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May 16, 2022

Researchers find way to form diodes from superconductors

Life -- Phys.org - A group of researchers from Pisa, Jyvaskyla, San Sebastian and MIT have demonstrated how a heterostructure consisting of superconductors and magnets can be used to create unidirectional current like that found in semiconductor diodes.

May 16, 2022 03:28 AM

First 3nm ASIC Miners Revolutionize Market

Globe Newswire -- The global crypto market is currently abuzz with the recent launch of the first ever series of 3nm ASIC miners by Bitramo, a crypto-startup. The company's three products Ramo 1, Ramo 2, and Ramo X are already making a huge impact with their exceptional...

May 16, 2022 03:20 AM

Faraday Continues Expanding Its Ethernet Solutions for Networking Demands in ASIC

Business Wire -- Faraday Technology Corporation (TWSE: 3035), a leading ASIC design service and IP provider, announced that its Gigabit Ethernet PHY has been silicon proven on UMC's 28HPC+ process and is now available for new ASIC SoC designs and IP licensing. This new...

May 16, 2022 12:02 AM

May 15, 2022

Silicon Creations and Achronix Semiconductor Partner to Drive More Performance, Flexibility into High-Speed Trading

Business Wire -- Silicon Creations, a leading supplier of high-performance analog and mixed-signal intellectual property (IP), has partnered with Achronix Semiconductor Corporation, a leader in high-performance FPGAs and embedded FPGA (eFPGA) IP, in order to push more...

May 15, 2022 11:43 PM

May 10, 2022

Intel Arc GPUs Reportedly Delayed, Again

Tech -- ExtremeTech - It wasn't even a month ago that it was reported Intel was facing delays for the launch of its highly-anticipated Arc desktop GPUs. Several weeks later, we now have reports that the new launch window could be "late summer." This seems to...

May 10, 2022 03:46 AM

How to achieve higher-reliability isolation and a smaller solution size with solid-state relays

Electronics -- TI - Power House - Relays have been used as switches since before the transistor was invented. The ability to safely control high-voltage systems from lower-voltage signals, as is the case in isolation...

May 10, 2022 02:38 AM

STMicroelectronics launches new MDmesh MOSFETs, raising power density and efficiency

Electronics -- STMicroelectronics News - STMicroelectronics' STPOWER MDmesh M9 and DM9 N-channel super-junction multi-drain silicon power MOSFETs are ideal for switched-mode power supplies (SMPS) in applications from data-center servers and 5G infrastructure to flat-panel...

May 10, 2022 02:01 AM

May 08, 2022

Making More Reliable And More Efficient Auto ICs

Media -- Semiconductor Engineering - Sam Geha, executive vice president of memory solutions at Infineon Technologies, sat down with Semiconductor Engineering to talk about automotive chips, supply chain issues, and integration challenges. What follows are excerpts...

May 08, 2022 05:32 AM

Building Security Into ICs From The Ground Up

Media -- Semiconductor Engineering - Cyberattacks are becoming more frequent and more sophisticated, but they also are starting to compromise platforms that until recently were considered unbreakable.

Consider blockchains, for example, which were developed as...

May 08, 2022 05:29 AM

GaN drive module increases motor efficiency

Aspencore -- EDN - UK-based startup Quantum Power Transformation announced its qGaNDrive module for motor drives in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems. According to the company, qGaNDrive delivers the full performance potential of GaN transistors and...

May 08, 2022 05:08 AM

Radar Click

Electronics -- MikroElektronika - Radar Click is a compact add-on board that alerts you to the presence of an intruder via interpreting the infrared radiation that emanates from their body. This board features the [...]

May 08, 2022 05:03 AM

A thermal superconducting quantum interference proximity transistor

Life -- Phys.org - Superconductors are materials that can achieve a state known as superconductivity, in which matter has no electrical resistance and does not allow the penetration of magnetic fields. At low temperatures, these materials are known to be highly...

May 08, 2022 04:45 AM

May 05, 2022

How the Intel 8088 Got Its Bus

Media -- Electronic Engineering Journal - The IBM PC (aka the IBM 5150) had such a massive impact on computing history that origin stories about the machine are legion. Many books have been written to tell the stories of a rag-tag group of isolated engineers in...

