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Rohde & Schwarz presents the world’s first broadband amplifiers with tunable transmission characteristics

The R&S BBA130 broadband amplifiers from Rohde & Schwarz are the world’s first amplifiers in the 80 MHz to 6 GHz range that allow users to optimize the transmission characteristics to the requirements of a specific application. The operating class for the transistors can be adjusted between Class A and Class AB during operation. The tolerance against mismatch at the output can also be changed to provide more power. Just one amplifier covers a variety of test scenarios during design and product validation.

Munich, May 24, 2017 – New technologies and innovations such as eMobility, Internet of Things, 5G … Read More → "Rohde & Schwarz presents the world’s first broadband amplifiers with tunable transmission characteristics"

Sensory and ARM Processors Enabling AI at the Edge

Santa Clara, Calif., – May 25, 2017 – Sensory Inc., a Silicon Valley company focused on improving the user experience and security of consumer electronics through embedded artificial intelligence (AI) technologies, continues to expand its support for ARM® Cortex® processors as part of its commitment to make embedded AI more prevalent across numerous product categories. With broad ARM platform support, Sensory offers device manufacturers embedded AI-enabling solutions for on-device … Read More → "Sensory and ARM Processors Enabling AI at the Edge"

Mentor Announces Availability of Tools and Flows for Samsung 8LPP and 7LPP Process Technologies

Mentor, a Siemens business, today announced in collaboration with Samsung Electronics that a wide range of Mentor design and verification tools and flows have been enabled for Samsung’s 8LPP process technology. The 8LPP provides the most competitive scaling benefit before the extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography era, with an additional performance boost compared to the 10LPP process. 8LPP tool enablement includes the Read More → "Mentor Announces Availability of Tools and Flows for Samsung 8LPP and 7LPP Process Technologies"

Vesper’s MEMS Microphone Saves >10x More Battery for Voice-activated Systems

BOSTON – (May 24, 2017) – Vesper, developer of the world’s most advanced and reliable acoustic sensors, today launched VM1010, the first MEMS microphone to bring voice activation to battery-powered consumer devices — while drawing nearly … Read More → "Vesper’s MEMS Microphone Saves >10x More Battery for Voice-activated Systems"

u‑blox, Commsignia and NXP collaborate to drive V2X

Thalwil, Switzerland and Santa Clara, USA – May 24, 2017 – V2X leaders u‑blox (SIX:UBXN), Commsignia Inc and NXP Semiconductors, today announced a strategic collaboration, in order to address the rapidly growing demand for reliable Vehicle‑to‑Vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle‑to‑Infrastructure (V2I) technology.

The adoption of V2X technology in North America and European markets equips new vehicles with the ability to securely and anonymously share information with other similarly equipped vehicles, infrastructure and even pedestrians within a radius of up to 1km. … Read More → "u‑blox, Commsignia and NXP collaborate to drive V2X"

AVX Releases WBR Series Thin Film Wire Bond Resistors With Wide Customization Capabilities

Renesas R-Car Starter Kit Adopted as a Standard Reference Platform for Automotive Grade Linux to Accelerate IVI Development for Next-Generation Connected Cars

Düsseldorf, May 24, 2017Renesas Electronics, a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, today announced that Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) has adopted the Renesas R-Car Starter Kit as one of its standard reference platforms for software development. AGL is a collaborative open source project that … Read More → "Renesas R-Car Starter Kit Adopted as a Standard Reference Platform for Automotive Grade Linux to Accelerate IVI Development for Next-Generation Connected Cars"

New SHA-3 hashing IP from Barco Silex helps customers implement future-proof security

Louvain‐la‐Neuve, Belgium ‐‐ May 24, 2017 ‐‐ Barco Silex, leading provider of IP cores for embedded security, has added the new SHA-3 hashing functions to its extensive offering of IP blocks. Hashing functions are used to check the integrity of messages, transactions and data in, e.g., e-commerce, financial applications or data archiving. SHA-3 hashing is part of the NIST-endorsed FIPS 202 standard and serves as a future-proof backup for the widely-used SHA-2 algorithms.

Hashing algorithms transform digital data such as messages, transactions or software packages into a unique, short “message digest”. Thereafter, even the smallest change in the original … Read More → "New SHA-3 hashing IP from Barco Silex helps customers implement future-proof security"

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