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Harwin launches new website to inspire the next generation of engineers

Made Here Now website

Made Here Now, the UK-wide initiative to encourage more young people into manufacturing as a career, is celebrating a major milestone with the launch of a new website at MadeHereNow.com, containing inspirational videos, success stories and photography. Backed by 37 sponsors, including leading
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02/21/2017
Three months prior to the event, the increased number of exhibitors is a tribute to the positive development of PCIM Europe. Overall, more than 450 exhibitors from 28 nations will be present in Nuremberg from 16 – 18 May 2017. In focus: The entire value chain Numerous
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02/21/2017
Microchip's latest PIC MCUs offer more core-independent peripherals

PIC16F15386 block diagram

The PIC16F15386 family, a powerful launching point into the 8-bit PIC microcontroller (MCU) portfolio, is now available from Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ:MCHP), a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions. In addition to our current Core Independent Peripherals (CIPs),
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02/21/2017

Qualcomm Technologies announced two new System-on-chips (SoCs), the QCA4020 and QCA4024. Qualcomm Technologies is the first to announce a tri-mode SoC QCA4020, integrating Bluetooth Low Energy 5, Dual-band Wi-Fi, and 802.15.4-based technologies, including ZigBee and Thread, while QCA4024 integrates Bluetooth
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02/21/2017
STMicro's STM32 LoRaWAN discovery board now at Mouser

STM32 LoRaWAN Discovery Board

Mouser Electronics, with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, is the first to stock the STM32 LoRaWAN Discovery Board from STMicroelectronics (ST). The new Discovery Kit and I-NUCLEO-LRWAN1 STM32 LoRa Arduino-compatible extension board — available to order from Mouser — provide a development
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02/20/2017
New chip may thwart battery charger counterfeiting

Counterfeit chargers for portable electronics are a major problem

Counterfeit chargers for portable electronics are a major problem. At the end of 2016, Apple claimed that of 100 Apple-branded charging accessories it bought on Amazon, 90 were counterfeits. Around the same time, Britain’s Chartered Trading Standards Institute reported that of 400 counterfeit chargers it bought
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02/17/2017
STM32 proto boards from STMicro support long-range low-power IoT

B-L072Z-LRWAN1 Discovery kit and I-NUCLEO-LRWAN1

Two new ready-to-use prototype boards available from STMicroelectronics slash the cost for developers to start evaluating LoRaWAN and other Low-Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) technologies including WM-Bus and 6LoWPAN. The boards are based on the smallest and lowest-power LoRaWAN modules that exist on the market
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02/17/2017
Extreme Tech Challenge 2017 winner announced

Winner Vantage Robotics was selected by a prestigious panel spearheaded by special guest judge Sir Richard Branson

The race to Necker Island culminates with an unprecedented, photo-finish judging: Separated by less than half a percent in point total, Vantage Robotics is named of winner of Extreme Tech Challenge 2017! XTC 2017 Champion Vantage Robotics (San Francisco, CA) has created the best flying camera in the
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02/17/2017
At embedded world 2017, we will have working demos on A2B automotive audio, advanced personal healthcare monitoring, TSN, ultralow power ARM microprocessor unit, and 24 GHz radar for automotive and industrial applications, just to name a few. Meet with our analog experts, who can answer your specific design
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02/16/2017
Microsemi claims lowest-power cost-optimized FPGA product family

PolarFire FPGA

Microsemi, a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced the availability of its new cost-optimized PolarFire field programmable gate array (FPGA) product family, delivering the industry’s lowest power at mid-range densities with
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02/14/2017
PI Databook now available on any web browser

PI Databook contains Power Integrations' complete technical document portfolio

Power Integrations’ Databook is now available on any web browser for Windows or Mac as well as mobile apps for IOS and Android. PI Databook contains Power Integrations' complete technical document portfolio, as well as video tutorials and product demonstrations. Use the PI Databook to search for products in
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02/14/2017
German flex+ Project ends on positive note for flexible devices

Demonstration objects from the Insect Project

The flex+ Project, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), has successfully come to the end of ist planned two-year duration and will leave its mark on the future as well: flexible electronics as a comprehensive approach. Fraunhofer FEP is one of the leading research
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02/14/2017
Intersil claims smallest isolated RS-485 transceiver for industrial IoT

