Woodstock Wire: EE Wire

April 12, 2021

New Intel Processors Accelerate 5G Network Transformation

Electronics -- Intel - What's New: Intel today launched its newest 3rd Gen Intel(r) Xeon(r) Scalable processor (code-named "Ice Lake"), including new network-optimized "N-SKUs" along with verified solution blueprints that accelerate time to market. New "N-SKUs" deliver...

April 12, 2021 11:44 PM

How to build resilience into your IoT architecture

SupplyChain -- Software AG - Things are never so bad they can't be made worse, as was discovered by a prospective customer recently.

April 12, 2021 04:46 PM

World's Best Automotive -80 V P-Channel MOSFET

Media -- eBOM - Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) introduced the world's best AEC-Q101 qualified p-channel -80 V TrenchFET(r) MOSFET. With the lowest on-resistance of any -80 V p-channel device, the new Vishay Siliconix SQJA81EP increases power density...

April 12, 2021 04:43 PM

Advantech and AWS to offer combined benefits of IIoT technologies

Media -- eBOM - Advantech, a global leader in Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), collaborates with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to deliver outstanding solutions. Customers will uniquely benefit from the pre-integration of Advantech's WISE-EdgeLink technology and...

April 12, 2021 04:41 PM

Teledyne e2v confirms VNIR-SWIR detector supply contract for CHIME Copernicus mission

Electronics -- E2V - UK-based Teledyne e2v's Space Imaging group signs contract with aerospace, defence and security company Leonardo to supply a specialized image sensor for the Hyperspectral Imager HSI on-board the Copernicus Hyperspectral Imaging Mission for the...

April 12, 2021 04:30 AM

How to reduce EMI and shrink power-supply size with an integrated active EMI filter

Electronics -- TI - Power House - This technical article is co-authored by Tim Hegarty

Design engineers working on low-electromagnetic interference (EMI) applications typically face two major challenges: the need to reduce the EMI of their designs while also shrinking...

April 12, 2021 04:30 AM

Caught on Camera: Rethinking IoT Security

Infosec -- The Akamai Blog - We all know that we're on camera pretty much constantly -- most coffee shops, convenience stores, and even offices employ security cameras for protection. But what happens when those devices built to keep us safe become unsafe?

Hacks...

April 12, 2021 02:48 AM

April 11, 2021

ASIC reference design aimed at Functional Safety apps contains independent FuSa monitor

Media -- EE World - Sondrel has announced the second in its family of reference designs for ASICs that provide a framework to support a customer's own IP, which results in a faster time to market and lower risk. The SFA250A is aimed at Functional Safety (FuSa)...

April 11, 2021 03:31 AM

Open Source FPGA Launches Foundation to Accelerate Widespread Adoption of Programmable Logic

Business Wire -- The Open Source FPGA Foundation today announces its formation as a nonprofit organization focused on accelerating worldwide awareness and widespread adoption of open source FPGA technology. The OSFPGA Foundation will work to democratize and promote...

April 11, 2021 03:04 AM

Now Available at Crowd Supply: board::mini, an Open-Source Vehicle Hacking Platform

Media -- Electronic Engineering Journal - Crowd Supply, the leading product development platform connecting hardware creators with early adopters and enthusiastic backers, announces the launch of board::mini, an open-source platform built specifically...

April 11, 2021 12:29 AM

April 10, 2021

Collaboration looks to accelerate hyperscale computing SoC design

Media -- New Electronics - Cadence Design Systems has revealed that it has optimised the Cadence digital 20.1 full flow for Samsung Foundry's advanced-process technologies down to 4nm.

April 10, 2021 11:46 PM

April 09, 2021

Fast track to an ISO 26262 ADAS chip with Functional Safety already built in

Media -- Electronic Engineering Journal - Sondrel has announced the second in its family of reference designs for ASICs that provide a framework to support a customer's own IP, which results in a faster time to market and lower risk....

