Comment: Tech investors show their faith in London and UK

The UK says ‘Show me the money,’ and Silicon Valley tech investors are lining up to buy in, writes Josh Brooks. Amid all the concern about foreign ownership of UK plc, the shape that post-Brexit Britain will take and the chaos that seems to reign supreme in government, it’s comforting to know that there’s still ...

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PragmatIC develops RF tag for consumer packaging

PragmatIC, the flexible electronics firm, claims it has developed a printable tag technology which will bring RFID and near field communications (NFC) to mass market consumer goods applications. The basis of this is PragmatIC’s FlexLogIC “fab-in-a-box” that has the capability to scale production to meet such high-volume use cases, with the first system on track ...

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Toshiba in mass production of three-phase brushless motor drivers

Toshiba has started mass production of  two three-phase brushless motor drivers. TC78B015FTG is for 12V power supply applications and TC78B015AFTG supports applications using 24V. The new ICs support high-speed rotation of small fan motors and are ideally suited to home appliance and industrial equipment applications. Ideally, cooling fans, such as those found in servers, combine ...

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u-blox IoT modules get China certification

u-blox’s  SARA-N2 NB-IoT modules have completed AVL certification with China Telecom and validation with China Unicom. This includes the SARA-N200 (900 MHz) and SARA-N201 (850 MHz) product variants, which were both designed to meet China market requirements. The certifications offer greater flexibility to manufacturers of end devices integrating u-blox NB-IoT modules, guaranteeing optimal performance of ...

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GloFo demo-es 112Gbps SerDes IP.

Globalfoundries has demo-ed 112Gbps SerDes for cloud computing, hyperscale data center, and networking applications. “Our customers will soon have access to design best-in-class ASIC solutions to meet the explosive bandwidth growth in data center and networking applications,” says GloFo’s Mike Cadigan. The 112G SerDes is designed in GF’s high-performance ASIC FX-14 technology, and is capable of ...

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Murata launches Nordic BLE device

Murata’s MBN p52832 Nordic-based BLE module consists of Nordic’s  nRF52832 IC, a 32 MHz crystal for timing, and an on-board antenna. It has pins for an off-board omni-directional antenna and a NFC antenna. The module provides a Serial Port Interface (SPI) and UART interface to Nordic’s nRF52832 ARM Cortex M4 processor. The WSM-BL241-ADA-008 module provides ...

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Imec and Western Digital extend relationship

Imec and Western Digital have extended their R&D collaboration in  logic, memory, advanced patterning, and interconnect.   “Having Western Digital, a world leader in data storage technology, as as a full core partner brings unique and valuable knowledge to our research,” says Imec CEO Luc Van den hove (pictured)  “the new three-year agreement confirms the ...

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PTP’s LabVIEW Architect to speak at NI Days

A specialist in LabVIEW at Cambridgeshire-based Product Technology Partners will be  presenting at this year’s NI Days national conference at Sandown Park Racecourse, Esher, on Tuesday 28th November. David Barr, a Senior Systems Engineer at PTP, is one of a few LabVIEW Architects in the country and he will be offering a chance to discuss ...

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