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Yamaichi in mass production of VW Quadlock interface

Yamaichi has further developed and optimised the Volkswagen standard interface. Mass production has already started. In general, junction boxes, which are used in automotive infotainment systems for the internal wiring and control of loudspeakers, are a common interface. Yamaichi has further developed and improved this I/O connector, which is based on a Volkswagen standard interface (Quadlock) The ...

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element14/Vishay buck regulator webinar

element14 and Simon Foley of Vishay will hold a webinar entitled “5 Things to Know About Buck Regulators” on 4 November, 2020 12pm BST. Automation is driving the world into a completely new era of communication. As a result, the power ecosystem is now fundamentally being transformed into a workhorse, to deliver essential energy to those critical IT infrastructures. Vishay ICs, provide ...

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NEC and ADI collaborate on 5G Massive MIMO RAN

NEC and ADI have teamed up to design a 5G Network Massive MIMO Antenna Radio Unit for Rakuten Mobile. The radio unit adopts ADI’s wideband RF transceiver to achieve Massive MIMO and possesses a 5G open vRAN interface corresponding to Rakuten Mobile’s virtualized cloud-native mobile network. It uses 3.7GHz frequency Massive MIMO and digital beamforming technology. ...

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SiPearl joins CXL Consortium

SiPearl, which is designing the microprocessor for the European exascale supercomputer, has joined the CXL Consortium, whose founding members are Alibaba, Cisco, Dell EMC, Facebook, Google, HPE, Huawei, Intel and Microsoft. Together, they are developing the technical specifications for the CXL technology, which will be the future open high-performance protocol for interconnecting microprocessors, their devices ...

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TMR-based sensors from Crocus

Murata is now including in its portfolio advanced 1D linear and 2D angular sensor devices from Crocus Technology based on tunnel magnetic resistance (TMR) technology. With two different temperature and packaging options, the sensor devices offer elevated levels of operational stability over a broad temperature range from -40°C to +85°C, or from 40°C to +125°C ...

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Mentor and Arm hook up to streamline verification

Mentor and Arm have hooked up to help IC designers optimize and streamline the functional verification of their Arm-based designs. With this collaboration, the Arm Design Reviews program now offers the expertise of Mentor’s top functional verification engineers to help customers optimize their Arm-basedSystem-on-Chip (SoC) designs. Arm’s new RTL Verification Design Review service, in collaboration with ...

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Renesas and Sequans partner on IoT modules

Renesas and Sequans will partner to develop IoT modules based on Sequans’ Monarch LTE-M/NB-IoT platform. The modules are designed to provide IoT companies with an integrated microcontroller (MCU) plus connectivity platform that streamlines and simplifies IoT system design for many applications, including smart city, smart home, and industrial IoT. The collaboration between the two companies ...

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ST closes in on $10bn

ST has reported  Q3 net revenues of $2.67 billion with gross margin of 36%, an operating margin of 12.3% for a net profit of  $242 million and a gross profit of $959 million. YTD net revenues are $6.98 billion with a gross margin 36.3%, an operating margin of 9.5% and net income of $525 million. ...

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China to monitor IC investment more carefully

Resources have been wasted as companies “with insufficient knowledge of integrated circuit development have blindly entered into projects”, said Meng Wei (pictured) of  China’s National Development and Reform Commission, yesterday. “The risks of low-level construction have appeared repeatedly, and there has even been stalled construction of individual projects and vacant factories, resulting in a waste ...

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Europe’s ‘pre-exascale’ supercomputer

AMD and HPE have said that EPYC CPUs and AMD Instinct GPUs will power a “pre-exascale” supercomputer built under the European High Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC JU) initiative. Delivering up to 550 petaFLOPs, the machine will help researchers across Europe advance R&D.  The supercomputer  – one of the world’s fastest  – will be located at ...

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