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Melexis introduces elevated current version of  its Hall-effect sensors

Melexis introduces elevated current version of its Hall-effect sensors

Melexis has an elevated current version of its MLX91208 series of programmable Hall-effect current sensors.T

Optimised for the very high fields of hybrid and electric vehicle (HEV) applications, the MLX91208CAV can cope with up to 1000A of primary current. This device complements the existing MLX91208 products which cover…

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Survey highlights serious cuts in government-funded science R&D

Survey highlights serious cuts in government-funded science R&D

Civil service employees in science research say decline in government-funded science affects whole economy, according to a survey by the Prospect union.

The survey found that 81% of civil servants, three-quarters of those in other public bodies, and 45% of those in the private sector stated that “cuts…

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Precision cables designed for 5G research

Precision cables designed for 5G research

Precision cables for testing millimetre-wave systems for 5G research are available from China-based laboratory device company Nanjing Arance Electronics through its UK representative, Aspen Electronics.

The low-loss precision test cables are designed for good VSWR and phase/flexure stability up to 67GHz. They are suitable to be…

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AVX moves into implantable capacitors

AVX moves into implantable capacitors

AVX has brought out thin film chip capacitors for implantable medical devices.

Delivering extremely tight capacitive tolerances, repeatable performance, low ESR and high Q at high frequencies – including VHF, UHF, and RF bands – AVX’s Accu-P MP Series capacitors are stable with respect to temperature, time, frequency, and voltage…

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AMD puts 4K gaming graphics into 6-inch Mini ITX card

AMD puts 4K gaming graphics into 6-inch Mini ITX card

AMD has announced a PC graphics card for 4K resolution displays which it has squeezed into the small Mini ITX card format.

It is a 6-inch air-cooled board which AMD expects to be used in a new type of small format gaming PCs.

The Radeon R9 Nano graphics…

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Robust growth for server revenues

Robust growth for server revenues

Q2 server shipments grew 8% year-on-year, while revenue increased 7.2% from Q1 2014, says Gartner.

“X86 server shipments increased 8.3% in the second quarter of 2015 and revenue grew 9%,” says Jeffrey Hewitt, research vice-president at Gartner. “RISC/Itanium Unix server shipments declined 18.7…

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Crystek VCXO with low phase noise

Crystek VCXO with low phase noise

Crystek has brought out an ultra-low phase noise HCMOS VCXO with standby mode, featuring a close-in phase noise of -90dBc/Hz @ 10Hz offset and a typical noise floor of -168dBc/Hz @ 100kHz offset.

The CVHD-957 is suitable for applications such as: Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) Professional CD…

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Microchip PIC32 microcontrollers get FreeRTOS design tool

Microchip PIC32 microcontrollers get FreeRTOS design tool

There is now a version of FreeRTOS+Trace for Microchip’s PIC32 microcontrollers and MPLAB X IDE, thanks to a Swedish developer of RTOS visualization tools, Percepio AB.

FreeRTOS+Trace is the standard trace analyser for FreeRTOS. It allows the developer to visualises run-time behaviour of their embedded software…

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Cree to champion SiC at ECCE 2015

Cree to champion SiC at ECCE 2015

Cree co-founder Dr John Palmour is to champion silicon carbide as the most cost-effective power technology in a plenary session at the IEEE ECCE power conference in Montreal Canada in September.

In a transistor price comparison, SiC devices loose badly to silicon.

“A component-to-component comparison will…

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5G will need a radio technology change

5G will need a radio technology change

Research is indicating there will be a completely new radio technology for the 5G mobile communications standard expected to hit the market by 2020.

Research work in the UK and across Europe into the next generation mobile phone standard is now focusing on the use of millimetre wave radio transmission…

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UK quantum computing start up gets first round funding

UK quantum computing start up gets first round funding

Grupo Arcano has invested in Cambridge Quantum Computing (CQCL). Although undisclosed, the amount has been reported to be $50m by Tech City News.

Established in early 2013 CQCL was founded to create tools and algorithms for the commercialisation of quantum computers. It has an operating system called ‘ t|ket&gt…

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Murata power supply provides 12Vdc output at 1,200W

Murata power supply provides 12Vdc output at 1,200W

Murata has announced DC-input front end power supply modules with a 1,000VRMS isolated power supply providing a 12Vdc output at 1,200W with a standby voltage at up to 20W.

With a power density of 28W per cubic inch, 54.5mm (2.15-inch) width and 1U height…

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