8 RISC-V Companies to Watch

8 RISC-V Companies to Watch

04/20 16:51 Anonymous 0

The open source nature of RISC-V promises to enable companies to create custom chip hardware specifically tailored to their products and devices.We've rounded up a list of eight of the top companies developing RISC-V technology and helping third parties in their own RISC-V efforts.

Rambus releases 112G LR SerDes PHY on 7nm node

Rambus releases 112G LR SerDes PHY on 7nm node

04/20 16:50 Anonymous 0

17 April 2019






Rambus has announced its newest portfolio solution of 112G Long Reach (LR) SerDes PHY on a leading-edge 7nm process node for next-generation terabit switches, routers, optical transport networks (OTNs), and high-performance networking equipment.The Rambus 112G LR SerDes PHY has been designed to deliver enterprise-class performance across the demanding backplane environments beyond 30dB.

An unintended consequence of self-driving cars?

An unintended consequence of self-driving cars?

04/19 15:26 Anonymous 0

“Much higher energy efficiency targets are required for self-driving cars”
It considers the expectation that self-driving cars will yield significant improvements in safety, traffic flow and energy efficiency, while allowing vehicle occupants to make productive use of travel time.Both fuel cost and time cost were accounted for.

100mA opto-triacs for 120, 240 and 380Vac

100mA opto-triacs for 120, 240 and 380Vac

04/19 15:25 Anonymous 0

They come two forms:
VOT8025A with zero-voltage crossing circuit (ZCC) for EMI reduction without the need for external snubber networks.They “isolate low voltage logic from 120, 240, and 380Vac lines to control resistive, inductive, or capacitive loads, including motors, solenoids, high current thyristors, or triacs and relays.

Murata launches noise filter ferrite beads

Murata launches noise filter ferrite beads

04/19 15:19 Anonymous 0

The devices are specifically designed for automotive networks using Power over Coaxial (PoC) with high impedance, high frequencies and supporting large currents, up to 1400 mA.To resolve this, a high impedance noise filter that can carry large currents and remain effective into the GHz band is needed.

4x2mm chips senses ambient light and proximity

4x2mm chips senses ambient light and proximity

04/19 15:08 Anonymous 0

“Patented Filtron technology achieves ambient light spectrum sensitivity close to real human eye responses, with fluorescent light flicker immunity.Two ambient light thresholds are available that can be set to sent an interrupt if light is above one threshold, or below another.

Running Op Amps on a Single Cell

Running Op Amps on a Single Cell

04/18 04:51 Anonymous 0

The MAX4289 op amp will work at 1 V at room temperature, but the minimum operating voltage is directly proportional to temperature.You can use it to step-up the cell voltage instead of a charge pump.

Tact switch is small for IoT

Tact switch is small for IoT

04/18 04:51 Anonymous 0

2mm footprint while retaining a relatively large actuation surface (3 x 2.“With PCB space at a premium within consumer electronics devices, the ultra-compact switch addresses the growing demand for high quality switch solutions for large volume manufacturing,” according to the firm, which foresees use also in e-cigarettes and controls for drones, e-bikes and robot vacuum cleaners.

Intel pulls out of 5G smartphone modems

Intel pulls out of 5G smartphone modems

04/18 04:51 Anonymous 0

Intel will assess the opportunities for 4G and 5G modems in PCs, IoT and other data-centric devices and will invest in its 5G network infrastructure business.“In the smartphone modem business it has become apparent that there is no clear path to profitability and positive returns,” says Intel CEO Bob Swan (pictured).

Huawei expects double digit telecoms growth in 2019

Huawei expects double digit telecoms growth in 2019

04/18 04:51 Anonymous 0

“We’ve seen an overall optimism and acceleration in the industry regarding 5G deployment since the second half of last year,” said Hu at the company’s annual results meeting,  “we expect our carrier business to achieve double-digit growth this year.“We commend the EU’s attitude and its decision to view security as a technical and not a political issue,” said Hu, “the EU is doing a great job on this.

Tact switch is small for IoT

Tact switch is small for IoT

04/18 04:51 Anonymous 0

“With PCB space at a premium within consumer electronics devices, the ultra-compact switch addresses the growing demand for high quality switch solutions for large volume manufacturing,” according to the firm, which foresees use also in e-cigarettes and controls for drones, e-bikes and robot vacuum cleaners.“With price a key driver for our customers, C&K provides an affordable solution while retaining the quality assurances they demand,” said tact switch product manager Jérôme Smolinski.

1.2kV Si rectifiers close on SiC

1.2kV Si rectifiers close on SiC

04/18 04:51 Anonymous 0


Both 30A and 60A types are available in the TO-247L, and in X-type (hyper-fast) and H-type (ultra-fast) speed classes.X-type rectifiers offer lower Qrr, while H-type devices have a lower forward voltage.

Huawei expects double digit telecoms growth in 2019

Huawei expects double digit telecoms growth in 2019

04/18 04:51 Anonymous 0

“We’ve seen an overall optimism and acceleration in the industry regarding 5G deployment since the second half of last year,” said Hu at the company’s annual results meeting,  “we expect our carrier business to achieve double-digit growth this year.“We commend the EU’s attitude and its decision to view security as a technical and not a political issue,” said Hu, “the EU is doing a great job on this.

Intel pulls out of 5G smartphone modems

Intel pulls out of 5G smartphone modems

04/18 04:51 Anonymous 0

Intel will assess the opportunities for 4G and 5G modems in PCs, IoT and other data-centric devices and will invest in its 5G network infrastructure business.“In the smartphone modem business it has become apparent that there is no clear path to profitability and positive returns,” says Intel CEO Bob Swan (pictured).

Arm invests in Ampere

Arm invests in Ampere

04/18 04:51 Anonymous 0

In February 2018, Ampere was announced as a start-up, funded by Carlyle, with ex-Intel president Renee James (pictured) as CEO.In September 2018, Ampere launched its first product – an Arm-based server processor which it calls eMAG.