Electronic Products & Technology


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Semiconductors


News
July 17, 2016 by Stephen Law

2016 semi market growth forecast lowered to -1%

Weak global economy and poor DRAM market to drag down growth this year. The health of the semiconductor industry is increasingly tied to the health of the worldwide economy, according to research firm IC Insights. Rarely can there be strong semiconductor…
Product
July 15, 2016 by Stephen Law

Low power MCU delivers core independent peripherals

MICROCHIP 32-bit PIC32 microcontrollers (MCUs) bridges the gap between firm’s PIC24F XLP and PIC32MX families. PIC32MM family features core independent peripherals, designed to offload the CPU for lower power and lower system design. Devices are supported by firm’s MPLAB Code…
News
June 27, 2016 by Stephen Law

Automotive semi market grows slightly

Semiconductor rankings shift in 2015 according to IHS Inc.
Product
June 11, 2016 by Stephen Law

Programmable bridging device supports mobile image sensor protocols

LATTICE SEMICONDUCTOR CrossLink programmable bridging device supports leading protocols for mobile image sensors and displays. Device combines the flexibility and fast time to market of an FPGA with the power and functional optimization of an ASSP to create a new…
News
May 23, 2016 by Michael Markides, director, power and utilities, IHS Technology

Gallium nitride to widen footprint in global power semi industry

At the recent American Power Electronics Conference (APEC) in Long Beach CA, the IHS Power team dove into key industry topics like the ever-increasing electrification of automobiles, expected growth from smart energy applications and the total market slowdown that began…
News
May 18, 2016 by Tom Hackenberg, principal analyst, embedded processors, IHS Technology

High performance processors fit network infrastructure

Average selling prices (ASPs) of individual component classes are declining in most processors. However, the migration to 32-bit will be rapid. This migration, along with higher performance microprocessors (MPUs) and top-end communications processors demand for increasing performance supporting software defined…
Product
May 16, 2016 by Stephen Law

Energy harvesting PMU boosts efficiency in IoT designs

ANALOG DEVICES ADP509x energy harvesting Power management unit (PMU) enables faster, more efficient energy harvesting in IoT applications where energy is scarce. Device converts harvested power down to 16μW to 100mW range with only sub-?W operation losses. Device speeds cold-startup…
Product
May 13, 2016 by Stephen Law

SiC MOSFET boosts performance in power conversion designs

INFINEON CoolSiC silicon carbide (SiC) MOSFET technology allows product designs to achieve new levels of power density and performance, providing improved flexibility for increasing efficiency and frequency. Devices improve development of power conversion schemes to save space and weight, reduce…
Product
May 11, 2016 by Stephen Law

RF IC encourages proliferation of passive entry, low-power tracking systems

MELEXIS MLX73290-A low power wireless IC solution provides a sophisticated multi-channel RF transceiver, combined with a 3-dimensional low frequency (3DLF) interface that supports ultra-low power operation. Through its integration of sub-GHz RF and low-frequency technologies, device is highly optimized for…
Product
May 10, 2016 by Tom Simonite, MIT Technology Review San Francisco bureau chief

Intel puts the brakes on Moore’s Law

Intel will slow the pace at which it rolls out new chip-making technology and is still searching for a successor to silicon transistors. Chip maker Intel has signaled a slowing of Moore’s Law, a technological phenomenon that has played a…
News
May 9, 2016 by Tom Simonite, MIT Technology Review San Francisco bureau chief

Intel puts the brakes on Moore’s Law

Intel will slow the pace at which it rolls out new chip-making technology and is still searching for a successor to silicon transistors.
Product
April 29, 2016 by Stephen Law

Energy efficient MOSFETs expand to 800 volts

CENTRAL SEMICONDUCTOR CDM22012-800LRFP UltraMOS MOSFET is energy efficient, high voltage and minimizes total conduction losses while maximizing power density. Device is a 12A, 800V MOSFET in the TO-220FP (Full Pack) package. The low rDS(ON) of 0.37Ω and low total gate…