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80V gate drivers for 48V automotive motor drives

Allegro MicroSystems, has introduced a portfolio of 80V motor drivers for 48V automotive systems. AMT49100 / AMT49101 safety-enhanced three-phase gate drivers for electric power steering and other safety-critical systems AMT49502 safety half-bridge gate driver with actuators and solid-state relays A89503 safety half-bridge gate driver with independent high-side and low-side output loads for floating loads, such as ...

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riscvOVPsim gets Risc-V vector instructions

Imperas has extended its Risc-V reference model and simulator to cover forthcoming vector instructions and to support coverage-driven verification analysis. Called riscvOVPsim, the enhanced version including a vector test suite is freely available for commercial use from Open Virtual Platforms, and a base version is available free from GitHub. “The upcoming ratification of the Risc-V vector instruction ...

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Harwin fires up 1,200 sq metre factory floor in Hampshire

Portsmouth-based Harwin has started manufacturing on its new 1,200m2 of factory floor, scaling-up production of its high-reliability connectors. The total investment in the facility is £3.8m, of which £1m is for equipment. “The additional factory space and equipment enables us to ramp up production to meet volume demands very quickly,” said Harwin operations director Paul ...

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Metal conductors sintered onto skin at room temperature

Metal conductors can be formed directly onto human skin, according to an international science team which found a way to sinter silver nano-particles into silver conductors at room temperature. The process was used to measure skin temperature and humidity, and to form electrodes for ECGs and conductors to LEDs for blood oxygen measurements (see photo). ...

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Inclusiveness OBE calls women and girls to enter engineering

Engineer Dr Carol Marsh received an OBE in the Queen’s 2020 birthday honours for services to diversity and inclusion, and is using the platform to further encourage girls and women across the UK to consider engineering careers. “Engineering isn’t just a job, it is a vocation,” said Marsh. “When you’re an engineer, you’re thinking about ...

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Yokogawa gets ISO17025:2017 up to 100kHz for European power calibration lab

Yokogawa’s European Calibration Laboratory in the Netherlands has achieved ISO 17025:2017 accreditation for power measurements at up to 100kHz – ISO/IEC 17025:2017 is the ‘General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories’. It enables both Yokogawa’s laboratory and its customers to demonstrate that they operate competently and generate valid measurement results. Test reports ...

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Intelliconnect UK operation approved to ISO 14001 and ISO 45001

UK-based connector and cable maker Intelliconnect (Europe) has been accredited to ISO 14001 and ISO 45001. ISO 14001 provides assurance to company management and employees as well as external stakeholders that environmental impact is being measured and improved, according to the company. ISO 45001 specifies the requirements for an occupational health and safety management system, and ...

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Bridgetek boosts EVE graphics controller for 1Mpixel displays

Bridgetek has announced a fourth generation of its minimal resource graphics engine EVE (embedded video engine). Suitable for use with 1Mpixel displays, the products include 1Mbyte of embedded graphics RAM and support resolutions including 1,920×480, 1,440×540, 1,280×800, 1,024×600, 800×600, 800×480 and 480×272. “The ability to adjust both the horizontal and vertical sync timing means that ...

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250W GaN dc-dc demo board is physically thin

GaN transistor maker EPC had released a pair of physically thin 250W dc-dc converter demo boards for 48V rails. EPC9153 – max component height 6.5mm – synchronous buck converter, 98.2% peak efficiency 44 – 60Vin, 12 – 20Vout, 12.5A out, 400kHz switching EPC9148 – max component height 4mm – more complex three-level (four output transistor) topology, 98% ...

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Resin MLSA 3D printer aims at professional market

London start-up Satori has launched a resin-style 3D printer for professional users, and a partnership programme to go with it. The printer, called ST1600, offers a 120 x 192mm build area 120mm tall, was designed in London and is made in China. This style of printer, often called ‘MLSA’ for mask stereolithography, uses an LCD as ...

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