Electronic Products & Technology


April 8, 2016 by Stephen Law

FPGAs enhance IO variants for smart connectivity

LATTICE SEMICONDUCTOR ECP5 family of low power, small form factor connectivity and acceleration FPGAs are pin compatible and enable OEMs to seamlessly update their designs to meet evolving interface requirements in the industrial, communications and consumer markets. Devices support 5G…
April 3, 2016 by Stephen Law

USA leads growing global industrial semi market, IHS says

The industrial semiconductor market will post an 8 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR), as revenue rises from $43.5 billion in 2014 to $59.5 billion in 2019, according to IHS Inc. Increased capital spending and continued economic growth, especially in…
March 28, 2016 by Stephen Law

LIN controller ICs fully integrated, universally-useable

MELEXIS MLX81107/MLX81109 LIN Controller ICs combine high degrees of built-in functionality and low unit costs. Freely-programmable, monolithic devices are able to address growing demands within the automobile industry for LIN-based switches, actuators, drivers, sensor interfaces and LED lighting systems. Both…
March 23, 2016 by Joel Randewich, Rueters San Francisco

Intel mastermind, Silicon Valley statesman dies at 79

Andy Grove helped usher in the personal computer age
March 21, 2016 by Stephen Law

RF switch exceeds linearity requirements of DOCSIS 3.1 cable industry

PEREGRINE UltraCMOS PE42723 reflective SPDT RF switch boosts high linearity specifications, delivering enhanced performance in a smaller package. Device exceeds the linearity requirements of the DOCSIS 3.1 cable industry standard and enables a dual upstream/downstream band architecture in cable customer…
March 13, 2016 by Stephen Law

Market for GaN and SiC Power semis to top $1B in 2020

The emerging market for silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN) power semiconductors is forecast to pass the $1-billion mark in five years, energized by demand from hybrid and electric vehicles, power supplies and photovoltaic (PV) inverters. Worldwide revenue from…
February 28, 2016 by Stephen Law

NAND Flash memory supports data storage, computational demands

TOSHIBA 15nm e-MMCTM NAND Flash memory for automotive applications provides a wide operating temperature range of -40 to 85C. The single-package embedded devices include densities from 8GB to 64GB, while each unit integrates a controller to manage basic control functions…
February 27, 2016 by Stephen Law

100V FET driver boosts flexibility, power protection

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS bq76200 single-chip 100V high-side FET driver for high-power lithium-ion battery applications delivers advanced power protection and control. The high-voltage solution efficiently drives high-side N-channel charge and discharge FETs in batteries commonly used in energy storage systems and motor-driven…
February 16, 2016 by Stephen Law

Hybrid memory cube compliance software speeds testing

KEYSIGHT N8839A HMC compliance test software application for hybrid memory cube (HMC) device and system testing helps memory design engineers accelerate turn-on and debug of HMC systems by automating the execution of transmitter physical-layer tests on firm’s Infiniium V-Series and…
February 7, 2016 by Stephen Law

15W wireless power transmitter IC connects to microcontroller

TOSHIBA TC7718FTG wireless power transmitter IC with a 15W transmission capability is connected to a microcontroller. Device realizes a wireless power transmitter system compliant with Qi, the standard defined by the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC). Firm’s original CD-0.13 process realizes…
February 4, 2016 by Stephen Law

Averna opens innovation lab in Atlanta to accelerate new product development

New office serves ITAR, RF signal processing & FPGA centre of excellence projects
January 29, 2016 by Stephen Law

AptoVision unveils new engine for advanced AV signal processing

Plethora: Multi-function chip replaces multi-chipset solutions