May 05, 2022 04:31 AM

May 04, 2022

GaN vs. Silicon Smackdown

Electronics -- EPC - One way to tell when a new technology has passed the tipping point of adoption is by the voices advocating the status quo. The more conservative voices tend to cite older information that, given the ...

May 04, 2022 03:32 AM

Ultra-Low On-Resistance Rad Hard 200 V Transistor Now Available for Demanding Space Applications from EPC

Electronics -- EPC - Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) expands its family of radiation-hardened (rad-hard) gallium nitride (GaN) products for power conversion solutions in critical spaceborne and other high-reliability ...

May 04, 2022 03:30 AM

Wind River Studio Enabling Hyundai Mobis and Hyundai AutoEver to Accelerate Development of Next-Gen Intelligent and Connected Vehicles

Business Wire -- Wind River(r), a global leader in delivering software for mission-critical intelligent systems, today announced that Hyundai Mobis, one of the world's largest vehicle technology innovators and suppliers, and Hyundai AutoEver has signed an agreement...

May 04, 2022 12:38 AM

May 03, 2022

Single-Platform Design Can Reduce the Cost of Research and Development for Cordless Power Tools

Aspencore -- EETimes - Broad Application of Power Tools Increases Product Development Costs and Timelines

Both homeowners and professional consumers have been migrating from AC-powered (corded) tools to DC battery-powered (cordless) tools, and manufacturers are continuing...

May 03, 2022 03:39 AM

How eFPGA IP suppliers are all set to raise the SoC design game

Aspencore -- EDN - The embedded FPGA (eFPGA) technology continues to build momentum as system-on-chip (SoC) designers look to incorporate reconfigurability into their communication and data center chips. Then there are the Internet of Things (IoT), industrial, consumer,...

May 03, 2022 03:38 AM

Model Behavior to Determine GaN Performance

Electronics -- EPC - Users of GaN FETs and ICs now have a tool to determine the derating needed in an application and reduce voltage derating factors. EPC has developed a first principle physics-based model to explain ...

May 03, 2022 03:37 AM

Top Success Factors for a Successful Smart Meter Deployment

Electronics -- Altair Semi - by Sierra Wireless and Sony Semiconductor Israel

Many factors, including new government regulations, increased pressure to generate and deliver utilities in a sustainable way, a need for more accurate billing, and a growing customer demand...

May 03, 2022 03:37 AM

Synaptics' FlexSense(tm) 4-in-1 Sensor Fusion Processor Ushers in Era of Intuitive IoT Applications

Globe Newswire -- Technology - Ultra-low-power, tiny processor combines up to four sensor inputs with proprietary algorithms to accelerate design, lower system cost, and simplify supply chains while bringing immersive IoT experiences to the consumer Ultra-low-power, tiny...

May 03, 2022 03:23 AM

May 02, 2022

What causes noise in analog designs and how can it be controlled?

Media -- EE World - Controlling noise in analog and mixed-signal circuits is important but not simple. Data integrity is dependent on controlling noise in the signal chain. If left uncontrolled, noise can impair or disrupt system operation. This FAQ starts by...

May 02, 2022 02:00 AM

Infineon introduces new battery management ICs with excellent measurement performance and optimized battery life

Media -- SemiMedia - Infineon Technologies AG introduces a new family of battery management ICs, including TLE9012DQU and TLE9015DQU. The ICs enable an optimized solution for battery cell monitoring and balancing. Combining excellent measurement performance with...

May 02, 2022 02:00 AM

May 01, 2022

Mixed signal ASICs for the digital world

Media -- Components in Electronics - Swindon Silicon Systems, a mixed signal ASIC specialist and a Sensata Technologies company, will exhibit its capabilities in custom integrated circuit (IC) design at SENSOR+TEST 2022 in Hall 1, stand 1-412. Dedicated to showcasing...

