Electronics News and Product Design Updates
18.06.2017 - 23:35
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 c...
Printed sensors monitor tyre wear in real time
18.06.2017 - 23:32
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...
Microsemi launches Windows based RISC-V IDE
18.06.2017 - 23:28
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 ...
Processor enables optical deep learning
18.06.2017 - 23:25
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 carr...
MIPS addresses functional safety
18.06.2017 - 23:20
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 abil...
Compact, portable measuring instrument launched
13.06.2017 - 23:47
Yokogawa has unveiled a fully portable measuring instrument for capturing, displaying, recording and analysing a variety of electrical and physical parameters in a broad range of industry sectors. Part of the ScopeCorder family, the DL350 combines the features of a general-purpose oscilloscope with those of a high-performance data acquisition...
Next generation LabVIEW design software released
13.06.2017 - 23:41
National Instruments has unveiled LabVIEW NXG 1.0, described as a new generation of its engineering system design software. The first in a series of releases, NXG 1.0 is intended to bridge the gap between configuration-based software and custom programming languages, allowing domain experts to focus ‘on the problem, not the tool’. ...
Voice is the 'new click' says audio processor developer
12.06.2017 - 22:55
In a move intended to capture a part of the growing market for voice enabled devices, XMOS has launched the XVF3000 family of voice processors. The parts are said to enable voice capture at distances of 5m or more via arrays of MEMS microphones. Paul Neil, vp of marketing, noted: “According to Gartner, there will be 500 smart device...
Stainless steel mesh transformed into electrodes
12.06.2017 - 22:51
Rusty stainless steel mesh can be turned into electrodes suitable for potassium-ion batteries, say researchers from the Chinese Academy of sciences and Jilin University. The research group claims the rust is converted directly into a compact layer with a grid structure that can store potassium ions. A coating of reduced graphite oxide increas...
QM power series comes with BF ready isolation
12.06.2017 - 22:45
TDK-Lambda has added 700 to 1200W models to the QM series of modular AC/DC power supplies, featuring low acoustic noise and body floating (BF) ready isolation. “The series is narrower by two module slots and offers lower maximum power than the first series released last September,” said Geoff Wilby, general manager at TDK-Lambda U...
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