Common-mode filters with 10.7GHz differential bandwidth

New common-mode filters from ST have a differential bandwidth of 10.7GHz to protect antenna sensitivity in adjacent wireless circuitry from the latest serial digital interfaces. The 2-channel ECMF2-40A100N10 and 4-channel ECMF4-40A100N10 are compatible with high-speed interface standards including USB 3.2 Gen 2, USB4, HDMI 2.1, and DisplayPort. With a serial resistance of  3Ω, which minimizes ...

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ISPSD: Hot carrier injection erodes GaN Rds(on)

GaN transistor maker Innoscience Technology is disclosing research on 650V device reliability at the IEEE International Symposium on Power Semiconductor Devices (ISPSD) in Vancouver this week. The company is fabricating GaN-on-Si HEMTs on a 200mm CMOS-compatible process, for a power factor correction (PFC) boost converter application. Hard switching test Vds=600V Vgs=6V 100kHz According to the company, ...

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Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.3 LE in a single module

Murata has teamed up with NXP to develop a Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.3 module. Called Type 1XL, it is built around NXP’s 88W9098 chip set and supports IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax 2×2 MU-MIMO (multi-user, multiple-input, multiple-output) and single antenna Bluetooth 5.3 Low Energy, BR and EDR. “The Wi-Fi section supports connectivity up to 1.4x faster than conventional ...

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67GHz vector signal generator

Rohde & Schwarz has increased the top end of its SMW200A vector signal generator to 67GHz, and slotted in a 56GHz version between that and the existing 44GHz version. “The SMW200A is first to enable flat frequency response and 2GHz modulation bandwidth above 44GHz,” claimed the company. “The 100kHz to 56GHz option covers all currently ...

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Broadcom reported to be in talks with VMware

Broadcom is reported by Reuters to be talking to VMware about taking it over. Broadcom has been diversifying away from ICs in the last four years with an $18.9 billion takeover of CA Technologies and a $10.7 billion acquisition Symantec’s security division. VMware, which develops enterprise cloud and networking software, has a market cap of ...

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Battery Challenge offers £25m

Today the Faraday Battery Chalkenge is launched offering up to £25 million for battery R&D particulsrly in automotive. Part of UK Research & Innovation (UKRI), the Faraday Battery Challenge the Faraday Battery Challenge will particularly  support technologies with the potential to enter the automotive market within the next decade Organisations seeking funding are required to ...

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Imec solid-state Li battery spin-off raises €10m

SOLiTHOR , the Imec battery spin-off and part of EnergyVille the.  Brussels energy R&D hub, has raised €10 million to  develop, manufacture and commercialise osolid-state lithium (Li) battery cell technology to reliably and economically offer high-energy storage solutions. Lthe funding came in a seed investment round led by imec.xpand supported by an investment syndicate including LRM, Nuhma and ...

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Inmarsat trials Orchestra maritime mesh for ship-to-ship connectivity

A trial has been using ships and land-based signal towers as nodes in a satellite-based maritime mesh network. The goal is to deliver additional capacity and relieve congestion for ship-to-shore and ship-to-ship connectivity. The initiative comes from Inmarsat for its Orchestra network, which brings together its geosynchronous (GEO) satellites with low earth orbit satellites (LEO) ...

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IEDM call for papers

The 68th IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) has announced its  2022 Call for Papers IEDM takes place as an in-person event at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square Hotel from December 3-7, 2022, with on-demand access to content available afterward. The paper-submission deadline is July 14, and the deadline for submission of late news ...

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5G small cell trial for City of London

The City of London is to get a small cell mobile communication pilot project, offering multi-operator 4G and 5G connectivity at street level. “If the pilot is successful, the ambition is for a City-wide deployment that will deliver faster mobile connectivity speeds across the Square Mile”, according to network service provider Freshwave, which will be working with ...

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