Ultra Wide Input Range Power Converters

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Aimtec has announced the release of two new series of regulated AC to DC power converters, the AME10-BJZ and AME20-BJZ. These new series will expedite and simplify industrial and commercial product design in a low cost solution. The new regulated … Continue reading

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MCU Enables 3D Graphics in Car Displays

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Cypress Semiconductor has announced a new series in its Traveo automotive microcontroller family with more memory to support a hybrid instrument cluster with 3D graphics and up to 6 traditional gauges, as well as a head-up display. The highly integrated, … Continue reading

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Intel & Micron Expand Manufacturing Effort

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Intel and Micron have announced the completion of an expansion to Building 60 (B60) at the IM Flash facilities in Lehi, Utah. The expanded fab will produce 3D XPoint memory media, a building block of Intel Optane technology that includes … Continue reading

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1 W DC-DC Converters Medical Approved

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MINMAX Technology has announced the MINMAX MAU01M / MSCU01M series, a new range of high performance 1 W medical safety approved DC-DC converters with encapsulated SIP-7 & SMD packages. They are specifically designed for medical applications. The series includes  models … Continue reading

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Wide Range Power Monitor Embeds ADCs

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Analog Devices, acquired earlier this year by Linear Technology, has announced the LTC2992, a wide range I²C system monitor that monitors the current, voltage and power of two 0 V to 100 V rails without additional circuitry. The LTC2992 has … Continue reading

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DFT Plugin Added to Zuken Design Suite

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Zuken  and XJTAG have entered into a partnership to enhance Zuken’s CR-8000 with a design for test (DFT) capability that will improve test coverage during schematic entry. The capability is based on XJTAG’s DFT Assistant, and will be available later … Continue reading

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DC-DC Conv. Does ±1% Voltage Regulation

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Vicor has extended its family of isolated, regulated DC-DC converter modules (DCMs) in ChiP packages, by adding a range of ±1% voltage regulation devices. With unrivaled power densities of up to 1,032 W-per-sqaure-inch, the new series will offer engineers the … Continue reading

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New Version of Altium Designer Previewed

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Altium has completed an exclusive preview tour of its Altium Designer 18 at a series of upcoming global PCB design conferences. Altium Designer continues its focus on delivering new, easy-to-use and productivity enhancing PCB design tools as part of a … Continue reading

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LLC Controller With < 40mW Standby Power

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Texas Instruments (TI) has introduced an inductor-inductor-capacitor (LLC) resonant controller with an integrated high-voltage gate driver that enables the what TI claims is the industry’s lowest standby power, as well as longer system lifetimes. The UCC256301 provides a cost-effective system … Continue reading

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Cadence Adds Real-Time DFM PCB Design

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Cadence Design Systems provides Cadence Allegro PCB DesignTrue DFM technology that performs real-time, in-design design-for-manufacturing (DFM) checks integrated with electrical, physical and spacing design rule checks (DRCs). The technology, integrated into the Allegro PCB Editor, enables PCB designers to identify … Continue reading

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3.5″ SBC Serves up Skylake Processors

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COMMELL has announced its LS-37K 3.5-inch embedded mini-board based on Intel 6th/7th generation FCLGA1151 Skylake / Kaby Lake Core processor family and Xeon E3-1200 v5 processor. The Skylake PC is claimed to deliver 30 percent better performance than a PC … Continue reading

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PCB Technology Leadership Awards

The best overall winner of the 2017  Mentor PCB Technology Leadership Awards is the team from Fujitsu Augsburg for their design of a high-performance computing mainboard. (PRNewsfoto/Mentor, a Siemens business)

Mentor has announced its 27th annual PCB Technology Leadership Awards. Started in 1988, this program is the longest running competition of its kind in the electronic design automation (EDA) industry. It recognizes engineers and designers who use innovative methods and … Continue reading

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Battery-Free IoT Start Up Raises $19 Million

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Wiliot, a fabless semiconductor start-up company, has closed an investment round with Qualcomm Ventures and M Ventures. The announcement was made in conjunction with the opening of the Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Association (AIPIA) Conference in Amsterdam where the … Continue reading

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IoT Tool Suite Includes Bluetooth 5 Support

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Rigado has announced its Edge Connectivity Suite with full support for Bluetooth 5. Designed for large-scale commercial IoT deployments, Rigado’s Edge Connectivity solution is comprised of Bluetooth 5 end-device modules and the Vesta IoT Gateway, which includes cloud-based tools for … Continue reading

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App Enables Remote Monitoring and Servicing of IoT Devices

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PTC has announced the launch of the ThingWorx Asset Advisor app for service to accelerate its customers’ service transformation initiatives. ThingWorx Asset Advisor for service enables remote monitoring and servicing of assets deployed in the field. Built on PTC’s leading … Continue reading

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