April 09, 2021 02:49 AM

Kerlink IoT Gateways Compatible with Helium Network, One of the World's 1st Peer-to-Peer Wireless LoRaWAN(r) Networks

Media -- Electronic Engineering Journal - Thorigne-Fouillard, France - April 8, 2021, 8.30 a.m. CEST - Kerlink (AKLK - FR0013156007), a specialist in solutions dedicated to the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced its industrial-grade indoor Wirnet iFemtoCell,...

April 09, 2021 02:49 AM

How Do IoT Devices Communicate

Media -- ELE Times - Internet of Things (IoT) devices communicate is dozens of different ways, using hundreds of different protocols. That's because how they communicate depends on what they are, where they are, what other devices and systems they need to talk...

April 09, 2021 02:47 AM

Backend firms see persistently strong demand for MCUs

Media -- DIGITIMES - Backend firms including ASE Technology, Greatek Electronics, Lingsen Precision Industries and Orient Semiconductor Electronics (OSE) continue to enjoy strong packaging demand for MCUs used in diverse applications ranging from consumer electronics,...

April 09, 2021 02:44 AM

PCB Design Rules For Electromagnetic Compatibility

Media -- Semiconductor Engineering - When it comes to electromagnetic interference (EMI) and printed circuit boards (PCBs), rules are not meant to be broken. Following some simple guidelines for electromagnetic compatibility when designing PCBs will save time...

April 09, 2021 02:42 AM

Siemens introduces PCBflow

Media -- New Electronics - Siemens has introduced PCBflow, a cloud-based software solution which looks to bridge the gap between the electronics design and manufacturing ecosystems.

April 09, 2021 02:39 AM

USB proliferation of capabilities and compatibilities

Media -- EE World - USB4 represents a significant change from past standards from the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF). USB4 is based on the Thunderbolt 3 protocol. Support of Thunderbolt 3 interoperability is required on all ports for USB4 docks. It is required...

April 09, 2021 02:38 AM

TI Claims an Industry First-a DC/DC Controller With an Integrated Active EMI Filter

Media -- All About Circuits - All About Circuits sat down with Texas Instruments to hear firsthand about the company's efforts to help engineers achieve low-EMI power designs-without compromising size or performance.

April 09, 2021 02:37 AM

April 07, 2021

Cypress Extends Licensing of SEGGER's Embedded File System emFile to Include PSoC 6

Media -- eBOM - Semiconductor manufacturer Cypress, a subsidiary of German chipmaker Infineon, has extended its licensing for SEGGER's emFile embedded file system to its latest hardware platform PSoC 6.

The PSoC 6 provides a secure solution for IoT development...

April 07, 2021 08:30 PM

DC/DC controllers come with an integrated active EMI filter

Media -- New Electronics - Texas Instruments (TI) has introduced a family of synchronous DC/DC buck controllers that enable engineers to shrink the size of the power-supply solution and lower its electromagnetic interference (EMI).

April 07, 2021 06:08 PM

Formal Verification Experiences

Media -- Semiconductor Engineering - Several companies have used formal verification to perform silicon bug hunting. That is one of the most advanced usages of formal verification. It is a complex process that includes incorporating multiple sources of information...

April 07, 2021 06:06 PM

Eurotech teams for IIoT security

Media -- eeNews Europe - Eurotech agreement with GlobalSign extends IIoT security with 'solid device attestation' using Infineon's Optiga technology Italian embedded board and system developer Eurotech has signed a deal with GlobalSign in the US to embed...

April 07, 2021 05:57 PM

Cadence unveils next-generation Palladium Z2 and Protium X2 systems

Media -- New Electronics - Cadence Design Systems has announced the Palladium Z2 Enterprise Emulation and Protium X2 Enterprise Prototyping systems that are intended to be able to handle increasing system design complexity and time-to-market pressures.

April 07, 2021 05:09 PM

How Do Machines Learn?

Media -- Semiconductor Engineering - We depend, or hope to depend, on machines, especially computers, to do many things, from organizing our photos to parking our cars. Machines are becoming less and less "mechanical" and more and more "intelligent." Machine learning...

