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September 19, 2021

Climate Change and Energy

Aspencore -- Power Electronics - Mitigation and adaptation to climate change are two of our century's most pressing issues. The energy issue, or more specifically, our overall energy use and reliance on fossil fuels, is at the root of these problems. To succeed in...

September 19, 2021 12:01 AM

September 18, 2021

Crystal controlled ramp generator

Aspencore -- EDN - This project originated from the need to produce a linear crystal-controlled ramp signal for an HP 8620C RF sweep oscillator. It is inspired by a previously published ramp generator design [1]. That design though suffered from two issues: it used...

September 18, 2021 10:17 PM

One board from Microchip has embraced the mikroBUS(tm) standard

Electronics -- MikroElektronika - Today we present you the CAN Bus Analyzer development board. This is the 73rd development board from Microchip that has embraced the mikroBUS standard(tm).

The CAN Bus Analyzer FD (CBA-FD) develo [...]

September 18, 2021 09:17 PM

A simple way to get complex semiconductors to assemble themselves

Life -- Phys.org - Stacking extremely thin films of material on top of each other can create new materials with exciting new properties. But the most successful processes for building those stacks can be tedious and imperfect, and not well suited for large-scale...

September 18, 2021 02:49 AM

NVMe over Fabrics performance for storage appliances with Ampere Altra servers

Electronics -- ARM Tools - In this blog we compare the performance of NVMe over Fabrics between Arm Neoverse N1-based servers and Intel Xeon-based servers.

September 18, 2021 02:31 AM

September 17, 2021

Power MOSFET packages Making the right choice for your application

Media -- eeNews Europe - Infineon's broad power MOSFET portfolio enables innovation and better performance in many applications. Learn from Infineon's expert, Francesca Pastorelli, how to select the right power MOSFET package for your design. Get an overview of...

September 17, 2021 07:21 PM

September 16, 2021

Back on the road to London for the IoT Tech Expo

Aspencore -- IoT Times - The IoT Tech Expo, now in its fifth year, returned to the Business Design Centre, London, with five co-located events: AI & Big Data, Blockchain, Cyber Security & Cloud, and Digital Transformation

Last week, the IoT Tech Expo was back as a...

September 16, 2021 06:59 PM

Kit aids AWS cloud-connected sensor design

Aspencore -- EDN - InnoPhase has received Amazon Web Services (AWS) IoT Core qualification for its Talaria Two-based Wi-Fi+BLE development kit. Talaria Two modules combine ultra-low-power Wi-Fi and BLE5 connectivity, an embedded Arm Cortex-M3 microcontroller, a choice...

September 16, 2021 06:58 PM

Webinar: The Role of Memory in an AIoT Era

Aspencore -- IoT Times - On September 22, Winbond will host a webinar that explores the role of memory in the budding industry that is artificial intelligence of things (AIoT).

From the webinar's description:

In the last two years, the IoT has changed from analyzing...

September 16, 2021 06:58 PM

MIT Magnet Enables Path to Commercial Fusion Power

Aspencore -- EETimes - The successful testing of a high-temperature superconducting magnet was reported by startup Commonwealth Fusion Systems (CFS) and MIT's Plasma Science and Fusion Center. MIT researchers and CFS said the 20-tesla field strength is the most intense...

September 16, 2021 06:55 PM

Nudging 2D semiconductors forward

Media -- Semiconductor Engineering - The buzz about 2D materials replacing silicon appears to be premature.

While 2D semiconductors have emerged as potential successors, it's not clear when or even if that will happen. As Iuliana Radu, Imec's director of quantum...

September 16, 2021 06:42 PM

Onsemi launches low power Quuppa tag

Media -- eeNews Europe - An industrial asset tag from onsemi uses Bluetooth with a low power protocol from Quuppa in Finaland for a five year battery lifeOnsemi has launched a low power asset tag based on real time location technology from Quuppa in Finland.


