18.06.2017 - 23:35 // Electronics News
64 layer NAND flash goes into volume
64 layer NAND flash goes into volume

Samsung has begun volume production of 64 layer 256Gbit V-NAND flash devices and expects the devices to represent more than 50% of its monthly NAND flash production by the end of 2017. According to the company, since it began producing an SSD based on 256Gbit V-NAND chips in January, it has been working on a range of V-NAND-based mobile and consumer storage solutions. These include embedded UFS memory, branded solid state drives and external memory cards. Kye Hyun Kyung, executive vice ...

18.06.2017 - 23:32 // Electronics News
Printed sensors monitor tyre wear in real time
Printed sensors monitor tyre wear in real time

An inexpensive printed sensor that can monitor the tread of car tyres in real time has been invented by electrical engineers at Duke University in collaboration with Fetch Automotive Design Group. If adopted, the device could increase safety, improve vehicle performance and reduce fuel consumption. "With all of the technology and sensors that are in today's cars, it's crazy to think that there's almost no data being gathered from the only part of the vehicle that is actual...

18.06.2017 - 23:28 // Electronics News
Microsemi launches Windows based RISC-V IDE
Microsemi launches Windows based RISC-V IDE

In a move that broadens support for the RISC-V core, Microsemi has launched SoftConsole version 5.1, said to be the first Windows based Eclipse IDE for such designs. While the release supports the use of RISC-V soft CPUs in Microsemi’s PolarFire, RTG4, SmartFusion2 and IGLOO2 FPGA, there is also support for the HiFive1 Arduino kit from SiFive. SoftConsole v5.1 is said to provide a flexible and easy-to-use graphical interface for managing embedded software development projects. &ld...

18.06.2017 - 23:25 // Electronics News
Processor enables optical deep learning
Processor enables optical deep learning

A new approach that uses light instead of electricity in deep learning computer systems based on artificial neural networks has been developed by a team of researchers at MIT. The team claims this discovery could vastly improve the speed and efficiency of certain deep learning computations. “This optical chip, once you tune it, can carry out matrix multiplication with, in principle, zero energy, almost instantly,” Professor Marin Soljačić said. “We’ve demonstrated t...

18.06.2017 - 23:20 // Electronics News
MIPS addresses functional safety
MIPS addresses functional safety

Following the launch last year of the I6500 CPU core, Imagination Technologies has unveiled a scalable 64bit MIPS multiprocessing solution that meets the functional safety requirements of ISO26262 and IEC61508. The I6500-F is said to provide a high performance, efficient backbone for many-core designs in a range of applications, with the ability to create up to 64 heterogeneous clusters of multithreaded multicore MIPS CPUs and other accelerators. Imagination is looking at the automotive...

09.04.2017 - 21:18 // Measurements technics
Matchbox Capacitor Tester

Checking of an electrolytic capacitor without an LCR meter is not free from hassles. Here is a simple solution for checking the serviceability of a capacitor. Circuit and working Fig. 1 shows the circuit diagram of a simple capacitor tester ...

12.03.2017 - 23:43 // Measurements technics
Tester for 555 Timer and 741 Op-amp ICs

Sometimes you do not get proper output from a circuit due to faulty ICs. This circuit can test timer 555 and op-amp 741 ICs, which are commonly used in projects, to save you from this problem. Circuit and working Fig. 1 shows circuit diagram...

10.03.2017 - 22:58 // Measurements technics
Real-Time Clock with Temperature Logger

Presented here is a simple realtime clock with temperature logger. The project shows time, date and real-time temperature on the LCD. The logger records the maximum and minimum temperature for each day and can keep entries for 51 days. The recorde...

18.06.2016 - 23:34 // Measurements technics
Active RF Detector Probe for DMMS

This low-cost detector probe allows you to measure RF signals from below 100kHz up to over 1GHz with your DMM for signal voltages between about 20mV and 10 V RMS. You can use it with a probe or a sniffer loop and you can even use it to measure the...

13.04.2016 - 22:39 // Measurements technics
Extremely accurate GPS 1pps timebase for A frequency counter

Get maximum accuracy from your 12-Digit Frequency Counter using this GPS lpps Timebase. It connects to the external timebase input of the counter and will let you achieve measurement accuracy close to that of an atomic clock. You can either build ...

09.04.2016 - 23:54 // Measurements technics
Synchronous and asynchronous counters

LAST month, we looked at some issues which arose from the simulation of a binary counter. A question was posted by perro on the EPE Chat Zone asking if the unwanted behaviour of the circuit was due to a problem with the Circuit Wizard simulation h...

20.11.2015 - 06:15 // Measurements technics
Automated and Portable Test Solutions for RF Devices

With recent developments in technologies like MIMO, femtocell and LTE, the RF device testing is reaching new dimensions. Read on to find out what’s new in this field. Millions of devices these days operate and communicate in radio frequen...

06.04.2015 - 23:02 // Measurements technics
Portability and Low-Powei-Drive Power Analysis

Power is not limited to the simple equation of voltage multiplied by current. From calculating the efficiency of a home appliance to determining the range of a cell tower, power measurement has a major role to play in today’s systems. this a...

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