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August 09, 2022

Open-Standard Acceleration APIs for Safety-Critical Graphics, Vision, and Compute

Aspencore -- EETimes Europe - The need for graphics and compute acceleration in embedded markets is growing. Cameras and sensor arrays are increasingly central to many use cases in diverse industries, ranging from automotive to industrial, and are generating increasingly...

August 09, 2022 02:53 AM

Reservoir Computing HW Based on a CMOS-Compatible FeFET

Media -- Semiconductor Engineering - A new technical paper titled "Reservoir computing on a silicon platform with a ferroelectric field-effect transistor" was published by researchers at the University of Tokyo.

Researchers report "reservoir computing hardware...

August 09, 2022 12:25 AM

August 08, 2022

JFET optimized for high-end sensor front-end amplification

Media -- EE World - Linear Systems has announced the re-release of its LSK489 discrete component with specialized parameter grading.

The LSK489 is one of the world's premier JFETs optimized for use in high-end sensor front-end amplification designs. The LSK489...

August 08, 2022 01:09 AM

IoT sensor platform heightens situational awareness

Aspencore -- EDN - Flowfinity's IoT sensor integration capabilities help utilities and enterprises achieve situational awareness to avoid downtime and service disruptions. Customers can leverage the Flowfinity platform to configure and install IoT devices that will...

August 08, 2022 12:28 AM

2D LiDAR sensor increases detection coverage

Aspencore -- EDN - With a 360deg field of view and up to 16 evaluation fields, Quanergy's M1 Edge PoE LiDAR sensor offers smart awareness for object detection and alerting. The 2D sensor is capable of detecting objects at up to 200 meters at 80% reflectivity and an...

August 08, 2022 12:28 AM

Embedded Security: How to Mitigate the Next Attack

Aspencore -- EETimes Europe - Embedded systems are an integral part of our lives and span applications from transportation systems - space, road, rail, and sea - to implantable wearable devices, smart homes, smart meters, and communications infrastructures. But embedded...

August 08, 2022 12:26 AM

HYPERRAM 3.0 memory doubles bandwidth for low pin-count

Aspencore -- EDN - HYPERRAM-the expansion memory for scratchpad and data buffering-has reached its third generation and is ready to serve a wide range of applications such as video buffering, factory automation, artificial intelligence (AI) edge processing, and automotive...

August 08, 2022 12:25 AM

August 07, 2022

Efinix(r) Extends Breakthrough Family of Titanium Products with Launch of the Titanium Ti180 FPGA

Business Wire -- Efinix(r), an innovator in programmable product platforms and technology, today announced the launch of its Titanium Ti180 FPGA. This 180K logic element device delivers unprecedented performance in a cost effective, low-power footprint. Featuring 2.5G...

August 07, 2022 11:58 PM

Data-driven discovery of NbOI2 as a high performance layered piezoelectric

Life -- Phys.org - Piezoelectric materials can convert mechanical energy to electrical energy, and vice versa. In recent years, there has been growing interest in the search for two-dimensional (2D) layered piezoelectrics. Such layered van der Waals piezoelectrics...

August 07, 2022 11:40 PM

Pressure 18 Click

Electronics -- MikroElektronika - Pressure 18 Click is a compact add-on board that contains a board-mount pressure sensor. This board features the BMP384, a robust barometric pressure sensor delivering market-leading ac [...]

August 07, 2022 08:48 PM

One more company has embraced the mikroBUS(tm) standard!

Electronics -- MikroElektronika - The portfolio of development boards and companies that have embraced the mikroBUS(tm) standard grows more each day. Today we present you the Project Lab board. This is the first development board [...]

August 07, 2022 08:47 PM

59th Design Automation Conference Closes the First Fully Live Conference in Two Years, Exceeding Attendance Expectations

Media -- EDACafe - Design Automation Conference, the industry's premier event dedicated to the design and ...

August 07, 2022 08:46 PM

Video: Fast recovery diodes deliver low loss performance

Media -- Electronics360 - The devices improve power supply efficiency and reduce workload for noise countermeasures.

