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Digi-Key launches annual Back2School sweepstake

Digi-Key has launched its annual Back2School Prize Draw, giving students the chance to enter a sweepstakes or to submit their design ideas for chances to win an InstaLab home lab setup, as well as many other prizes and kits. The 2020 #DKBack2School Giveaway runs Sept. 8 – Nov. 12, 2020, with winners announced shortly after ...

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GTC2020: GloFo and Mentor announce enhanced DFM with ML capabilities

At its virtual conference yesterday – GTC2020 –  GLOBALFOUNDRIES announced an enhanced design for manufacturability (DFM) kit embedded with advanced machine learning (ML) capabilities. Developed in collaboration with Mentor the ML-enhanced DFM solution, built on Mentor’s Calibre nmDRC platform, can provide customers with a more effective design and development experience and contribute to a faster ...

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GTC2020: Analog Bits announces IP for GloFo 12nm processes

At GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ virtual conference yesterday – GTC2020 – Analog Bits announced a library of foundation analogue IP portfolio that is available on the foundry’s 12LP FinFET platform and 12LP+ solution for AI, cloud computing, and high-end SoCs. Analog Bits’ IP is available now on GF’s 12LP and design kits are available for 12LP+IP. The key ...

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Melexis latch for cost-sensitive applications

Melexis, the Belgian fabless mixed signal specialist, has unveiled a robust Hall-effect latch for cost-sensitive applications such as power tools, PCs, servers, and home appliances, with features that simplify design and ensure stable magnetic characteristics. The new latch, the MLX92214, has high magnetic sensitivity that eases magnet selection and relieves constraints on the size of the ...

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Rohm zero cross detection ICs

ROHM’s BM1ZxxxFJ integrated zero cross detection IC series is optimized for home appliances such as vacuum cleaners, washing machines, and air conditioners. The rising demand for smart home devices and IoT applications has added communication functionality (i.e. Wi-Fi) to home appliances. As it is necessary for such devices to always be ON to maintain communication, ...

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Tektronix to hold virtual tech week

Tektronix will showcase the latest in optical test innovation for datacenter networking at a virtual technology and optical week. Topics covered will include 400G PAM4 characterization and debug, simplifying 400G compliance testing and 400ZR+/800ZR DWDM support. Tektronix  welcomes all engineers, educators and innovators with an interest in optical, photonic and data centertechnologies to participate in ...

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Xilinx in Continental 4G imaging radar

Xilinx’s  UltraScale+ MPSoC will power Continental’s new Advanced Radar Sensor (ARS) 540 4D imaging radar. The collaboration enables newly-produced vehicles equipped with the ARS540 to realize SAE J3016 Level 2 functionalities and will pave the way toward Level 5 autonomous driving systems. 4D imaging radar determines an object’s location in range, azimuth, elevation, and relative speed ...

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3D spatial audio collaboration

CEVA and VisiSonics have developed a 3D spatial audio solution for embedded devices, including true wireless audio (TWS) earbuds, headphones and other hearables. The collaboration combines VisiSonics’ RealSpace ® 3D audio software optimized for CEVA’s low power audio and sensor hub DSPs together with CEVA’s MotionEngine head tracking algorithms running on its BNO080 9-axis System ...

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MathWorks updates Simulink and MATLAB families

MathWorks has introduced Release 2020b of the MATLAB and Simulink product families. New capabilities in MATLAB simplify working with graphics and apps, and Simulink updates focus on expanded access and speed, including the launch of Simulink Online for access through web browsers. R2020b also introduces new products that build on artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities, speed up autonomous systems development, ...

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Anti-sulphur resistors

TT Electronics has brought out a family of high reliability surface mount resistors that have been qualified for use in environments exposed to sulphur-bearing gasses. The APC series resistors are optimised for high precision analogue circuits deployed in polluted environments where sulphur compounds in fumes may react with metals in standard component terminations. Validated to ...

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