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Siemens acquires Supplyframe for a ‘digital transformation’

The recent component shortage has highlighted the fragility of current supply chains, asserted Siemens, as it announced the acquisition of electronics Design-to-Source platform, Supplyframe. The transaction is expected to close at the end of this financial year. The acquisition is part of Siemens’ digital transformation said AJ Incorvaia, senior vice president, Siemens Digital Industries Software, Electronic ...

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Xilinx acquires Silexica and its C/C++ tools

Xilinx  has acquired German C/C++programming tool provider, Silexica.  The privately held company produces C/C++ programming and analysis tools for automotive, aerospace and defence,  wireless comms, robotic and financial markets. Its SLX FPGA tool suite is used to manage the HLS  (high level synthesis) design flow. In February this year, Silexica and Xilinx co-presented at the ...

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Arrow bobs and weaves with ROOQ

Boxers can monitor and review their performance in the ring, using data gathered by sensors worn on wrist straps. This data was only previously available under laboratory conditions, says German sports analysis company, ROOQ which has developed ROOQ Box with Arrow Electronics. The sensors record movements and the data is analysed using the ROOQ app and ...

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Versal AI Edge ACAP drives up ML compute and adds memory for AI

Xilinx has enhanced its Versal AI Edge adaptive compute acceleration platforms (ACAPs) with the introduction of AI Engine-ML which increases machine learning by a factor of four, compared with the earlier AI Engine architecture. It has also integrated an accelerator RAM with enhanced memory hierarchy to accommodate AI algorithms. According to the company, these enhancements quadruples ...

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Synopsys acquires Code DX to gain insight into security testing

EDA company, Synopsys has acquired New York-based Code Dx, which developed an application security software tool, Code Dx Enterprise. The application security orchestration and correlation tool Code Dx automates many of the most labour-intensive processes in software security, namely test orchestration, correlation of security findings from a variety of application security (AppSec) testing techniques, triage of ...

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TME expands fuse and holder offerings

Fuse holders for high voltage designs and with safety certifications have been added to TME’s portfolio. The distributor offers Conqueror’s wide current rating cylinder miniature fuses.  The cylindrical fuses are designed for through hole mounting. The miniature fuses are suitable for overcurrent protection on PCBs with limited available space. They are supplied with a plastic housing to reduce ...

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Compiler uses C code to write once and accelerate CPUs

Support for multi-threading acceleration for CPUs with multiple physical cores is provided by the CacheQ Compiler which takes a single-threaded C code and generates executable that can run on CPUs, accelerating executing by 486% on x86 processors with 12 cores, reports CacheQ Systems (based on benchmarks from the Black Scholes financial algorithm). There is no need ...

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Compact development board encourages FPGA experimentation

SBC development kits available from Farnell now include the OrangeCrab r0.2 open-source FPGA development board from Good Stuff Department, the company responsible for open-source hardware, including the ArticKoala and ButterStick boards. This latest SBC is a xlim, compact Adafruit Feather form factor, measuring 22.86mm x 50.8mm. Despite its size, says the company, it can be used as to ...

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Farnell offers power supplies from Rohde & Schwarz for same-day shipping

For use as a bench power supply, product test, repair and education or used in racks for manufacturing test systems, the NGA100 power supply series is part of Rohde & Schwarz’s Essentials Portfolio. The supplies are available from  Farnell for same-day shipping. The power supplies have manual control and computer-controlled operation and are designed for entry-level ...

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Nvidia Jetson TX2 NX Embedded SBC is AI-ready

The Nvidia Jetson TX2 NX single board computer (SBC) is available from Impulse Embedded. At 1.33Tflops it more than doubles the AI processing performance of the earlier Jetson Nano (487Gflops). It is pin-compatible with and has the same form factor as Nvidia’s Jetson Nano. The Jetson TX2 NX SBC combines a dual-core Nvidia Denver 2 ...

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