8 channel PC scope has dual 5Gsample/s ADCs

Pico Technology has introduced an eight-channel PC oscilloscope with dual 5Gsample/s ADCs and 4Gsample of capture memory as standard – as well as a hands-free probe holder, more of which further down. Called PicoScope 6824E, it has 500MHz bandwidth analogue inputs and 16 digital channels that record pulses down to 1ns – so ~500MHz signals. ...

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Q4 NAND revenues up 8.5%

Driven by strong demand from data centre 4Q19 NAND revenue grew 8.5%, Says TrendForce, while 4Q19 NAND flash bit shipment increased by nearly 10% QoQ. On the supply side, contract prices made a successful rebound due to shortages caused by the power outage at Kioxia’s Yokkaichi production base in June. In sum, 4Q19 NAND flash revenue ...

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IQD launches OCVCSOs

IQD Frequency Products has launched a range of high frequency Oven Controlled Voltage Controlled SAW Oscillators (OCVCSOs). Three frequencies are currently available in the OCVCSO series, 400MHz, 800MHz and 1.2GHz and they are packaged in a 25.4 x 22 x 13.2mm industry standard SMD package. These OCVCSOs have a noise floor of 10dB to 15dB ...

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Xerox vs HP

The M&A battle resumes this morning.  Xerox has issued this statement: “The HP board clearly adopted a poison pill because our offer is receiving overwhelming support from their shareholders,” says Xerox, “regardless of what the company and its army of advisors announce Monday, we believe HP shareholders appreciate that the value we could create by ...

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UK-RAS and Twinkl launch school robotics competition

Partnering with Twinkl, UK-RAS (the UK Robots and Autonomous Systems network) has launched a school robotics competition, with prizes including a free trip to the International Robotics Showcase in June, and a MiRo-E robot for the classroom. Open to registered pupils of UK schools, aged 8-14 year old and organised into teams of 3-5, the ...

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U-Blox launches Jody-W3 Wi-Fi 6 module series in automotive grade

U-Blox has announced the Jody-W3 series of multiradio modules featuring Wi-Fi 6 with 2 x 2 MIMO and dual-mode Bluetooth 5.1. Supporting the IEEE 802.11ax standard, also known as Wi-Fi 6, Jody-W3 is designed for wireless high speed connections required in vehicle applications. This ranges from video streaming and screen mirroring, to back-up cameras and ...

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Semi industry unaffected by coronavirus

The coronavirus has had little effect on the semiconductor industry says Omdia – a newly set up  tech analyst company formed by IHS Markit and Informa Tech. The semiconductor industry appears to have escaped the direct impact of the coronavirus crisis so far, but the market is likely to suffer the repercussions as the outbreak ...

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ISSCC2020: Energy harvesting ICs

Leti has made two energy harvesting chips: ·        Self-Tunable Phase-Shifted SECE Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting IC with a 30nW MPPT achieving 446% Energy-Bandwidth Improvement and 94% Efficiency. ·        Electromagnetic Mechanical Energy Harvester IC with no off-chip Component and One switching period MPPT achieving up to 95.9% end-to-end Efficiency and 460% Energy Extraction Gain.  In the first one, ...

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