April 07, 2021 02:06 AM

Sharing Secure Chip Data For Analytics

Media -- Semiconductor Engineering - New approaches and standards are being developed to securely share manufacturing and test data across the supply chain, moves that have long been considered critical to the reliability of end devices and faster time to yield...

April 07, 2021 02:02 AM

As Chips Scale Down, Leakage Current Goes Up. How Are Developers Responding?

Media -- All About Circuits - Leakage current is yet another hurdle as Moore's law marches on. Manufacturing techniques, design methods, and research projects are taking on the challenge.

April 07, 2021 02:01 AM

Cadence boosts its emulation and verification systems

Media -- eeNews Europe - Cadence Design Systems has launched a new version of its Palladium and Protium silicon emulation and verification design tools.The Palladium Z2 Enterprise Emulation and Protium X2 Enterprise systems have been updated to address...

April 07, 2021 02:00 AM

Siemens introduces PCBflow, a secure, cloud-based solution for accelerating design-to-manufacturing handoff for printed circuit boards

Media -- EDACafe - - Industry-first solution enables secure collaboration between printed circuit board (PCB) designers and manufacturers

April 07, 2021 01:57 AM

Chip vs. PIFA: Selecting the Right Antenna for a Booming IoT Medical Industry

Media -- All About Circuits - Amidst a burgeoning medical device market, choosing the correct IoT antenna means balancing competing requirements, including frequency of operation, PCB space, and cost.

April 07, 2021 01:57 AM

How Can IoT Safeguard Roads and Manage Traffic?

Media -- ELE Times - For decades, technology has played a vital role in Traffic management and Road safety, starting from the old traffic lights to the traditional speed cameras, technology and electronics were always the prime sponsors for an efficient no traffic...

April 07, 2021 01:54 AM

April 05, 2021

Synopsys Extends Market Leadership in Verification Hardware with Performance and Enterprise Scalability Innovations

PR Newswire -- Highlights: Fastest performance for software development and system validation with 20-50 MHz for complex SoCs and up to 500 MHz for interface IP Highest debug productivity through innovative system architecture with 4x signal capture...

April 05, 2021 06:12 PM

Diamond Enables Thermal Management in High Power Electronics

Aspencore -- Power Electronics - Diafilm TM220 is a chemical vapour deposition (CVD) diamond thermal grade that offers industrial users thermal conductivity in excess of 2200 W/mK. Element Six (E6) launched this new solution in 2019 and, in an interview with Power...

April 05, 2021 05:46 PM

Using the Analog Discovery 2 to Debug Different Motor Controllers

Media -- ELE Times - This project presents how to create and run an automated test written in C to debug an H-Bridge DC motor controller and a stepper motor controller with Digilent Analog Discovery 2 Logic Analyzer, Static I/O, Voltmeter, and Pattern Generator.

Digilent...

April 05, 2021 05:20 PM

Diodes Inc. introduced 8-port PCIe 3.0 packet switch to provide design flexibility and energy-saving features

Media -- SemiMedia - Diodes Incorporated has introduced the PI7C9X3G808GP, a PCIe(r) 3.0 packet switch capable of delivering the elevated performance parameters mandated by modern data center, cloud computing, network-attached storage (NAS) and telecom infrastructure...

April 05, 2021 05:19 PM

World's Smallest Micro-Mirror Scanning Technology from STMicroelectronics Chosen for Intel RealSense(tm) High-Resolution LiDAR Depth Camera L515

Media -- ELE Times - STMicroelectronics has developed a tiny MEMS mirror with Intel enabling spatial scanning of an environment. Intel developed a LiDAR system based on this micro-mirror, providing high-resolution scanning for industrial applications such as robotic...

April 05, 2021 05:19 PM

Power distribution network integrity in embedded systems - Part 1

Media -- EE World - Welcome to this Virtual Interview on power distribution network (PDN) integrity in embedded systems. We are here today with Heidi Barnes (HB), Senior Application Engineer for PathWave EDA for High-Speed Digital with Keysight Technologies. The...

