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  • Test method for synchronising multiple GSPS ADCs
    Test method for synchronising GSPS ADCs
  • Testing SuperSpeed USB 3.1 (Part 1)
    Testing SuperSpeed USB 3.1 (Part 1)
  • AtaiTec develops suite of next-gen signal integrity tools
    AtaiTec develops signal integrity suite
  • Healthcare goes holographic
    Healthcare goes holographic
  • Carbon-based polymer doubles solar cell efficiency
    Polymer doubles solar cell efficiency
  • Power regulator library optimises IoT designs
    Power regulator library optimises IoT designs
  • MCU architecture sets new low-power benchmark
    MCU sets new low-power benchmark
  • Electronic spinal cord treats paralysis
    Electronic spinal cord treats paralysis
  • IBM revamps mainframe line-up with z13 release
    IBM revamps mainframe line-up with z13
  • SciTech gets big push from open source hardware
    SciTech gets big push from open source hardware
  • Mercedes-Benz shows off car of the future
    Mercedes-Benz shows off car of the future
  • Will MWC witness killer phones we failed to see at CES?
    Will MWC witness killer phones?
Electric sports car drives next-gen auto electronics
Test method for synchronising multiple GSPS ADCs

In this article, two methods will be described—the use of deterministic latency and the use of control bits within the JESD204B interface data word.

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Testing SuperSpeed USB 3.1 (Part 1)
Testing SuperSpeed USB 3.1 (Part 1)

The first instalment outlines the challenges associated with bumping the data rate to 10Gbit/s, and provides an overview of transmitter and receiver precompliance testing.

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AtaiTec develops suite of next-gen signal integrity tools
AtaiTec develops suite of next-gen signal integrity tools

AtaiTec, a new signal integrity software company, has developed a suite of tools—In-Situ De-Embedding, Advanced Signal Integrity Design Kits and X2D module—to enhance current design flows.

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Healthcare goes holographic
Healthcare goes holographic

RealView Imaging conducted a pilot study that applied the imaging technology to minimally-invasive structural heart procedures at Schneider Children's Medical Center in Petach Tikva, Israel.

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Carbon-based polymer doubles solar cell efficiency
Carbon-based polymer doubles solar cell efficiency

In singlet fission, one absorbed unit of light results in two units of electricity via a multiplication process rather than resulting in one unit of electricity and heat as would occur in a conventional cell.

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Power regulator library optimises IoT designs
Power regulator library optimises IoT designs

Dolphin Integration's DELTA library, combined with the benefits offered by TSMC processes, targets the ultra low-power requirements of battery-powered IoT devices at 55nm.

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MCU architecture sets new low-power benchmark
MCU architecture sets new low-power benchmark

Ambiq's Apollo family of 32bit ARM Cortex-M4F MCUs consume 5-10 times less power than other MCUs of comparable performance and even beats competitors' Cortex-M0+ benchmarks using the CoreMark algorithm.

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Electronic spinal cord treats paralysis
Electronic spinal cord treats paralysis

Scientists in Switzerland have successfully created an electronic spinal cord, dubbed e-Dura, which is bendable and stretchable, and is capable of curing paralysis among patients with spine injuries.

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IBM revamps mainframe line-up with z13 release
IBM revamps mainframe line-up with z13 release

The z13 is based on an eight-core processor made in the same 22nm process as IBM's Power 8 processors, and is a fully configured system that sports up to 141 cores.

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SciTech gets big push from open source hardware
SciTech gets big push from open source hardware

Growing interest along with shared goals to create and better developments in science and technology inspired a team at CERN to create the Open Hardware Repository and Open Hardware Licence.

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Mercedes-Benz shows off car of the future
Mercedes-Benz shows off car of the future

Automotive sensor technology takes a giant stride forward in a futuristic luxury concept car that's part chauffeur, part lounge and part entertainment theatre.

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Will MWC witness killer phones we failed to see at CES?
Will MWC witness killer phones we failed to see at CES?

