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US firm produces sealed-AGM lead-acid battery

Advanced Battery Concepts (ABC) says it has started commercial production of its patented redesign of lead acid battery technology. Michigan-based ABC claims it is the first large format, bipolar, sealed AGM, valve-regulated lead acid battery. Launch products are two ICE 61056-certified general purpose 24V and 48V mono…

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Honeywell wireless modules get energy harvesting from UK

Perpetuum, the vibration-based energy harvesting specialists, has released its FM-certified Intelligent Power Module (IPM) for the Honeywell XYR 6000 series wireless transmitters. The IPM can replace the standard Honeywell OEM battery pack that allows the XYR 6000 series transmitters to accept external power in the form of vibration…

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Audio DSP codecs from Dialog

Today Dialog announces availability of two new audio DSP codecs – DA7322 and DA7323 – targeting applications with up to four analogue or digital microphones respectively…

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Synopsys looks to finfet design with new IC Compiler

Synopsys has introduced the 2014.09 release of its IC Compiler place and route product which has advanced support for finfet-based design. Capabilities include look-ahead technologies, first introduced in the previous release of the compiler, and enhanced concurrent clock and data optimisation (CCD) for a frequency boost on…

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Silicon Labs launches custom clock design tool

Silicon Labs’ new Clock Tree Expert tool enables embedded developers to generate sophisticated, streamlined clock tree block diagrams within minutes, simplifying system design, reducing bill of materials (BOM) count and speeding time to market…

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Mammal EDA and insect EDA

Bio-diversity is the future for EDA – with the mammals going one way and insects going another, says Chris Rowen, founder of Tensilica who sold his company to Cadence and is now CTO at their IP group…

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Weightless-N standard issued

The Weightless SIG today announced the launch of Weightless-N, a complementary open standard for the internet of things (IoT…

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