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TI sampling a new generation of automotive DLP technology

TI is sampling a new generation of DLP technology for in-vehicle head-up display (HUD) systems. The new DLP3030-Q1 chipset, along with supporting evaluation modules (EVMs), gives automakers and Tier-1 suppliers the ability to bring bright, dynamic AR displays to windshields and place critical information within the driver’s line of sight. The automotive-qualified DLP3030-Q1 chipset allows ...

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The Most Exciting Time In The History Of The Electronics Industry

Applied Materials saw calendar Q3 sales up 20% y-o-y. For its FY to the end of Q3 it grew sales by 34% to $14.54 billion with a gross margin of 44.9% and an operating income of $1.1 billion. “This the most exciting time in the history of the electronics industry,” said Applied CEO Gary Dickerson, “AI ...

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ADI shrinks integrated analogue front end, controller and PWM battery tester

ADI has launched a precision integrated analogue front end, controller and PWM for battery testing and formation capable of increasing system accuracy and efficiency in lithium-ion battery formation and grading. It is 70% smaller than its predecessor device. The AD8452 uses switching technology that recycles the energy from the battery while discharging and delivers 10 times ...

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Intel publishes wireless roadmap

Intel has published a roadmap for its wireless chips: Intel XMM 8000 series:  Intel’s family of commercial 5G multi-mode modems, operating in both sub-6 GHz and millimeter wave global spectrum bands. No shipping date announced.   Intel XMM 8060: Intel’s first commercial 5G modem is capable of delivering multi-mode support for the full 5G non-standalone ...

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Toshiba in mass production of three-phase brushless motor drivers

Toshiba has started mass production of  two three-phase brushless motor drivers. TC78B015FTG is for 12V power supply applications and TC78B015AFTG supports applications using 24V. The new ICs support high-speed rotation of small fan motors and are ideally suited to home appliance and industrial equipment applications. Ideally, cooling fans, such as those found in servers, combine ...

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u-blox IoT modules get China certification

u-blox’s  SARA-N2 NB-IoT modules have completed AVL certification with China Telecom and validation with China Unicom. This includes the SARA-N200 (900 MHz) and SARA-N201 (850 MHz) product variants, which were both designed to meet China market requirements. The certifications offer greater flexibility to manufacturers of end devices integrating u-blox NB-IoT modules, guaranteeing optimal performance of ...

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GloFo demo-es 112Gbps SerDes IP.

Globalfoundries has demo-ed 112Gbps SerDes for cloud computing, hyperscale data center, and networking applications. “Our customers will soon have access to design best-in-class ASIC solutions to meet the explosive bandwidth growth in data center and networking applications,” says GloFo’s Mike Cadigan. The 112G SerDes is designed in GF’s high-performance ASIC FX-14 technology, and is capable of ...

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Murata launches Nordic BLE device

Murata’s MBN p52832 Nordic-based BLE module consists of Nordic’s  nRF52832 IC, a 32 MHz crystal for timing, and an on-board antenna. It has pins for an off-board omni-directional antenna and a NFC antenna. The module provides a Serial Port Interface (SPI) and UART interface to Nordic’s nRF52832 ARM Cortex M4 processor. The WSM-BL241-ADA-008 module provides ...

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Imec and Western Digital extend relationship

Imec and Western Digital have extended their R&D collaboration in  logic, memory, advanced patterning, and interconnect.   “Having Western Digital, a world leader in data storage technology, as as a full core partner brings unique and valuable knowledge to our research,” says Imec CEO Luc Van den hove (pictured)  “the new three-year agreement confirms the ...

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Yangtze River completes 32-layer 3D NAND development

Yangtze River Storage Technology (YMTC) – the Tsinghua Unigroup-owned memory initiative – says it has developed a 32-layer 3D NAND chip and intends to start production in Q2 2018 at a rate of 5K wpm, reports Digitimes. YMTC is China’s only 3D NAND player. China’s other memory start-ups – Fujian Jinhua Integrated Circuit teamed with ...

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