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GaN could win over SiC for power design

GaN could win over SiC for power design

There seems to be a never-ending need to increase efficiency and reduce size in power supply design.

Designers are now looking to use new semiconductor technologies to push product development forward, and gallium nitride (GaN) could be the most important new technology for power supply design.

It will not…

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Crocus goes for multi-bit-per-cell

Crocus Technology, which makes magnetically enhanced memories and sensors, says it will develop embedded multi-bit-per-cell technology which will increase memory density without affecting die-size in secure microcontrollers…

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Power connector locks onto plain PCB

Power connector locks onto plain PCB

Molex has released a power PCB connector that has a positive locking action on plain PCB – it requires no header.

Called EdgeMate, it is a 3.96mm pitch system that supports power up to 7A with UL 94V-2 flammability rating.

Available in 2-12 circuits, it is intended for…

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Keysight Technologies: new company, new science

Keysight Technologies: new company, new science

Ask anyone from Keysight Technologies what the ‘new’ company is about and they are likely to say “measurement science”.

Keysight Technologies comes into existence this month following the decision of Agilent Technologies to separate its life sciences and test businesses, creating the new company.

There is a strong awareness for…

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ARM adds to CoreLink SoC interconnects Read More
Temperature sensor for wearables

Temperature sensor for wearables

Murata has announced an accurate temperature sensor mounted on a flexy cable; for phones, tablets, and wearables.

“With a flexible printed circuit thickness of approximately 100µm, they can be easy routed inside complex designs and tight spaces,” said Murata.

Called FTNT55XH103FA1A050, it is rated for use from -40 to…

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European companies can fast track into China

European companies can fast track into China

The Made in Europe (MIE) Exhibition and Trading Center in Zhengzhou, China today.

The plan is to give European companies greater access to China, the world’s largest manufacturing market.

Traditionally, European companies face a number of barriers when attempting to expand trade within China. These include logistical challenges, due…

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Green Hills tools make ARM Cortex-M7 hi-rel

Green Hills tools make ARM Cortex-M7 hi-rel

Green Hills Software has announced availability of its development tool suite and μ-velOSity real-time operating system (RTOS) for the recently introduced ARM Cortex-M7 processor.

The development tool suite includes the Green Hills ARM C/C++ compilers, Probe and SuperTrace Probe, and the MULTI integrated software development environment.

According…

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TI looking to grow its 18% analogue market share Read More
28nm foundry sales jump 72%

28nm foundry sales jump 72%

The ≤28nm pure-play foundry market is expected to increase to $12.3 billion in 2014, a jump of $5.1 billion or 72% as compared to 2013, and account for 29% of total pure-play foundry marketshare this year, says IC Insights…

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Freescale shrinks tyre pressure sensor

Freescale shrinks tyre pressure sensor

Freescale Semiconductor has introduced its smallest tyre pressure monitoring device.

Weighing 0.3 grams, the FXTH87 IC integrates a dual-axis accelerometer, pressure and temperature sensor with 8-bit MCU/S08 microcontroller and wireless transceiver.

Monitoring tyre inflation is a safety feature in today’s cars as it can prevent…

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