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January 18, 2021

Beagleboard peeps tease dual-core 64-bit RISC-V computer with GPU, AI acceleration, more for under 100 quid

Enterprise -- The Register - UnArmed to the teeth: Early versions to ship in April, more to follow in September

If you're looking for a modest RISC-V computer capable of running Linux, with AI and other acceleration thrown in, to evaluate the architecture, the people...

January 18, 2021 07:35 PM

Reference design considerations for Alexa smart home, car, and wearable solutions

Aspencore -- IoT Times - Design engineers can employ hardware modules and software services to integrate Alexa Voice Service (AVS) into smart home, automotive and wearable devices; that brings the cloud-based Alexa experiences...

January 18, 2021 03:18 AM

Energy harvesting made possible with skin temperature

Life -- EurekAlert - The Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) announced that a collaborative research team led by Dr. Seungjun Chung from the Soft Hybrid Materials Research Center and Professor Yongtaek Hong from the Department of Electrical and Computer...

January 18, 2021 12:14 AM

January 17, 2021

SnapEDA welcomes TraceParts to the SnapEDA community

Electronics -- SnapEDA - Today we're launching a new partnership with TraceParts, a leading provider of 3D digital content for engineers.

With the new partnership, engineers will be able to find hundreds of thousands of mechanical computer-aided design (M-CAD) models...

January 17, 2021 11:39 PM

How to piece together the IoT puzzle

SupplyChain -- Software AG - When first looking at an Internet of Things (IoT) project, you might think it looks cut-and-dry. Then the proverbial rug is pulled from under you.

January 17, 2021 11:33 PM

January 15, 2021

BeagleBoard.org(r) and Seeed Introduce the First Affordable RISC-V Board Designed to Run Linux

Business Wire -- Seeed and BeagleBoard.org(r) have announced an official collaboration with the leading RISC-V solutions provider, StarFive, to create the latest member of the BeagleBoard.org(r) series, BeagleV(tm) (pronounced Beagle five.) BeagleV(tm) is the...

January 15, 2021 08:23 PM

Improving Automotive Electronic Hardware With SAE J3168

Media -- Semiconductor Engineering - The race is on for fully autonomous vehicles. Industry giants like Tesla, Google, Uber and almost all major automotive companies are competing to deliver state-of-the-art self-driving vehicles.

However,...

January 15, 2021 06:51 PM

Achieving Physical Reliability Of Electronics With Digital Design

Media -- Semiconductor Engineering - With today's powerful computational resources, digital design is increasingly used earlier in the design cycle to predict zero-hour nominal performance and to assess reliability. The methodology...

January 15, 2021 06:50 PM

PTC to acquire product lifecycle management provider Arena Solutions

Media -- Robotics and Automation News - Computer-aided design specialist PTC has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Arena Solutions, a software as a service (SaaS) product lifecycle management (PLM) platform provider. The acquisition will further PTC's strategy...

January 15, 2021 06:44 PM

Scottish infrared sensor maker sees Covid-19 boost

Media -- eeNews Europe - Pyreos has sees a 5x boost in shipments of its infrared carbon dioxide sensor as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic Scottish sensor maker Pyreos has seen a significant revenue growth as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Its sensors...

January 15, 2021 06:12 PM

January 13, 2021

Hard-To-Hire Engineering Jobs

Media -- Semiconductor Engineering - While the pandemic has hurt many job sectors, the semiconductor industry can't get enough qualified people. And that shortage is expected to persist for years, as companies reach deep into untapped talent pools around the globe.

Most...

January 13, 2021 08:07 PM

u-blox choosen as an Innovation Awards honoree

Media -- ELE Times - u-blox has announced that its SARA-R5 LTE-M module with IoT Security-as-a-Service has been distinguished as a CES 2021 Innovation Awards Honoree. The CES Innovation Awards program is an annual competition honouring outstanding design and engineering...

January 13, 2021 08:06 PM

Fast-recovery diodes feature up to 1 kV reverse voltage

Media -- EE World - The RS2x family of 2A-rated fast recovery rectifiers are available with reverse voltage ratings of 200 V and 1 KV, each available in either SOD-128 or Thin SMA package. These two surface-mount packages align with standard pc-board solder pads...

