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January 24, 2022

Production of 8-inch third-gen semiconductors unlikely to increase soon

Media -- DIGITIMES - Although demand for third-generation semiconductors has been stably increasing, production capability for 8-inch gallium nitride (GaN) and silicon carbide (SiC) wafers will unlikely increase in a short period of time, according to industry...

January 24, 2022 02:34 AM

January 23, 2022

Open-source PCB design tools get major update

Aspencore -- EDN - KiCad 6.0 open-source EDA software for schematic capture and PCB layout adds hundreds of new features, enhancements, and bug fixes. A refreshed user interface makes the visual design language, hotkeys, dialog layouts, and editing workflows consistent...

January 23, 2022 06:19 AM

Soitec's CEO Succession Causes Serious Dissension

Aspencore -- EETimes Europe - Planning who will be the next CEO of a publicly listed company is one of the most fundamental responsibilities of the board of directors. Such a decision may, however, be subject to dissension, and this is the case for the replacement...

January 23, 2022 06:10 AM

Android smart module packs AI engine

Aspencore -- EDN - Quectel's SG865W-WF smart module employs Qualcomm's QCS8250 SoC to deliver 15 TOPS of AI processing for compute-intensive tasks. Running under the Android 10 operating system, the company's flagship smart module aims to accelerate the deployment...

January 23, 2022 05:51 AM

GaN eval kit features Class-D audio amp, SMPS

Aspencore -- EDN - GaN Systems' bundles a GaN-based audio amplifier and power supply to promote the development of GaN in Class D audio products. The GeN2 reference design enables engineers to realize the benefits of GaN technology to create premium audio systems...

January 23, 2022 05:50 AM

Cadence Announces Full DRAM Verification Solution for Automotive, Data Center, and Mobile Applications

Business Wire -- Cadence announced a new DRAM verification solution, allowing customers to optimize SoC designs for data center, consumer, and automotive applications.

January 23, 2022 05:00 AM

Toshiba Releases High Voltage 1500V Automotive Photorelay

Business Wire -- Toshiba releases its first high voltage 1500V automotive photorelay suited for high voltage automotive batteries.

January 23, 2022 04:56 AM

January 20, 2022

Redirecting dynamic indication segment to a separate LED

Aspencore -- EDN - Many devices use multi-digit seven-segment LED indicators with dynamic indication. Usually they are connected to the ports of the microcontroller or to specialized driver ICs, such as the MAX7219.

Sometimes, in addition to the digital indicator,...

January 20, 2022 06:02 AM

Easy-to-Use Demonstration Boards Reduce Time to Market for Rad Hard Gallium Nitride (GaN) Power Devices in High Reliability and Aerospace Applications

Business Wire -- Easy-to-Use Demonstration Boards Reduce Time to Market for Rad Hard Gallium Nitride (GaN) Power Devices in High Reliability and Aerospace Applications

January 20, 2022 05:29 AM

Mitsubishi Electric Develops World's Smallest Antenna Prototype for High-precision Satellite-based Positioning in Four Frequency Bands

Business Wire -- Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO:6503) announced today that it has developed a prototype of the world's smallest* antenna for high-precision satellite-based positioning in four frequency bands used by the world's main satellite-positioning systems...

January 20, 2022 05:21 AM

January 17, 2022

Ambient 15 Click

Electronics -- MikroElektronika - Ambient 15 Click is a compact add-on board used to measure the amount of the present ambient light. This board features the TSL2584TSV, a very-high sensitivity light-to-digital converter wi [...]

January 17, 2022 11:42 PM

Protecting privacy on engineering design platforms: selling trust, not data

Electronics -- SnapEDA - Imagine you're searching an online marketplace for circuit board components. Little do you know your every move is being packaged and sold. Many such marketplaces sell your data, jeopardizing your intellectual property, compromising security,...

