Electronics News and Product Design Updates
20.09.2015 - 23:44
CEA-Leti claims to have manufactured micro-accelerometers on 300mm wafers, a development that could lead to lower MEMS manufacturing costs. “This demonstration that our 200mm MEMS platform is now compatible with 300mm wafer fabrication shows a significant opportunity to cut MEMS production costs,” said Leti CEO Marie Semeria. &ldq...
RDM Group showcases first self-driving ‘pod’
20.09.2015 - 23:41
The LUTZ Pathfinder, the first of three electric-powered ‘pod’ vehicles, was unveiled outside Milton Keynes Central train station as part of a project to trial automated vehicles in pedestrianised areas. The event marked the completion of the first project vehicle by Coventry-based manufacturers RDM Group. The two-seater pod was t...
Medical-grade motion sensor for implantable applications
20.09.2015 - 23:38
STMicroelectronics has introduced the MIS2DH, a three-axis accelerometer specifically designed for medical applications. The MIS2DH can enable functions such as activity monitoring and posture sensing to be included in a range of medical applications. There is a growing interest in the medical world in exploring how implantable devices could ...
Flexible display incorporated into A-pillar
20.09.2015 - 23:35
Flexible electronics specialist FlexEnable is showing the first integreated automotive application for a conformed LCD at the IAA 2015 automotive event. The demonstration will be part of a display integrating several new automotive technologies, coordinated by its EMS company Flex. The FlexEnable demonstration is of a flexible display incorpo...
FPGA logic architecture extended
20.09.2015 - 23:32
Flex Logix has extended its core FPGA logic architecture to include block RAM (BRAM) and DSP cores. According to the company, adding low latency memory and signal processing capabilities broadens the range of applications its EFLX embedded FPGA in SoC architecture can address. EFLX technology allows SoC designers to embed FPGAs into their des...
48 devices in new series added to PIC32 MCU family
20.09.2015 - 23:29
Microchip has added a new series to its PIC32MZ family of 32bit MCUs. Th 48 member PIC32MZ EF series also offers a 12bit, 18Msample/s A/D converter alongside an integrated hardware floating point unit. According to the company, the PIC32MZ EF also supports an extensive DSP instruction set. Designed around an Imagination MIPS M-Class core runn...
Freescale launches controller for 14V Li-ion battery packs
20.09.2015 - 23:26
Looking to help automotive manufacturers meet stringent functional safety requirements for battery systems, Freescale has launched the MC33772, a device which can control from three to six Li-ion cells. According to the company, the device’s performance and functional safety features have been optimised for 14V Li-ion battery packs, allowi...
Bosch acquires pure lithium process for electric vehicle batteries
20.09.2015 - 23:23
Bosch will debut a battery technology for electric cars that could be production-ready in as little as five years. In addition to its own development in the area of battery technology, Bosch now has crucial know-how in innovative solid-state cells for lithium batteries as well as exclusive patents, thanks to the acquisition of the US start-up Se...
Altium Designer gets update; speeds designs, cuts errors
20.09.2015 - 23:20
Altium has announced the next major update to its flagship PCB design tool Altium Designer. According to the company, the addition of new automation and productivity tools to the package will allow engineers to get designs done more quickly and with fewer errors. “The increasing complexity of today’s electronic designs requires th...
Cambridge electromagnetic theory research paper called into question
20.09.2015 - 23:18
Scientists from ITMO University, Australian National University and Aalto University have called into question the results of a study published by researchers from Cambridge University which claimed to have found the ‘missing link’ in electromagnetic theory. However, according to the critics, having read the paper carefully, it be...
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