September 16, 2021 06:35 PM

Microchip Powers Down the Edge

Media -- Electronic Engineering Journal - Microchip's FPGA offering has a heritage of low power and high reliability. Beginning with Actel's antifuse- and flash-based devices that were picked up and advanced by Microsemi and then later joined Microchip's formidable...

September 16, 2021 06:21 PM

Software lets data loggers/scopes stream data to cloud storage

Media -- EE World - The PicoLog Cloud data logging software enables any Pico data logger or real-time oscilloscope to save data to a local disk or stream the capture directly to a secure online Cloud store.

Uers can set up and control captures on a source PC and...

September 16, 2021 06:09 PM

September 14, 2021

Silicon Labs Launches Security Services to Support 'Zero Trust' Security Model in IoT

Electronics -- Silicon Labs Press - Silicon Labs Security Services include first-of-its-kind IoT device identity injection certificates and 10-year SDK support --

September 14, 2021 09:06 PM

Silicon Labs' Unify SDK Delivers a Breakthrough in IoT Wireless Connectivity with "Design Once; Support All" Capability

Electronics -- Silicon Labs Press - SDK eases wireless protocol interoperability across ecosystems with common building blocks for gateways, wireless APs and IoT end products --

September 14, 2021 09:05 PM

Intel Seamless Updates could pave the way for firmware updates without a reboot

Tech -- Liliputing - Intel is developing technology that could reduce down time for some computers, by allowing the UEFI/BIOS firmware to be updated without the need for a reboot. As spotted by Phoronix, the feature is called "Intel Seamless Update," and it's...

September 14, 2021 09:04 PM

Spin photovoltaic effects in magnetic van der Waals heterostructures

Life -- Phys.org - In a new report now published on Science Advances, Tiancheng Song and a research team at the department of physics, University of Washington, U.S., and materials and nanoarchitectronics in Japan and China, detailed spin photovoltaic effects...

September 14, 2021 08:39 PM

AIoT filter library is microcontroller agnostic

Media -- eeNews Europe - The ASN Filter Designer SDK from Advanced Solutions supports ARM, RIC-V and MIPS microcontrollers for developing AI filters in the Internet of Things (AIoT)Advanced Solutions in the Netherlands has launched a software development...

September 14, 2021 08:34 PM

#557 - Generic Nodes with Orkhan Amiraslanov

The Amp Hour Electronics Podcast -- Orkhan Amiraslanov of The Things Industries joins Chris to talk about creating hardware for a LoRaWAN network, including working with different microcontrollers and building a sensor platform that will handle many users' needs.

September 14, 2021 07:36 PM

PartSim: Free Online Circuit Simulator (Tutorial)

Aspencore -- Power Electronics - PartSim is a web-based free online circuit simulator that allows you to create and simulate electronic circuits online without having to install other software on your computer. All you need is an internet line and, of course, an internet...

September 14, 2021 07:25 PM

Compass 6 Click

Electronics -- MikroElektronika - Compass 6 Click is a compact add-on board perfect for implementation in applications such as an electronic compass. This board features the HSCDTD008A, a high-sensitivity geomagnetic sensor [...]

September 14, 2021 06:55 PM

TDK releases new stray-field compensated 3D HAL(r) sensors with redundancy function and digital output interfaces

Media -- SemiMedia - TDK Corporation announced the expansion of its Micronas 3D HAL(r) sensor product portfolio with Hall sensors HAR 3900 and HAR 3930. The products enable stray-field compensated position detection in automotive and industrial applications while...

September 14, 2021 06:37 PM

Cadence accelerates intelligent SoC development

Media -- New Electronics - Cadence Design Systems has released the Tensilica AI Platform for accelerating AI SoC development.

September 14, 2021 06:29 PM

Infineon enhances 1200 V EconoDUA 3 portfolio with IGBT7 featuring new current ratings

Media -- Evertiq - Infineon Technologies AG launches new current ratings for its EconoDUAL(tm) 3 portfolio with TRENCHSTOP(tm) IGBT7 chips.

