Electronic Products & Technology


July 19, 2018 by Stephen Law

Tiny 8-bit  MCUs increase functionality in sensor nodes

MICROCHIP TECHNOLOGY AVR microcontrollers (MCUs) ATtiny3217 and ATtiny3216 provide advanced analog features and a large memory variant suitable for reliable operation in harsh environments. Devices come with built-in safety functions to help designers create robust and safe systems. Suitable for sensor…
July 14, 2018 by Stephen Law

Fujitsu completes post-K supercomputer CPU prototype, begins functionality trials

Fujitsu Ltd. and RIKEN recently announced that the joint development of post-K, a supercomputer that Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) has set forth as a successor to the K computer, is moving forward, with the…
July 14, 2018 by Stephen Law

Packages serve extreme demands of GaN, GaAs devices

STRATEDGE Line of packages meet the extreme demands of gallium nitride (GaN) and gallium arsenide (GaAs) semiconductor devices, serving the critical requirements of the telecom, mixed signal, VSAT, broadband wireless, satellite, military, test and measurement, automotive, down-hole, and MEMS markets.…
July 13, 2018 by Stephen Law

Processors meet advanced A/V, smart home requirements

NXP Semiconductors i.MX 8M family of applications processors enables embedded designers to meet the new standards of user interface, intelligence and connectivity set by consumer electronic devices. Processors are suitable for increasing video, graphic, and audio system requirements for smarthome and smart IoT applications.…
July 9, 2018 by By Kayla Wiles, Purdue University Source: Gábor Csáthy, Purdue University

Interaction of paired and lined-up electrons can be manipulated in semiconductors

The way that electrons paired as composite particles or arranged in lines interact with each other within a semiconductor provides new design opportunities for electronics, according to recent findings from Nature Research. What this means for semiconductor components, such as…
July 6, 2018 by Stephen Law

SEMI launches electronics materials group

New collaborative technology community to serve $69-billion industry
July 5, 2018 by Myson Robles-Bruce, research manager, semiconductor value chain, IHS Markit

US-China tariff dispute will spill into semis, consumer electronics

For the semiconductor space, the escalating tariffs dispute between the United States and China will be a bruising zero-sum game injurious to both sides in which there are no winners. A tariff war between the world’s two biggest makers and…
June 21, 2018 by Stephen Law

FPGA solution opens doors for rapid deployment of machine learning inferencing

LATTICE SEMICONDUCTOR sensAI complete technology stack combines modular hardware kits, neural network IP cores, software tools, reference designs and custom design services – to accelerate integration of machine learning inferencing into broad market IoT applications. With solutions optimized for ultra-low…
May 27, 2018 by Stephen Law

Fully-matched, 5-6 GHz RF power transistor delivers 25W of power

INTEGRA TECHNOLOGIES IGT5259CW25 fully-matched, gallium nitride on silicon carbide (GaN/SiC), RF power transistor that is ideal for C-band, continuous wave (CW) applications. Device is fully matched to 50-ohms, operates at the instantaneous frequency range 5.2 – 5.9GHz, and delivers a…
May 20, 2018 by Stephen Law

Multi-phase buck converters serve automotive infotainment systems

DIALOG SEMICONDUCTOR DA9223-A and DA9224-A Auto Grade 0.8mm Pitch Multi-Phase Buck Converter DA9223-A and DA9224-A are PMICs optimized for the supply of CPUs, GPUs, and DDR memory rails in automotive in-vehicle infotainment systems, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), navigation and…
May 16, 2018 by Stephen Law

Secure authenticator IC delivers a cryptographic solution

NXP SEMI A1006- Secure Authenticator IC is manufactured in a high density sub-micron technology. The tamper resistant device delivers a cryptographic solution intended to be used by device manufacturers to prove the authenticity of their genuine products. Solution is a…
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…