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July 23, 2021

North American PCB Industry Sales Up 6.3 Percent in June

Aspencore -- EPS News - IPC announced today the June 2021 findings from its North American Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Statistical Program. The book-to-bill ratio stands at 1.15.

Total North American PCB shipments in June 2021 were up 6.3 percent compared to the same...

July 23, 2021 05:20 PM

Dialog's Zero Voltage Switching Enables High Power Density for Power Supplies

Aspencore -- EETimes Europe - Dialog Semiconductor has announced the availability of its digital Zero Voltage Switching (ZVS) chipset to enable the development of high-power density power supplies of over 100 W in a small size. The current challenge in AC/DC converters...

July 23, 2021 05:18 PM

A fully-managed cloud service for a wireless IoT gateway design

Aspencore -- EDN - Fully-managed cloud services enable rapid evaluation, prototyping, and development of the Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity applications, and the COT Smart IoT Gateway developed by Cloud of Things is the latest manifestation of this design evolution....

July 23, 2021 05:14 PM

Hybrid IGBTs with Built-In SiC Diode

Aspencore -- Power Electronics - ROHM has developed Hybrid IGBTs with integrated 650V SiC Schottky barrier diode, the RGWxx65C series (RGW60TS65CHR, RGW80TS65CHR, RGW00TS65CHR). The devices are qualified under the AEC-Q101 automotive reliability standard. They are...

July 23, 2021 05:13 PM

Dual-timer-based system provides contactless water-dispensing solution

Aspencore -- EDN - Contactless washbasin taps that can dispense water without the risk of communicating diseases can play an important role in the battle against the COVID-19 virus. At present, most of the world's washbasin taps are hand operated, but this Design...

July 23, 2021 05:13 PM

SiTime MEMS Oscillators Support Square Point-of-Sale Products

Business Wire -- SiTime MEMS Oscillators Support Square Point-of-Sale Products

July 23, 2021 03:58 PM

July 20, 2021

Using Less Helium Is Good Business

Electronics -- Lam Research - Helium gas is increasingly in short supply. While consumers may be most familiar with it for use in filling balloons, it is used much more heavily in a variety of industrial processes - including semiconductor fabrication. As a result of...

July 20, 2021 03:21 AM

ROHM launches new hybrid IGBT with built-in SiC diode

Media -- SemiMedia - ROHM recently launched hybrid IGBTs with integrated 650V SiC Schottky barrier diode, the RGWxx65C series (RGW60TS65CHR, RGW80TS65CHR, RGW00TS65CHR). The devices are qualified under the AEC-Q101 automotive reliability standard. They are ideal...

July 20, 2021 03:14 AM

July 18, 2021

Power Supply Design Notes: Your First Boost Converter

Aspencore -- Power Electronics - Boost converters are useful devices for designers because they solve a number of power problems at low, medium and high voltages. If it is necessary to reach a certain voltage, which might be higher then the one available, a voltage...

July 18, 2021 05:52 AM

An open-source emergency ventilator design with battery backup

Aspencore -- EDN - As COVID-19 spread in early 2020, the global shortage of emergency ventilators was one of the biggest concerns. The increasing demand for ventilators meant they would soon be out of supply, so a team of design engineers at Monolithic Power Systems...

July 18, 2021 05:51 AM

UCAP Power Acquires Assets from Maxwell Technologies

Aspencore -- EPS News - UCAP Power, Inc., a leading developer of ultracapacitor-based power solutions, today announced it has completed the purchase of Maxwell Technologies Korea, the Korean-based ultracapacitor business, as well as other related assets including...

July 18, 2021 05:45 AM

Load level versus power efficiency: Not always easy to figure

Aspencore -- EDN - Even simple, single-function products can start us thinking about bigger design issues. For instance, nearly all designers must cope with the challenge of providing a power supply that can function efficiently at both the average system power needs...

