Add noise for clearer signals

Adding just the right amount of noise can improve signal to noise ratio in certain non-linear systems. The effect is known as ‘stochastic resonance’, where mixing of noise and signal in the system non-linearity can sometimes push a previously buried signal just above the noise floor. Now researchers at Penn State University have exploited it ...

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‘Game Boy’ runs on button push power

Can something be made to run on the power of its buttons being pushed? Northwestern University thinks so. Working with Delft University of Technology, its researchers built something that looks, feels and works like an 8bit Nintendo Game Boy. “It’s the first battery-free interactive device that harvests energy from user actions,” claimed Northwestern engineer Josiah ...

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A year of two halves

Second-half guidance and outlooks for the full year from three leading IC companies help shed some light on what companies are expecting for the second half of this year, says IC Insights. Figure 1 shows an updated outlook at TSMC’s 2020 sales forecast given its actual 1H20 results.  As shown, while the company expects its ...

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July semi sales up 4.9% y-o-y

July semiconductor sales of $35.2 billion were up 4.9% y-o-y and up 21% on June’s $34.5 billion, says the SIA. “The global semiconductor market has so far remained largely resistant to global macroeconomic headwinds through the first seven months of the year, with sales in July increasing on both a year-to-year and month-to-month basis, but ...

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Oxford tops university table

The Times Higher Education Supplement has come out with the 2021 world rankings for universities at : https://www.timeshighereducation.com/world-university-rankings/2021/world-ranking#!/page/0/length/25/sort_by/rank/sort_order/asc/cols/stats Oxford Stanford Harvard Caltech MIT Cambridge UC Berkeley Yale Princeton Chicago Imperial College Johns Hopkins University of Pennsylvania ETH Zurich UCLA UCL Columbia Toronto Cornell Duke Tsinghua Michigan-Ann Arbor Peking University Northwestern University National University of Singapore  

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Eval board to facilitate power electronics projects

Infineon’s CoolSiC MOSFET Modular Application Design Kit (MADK) boards help to shorten time to market in power electronics designs. As part of the MADK platform for motors of up to 7.5 kW, the evaluation board EVAL-M5-IMZ120R-SIC is a 3-phase inverter board aiming at servo drive applications. Infineon offers details about schematics (PDF), parts (Excel), layout ...

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MediaTek sampling 5G CPE chipset

MediaTek is sampling its T750 5G chipset for 5G consumer premise ((CPE) applications like fixed wireless access routers (FWA) and mobile hotspots, to bring 5G connectivity into homes, businesses and anyone on the go. The 7nm chip design has an integrated 5G radio and quad-core Arm CPU. 5G routers with support for sub-6GHz frequencies bring a more ...

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