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October 25, 2020

New Sensor Integrated Within Dental Implants Monitors Bone Health

Electronics -- IEEE Spectrum - Scientists have created a new sensor that can be integrated within dental implants to passively monitor bone growth, bypassing the need for multiple x-rays of the jaw. The design is described in study published September...

October 25, 2020 12:07 AM

October 24, 2020

ASICLine Miners an Investment Opportunity

Globe Newswire -- ASICLine has quickly grabbed the attention of crypto investors around the world since the recent launch of its miners. The two 5nm ASIC miners https://asicline.com from the company website, FirstLine and PowerBox have been designed with the sole objective...

October 24, 2020 11:38 PM

Applied Materials and Besi to jointly develop chip integration technology

Media -- Evertiq - Applied Materials and BE Semiconductor Industries (Besi) says they aim to develop the industry's first complete and proven equipment solution for die-based hybrid bonding, an emerging chip-to-chip interconnect technology that enables heterogeneous...

October 24, 2020 09:57 PM

October 23, 2020

Basic design considerations for germicidal products in healthcare, air filtration

Aspencore -- EDN - Germicidal electrical equipment typically incorporates light to inactivate germs and viruses. It's accomplished by producing light output in a range that may render microbes non-infectious at a molecular level. They are used in healthcare facilities...

October 23, 2020 10:01 PM

DC/DC converters in SOIC-16 package feature medical-grade isolation

Aspencore -- Power Electronics - RECOM has set a new price-point standard for a high-isolation, high power density, 0.5W DC/DC converter in a true SMT IC package that can be handled and placed like other surface-mount devices. The R05CT05S has a nominal 5V input (4.5...

October 23, 2020 10:00 PM

Flex Logix' Edge AI Accelerator Battles Nvidia on Price-Performance

Aspencore -- EETimes - Flex Logix has launched its InferX X1 AI accelerator chip for edge systems, claiming it outperforms the Nvidia Jetson Xavier on popular object detection model Yolo v3 by 30%. The chip, which will be sampling next quarter, has also been priced...

October 23, 2020 09:58 PM

New Application Specific FET category to deliver optimized performance

Aspencore -- Power Electronics - Nexperia has responded to industry's demands to maximize performance by defining a new MOSFET product group. Application Specific FETs (ASFETs) feature MOSFETs with optimized parameters for specific applications. By focusing on individual...

October 23, 2020 09:58 PM

Industry's first low-noise buck converters with integrated ferrite-bead

Aspencore -- Power Electronics - Texas Instruments has introduced a new family of low-noise DC/DC switching regulators with integrated ferrite-bead compensation. The TPS62912 and TPS62913 offer low noise of 20 uVRMS for frequencies ranging from 100 Hz to 100 kHz and...

October 23, 2020 09:57 PM

Mentor partners with Arm to help customers optimize the functional verification of sophisticated, next-generation ICs

Media -- EDACafe - Mentor, a Siemens business, today announced a partnership with Arm(r) to help integrated circuit (IC) designers optimize and streamline the ...

October 23, 2020 03:17 PM

5 myths shattered about 48-V systems

Electronics -- TI - Behind the Wheel - Technology availability, market and environmental regulations, and infrastructure buildout are aligning to turn a long-forecasted future of full-electric vehicles (EVs) into reality. According to the International Energy Agency's...

October 23, 2020 02:18 AM

October 22, 2020

ASICLine releases 5nm ASIC Miners

Globe Newswire -- ASICLine Inc. is pleased to announce the official release of its new 5nm ASIC miners FirstLine and PowerBox. Both these multi-algorithm miners have been designed with the goal of ensuring lightning fast hash rate, maximum energy efficiency, and fastest...

October 22, 2020 08:46 PM

The ORBCOMM Platform Wins 2020 IoT Edge Computing Excellence Award

Globe Newswire -- Telecommunications - Recognized for innovation and leadership in driving the fast-growing, global IoT marketplace Recognized for innovation and leadership in driving the fast-growing, global IoT marketplace

October 22, 2020 08:45 PM

Microchip Acquires High-Level Synthesis Tool Provider LegUp to Simplify Development of PolarFire(r) FPGA-based Edge Compute Solutions

Globe Newswire -- Technology - Software engineers can now map applications coded in C/C++ directly into PolarFire FPGAs and SoCs that are the industry's lowest-power mid-range fabric solutions for acceleration Software engineers can now map applications coded in C/C++...