July 18, 2021 05:43 AM

New mechanism of superconductivity discovered in graphene

Life -- Phys.org - Superconductivity is a physical phenomenon where the electrical resistance of a material drops to zero under a certain critical temperature. Bardeen-Cooper-Schrieffer (BCS) theory is a well-established explanation that describes superconductivity...

July 18, 2021 05:07 AM

LS1028ARDB-PA from NXP has embraced the mikroBUS standard(tm)

Electronics -- MikroElektronika - Today we present you - LS1028ARDB-PA development board. This is the 13th development board from NXP that has embraced the mikroBUS standard(tm).

Our business relationship with NXP is continuing t [...]

July 18, 2021 04:35 AM

MIKROE's FUSION development board covers all Microchip PICs

Media -- New Electronics - MikroElektronika (MIKROE), an embedded solutions company, has launched FUSION for PIC v8, offering universal support for PIC, dsPIC, PIC24, PIC32 microcontrollers on one board.

July 18, 2021 02:13 AM

Xilinx Brings AI to FPGA EDA

Media -- Electronic Engineering Journal - For decades, FPGA companies have been bragging about how their devices can be used to accelerate all sorts of compute-intensive functions, and they have built a large market for themselves convincing design teams that...

July 18, 2021 02:05 AM

July 14, 2021

Development board supports all Microchip PIC microcontrollers

Media -- eeNews Europe - The Fusion development board from MikroE for Microchip PIC v8 includes Wi-Fi debugging, Click peripheral sockets, SiBRAIN MCU sockets and display options

MikroElektronika in Serbia has launched a development board that supports all...

July 14, 2021 03:56 PM

Cadence and UMC collaborate on 22ULP/ULL reference flow certification

Media -- New Electronics - Cadence Design Systems and the semiconductor foundry, UMC, have announced that the Cadence digital full flow has been optimised and certified for the UMC 22ULP/ULL process technologies to accelerate consumer, 5G and automotive application...

July 14, 2021 03:49 PM

5G networks will require vast numbers of small cell antennas to support IOT

SupplyChain -- DC Velocity - IDTechEx report forecasts that that 45 million 5G small cells will be installed in public areas by 2031.

July 14, 2021 03:25 PM

July 13, 2021

How to transfer high-resolution video data over a single wire in machine vision-based applications

Electronics -- TI - Analog Wire - Artificial intelligence (AI) is fundamentally changing the capabilities of machine vision and imaging applications. AI enables increased accuracy and sensitivity in the real-time...

July 13, 2021 04:12 PM

PiSugar S brings battery power to Raspberry Pi devices for less than $30

Tech -- Liliputing - The Raspberry Pi line of computers are small, energy-efficient, and inexpensive. That makes them easy to use in places where you might not be able to fit a larger desktop computer. But if you want to use them for mobile projects, you need...

July 13, 2021 03:55 PM

July 12, 2021

5 ways high-performance MCUs are reshaping the industry

Electronics -- TI - ConnecTIng Wirelessly - Advances in automated factories and smart vehicles require advanced networking capabilities, real-time processing, analytics at the edge and more advanced motor-control topologies. These...

July 12, 2021 05:40 PM

H-Bridge Driver Click

Electronics -- MikroElektronika - H-Bridge Driver Click is a compact add-on board that contains an H-bridge gate driver, also known as a full-bridge pre-driver. This board features the MC33883, an H-Bridge gate driver with [...]

July 12, 2021 03:57 PM

VSWR and impedance, Part 4: Measurements

Media -- EE World - Understanding the role and implications of impedance in RF transmission lines and antennas is vital to successful system performance.

The previous section looked at the basics of VSWR. This section looks at two approaches to measuring impedance...

July 12, 2021 03:22 PM

No Safety Without Dependable Security In Automotive Designs

Media -- Semiconductor Engineering - The cyber threat faced by the automotive industry reached public awareness in 2015, when a "White Hat" research team commandeered the control electronics of a target vehicle at freeway speeds. Subsequently published details...

