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October 24, 2021

Minimize switching losses with ST's new power MOSFETs

Media -- eBOM - STMicroelectronics boosts efficiency, minimizing switching power losses with its new MDmesh K6 800V STPOWER MOSFETs.

The new super-junction STPOWER MDmesh K6 series enhances several key parameters to minimize system-power losses. It is especially...

October 24, 2021 11:31 PM

Multi-DRAM Memory Subsystems In SoCs

Media -- Semiconductor Engineering - Even with DRAM capacity going up with each generation of DRAM, the demand for memory densities by a variety of applications is growing at an even faster rate. To support these high memory densities and bus width requirements...

October 24, 2021 11:25 PM

Choosing A Gate Driver For Silicon Carbide MOSFETs

Media -- Semiconductor Engineering - If you are going to use a silicon carbide (SiC) MOSFET (Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor Field-Effect Transistor) in your next development, you will ask yourself: how do I develop the best gate driver for it?

The answer to this question...

October 24, 2021 11:25 PM

Architecting Interposers

Media -- Semiconductor Engineering - An interposer performs a similar function as a printed circuit board (PCB), but when the interposer is moved inside a package the impact is significant.

Neither legacy PCB nor IC design tools can fully perform the necessary...

October 24, 2021 11:24 PM

Ultra-low power MCUs optimized for space-constrained IoT applications

Media -- EE World - Renesas Electronics Corporation introduced a new Group within its 32-bit RA Family of microcontrollers (MCUs). The RA2E2 Group, based on the latest Arm Cortex-M23 core, offers a unique combination of extremely low power consumption, a set of...

October 24, 2021 11:22 PM

How can I achieve accurate gain error and drift with a switched-gain transimpedance amplifier?

Electronics -- TI - Analog Wire - Other Parts Discussed in Post: OPA3S328The transimpedance amplifier (TIA) is one of the most common circuits in the world of precision analog circuits. The dynamic range required of a single TIA can be quite a challenge, often spanning...

October 24, 2021 11:21 PM

Power Monitor Click

Electronics -- MikroElektronika - Power Monitor Click is a compact add-on board that represents an ultra-precise power monitoring solution. This board features the INA228, a digital power monitor with a 20-bit delta-sigma A [...]

October 24, 2021 11:20 PM

October 23, 2021

Chip scale packaging for IoT end point microcontroller range

Media -- eeNews Europe - Renesas has launched a range of 48MHz to 200MHz ARM M23 microcontrollers in chip scale packagingThe RA2E2 Group from Renesas Electronics is based on the latest ARM Cortex-M23 core with low power consumption, I3C peripherals for...

October 23, 2021 08:24 PM

MIKROE extends support for NXP microcontrollers

Media -- New Electronics - MikroElektronika (MIKROE), the embedded solutions company, has announced that its multi-architectural software development kit, mikroSDK 2.0, now supports 147 MCUs from embedded IC maker, NXP.

October 23, 2021 07:38 PM

High-Efficiency Class-D Stereo Audio Amplifier from Diodes Incorporated Saves Battery Power While Delivering Superior Sound Quality

Business Wire -- Diodes Incorporated (Nasdaq: DIOD) introduces the PAM8965 Class-D stereo audio power amplifier with an integrated synchronous boost converter. This high-efficiency device is targeted for use in AI-enabled speaker systems and portable musical instruments...

October 23, 2021 02:32 AM

October 19, 2021

Vibration monitoring sensors are self-powered

Aspencore -- EDN - The Fluke 3562 screening vibration sensor system boasts batteryless operation using thermoelectric or photovoltaic energy harvesters. Comprising hardware, software, and service, the system allows machine condition monitoring that is scalable to...

October 19, 2021 02:49 AM

October 18, 2021

MIKROE adds supports for NXP Kinesis MCUs to 'universal' mikroSDK software development kit

Media -- Electronic Engineering Journal - elgrade, Serbia October 12 2021: MikroElektronika (MIKROE), the embedded solutions company that dramatically cuts development time by providing innovative hardware and software products based on proven standards, has announced...