ISL32704E isolated RS-485 transceiver

Intersil, a leading provider of innovative power management and precision analog solutions, announced the industry’s smallest isolated RS-485 differential bus transceiver designed to provide 4Mbps bidirectional data transmission for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) networks. The high-speed ISL32704E delivers
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02/13/2017
Novel chip extends sensors’ battery life

Ultra-low power UB20M voltage detector chip

A low-cost chip that enables batteries in sensors to last longer, in some cases by over ten times, has been developed by engineers from the University of Bristol. Dr Bernard Stark and colleagues in the Bristol Electrical Energy Management Research Group based in the Merchant Venturers School of Engineering,
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02/13/2017
Microchip unveils zigbee PRO green power certified platform

Solution enables cross-functional device support and will be backward-compatible with existing zigbee certified products

The industry’s first zigbee alliance certified zigbee platform with zigbee PRO and Green Power features (formerly known as zigbee 3.0) from a semiconductor company, is now available from Microchip Technology, a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions. With greater interoperability
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02/13/2017
ITO challenged as a transparent conductor by novel technologies

(Left): An example of the hybrid process for manufacturing metal mesh. (Right) examples of O-Film metal mesh TCFs.

The transparent conductive film (TCF) industry has witnessed upheaval in recent years. On the one hand, multiple technologies have been developed as alternatives to the incumbent solution, whilst the incumbent suppliers slashed their prices to protect their share in sluggish markets. Our report Transparent
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02/13/2017
TE Connectivity (TE), a leader in connectivity and sensor solutions, will showcase technologies designed to mitigate medical device design challenges at MD&M West this month, Booth #3149. Product experts from TE will be on site to discuss how TE’s customized sensing, connectivity and minimally invasive
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02/13/2017
PSDcast - Frans Scheper of Nexperia talks discretes, logic, and MOSFETs

Frans Scheper of Nexperia

In this PSDcast, Nexperia CEO Frans Scheper, formerly EVP and GM of NXP’s Standard Products Business Unit, talks to Alix Paultre from Power Systems Design about the spinoff of Nexperia from NXP. Nexperia, which will produce around 85 billion devices a year and in 2016 had revenues exceeding US$1.1B,
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02/10/2017
At APEC 2017, the PSMA's (Power Sources Manufacturers Association’s) Energy Harvesting Committee will host an Industry Session featuring five industry experts who will cover such topics as real-world applications, conditional monitoring, energy harvesting systems, PMICs (Power Management ICs) and low-power
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02/09/2017
Given the growing demands placed on the electrical, optical and thermal functionality of LEDs, engineers are paying more and more attention to the advancement of new material properties. To this end, the FLINGO project (Functional Inorganic Layers for Next Generation Optical Devices) was established to develop
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02/09/2017
Nexperia, the former Standard Products division of NXP, announced the formal completion of its launch as a separate entity. Headquartered in Nijmegen, Netherlands and backed by a consortium of financial investors consisting of Beijing Jianguang Asset Management and Wise Road Capital, Nexperia is a stand-alone,
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02/08/2017
At Strategies in Light 2017 (Anaheim, February 28 – March 2, 2017), EnOcean, a leader in energy harvesting wireless technology, will present self powered wireless LED control for multiple wireless protocols. At booth #107, the company will be exhibiting their extensive Dolphin portfolio, including self-powered
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02/08/2017
Imec, Holst Centre, and ROHM create a solution for ultra-low-power IoT radios

Sub-mW All-Digital PLL presented by IMEC and ROHM

At the 2017 International Solid-State Circuits Conference in San Francisco (US), imec, the world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies, Holst Centre (set up by imec and TNO) and ROHM today presented an all-digital phase-locked loop (ADPLL) for Internet-of-Things (IoT)
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02/08/2017
AT&S helps create worlds's smallest loudspeaker

USound and Fraunhofer Institute's micro-speaker uses MEMS technology

Graz-based start-up USound, in partnership with several Fraunhofer Institutes (IDMT, ISIT, IIS and IZM) and utilizing PCB technology together with system integration expertise from AT&S, has developed what is not only the world’s smallest speaker, but also the first based on micro-electro-mechanical systems
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02/06/2017
Murata to exhibit cutting-edge tech and cheerleaders at CeBIT

