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Fastest 8051 yet

Fastest 8051 yet

The most efficient 8051 microcontroller core ever, is the claim of Polish intellectual property firm Digital Core Designs (DCD).

Called DQ8051, the quad pipeline core benchmarks at 0.27292 DMips/MHz (Dhrystone 2.1) “29.01 times speed-up over the original 80C51 chip operating at the same frequency,” said…

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Linux in hi-rel is growing, says McPherson

Linux in hi-rel is growing, says McPherson

Xilinx has joined the Linux Foundation, the industry organisation supporting growth of Linux and collaborative development.

The FPGA firm’s interest indicates how Linux is expanding its footprint beyond consumer and computing markets and in high reliability industrial, automotive and aerospace systems.

The theme of this year’s Embedded Linux…

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TI aims to kick-start GaN revolution

TI aims to kick-start GaN revolution

Texas Instruments has combined two GaN FETs and a matched driver chip in an 80V 10A half-bridge within a single 8x6mm package.

Called LMG5200, the intention is to get GaN into the hands of the engineering community so designers can evaluate its super-fast switching capabilities in power stages…

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University wants app for safe drone flying

University wants app for safe drone flying

Drone enthusiasts are being urged to help design an app for drone flyers which helps to keep them informed of locations where it is legal and safe-to-fly drones.

The idea is being hosted on AppMovement.com, a website created by Newcastle University where designers can propose and develop…

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Motor control gets accurate angle position sensing

Motor control gets accurate angle position sensing

Angle position sensing is the measuring of the degree of rotation of an object about a central axis.

As with any sensor type, the aim is to represent a physical or mechanical characteristic in a format, usually electrical, that can be understood, interpreted and which can be used as an…

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Fast comparator drives logic down to 1.8V

Fast comparator drives logic down to 1.8V

Linear Technology has introduced a comparator with fast rise and fall times of 1.2ns and a toggle frequency of 280MHz.

Designed for driving logic levels from 3.3V down to 1.8V, the LTC6752 has a specified 2.9ns propagation delay and overdrive dispersion of 1.8ns.

Jitter is…

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NFC tag will provide product marketing information

NFC tag will provide product marketing information

Printed electronics firm Thin Film Electronics has developed a near field communication (NFC) sensor for tagging bottles which can detect when a product is “sealed” and “open”.

Likely to be used for tagging wine and spirits, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and automotive fluids, the tag is designed to provide NFC-readability before…

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GaN technology gives 650W power transistor

GaN technology gives 650W power transistor

M/A-COM Technology has developed a 650W gallium nitride (GaN) on silicon carbide (SiC) HEMT pulsed power transistor for L-band pulsed avionics applications.

The transistor is available in standard flange or earless flange packaging.

Designated the MAGX-000912-650L00/MAGX-000912-650L0S, it is a gold metalised, internally…

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Powerstax makes custom PSUs more accessible

Powerstax makes custom PSUs more accessible

Powerstax has a configurable power supply that it claims does not have the lengthy lead times and NRE costs generally associated with a customised product.

The Powerstax A3600 is capable of providing up to 3600W of power, with multiple, isolated and configurable 1.5 to 58VDC outputs from a universal…

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Vision from Axiomtek

An industrial-grade embedded vision system featuring PoE (power-over-Ethernet) support will be launched by Axiomtek in June…

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Recom operates EMC test lab in Austria

Recom operates EMC test lab in Austria

Recom has an EMC laboratory that can be used by customers and students in its new headquarters building in Austria.

The company intends to expand on its EMC services in the future by providing customers with consultation in preparation for certification.

This may be of particular interest to universities and…

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Europe's electronics industry still strong, says Nenad Pacek

Europe's electronics industry still strong, says Nenad Pacek

Europe’s electronics industry is in recovery right now, says economist Nenad Pacek.

Pacek, founder and president of Global Success Advisors and co-founder of the CEEMEA business group said: 
“The electrical and electronics manufacturing industry is showing definite signs of recovery, especially in Europe, the US and Japan, and…

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