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  • Silicon sensor seeks to unravel mysteries of the universe
    Silicon sensor seeks to unravel mysteries of the universe
  • Urgency in the need for corona-free customs magnetics sol'ns
    Urgency in the need for corona-free customs magnetics sol'ns
  • Additive mfg allows 3D printed bones using bone powder
    Additive mfg allows 3D printed bones using bone powder
  • Lattice increases on-chip memory with expanded family of FPGAs
    Lattice increases on-chip memory with expanded family of FPGAs
  • Fujitsu develops breath sensor device for early disease detection
    Fujitsu develops breath sensor device for early disease detection
  • ESC Boston 2016 opens with Test and Measurement
    ESC Boston 2016 opens with Test and Measurement
  • Wireless oscilloscope connects to iOS devices
    Wireless oscilloscope connects to iOS devices
  • Examining PCB layouts for power stages
    Examining PCB layouts for power stages
  • NXP dominates $28.2B OE automotive sector in 2015
    NXP dominates $28.2B OE automotive sector in 2015
  • Moving scan test out of critical path
    Moving scan test out of critical path
  • Sensors: Inductive proximity vs displacement vs eddy-current
    Sensors: Inductive proximity vs displacement vs eddy-current
  • More test equipment at ESC Boston 2016 day 2
    More test equipment at ESC Boston 2016 day 2
Silicon sensor seeks to unravel mysteries of the universe
Silicon sensor seeks to unravel mysteries of the universe

Measuring only 15cm x 10cm, the sensor chips from Infineon are to be deployed at CERN, the world's largest particle physics research centre, in the hope of proving the existence of dark matter.

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Urgency in the need for corona-free customs magnetics sol'ns
Urgency in the need for corona-free customs magnetics sol'ns

Bicron's latest generation of VoltBoss transformers have been developed to eliminate corona failure (dielectric breakdown) for voltages up to 4.5kV in an amazingly small one sq. in. footprint.

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Additive mfg allows 3D printed bones using bone powder
Additive mfg allows 3D printed bones using bone powder

Researchers in China are testing a new method to 3D-print bones made from actual human or animal bone powder.

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Lattice increases on-chip memory with expanded family of FPGAs
Lattice increases on-chip memory with expanded family of FPGAs

Lattice Semiconductor has expanded its MachXO3 family of FPGAs with the addition of the MachXO3L-9400 and MachXO3LF-9400 devices available in multiple packages.

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Fujitsu develops breath sensor device for early disease detection
Fujitsu develops breath sensor device for early disease detection

To aid in early-detection of lifestyle diseases, Fujitsu laboratories developed a breath sensor device that extracts and measures the specified gas components correlated with diseases.

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ESC Boston 2016 opens with Test and Measurement
ESC Boston 2016 opens with Test and Measurement

ESC Boston opens its doors for its 2016 run with test and measurement, with a focus on bench equipment. Also up for demonstrations are oscilloscopes with UI upgrade and arbitrary waveform generators.

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Wireless oscilloscope connects to iOS devices
Wireless oscilloscope connects to iOS devices

The Aeroscope, developed by engineers from Keysight Technologies, is an iOS-based oscilloscope that pinches gestures for setting vertical and horizontal sensitivity.

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Examining PCB layouts for power stages
Examining PCB layouts for power stages

Here is a look at the buck, boost and single-ended primary inductor converter power stages.

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NXP dominates $28.2B OE automotive sector in 2015
NXP dominates $28.2B OE automotive sector in 2015

Semicast revealed that Infineon Technologies surpassed Renesas Electronics to become the second largest vendor, with STMicroelectronics and Texas Instruments completing the top five.

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Moving scan test out of critical path
Moving scan test out of critical path

In this article, we look into the advantages of moving the DFT insertion and pattern generation earlier in the flow, thereby taking DFT out of the critical development paths.

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Sensors: Inductive proximity vs displacement vs eddy-current
Sensors: Inductive proximity vs displacement vs eddy-current

Do you actually remember the specific differences between these sensors? If you aren't immersed in the topic the nomenclature can throw you off, so here's a refresher.