Murata booth at CEBIT

Murata will exhibit at CeBIT, the world’s largest trade show for IT solutions from March 20-24 2017. The event, which will take place at the Hannover Exhibition Grounds, Hannover, Germany is expected to see 200,000 visitors through the doors. Booths from 3,300 companies from 70 countries will showcase business
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02/06/2017
Linear's latest PoE chip delivers 123W over 1Gbps CAT5e cable

LTC4279 single port Power over Ethernet (PoE) controller

Linear Technology introduced the LTC4279 single port Power over Ethernet (PoE) controller for power sourcing equipment (PSE), delivering up to 123W of power over CAT-5e cable for power-hungry applications. Demand for higher power delivery comes from a widespread set of applications, including LTE picocell base
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02/06/2017
Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) and TDK Corporation (TSE: 6762) today announced the completion of the previously announced joint venture under the name RF360 Holdings Singapore PTE. Ltd. (RF360 Holdings). The joint venture will enable Qualcomm’s RFFE Business Unit to deliver RF front-end (RFFE) modules
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02/06/2017
Octavo Systems’ OSD3358 SiP of BeagleBone Black wireless, now at Mouser

OSD3358 SiP device

Mouser Electronics, a product introducton leader that empowers innovation, is now stocking the OSD3358 system-in-package (SiP) from Octavo Systems. The OSD3358 SiP device makes it easier for designers to quickly create production-ready systems based on the Texas Instruments (TI) Sitara AM3358 processor with
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02/06/2017
Qualcomm announced that Qualcomm River Holdings, an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm, has extended the offering period of its previously announced cash tender offer to purchase all of the outstanding common shares of NXP Semiconductors. The tender offer is being made pursuant to the Purchase Agreement,
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Date:
02/03/2017
At Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017 in Barcelona, Anritsu (Hall 6 Stand 6F40) will be showing a range of its test, measurement and monitoring solutions which support the development, deployment and monetization of the latest technologies paving the way for Connected living. In particular they will be focusing
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Date:
02/02/2017
RS Components, the trading brand of Electrocomponents, a distributor for engineers, announced it has extended its relationship with SamacSys, the world’s leading supplier of high-quality PCB schematic symbols and footprints. RS is now offering direct access to schematic symbols and footprints from SamacSys,
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Date:
02/02/2017
element14, a leading electronic design community, has launched a new Design Challenge for designers and engineers called ‘Upcycle it’. Sponsored by Intel, element14 will challenge 15 community members to Upcycle an unwanted or waste product to give it a new or enhanced lease of life. Upcycling
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02/02/2017
PSDcast - Ian Lawee of Analog Devices on energy metering and the smart grid

Ian Lawee of Analog Devices

In this PSDcast, Ian Lawee of Analog Devices talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design on energy metering and the smart grid. In addition to their many initiatives, Analog Devices is also collaborating with the China Electric Power Research Institute to improve reliability of smart substations. The
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Date:
02/01/2017
Qorvo claims smallest and most power-efficient family of Wi-Fi front-end modules

Qorvo Wi-Fi FEM family

Qorvo, a leading provider of innovative RF solutions to connect the world, has introduced a new family of 5 GHz and 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi Front-End Modules (FEMs) that pave the way for smaller, more energy-efficient wireless routers, gateways and other networked devices in the home. The seven new FEMs support high-bandwidth
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Date:
02/01/2017
Analog Devices announces changes to Board of Directors

Mark M. Little

Analog Devices, a leader in high-performance semiconductors for signal processing applications, announced that Mark M. Little, former Senior Vice President, GE Global Research and Chief Technology Officer of General Electric Company, has been elected as a Director of the Company, and that the Board of Directors
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Date:
02/01/2017
The use of batteries in everyday devices is getting more ubiquitous.  In many of these products, a charging connector is difficult or impossible to use. For example, some products require sealed enclosures to protect sensitive electronics from harsh environments and to enable for convenient cleaning or
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Date:
02/01/2017
Let’s continue the thought we began with at the front of the issue, as simply saying that it’s good to have a lot of product development, even if some of it is on stuff that is a little crazy, leaves a lot to be said. How does a laundry-folding robot help humanity? Will having a toothbrush that sends me
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Date:
02/01/2017

 



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