September 14, 2021 03:20 AM

Renesas release 32-bit RX671 MCUs realizing high performance and power efficiency with HMI functions for contactless operation

Media -- SemiMedia - Renesas Electronics Corporation recently introduced the RX671 group of 32-bit microcontrollers (MCUs), adding a new high-performance, high-functionality single-chip solution with touch sensing and voice recognition capabilities for contactless...

September 14, 2021 03:20 AM

Cadence Accelerates Intelligent SoC Development with Comprehensive On-Device Tensilica AI Platform

Business Wire -- The comprehensive Cadence Tensilica AI Platform delivers scalable, energy-efficient on-device to edge AI processing to accelerate AI SoC development.

September 14, 2021 03:15 AM

September 11, 2021

Tiny common-mode filters halve footprint

Aspencore -- EDN - TDK's TCM0403M miniature common-mode filters are 58% smaller and 56% lighter than the company's TCM0605 series. Aimed at mobile devices, such as wearables and smartphones, these thin-film devices reduce noise and improve wireless signal reception...

September 11, 2021 03:35 AM

Microcontrollers add HMI functions

Aspencore -- EDN - RX671 32-bit MCUs bring touch sensing and voice recognition capabilities for contactless operation to the RX600 microcontroller family from Renesas. Based on an RXv3 CPU core operating at 120 MHz, the RX671 series integrates flash memory that delivers...

September 11, 2021 03:34 AM

5G Transition Drives IoT Security Market

Aspencore -- EETimes - The seemingly endless series of network security breaches is likely to grow worse as more smart devices are linked via the Internet of Things. Those evolving threats are expected to drive the market for IoT security services to new heights by...

September 11, 2021 02:03 AM

Charger 16 Click

Electronics -- MikroElektronika - Charger 16 Click is a compact add-on board that represents a single-cell battery charger. This board features the LT1571, a constant-current/constant-voltage battery charger with preset vo [...]

September 11, 2021 12:21 AM

September 10, 2021

IoT cellular connections to reach 3 billion by 2026

Media -- Electronics360 - Increased demand is being seen from a variety of industries.

September 10, 2021 11:31 PM

Foxconn to make SiC components at 6-inch fab for EV, solar apps

Media -- DIGITIMES - Foxconn (Hon Hai) Technology Group has disclosed that at its newly-acquired 6-inch wafer fab in Hsinchu, northern Taiwan, the company will be making SiC components and IR MEMS sensors and kick off the development of GaN devices.

September 10, 2021 11:30 PM

TE Connectivity's Mezalok connector delivers high speed with low force

Media -- Electronics Maker - The HSLF XMC connector delivers 32+ Gb/s with a lower extraction force

TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, introduces its Mezalok High-Speed Low-Force (HSLF) XMC...

September 10, 2021 08:22 PM

Design inside the cloud: From components to boards to EDA tools

Aspencore -- EDN - Cloud computing is taking component selection, configuration and testing to the next level, and it's apparent from the recent enhancements made in the Lab on the Cloud platform launched by Renesas. The new GUI features and design parameters allow...

September 10, 2021 12:06 AM

Xilinx Expands Versal Family to Mil-Aero Apps

Aspencore -- EETimes - Xilinx Inc. is expanding the market reach of its Versal family based on its adaptive compute acceleration platform, or ACAP, to include aerospace and military-grade devices that bring AI and machine learning capabilities to satellites and defense.


September 10, 2021 12:00 AM

September 09, 2021

TI to add machine learning to codeless brushless motor drivers

Media -- eeNews Europe - Codeless real time control in the 70W MCF8316A and MCT8316A BLDC motor drivers enables engineers to spin up quieter BLDC motors in less than 10 minutesTexas Instruments is planning to add machine learning to its latest family of...

September 09, 2021 09:22 PM

Wrestling With Analog At 3nm

Media -- Semiconductor Engineering - Analog engineers are facing big challenges at 3nm, forcing them to come up with creative solutions to a widening set of issues at each new process node. Still, these problems must be addressed, because no digital chip will...