October 22, 2020 08:45 PM

Stretchable and self-healing conductors for soft electronics

Media -- EE World - The demand for soft and conformable electronics is rapidly building. The emerging applications for these next-generation electronic devices, including on-body, on-skin, and biomedical implants, generate high demand. Modern-day...

October 22, 2020 08:28 PM

Smart Backend Assembly Factory For Industry 4.0

Media -- Semiconductor Engineering - I recently spoke with Chan Pin CHONG, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Products and Solutions at Kulicke & Soffa, about how smart manufacturing is driving new production efficiencies in the semiconductor industry....

October 22, 2020 08:26 PM

80-V bidirectional dc/dc controllers supply constant voltage or constant current

Media -- EE World - Renesas Electronics Corporation announced a pair of innovative 80V DC/DC controllers that support the extra voltage margin needed for data center servers, 48V telecom, and rugged industrial equipment.

The ISL81801 buck-boost controller acts...

October 22, 2020 08:21 PM

October 21, 2020

Human Driver vs. Autonomous Vehicle Software - Which is better?

Aspencore -- IoT Times - One of the questions that remains unanswered when it comes to autonomous vehicle technology is whether or not AV software can match the capabilities of human drivers. We know that, as of today, AVs are useful for relatively simple driving...

October 21, 2020 08:27 PM

GaN transforms charger design

Aspencore -- Power Electronics - Gallium Nitride (GaN) switch technology has enabled advancement in the miniaturization of chargers and adapters. It allows the development of converters that can operate at high switching frequency than a circuit using equivalent silicon...

October 21, 2020 08:27 PM

Is the Biological Nutrient Cycle Possible for Electronics?

Aspencore -- EETimes - My last couple columns focused on describing and giving examples of a circular product (or component/material) lifecycle in electronics. The August column described both technical and biological "nutrient metabolisms." Today, just about all...

October 21, 2020 08:27 PM

High pressure is key for better optical fibers

Life -- Phys.org - Optical fiber data transmission can be significantly improved by producing the fibers, made of silica glass, under high pressure, researchers from Japan and the US report in the journal npj Computational Materials.

October 21, 2020 06:57 PM

Minimize noise and ripple with a low-noise buck converter

Electronics -- TI - Power House - Minimizing noise is a common challenge for engineers designing a power supply for noise-sensitive systems for test and measurement and radio applications, such as clocks, data converters or amplifiers. Although the term "noise" can...

October 21, 2020 05:12 PM

Can Two-dimensional Semiconductors Created Using Liquid Metals Forestall Moore's Law's Demise?

Electronics -- IEEE Spectrum - As the semiconductor industry witnesses the winding down of the expectation that the number of transistors that can be shoehorned into silicon microchips will double every couple of years, researchers are coming up with new ways to keep...

October 21, 2020 05:03 PM

Littelfuse TVS Diode Arrays Safeguard Consumer Electronics with 50 A High Surge Resistance

Media -- Electronics Maker - Ideal for Vbus, portable battery, and button/switch protection in consumer electronics, medical equipment



Littelfuse, Inc. (NASDAQ: LFUS), a global manufacturer of leading technologies in circuit...

October 21, 2020 04:22 PM

Maxim Integrated's Neural Network Accelerator Chip Enables IoT Artificial Intelligence

Media -- Electronics Maker - MAX78000 reduces energy consumption and latency by a factor of over 100 to enable complex embedded inference decisions at the IoT edge



The MAX78000 low-power neural network accelerated microcontroller...

October 21, 2020 04:21 PM

Renesas Unveils Industry's Highest Performance 80V Bidirectional Buck-Boost and Dual-Phase Buck DC/DC Controllers

Media -- eBOM - Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE:6723), a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, announced a pair of innovative 80V DC/DC controllers that support the extra voltage margin needed for data center servers, 48V telecom and rugged...

October 21, 2020 04:20 PM

Side Wettable Flanks For Leadless Automotive Packaging

Media -- Semiconductor Engineering - The MicroLeadFrame (MLF)/Quad Flat No-Lead (QFN) packaging solution is extremely popular in the semiconductor industry. It is used in applications ranging from consumer electronics and communications to those requiring high...

