Predictive maintenance development kit includes MEMS vibration sensor and mount

Aiming at vibration-based equipment condition monitoring, Analog Devices has introduced a kit for hardware, software and algorithm development that will interface with data analysis tools including Matlab and Python. Called CN0549, its hardware includes a dc – 10kHz MEMS vibration sensor board (see photo), a characterised mounting cube for the sensor, a data acquisition system reference design ...

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SiC flywheel diode plus 650V silicon IGBT in same package

Infineon has put a 650V silicon IGBT alongside a silicon carbide diode in the same TO-247 packages. “Due to a freewheeling SiC Schottky barrier diode, the CoolSiC Hybrid IGBTs perform with significantly reduced switching losses at almost unchanged dv/dt and di/dt values,” according to the company. “They offer up to 60% reduction of energy-on and ...

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Europe launches quantum processing on silicon programme

A European consortium has been launched to lay the foundations for quantum processor manufacture on an industrial scale in the EU. Called Quantum Large-Scale Integration with Silicon (QLSI), and valued at €15m, it will focus on spin qubits and silicon lithography as the route to maintaining large numbers of quantum bits for information processing. “The ...

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EDA tool previews analogue circuits

Physical information about an analogue circuit design can be previewed using Pulsic’s Animate Preview tool. The Bristol EDA company offers the tool as a ‘freemium’ product, i.e. free to download, with online help desk and live chat support services and the option to upgrade to Animate Preview Plus. The tool runs as a plugin inside ...

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Xilinx UltraScale+ in Fujitsu O-RAN units

Xilinx is supplying its  UltraScale+ technology to Fujitsu for its O-RAN 5G radio units (O-RUs). Fujitsu O-RUs using Xilinx technology will be deployed in the first O-RAN-compliant 5G greenfield networks in the U.S. Fujitsu is also evaluating Xilinx RFSoC technology to further reduce cost and power consumption for additional future site deployments.  Fujitsu O-RUs are ...

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NexWafe raises €10m

NexWafe, the solar panel wafer specialist, has raised €10 million from existing and new shareholders. Pioneers of in-line epitaxy for production of high-efficiency monocrystalline silicon wafers, NexWafe’s EpiWafers claim to provide solar panel manufacturers with  higher efficiency and uncompromised yield at 70% of the cost of traditional monocrystalline Cz-Si, without having to retool their production lines. NexWafe’s  technology ...

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Omnispace boosts funding for 5G/IoT hybrid mobile network

Omnispace has raised $60m in new funding for the development of a global 5G/IoT hybrid mobile network, combining satellite and terrestrial coverage. The funding round was led by new investor Fortress Investment Group, and includes further backing from the existing investors Columbia Capital, Greenspring Associates, TDF Ventures and Telcom Ventures. “Omnispace represents the next evolution ...

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