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sureCore offers FD-SOI SRAM core

sureCore, the Sheffield low power SRAM IP company, has announced commercial availability of its first, ultra-low power, embedded SRAM IP. The silicon proven, 28nm FDSOI production design targets applications demanding long battery life with minimal operating and stand-by power performance…

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LPRS sponsors Warwick's next CubeSat

LPRS sponsors Warwick's next CubeSat

Low Power Radio Solutions (LPRS) is to join the sponsors of Warwickshire University satellite programme, whose second WUSat CubeSat recently impressed the European Space Agency by maintaining communication throughout re-entry after a ‘Rexus’ launch from Sweden.

“This was the first occasion that an ESA/Rexus launch device had successfully…

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MIPS P5600 core licensed for Russian comms processor

MIPS P5600 core licensed for Russian comms processor

Russian fables chip firm Baikal has integrated a multi-core MIPS Warrior P-class (P5600) CPU into its Baikal-T1 communications processor. 

“We are glad to present the world’s first publicly-announced implementation of the P5600 CPU,” said Baikal CTO Grigoriy Khrenov, “We created a high-performance, highly efficient…

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Vishay powdered iron SMD inductors saturate up to 5A

Vishay powdered iron SMD inductors saturate up to 5A

Vishay has introduced a series of 0806 and 1008 low-profile, high-current power inductors with powdered iron cores for saturation current up to 5.8A. 

‘IHHP’ devices are offered in 2.0 x 1.6mm (0806) or 2.5 x 2.0mm (1008), each 1.0mm or 1.2mm…

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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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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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