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March 20, 2023

How Arm Cortex-M0+ MCUs optimize general-purpose processing, sensing and control

Electronics -- TI - Multicore Mix - Other Parts Discussed in Post: MSPM0G3507Microcontrollers (MCUs) in embedded systems are the equivalent of air traffic control in a busy airport. MCUs sense their operating environment, take actions based on those observations, and...

March 20, 2023 01:15 AM

March 19, 2023

STMicroelectronics 100V industrial-grade STripFET F8 devices improve figure of merit by 40%

Electronics -- STMicroelectronics News - STMicroelectronics' STL120N10F8 N-channel 100V power MOSFETs combine extremely low gate-drain charge (QGD) and on-resistance RDS(on), giving 40% better figure of merit (FoM) than comparable devices of the preceding generation....

March 19, 2023 11:55 PM

13 reasons to start using Power Stage Designer

Electronics -- TI - Power House - For more than a decade, TI's Power Stage Designer tool has been a great design aid for electrical engineers when calculating the currents and voltages of different power-supply topologies. I believe it is an easy tool to start a new...

March 19, 2023 11:54 PM

Power Packaging for the GaN Generation of Power Conversion

Electronics -- EPC - Since the launch of GaN-on-Si enhancement mode power transistors in March 2010 there has been a slow but monotonic shift towards adoption and replacement of silicon-based power MOSFETs. Initial ...

March 19, 2023 11:54 PM

BeagleBoard.org launches new embedded products

LinuxGizmos.com -- BeagleBoard recently presented the BeaglePlay Single Board Computer based on the TI AM6254 Multi-core processor and the BeagleConnect Freedom equipped with the TI CC1352P7 microcontroller supporting 2.4GHz/Sub 1GHz wireless protocols. The Texas Instruments...

March 19, 2023 09:36 PM

JEDEC Creates New Automotive Steering Subcommittee

Business Wire -- JEDEC Solid State Technology Association, the global leader in the development of standards for the microelectronics industry, announces the formation of the JC-42.9 Automotive Steering Subcommittee responsible for investigating memory technologies and...

March 19, 2023 05:28 AM

TI's GaN technology and real-time MCUs power LITEON Technology's new server power supply design

Electronics -- Texas Instruments Newsroom - Adopting GaN and digital controllers in new designs helps engineers improve power density, conversion efficiency, dynamic response and reliability

March 19, 2023 05:20 AM

March 17, 2023

FPGAs: Automated Framework For Architecture-Space Exploration of Approximate Accelerators

Media -- Semiconductor Engineering - A technical paper titled "autoXFPGAs: An End-to-End Automated Exploration Framework for Approximate Accelerators in FPGA-Based Systems" was published (preprint) by researchers at TU Wien, Brno University of Technology, and...

March 17, 2023 05:07 AM

March 07, 2023

Tiny but tough

Media -- Electronics Sourcing - Harting has introduced the Mini PushPull designed to offer fast and reliable data connectivity in demanding industrial environments and applications exposed to the elements.

March 07, 2023 01:22 AM

Microarchitectural Side-Channel Attacks And Defenses On Non-Volatile RAM

Media -- Semiconductor Engineering - A new technical paper titled "NVLeak: Off-Chip Side-Channel Attacks via Non-Volatile Memory Systems" was published (preprint) by researchers at UC San Diego, UT Austin, and Purdue University.


March 07, 2023 01:09 AM

March 06, 2023

What's Next for the Microcontroller?

Aspencore -- EETimes Europe - The humble microcontroller, now more than 50 years old, represents a sizable chunk of the overall electronic-component industry. MCUs continue to dominate the embedded scene, and with good reason: They are flexible, configurable, and...

March 06, 2023 03:15 AM

IAR Embedded Workbench supports the most cost-effective STM32 MCU series

Media -- eBOM - IAR and STMicroelectronics help developers of cost-sensitive applications to move from 8-/-16-bit MCUs to the new entry-level 32-bit STM32 MCU series

STMicroelectronics' new STM32C0 series promises to make 32-bit capabilities accessible to all...