Major cellphone companies decided to sit CES out while smaller smartphone companies such as ZTE, Alcatel, Lenovo, Asus and Huawei all had new gear on display, some of which is headed to the United States.

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Automotive

Apple, Google usher in the end of traditional car dashboards
Semicast Research has looked at how Apple's CarPlay and Google's Android Auto could impact the market for traditional onboard car navigation systems.

Top 10 innovative products of 2014
Here are the 10 most viewed articles of EDNA Asia, featuring some of the most innovative, most powerful and most efficient devices that were released in 2014.

EV concept from GM supports 200-mile drive on single charge
The $30,000 Chevrolet Bolt is aimed at the company's rival EV maker, Tesla Motors' Model 3, which is a $35,000 electric car also scheduled for release in 2017.

Mercedes-Benz shows off car of the future
Automotive sensor technology takes a giant stride forward in a futuristic luxury concept car that's part chauffeur, part lounge and part entertainment theatre.

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Communications/Network

Compact low-pass filter targets LTE-enabled mobile devices
The DEA071910LT-4003B1 multilayer low-pass filter from TDK has an operating temperature range of -40°C to 85°C and is geared for RF circuitry of smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices for LTE.

Crystal oscillators offer RMS phase jitter down to 300fs
The devices from IDT have frequency stability options of ±20ppm, ±25ppm, ±50ppm and ±100ppm. They also tout customisable frequencies from 16kHz to 1.5GHz.

FPGA mezzanine card features ADC, DAC capability
VadaTech released the FMC525 that can function as a 14bit 5.7GSPS DAC or a 12bit 4GSPS ADC, and is compliant to the VITA 57 specification.

Implementing VXLAN-based network into SoC
Find out how to eliminate bottlenecks in hyperscale cloud datacenter SoCs Virtual Extensible Local Network (VXLAN)-based networks over 10G Ethernet IP.

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Computing/Peripherals

Torex develops push button reboot controllers for wearables
Aimed at consumer electronics, the latest push button reboot controllers operate from 1.75V to 6V with an ambient temperature range of -40°C to 85°C.

IBM revamps mainframe line-up with z13 release
The z13 is based on an eight-core processor made in the same 22nm process as IBM's Power 8 processors, and is a fully configured system that sports up to 141 cores..

AMD demos Carrizo in high-end gamers notebook
The next-generation integrated x86 processor combines an ARM CPU, GPU and south bridge on one die, and will be based on the latest x86 core, codenamed Excavator.

Computers, notebooks feature Intel RealSense 3D camera
Intel said its RealSense 3D cameras come with software to enable hands-free operation, a 3D scanning routine and the ability to replace backgrounds during video conferencing.

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Consumer Electronics

Spectrometer cancels need for light switch
The chip can detect people at the 3-5m level with 20x20 resolution looking down on one-by-five foot area. Initial incident filtering occurs at chip level and is then sent to the cloud for processing.

Cree's XLamp LEDs offer lower system costs
XLamp MHD-E and MHD-G integrate reliable ceramic chip-on-board LED, high lumen density and manufacturing ease. The products are optimised for directional and semi-directional applications.

HDMI protection devices preserve Ultra-HD signal integrity
The HDMI2C1 series from ST flaunts active pull-ups on all display data channel (DDC) lines to maintain Ultra-HD signal integrity and reduce dependence on HDMI cable quality.

Flash devices enable full chip erase in 35ms
Geared towards battery-powered gadgets including IoT applications, the SST26WF080B and SST26WF040B flash memory devices operate from 1.65V to 1.95V.

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IC/Board/Systems Design

Intel, Microsoft, Autodesk dip on microbial programming pool
Intel, Microsoft and Autodesk are playing catch-up to Microbial Robotics, which has perfected its ViruBots and BactoBots based on programming living organisms to perform humanitarian tasks.

