‘Zero temp-co’ current limiting diodes up to 575mA

Central Semiconductor has created a line novel of zero temperature coefficient current limiting diodes, packaged in DPAK and rated at between 27 and 575mA. Minimum voltages range across 1.5 to 2V – see table. Manufactured in the industry standard DPAK surface mount package, these Industry First devices are “This technology is a distinct innovation in ...

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3D Hall magnetic sensor is accurate to 2.6% full-scale

Texas Instruments is claiming “industry’s most accurate 3D Hall-effect position sensor” for one that provides 2.6% full-scale total error at room temperature. The first device in a family of 3D Hall-effect position sensors, TMAG5170 is intended for factory automation and motor-drives. Using the SPI interface, sensitivity is individually settable for each axis over ±25, ±50 ...

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New Yorker Electronics signs Orion Fans with Knight Electronics

New Yorker Electronics has signed up as a franchised distributor of Texas-based Knight Electronics and its subsidiaries Orion Fans and Io Audio Technologies. Orion Fans designs, develops and manufactures fans, fan trays, motorised impellers and blowers. Io Audio Technologies designs, develops and manufacturers audio, video and lighting products including cables, cable protectors, connectors and wires. ...

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Hailo raises $136m Series C

AI chipmaker Hailo today announced it has raised $136 million in a Series C funding round led by Poalim Equity and Gil Agmon. The round was joined by existing investors, including  Hailo Chairman Zohar Zisapel, Swiss-based ABB Technology Ventures (ATV), London’s Latitude Ventures, Israel’s OurCrowd, and new investors, including Carasso Motors, Comasco, Shlomo Group, Talcar Corporation ...

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Updated: Vicor helps squeeze up to 2kW down data cables

US company VoltServer has a scheme with the similar aims to Power-over-Ethernet, but at much higher power. Digital Electricity, as it has been branded (rooftop installation right), “uses standard data cables and endpoint transformation to efficiently deliver significant power safely across long distances”, according to Vicor, which is providing power converters for the receive end. ...

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EU moves to four month investigation into Nvidia-Arm deal

The EU is going to put the Nvidia-Arm deal into a four month investigation process, reports Reuters. The expected decision follows the EU’s reported rejection of concessions offered by Nvidia. The UK government has also put the deal into an extended investigatory process. With Nvidia being a major Arm customer, the concern is that Arm’s ...

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Samsung increases EUV layers to five on DDR5

Samsung has begun mass producing 14nm DRAM using EUV technology. Following the company’s shipment of its  first EUV DRAM in March of last year, Samsung has increased the number of EUV layers to five to deliver today’s  DDR5 devices. As DRAM continues to scale down the 10nm-range, EUV technology becomes increasingly important to improve patterning ...

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UK start-ups: More investment for Agile Analog of Cambridge

Cambridge analogue IP building block start-up Agile Analog has pulled in more investment, this time from In-Q-Tel in the US, which describes itself as a ‘non-profit strategic investor’. “In-Q-Tel invests in companies from the start-up community which have the potential to strengthen the security of the US and its allies,” according to Agile. “Agile Analog’s ...

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Functional safety in touch controllers for industry and the kitchen

Microchip is introducing a touchscreen controller certified to IEC/UL 60730 Class B that will work on displays over 10in across. Called MXT448UD-HA, it is also compliant with IEC61000-4-6 Class A for conducted noise immunity up to 10Vrms (level three for industrial use). “This enables products with a touch screen interface to function in very harsh factory ...

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Coldest-ever temperature achieved by Bremen University

Researchers at Bremen University have produced the coldest temperature ever recorded – 38 picoKelvin or 38 trillionths of a degree above absolute zero. Measured as -273.15 °C (-459.67 °F), absolute zero is the coldest temperature possible on the thermodynamic scale – the point where there’s no atomic motion or heat at all The researchers took a ...

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