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Mid range parts added to UltraScale+ portfolio
19.06.2016 - 15:45

Xilinx has added dual core devices to its Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC portfolio. The dual core CG family members are said to add processing scalability at a lower cost entry point than current UltraScale+ parts. “The new members of the portfolio address customers’ need for a scalable, common hardware platform, giving them flexibility w...



IT professionals ‘confused’ about IoT security
19.06.2016 - 15:39

A survey which quizzed more than 350 IT professionals in the US about their organisations’ IoT security practices revealed that, while most acknowledge growing numbers of IoT devices on their networks, they are unaware of how to secure them properly. Amongst the findings of the survey – conducted on behalf of US network security s...



Secure development platform for connected cars
17.06.2016 - 23:24

Three companies – STMicroelectronics, ETAS and Escrypt, an ETAS subsidiary – are collaborating with the aim of delivering a platform comprising microcontrollers, software tools and security solutions that accelerates development of automotive control units for connected cars. According to the partners, their goal is a cost-effecti...



Semiconductor database made available online
17.06.2016 - 23:21

What is said to the largest and most comprehensive online semiconductor database has been unveiled by Chipworks. Called Inside Technology, the database gives access to Chipworks’ analysis of thousands of devices and technologies. The web portal is said to streamline the user’s ability to find competitive differentiators, as well ...



New Radio Equipment Directive now in force
17.06.2016 - 00:00

The new Radio Equipment Directive (RED) has came into force in Europe. It aligns the previous Directive with the new legislative framework for the marketing of products, setting requirements for safety and health, electromagnetic compatibility and the efficient use of the radio spectrum. Unlike the previous Directive, RED puts emphasis on rec...



A new way to control oxygen for electronic properties
16.06.2016 - 23:16

Researchers at the US Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory have used a small electric current to introduce oxygen voids that dramatically change the conductivity of thin oxide films. They say the discovery improves their understanding of how these materials work and could be useful for new electronics, catalysts or more. Oxi...



Fuel cell research generates new supercapacitor material
16.06.2016 - 23:06

A new type of supercapacitor material developed at the University of Amsterdam is said to have potential applications in electronics, transportation and energy storage devices. Dr David Eisenberg and Professor Gadi Rothenberg of the University’s Van ‘t Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences discovered the material during work on a ...



Securing new and existing connected cars against cyberattacks
12.06.2016 - 13:00

Karamba Security has released Carwall, in-car security software that automatically secures connected cars against cyberattacks. Carwall software keeps connected cars safe by sealing the car’s controller software, so it can immediately detect and prevent cyberattacks from exploiting the car controller’s software security vulnerabiliti...



Infineon image sensor drives latest smartphone
12.06.2016 - 12:53

The REAL3 camera sensor chip developed by Infineon at its Graz competence centre for advanced semiconductor solutions is featured in the PHAB2 Pro smartphone from Lenovo. Combining analogue and digital signal processing with high data rates, the device integrates the pixel array, control circuitry, A/D converters and the digital high-speed in...



24bit A/D converters boost instrumentation, health care equipment design
12.06.2016 - 12:45

A series of 24bit simultaneous sampling sigma-delta A/D converters from Analog Devices is targeted at use in wide bandwidth, high density instrumentation, energy and healthcare equipment. The AD7768 series includes a power scalable modulator and a digital filter on each channel to enable synchronised measurement of AC and DC signals in instru...



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