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More and more, the motto of the European microelectronics industry, including its semiconductor manufacturing reboot, has become “Europe First.” The joint collaboration agreement announced by Europe’s two large research institutes — CEA-Leti (Grenoble) and Fraunhofer Group (Berlin) — here this week has amplified an upbeat “pro-Europe” sentiment.
We have put together for you a Microsite with White Papers and E-Books about the digital transformation for the Manufacturing Industry and how Windows 10 can help to drive this transformation.
Sigrok is an awesome signal analysis software suite that works with a broad range of interfaces and instruments. The sigrok project is creating a portable, cross-platform, free and open-source signal analysis software suite that supports a wide variety of signal acquisition hardware, including logic analyzers, multimeters, oscilloscopes, and the like.
RFID is great technology, but noisy power and other aggressors can ruin performance. RFID readers using low frequency signals (ca. 130 kHz), like the industry-workhorse TIRIS RFM-007B, are of course very sensitive to noise in that frequency range. Given switched-mode power supplies often generate grunge in this range, a heavy and expensive linear supply is often needed to get maximum sensitivity.
CrossLink is an innovative video bridging solution. This White Paper describes five new applications for Crosslink_ three represent an emphasis on new video bridging solutions, two are traditional interface conversion.
Positive to negative conversion (inverting output) is widely used in LCD devices, OLED displays, audio amplifiers, industrial machinery, semiconductor manufacturing process control equipment, measurement tools, testing systems, LED drivers, and battery chargers. Many of these applications require high power levels and extended input voltage ranges, two inherent features of the LTC3896 positive to negative controller.
Some of the considerations when designing drivers for inductive loads are size, cost, switching speed, reliability, power consumption and heat. Inductive loads like relays or solenoids are different from simple resistive or capacitive loads in that they need a certain power to energize the load, but once energized the applied power can be reduced and the load will remained activated.
Designing embedded computer platforms that can cope with extremes in temperature, vibration and humidity demands a focused approach to quality. Delivering truly rugged solutions requires a focused strategy that begins with R&D and ends with robust products.
The Miller effect is a basic electronic phenomenon associated with feedback circuits. It can occur undesirably in amplifiers, caused by parasitic capacitance, but it can also be applied in capacitance and resistance multiplier circuits. Miller's theorem is derived here and several applications of it are presented.
Harness manufacturing is a low margin business where quality, accuracy, and speed are essential to success. It can benefit from a full, automated and digitally continuous flow from product design to harness manufacturing.
Soft-switching techniques are an interesting solution in switched mode power supplies to achieve high efficiency at high switching frequencies. This webinar focuses on Phase-Shift Zero Voltage Switching (PS ZVS) topology, with special attention on the benefits of using 1200 V silicon carbide (SiC) power devices in comparison to counterpart silicon IGBTs.
Resistive random-access memories (ReRAMs) are a new breed of “universal” memory that could replace all other types, offering the speed of RAM but with the density and non-volatility of flash. To date, however, flash has managed to stay ahead of ReRAM by going 3D.
STMicroelectronics’ STUSB4710 and STUSB1602 USB Type-C port controllers provide overvoltage protection of up to 22 V for the CC (configuration channel) pins and up to 28 V for the VBUS pins. Manufactured using an analog CMOS process, the devices also include on-chip discharge circuitry for the VBUS and VCONN power lines, allowing cables to be disconnected safely.