Embedded World: Embedded Vision Everywhere?! Panel discussion

Last week at Embedded World, EW attended the Embedded Vision Everywhere panel discussion. The informative one-hour session covered use-cases, challenges, and the increasing role of AI in embedded vision systems. The panel consisted of Jan-Erik Schmitt, md of Vision Components, Dr. Christopher Scheubel, executive director of Cubemos, Jason Carlson, ceo of Congatec, Bengt Abel of ...

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Dc-dc converters fit in L78 linear reg footprints for industrial apps

Wurth has added 36V input versions to its range of dc-dc converters that are pin-compatible with established 78xx linear regulators – although, at 8mm thick, they are fatter than their linear cousins. The parts are 173010335: 3.3V out, 6-36Vin, 87% max efficiency at 12Vin 173010535: 5V out, 8-36Vin, 92% max efficiency at 12Vin “The components ...

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Marvell and Samsung collaborate on 5G infrastructure products

Marvell and Samsung are extending their collaboration to encompass infrastructure across additional segments of the radio access network (RAN). The companies have collaborated on baseband and transport processing solutions for base stations based on Marvell’s Octeon and Octeon Fusion processors. In addition, the companies are collaborating on radio unit architectures designed to meet the compute ...

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Yangtze Memory struggling with staff shortages

At Yangtze Memory, which is making 64-layer 3D NAND, employees are still away from work, reports the Nikkei. 40% to 50% of Yangtze’s workers stayed at work during the New Year break and the rest are ‘struggling’ to return,  reports the newspaper. Because it is a key national project, Yangtze received special approval to ship ...

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FTDI Launches Dual & Quad Channel USB-to-UART/MPSSE Bridge ICs with Built-in Type-C/PD Controllers

FTDI Chip’s latest series of multi-channel USB interface ICs have the capacity to deal with next generation power requirements, as larger items of hardware start to make use of the protocol. Available in both 2-channel (FT2233HP) and 4-channel (FT4233HP) versions, the new Hi-Speed (480Mbits/s) devices have serial UART (RS232, RS422 or RS485) and MPSSE (JTAG, ...

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Farnell tracks AI adoption in the IoT

Farnell has published research on the IoT which confirms strong adoption of AI within IoT devices, alongside new insights on key markets, enablers and concerns for design engineers working in IoT. Research showed that almost half (49%) of respondents already use AI in their IoT applications, with Machine Learning (ML) the most used technology (28%) ...

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FTTP for Welsh village

Sixty homes in the Monmouthshire village of Llanddewi Rhydderch can now have Full Fibre to the Premise (FTTP), able to receive Ultrafast Broadband, with a choice of speeds from 100Mbps to 1Gbps – a huge technological leap forward for this ‘once forgotten’ village where speeds of less than 1Mbps were the norm. Despite the recent ...

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Beware of IoT connected cameras, says NCSC

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) is advising caution with internet connected cameras. Owners of smart cameras and baby monitors in the home are being urged to take three steps to protect their devices from cyber criminals. 1. If your camera comes with a default password, change it to a secure one – connecting three ...

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What Happened With SARS?

With Coronavirus causing concern, we thought it might be instructive to see how the industry was affected by SARS back in 2003. Here’s the analysis we wrote then: While SARS  is dealing devastating blows to service industry in China, its damage to the electronics industry in the country appears to be limited in the short-term. Long-term, ...

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SmartNIC combines storage, networking, compute and acceleration

Xilinx has brought out a product which combines networking, storage, acceleration and compute functions on a single device called a SmartNIC SmartNIC is designed to bring greater efficiency and lower TCO to cloud service providers, telcos, and private cloud data centre operators The Alveo U25 SmartNIC combines a SmartNIC platform with an FPGA-based engine that ...

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