Tech news tagged ‘design’

Chip design is crucial to Europe, says Cadence v-p

Alexander Duesener, v-p of worldwide field operations in EMEA for Cadence Design Systems believes chip designers have a crucial role in maintaining Europe’s strengths in wireless and automotive systems. The biggest challenge in complex SoC design is verification. How are designers in Europe tackling complex chip verification?Alexander…

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Microchip adds op amps to PIC microcontrollers

Microchip has integrated a dual op amp into its 8-bit PIC microcontrollers. The PIC16F527 and PIC16F570 microcontrollers are designed with on-chip dual op amp module, 8-bit ADC and two comparators. Combining signal conditioning and amplification function, the devices implement a new hardware interrupt capability which allows designers…

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No substitute for a designer's experience, says Altium

We must give engineers to draw on their experience when starting new designs, writes Robert Huxel When an electronic design engineer creates a working environment, they don’t first make a bench, and then a power supply, and then a DMM, and then an oscilloscope or frequency counter. They procure…

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European chip design is vital for car industry, says EDA executive

Semiconductor design for automotive systems is an important and growing technology capability for European companies, according to Jean-Marie Saint-Paul, European director at Mentor Graphics. “Europe’s strong car industry is a big opportunity for the electronics design sector,” said Saint-Paul. It is important that Europe protect s…

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Accurate voltage supervisor has wide temperature range

Micrel has introduced a +/-0.5% accuracy voltage supervisor, with manual reset input, watchdog timer and dual outputs in 1.6mm x 1.6mm thin DFN package.

The MIC826 offers eight reset threshold options and is intended to monitor 1.8V to 5V power supplies.

The device features a +/-0…

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Big data opportuntiy for embedded systems firms

Why it is that we are only now starting to appreciate the value of big data and where all this data comes from, asks Matthew Caffrey, general manager at Chesterfield-based embedded systems supplier, DSP Design.

With the advent of the cloud and storage options becoming less expensive, the rush…

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UK-designed LTE-A board is key for cognitive radio in Europe

Lime Microsystems has said its field programmable RF transceiver, LMS6002D, has been adopted by Eurecom for its ExpressMIMO2 baseband platform. The LTE-A compliant (TDD/FDD) board combines four Lime Microsystems LMS6002D chips with Xilinx Spartan-6 FPGA to allow both MIMO 4×4 and dual band MIMO 2×2. “The Express…

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Serbian ARM core developer signs sales deal

HDL Design House has appointment Airics to act as representative for its digital and analogue IP chip design and verification businerss in the Nordic region. Sweden-based Airics will be in charge of sales and promotion of HDL DH products and service to semiconductor companies in Sweden, Norway, Finland and…

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LED lighting module delivers halogen-style dimming

LED Engin has introduced a single emitter LED lighting module that delivers directional light with halogen-style dimming, tracking the black body curve from 3000K down to1800K. The LuxiTune light engine is comprised of a 12-die, compact single emitter with intelligent control circuit and complementary TIR optic. Luminous flux…

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Magnetic sensor detects north and south

Diodes has designed a programmable omnipolar Hall effect switch is able to detect both north and south magnetic fields.

The AH1898 features a band-select pin, which allows device sensitivity to be changed to one of two predefined magnetic sensitivity ranges. 

It can also be used change the band on…

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