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Temperature sensor for wearables

Temperature sensor for wearables

Murata has announced an accurate temperature sensor mounted on a flexy cable; for phones, tablets, and wearables.

“With a flexible printed circuit thickness of approximately 100µm, they can be easy routed inside complex designs and tight spaces,” said Murata.

Called FTNT55XH103FA1A050, it is rated for use from -40 to…

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European companies can fast track into China

European companies can fast track into China

The Made in Europe (MIE) Exhibition and Trading Center in Zhengzhou, China today.

The plan is to give European companies greater access to China, the world’s largest manufacturing market.

Traditionally, European companies face a number of barriers when attempting to expand trade within China. These include logistical challenges, due…

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Green Hills tools make ARM Cortex-M7 hi-rel

Green Hills tools make ARM Cortex-M7 hi-rel

Green Hills Software has announced availability of its development tool suite and μ-velOSity real-time operating system (RTOS) for the recently introduced ARM Cortex-M7 processor.

The development tool suite includes the Green Hills ARM C/C++ compilers, Probe and SuperTrace Probe, and the MULTI integrated software development environment.

According…

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28nm foundry sales jump 72%

28nm foundry sales jump 72%

The ≤28nm pure-play foundry market is expected to increase to $12.3 billion in 2014, a jump of $5.1 billion or 72% as compared to 2013, and account for 29% of total pure-play foundry marketshare this year, says IC Insights…

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Freescale shrinks tyre pressure sensor

Freescale shrinks tyre pressure sensor

Freescale Semiconductor has introduced its smallest tyre pressure monitoring device.

Weighing 0.3 grams, the FXTH87 IC integrates a dual-axis accelerometer, pressure and temperature sensor with 8-bit MCU/S08 microcontroller and wireless transceiver.

Monitoring tyre inflation is a safety feature in today’s cars as it can prevent…

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Envelope tracking takes off in LTE phones Read More
STEM skills gap will exist for 10 years, say academics

STEM skills gap will exist for 10 years, say academics

Academics at UK universities have painted a gloomy view of the skills gap in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects.

Academics questioned in a skills survey, carried by MathWorks, believed it will take more than 10 years to bridge the UK’s skills gap STEM subjects.

And confidence among…

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Radiometrix re-spins telemetry Tx-Rx pairs

Radiometrix re-spins telemetry Tx-Rx pairs

Radiometrix Ltd, has launched a range of frequency programmable, RF power-adjustable radios.

NTX2B narrow-band FM transmitter is available on user/factory programmable frequencies between 425 and 470MHz, and supersedes the existing NTX2 – offering greater stability and improved performance through the use of a VCTCXO reference.

Re-programming is…

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More on: Ultra-narrow-band for Weightless M2M comms

More on: Ultra-narrow-band for Weightless M2M comms

Multi-kilometre machine-to-machine communications special interest group (SIG) Weightless has decided to pursue ultra-narrow-band (UNB) comms in free-to-use ISM bands, rather than ‘white space’ radio for its physical layer.

Around the world, agreements, legislation and infrastructure required to use white space radio (comms in…

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ARM makes £100m profit on £200m Q3 revenues Read More
SEMI book-to-bill turns negative

SEMI book-to-bill turns negative

The SEMI book-to-bill turned negative in September after a decline since June. The June b-to-b was 1.1, it slipped to 1.07 in July, 1.04 in August and to 0.94 in September…

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