October 18, 2021 04:47 AM

Synopsys launches complete HBM3 IP and verification system

Media -- Electronics360 - The system is designed for artificial intelligence and machine learning applications.

October 18, 2021 04:46 AM

Cadence accelerates system innovation with Integrity 3D-IC Platform

Media -- Components in Electronics - Cadence Design Systems has announced the delivery of the Cadence Integrity 3D-IC platform, which is said to be the industry's first comprehensive, high-capacity 3D-IC platform that integrates 3D design planning, implementation...

October 18, 2021 04:42 AM

Precision voltage IC provides low drift in automotive applications

Media -- eBOM - Microchip's new Vref high-precision voltage reference IC provides very-low drift for extended-temperature automotive applications. The new device, which completes Microchip's family of Vref products, provides increased reliability and AEC-Q100...

October 18, 2021 04:36 AM

H-Bridge 9 Click

Electronics -- MikroElektronika - H-Bridge 9 Click is a compact add-on board that contains six MOSFET half-bridge outputs. This board features the L99UDL01, a six-channel half-bridge driver monolithic integrated circuit [...]

October 18, 2021 04:22 AM

Automotive-Compliant Switching LED Driver for Exterior Head Lamps and DRL Lamps

Globe Newswire -- Semiconductors - 55V Configurable Buck, Boost or Buck-Boost LED Driver with Dual Brightness Control 55V Configurable Buck, Boost or Buck-Boost LED Driver with Dual Brightness Control

October 18, 2021 04:11 AM

October 17, 2021

Headphone AMP Click

Electronics -- MikroElektronika - Headphone AMP Click is a compact add-on board that contains a stereo headphone amplifier. This board features the LM4811, Boomer(r) audio power amplifier capable of delivering 105mW per cha [...]

October 17, 2021 06:05 AM

Team develops sensitive new way of detecting transistor defects

Life -- Phys.org - Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and collaborators have devised and tested a new, highly sensitive method of detecting and counting defects in transistors-a matter of urgent concern to the semiconductor...

October 17, 2021 04:08 AM

October 11, 2021

Thermo 18 Click

Electronics -- MikroElektronika - Thermo 18 Click is a compact add-on board that provides an accurate temperature measurement. This board features the WSEN-TIDS, a silicon-based, high-precision digital temperature sensor wi [...]

October 11, 2021 09:48 PM

Cadence Accelerates System Innovation with Breakthrough Integrity 3D-IC Platform

Business Wire -- Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CDNS) today announced the delivery of the Cadence(r) Integrity(tm) 3D-IC platform, the industry's first comprehensive, high-capacity 3D-IC platform that integrates 3D design planning, implementation and system analysis...

October 11, 2021 09:41 PM

Green Hills Software Expands INTEGRITY Support to Include RISC-V Architecture

PR Newswire -- Green Hills Software, the worldwide leader in embedded safety and security, today announced the availability of its safety and security-critical INTEGRITY(r) real-time operating system (RTOS) for RISC-V. With this, electronics...

October 11, 2021 07:35 PM

Renesas to Support ISO/SAE 21434 Standard for Future Automotive Microcontrollers and System on Chip Devices

Media -- ELE Times - Renesas Electronics Corporation, a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, today announced its full commitment to meet the ISO/SAE 21434 road vehicles cybersecurity engineering international standard for its automotive microcontrollers...

October 11, 2021 06:32 PM

Intel's Neuromorphic Chip Gets A Major Upgrade

Electronics -- IEEE Spectrum - Many AIs may depend on things called neural networks, but there's very little about them that works in the way human and animal brains do. Intel has been experimenting with computers that think more like a brain does for several years...

October 11, 2021 01:44 AM

October 10, 2021

New EasyPACK(tm) 2B EDT2 power module for traction inverters up to 50 kW

Electronics -- Infineon - Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) introduces the automotive qualified EasyPACK(tm) 2B EDT2, a flexible and scalable half-bridge power module. Depending on inverter conditions, this 750 V...

