Webinar: Embedded Security, Solving the Threat of Cyber Attacks

For those working in the important area of embedded security, please note the forthcoming webinar: “Revolutionizing Embedded Security – Solving the Threat of Cyber Attacks”. It is presented by David Maidment, director of Secure Devices Ecosystem within the Architecture and Technology Group at Arm, and among other topics he’ll be examining PSA Certified and Root ...

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Six new Boeing solar arrays to power International Space Station

Boeing is to deliver six additional solar arrays to NASA for the International Space Station. The new arrays will increase the on-board laboratory’s power supply and installation is scheduled to begin in 2021. The new 63-foot-by-20-foot (19-meter-by-6-meter) arrays will together produce 120 kilowatts of electricity via the sun’s energy, says Boeing. They will combine with ...

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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 ...

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UK rocket firm plans space tug to clean up orbiting junk

 Skyrora, the Edinburgh rocket company, has completed a successful test firing of  the upper stage of its rocket Skyrora XL. The rocket is intended to be a ‘space tug’ that could tow satellites into different orbits, replace old satellites and clean up space junk.  Skyrora’s plan is to launch a rocket in 2022/3 which will ...

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TT Electronics and Thales in cyber security initiative

TT Electronics today announced a collaboration agreement with Thales to enable future development of operational technology (OT) based cyber security initiatives and research. These programmes will be delivered out of the National Digital Exploitation Centre (NDEC) in Ebbw Vale, South Wales – a project cofounded by the Welsh Government, Thales and University of South Wales. ...

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MPS and EPC target data centre with eGaN transistor-based products

Monolithic Power Systems (MPS) has launched a new family of 48 V – 6V digital DC-DC power modules for 48 V data  centre products using eGaN transistors from Efficient Power Conversion (EPC) Corporation. These power modules target applications for high density computing and data centers, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and multi-user gaming. The MPC1100-54-0000 is the ...

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Semi industry grew 7.3% in 2020

The semiconductor industry grew 7.3% in 2020, reports Gartner, to reach $449.8 billion. “In early 2020, the expectation was that COVID-19 would have a negative impact across all end equipment markets, but the actual effect was more nuanced,” said Gartner vp Andrew Norwood, “automotive, industrial and some areas of the consumer market were hit hard by ...

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Insight SIP signs Steliau

Insight SiP,  the miniature RF module specialist, has signed a distribution agreement with Steliau Technology, a French distributor of electronic components. The agreement allows Steliau Technology to sell RF modules with integrated antennas and combining several technologies: UWB / BLE and LoRa / BLE. Insight SIP’s multiradio modules allow customers to focus on their core ...

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NASA and JAXA agree on Lunar Gateway life support systems

NASA and JAXA (the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) have confirmed the Japanese will be working on critical life support systems within the Lunar Gateway, the next-generation replacement for the international space station. Under the agreement, Japan will be working on the Gateway’s International Habitation module (I-Hab), which is where the crew will live, work, and ...

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Qualcomm buys Nuvia

Qualcomm is to buy the two year-old processor IP startup Nuvia for $1.4 billion. Nuvia was founded in 2019 by former Apple and Google executives to design chips for data centres. It raised nearly $300 million in venture capital. Qualcomm says it plans to incorporate Nuvia’s CPUs across its portfolio, using them in smartphones, laptops, ...

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