January 17, 2022 11:38 PM

Barometer 7 Click

Electronics -- MikroElektronika - Barometer 7 Click is a compact add-on board used to measure air pressure in a specific environment. This board features the KP264XTMA1, a high-accuracy digital barometric air pressure se [...]

January 17, 2022 11:32 PM

Green Hills Software Technologies Used in 2022 BMW iX All-Electric Sports Activity Vehicle

Electronics -- Green Hills Software - World's leading Tier 1s choose Green Hills products and services for safety-critical cockpit and electronics management in BMW iX All-Electric Sports Activity Vehicle

January 17, 2022 11:32 PM

First silicon available: Infineon further strengthens leading position as automotive semiconductor supplier with next-generation AURIX(tm) TC4x

Electronics -- Infineon - As the global market leader in automotive semiconductors, Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) continues its innovation path to shape future mobility. The company today announced the extension...

January 17, 2022 11:29 PM

How smart AFEs offer an integrated analog solution for thermoelectric cooling control

Electronics -- TI - Analog Wire - In a previous article, "What is a smart AFE?," I discussed smart analog front ends (AFEs) and how they represent the most recent advancement in closed-loop...

January 17, 2022 11:27 PM

What ADAS engineers need to know about the new NCAP requirements for radar

Electronics -- TI - Behind the Wheel - The Euro New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) recently updated their standards for radar to improve driver assistance features in new cars.

NCAP standards vary by region; in the U.S., our NCAP...

January 17, 2022 11:26 PM

EPC Introduces a 12 V - 48 V 500 W GaN Boost Converter Demonstration with Same BOM Size as Silicon, Offering Superior Efficiency and Power Density

Electronics -- EPC - The combination of the Renesas two-phase synchronous GaN boost controller with ultra-efficient eGaN (r) FETs from EPC (Efficient Power Conversion) enables high power density and low-cost DC-DC ...

January 17, 2022 11:24 PM

Serializer click

Electronics -- MikroElektronika - Serializer Click is a compact add-on board that contains a digital input translator/serializer. This board features the MAX31910, an eight-channel digital input serializer for high-channel d [...]

January 17, 2022 11:21 PM

January 16, 2022

Wireless tester targets 5G small cells

Aspencore -- EDN - The R&S CMP200 radio communications tester offers a new option for small cell testing, which has been validated by Qualcomm. It is also supported by the Qualcomm Development Acceleration Resource Toolkit (QDART) for Small Cells. Manufacturers of...

January 16, 2022 07:26 AM

Taking a Step Back: Basic Thermal Concepts

Aspencore -- EETimes - Thermal considerations are a major part of many designs. Whether it's minimizing or managing dissipation, access to various cooling techniques, or even creating cold for refrigeration or superconductivity, heat-related issues are pervasive in...

January 16, 2022 07:25 AM

Large Auger coefficient myth in III-nitride LEDs debunked?

Life -- Phys.org - Indium gallium nitride (InGaN)-based, blue-light-emitting diodes are the backbone of solid-state lighting (SSL). Unfortunately, their efficiency peaks under low current densities (

January 16, 2022 02:15 AM

January 15, 2022

58th Design Automation Conference Announces Preliminary Attendance Numbers

Business Wire -- 58th Design Automation Conference Announces Preliminary Attendance Numbers

January 15, 2022 10:40 PM

AltiumLive 2022 CONNECT Announces European Summit Dates

Business Wire -- AltiumLive 2022 CONNECT announces a free, three-day virtual summit (Feb 2-4) for printed circuit board (PCB) designers based in Europe.

January 15, 2022 10:15 PM

Electroninks Expands Line of Particle-Free Conductive Inks With New Gold and Platinum Formulations

Business Wire -- Electroninks, the leader in particle-free conductive metal inks and advanced materials, today announced the addition of gold (Au) and platinum (Pt) particle-free conductive inks to its catalog of products. The addition of gold and platinum inks gives...

