SoC design package improves power, performance, area 'by up to 20%'
11.03.2015 - 21:50
Cadence Design Systems has introduced the Innovus Implementation System, said to allow SoC developers to improve power, performance and area (PPA), while reducing time to market. According to the company, Innovus can improve PPA by up to 20% at advanced process nodes and is '10nm ready'.Key features of the package include: &bul...
Australian researchers uses sound waves to tune the performance of 2D materials
10.03.2015 - 21:47
The performance of devices such as mobile phone cameras and solar cells could be boosted by 'nano earthquakes', according to researchers from Australia's RMIT University.The performance of devices such as mobile phone cameras and solar cells could be boosted by 'nano earthquakes', according to researchers from Australia'...
Analysis: It's a bold move, but will the combination of NXP and Freescale bring the better future anticipated?
10.03.2015 - 21:43
NXP is to acquire Freescale in a deal which values the latter at $17.6billion. The merged company will become the leading supplier of semiconductors to the automotive sector, the market leader in general purpose microcontrollers and the fourth largest semiconductor supplier, excluding memory companies."This is a transformative step in our...
Some announcements from the recent embedded world exhibition, including Freescale's launch of the KV5x MCU family
10.03.2015 - 21:39
Freescale used embedded world to launch the Kinetis KV5x MCU family, targeted at digital motor control. Geoff Lees, pictured, general manager of Freescale's MCU business, said: "The Cortex-M7 provides the opportunity for a significant step in performance. While the M4 core is already competent for motor control, M7 cores takes that further...
embedded world saw developers and decision makers converge en masse to Nuremberg last month.
10.03.2015 - 21:35
This year's embedded world in Nuremberg was dominated, as was to be expected, by the Internet of Things. But the show also saw a growing acceptance that security, as an issue, needed to be taken far more seriously.Robert Day, vp of sales and marketing, Lynx Software Technologies agreed. "There has certainly been a tendency for security...
Infineon licenses Panasonic's GaN power switch technology
10.03.2015 - 21:32
Panasonic has licensed its normally-off GaN transistor structure to Infineon, which will supply the power switches in its SMD packages. The agreement will enable each company to manufacture GaN devices, with customers having two sources for compatible packaged GaN power products. Both will showcase samples of a 600V 70m? device in a dual small outl...
Intel launches Xeon based SoC, targets microserver designs
10.03.2015 - 21:28
Intel has released the Xeon processor D family, its first SoC featuring the Xeon. Built on Intel's 14nm process technology, the D family is said to combine the performance and intelligence of Xeon processors with the size and power savings of an SoC."The growth of connected devices and demand for more digital services has created new o...
MEMS sensors feature integrated DSP
09.03.2015 - 22:42
Bosch Sensortec has launched MEMS sensors with an integrated DSP. The devices, designed for use in Android based phones – are said to provide a low power solution to motion sensing and data processing."In modern smartphones, sensors are a key component and are often switched on all or most of the time for motion sensitive application...
Thin films and silicon electrodes could improve Li-ion battery performance
09.03.2015 - 22:39
Researchers at Arizona State University are exploring a new energy storage technology that could give lithium-ion batteries a longer life cycle. Led by Professor Dan Buttry, the work also involves University of Colorado at Boulder, Sandia National Laboratories, Boulder Ionics and Seoul National University.Prof Buttry is focusing the work on roo...
Akustica adds two analogue MEMS microphones
09.03.2015 - 22:35
MEMS microphone specialist Akustica has added two robust analogue devices to its portfolio. The AKU151 is a top port device boasting a high SNR and high acoustic performance density (SNR/mm3). Meanwhile, the AKU350 has a bottom port configuration and an SNR of 67dB. According to the company, both devices take advantage of its MEMS, ASIC and package...
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