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Processor brings 1080p video to car rear-view mirrors

Processor brings 1080p video to car rear-view mirrors

ON Semiconductor has developed a range of image co-processors to work with 1.2 and 2 megapixel image sensors specifically in automotive rear view and surround view cameras.

According to Sandor Barna, vice president at ON Semiconductor, the processor will support both 1080p and 720p video in automotive applications…

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USB will carry 4K  video with new connector design

USB will carry 4K video with new connector design

Could a USB connector support 4K high definition video? This is what the industry intends and a new look USB connector is likely to start appearing in PCs, TVs and mobiles over the next year.

The Type-C connector, as it is called, is expected to take over from the…

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Water repellent coating improves capacitor reliability

Water repellent coating improves capacitor reliability

Murata has developed a water-repellent coating that it claims will increase the reliability of multi-layer ceramic capacitors.

At issue is condensation – not just between the PCB and he capacitor, but on any capacitor surface that can gather condensation.

When water wets the surface of the capacitor – top diagram…

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ARM buys Sansa hardware-based security technology

ARM buys Sansa hardware-based security technology

ARM has bought the five year-old Israeli security firm Sansa which has a hardware solution for mobile connectivity.

The price is thought to be somewhere around $90 million.

Sansa, which was called Discretix until last October, has had $37 million of venture capital money and is backed by both…

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Mouser ships Intel Compute Stick

Mouser ships Intel Compute Stick

Mouser is shipping the Intel Compute Stick with Ubuntu Linux which enables any screen with an HDMI interface to become a fully functional personal computer.

The stick has pre-installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS OS.

It has a 64-bit 1.33GHz Intel Atom Z3735F Quad-Core processor with 2…

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Antenova adds Sinica for 1559MHz-1609MHz satellite bands

Antenova adds Sinica for 1559MHz-1609MHz satellite bands

Antenova, the Hatfield antenna specialist, has launched an embedded GNSS antenna, named ‘Sinica’, which operates on the 1559MHz–1609MHz satellite bands.

Sinica is suitable for all positioning applications on the 1559MHz-1609MHz bands, the company says. It operates with all of the public satellite constellations – GPS, GLONASS, Baidou and Gallileo…

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K computer claims super computer crown

K computer claims super computer crown

Having fallen from the peak of the Top 500 list of super computers a few years ago, Japan’s K computer is back up there again, this time on the Graph 500 supercomputer ranking.

Graph 500 is a relatively new benchmark, from 2010, which seeks to measure supercomputers on data…

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Will car makers become internet companies?

Will car makers become internet companies?

Connected vehicles will create a new business opportunity proving the internet-based mobile services to the driver.

Car manufacturers will soon be competing against technology companies to provide the online services to connected cars.

Autonomous connected vehicles are seen as the first major market for so-called internet of things…

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Chips at risk from bad voltages, says Mentor

Chips at risk from bad voltages, says Mentor

Electrical reliability and protection from electrostatic discharge (ESD) has become more important to IC designers as on-chip geometries shrink and device complex increases.

ESD is not a new phenomenon in chip design but its importance to IC designers has increased in recent years.

The main factors for this are…

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M2M connections increasing, but don't call it IoT

M2M connections increasing, but don't call it IoT

The market for M2M cellular modules and wireless terminals is predicted to grow dramatically over the next three years.

By the end of 2019 the market for cellular M2M modules is expected to reach $2.2bn, according to a new report by Beecham Research.

The numbers of modules and wireless…

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Server power measured per programme by Fujitsu

Server power measured per programme by Fujitsu

Aiming to cut power waste in data centres, Fujitsu Labs has developed a way to determine how much energy each programme running on a CPU consumes.

It adds to the capability, called RAPL, of some Intel CPUs to measure overall power consumption.

“According to a report by the Japanese Ministry…

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IQE joins Obama initiative

IQE joins Obama initiative

IQE has been announced as a key partner in a new consortium to establish the United States’ first Integrated Photonics Institute for Manufacturing Innovation (IP-IMI).

Created as part of President Obama’s National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI), the IP-IMI was launched this week in Rochester, NY by…

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