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ARM, IBM expand IoT collaboration

IBM today announced an expansion of its IoT platform – called IBM IoT Foundation – through a collaboration with ARM mbed-enabled devices connecting to analytics services.

This fusion will allow data from devices such as industrial appliances, weather sensors and wearable monitoring devices to be gathered, analyzed and acted upon.

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Hirai talks Sony

Kaz Hirai, CEO of Sony, has just given the following interview to CNBC:

CNBC: A number of new products launched today, what are you most excited about?

“We are really excited about a range of products that we highlighted today. We are talking about the new Xperia Z5 smart phones…

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ADI launches GaAs pHEMT driver amplifier

Analog Devices has introduced a medium-power, distributed driver amplifier which operates between 24GHz and 35GHz.

The HMC1131 amplifier provides 22dB of gain, +35dBm output IP3, and +24dBm of output power at 1dB gain compression.

It reduces the number of components required to achieve the desired output power and small…

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Imec delivers clothing display

Imec, the Centre and CMST, Imec’s associated lab at Ghent University, have demonstrated the world’s first stretchable and conformable thin-film transistor (TFT) driven LED display laminated into textiles.

The conformable display is very thin and mechanically stretchable. A fine-grain version of the proven meander interconnect technology…

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China launches FPGA family

Twenty-month-old Gowin Semiconductor of Guangdong has a two-device family of FPGAs called GW1N – GW1N-1K and GW1N-9K.

They are made on TSMC’s 55nm process with an embedded flash block which can be randomly accessed.

According to Gowin they have up to 9K LUTs; up to…

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Harsh environment isolated current sense amp from Si Labs

Silicon Labs has introduced an isolated current sense amplifier for delivering current shunt measurement for power control systems operating in harsh environments such as industrial motor drives, solar inverters, high-voltage power converters, UPS and electric/hybrid-electric vehicle (EV/HEV) systems.

Measuring current on high-voltage rails with a…

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Spectrum adds pre-amp to digitiser

For applications where low-level electronic signals need to be acquired and analysed, Spectrum has added a range of pre-amplifiers that can be used to boost signal levels. When combined with a Spectrum digitiser these low noise pre-amplifiers can greatly increase the measurement systems overall dynamic range and…

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Plessey bags up £6.7m grant

Plessey has been given £6.7m by the Regional Growth Fund (RGF) towards the expansion of its LED manufacturing facility in Plymouth.

Solid state lighting forms a significant part of global efforts to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

According to a new market research report (1), the solid…

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Highly integrated power supply from LTC

Linear Technology has brought out a high voltage, highly integrated, low noise dual output power supply which takes a single positive input supply (VIN_P) and generates low noise bipolar rails up to ±2•VIN_P without any inductors.

The device, LTC3265, includes a boost doubling charge pump, an inverting charge pump…

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Melexis introduces elevated current version of its Hall-effect sensors

Melexis has an elevated current version of its MLX91208 series of programmable Hall-effect current sensors.

Optimised for the very high fields of hybrid and electric vehicle (HEV) applications, the MLX91208CAV can cope with up to 1000A of primary current. This device complements the existing MLX91208 products which cover low…

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