October 21, 2020 04:19 PM

Making Chips To Last Their Lifetime

Media -- Semiconductor Engineering - Chips are supposed to last their lifetime, but that expectation varies greatly depending upon the end market, whether the device is used for safety- or mission-critical applications, and even whether it can be easily replaced...

October 21, 2020 04:19 PM

Digital I2S outputs added to MEMS microphone line

Media -- EE World - CUI Devices' Audio Group announced the addition of digital I2S output models to its comprehensive line of MEMS microphones. The bottom port CMM-3526D-261-I2S-TR and top port CMM-4030D-261-I2S-TR are housed in extremely compact, low profile...

October 21, 2020 04:17 PM

MCUs integrate configurable analog/digital peripherals, mixed-signal development environment

Media -- EE World - Sensor-based Internet of Things (IoT) applications rely on a combination of analog functionality and digital control capability to meet a challenging list of requirements including low cost, small size, performance, and low power. Addressing...

October 21, 2020 04:17 PM

Software development tools certified for RISC-V use

Media -- EE World - IAR Systems further extends its strong tools offering for RISC-V by announcing a certified version of its development tools. The functional safety edition of IAR Embedded Workbench for RISC-V will be certified by TUV SUD according to the requirements...

October 21, 2020 04:15 PM

PCIe 4.0 NVMe 1.4 controllers optimized for Gen4 performance at low power consumption

Media -- EE World - Silicon Motion Technology Corporation announced a new portfolio of PCIe 4.0 NVMe 1.4 controller solutions to address performance, mainstream, and value SSD applications. The portfolio consists of SM2264 for performance, SM2267 for mainstream,...

October 21, 2020 04:14 PM

Dual-core multi-protocol MCUs boost Bluetooth LE 5.0, Zigbee 3.0, Thread connectivity

Media -- EE World - STMicroelectronics has expanded the STM32WB portfolio of dual-core multi-protocol microcontrollers (MCUs) by introducing the STM32WB35 and STM32WB30 Value Line, giving designers more flexibility to target cost-conscious market opportunities.

The...

October 21, 2020 04:14 PM

Webinar: Where's the Fit for GaN and SiC? - November 10

Media -- EE World - Tuesday, November 10, 202011:30 AM ET / 8:30 AM PT



System Performance Beneļ¬ts from Using Power Supplies Made with Wide Bandgap Semiconductors

You've probably read about the wide bandgap semiconductors, such as silicon carbide (SiC)...

October 21, 2020 03:45 PM

October 20, 2020

Rohde & Schwarz first to bring 1 GHz analysis bandwidth to a mid-range signal and spectrum analyzer

Media -- ELE Times - To analyze wideband signals for 5G NR and other future wireless standards, a wide analysis bandwidth is key. To meet this testing need also with a limited budget, Rohde & Schwarz brings an exceptional internal analysis bandwidth of 1 GHz to...

October 20, 2020 07:30 PM

Best and Worst Smart Home Interfaces

Media -- Electronic Engineering Journal - "'Easy to use' is easy to say." - Jeff Garber

My tech-savvy kids are preparing to move to another country, so I just inherited a lot of "smart home" gadgets that won't work in their new place. Now I've got a box full of...

October 20, 2020 07:14 PM

NXP signs AI startup for development tool

Media -- eeNews Europe - NXP has invested in Canadian developer Au-Zone Technologies to add the DeepView embedded runtime inference engine to its eIQ Machine Learning environment.NXP has signed an exclusive, strategic partnership with Au-Zone Technologies...

October 20, 2020 07:13 PM

October 19, 2020

GUI toolkit or Linux Enhances 32-bit Microprocessor Capabilities

Media -- eeNews Europe - Microchip's new Ensemble Graphics Toolkit is a free and open-source C++ GUI suite for its portfolio of 32-bit MPUs running Linux, helping designers of industrial, medical, consumer and automotive graphical displays to reduce development...

October 19, 2020 04:45 PM

Increase In Analog Problems

Media -- Semiconductor Engineering - Analog and mixed signal design has always been tough, but a resent survey suggests that the industry has seen significantly increased failures in the past year because the analog circuitry within an ASIC was out of tolerance.

