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Microsoft unveils computer with ‘holographic’display

Microsoft unveils computer with ‘holographic’display

Microsoft has announced two brand new devices, the HoloLens and Surface Hub, at its highly anticipated Windows 10 event in Washington, writes Tom Wilson.

The arrival of these devices marks the first time that Microsoft has brought a new product to its hardware line since the Surface and Surface Pro…

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Amazon buys Annapurna

Amazon buys Annapurna

Amazon has bought Annapurna Labs of Israel in what is assumed to be a move to develop its own networking ICs…

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Samsung tops semi buyers

Samsung tops semi buyers

Samsung, the second largest producer of semiconductors,  is the largest buyer of semiconductors.

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Do students want to study electronic engineering?

Do students want to study electronic engineering?

The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) has published acceptance numbers for different subjects studied at university.

Electrical and electronic engineering recruitment remains stable over the last eight years at around 4,800 students signing up for courses, while computer science has become more popular with a steady increase from…

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Ardian invests in calibration and digital media firms

Ardian invests in calibration and digital media firms

Trescal, the French calibration services company, acquired US-based General Calibration earlier this month.

Trescal is expanding its presence in the American market. This is the calibration services company’s fourth acquisition in the US since the mid-2013 when it was acquired by Ardian, a private investment company.

Guillaume…

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Shielded power inductors for electric vehicles

Shielded power inductors for electric vehicles

Coilcraft is aiming at vehicles with shielded power inductors rated at up to 101.8A.

The AGP4233 series, with 12 values between 6.8 and 470µH, is intended for power supply and filtering applications in, for example, electric vehicle start-stop systems.

For reduced footprint (36x42mm, 28mm high) they…

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Keysight adds adjustable ISI for 16Gbit/s data rates

Keysight adds adjustable ISI for 16Gbit/s data rates

Keysight Technologies is offering an adjustable and integrated intersymbol interference (ISI) capability for the J-BERT M8020A bit error rate tester (BERT).

The adjustable and programmable ISI function allows engineers to emulate channel loss when compliance testing high-speed digital receivers.

This function is integrated in each pattern generator channel…

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How to win the IoT game

How to win the IoT game

Currently the IoT playing field is a massive free-for-all mix-up, with hints of star players but no real team spirit. The goal of winning the IoT match looks to be years away due to a lack of agreed-upon rules and a secure playing field.

Penalty flags…

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AVX extends automotive varistor range

AVX extends automotive varistor range

AVX has extended the voltage and energy ratings of its radial leaded TransGuard Automotive Series with the addition of its VR20 varistors, expanding both the number and type of applications for the series…

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UK maker and education electronics firm sells millionth kit

UK maker and education electronics firm sells millionth kit

Supplier to the educational and maker communities, electronics firm Kitronik has sold its millionth DIY kit.

“The kits have been sold to over 3,000 schools, helping to encourage more young people to take an interest in technology and engineering,” said the Kitronik. Customers “typically enjoy engineering orientated activities such…

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TDK-Lambda saves space in power supplies

TDK-Lambda saves space in power supplies

Devon-based power supply maker TDK-Lambda has patented a space and cost-saving method of heat-sinking power components.

In particular, it applies to a daughter-board with mixed surface-mount (SMD) and through-hole components, that is soldered vertically into into a horizontal power supply motherboard.

The reason…

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