Author Archives: steve bush

Hex-core Rockchip 3399 single board computer from Novasom

Novasom Industries M9 single board computer is built around a Rockchip 3399, which has dual Arm Cortex-A72 cores, quad Cortex-A53 cores and Mali-T860MP4 graphics. The chip, according to Rockchip, supports multi-format video decoders including H.264/H.265/VP9 up to 4K x 2K at 60frame/s, including 10 bit H.264/H.265 decode and H.264/MVC/VP8 encode to 1080p at 30frame/s. The “embedded ...

This story continues at Hex-core Rockchip 3399 single board computer from Novasom

Or just read more coverage at Electronics Weekly

Chinese car maker chooses u-blox GNSS receiver

Xpeng Motors has selected u-blox F9 precision GNSS receiver for its P7 electric car. F9 receives GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and BeiDou satellite positioning signals and has been incorporated into the vehicle’s Xpilot 3.0 ADAS (driver assistance system) for use in navigation-guided driving, automated parking and autonomous driving. “For instance, once a navigation destination is set ...

This story continues at Chinese car maker chooses u-blox GNSS receiver

Or just read more coverage at Electronics Weekly

38 x 38mm inductor handles 420A in saturation

Vishay Intertechnology has introduced a through-hole inductor that can handle 420A for 30% inductance reduction in saturation – all in a 38 x 38 x 22mm ‘1500’ case size. Called IHXL-1500VZ-51, it has a typical dc resistance (DCR) of 0.12mΩ and is rated for continuous operation at 150A and 155°C continuously. Hard saturation can be ...

This story continues at 38 x 38mm inductor handles 420A in saturation

Or just read more coverage at Electronics Weekly

Bennu asteroid spacecraft has parts from Southampton

Infra-red detectors produced by Leonardo in Southampton are currently travelling through space with Bennu, the 2bn year old asteroid, which is calculated to have a 1 in 3,000 chance of hitting Earth late in the 22nd century, according to the company. Arizona State University (ASU) selected Leonardo’s infra-red sensors for their Osiris-Rex thermal emission spectrometer ...

This story continues at Bennu asteroid spacecraft has parts from Southampton

Or just read more coverage at Electronics Weekly

Equalisers work up to 40Gz

Smiths Interconnect has released a series of high frequency surface mount chip equalisers for controlling gain variation up to 40GHz with a maximum slope of 4dB. Called the CEX series, the parts combine thin-film and thick-film processing, offer multiple slope (1-4 dB) and band options. They come in standard and high-frequency versions. In the high-frequency types ...

This story continues at Equalisers work up to 40Gz

Or just read more coverage at Electronics Weekly

Intelliconnect opens larger UK factory as demand grows

UK specialist connector maker Intelliconnect (Europe) has moved to a larger facility at the Corby Innovation Hub following 30% sales growth in 2020. “After a year of exceptional sales growth, we have relocated our sales, engineering and production facilities to larger premises and will be recruiting new staff at all levels including offering apprenticeships,” said ...

This story continues at Intelliconnect opens larger UK factory as demand grows

Or just read more coverage at Electronics Weekly

8G Raspberry Pi 4 starter kit includes fanned aluminium case

RS Components is stocking a starter kit based on the 8Gbyte version of Raspberry Pi 4 Model B, that includes a sheet metal aluminium case with a fan and three heatsinks – the Pi 4 has pushed the thermal constraints of the Pi format about as far as it can go without a fan. “These hardware features enable ...

This story continues at 8G Raspberry Pi 4 starter kit includes fanned aluminium case

Or just read more coverage at Electronics Weekly

Eval board with Renesas driver and GaN Systems power transistors

Power transistor maker GaN Systems has teamed up with Renesas to produce evaluation kits that demonstrate appropriate drive techniques for GaN power transistors – which have desirable switching characteristics, but tricky gate drive requirements. They are based around Renesas’ RAA226110 low-side GaN FET driver. “These cards are the industry’s first to provide programmable over-current protection with ...

This story continues at Eval board with Renesas driver and GaN Systems power transistors

Or just read more coverage at Electronics Weekly

Non-destructive carrier measurement in SiC power devices

Researchers at Nagoya Institute of Technology have found a way to create a 3D map of carriers inside silicon carbide power transistors without sawing them up, proposing the system as a way of improving SiC bipolar devices. The technique, which works down to 250μm and has ~10μm resolution, is ‘time-resolved free carrier absorption with inter-sectional lights ...

This story continues at Non-destructive carrier measurement in SiC power devices

Or just read more coverage at Electronics Weekly