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Newbury Electronics spins off Innovation division

Newbury Electronics spins off Innovation division

PCB maker Newbury Electronics has started an electronic design and development division, to be called Newbury Innovation.

Newbury Electronics has four levels of business:

Making PCBs (>15,000 different designs per year)
Make/populate PCBs
Design/make/populate PCBs
Design electronics, design/make/populate PCBs

Last year, the firm…

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Pulsonix tool adds netlist export and Gerber X2 outputs

Pulsonix tool adds netlist export and Gerber X2 outputs

The latest release of Pulsonix the PCB software design tool has been announced by Westdev.

The latest release of the design tool, Pulsonix 8.5, can now support IPC-2581 netlist export and Gerber X2 manufacturing outputs.

A new Panel Editor will allow multi-PCB designs to be panelised ready…

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High tech materials lab opens in Southamption

High tech materials lab opens in Southamption

The University of Southampton has officially opened its Advanced Composite Materials Facility,
“The facility, which is unique to the UK, will aim to develop and manufacture new and advanced materials for semiconductor electronics, data storage, photonics, and energy harvesting, conversion and storage,” said the University.
One of the first projects…

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Gesture control IC recognises button pushes

Gesture control IC recognises button pushes

AMS has a range of infrared sensors that will support four-direction gesture detection and Mobeam barcode emulation.

Designed for touchless gesture control and display management the device’s gesture detector uses four directional photodiodes to sense reflected IR radiation. This is then converted into physical motion information including: velocity…

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Polymer capacitors take heat under the bonnet

Polymer capacitors take heat under the bonnet

Kemet has automotive grade polymer capacitors available in capacitances up to 220µF and rated up to 10V.

The T591 series has operating temperatures up to 125 deg C qualified on AEC-Q200 guidelines.

The supplier said it will offer products with higher temperature ratings (up to 150 deg C…

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Mosfet has low resistance for low frequency work

Mosfet has low resistance for low frequency work

International Rectifier’s latest range of 75V StrongIRFET power mosfets has been designed to offer a low on-state resistance (Rds(on)) for improved performance in low frequency applications, very high-current carrying capability, soft body diode, and 3V typical threshold voltage to improve noise immunity.

The IRFS7730-7P device…

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Power converter for high and low side IGBT drivers

Power converter for high and low side IGBT drivers

Murata has introduced the MGJ3 and MGJ6 series of configurable output voltage, high isolation DC/DC converters for use as high-side and low-side gate drivers in IGBT and MOSFET bridge circuit designs.

These are 3W and 6W surface mounted devices which provide triple output voltages of + 15, + 5…

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Micron re-kindles Italian industrial action

Micron re-kindles Italian industrial action

The ugly spat in which Micron Technology planned to sack 419 ex-STMicroelectronics Italian research staff who were transferred to Micron with the Numonyx sale, has resurfaced with strikes planned at three Micron sites…

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LED gets warmer as it dims

LED gets warmer as it dims

Is it possible for an LED to get redder as it dims?

Without swapping current between a warm LED and a cool LED?

It is, according to researchers from Philips.

They coated a cool white LED with a layer of thermally-responsive liquid crystal.

When it is hot, because the…

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Design Council launches £300k “Big Idea” Fund

Design Council launches £300k “Big Idea” Fund

The Design Council has launched a £300,000 design innovation initiative aimed at identifying young designers in the field of physical product innovation.

Emily Tulloh, a final-year Brunel University London product design student, 21, was chosen to represent young British product design at the launch of the “Spark” initiative…

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