April 05, 2021 04:57 PM

April 04, 2021

Microcontroller-Agnostic Industrial IoT

EE -- Circuit Cellar - Like nearly all industry events over the past 9 to 10 months, this year's Embedded Tech Trends was held virtually. It was good to see the faces-via Zoom-of all my old friends in the embedded boards industry and in the technology media....

April 04, 2021 10:00 PM

April 03, 2021

Embedded-vision-optimized FPGAs optimized for automotive applications

Media -- EE World - Lattice Semiconductor Corporation expanded its award-winning Lattice Crosslink-NX family with new FPGAs specified for automotive applications such as advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems. The new...

April 03, 2021 07:49 PM

How to choose the right development kits for smart(er) IoT solutions

Aspencore -- IoT Times - Designers face big challenges in IoT projects, driving the need for development kit and platform solutions that speed up design and deliver greater security.

Smart IoT networks of...

April 03, 2021 03:54 AM

April 02, 2021

How to Build a Resilient IoT Framework

Infosec -- Dark Reading - For all of their benefits, IoT devices weren't built with security in mind -- and that can pose huge challenges.

April 02, 2021 05:57 PM

GaN ePower Stage IC-Based Inverter for Battery-Powered Motor Drive Applications

Electronics -- EPC - GaN transistors and ICs allow increasing power density in motor drive applications by eliminating electrolytic capacitors in the input filter. The superior switching behavior of GaN helps to remove ...

April 02, 2021 05:50 PM

April 01, 2021

Solution for Cross-Conduction in Half-Bridge GaN Applications

Aspencore -- Power Electronics - In order to receive a harmoniously synchronizing bidirectional current control in a rectified manner, it is necessary in half- and full-bridge GaN applications to have complementary driving signals. To avoid cross-conduction, deadtime...

April 01, 2021 07:22 PM

4 Forces Changing Automotive Electronics Systems

Aspencore -- EETimes - This column is an overview of key driving forces that are changing automotive electronics systems.

The figure below summarizes my views of the most important technologies changing automotive technologies. I used an earlier version of this figure...

April 01, 2021 07:22 PM

New Los Alamos technology detects thermal neutrons in aircraft

Life -- Phys.org - A new technology developed by Los Alamos National Laboratory and Honeywell is providing needed atmospheric environment information to the aerospace industry. The device, called TinMan, has quantified the number of thermal neutrons, particles...

April 01, 2021 06:45 PM

Want to Learn AI? But Where to Go?

Media -- Electronic Engineering Journal - I once worked for a large computer manufacturer that considered itself to be a "big cheese" in its headquarters' hometown. For some reason, the folks who donned the undergarments of authority and strode the corridors of...

April 01, 2021 06:42 PM

Renesas Simplifies Safe and Power-Efficient Sensor-Less Brushless DC Motor Control Design for Industrial and Home Appliances

Business Wire -- Renesas simplifies safe, power-efficient sensor-less BLDC motor control design for industrial and home appliances with new system-in-package solutions

April 01, 2021 05:23 PM

What is Transistor?

Media -- ELE Times - A transistor is a type of semiconductor device that can be used to both conduct and insulate electric current or voltage. A transistor basically acts as a switch and an amplifier. In simple words, we can say that a transistor is a miniature...

April 01, 2021 04:56 PM

Renesas' new motor control IC simplifies safe and power-efficient sensor-less brushless DC motor control design for industrial and home appliances

Media -- SemiMedia - Renesas Electronics today expanded its motor control solutions portfolio with two system-in-package (SiP) solutions to simplify brushless DC (BLDC) motor control design for a wide range of cordless battery-powered applications such as power...

April 01, 2021 04:54 PM

New STM32WB Wireless Microcontrollers from STMicroelectronics Deliver Affordable Convenience and Performance

Media -- Electronics Maker - STMicroelectronics has extended its STM32WB* Bluetooth(r) LE microcontroller (MCU) offering with new devices that combine entry-level features with extra power savings for longer-lasting performance.

April 01, 2021 04:52 PM