Electronics News and Product Design Updates
16.10.2014 - 15:02
MALVERN, Pa. - Oct. 15, 2014 - Vishay Precision Group, Inc. (NYSE: VPG) today announced that Netherlands-based electronic components distributor Added Value Electronics (AVE) has bolstered its portfolio of VPG components with the addition of Powertron and Vishay Foil Resistor brand (VFR) resistors. Joining AVE's existing offering of Alpha El...
RF switch is 'game changer' for cable industry
16.10.2014 - 00:35
Described as a "game changer for the cable industry", the UltraCMOS PE42722 from Peregrine Semiconductor is a high linearity RF switch that enables a dual upstream/downstream band architecture in cable customer premises equipment (CPE) devices. According to Peregrine, the DOCSIS 3.1 compliant switch marks the first time that dual up...
AESIN looks to develop the ‘connected corridor’ for mobile automotive networks
15.10.2014 - 21:22
AESIN, the UK's Automotive Electronics Innovation Network, is to lead a collaborative research project that will demonstrate the potential services and business models when a car is connected reliably to a mobile network. According to the Network, various electronic systems and devices are in existence which are at a point where a c...
Qualcomm buys CSR for £1.6bn
15.10.2014 - 21:15
Qualcomm has agreed to buy Cambridge-based wireless technology pioneer CSR for £1.6billion. The cash deal is expected to close by the end of next summer. It comes just weeks after Microchip Technology's bid for the company was rejected. Commenting on the acquistion, Qualcomm's CEO Steve Mollenkopf, pictured, said the mo...
Consortium to address ‘intelligent digital power’
14.10.2014 - 23:15
Three leading digital power supply companies have formed the AMP Consortium – Architects of Modern Power. CUI, Ericsson Power Modules and Murata Power Solutions say the move has been made for a number of reasons, including supply chain security, customer choice and to accelerate innovation. The consortium's ambition is 'to defin...
Faster charging batteries on the way?
14.10.2014 - 23:10
Scientists from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore say they have developed a battery that can be recharged to 70% of its capacity in two minutes. The team – led by associate professor Chen Xiaodong, pictured – also believes such a battery will have a lifespan of more than 20 years and be capable of more than 10,000 recharg...
Nanomagnetic chips to replace Si?
14.10.2014 - 23:06
Engineers at the Technische Universität München believe that future computer chips could be based on 3D arrangements of nanometre scale magnets, instead of transistors. Using a 3D stack of nanomagnets, the researchers have implemented a majority logic gate, which could serve as a programmable switch in a digital circuit. In...
Mouser launches free PCB package
14.10.2014 - 23:02
Mouser Electronics has launched MultiSIM Blue, a PCB design integration tool developed in collaboration with National Instruments. The freely available tool integrates the Berkeley SPICE engine, as well as a preloaded library of popular components from the Mouser database. Raymond Yin, director of technical content, said: "It...
LDRA becomes 'trusted advisor' to Microchip
14.10.2014 - 22:57
LDRA has become a partner and trusted adviser to Microchip Technology in a move that will enable the latter's customers to meet functional safety requirements. The partnership will see the LDRA tool suite being integrated with Microchip's MPLAB X IDE and MPLAB XC compilers. Microchip will recommend LDRA tools for applications...
Researchers control electron spin in quest for quantum computing
13.10.2014 - 22:41
A new way to control the 'spin' of an electron has been developed by a team comprised of researchers from the University of Cambridge and the US based Joint Quantum Institute. In quantum physics, a particle's 'spin' refers to its intrinsic angular momentum, which can be controlled so that it is aligned with one of tw...
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