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GaN-on-silicon design kit improves accuracy

Cree has released a process design kit (PDK) that combines Agilent Technologies’ advanced design system software with Cree’s proprietary GaN on SiC process technology parameters and design rules.

Available free of charge, the Cree GaN PDK V4.01 has updated software with expanded layout and modeling options and enhanced…

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Metal case turns Raspberry Pi B+ into a security camera

Elson Designs has experience of designing cases for the Raspberry Pi and it has now turned its attention to the new Raspberry Pi B+, designing a case for a security camera.

Subject of a Kickstarter project, the PiCE+ metal case has  a number of configurations; Outdoor which will use a…

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MathWorks runs real-time applications on Simulink

MathWorks has announced the introduction of Simulink Real-Time, which will allow designers to build and run real-time applications from Simulink models on dedicated target computer hardware connected to their physical systems.

Combining the functionality of xPC Target and xPC Target Embedded Option, Simulink Real-Time supports real-time…

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Driverless cars to be tested on UK roads next year

Driverless cars could be seen on UK roads as early as next year.

UK cities can now bid for a share of a £10m government-funded competition to host a driverless cars trial. The government is calling on cities to join together with businesses and research organisations to put forward…

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NI sees strong sales growth in Europe

National Instruments has reported a 6% year-on-year increase in revenues in the second quarter.

The test and design tools firm said its business in Europe grew particularly strongly. European sales revenues increased 12% year on year. This was a stronger performance, in dollar terms, than in the Americas…

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Chip design has morphed into system design realisation

EDA companies have become significant suppliers of silicon intellectual property (IP) Martin Lund, v-p of the IP business at Cadence tells Electronics Weekly about the importance of being more than an EDA tools company. 

Q: Why is a silicon IP business strategically important to an EDA tool supplier?


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Huawei licenses small cell network software from UK firm

Huawei has signed a global license agreement with a UK-based company which creates design tools for in-building wireless networks.

Ranplan of Luton has software tools for planning and simulating small cell wireless networks. These combine 3D building modelling and a 3D ray-tracing propagation engine to predict user…

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TASKING C compiler supports Renesas automotive MCUs

The TASKING C compiler now supports the RH850 microcontroller from Renesas Electronics for automotive applications.

The TASKING VX-toolset for RH850, from Altium, is its first  compiler to incorporate support for the latest MISRA C:2012 guidelines for C programming, in addition to the MISRA C:1998 and C:2004…

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Digitally controlled converter drives 60A

TDK-Lambda has introduced an non-isolated surface mount DC-DC converter which will handle 60A currents.

The iJB series converters are PMBus read and write compliant and digitally controlled. The input voltage range is 8-14Vdc and the output is adjustable from 0.6 to 2.0V with a…

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Young engineers, are you up for a challenge?

Engineers, are you up for a simple but creative challenge and have an opportunity to learn more about the inspiring design of London’s Shard?

The IET London Young Professionals network has organised the Engineering Challenge 2014. It will take place on 14th August at 6pm at the London Hilton…

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