flux Copilot,...

March 21, 2024 05:47 AM

X-ray Inspection In The Semiconductor Industry

Media -- Semiconductor Engineering - With the ever-present pressure to produce more efficient devices with more power, the sizes of the structures and electrical connections in the production of chips have become smaller and smaller. In addition, the sheer number...

March 21, 2024 02:44 AM

Altium to Exhibit Latest Innovations at Embedded World 2024, April 9-11

Business Wire -- Altium, LLC (ASX: ALU), a global leader in electronics design systems, will share its latest innovations at Embedded World 2024.

March 21, 2024 02:38 AM

EDA Tools To Be Equipped In Over 100 Colleges

Media -- ElectronicsB2B - We know the Chips to Startup (C2S) program aims to train 85,000 people over five years.

In its recent development, the Indian government is equipping over 100 colleges with electronic design automation (EDA) tools from leading companies...

March 21, 2024 12:08 AM

March 19, 2024

Cadence taps into structural analysis by acquiring BETA CAE

Aspencore -- EDN - Soon after Synopsys snapped up multiphysics simulation toolmaker Ansys, Cadence has responded by announcing the acquisition of engineering simulation supplier BETA CAE Systems International AG for approximately $1.24 billion. BETA CAE, which provides...

March 19, 2024 02:45 AM

Automotive-Compliant, Three-Channel, Linear LED Driver from Diodes Incorporated Provides Independent Controls for Brightness and Color

Business Wire -- Diodes Incorporated (Diodes) (Nasdaq: DIOD) today releases a new automotive-compliant* linear LED driver that enables users to independently control the brightness and color of its three channels. Human-centric automotive design is driving the demand...

March 19, 2024 01:55 AM

The promise of OTS-only memories for next-gen compute

Aspencore -- EDN - For several decades, the semiconductor industry has been looking for alternative memory technologies to fill the gap between dynamic random-access memory (DRAM), the compute system's main memory, and NAND flash-the system's storage medium-in traditional...

March 19, 2024 01:40 AM

March 18, 2024

JEDEC(r) Publishes GDDR7 Graphics Memory Standard

Business Wire -- JEDEC Solid State Technology Association, the global leader in the development of standards for the microelectronics industry, is pleased to announce the publication of JESD239 Graphics Double Data Rate (GDDR7) SGRAM. This groundbreaking new memory standard...

March 18, 2024 09:58 PM

EZO Carrier Click - EC

Electronics -- MikroElektronika - EZO Carrier Click - Conductivity is a compact add-on board for measuring conductivity, salinity, and Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) in various applications from chemical production to [...]

March 18, 2024 09:04 PM

Intel Launches Altera, Its New Standalone FPGA Company

Media -- Design And Reuse - Intel Launches Altera, Its New Standalone FPGA Company

March 18, 2024 08:21 PM

Optimizing EDA Cloud Hardware And Workloads

Media -- Semiconductor Engineering - Optimizing EDA hardware for the cloud can shorten the time required for large and complex simulations, but not all workloads will benefit equally, and much more can be done to improve those that can.

Tens of thousands of GPUs...

March 18, 2024 08:15 PM

March 02, 2024

Design Tool Think Tank Required

Media -- Semiconductor Engineering - When I was in the EDA industry as a technologist, there were three main parts to my role. The first was to tell customers about new technologies being developed and tool extensions that would be appearing in the next release....

March 02, 2024 02:00 AM

February 28, 2024

Mitsubishi Electric to Release 6.5W Silicon RF High-power MOSFET Samples for Commercial Handheld Two-way Radios

Business Wire -- Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced today that it will begin shipping samples of its new 6.5W silicon radio-frequency (RF) high-power metal-oxide semiconductor field-effect transistor (MOSFET) for use in RF high-power amplifiers of...

February 28, 2024 06:28 AM

February 27, 2024

KiCad 8 Makes Your Life Better Without Caveats

EE -- Hackaday - A few days ago, KiCad 8 was released, and it's a straight upgrade to any PCB designer's quality of life. There's a blog post as usual, and, this year, there's also a FOSDEM talk from [Wayne Stambaugh] talking about the changes that we now all...

February 27, 2024 04:59 AM

February 25, 2024

EMA Design Automation and Hawk Ridge Systems Reshape Engineering Software Landscape with Full ECAD/MCAD Convergence

Business Wire -- EMA Design Automation, Inc. and Hawk Ridge Systems entered a strategic partnership to give customers a full ECAD/MCAD design experience, leveraging best-in-class tools and support for the entire electronic product design flow. EMA Design Automation, Inc....

February 25, 2024 03:41 AM

February 24, 2024

Will electric fields lead the way in developing semiconductors with high power efficiency?

Life -- Phys.org - In the realm of material science, the phenomena of polarization and polarity have conventionally been associated with insulators. However, envision a scenario where these characteristics could be induced in metals, potentially mitigating power...

February 24, 2024 08:01 AM

EDA Back On Investors' Radar

Media -- Semiconductor Engineering - EDA is transforming from a staid but strategic sector into a hot investment market, fueled by strong earnings and growth, a clamoring for leading-edge and increasingly customized designs across new and existing markets, and...

February 24, 2024 05:58 AM