What...

October 19, 2020 03:58 PM

October 18, 2020

Lever-actuated open-top spring-pin socket handles BGA780 packages

Media -- EE News and Products - A new stamped-spring pin socket addressing high performance requirements for testing BGA780 packages is called the CBT-BGA-7054. The contactor is a stamped-spring pin with 31-gm actuation force per ball and cycle life of 125,000...

October 18, 2020 10:43 PM

Radiation Hardened eGaN(r) Die on Ceramic Adaptors

Aspencore -- Power Electronics - EPC Space announced a family of Rad Hard enhancement mode power transistors on ceramic adaptors spanning a range of 40 Volts to 300 Volts, and 4 Amperes to 30 Amperes. These products demonstrate significant performance advantages...

October 18, 2020 03:29 AM

4-Channel Ultra-Low Capacitance Ultra-Low Clamping Voltage TVS Array AOS 4

Aspencore -- Power Electronics - Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited has introduced the AOZ8S212UD4, AOZ8S321UD4, and AOZ8S306BD4, a series of Transient Voltage Suppressor (TVS) for high-speed line protection using the best-in-class low capacitance TVS platform....

October 18, 2020 03:25 AM

Voltage clamp protects ultra-low-voltage designs

Aspencore -- EDN - Advanced Linear Devices' SABMBOVP overvoltage protection module employs very low-voltage precision enhancement-mode MOSFETs to improve voltage clamping. Developed for low-voltage, high-power, high-precision linear applications starting at 5V or...

October 18, 2020 03:25 AM

Design and Optimization of Silicon Carbide Schottky Diodes

Aspencore -- Power Electronics - Silicon Carbide (SiC) is widely used in medium to high voltage power semiconductor device manufacturing due to its inherent material properties of wide band gap and high thermal conductivity. Nowadays, Schottky Diodes, MOSFETs and...

October 18, 2020 03:18 AM

Scientists Have Discovered a Genuine Room-Temperature Superconductor

Tech -- ExtremeTech - The search for a truly room-temperature superconducting material has been one of the great Holy Grails in engineering and physics. The ability to move electricity from Point A to B with zero resistance and hence no losses would be a game-changer...

October 18, 2020 01:23 AM

Cutting the cost of lidar

Media -- eeNews Europe - Chinese manufacturer Hesai has developed a 32-channel mid-range lidar. The PandarXT is aimed at unmanned logistics, robotics and autonomous low to medium speed driving.

The PandarXT is based on a new system architecture that integrates...

October 18, 2020 12:13 AM

October 16, 2020

Study examines spontaneous symmetry breaking in twisted double bilayer graphene

Life -- Phys.org - Over the past few years, a growing number of researchers worldwide has been conducting studies investigating the properties and features of so-called twisted van der Waals (vdW) materials. This unique class of materials could be an ideal platform...

October 16, 2020 04:15 PM

Rare magnetism found in the world's strongest material

Life -- Live Science - Strange things happen when you stack and twist graphene.

October 16, 2020 04:12 PM

RISC-V reference simulator adds vector support

Media -- eeNews Europe - The open source riscvOVPsim RISC-V reference simulator and model from Imperas adds a test suite for the latest Vector Instruction ExtensionsImperas Software has updated and extended its reference simulator for RISC-V vector instructions...

October 16, 2020 04:01 PM

October 15, 2020

Industry's First Automotive-compliant 40V Dual MOSFET in 3.3mm x 3.3mm Package Introduced by Diodes Incorporated

Electronics -- Diodes Inc - Diodes Incorporated (Nasdaq: DIOD) today announced the industry's first automotive-compliant 40V dual MOSFET in a 3.3mm x 3.3mm package. The DMT47M2LDVQ can replace two discrete MOSFETs to reduce the board space footprint in many automotive...

October 15, 2020 06:28 PM

How to design an automotive transient and overcurrent protection filter

Electronics -- TI - Behind the Wheel - Somewhere in the world today, an automotive engineer is envisioning an infotainment system for a car that won't be realized for another five years or more. This includes factoring in the power requirements for applications that...

October 15, 2020 06:27 PM