October 10, 2021 05:40 AM

Vibro Motor 4 Click

Electronics -- MikroElektronika - Vibro Motor 4 Click is a compact add-on board that makes an ideal solution for adding simple haptic feedback in any design. This board features the G1040003D, a coin-sized linear resonant [...]

October 10, 2021 05:40 AM

Coil drivers address wireless charging apps

Media -- EE World - The AOZ32033AQI coil drivers from Alpha and Omega Semiconductor offers 30V, 11mOhm in a QFN3x3 package. AOZ32033AQI is an integrated half-bridge gate driver capable of driving high-side and low-side N-channel MOSFETs. It features SRC (Slew...

October 10, 2021 03:52 AM

October 09, 2021

Accel 18 Click

Electronics -- MikroElektronika - Accel 18 Click is a compact add-on board that contains an acceleration sensor. This board features the MC3419, a digital output 3-axis accelerometer with a feature set optimized for [...]

October 09, 2021 04:55 AM

GaN, MCUs Supply Data Center Power

Aspencore -- EETimes - Texas Instruments said its gallium nitride (GaN) technology and C2000 real-time microcontrollers have been coupled with Delta Electronics' power electronics expertise to create an enterprise server power supply unit (PSU) for data centers.

According...

October 09, 2021 04:32 AM

Why GaN technology is powering a smart future

Media -- eBOM - In a world where efficiency and power density are a priority, could GaN technologies offer a path to improved performance?

As the number of electronic products increases and demands for reduced energy consumption become ever more pressing, the...

October 09, 2021 03:41 AM

Design tool automatically generates IP blocks

Media -- eeNews Europe - GBT Technologies is developing EDA software to automate the generation of reusable intellectual property (IP) blocks used in chip designs.

The software tool will read process design rules, constraints, and detailed system specifications...

October 09, 2021 03:40 AM

4 free PCB design tools every PCB engineer should use

Media -- EE World - by Ken Ghadia, Production Manager, TechnoTronix

PCB manufacturing process is quite expensive and needs a diligent design tool to be used. There are several PCB designs tools available in the industry for free download.

It's always suggested...

October 09, 2021 03:21 AM

Wireless charging efficiency and flexibility with 70W High-Power chipsets

Media -- Evertiq - STMicroelectronics' STWLC98 integrated wireless power receiver delivers faster wireless charging and flexible charge sharing for diverse portable and mobile devices for home, office, industry, healthcare, and in-car applications. When combined...

October 09, 2021 12:23 AM

October 04, 2021

PartSim Tutorial: Simulating a Power Supply

Aspencore -- Power Electronics - PartSim is a web-based application that allows you to create and simulate electronic circuits online, without the need to install other software on your computer. In this article, we will continue our journey through the possibilities...

October 04, 2021 03:20 AM

FRAM 6 Click

Electronics -- MikroElektronika - FRAM 6 Click is a compact add-on board that contains highly reliable ferroelectric random access memory. This board features the CY15B102Q, a 2Mbit nonvolatile memory employing an advanced [...]

October 04, 2021 02:45 AM

Software runs power integrity analysis for analog, digital, mixed-signal IC designs of any size

Media -- EE World - The new mPower power integrity software for analog, digital and mixed signal IC designs is the industry's first and only IC power integrity verification solution to provide virtually unlimited scalability for analog, digital, and mixed signal...

October 04, 2021 02:19 AM

Chiplet Strategy is Key to Addressing Compute Density Challenges

Aspencore -- EETimes - Data center workloads are quickly evolving, demanding high compute density with varying mixes of compute, memory and IO capability. This is driving architectures that are moving away from a one-size-fits-all monolithic solution to disaggregated...