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More test equipment at ESC Boston 2016 day 2
More test equipment at ESC Boston 2016 day 2

The second day of ESC Boston 2016 saw a larger number of test equipment, ranging from handheld oscilloscopes from Rohde & Schwarz to Rigol Technologies' 7.5 GHz spectrum analyzer.

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Automotive

Noise generator for testing car communication systems
The AING-5000 from Spirent lets you inject controlled noise from 10kHz to 600MHz into BroadR-Reach automotive Ethernet for functional testing, pre-compliance testing and troubleshooting.

SiP format magnetic position sensors ensure car safety
The AS5170 and AS5171 sensors from Ams target applications such as chassis height, gear shifters, electronic power steering, exhaust gas recirculation and brake pedal as well as throttle position sensing.

Automotive monolithic ceramic capacitors flaunt high Q
The GCQ series from Murata features high Q characteristics aimed at vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication vehicle to X (V2X) applications.

OS supports avionics apps with time, space-partitioned RTOS
Deos, a safety-critical embedded RTOS that has been certified to DO-178 DAL A, employs patented 'slack scheduling' and cache partitioning to deliver faster worst-case response and higher CPU utilisation than any other certifiable safety-critical COTS RTOS.

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Communications/Network

Grasping illumination pattern
In this article, we discuss the nominal illumination pattern of a radar antenna.

Network unifies design services into single programme
Altera provides its DSN members streamlined access to the latest development tools, software, IP and technical support to accelerate customer FPGA and embedded design or product development.

Examining network functions virtualisation
Read about network functions virtualisation, an alternative approach for network operators touted to revolutionise the mobile network.

Programmable crystal oscillators boast lower current usage
The SG-8101 series and SG-9101 series from Seiko Epson draw 2.9mA to 7mA over the 20MHz to 170MHz range (with a 3.3V supply voltage).

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Computing/Peripherals

Python features data acquisition support
Microstar Laboratories Inc. unveiled DAPtools for Python, a software API extension that enables high-performance data acquisition applications written using the Python programming language.

Keysight unveils PCIe 12bit card performing at real-time FFTs
Keysight's FFT application has an input bandwidth of up to 1.4GHz at 3.2 Gsamples/s and resolution of 97.66kHz per spectral line. The application provides highly improved fixed-point arithmetic that eliminates deteriorating effects.

Wireless oscilloscope connects to iOS devices
The Aeroscope, developed by engineers from Keysight Technologies, is an iOS-based oscilloscope that pinches gestures for setting vertical and horizontal sensitivity.

Vuforia AR platform for enterprise to support HoloLens
PTC said its Vuforia augmented reality platform is now Microsoft HoloLens- capable and touts the power to connect experiences to specific things in the environment.

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Consumer Electronics

Network-Ready dimmable LED lighting cuts energy costs
The latest line-up from Energy Focus includes dimmable tubular LED lamps that operate in direct-wire mode and dual-mode, an integrated, dimmable emergency backup TLED.

Module creates power efficient smartphone protective cases
The 2.9" ePaper module from E Ink targets protective cases that enable smartphones with a second display and provide additional functionality that does not drain the phone's battery.

Prying Eyes: Shocking 12V AC adapters
Prepare to be shocked with this tear down, which explores a really dirty side of Chinese manufacturing. It makes you wonder how deeply this sort of thing permeates the industry.

Additive mfg allows 3D printed bones using bone powder
Researchers in China are testing a new method to 3D-print bones made from actual human or animal bone powder.

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IC/Board/Systems Design

Comparing HDL coding styles
These coding styles can be very detailed, depending upon the end application the FPGA is being developed for. Read on to learn more.

Network unifies design services into single programme
Altera provides its DSN members streamlined access to the latest development tools, software, IP and technical support to accelerate customer FPGA and embedded design or product development.

Silicon sensor seeks to unravel mysteries of the universe
Measuring only 15cm x 10cm, the sensor chips from Infineon are to be deployed at CERN, the world's largest particle physics research centre, in the hope of proving the existence of dark matter.

Hardware emulation flexibility makes big impact on ROI
Hardware emulation is considered a universal verification tool and can map any design size, even in excess of a billion gates, and gives users full design visibility for thorough hardware debugging.