January 15, 2022 10:05 PM

January 12, 2022

TDK Unveils Robotics Development Platform With ROS2 Support

Aspencore -- EETimes Europe - The unpredictable Covid-19 pandemic has changed our perception of robots and making robots. At CES 2022, TDK launched Robokit1, a robotics platform for quick prototyping and development with ROS1 and ROS2 compatible drivers and software...

January 12, 2022 11:46 PM

SiC MOSFET aids the enhancement of energy efficiency in HVAC

Aspencore -- EETimes - Realizing carbon peak before 2030 and carbon neutrality before 2060 is an important strategic decision of the Chinese government after careful consideration, and also represents the inevitable choice for building the human community of destiny....

January 12, 2022 11:43 PM

Special Project: 5G Gathers Steam

Aspencore -- IoT Times - This special project originally appeared on EETimes.

By fits and starts, 5G wireless deployments are at last ramping up, bringing with them greater bandwidth, reduced latency and a potential boost for chipmakers, network equipment vendors...

January 12, 2022 11:43 PM

January 11, 2022

DSP IP speeds smart audio wearables design

Aspencore -- EDN - To complement its Bluebud DSP-enabled Bluetooth audio IP platform, Ceva offers preconfigured software for creating premium TWS products. The company also upgraded its SenslinQ software framework and DSP toolkit to streamline software migration from...

January 11, 2022 06:40 AM

January 10, 2022

Analog Compute is Key to The Next Era of AI Innovation

Aspencore -- EETimes - As AI applications become more popular in a growing number of industries, the need for more compute resources, more model storage capacity and, at the same time, lower power consumption is becoming increasingly important. Today's digital processors...

January 10, 2022 05:33 AM

Memory Bottlenecks: Overcoming a Common AI Problem

Aspencore -- EETimes Europe - Skeptics of artificial intelligence have criticized the memory bottleneck that exists in the current technology, arguing that the inability to accelerate the data movement between processor and memory is holding back useful real-world...

January 10, 2022 05:33 AM

To secure and connect the smart home, NXP introduces the first Tri-Radio chipset

Aspencore -- IoT Times - The new IW612 supports Matter, the secure connectivity standard for the smart home, providing unprecedented coexistence, performance, radio integration, and interoperability.

Consumers buying new smart home devices face several challenges...

January 10, 2022 05:21 AM

Intel updates oneAPI development kits

Aspencore -- EDN - Intel oneAPI 2022.1 toolkits expand the cross-architecture capabilities available to developers for greater productivity and innovation. The kits provide the tools needed to develop applications across a variety of Intel architectures (CPUs, GPUs,...

January 10, 2022 05:20 AM

MaxLinear WAV600 Series-2 Chipset Selected for Wi-Fi Alliance Wi-Fi 6 Release 2 Certification Test Bed

Business Wire -- MaxLinear WAV600 Series-2 SoCs have been selected as access point test bed devices for Wi-Fi Alliance(r) Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6(tm) Release 2 certification.

January 10, 2022 04:09 AM

January 07, 2022

January 01, 2022

Securing the IoT: Technical Approaches to Defend and Protect IoT Nodes

Aspencore -- EETimes Europe - Ten billion IoT nodes are connected today, 10x more than just a decade ago, and the trend is continuing unabated.

With this growth comes an equal growth of opportunities for attackers. The estimated annual cost of cyberattacks ranges...

January 01, 2022 06:00 AM

Click Shield for Pi 400

Electronics -- MikroElektronika - Click Shield for Pi 400 is the perfect way to expand your development board's functionalities compatible with Raspberry Pi 400 pinout. The Click Shield for Pi 400 provides two [...]

January 01, 2022 02:13 AM

Chipset handles 48-V DC-DC conversion in high-density computing, BLDC motor drives

Electronics -- EPC - EPC announces the introduction of a 100 V, 65 A integrated circuit chipset designed for 48 V DC-DC conversion used in high-density computing applications and in 48 V BLDC motor drives for ...

