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Rochester to supply 68040s

Rochester Electronics has been licensed by Freescale to manufacture the 68040 32bit microprocessor product family which Freescale will stop producing in |November.

Rochester has original Freescale packaged parts and silicon die from which it will manufacture a variety of device options. Freescale has also provided access to full design and…

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MTC1 1W DC/DC converters with wide input range from Murata

Murata has launched the MTC1 series of 1W regulated single output DC/DC converters with nominal input voltages of 12 or 24 VDC and accommodate a 2:1 input range around the selected nominal which allows for use in designs with different nominal input voltages or in situations where wide…

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Infineon, NXP develop NewP@ss next-gen ID chip

Infineon, NXP and chip card security specialists Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) have developed technology for e-passports and ID cards which, as well as storing a users’s biometric data, can also record visa data and arrival and departure stamps.

Called “NewP@ss”, the research project cost €30m…

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Melexis evaluation kit supports ToF sensors

Melexis is supporting its time-of-flight (ToF) sensing technology with the EVK75023 evaluation kit which accompanies its MLX75023 QVGA (320x240pixels) resolution ToF sensors.

This new hardware platform enables implementation of more advanced human machine interfaces (HMIs).

Co-developed with BlueTechnix, the EVK75023 is a 130x105x60mm board for assessment of…

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GloFo completes acquisition of IBM microelectronics

GlobalFoundaries (GloFo) has completed its acquisition of the IBM microelectronics business.

“We have significantly enhanced our technology development capabilities and reinforce our long-term commitment to investing in R&D for technology leadership,” says GloFo CEO Sanjay Jha.

“We have added world-class technologists and differentiated technologies, such as…

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Silego adds reverse-current blocking

Silego, the programmable mixed signal specialist, has added reverse-current blocking to its dual-channel, self-contained integrated power-switch product line.

Adding reverse-current blocking makes the SLG59M1603V suitable for low-voltage power-rail distribution, power-rail sequencing, or any other two-power-rail application where power flow from…

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Oregon researchers fabricate silver

Engineers at Oregon State University report that they have invented a way to fabricate silver, opening broad applications in microelectronics, sensors, energy devices, low emissivity coatings and even transparent displays.

A patent has been applied for on the technology, which is now available for further commercial development.

“There’s a…

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Nordic integrates Bluetooth Smart and NFC Touch-to-Pair

Nordic Semiconductor has put Bluetooth Smart and NFC for Touch-to-Pair on its nRF52832 SoC which has a 64MHz ARM Cortex-M4F processor, a 2.4GHz multi-protocol radio, and automatic power optimisation.

According to Nordic Semi, with a 215 CoreMark the nRF52832 delivers up to 60% more generic…

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Socionext enables record data transmission speeds

Socionext, the Panasonic-Fujitsu SoC jv, has launched DACs and ADCs with sampling rates up to 92GSample/s which have been integrated into coherent receivers and transmitters that were used to transport data at several tens of terabits per second over a 762km Lyon-Marseille-Lyon fiber optic link in…

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Skeleton launches graphene ultracapacitors

Skeleton Technologies has launched graphene-enhanced ultracapacitors with a capacitance of 4500 farads. Skeleton claims this to be “the single biggest increase in energy density for ultracapacitors in the past 15 years”.

Energy density is a key development challenge for the ultracapacitor market and is fundamental if the technology is…

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