General Electronics Industry News

5G centre at Surrey part of millimetre wave Euro-project

The UK’s national research centre for 5G mobile commucniations being built at the University of Surrey is to be part of a European project to develop millimetre-wave radio technologies for next generation cellular mobile networks. The European Commission-funded MiWaveS project will investigate the use of millimetre wave…

Read More

Charcroft builds UK production of VPG foil resistors

Charcroft Electronics is to increase production of foil precision resistors in the UK following a technology agreement with Vishay Precision Group (VPG). Charcroft is one of several companies in Europe manufacturing foil resistors using VPG’s Bulk Metail Foil process. Charcroft is a passives specialist and it has been making…

Read More

Microchip PIC32MZ gets Greens Hills tool support

Green Hills Software has added software design support for Microchip’s PIC32MZ family of 32-bit microcontrollers, including compilers, debugger, IDE and probes. Microchip’s PIC32MZ product line is based on the MIPS microAptiv core, running at 200MHz/330DMIPS. The Hi-Speed USB, Ethernet and CAN, along with wired and…

Read More

Low power positioning receiver targets wearables

CSR and Hong Kong based GPS system manufacturer Maestro Wireless Solutions a positioning module with both GPS and GLONASS receivers in a  10 x 15mm package, which the suppliers say will see postioning technology used in wearable devices. The A5100-A receiver, which integrates CSR’s SiRFstar4 chipset, acquires and…

Read More

IBM creates 'super' chip for neural networks

IBM is aiming at creating vast neural networks with a chip implementing one million neurons and 256 million programmable synapses. It is the biggest chip the firm has ever designed: 5.4bn transistors and a two-dimensional mesh network of 4096 ‘neuro-synaptic’ cores – which Samsung has built on a…

Read More

Microsemi extends secure boot licence with Rambus

Microsemi  has extended its existing Differential Power Analysis (DPA) patent license from the Cryptography Research division of Rambus. This allows the FPGA supplier to continue to implement DPA-resistant secure programming and boot-up protocols in its SmartFusion2 SoC FPGAs and IGLOO2 FPGAs. DPA is is used by hackers to…

Read More

Murata improves accuracy of crystals

Murata has improved frequency tolerance and temperature characteristics of its crystal devices. The XRCGB-F-P series has a frequency tolerance of +/- 20 ppm (at +25 deg C), and frequency shift by temperature of +/- 20ppm max. (-30 to + 85 deg C). Compared to previous crystal units that had a combined…

Read More

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…

Read More