July 12, 2021 03:18 PM

Chipmakers Getting Serious About Integrated Photonics

Media -- Semiconductor Engineering - Integrating photonics into semiconductors is gaining traction, particularly in heterogeneous multi-die packages, as chipmakers search for new ways to overcome power limitations and deal with increasing volumes of data.


July 12, 2021 03:18 PM

Air Flow Click

Electronics -- MikroElektronika - Air Flow Click is a compact add-on board that contains a flow-based 2-in-1 differential pressure sensor. This board features the LHDULTRAM012UB3, LHD ULTRA series micro-flow differential [...]

July 12, 2021 03:40 AM

Maintain a degree of control in your IoT device

Aspencore -- EDN - The recent heat wave in Texas spotlighted a potential sore point in how IoT vendors handle control issues. When the electric companies reached through the network to alter smart thermostat settings, thousands of users had their awareness raised...

July 12, 2021 01:33 AM

July 11, 2021

ADAS Sensors Create a Cleaning Nightmare

Aspencore -- EETimes - The unintended consequence of equipping cars with multiple types of sensors for driver assistance or for autonomous driving is that automakers are almost certainly going to have to add yet more subsystems to keep those sensors clear of obstructions.


July 11, 2021 11:47 PM

Zuken's CR-8000 2021 Advances Early Design Analysis and Reuse Functionality

Media -- Electronic Engineering Journal - Zuken is releasing the latest edition of CR-8000, focusing on analysis and reuse. The CR-8000 2021 release features more than 150 enhancements across the tool suite ranging from...

July 11, 2021 10:45 PM

Lower Power Chips: What To Watch Out For

Media -- Semiconductor Engineering - Low-power design in advanced nodes and advanced packaging is becoming a multi-faceted, multi-disciplinary challenge, where a long list of issues need to be solved both individually and in the context of other issues.

With each...

July 11, 2021 10:24 PM

ASIC/IC Verification Trends With A Focus On Factors Of Silicon Success

Media -- Semiconductor Engineering - At long last we come to the final installment of our four-part series presenting the findings of the Wilson Research Group Functional Verification 2020 study.

In this article we discuss verification trends in IC/ASIC language...

July 11, 2021 10:22 PM

Toshiba announces new photovoltaic-output photocoupler

Media -- eBOM - Toshiba Electronics Europe GmbH ("Toshiba") has launched a new photovoltaic-output photocoupler ("photovoltaic coupler") housed in a thin SO6L package measuring just 3.84mm x 10mm x 2.1mm, suitable for driving the gates of high-voltage power MOSFETs...

July 11, 2021 10:08 PM

Aldec launches its first RISC-V PolarFire FPGA emulation board

Media -- eeNews Europe - Aldec's TySOM-M Series of emulation boards targets low power and high security applications with five RISC-V coresDesign emulation specialist Aldec has launched its first board based around Microchip's low power PolarFire FPGA system...

July 11, 2021 10:07 PM

Cell Library Verification Using Symbolic Simulation

Media -- Semiconductor Engineering - Standard cell libraries have been a mainstay of chip design for many decades since the inception of logic synthesis and composition methodologies. Cell library IP typically contains Verilog models describing the cell functionality,...

July 11, 2021 09:52 PM

Lattice intros next Nexus FPGA as market change looms

Media -- FierceElectronics - Lattice intros next Nexus FPGA as market change looms

July 11, 2021 09:50 PM

SAE International and JEDEC Sign Standards Cooperation Agreement for Microelectronic Use in Aviation, Space and Defense

Business Wire -- SAE and JEDEC partner to define standards enabling the use of microelectronics in critical applications across aviation, space and defense sectors.

July 11, 2021 03:04 AM

July 06, 2021

VAV Press Click

Electronics -- MikroElektronika - VAV Press Click is a compact add-on board that contains a board-mount pressure sensor. This board features the LMIS025B, a low differential pressure sensor from TE Connectivity Measurement [...]