January 01, 2022 02:12 AM

December 30, 2021

SnapEDA adds Chrome extension for CAD models

Media -- eeNews Europe - SnapEDA Chrome extension notifies electronics designers when computer-aided design (CAD) models are available and allows for one-click import into desktop CAD tools SnapEDA has launched an extension for the Chrome browser that allows...

December 30, 2021 07:47 AM

Click: MIKROE adds high-performance signal generation for $109

Media -- Electronic Engineering Journal - MikroElektronika (MIKROE), the embedded solutions company that dramatically cuts development time by providing innovative hardware and software products based on proven standards, has launched Waveform 4...

December 30, 2021 07:36 AM

Lattice sensAI stack enables next generation Edge AI experiences

Media -- Components in Electronics - By Hussein Osman, Lattice Semiconductor

The AI/ML revolution continues to gain traction across multiple applications, particularly Edge applications. Edge devices like security cameras, robots, industrial equipment, Client...

December 30, 2021 07:24 AM

Zuken expands PCB tool with SnapEDA models

Media -- eeNews Europe - Deal allows engineers to access millions of design models from SnapEDA within Zuken's eCADSTAR PCB design toolZuken has added a new capability to its eCADSTAR PCB design tool that gives direct access to SnapEDA's comprehensive online...

December 30, 2021 06:18 AM

MIKROE launches embedded industry's first hardware-as-a-service

Media -- New Electronics - MikroElektronika (MIKROE), the embedded solutions company, has launched Planet Debug, a hardware-as-a-service platform which will enable designers to develop and debug embedded systems remotely without investing in hardware.

December 30, 2021 06:13 AM

December 28, 2021

Microprocessors and FPGAs for intensive, in-orbit, edge-based computation

Aspencore -- EDN - Satellite operators are increasingly acquiring more and more data in-orbit, and would prefer to process this on-board the payload to extract value-added insights rather than downlink huge amounts of information to a cloud for post-processing on...

December 28, 2021 08:04 PM

GaN transistors trim power supply size

Aspencore -- EDN - GaN power semiconductors from STMicro reduce energy use and enable slimmer designs in a wide variety of electronic products. The company's G-HEMTs and G-FETs can be used in chargers, external power adapters, LED lighting drivers, and power supplies...

December 28, 2021 08:04 PM

Power ICs increase battery life

Aspencore -- EDN - Two nanoPower modules from ADI boast built-in inductors and low quiescent current to extend battery life in space-constrained applications. The MAXM38643 600-mA buck module and MAXM17225 1-A boost module consume an order of magnitude less quiescent...

December 28, 2021 08:03 PM

Infineon's OptiMOS(tm) 6 100 V significantly improves technology to set a new industry standard for high switching frequency applications

Media -- SemiMedia - Infineon Technologies AG recently introduced the OptiMOS 6 100 V with a new power MOSFET technology. The new technology is specifically optimized for high switching frequency applications such as telecom and solar, where losses are associated...

December 28, 2021 07:23 AM

December 27, 2021

How to achieve low standby power for an isolated power supply

Aspencore -- EDN - Many power supplies, especially offline power supplies, require low standby power. The most cost-effective isolated topology for power levels below 100 W is a flyback, because it requires the fewest components. Flyback converters often generate...

December 27, 2021 08:48 PM

IBM and Samsung Unveil Semiconductor Breakthrough That Defies Conventional Design

PR Newswire -- Today, IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Samsung Electronics jointly announced a breakthrough in semiconductor design utilizing a new vertical transistor architecture that demonstrates a path to scaling beyond nanosheet, and has the potential to reduce energy...

December 27, 2021 05:52 AM

December 26, 2021

Conventional Memory Is Key to Ubiquitous AI

Aspencore -- EETimes Europe - As the hype around artificial intelligence dies down and engineers confront new challenges, it's becoming clearer that not all machine-learning and inference tasks will require advanced memory technology. Proven conventional memories...

December 26, 2021 04:31 AM