January 13, 2021 07:47 PM

January 12, 2021

Material for future electronics: New method makes graphene nanoribbons easier to produce

Life -- Phys.org - Russian researchers have proposed a new method for synthesizing high-quality graphene nanoribbons-a material with potential for applications in flexible electronics, solar cells, LEDs, lasers, and more. Presented in The Journal of Physical...

January 12, 2021 08:35 PM

Microchip Releases Industry's First 24G SAS/PCIe Gen 4 Tri-mode Storage Controllers into Production

Globe Newswire -- Technology - Smart Storage Platform delivers 3x higher performance than competing solutions Smart Storage Platform delivers 3x higher performance than competing solutions

January 12, 2021 07:42 PM

Unified interface for PCB component models

Media -- eeNews Europe - TraceParts and SnapEDA team for a unified interface for PCB footprints, schematic symbols and 3D MCAD models TraceParts and SnapEDA have teamed for a strategic content syndication partnership that gives a unified interface for PCB...

January 12, 2021 07:25 PM

Reference design provides lane-level positioning accuracy via radar

Media -- EE World - TDK Corporation announces the partnership of Trusted Positioning Inc. (TPI), a TDK Group Company, and Uhnder. TPI and Uhnder have partnered to develop a localization reference design with world-class accuracy and performance with Uhnder's software-defined...

January 12, 2021 07:04 PM

Best in class on-resistance automotive grade AEC-Q101 qualified -100 V P-channel MOSFET

Media -- Electronics360 - The compact 5 mm x 6 mm package with gullwing leads offers on-resistance down to 30 mO.

January 12, 2021 07:03 PM

TDK launches MEMS SmartMotion(tm) tracking solutions with dedicated bundled software for smart TV, robotics, AR/VR, wearables, and IoT

Media -- Electronic Engineering Journal - ICM-40627 6-axis IMU with Air Motion Library is a highly precise, ultra-low-power solution dedicated to motion-control applications

ICM 42688-V 6-axis IMU with Advanced Sensor Fusion Library is the highest performance...

January 12, 2021 06:58 PM

Green Hills Software Adds Revolutionary Safe and Secure Virtualization for Embedded Microcontrollers

Media -- eBOM - Green Hills Software, the worldwide leader in embedded safety and security, has announced the release of u-visor, its safe and secure embedded virtualization hypervisor, for the Renesas RH850/U2A microcontroller (MCU). Designed to support the emerging...

January 12, 2021 06:56 PM

Reference design enables a secondary side microcontroller to control primary power

Media -- Electronics360 - The high voltage auxiliary AC-DC controller provides scope to remove the independent bias power supply in many applications.

January 12, 2021 06:55 PM

EDA, IP Revenue Up 15%

Media -- Semiconductor Engineering - EDA and IP revenues blasted off in Q3 of 2020 in every geography and every sector, despite a trade war, a pandemic, and slowdowns in the automotive and avionics sectors.

Revenue grew to $2.95 billion, up 15% over the $2.57...

January 12, 2021 06:51 PM

January 11, 2021

#525 - Open FPGA Toolchains and Machine Learning with Brian Faith of QuickLogic

The Amp Hour Electronics Podcast -- Brian Faith, CEO of QuickLogic, joins Chris to talk about implementing the Symbiflow open source toolchain for QuickLogic FPGAs and how they are using that tool chain alongside the SensiML platform to create flexible, low power devices for machine learning...

January 11, 2021 06:54 PM

Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) and BrightLoop Converters Combine Design Expertise to Produce Smaller, Lighter Converters

Media -- eBOM - BrightLoop Converters has greatly reduced the size, cost and improved reliability of its latest BB SP DC-DC buck converters thanks to Efficient Power Conversion Corporation's (EPC) EPC2029 enhancement-mode gallium nitride (eGaN(r)) FET transistors....