August 07, 2022 08:44 PM

August 06, 2022

What's the difference between Shockley and Schottky diodes?

Media -- EE World - Neither a Shockley diode nor a Schottky diode are single p-n junction devices. A Shockley diode has a four-layer thyristor structure with a typical forward drop of 800 mV. It's called a diode because it has two leads. A Shockley diode is essentially...

August 06, 2022 01:34 AM

August 02, 2022

N-channel trench MOSFETs eases thermal management for wearables

Aspencore -- EDN - With their low on-resistance, Nexperia's 12-V and 30-V N-channel trench MOSFETs minimize energy losses and increase efficiency. The 30-V PMCB60XN and PMCB60XNE come in ultra-compact wafer-level DSN1006 (SOT8026) packages, while the 12-V PMCA14UN...

August 02, 2022 10:53 PM

August 01, 2022

Cutting Clock Costs On The Bleeding Edge Of Process Nodes

Media -- Semiconductor Engineering - In a recent study done by McKinsey and IDC, we see that physical design and verification costs are increasing exponentially with shrinking transistor sizes. As figure 1 shows, physical design (PD) and pre-silicon verification...

August 01, 2022 07:18 PM

2.5/3D IC Reliability Verification Has Come A Long Way

Media -- Semiconductor Engineering - 2.5D/3D integrated circuits (ICs) have evolved into an innovative solution for many IC design and integration challenges. As shown in figure 1, 2.5D ICs have multiple dies placed side-by-side on a passive silicon interposer....

August 01, 2022 07:18 PM

Diodes Incorporated's 7-Channel DMOS transistor array drives inductive loads while dissipating minimal power

Media -- SemiMedia - Diodes Corporation recently introduced a new transistor array, the DIODES ULN62003A, which consists of seven 500mA rated open-drain transistors, all of which have their sources connected to a common ground pin. Capable of driving a wide variety...

August 01, 2022 07:17 PM

IC power integrity tool improves productivity

Aspencore -- EDN - The Cadence Voltus-XFi custom electromigration and IR drop (EM-IR) software eases the design of efficient, low-power ICs. Seamlessly integrated with the company's Quantus extraction tool, Virtuoso design environment, and Spectre simulator, Voltus-XFi...

August 01, 2022 02:31 AM

Antenna Design Considerations for 5G Applications

Aspencore -- EETimes - A 5G mobile device's antenna design needs specific consideration to maintain performance. The entire performance is impacted by the ground plane, the antenna positioning on the board, and other associated components. The reliability needed by...

August 01, 2022 02:30 AM

Getting started in structured assembly in complex SoC designs

Aspencore -- EDN - The integration level of a system-on-chip (SoC) is defined in RTL, just like the rest of the design. Historically, RTL has been built through text editors. However, a decade or more ago, the sheer complexity of that task for the largest SoCs became...

August 01, 2022 02:29 AM

Podcast: DAC 2022 - Digital Twins, Cloud EDA, Intelligent Design

Aspencore -- IoT Times - In a recent installment of EETimes on Air, the team covers this year's 59th Design Automation Conference (DAC 2022), where they talked to the major EDA vendors on trends in the design automation world, pointing to digital twins and the metaverse,...

August 01, 2022 02:28 AM

Americas PCB Sales up 17.1% in June: IPC

Aspencore -- EPS News - IPC announced today the June 2022 findings from its North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. The book-to-bill ratio stands at 1.03.

Total North American PCB shipments in June 2022 were up 17.1 percent compared to the...

August 01, 2022 02:27 AM

Security and Anti-Tamper Challenges of Programmable Devices

Aspencore -- EETimes Europe - The large-scale introduction of programmable digital devices has enabled the implementation of embedded systems with an ever-increasing number of advanced features. Field-programmable gate arrays have achieved performance that was once...

August 01, 2022 02:26 AM

July 26, 2022

Weave Your Own Apollo-Era Memory

Electronics -- IEEE Spectrum - The spacecraft that took men to the surface of the moon and back relied on computers that pushed the state of the art when they were built. Designed by MIT, the Apollo Guidance Computers came with 72 kilobytes of ROM and 4 kilobytes of...

