650V SiC FET scores 34mΩ in 8×8 package

UnitedSiC has introduced what it claims is industry’s lowest Rds(on) 650V SiC FET in a low-profile DFN 8×8 surface-mount package. Called UF3SC065030D8S, its Rds(on) is 34mΩ, and  UF3SC065040D8S is a cheaper partner device that achieves 45mΩ. “Both SiC FETs have a current rating of 18A (limited by wire count in the package), and a maximum operating ...

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More on: CMOS quantum chip solves ‘travelling salesman’ problem for 22 cities

Electrical engineers at the Tokyo University of Science have created a CMOS chip that implements a quantum annealing processor capable of solving the traveling salesman problem for 22 cities in a second. According to the researchers, a conventional 30Goperation/s, high-performance von Neumann architecture CPU that can solve a 16 city travelling salesman problem in 12 minutes, would require about ...

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1.3kW quarter-brick with digital control for datacentre and communications

Components Bureau have announced the availability BDQ1300 1,300W quarter-brick DC-DC converter from Artesyn Embedded Power. The converter is designed to provide the highest efficiency (over 97%) on-board 12V output with optional digital control. It can accept an input voltage range of 40 ~ 60 V, making it ideal for data centre and communications network equipment.  ...

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Rohm PMIC optimized for NXP nano applications processors

Rohm has announced the availability of the BD71850MWV PMIC, optimized for NXP Semiconductors’ i.MX 8M Nano family of application processors. With the BD71837AMWV for i.MX 8M quad and dual applications processors and the BD71847AMWV for i.MX 8M Mini family application processors, Rohm offers power solutions for the entire i.MX 8M series. NXP’s applications processors are ...

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IC R&D budgets to rise

While consolidation in the semiconductor industry contributed to lower growth rates in R&D spending in the past five years, the long-term trend has been for a slowdown in annual increases of research and development expenditures since the 1980s, says IC Insights. However, IC Insights’ McClean Report—A Complete Analysis and Forecast of the Integrated Circuit Industry, concludes ...

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Imec develops firefighter suit

Imec, Ghent University, Brigade de Sapeurs-Pompiers de Paris, Connect Group and Sioen, have come up with a prototype of protective firefighters’ clothing with integrated temperature sensors and electronics to warn firefighters of  too high ambient temperatures. It should significantly reduce the number of injuries to firefighters. “Firefighters are often exposed to extremely high temperatures during ...

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Inspur extends China server market lead

Inspur widened its lead in China’s server market in Q3 the partly due to strong demand for servers with programmable co-processors, designed to handle demanding workloads like artificial intelligence (AI), says IHS Markit. Inspur took  39% of  Q3 server revenues in China, 25 percentage points ahead of second-ranked Huawei. In Q2,  Inspur had a 35% share of ...

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