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Industrial/Mil/Aero

Thick film resistors boast flameproof silicon coating
Offering high voltage handling up to 15kV, Vishay Techno FHV Axial series devices are optimised for pulse applications in industrial power supplies and laboratory/medical equipment.

OS supports avionics apps with time, space-partitioned RTOS
Deos, a safety-critical embedded RTOS that has been certified to DO-178 DAL A, employs patented 'slack scheduling' and cache partitioning to deliver faster worst-case response and higher CPU utilisation than any other certifiable safety-critical COTS RTOS.

2-channel stepping motor driver supports ratings of 40V, 2A
The TC78S122FNG from Toshiba is a multi-configurable bipolar stepping motor driver that can run two stepping motors independently in a high-voltage, low-power MOS process.

PTC expands IoT platform to support public device clouds
In addition to offering its own device cloud service, the ThingWorx platform integrates with Amazon Web Services (AWS) IoT, and will fully support Microsoft Azure IoT Hub in July.

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Medical

Thick film resistors boast flameproof silicon coating
Offering high voltage handling up to 15kV, Vishay Techno FHV Axial series devices are optimised for pulse applications in industrial power supplies and laboratory/medical equipment.

0.8A step-up DC/DC converters target healthcare devices
The XC9141/XC9142 series from Torex Semiconductor is aimed at home healthcare and wearable devices that necessitate space saving, advanced functionality and high efficiency.

Additive mfg allows 3D printed bones using bone powder
Researchers in China are testing a new method to 3D-print bones made from actual human or animal bone powder.

Smart wearable sensors for better physiological monitoring
The companies plan to design sensors that enable personalised, continuous and accurate tracking of physiological parameters such as heart rate, sleep phases, sleep quality and blood lactate.

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Power/Smart Energy

Urgency in the need for corona-free customs magnetics sol'ns
Bicron's latest generation of VoltBoss transformers have been developed to eliminate corona failure (dielectric breakdown) for voltages up to 4.5kV in an amazingly small one sq. in. footprint.

Automotive buck regulators flaunt adjustable frequency
Allegro MicroSystems released the A8586 provides up to 3.5A output current, while the A8587 has output current of up to 2A, aimed at power supply requirements of infotainment systems.

16bit low power MCU prolongs rechargeable NiMH apps
The ML620130 from LAPIS Semiconductor is optimised for compact industrial equipment requiring battery drive in noisy environments, touting high processing capability with low power consumption.

Prying Eyes: Shocking 12V AC adapters
Prepare to be shocked with this tear down, which explores a really dirty side of Chinese manufacturing. It makes you wonder how deeply this sort of thing permeates the industry.

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Test & Measurement

Minimising FPGA debug time
Learn about an incremental debug methodology that enables FPGA designers to deliver debugged designs quickly and easily, ensuring design integrity and robustness.

Logic simulator silos aim to cut verification debug time
CM Engineering and Silvaco announced that the SpecInsight family of products provided by CM Engineering now supports Silvaco's logic simulator Silos.

Hardware emulation flexibility makes big impact on ROI
Hardware emulation is considered a universal verification tool and can map any design size, even in excess of a billion gates, and gives users full design visibility for thorough hardware debugging.

Keysight unveils PCIe 12bit card performing at real-time FFTs
Keysight's FFT application has an input bandwidth of up to 1.4GHz at 3.2 Gsamples/s and resolution of 97.66kHz per spectral line. The application provides highly improved fixed-point arithmetic that eliminates deteriorating effects.

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Educational Resources
Video Resources
Webcasts

Use driver ICs smart thermal protection to extend LED lighting life

In this webinar, you will learn about the different ways to extend the lifetime of LED systems—from the basic to the very advanced methods??

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A system solution for high power SMPS
you will learn about: What is a system? SMPS design and typical requirements; Infineon's products for SMPS design; A demo for the highest SMPS efficiency??

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Whitepapers

Over temperature protection for LED lighting

This paper details how LED driver ICs with smart over temperature protection can help you increase lifetime and optimise system cost.??

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