January 11, 2021 06:40 PM

TEKTELIC and Senet Accelerate IoT Mainstream Adoption with Networks and Solutions Optimised for Easy Deployment, High Reliability and Low Operating Costs

Business Wire -- TEKTELIC, a global leader of End-to-End IoT Products and Solutions, and Senet, a leading provider of cloud-based software and services platforms for the on-demand build out of IoT networks have been working for over 4 years to perfect the deployment of...

January 11, 2021 06:24 PM

Infineon takes lead in MEMS Microphone Market and Launches New technologies for Acoustical Performance

Media -- ELE Times - According to research consultancy Omdia*1, Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) has successfully positioned itself as the market leader for MEMS microphones. Based on MEMS chip unit sales, the market share was reported to have...

January 11, 2021 06:09 PM

What is jitter in electronics design?

Media -- Electronics360 - Jitter does not cause a variation in the amplitude of the signal. The variation due to the jitter is in the signal phase, width and period. It is an unwanted factor that can lead to an increase in the bit error rate of a serial link

January 11, 2021 05:38 PM

How to Provision IoT Applications at Scale

Aspencore -- EETimes - Whether you're looking to design a new device or retrofitting an existing device for the IoT, you will need to consider IoT provisioning which brings IoT devices online to cloud services. IoT provisioning design requires decisions to be made...

January 11, 2021 12:22 AM

What's the difference between EMF and voltage?

Aspencore -- EDN - I once read this very strongly-written essay about the difference between electromotive force (EMF) and voltage. The author seemed like he was on some kind of holy crusade and was intensely determined to set his readers straight on fundamental truths...

January 11, 2021 12:16 AM

Integrated current sensors extend bandwidth

Aspencore -- EDN - Second-generation current sensors, the MLX91220 and MLX91221 from Melexis, increase bandwidth to 300 kHz to achieve a response time of just 2 μs. The sensors have a current measurement range of 0 to 50 A and provide dual on-chip overcurrent detection...

January 11, 2021 12:16 AM

Don't Get Interrupted! Tips for Ensuring Robust Uninterruptible Power Supply Design

Aspencore -- Power Electronics - Data centers are mission-critical to the world's business. The growth of cloud storage, e-commerce, and big data analytics combined with growth in social media activity and smartphone usage is driving demand for more and larger data...

January 11, 2021 12:13 AM

January 10, 2021

3 common design pitfalls when designing with Hall-effect sensors - and how to avoid them

Electronics -- TI - Analog Wire - Have you ever designed a circuit that didn't quite turn out the way you expected? I know I have! In this article I'll help you resolve three common challenges associated with Hall-effect sensors in industrial and automotive applications...

January 10, 2021 05:36 AM

Wikifactory raises $4.5 million to expand its new design collaboration software

Media -- Robotics and Automation News - Wikifactory, an online collaboration platform for physical product design and development, has completed a "total upgrade" that it says will enable users the ability to make anything with nothing but a laptop and an internet...

January 10, 2021 03:54 AM

January 07, 2021

Si2 Workshop Explores Global Effort to Measure AI Compute Capacity and Infrastructure

Business Wire -- A global effort to assess artificial intelligence compute capacity and help make informed infrastructure investments is the focus of an Si2 workshop.

January 07, 2021 06:47 PM

3 Ways To Improve Design Collaboration: Part 3

Media -- Semiconductor Engineering - The first two blog posts in this three-part series focused on the design team's capability to communicate efficiently. An accurate to-do list is the basis of providing accurate estimates for project release schedules. The Cliosoft...

January 07, 2021 06:32 PM

EV Electrical System Development With Generative Design

Media -- Semiconductor Engineering - Automotive electrical and electronic (E/E) systems are becoming more complex, making the task of designing today's cars much more difficult. Infotainment, comfort and convenience features, and even safety- and mission-critical...

January 07, 2021 06:28 PM

January 06, 2021

The Fourth Industrial Revolution, its origins and evolution in the 21st century

Aspencore -- IoT Times - World inequality today exists because during the 19th and 20th centuries some nations were able to take advantage of the Industrial Revolution and the technologies and methods of organization that it brought while others were unable to do...