March 06, 2023 01:52 AM

Dealing With Performance Bottlenecks In SoCs

Media -- Semiconductor Engineering - A surge in the amount of data that SoCs need to process is bogging down performance, and while the processors themselves can handle that influx, memory and communication bandwidth are straining. The question now is what can...

March 06, 2023 01:43 AM

February 27, 2023

NXP Goes In-House for Application Processor NPU

Aspencore -- EETimes - NXP's latest application processor, the i.MX 95, uses NXP's proprietary NPU IP for on-chip AI acceleration, in a change from previous products in the i.MX line, which used third-party IP.

The i.MX 95 series is developed for AI-enabled applications...

February 27, 2023 06:29 AM

The Designer's Dilemma: Everything is OK...Until It Isn't

Aspencore -- EETimes - The proliferation of electronics in our lives is visible almost everywhere on the planet, even in the most remote locations and among the most remote communities. Most of us who live in industrialized societies see the impact daily, from cell...

February 27, 2023 06:28 AM

February 24, 2023

4 Tips for Securing Embedded Systems

Aspencore -- EETimes Europe - Securing embedded systems is not straightforward. However, the task becomes more manageable when the people responsible for doing it follow some best practices. Here are some things they should think about and implement.

February 24, 2023 07:11 AM

February 23, 2023

New semiconducting borophene paves the way for the lightest high-performance transistor

Life -- Phys.org - In the year 1808, French chemists Joseph-Louis Gay-Lussac and Louis-Jacques Thenard, and independently, English chemist Humphry Davy, discovered the fifth element of the periodic table-boron. In crystalline form, boron primarily possesses three...

February 23, 2023 05:48 AM

February 16, 2023

SK hynix announces world's fastest mobile DRAM LPDDR5T

Media -- SemiMedia - SK hynix Inc. announced today that it has developed the world's fastest mobile DRAM LPDDR5T (Low Power Double Data Rate 5 Turbo) and provided sample products to customers.

February 16, 2023 01:15 AM

February 13, 2023

NXP Protects Machine Learning IP with eIQ(r) Model Watermarking

Media -- Electronic Engineering Journal - What's new: NXP(r) Semiconductors has added a new tool, eIQ(r) Model Watermarking, to its eIQ Toolkit for machine learning development. eIQ Model Watermarking is the industry's first effective tool to help developers protect...

February 13, 2023 07:37 AM

February 12, 2023

TI releases industry's first ultrasonic lens cleaning chipset, enabling self-cleaning cameras and sensors.

Media -- SemiMedia - Texas Instruments yesterday introduced the first purpose-built semiconductors with ultrasonic lens cleaning (ULC) technology, enabling camera systems to quickly detect and remove dirt, ice and water using microscopic...

February 12, 2023 04:00 AM

Infineon fosters the adoption of its innovative multilevel Class D audio amplifier technology through an ecosystem of associated partners

Electronics -- Infineon - Long-lasting music playback performance that comes in compact, cost-effective, and power-efficient designs, is indispensable, especially for battery-powered applications. Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX...

February 12, 2023 03:17 AM

EPC expands GaN ToF laser driver IC family to 80V, 15A for higher-density, lower-cost LiDAR

Media -- Semiconductor Today - Efficient Power Conversion Corp (EPC) of El Segundo, CA, USA - which makes enhancement-mode gallium nitride on silicon (eGaN) power field-effect transistors (FETs) and integrated circuits for power management applications - has introduced...

February 12, 2023 01:51 AM

Intel Introduces Two Monolithic Agilex FPGA and SoC Families, Part 2: Sundance Mesa is now the Agilex 5 E-Series

Media -- Electronic Engineering Journal - Last September, I published an article on EEJournal.com that described two new Intel Agilex FPGA and SoC device families, the Agilex 5 D-series and an as-yet-unnamed series formerly known as "Sundance Mesa," introduced...

February 12, 2023 12:38 AM

Renesas releases low-power RL78/G15 MCUs with smallest 8-pin package option

Media -- SemiMedia - Renesas Electronics Corporation recently introduced a new general-purpose microcontroller (MCU) in the low-power RL78 Family, with small package sizes that target 8-bit MCU applications. The versatile RL78/G15...

