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CAN transceivers are robust for industrial comms systems

Isolated controller area network (CAN) transceivers from Maxim Integrated can increase the uptime of industrial systems, claims the company.
The MAX14878, MAX14879, and MAX14880 2.75 and 5.0kV family of high-speed transceivers integrates up to 5.0kV integrated galvanic isolation with fault protection and ±15kV human body model (HBM) electrostatic discharge (ESD) to […]

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Spectra CX4 SDR SCA 4.1 modelling tool accelerates SDR development

Design of software defined radio (SDR) can be simplified, accelerated and validated with the latest modelling tool from Adlink Technology. The Spectra CX4 SDR Software Communications Architecture (SCA) 4.1 modelling tool is a model driven development (MDD) tool which applies to a “significant proportion” of the SDR SCA 4.1 development […]

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QuickLogic and Mentor develop seamless environment for eFPGA technology

Joining QuickLogic’s Aurora development tools, with Mentor’s Precision Synthesis, the two companies support the complete RTL to bitstream design flow for QuickLogic’s embedded FPGA (eFPGA) ArcticPro architecture.
Mentor’s Precision Synthesis software has been optimised to support the QuickLogic ArcticPro architecture used in the company’s eFPGA IP. QuickLogic will distribute this version […]

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Renesas Electronics and Dibotics to develop lidar for ADAS

Semiconductor company, Renesas Electronics, and Dibotics, which specialises in 3D lidar processing, will collaborate to develop an automotive-grade, embedded solution for lidar processing used in advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) and automated driving systems.
Lidar processing currently requires an efficient processing platform and advanced embedded software. By combining Renesas’ high-performance image […]

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Drop-in replacement diodes improve ESD protection

The latest new generation of in-vehicle network protection diodes offer a higher surge current, greater ESD robustness and a significant improvement in ESD clamping performance, according to Nexperia, the former standard products division of NXP.
The AEC-Q101 qualified PESDxIVN series of surface mount devices is optimised for the latest generation of […]

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SamacSys PCB library now includes Zuken’s PCB tools

Zuken has expanded its partnership with SamacSys to enable engineers and designers to download part information, symbols, footprints, and 3D models within their CR-8000 library to support their prototype or production design.
This expansion means that software tool developer, SamacSys, now supports all Zuken’s PCB design tools with the library of […]

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NI heralds a new era in rugged, distributed data acquisition with FieldDAQ

Rugged, distributed and synchronised FieldDAQ devices have been announced by National Instruments (NI).
They are the most rugged NI DAQ devices to date and can acquire accurate, reliable measurements in the most severe test cell and outdoor environments, including rain, sleet, snow or mud. FieldDAQ devices have an ingress protection rating […]

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Pushbutton load switch ICs save battery power

Designed for mobile devices and others with small capacity batteries, the XC6192 series of pushbutton load switch IC from Torex Semiconductor have a power-save function.
The XC6192 ICs enable a “significant reduction” of power consumption during standby periods after shipping and while the power is turned off, says Torex. It also […]

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Power line inductor meets automotive high-speed interface applications

For automotive power over coax (PoC) circuit applications, Murata has introduced the LQW32FT series of inductors. According to Murata, they maintain stable operation, save on PCB space and reduce component count and weight.
PoC is increasingly used with SerDes equipment in automotive applications to reduce weight by deploying a single coax […]

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Richardson RFPD Introduces GaN Systems’ evaluation board for Class D amplifiers

Distributor, Richardson RFPD, announces the availability and full design support capabilities for a new evaluation board from GaN Systems and Peregrine Semiconductor. According to Richardson, the collaboration between GaN Systems and Peregrine offers Class D amplifier designers an opportunity for significantly better performance in a smaller package.
The GS61004B-EVBCD evaluation board […]

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