Electronic Design News

PCIM 2015: Your Electronics Weekly guide

PCIM Europe (Power Conversion and Intelligent Motion) The annual PCIM show covers power electronics, intelligent motion, renewable energy and energy management. It runs from 19 – 21 May in Nuremberg, this year. Simply bookmark: www.electronicsweekly.com/news/tag/pcim/  PCIM 2015 – Latest News PCIM: Vicor slim-line PSU package takes…

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Small cells are coming and they need to be tested

One of the most noticeable trends in the mobile world in recent years is the advent of ‘small cells’. Small cells (a term which encompasses femto-, pico- and microcells) have become increasingly popular in larger enterprises, shopping malls and airports, where there is demand for 2G, 3G and LTE mobile…

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Design ideas: Some practical ways to split a voltage rail

There are a number of reasons why an engineer would want to “split” a voltage rail in their design. Sometimes parts of the circuit, like a sensor or an IC, require a bipolar supply. Other reasons are to make the best use of the dynamic range of your ADC if…

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Efficient motors will work on a network, says ADI

There is currently a lot of discussion surrounding energy efficiency in modern production plants and manufacturers of systems solutions are continually unveiling new concepts to address the issue. One such concept involves introducing a greater degree of automation, which is somewhat surprising but it takes into consideration the demand for…

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Ten core ARM boosts batteries in fastest phones

MediaTek has a 10 core phone processor in the pipeline. Called  Helio X20, it has one cluster of two 2.5GHz ARM Cortex-A72 cores for top-end performance (games and video recording, for example), one cluster of four 2GHz Cortex-A53 cores for medium loads, and one cluster of…

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Super-fast Wi-Fi developer in wireless charging move

Blu Wireless Technology wants to demonstrate that its multi-gigabit Wi-Fi technology which operates in the 60GHz band will work with wireless charging and it has teamed with chip company IDT to do it.  So that your high speed Wi-Fi router will also charge your phone. The aim…

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