July 26, 2022 10:19 PM

Mode-Programmable Synchronous Boost Converter from Diodes Incorporated Raises Power Efficiency Levels in Consumer Devices

Electronics -- Diodes Inc - Diodes Incorporated (Diodes) (Nasdaq: DIOD) has introduced a high-efficiency synchronous boost converter. The DIODES(tm) AP72250 is targeted at step-up conversion in consumer and industrial applications where small form factors are a priority....

July 26, 2022 10:19 PM

July 25, 2022

CMOS image sensor boasts dual speed streaming

Aspencore -- EDN - Sony's IMX675 CMOS image sensor simultaneously outputs full-pixel captured images at 40 fps, as well as high-speed regions of interest. The 5.12-Mpixel, 1/2.8-in. (6.53-mm diagonal) sensor is the first from Sony leveraging dual speed streaming technology....

July 25, 2022 04:40 AM

Making the World Smarter, Healthier and Greener with Radar Sensors

Aspencore -- IoT Times - Join this webinar to discover why Infineon's 60GHz radar sensors are the perfect choice for IoT and consumer applications and how they contribute to a greener world.

With their small form factor and low power consumption, Infineon's XENSIV...

July 25, 2022 04:35 AM

DDR5 ecosystem growing with memory interface components

Aspencore -- EDN - The DDR5 chipset solutions call for memory interface solutions that can effectively handle signal integrity and thermal management for data center servers, desktops, and laptops. Rambus claims to have answered the call by expanding its DDR5 memory...

July 25, 2022 04:35 AM

Reverse-Engineering Insect Brains to Make Robots

Aspencore -- EETimes - British startup Opteran, a spin-out of the University of Sheffield, has a completely different view of neuromorphic engineering compared to most of the industry. The company has reverse-engineered insect brains to derive new algorithms for collision...

July 25, 2022 04:35 AM

One more board from Laird with mikroBUS(tm) socket!

Electronics -- MikroElektronika - The portfolio of development boards and companies that have embraced the mikroBUS(tm) standard grows more each day. Today we present you the Lyra S development kit. This is the second development bo [...]

July 25, 2022 02:20 AM

July 24, 2022

Ultra Librarian Launches Autodesk Fusion 360- Integrated CAD Library App on Autodesk App Store

Media -- Electronic Engineering Journal - Ultra Librarian(r), (ultralibrarian.com) the world's largest CAD library provider, today announced the release of the Ultra Librarian app on the Autodesk Fusion 360 app store. Autodesk, a...

July 24, 2022 06:59 PM

94% Efficient power supply offers 340W without forced air cooling

Media -- eBOM - The DDP460 series of Industrial and LED lighting grade AC-DC power supplies with their compact form factor and high efficiency that the marketplace demand, provide up to 460 W of regulated DC power in a 3.0" x 5.0" footprint. The open frame compact...

July 24, 2022 06:56 PM

July 19, 2022

New microchip with specifications for screening and high-resolution imaging

Life -- Phys.org - In a study recently published in Cell Reports Methods, co- authors Bjorn Onfelt, Niklas Sandstrom and Valentina Carannante, researchers at SciLifeLab and the Department of Microbiology, Tumor and Cell Biology at Karolinska Institutet, describe...

July 19, 2022 07:35 PM

Balancer 4 Click

Electronics -- MikroElektronika - Balancer 4 Click is a compact add-on board optimized for overvoltage protection balancing the voltage of serially connected batteries. This board features the MP2672A, a highly integrated, [...]

July 19, 2022 07:20 PM

Semiconductor Driving the Low-energy Electronics Advancements

Media -- ELE Times - A research partnership between Penn State and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) could enable an improved method to make a new type of semiconductor that is a few atoms thin and interacts with light in an unusual way. This new...

July 19, 2022 07:06 PM

Inductive position sensor targets EV motor control

Media -- eBOM - Microchip's LX34070 inductive position sensor offers a smaller, lighter, and higher accuracy solution for EV motor position monitoring.

Microchip Technology Inc. has extended its family of inductive position sensors into the electric-vehicle (EV)...

