Electronic Products & Technology


May 14, 2018 by Stephen Law

MMIC mixers lower conversion loss

CUSTOM MMIC CMD253C3, CMD254C3, and CMD255C3 monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs) are high performance IP3 fundamental mixers that provide overlapping RF/LO frequencies spanning 6GHz to 26GHz, with each model demonstrating low conversion loss high IP3, high isolation and wide IF bandwidth. Devices…
May 11, 2018 by EP&T Magazine

Si2 open model provides industry-wide interface for SPICE capabilities

The Silicon Integration Initiative Compact Model Coalition has released the Open Model Interface, an Si2 standard, C-language application programming interface that supports SPICE compact model extensions.  OMI allows circuit designers to simulate and analyze such important physical effects as self-heating and…
May 4, 2018 by Kelvin Chan, The Associated Press, Hong Kong

Chip wars: Tech rivalry underlies US China trade conflict

Chinese and American officials will be trying to defuse tensions pushing the world’s two largest economies toward trade war in meetings beginning Thursday where analysts say chances for a breakthrough seem slim given the two sides’ desperate rivalry in strategic…
April 28, 2018 by Stephen Law

FPGA programmable platform comprises logic, routing, embedded memory

EFINIX Trion programmable platform in FPGA architectural innovation was built using firm’s Quantum programmable technology, comprising logic, routing, embedded memory and DSP blocks. The first eight FPGAs in the Trion platform are built on SMIC’s (Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp.) 40nm process.…
April 27, 2018 by Stephen Law

IC delivers chip-to-cloud security right out of the box

NXP A71CH IC is a ready-to-use secure element for IoT devices providing a root of trust at the IC level and delivers, chip-to-cloud security right out of the box, so you can safely connect to IoT clouds and services, including AWS,…
April 26, 2018 by Stephen Law

36V, 1A dc-dc step-down power module shrinks board space

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS 0.5-A LMZM23600 and 1-A LMZM23601 dc-dc step-down converters range from 4V to 36V, measure 3mm by 3.8mm and require two external components for operation. Power modules achieve up to 92% efficiency, which minimizes energy loss and feature tiny MicroSiP packaging…
April 23, 2018 by EP&T Magazine

Global semi industry has highest growth rate in 14 years

Samsung edged out Intel, to become the new semiconductor industry leader, IHS Markit says
April 20, 2018 by Stephen Law

Integrated DSP+CPU architecture boosts efficiency processing in low power IoT devices

CEVA-X1 IoT Processor implements a single-core DSP+CPU architecture, specifically designed to address the severe size, power and cost constraints imposed by the latest eMTC Cat-M1 and eNB-IoT Cat-NB2 standards, as well as future FeMTC and 5G cellular IoT deployments. The…
April 11, 2018 by EP&T Magazine

EPTECH trade shows coming to Montreal, Ottawa this month

EPTECH's table-top style of exhibit is the only series of coast-to-coast national electronics shows in Canada
April 10, 2018 by Stephen Law

High resolution image sensors equipped with NIR+

ON SEMICONDUCTOR AR0522 CMOS image sensors delivers Near Infra-Red+ (NIR+) technology, which effectively combines High Dynamic Range (HDR) with enhanced low light performance to enable high-end security and surveillance cameras. Device is a 1/2.5-inch 5.1 Megapixel (MP) image sensor based on…
April 8, 2018 by The University of California, Riverside

Research paper exposes microprocessor vulnerability

It’s rare when semiconductor chip giants respond publicly to new academic research that exposes faults inside systems – as Intel did to recent coverage issued by The University of California, Riverside (UCR). The paper that caused the Intel response is BranchScope: A New…
April 2, 2018 by EP&T Magazine

EPTECH is the only series of coast-to-coast national electronics shows in Canada

The series is operated by EP&T, Canada’s information leader for electronics engineers and designers.