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Virtuoso platform now features advanced analogue verification technologies
11.04.2016 - 23:20

Cadence has unveiled its next-generation Virtuoso platform providing designers with significant performance and capacity improvements across the platform. New technologies within the Virtuoso Analogue Design Environment (ADE) and enhancements to the Virtuoso Layout Suite have been added to address changing requirements for automotive safety, med...

Vuforia augmented reality platform to support Microsoft HoloLens
02.04.2016 - 23:54

PTC has announced its Vuforia augmented reality (AR) platform will support Microsoft HoloLens. This capability has been demonstrated at Build 2016, Microsoft’s annual developer conference at San Francisco. Vuforia allows the HoloLens to connect experiences to specific things in the environment. This capability has been used to create 3D...

Consortium to develop world class NFC packaging capability for the UK
02.04.2016 - 23:51

The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) is leading a consortium to create a UK manufacturing supply chain that aims to enable the widespread adoption of packaging incorporating Near-field Communication (NFC) based technology. The three year project, entitled ‘SCOPE’, is building the manufacturing capability, capacity and skills re...

Paperlike battery electrode made with glass-ceramic
02.04.2016 - 23:46

A team of researchers from Kansas State University, led by Gurpreet Singh, associate professor of mechanical and nuclear engineering, has created a paperlike battery electrode using silicon oxycarbide-glass and graphene. The battery electrode is claimed to be more than 10% lighter than other battery electrodes and has close to 100% cycling ef...

Gallium oxide could replace silicon
02.04.2016 - 23:43

According to research by Japanese startup, Flosfia, gallium oxide could replace silicon as the best material for use in electronic components such as diodes and transistors as it is cheaper, more efficient and capable of handling high voltages. Although this weakness is addressed by devices made from silicon carbide and gallium nitride, both ...

Closing the FinFET productivity gap
30.03.2016 - 23:18

Synopsys has launched Custom Compiler, a design solution intended to close what the company calls a FinFET productivity gap. Dave Reed, director of marketing for Synopsys’ mixed signal and analogue group, noted that, as companies move to FinFET based designs, productivity has declined by up to a factor of three. “Companies are mov...

Evaluation kit speeds design of CAN and LIN networking protocol applications
30.03.2016 - 23:14

Cypress has released a kit that enables designers to evaluate the Controller Area Network (CAN) and Local Interconnect Network (LIN) slave communication capability of Cypress’s PSoC programmable system-on-chip and Flexible Microcontroller (MCU) families. The kit features two CAN transceivers, two LIN transceivers and Arduino compatible hea...

Lawrence Livermore and IBM collaborate to build brain-inspired supercomputer
30.03.2016 - 23:11

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has purchased a first-of-a-kind brain-inspired supercomputing platform for deep learning inference developed by IBM Research. Based on a breakthrough neurosynaptic computer chip called IBM TrueNorth, the scalable platform will process the equivalent of 16million neurons and 4billion synapses and cons...

Efficient monolithic buck with ultralow DCR sensing
30.03.2016 - 23:08

Linear Technology has introduced the LTC7130, a constant frequency peak current mode synchronous step-down DC/DC converter with temperature-compensated ultralow DCR current sensing and clock synchronisation. With an input range of 4.5 to 20V the device is claimed to support a variety of applications, including most intermediate bus voltages, is ...

Advanced automotive touch controllers
30.03.2016 - 23:03

Synaptics has announced a family of feature-rich touch controller solutions designed for the automotive market. The ClearPad automotive solutions include S7883, S7884, S7885, and S7886. The S7883/4 feature 80 channels and the S7884/6 feature 102 channels and are claimed to enable touchscreens up to 14 inches and an industry-leading 17 inches res...

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