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ID for the IoT? We Need the IDoT!
Apr 8, 2021
When most people hear the term “counterfeiting,” their knee-jerk reaction is to think of currency, the counterfeiting of which is as old as the concept of money itself. Around 400 BC, for example, metal coins in Greece were often counterfeited by covering a cheap-and-cheerful material with a thin layer of a more precious metal. Or … Read More → "Aaron Test"
AMD Details Potential Ryzen Attack Vector
Apr 6, 2021
It’s not a bug, it’s a feature, if you publish it in the manual, right? AMD has taken a “white hat” approach to a possible security risk in its newest Zen 3 processors by publishing a white paper that describes the problem. Although there’s no known exploit in the field, AMD appears to be heading … Read More → "Aaron Test"
ARMv9: Fashionably Late
Apr 3, 2021
Silicon Valley is like Milan. One is the US center of high tech, the other is the fashion capital of Italy. The Valley has its product rollouts and Milan has its runway shows. Both are glamorous, slick, professionally produced events designed to generate excitement but tell you almost nothing about the actual product. They’re teases; … Read More → "Aaron Test"
The Future is Already Here: How Single Pair Ethernet is Creating More Transparent Communication
Apr 2, 2021
Communication big and small take center stage in this week’s Fish Fry podcast! Ruud Van Den Brink (TE Connectivity) joins us to discuss the future of single pair ethernet and how it will usher in new advancements in Industry 4.0. I also check out a new research study from the University of Turku in Finland … Read More → "Aaron Test"

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Understanding the Foundations of Quiescent Current in Linear Power Systems
Apr 1, 2021
Minimizing power consumption is an important design consideration, especially in battery-powered systems that utilize linear regulators or low-dropout regulators (LDOs). Read this new whitepaper to learn the fundamentals of IQ in linear-power systems, how to predict behavior in dropout conditions, and maintain minimal disturbance during the load transient response.
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Understanding Functional Safety FIT Base Failure Rate Estimates per IEC 62380 and SN 29500
Apr 1, 2021
Functional safety standards such as IEC 61508 and ISO 26262 require semiconductor device manufacturers to address both systematic and random hardware failures. Base failure rates (BFR) quantify the intrinsic reliability of the semiconductor component while operating under normal environmental conditions. Download our white paper which focuses on two widely accepted techniques to estimate the BFR for semiconductor components; estimates per IEC Technical Report 62380 and SN 29500 respectively.
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Learn the basics of Hall Effect sensors
Apr 1, 2021
This video introduces Hall Effect, permanent magnets and various magnetic properties. It'll walk through the benefits of Hall Effect sensors, how Hall ICs compare to discrete Hall elements and the different types of Hall Effect sensors.
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Complete Packaging for IIoT Devices
Mar 23, 2021
Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) design brings a new level of demands to the engineering team, particularly in areas like thermal performance, reliability, and scalability. And, packaging has a key role to play. In this episode of Chalk Talk, Amelia Dalton chats with Joel Boone of Phoenix Contact about challenges and solutions in IIoT design packaging.

Latest News

L-com Releases New Fiber Optic MPO Fan-Out Cables, Cassettes, Sub-Panels and Rack-Mount Chassis
Apr 9, 2021
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. (April 9, 2021) – L-com, a preferred manufacturer of wired and wireless connectivity products, announced today that it has launched a new series of fiber optic fan-out cable assemblies, fiber sub-panels, MPO fiber cassettes and rack-mount MPO fiber chassis to support 5G, big data and growing voice, video and data applications. As wired … Read More → "Aaron Test"
Cadence Delivers Automotive Reference Flow for Samsung Foundry 14LPU Process Technology
Apr 9, 2021
Highlights: Complete Cadence RTL-to-GDS digital full flow finely tuned for automotive safety, quality and reliability requirements, enabling accurate, first-time silicon Flow demonstrated on Cadence Tensilica ConnX B10 DSP, which is ideal for automotive radar, lidar and V2X applications SAN JOSE, Calif., April 8, 2021—Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CDNS) today announced the availability of an … Read More → "Aaron Test"
Compact, conduction cooled 75W AC-DC power supply module for challenging and space-critical applications
Apr 9, 2021
April 8, 2021 – XP Power has announced the availability of a new range of low profile, half brick, baseplate cooled AC-DC power supplies which require no external circuitry for operation or EMC compliance. Models in the new ASB75 series offer compact, fanless power with baseplate cooling for applications such as information technology equipment (ITE), … Read More → "Aaron Test"
iWave Systems introduces Security Suite for NXP i.MX Applications Processors to secure connected devices
Apr 9, 2021
With the rise of connected devices and the potential of exposure to a large attack surfaces through various wireless technologies, there is now a great need to implement security by design in embedded connected products.  Devices connected to a digital network can be subject to an attack; iWave introduced a Security Suite to protect the … Read More → "Aaron Test"

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Have You Heard of ISO 21434? You Will
Apr 9, 2021
You probably already know what ISO 26262 is. If you don't, then you can find out in several previous posts: "The Safest Train Is One that Never Leaves the Station" History of ISO 26262...
New Products, Technologies At electronica China
Apr 8, 2021

We all know the widespread havoc that Covid-19 wreaked in 2020. While the electronics industry in general, and connectors in particular, took an initial hit, the industry rebounded in the second half of 2020 and is rolling into 2021. Travel came to an almost stand-still in 2020, and the industry was quick to respond by […]

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Cadence/Samsung Automotive Reference Flow
Apr 8, 2021
Today, Cadence and Samsung announced the availability of an Automotive Reference Flow for Samsung Foundry's 14LPU process technology. In the press release back in 2016 when the process was first...
Why Hyper-Convergent Chip Designs Call for a New Approach to Circuit Simulation
Apr 7, 2021

We explore how EDA tools enable hyper-convergent IC designs, supporting the PPA and yield targets required by advanced 3DICs and SoCs used in AI and HPC.

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