May 01, 2022 03:34 AM

Halo Microelectronics Introduces Two New Fast Charging Solutions Using a Dual-Phase Switched-Capacitor Architecture for Single-Cell Battery Applications

PR Newswire -- Halo Microelectronics (SSE: 688173), a maker of analog and power management integrated circuits enabling energy-efficient smart systems, announced the release of their HL7138 and HL7139, fast charging solution ICs using a dual-phase...

May 01, 2022 03:00 AM

Capitalizing on the Architectural Flexibility of FPGAs with RISC-V and a Simplified Programming Flow

Aspencore -- EETimes - Microprocessors have traditionally dominated the realm of computing, and in this drive toward more compute capabilities, silicon-based ICs were consistently improved upon in device density. Every couple of years, the transistor density doubled...

May 01, 2022 01:20 AM

April 30, 2022

CAN FD: Anything But Automotive Only

Aspencore -- EETimes - Due to higher bandwidth requirements in the automotive field, the CAN (controller area networking) specification was extended for flexible data-rates with a new iteration known as CAN FD.

CAN offers advantages such as cost, flexibility, and...

April 30, 2022 09:43 PM

Embedded AI Processors: The Cambrian Explosion

Aspencore -- EETimes - Half a billion years ago something remarkable occurred: an astonishing, sudden increase in new species of organisms. Paleontologists call it the Cambrian Explosion, and many of the animals on the planet today trace their lineage back to this...

April 30, 2022 09:15 PM

SiFive and BrainChip Partner to Demo IP Compatibility

Aspencore -- EETimes - SiFive and BrainChip have partnered to show their IP is compatible in SoC designs for embedded artificial intelligence (AI). The companies have demonstrated BrainChip's neuromorphic processing unit (NPU) IP working alongside SiFive's RISC-V...

April 30, 2022 09:15 PM

A Post-Moore's Law World

Aspencore -- EETimes - Even in a post-Moore's law world, semiconductor technology continues to advance, seeking to yield improvements and pivoting into new technical directions, such as the advanced packaging of multiple heterogenous integrated semiconductor dies,...

April 30, 2022 09:12 PM

Thermal Imaging for Smart Homes

Aspencore -- IoT Times - Many home appliances and devices promise to make our homes safer and more comfortable, and to save us time or make our lives easier. They automate trivial tasks or make the controls of such devices available at our fingertips...

April 30, 2022 09:11 PM

Benefits of flip chip on leadframe packaging for motor-drive applications

Electronics -- TI - Analog Wire - Semiconductor packaging techniques have evolved in order to adapt to the smaller chip sizes made possible by technological advances, as well as increased power dissipation and growing demands for power density. Flip chip on leadframe...

April 30, 2022 08:07 PM

5 common Hall-effect sensor myths

Electronics -- TI - Analog Wire - Previously published on Electronic Design

Hall-effect sensors are commonly used in automotive and industrial systems for applications including proximity detection, linear displacement...

April 30, 2022 08:01 PM

New 8th generation development boards landing page is live!

Electronics -- MikroElektronika - Since we are committed to improving your experience on our website, we have designed a new landing page for our 8th generation development boards.

To meet all the specific needs of embedded e [...]

April 30, 2022 07:52 PM

Introducing Cortex-M85: pushing the boundaries of performance and security for microcontrollers

Electronics -- ARM IoT - Introducing the Cortex-M85, the highest performing Cortex-M processor delivering unprecedented performance levels across the board.

April 30, 2022 07:52 PM

Printed antennas vs. Chip antennas

Electronics -- SnapEDA - Designing high-frequency PCBs brings up new challenges for engineers. There are different requirements and environmental variables that need to be considered. One of the main ones is choosing which type of antenna the designer needs depending...

April 30, 2022 04:17 AM

Is GaN reliable, or is that the right question?

Electronics -- TI - Power House - The adoption of gallium nitride (GaN) field-effect transistor (FET) is rapidly increasing, given its ability to improve efficiency and shrink the size of power supplies. But before investing in the technology, you may still be asking...

April 30, 2022 03:56 AM

3D Hall 10 Click

Electronics -- MikroElektronika - 3D Hall 10 Click is a compact add-on board used to detect the strength of a magnetic field in all three dimensions. This board features the TMAG5170, a high-precision linear 3D Hall effect [...]