September 09, 2021 09:13 PM

September 08, 2021

Gallium Nitride - Gate Drive Solutions For CoolGaN 600V HEMTs

Media -- Semiconductor Engineering - This paper explains the gate drive requirements for Infineon's CoolGaN 600 V e-mode HEMTs. Various driving solutions are discussed, ranging from the standard RC-coupled driver to a new differential drive concept utilizing dedicated...

September 08, 2021 09:51 PM

Designing High-Performance Electronics For Today's Hyperconnected Systems

Media -- Semiconductor Engineering - With the rapid evolution of hyperconnected devices that are managing constant and near-instantaneous data from anywhere and at any time, designing at each new technology node must overcome design and integration complexity....

September 08, 2021 09:45 PM

Cadence and Samsung Accelerate 3nm Mixed-Signal Silicon

Business Wire -- Cadence announced that it has collaborated with Samsung to deliver MSOA-ready PDK tech files that support technologies from 28FDS to GAA base 3nm.

September 08, 2021 09:00 PM

The 58th Design Automation Conference Advance Registration is Now Open for the December Gathering

Business Wire -- The 58th Design Automation Conference Advance Registration is Now Open for the December Gathering

September 08, 2021 08:59 PM

Has the time for embedded FPGA (eFPGA) IP finally come?

Aspencore -- EDN - The embedded FPGA (eFPGA) business is starting to make waves by providing flexibility and support for artificial intelligence (AI) workloads. While integrating FPGA functionality into system-on-chip (SoC) designs, eFPGAs allow designers to define...

September 08, 2021 02:35 AM

September 07, 2021

Researchers realize a spin field-effect transistor at room temperature

Life -- Phys.org - A crucial goal of spintronics research is to coherently manipulate electron spins at room temperature using electrical current. This is particularly valuable as it would enable the development of numerous devices, including spin field-effect...

September 07, 2021 11:11 PM

Ambient 10 Click

Electronics -- MikroElektronika - Ambient 10 Click is a compact add-on board used to sense the amount of the present ambient light. This board features the APDS-9006-020, analog-output ambient light photosensor fr [...]

September 07, 2021 11:09 PM

EMC Components: TDK announces new miniaturized, common-mode filters for high-temperature automotive applications

Electronics -- EPCOS - TDK Corporation today announced the development of its KCZ1210AH series of miniaturized common-mode filters for automotive applications. The series is extremely compact, measuring 1.25 (L) x 1.0 (W) x 0.5 mm (H), which contributes to a smaller...

September 07, 2021 11:09 PM

From Electromechanical Relays to robust semiconductor solutions: Solid-State Relays with optimized SJ FET technology

Media -- eeNews Europe - Learn how advancements in superjunction FET technology enable highly cost-efficient, low RDS(on), high voltage MOSFETS. Read how Infineon with the introduction of its latest CoolMOS(tm) S7 superjunction power MOSFETs...

September 07, 2021 10:24 PM

Fabs Drive Deeper Into Machine Learning

Media -- Semiconductor Engineering - Advanced machine learning is beginning to make inroads into yield enhancement methodology as fabs and equipment makers seek to identify defectivity patterns in wafer images with greater accuracy and speed.

Each month a wafer...

September 07, 2021 10:21 PM

New Memories Add New Faults

Media -- Semiconductor Engineering - New non-volatile memories (NVM) bring new opportunities for changing how we use memory in systems-on-chip (SoCs), but they also add new challenges for making sure they will work as expected.

These new memory types - primarily...

September 07, 2021 10:21 PM

Wind River Appoints Microsoft Executive Avijit Sinha as Chief Product Officer

Business Wire -- Wind River(r), a global leader in delivering software for intelligent systems, today announced the appointment of seasoned Microsoft(r) executive Avijit Sinha to Chief Product Officer. Sinha will drive the company's product strategy, product management...

September 07, 2021 08:54 PM