January 06, 2021 11:31 PM

Audio front-end and wake-word detection: Key considerations in reference designs for Alexa

Aspencore -- EDN - Design engineers can employ hardware modules and software services to integrate Alexa Voice Service (AVS) into smart home, automotive and wearable devices; that brings the cloud-based Alexa experiences to products ranging from portable speakers...

January 06, 2021 11:30 PM

What's not in the power MOSFET data sheet, part 1: temperature dependency

Electronics -- TI - Power House - Power metal-oxide semiconductor field-effect transistor (MOSFET) data sheets provide useful information such as key specifications, ratings and characteristics to help you confirm that the device will operate as intended. You may have...

January 06, 2021 08:22 PM

Layout Considerations for GaN Transistor Circuits

Electronics -- EPC - Gallium nitride (GaN) transistors have been in mass production for over 10 years. In their first few years of availability, the fast switching speed of the new devices - up to 10 times faster than ...

January 06, 2021 08:21 PM

The basics of AC-line isolation for safety, Part 2: The solution

Media -- EE World - Isolation from the AC line is essential for user safety in many situations and can be implemented using a special isolation transformer as well as other means.

Part 1 of this FAQ looked at the multiple-fault and failure scenario that can put...

January 06, 2021 06:10 PM

Strain turns diamond in to a semiconductor

Media -- eeNews Europe - A team at City University of Hong Kong have reduced the bandgap of diamond to make it emit photons using strain for new photonic and quantum devicesResearchers in Hong Kong have been able to turn diamond into an active photon emitter...

January 06, 2021 06:08 PM

Proper PoE-PD Rectifier Bridge Circuits design.

Media -- eeNews Europe - Power over Ethernet (PoE) is a technology which allows power sourcing equipment (PSE) to safely transfer power to a powered device (PD) through an Ethernet cable.

The maximum amount of power that can be transferred from the PSE...

January 06, 2021 06:01 PM

January 05, 2021

What Is An ASIC Engineer And What Do They Do?

Media -- Robotics and Automation News - As society steps into automation and digitization, enterprises are gearing up for their utmost efficiency and reliability solutions. To stay on top of the digital industry, business leaders should highlight the importance...

January 05, 2021 07:07 PM

Security Flaw Afflicts Intel x86 Boot ROMs

Media -- Electronic Engineering Journal - Another year, another Intel bug.

What makes this bug interesting is that it's so crafty. It's fun to see what loopholes hardware and software can discover all by themselves. If you're a homeowner, you know that water...

January 05, 2021 07:03 PM

January 04, 2021

AC-DC Power Conversion on a GaN Device Evaluation Board

Aspencore -- Power Electronics - The new TDTTP4000W065AN evaluation board from Transphorm is now available. It the latest SuperGaN Gen IV GaN technology to convert single-phase AC to DC power up to 4 kilowatts (kW) and it features bridgeless totem-pole power factor...

January 04, 2021 06:54 PM

Scientists improve the conductivity of molecular wire

Media -- New Electronics - Researchers at Osaka University have synthesized twisted molecular wires that are just one molecule thick and can conduct electricity with less resistance compared with previous devices.

January 04, 2021 05:52 PM

The Lost Art Of Processor Verification

Media -- Semiconductor Engineering - As we celebrate over 50 years of microprocessors, the industry has embraced every generation of silicon process technology with architectural innovation plus new design methods that have supported innovations in almost every...

January 04, 2021 05:21 PM

Online counselling by Japanese venture capital experts helps Taiwan-based startups foray into Japan

Media -- DIGITIMES - IoT is poised to become the backbone for the future of smart living. Some research institutions have projected the IoT market will have 50 billion connected devices and reach a scale of US$100 trillion by 2030. As a global high-tech hub, Taiwan...

January 04, 2021 05:20 PM

Dual core Xtensa chip for the AIoT

Media -- eeNews Europe - The Espressif ESP-32-S3 has two 240MHz XTensa LX7 cores with vector extensions for machine learning AI in AIoT applications Chinese chip designer Espressif has developed a dual core XTensa wireless system on chip for AI in the...

January 04, 2021 05:15 PM