April 30, 2022 03:55 AM

New AEC Qualified Lidar Integrated Circuit from Efficient Power Conversion

Electronics -- EPC - Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) introduces the latest addition to its family of automotive qualified transistors and integrated circuits offering higher performance and smaller solution size for ...

April 30, 2022 03:54 AM

April 28, 2022

A glimpse inside a graphene sandwich

Life -- Phys.org - Since the first successful fabrication of a two-dimensional structure of carbon atoms about 20 years ago, graphene has fascinated scientists. A few years ago, researchers discovered that two layers of graphene, slightly twisted against each...

April 28, 2022 04:54 PM

Wind River Selected by BAE Systems for Team Tempest Advanced Combat Air Systems Development

Business Wire -- Wind River(r), a global leader in delivering software for intelligent systems, today announced it has been selected by BAE Systems to support technology demonstration work as part of the Tempest future combat air system program. "We are...

April 28, 2022 03:51 AM

DENSO and USJC Collaborate on Automotive Power Semiconductors

Business Wire -- DENSO Corporation, a leading mobility supplier, and United Semiconductor Japan Co., Ltd. ("USJC"), a subsidiary of global semiconductor foundry United Microelectronics Corporation (NYSE: UMC; TWSE: 2303)("UMC"), today announced that the companies have...

April 28, 2022 03:51 AM

Techstars Launches ARM Labs Techstars Accelerator in Lagos

Business Wire -- Techstars, a global investment business that provides access to capital, one-on-one mentorship, and customized programming for early-stage entrepreneurs, in partnership with ARM Labs, a Lagos-based innovation program focused on helping fintech startups,...

April 28, 2022 03:50 AM

April 25, 2022

JEDEC To Host In-Person Memory Forum and DDR5 Workshop

Business Wire -- JEDEC is hosting a Server/Cloud Computing/Edge Forum, a Memory Tutorial and a two-day DDR5 Workshop in Santa Clara, CA from May 23-26.

April 25, 2022 02:22 AM

Mitsubishi Electric to Ship Samples of LV100-type T-series 2.0kV IGBT Module for Industrial Use

Business Wire -- Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced today that it will begin shipping samples of its LV100-type T-series 2.0kV insulated-gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) Module for industrial use this May. The new power-semiconductor product is expected...

April 25, 2022 01:40 AM

April 20, 2022

Guiding a superconducting future with graphene quantum magic

Life -- Phys.org - Superconductors are materials that conduct electrical current with practically no electrical resistance at all. This ability makes them extremely interesting and attractive for a plethora of applications such as loss-less power cables, electric...

April 20, 2022 03:50 AM

April 19, 2022

Multi-position switch controlled by amplitude

Aspencore -- EDN - Switches controlled by the input signal amplitude are used as input signal level indicators, input signal level analyzers, power supply voltage indicators, and so on. Such switches are usually made as a line of comparators or bipolar or field-effect...

April 19, 2022 03:32 AM

The history and evolution of printed circuit board (PCB) designs

Aspencore -- EDN - Printed circuit board (PCB) was introduced as a replacement for bulky wiring circuits almost a century ago. Today, it's the core of the electronics industry, supporting the latest designs like IoT, AI, and 5G. The evolution of PCB from a simple...

April 19, 2022 03:26 AM

April 18, 2022

PCB cloud services supercharge DFM analysis

Aspencore -- EDN - KLA has launched Frontline Cloud Services to accelerate PCB design for manufacturing (DFM) analysis by as much as 90%. The company is transitioning its CAM and engineering technologies to the cloud, where it says compute power is virtually infinite.

April 18, 2022 03:49 AM

2 Mb FRAM is ready to serve space-grade FPGAs, processors

Aspencore -- EDN - A new ferroelectric RAM (FRAM) memory chip claims to overcome the two main challenges confronted by space designs: radiation and limited power. Infineon Technologies LLC, part of Infineon Technologies AG, focusing on memory solutions, claims that...

April 18, 2022 03:41 AM