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Socionext samples video playback IC

Socionext samples video playback IC

Socionext, the Fujitsu-Panasonic SoC jv, is sampling a single-chip IC for 4K/p60, HEVC and VP9 playback with built-in HDMI-Tx/Rx. The is compatible with HEVC Main 10 profile, and supports new copyright protection, HDR and wide color gamut…

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QuickLogic licenses SenseMe algorithms Read More
More on: University of Warwick CubeSat triumph

More on: University of Warwick CubeSat triumph

Somewhere in northern Sweden there is a small crater, and at the bottom of that crater are the remains of triumph of student engineering: WUSat2.

It was designed to free-fall from space at up to twice the speed of sound, gathering atmospheric data on its 100km journey, sending it…

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Five reasons why EMC testing should start early

Five reasons why EMC testing should start early

You have built a great product that meets market demands. You are confident that it radiates little energy and is not susceptible to outside interference, yet when you reach final EMC testing stage, your product fails.

This is the nightmare scenario for most of us product designers. The cost of…

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PCIM: First trench SiC mosfet is 2x better

PCIM: First trench SiC mosfet is 2x better

Trench structures will halve the on-resistance of silicon carbide power mosfets, claimed Rohm.

“Compared to existing planar-type SiC mosfets, on-resistance is reduced by 50% in the same chip size, making it possible to significantly decrease power loss,” said the firm. “Switching performance is improved with approximately 35…

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Hybrid connectors address challenges of PoE

Hybrid connectors address challenges of PoE

Hybrid interfaces have been used in IT for a long time. Everyone is familiar with the USB and power over Ethernet (PoE) interface standards, through which end devices are supplied with both data and energy. These developments are also in demand in the more general industrial environment.

Data transmission rates…

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NHS-funded project to create EMG control device

NHS-funded project to create EMG control device

A smart switch to help people who have acute brain injury or severe disabilities using tiny electrical signals produced by muscles, called electromyography (EMG), to communicate is being developed by GSPK Design, working in partnership with Barnsley Hospital and the NIHR Devices for Dignity Healthcare Technology Co-operative (D4D).

Knaresborough…

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DAC has spectral purity for broadband wireless

DAC has spectral purity for broadband wireless

Linear Technology’s LTC2000A is a 16-bit, 2.7Gsample/s digital-to-analogue converter (DAC) with a spectral purity for broadband wired-and-wireless communications and radar applications.

The chip’s spectral purity is 80dBc SFDR at 50MHz output and 72dBc SFDR at 1080MHz output.

The device features better…

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Fanless PC has AMD quad-core processor

Fanless PC has AMD quad-core processor

TinyGreenPC has introduced a smaller version of its fanless PC, which now has an AMD Quad Core processor.

Incorporating the quad-core AMD A4 Micro-6700T, the TinyGreenPC fitlet features up to 8Gbyte of memory, Radeon R3 graphics, up to 6Gbyte of solid state STA storage and up to 4Gbit…

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Scottish conference to discuss software security

Scottish conference to discuss software security

The development of safe and secure software for car electronics is the subject of a Scottish technology conference which will be held in June.

The Scottish Device Developers’ Conference, taking place at Uphall on 4th June will include a number of workshops and presentations that explore the development of software…

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Raspberry Pi can measure the weather and the tides

Raspberry Pi can measure the weather and the tides

A build-your-own Raspberry Pi-based weather station has been posted on the Instructables website by a maker from Texas.

The weather monitoring system uses Raspberry Pi hardware, camera and some assorted analogue and digital sensors to make measurements.

A feature of the design is that the anemometers or…

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