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Recom operates EMC test lab in Austria

Recom operates EMC test lab in Austria

Recom has an EMC laboratory that can be used by customers and students in its new headquarters building in Austria.

The company intends to expand on its EMC services in the future by providing customers with consultation in preparation for certification.

This may be of particular interest to universities and…

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Europe's electronics industry still strong, says Nenad Pacek

Europe's electronics industry still strong, says Nenad Pacek

Europe’s electronics industry is in recovery right now, says economist Nenad Pacek.

Pacek, founder and president of Global Success Advisors and co-founder of the CEEMEA business group said: 
“The electrical and electronics manufacturing industry is showing definite signs of recovery, especially in Europe, the US and Japan, and…

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Microsemi offers FPGA with secure comms, and explains PKI

Microsemi offers FPGA with secure comms, and explains PKI

The internet-of-things concept – using IPv6 addressing, standard protocol stacks and standard wireless links to connect products together – simplifies design because it removes the need for proprietary interfaces.

It also means that remote-control of products can be extended as far as the internet extends – a blessing for anyone…

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Digi-Key to sell bare die chips from its websites

Digi-Key to sell bare die chips from its websites

Digi-Key is to offer semiconductor devices as bare die.

As part of its plan to to support prototype and production order quantities the online distributor will work with die processing firm Minco Technology Labs to offer semiconductor bare die products in minimum waffle pack quantities of 25 pieces online…

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Tiny silicon capacitor for 10GHz frequencies

Tiny silicon capacitor for 10GHz frequencies

French silicon passive components firm IPDiA has developed a 1nF silicon capacitor in an 0101 sized package.

The silicon capacitor an be used for DC decoupling/DC noise and harmonic filtering in RF and microwave power applications up to 10GHz. 

These wire bondable vertical capacitors built in silicon trenches have…

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Intel and Micron stack NAND flash for bigger SSDs

Intel and Micron stack NAND flash for bigger SSDs

Intel and Micron Technology are offering their highest density flash memory devices yet which have 3D NAND technology.

And the target application is not mobiles but solid state storage in computers.

The technology is called 3D because layers of data storage cells are stacked vertically to offer higher capacity in…

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Imec and Stanford demo 50GHz Ge EAM

Imec and Stanford demo 50GHz Ge EAM

Imec and Stanford University have demonstrated a compact germanium (Ge) waveguide electro-absorption modulator (EAM) with a modulation bandwidth beyond 50GHz…

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USB-based 6GHz vector network analyser

USB-based 6GHz vector network analyser

Anritsu has introduced the ShockLine MS46121A series of 1-port USB vector network analysers (VNAs).

Two models with frequency coverage of 40MHz to 4GHz and 150kHz to 6GHz are powered and controlled by a PC through the USB port.

Sweeps can be conducted at 100 microseconds per point and the…

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TDK puts 300W power converter in tiny brick

TDK puts 300W power converter in tiny brick

TDK’s latest iEH series of 300W 1/8th brick DC-DC converters use digital non-linear adaptive control for improved dynamic response and stability.

The iEH series can provide output voltages of 9.6, 10.2, 10.8 or 12Vdc with currents up to 33A from a nominal input…

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Stackable 16 cell Li-ion monitor chip

Stackable 16 cell Li-ion monitor chip

Lapis semiconductor has announced a lithium-ion battery monitoring chip that supports 16 cells in series.

ML5239 can be stacked for higher voltages, and is consumes only 100nA in shut-down.

Applications are expected in power storage and uninterruptible power supplies.

Each chip has its own ADC, and it looks…

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MSP430 goes 32bit with Cortex-M4F

MSP430 goes 32bit with Cortex-M4F

Texas Instruments has introduced an ARM Cortex-M4F version of its MSP430 microcontroller family, taking it from 16 to 32bits, with no extra power draw.

“The integrated DSP engine and floating-point core of the ARM Cortex-M4F core enable a multitude of high performance applications, such as signal conditioning…

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