Rule of thumb: Acceptable far-end crosstalk
In this instalment, we will show a simple way to make sure you have a design robust enough to ensure that far-end crosstalk will not be an issue.

ProPhotonix debuts green laser diode module
The Compact Green Laser Diode module has a diameter of 8mm and is geared for alignment, positioning and light scattering applications where space is a key consideration.

On-chip noise monitor IP available for license
The noise monitor IP block from Rambus is embedded on-chip and doesn't require the use of hand-probing techniques, leading to better quality of silicon test results and speeding time-to-market.

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Industrial/Mil/Aero

Immersive 3D takes over entire room
Kickstarter project Immersis from French startup Catopsys has almost reached its funding goal of $100,000, with the goal of turning any room into a fully immersive 3D interactive environment.

Spectrometer cancels need for light switch
The chip can detect people at the 3-5m level with 20x20 resolution looking down on one-by-five foot area. Initial incident filtering occurs at chip level and is then sent to the cloud for processing.

Cree's XLamp LEDs offer lower system costs
XLamp MHD-E and MHD-G integrate reliable ceramic chip-on-board LED, high lumen density and manufacturing ease. The products are optimised for directional and semi-directional applications.

Intersil rolls out 'smallest' step-down DC/DC power module
Targeting infrastructure and industrial applications, the ISL8203M boasts efficiency of up to 95 per cent. It features a 1.5ms internal digital soft-start and external synchronisation of up to 4MHz.

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Medical

Healthcare goes holographic
RealView Imaging conducted a pilot study that applied the imaging technology to minimally-invasive structural heart procedures at Schneider Children's Medical Center in Petach Tikva, Israel.

Schurter's power-entry module gains IEC Class II protection
The DC12 is a compact power-entry module geared towards applications with high transient loads. It has Class II protection and operates from -25°C to 85°C.

Electronic spinal cord treats paralysis
Scientists in Switzerland have successfully created an electronic spinal cord, dubbed e-Dura, which is bendable and stretchable, and is capable of curing paralysis among patients with spine injuries.

Silicon Labs touts power-efficient temperature sensors
The Si705x temperature sensors have been added to Silicon Labs' portfolio of environmental and optical sensor products for the IoT, consumer and industrial automation markets.

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Power/Smart Energy

Vishay expands MOSFET line-up with 11 500V devices
Built on second-generation super junction technology, the high-voltage MOSFETs offer a high-efficiency complement to Vishay's existing 500V D series components based on standard planar technology.

Carbon-based polymer doubles solar cell efficiency
In singlet fission, one absorbed unit of light results in two units of electricity via a multiplication process rather than resulting in one unit of electricity and heat as would occur in a conventional cell.

Intersil rolls out 'smallest' step-down DC/DC power module
Targeting infrastructure and industrial applications, the ISL8203M boasts efficiency of up to 95 per cent. It features a 1.5ms internal digital soft-start and external synchronisation of up to 4MHz.

Schurter's power-entry module gains IEC Class II protection
The DC12 is a compact power-entry module geared towards applications with high transient loads. It has Class II protection and operates from -25°C to 85°C.

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Test & Measurement

Rule of thumb: Acceptable far-end crosstalk
In this instalment, we will show a simple way to make sure you have a design robust enough to ensure that far-end crosstalk will not be an issue.

A review of RSA306 spectrum analyser (Part 2)
In Part 2 of this review, we will cover some of the more advanced features and measurements of the new Tektronix RSA306 USB spectrum analyzer.

Testers allow electrical measurements of HDMI 2.0 6G sources
R&S enhances its video tester family with VT-B2380 TMDS and VT-B2362 HDMI CTS that enable interoperability tests of HDMI 2.0 6G consumer electronics devices.

8-channel portable sFPDP recorder supports up to 3.2GB/s
The model RTR 2736A from Pentek boasts hot-swappable SSD array and is available in 1.9-15.3TB configurations, geared for military and aerospace, radar and communications applications.

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