October 04, 2021 01:04 AM

October 03, 2021

One more board from Maker Factory has embraced the mikroBUS(tm) standard

Electronics -- MikroElektronika - Today we present you the SensorIO development board. This is the 3rd development board from Maker Factory that has embraced the mikroBUS standard(tm).



SensorIO is a powerful and versatile ARM Cor [...]

October 03, 2021 10:17 PM

SRAM 4 Click

Electronics -- MikroElektronika - SRAM 4 Click is a compact add-on board that contains highly reliable nonvolatile memory. This board features the CY14B512Q, a 512Kbit SRAM with a nonvolatile element in each memory cell [...]

October 03, 2021 10:12 PM

Bluespec, Inc. Releases Ultra-Low Footprint RISC-V Processor Family for Xilinx FPGAs, Offers Free Quick-Start Evaluation.

Media -- Design And Reuse - Bluespec, Inc. Releases Ultra-Low Footprint RISC-V Processor Family for Xilinx FPGAs, Offers Free Quick-Start Evaluation.

October 03, 2021 08:29 PM

TDK launches a new generation of MEMS barometric pressure sensor platform

Media -- SemiMedia - TDK Corporation announced the launch of the InvenSense ICP-20100 platfor, a new generation, feature-rich barometric pressure sensor, ideal for applications in smart phones, tablets, drones, and smart home appliances. With architectural innovations,...

October 03, 2021 08:27 PM

Here's a rundown on free layout/PCB software

Media -- EE World - There are dozens of free PCB-layout and schematic packages available on the Web. Often they are stripped-down versions of more complex packages available for licensing. Often, the process of upgrading from freeware to more sophisticated versions...

October 03, 2021 08:21 PM

Advanced Energy's LGA110D Delivers Best-in-class DC-DC Power Conversion With 30% Higher Power Density

Business Wire -- Advanced Energy introduces the Artesyn LGA110D, a 110 amp-rated, non-isolated digital point-of-load DC-DC converter.

October 03, 2021 07:40 PM

October 02, 2021

A Complex High-wire Act: Safety and Security in Embedded Systems

Aspencore -- EETimes - Embedded systems are now found in pretty-well every type of vehicle, machine, and device on which our economies, our day-to-day interactions, and our lives depend. They are fundamental to the operation of everything from high-speed trains and...

October 02, 2021 08:14 PM

Spin-Orbit-Torque Tackles MRAM Constraints

Aspencore -- EETimes - The next generation of embedded MRAM (magneto-resistive RAM) may boil down to changing the order of ingredients in the recipe.



Spin-orbit-torque (SOT) MRAM addresses the "trilemma" that Spin-transfer torque (STT) MRAM currently faces, said Antaios...

October 02, 2021 04:02 AM

September 28, 2021

Arduino, Bosch team for smallest AI sensor board

Media -- eeNews Europe - Arduino's smallest board to date uses sensors from Bosch Sensortec for the Nicla Sense MEArduino Pro and Bosch Sensortec have partnered on a small sensor board. The Nicla Sense ME is Arduino's smallest board to date and uses the...

September 28, 2021 03:27 AM

September 26, 2021

Cloud-connected lab expands remote design support

Aspencore -- EDN - Semiconductor supplier Renesas augments its Lab on the Cloud test environment with an enhanced GUI and 14 additional evaluation boards. More parameters for control and monitoring simplify the configuration and test process, while new sections in...

September 26, 2021 03:27 AM

BMW Secures Supply Chain with GaN Capacity Deal

Aspencore -- EETimes - GaN Systems has announced an agreement with BMW to secure GaN transistor capacity. The volumes offered are expected to ensure supply chain reliability for automotive suppliers. CEO Jim Witham noted in an interview that GaN Systems will provide...

September 26, 2021 03:24 AM

Discovering GaN for Power Design in Space - An Interview with Alex Lidow

Aspencore -- Power Electronics - Modern telecommunications satellites feature a construction that is meant to make the process of placing them in the correct orbit and enabling them to function more efficiently. A satellite is made up of a core section that houses...

September 26, 2021 03:24 AM