July 19, 2022 07:04 PM

Data Integrity For JEDEC DRAM Memories

Media -- Semiconductor Engineering - With the DRAM fabrication advancing from 1x to 1y to 1z and further to 1a, 1b, and 1c nodes along with the DRAM device speeds going up to 8533 for LPDDR5 and 8800 for DDR5, data integrity is becoming a really important issue...

July 19, 2022 06:57 PM

Heterogenous Integration Creating New IP Opportunities

Media -- Semiconductor Engineering - The design IP market has long been known for constant change and evolution, but the industry trend toward heterogenous integration and chiplets is creating some new challenges and opportunities. Companies wanting to stake out...

July 19, 2022 06:56 PM

The Reliability Of Analog Integrated Circuits And Their Simulation-Aided Verification

Media -- Semiconductor Engineering - Different challenges have to be overcome when designing integrated circuits. Besides schematic and layout design work, verification in view of the non-ideal behavior of circuits and semiconductor technologies in particular...

July 19, 2022 06:56 PM

Rambus Expands Portfolio of DDR5 Memory Interface Chips for Data Centers and PCs

Electronics -- Rambus - Highlights:

Introduces SPD Hub and Temperature Sensor as part of server and client DDR5 memory module chipsets

Complements industry-leading DDR5 RCD delivering state-of-the-art bandwidth and capacity

Enables enhanced system management and thermal...

July 19, 2022 04:30 AM

Introduction To The Arm Cortex-M55 Processor

Media -- Semiconductor Engineering - This white paper covers the technical details, including pipeline, floating-point support and features of Arm Cortex-M55 processor.

The Arm Cortex-M55 processor is Arm's most AI-capable Cortex-M processor and the first to feature...

July 19, 2022 04:23 AM

Texas Instruments Launches Affordable Bluetooth LE Wireless MCU CC2340

EE -- Circuit Cellar - In a move to expand its connectivity portfolio Texas Instruments launched an affordable Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) wireless microcontroller (MCU) family. The company is offering the MCU at half the cost of the closest competitor making...

July 19, 2022 04:09 AM

July 18, 2022

DRAM Chips That Employ On-Die Error Correction & Related Reliability Techniques

Media -- Semiconductor Engineering - This new PhD thesis paper titled "Enabling Effective Error Mitigation in Memory Chips That Use On-Die Error-Correcting Codes" from ETH Zurich researcher Minesh Patel won the IEEE William C. Carter Award in June 2022.

July 18, 2022 03:36 AM

RETBLEED: New Spectre-BTI Attack (ETH Zurich)

Media -- Semiconductor Engineering - New research paper titled "RETBLEED: Arbitrary Speculative Code Execution with Return Instructions" from researchers at ETH Zurich.

July 18, 2022 12:33 AM

July 17, 2022

NXP Enables Advanced Wi-Fi 6 Performance for Honor Magic V

Media -- Electronic Engineering Journal - What's new: NXP(r) Semiconductors has announced that its WLAN7207H 2.4 GHz front-end integrated circuit (FEIC) enables Wi-Fi 6 connectivity in Honor's flagship Magic V smartphone. The NXP WLAN7207x single FEM family provides...

July 17, 2022 10:15 PM

ROHM's New 4th Gen Fast Recovery Diodes

Media -- ELE Times - ROHM has developed its 4th Generation 650V fast recovery diodes (FRDs), the RFL/RFS series, featurinard voltage (VF),g low forw fast reverse recovery time (trr) respectively, as well as ultra-low noise characteristics. The new devices are...

July 17, 2022 10:12 PM

Navitas acquires VDD Tech to expand next-gen semi capability

Media -- Evertiq - Navitas Semiconductor, specialising in gallium nitride power integrated circuits, has announced the acquisition of VDD Tech, creator of digital-isolators for next-generation power conversion.

July 17, 2022 10:09 PM

IC substrate suppliers post record June revenues

Media -- DIGITIMES - Robust ABF substrate demand buoyed June revenues at Unimicron Technology, Nan Ya PCB and Kinsus Interconnect Technology, which all hit record highs.

July 17, 2022 10:03 PM