February 12, 2023 12:36 AM

ROHM's 4th Gen SiC MOSFETs to be used in Hitachi Astemo's inverters

Media -- Evertiq - Contributing to longer cruising range and smaller systems in electric vehicles both in Japan and overseas from 2025.

February 12, 2023 12:34 AM

February 06, 2023

February 05, 2023

EDA Tools for Analog: Where Do I Go From Here?

Aspencore -- EETimes - Just as analog IC design is evolving, so, too, are electronic design automation (EDA) tools as they evolve to keep up with the demanding verification needs of next-generation chips. However, while analog, mixed-signal, and RF design tools have...

February 05, 2023 11:26 PM

Analog Bridges Digital Electronics in IoT Designs

Aspencore -- EETimes - The analog side of the Internet of Things (IoT) has always existed. In recent years, however, design engineers realized its importance in making IoT systems robust and reliable.

In the past, IoT engineers mainly focused on the digital side of...

February 05, 2023 11:25 PM

January 30, 2023

Taiwan MOSFET firms shift focus to high-end, niche-market apps

Media -- DIGITIMES - Taiwan-based MOSFET companies have already put a growing focus on high-end and niche-market applications, such as servers and power supply devices, to mitigate the impact of the ongoing inventory correction for consumer electronics products,...

January 30, 2023 06:18 AM

January 25, 2023

TDK with TI on the world's first sensor module with built-in edge AI and wireless mesh connectivity

Media -- SemiMedia - TDK Corporation yesterday announced the TDK i3 Micro Module, the world's first module with built-in edge AI and wireless mesh connectivity capability. Through TDK's collaboration with Texas Instruments (TI), the...

January 25, 2023 04:37 AM

January 19, 2023

STPOWER automotive-grade devices from STMicroelectronics run cooler in surface-mount ACEPACK SMIT package

Electronics -- STMicroelectronics News - STMicroelectronics has introduced five power-semiconductor bridges in popular configurations, housed in ST's advanced ACEPACK(tm) SMIT package that eases assembly and enhances power density over conventional TO-style packages....

January 19, 2023 04:25 AM

Emerson Reveals $7.6B Bid for National Instruments

Distribution -- Industrial Distribution - Emerson said that it's tried to initiate private buyout discussions for months.

January 19, 2023 03:15 AM

January 17, 2023

SiC devices extend breakdown voltage to 1700 V

Aspencore -- EDN - onsemi's 1700-V EliteSiC MOSFETs and EliteSiC Schottky diodes provide reliable, efficient operation for energy infrastructure and industrial drive applications. The 1700-V NTH4L028N170M1 MOSFET brings increased breakdown voltage to high-power industrial...

January 17, 2023 04:16 AM

What is DDR (Double Data Rate) memory and SDRAM memory?

Media -- EE World - DDR SDRAM is a stack of acronyms. Double Data Rate (DDR) Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory (SDRAM) is a common type of memory used as RAM for most every modern processor. First on the scene of this stack of acronyms was Dynamic Random-Access...

January 17, 2023 03:26 AM

ADC 20 Click

Electronics -- MikroElektronika - ADC 20 Click is a compact add-on board with a high-performance data converter. This board features the TLA2518, an SPI-configurable eight-channel 12-bit successive approximation register an [...]

January 17, 2023 02:50 AM

January 16, 2023

Connecting with Young Engineers

SupplyChain -- Lectrix - Electronics companies need to learn how to connect with engineers under 35.


Young engineers do the bulk of the object-level work, designing boards, and sourcing parts.

To find them, don't look where the more senior members congregate. A...

January 16, 2023 06:09 AM

January 05, 2023

How to design an intelligent battery junction box for advanced EV battery management systems

Electronics -- TI - Behind the Wheel - As electric vehicles (EVs) become more popular, the challenge for automakers is to reflect true range while making the vehicle more affordable. This translates into...

