Electronic Products & Technology


February 17, 2018 by EP&T Magazine

TE Connectivity releases digital models in collaboration with SnapEDA

Engineers can now easily design-in more than 25,000 new of components with free symbols & footprints
February 14, 2018 by Stephen Law

Reflowable thermal switch protects against thermal runaway

SCHURTER RTS compact reflowable thermal switch for thermal protection of power semiconductors such as MOSFETs, ICs, IGBTs, TRIACs, SCRs, etc. Due to their inherent self-reinforcing heat-producing behavior, these components can overheat and lead to thermal runaway. Device prevents overheating by…
February 11, 2018 by Stephen Law

Low power active mixer delivers 7GHz bandwidth

ANALOG DEVICES LTC5562 low power, high performance active double-balanced mixer, capable of 50Ω matching over a very wide frequency range of 30MHz to 7GHz. This versatile mixer can be used in either frequency upconversion or downconversion applications, with outstanding conversion…
February 5, 2018 by Gabe Cherry, senior writer, Michigan Engineering, University of Michigan gcherry@umich.edu

Semiconductor breakthrough may be game-changer for organic solar cells

Buildings, clothing could generate power
February 1, 2018 by Youkyung Lee, The Associated Press, Seoul Korea

Behind South Korea’s chip boom, worries over future

The craze for smartphones, social media and universal connectivity is generating immense wealth but also deep unease in South Korea, source of a large share of the computer chips that make them work. Soaring demand for microchips used in smartphones,…
January 31, 2018 by EP&T Magazine

Electro Sonic launches customer web portal

Electro Sonic, Markham ON, Canadian distributor of electromechanical, interconnect and passive components recently introduced a customer web portal that provides customers with immediate access to price and availability on more than 1-million part numbers. “With our new web portal, customers…
January 29, 2018 by Stephen Law

Crossover processors boost performance with MCU ease-of-use

NXP Semiconductors i.MX RT crossover processors combine the high performance of a processor with the real-time functionality and ease-of-use of a microcontroller, supporting a wide range of applications. Devices are based on an Arm Cortex-M7 core that operates at 600MHz, more…
January 26, 2018 by Stephen Law

IC delivers indoor precision location, communication for many markets

DECAWAVE ScenSor DW1000 IC provides allows the location of objects in Real Time Location Systems (RTLS) to a precision of 10cm indoors, even while moving at up to 5m/s. The single chip is IEEE802.15.4-2011 UWB compliant, wireless transceiver based on…
January 23, 2018 by EP&T Magazine

Worldwide semi revenue forecast to grow 7.5% in 2018: Gartner

Worldwide semiconductor revenue is forecast to total $451-billion in 2018, an increase of 7.5 percent from $419 billion in 2017, according to Gartner Inc. This represents a near doubling of Gartner’s previous estimate of 4 percent growth for 2018. “Favorable market conditions…
January 10, 2018 by Matt O'Brien, The Associated Press, Las Vegas

Intel boss says fixes on way for serious chip security flaws

Intel has big plans to steer toward new business in self-driving cars, virtual reality and other cutting-edge technologies. But first it has to pull out of a skid caused by a serious security flaw in its processor chips, which undergird…
January 8, 2018 by Stephen Law

AI processors serve deep learning at the edge

CEVA NeuPro specialized Artificial Intelligence (AI) processor family for deep learning inference at the edge. Family of processors provides a step-up in performance, ranging from 2 Tera Ops Per Second (TOPS) for the entry-level processor to 12.5 TOPS for the most advanced configuration.…
January 5, 2018 by Matt O'Brien, The Associated Press

Who’s affected by computer chip security flaw

Technology companies are scrambling to fix serious security flaws affecting computer processors built by Intel and other chipmakers and found in many of the world’s personal computers and smartphones. The two hardware bugs discovered can be exploited to allow the memory content…