July 06, 2021 04:01 PM

PodChats for FutureIoT: Securing the Internet of Things

Tech -- FutureIoT - Internet of Things are devices that connect to the Internet. Some are sensors that collect telemetry data about their surroundings and relay it to a collecting device via a wired or wireless connection to the internet. Others not only monitor...

July 06, 2021 03:56 PM

Wireless M-Bus 101: Demystifying modes and regional application profiles

Electronics -- TI - ConnecTIng Wirelessly - Other Parts Discussed in Post: MIOTY, CC1310When designing wireless flow or electricity meters, you need to think about the meter's environment. Meters are often installed in alleyways, throughout large apartment buildings...

July 06, 2021 02:23 AM

mikromedia 4 for PIC Capacitive

Electronics -- MikroElektronika - This compact development board is designed as a complete solution for rapid development of multimedia and GUI-centric applications. It is rich with peripherals and has awesome graphics on a [...]

July 06, 2021 02:21 AM

CubeLogic has embraced the mikroBUS(tm) standard

Electronics -- MikroElektronika - USA1000 BoB Board, from CubeLogic, has embraced the mikroBUS standard(tm).

We hope that our business relationship with CubeLogic will continue to develop, and start to make a significant impact o [...]

July 06, 2021 02:18 AM

July 05, 2021

Rapid becomes Tektronix technical partner

Media -- New Electronics - The UK distributor, Rapid Electronics, has become a technical partner of Tektronix, a global supplier of test and measurement technology.

July 05, 2021 09:14 PM

Strategies for Deploying Xilinx's RFSoC Design Strategies

Media -- eeNews Europe - Xilinx's new RFSoC brings a powerful and unique solution for addressing some of the most demanding applications. This paper provides a look at how RFSoC compares to the current trends in A/D and D/A converters and how...

July 05, 2021 07:31 PM

July 04, 2021

Podcast: Can we get serious about cybersecurity now?

Aspencore -- IoT Times - In a recent episode of EETimes On Air, editor-in-chief Brian Santo spoke with Damon Small, a technical director at the NCC Group, about an article recently published to EETimes that covered the Colonial Pipeline attack a few weeks back.


July 04, 2021 03:04 AM

July 03, 2021

First hardware VVC/H.266 video decoder IP core

Media -- eeNews Europe - The AL-D320 core from Allegro DVT supports 8, 10 and 12-bit samples, chroma sampling of 4:2:0 and 4:2:2 and image resolutions and rates of up to 8K120 for the VVC/H.266 specificationFrench design house Allegro DVT has developed...

July 03, 2021 09:13 PM

Plans start for TSMC 2nm fab

Media -- eeNews Europe - Taiwan's Ministry of Science and Technology has discussed environmental issues around a proposed expansion of TSMC's Hsinchu operations to house a 2nm wafer fab.

The details of the meeting held online were reported by Taiwan's Commercial...

July 03, 2021 09:02 PM

Challenges In Developing A New Inferencing Chip

Media -- Semiconductor Engineering - Cheng Wang, CTO of Flex Logix, sat down with Semiconductor Engineering to explain the process of bringing an inferencing accelerator chip to market, from bring-up, programming and partitioning to tradeoffs involving speed and...

July 03, 2021 09:01 PM

IoT Security: Confusing And Fragmented

Media -- Semiconductor Engineering - Security regulations for Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices are evolving around the world, but there is no consistent set of requirements that can be applied globally - and there may never be.

What exists today is a patchwork...

July 03, 2021 09:01 PM

July 02, 2021

New Lattice CertusPro-NX General Purpose FPGAs

Media -- Components in Electronics - Lattice Semiconductor Corporation, the low power programmable leader, launched the Lattice CertusPro-NX general purpose FPGA family.

As the fourth device family based on the Lattice Nexus platform to be launched in just 18...

July 02, 2021 03:20 AM