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Rochester to supply 68040s

Rochester Electronics has been licensed by Freescale to manufacture the 68040 32bit microprocessor product family which Freescale will stop producing in |November.

Rochester has original Freescale packaged parts and silicon die from which it will manufacture a variety of device options. Freescale has also provided access to full design and…

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Micro-pump in the eye could treat glaucoma

Micro-pump in the eye could treat glaucoma

Researchers are developing an implantable microfluid system which they claim can stabilise intraocular pressure in the human eye, a condition which can impair sight.

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Research Institution for Microsysems and Modular Solid State Technologies EMFT are working on a  way to treat diseases of the eye such…

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Qt moves into the world of IoT

Qt moves into the world of IoT

IoT is a new focus for the Qt mobile development environment which works cross-platform which now incorporates Bluetooth Low Energy (Bluetooth Smart).

It can be used to write cross-platform code for communicating with smart sensors, wearables and other BLE-enabled peripherals.

The latest version of the Qt mobile…

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ELP225 packs mighty power in a small space

ELP225 packs mighty power in a small space

XP Power has revealed design features within its latest ac-dc power supply, dubbed ELP225, which can deliver 150W convection-cooled from a 51 x 102mm industrial ‘1U’ footprint package.

Only 32.3mm high, this is believed to be a power density record for the 1U open frame format. 225W…

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Comment: IET "ones to watch" on track to deliver

Comment: IET "ones to watch" on track to deliver

In its December 2014 “Ones to Watch” report, the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) highlighted six areas that it believed “offer significant promise to the UK and its economy”.

The six technology areas were: new power networks, space, cyber security, additive manufacturing, food security and robotics.

The question is…

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MTC1 1W DC/DC converters with wide input range from Murata

MTC1 1W DC/DC converters with wide input range from Murata

Murata has launched the MTC1 series of 1W regulated single output DC/DC converters with nominal input voltages of 12 or 24 VDC and accommodate a 2:1 input range around the selected nominal which allows for use in designs with different nominal input voltages or in situations where wide…

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University embeds RFID chips in yarn

University embeds RFID chips in yarn

Researchers at Nottingham Trent University have come up with a way of embedding RFID chips in yarns which can then be woven or knitted to make fabrics for clothing.

Professor Tilak Dias of the Advanced Textiles Research Group of the School of Art & Design, claims that the embedded chips…

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Infineon, NXP develop NewP@ss next-gen ID chip

Infineon, NXP develop NewP@ss next-gen ID chip

Infineon, NXP and chip card security specialists Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) have developed technology for e-passports and ID cards which, as well as storing a users’s biometric data, can also record visa data and arrival and departure stamps.

Called “NewP@ss”, the research project cost €30m…

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Electronics patent of the month: Cloud-based set top box TV service

Electronics patent of the month: Cloud-based set top box TV service

This month features cloud-based set top box services. Michael Jaeger, patent attorney at leading UK patent and trade mark attorneys Withers & Rogers LLP, writes:

GB Patent Number: GB2476668
Granted to:  Sony Europe Limited

We’ve all heard of (or been unfortunate enough to have experienced) the ‘blue screen…

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Melexis evaluation kit supports ToF sensors

Melexis evaluation kit supports ToF sensors

Melexis is supporting its time-of-flight (ToF) sensing technology with the EVK75023 evaluation kit which accompanies its MLX75023 QVGA (320x240pixels) resolution ToF sensors.

This new hardware platform enables implementation of more advanced human machine interfaces (HMIs).

Co-developed with BlueTechnix, the EVK75023 is a 130x105x60mm board for assessment of…

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Simple BD768xFJ chip eases SiC into the mainstream

Simple BD768xFJ chip eases SiC into the mainstream

Rohm has introduced a silicon ac-dc controller chip for silicon carbide mosfets.

Rather than some multi-kW industrial motor drive, it is a simple 8pin ac-dc controller for 50W single-output designs.

“Until now there has not been a control IC that can sufficiently draw out the performance…

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NI Automated Test Summit: PXI looks good for 5G

NI Automated Test Summit: PXI looks good for 5G

Modular instruments connected by the PXI bus now represent the fastest growing off the overall test and measurement market, says National Instruments executive Abhay Samant.

Speaking today at the National Instruments Automated Test Summit in Reading, Samant said the reason for this growth was PXI’s ability to scale upwards…

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