January 05, 2023 03:47 AM

Electronic bridge allows rapid energy sharing between semiconductors

Life -- Phys.org - As semiconductor devices become ever smaller, researchers are exploring two-dimensional (2D) materials for potential applications in transistors and optoelectronics. Controlling the flow of electricity and heat through these materials is key...

January 05, 2023 03:37 AM

January 03, 2023

11 Intriguing Engineering Milestones to Look for in 2023

Electronics -- IEEE Spectrum - A Sea-Monster-Proof InternetThe initial segment of what will be the first underwater fiber-optic link to skirt the North Pole, connecting Japan and Europe, will light up in early 2023. This stretch, called Iris, will link Iceland to Ireland....

January 03, 2023 11:31 PM

RISC-V International CEO: ecosystem to grow as market accelerates in 2023

Media -- DIGITIMES - 2022 has been a fruitful year for RISC-V, an open standard instruction set architecture (ISA) that has become the third largest architecture for computing. RISC-V International CEO Calista Redmond sees 2023 as a year for market momentum and...

January 03, 2023 05:04 AM

January 02, 2023

Comprehensive S-Parameter Verification Coverage With Analog FastSPICE

Media -- Semiconductor Engineering - IC design is transforming at an accelerated pace along with fabrication technology. The need to incorporate more functionality has led to denser dies, multi-die chips, stacked 3D ICs and advanced packaging. Furthermore, design...

January 02, 2023 07:55 PM

Analog Devices' Precision Medium Bandwidth Signal Chain Platform Connects a Wide Range of Sensors

Media -- eBOM - Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) has introduced a precision medium bandwidth signal chain platform improving system performance for signal bandwidths of DC to approximately 500kHz towards industrial and instrumentation applications. The new platform...

January 02, 2023 03:22 AM

New display connection open standard from MIKROE enables wide choice of display size and style, saving development resource

Media -- Electronic Engineering Journal - Dec 2022: MikroElektronika (MIKROE), the embedded solutions company that dramatically cuts development time by providing innovative hardware and software products based on proven standards, today announced a new open standard...

January 02, 2023 03:20 AM

NXP announces collaboration with Delta Electronics on Next-Generation Vehicle Platforms

Media -- SemiMedia - NXP Semiconductors recently announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Delta Electronics, Inc. to jointly develop traction inverter and power conversion platforms for next-generation electric...

January 02, 2023 03:16 AM

December 31, 2022

A Transistor? Memory? Wait, It's Both!

EE -- Hackaday - What do you get if you cross graphene, hexagonal boron nitride, and tungsten diselenide? Well, according to researchers at Hunan University, you get a field effect transistor that can act as both a switching element or a memory cell. The partial...

December 31, 2022 06:02 AM

Vertically aligned single-walled carbon nanotubes for energy storage and the electronics industry

Life -- Phys.org - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists have created vertically aligned single-walled carbon nanotubes on metal foils that could be a boon for energy storage and the electronics industry.

December 31, 2022 05:25 AM

Celebrating 21 Years Together

Electronics -- MikroElektronika - On Monday, the 12th of December, we celebrated our 21st birthday! Like every year, our birthday started with a presentation where we did the overview of the previous year. One of the main [...]

December 31, 2022 05:22 AM

Linux platform supports RISC-V embedded development

Media -- EE World - Siemens Digital Industries Software announced that its Sokol Flex OS software now supports RISC-V embedded development with the availability of one of the industry's first commercially supported, extensible, and customizable Linux platforms...

December 31, 2022 03:25 AM

December 29, 2022

Binary elements of fractional logic

Aspencore -- EDN - In this design idea logic elements consisting of two nodes-an input resistive matrix and a threshold module, operating on the basis of fractional logic principles-are proposed. Fractional logic differs in that the input signals of the "Log. 1" level...

December 29, 2022 04:26 AM

Where automotive FPGAs stand in smart car designs

Aspencore -- EDN - The automotive industry has gotten its fair share of time in the spotlight in recent years. Part of the focus has revolved around how important semiconductors are to modern vehicle designs equipped with smart technology capabilities. These technologies...

December 29, 2022 04:25 AM