As we quickly reach the end of Moore’s Law, semiconductor giants ST, Cree, and Infineon are hot on the tails of potential silicon alternatives that promise smaller, faster, and more reliable devices.
5 days ago by Luke James
This past week, Spain’s attempted launch of its first optical imaging satellite ended in tragic failure—and the reason was frustratingly avoidable.
5 days ago by Jake Hertz
Depending on the project, designers have a number of options to either etch security at the silicon level or buy a pre-fabricated and pre-programmed security IC.
November 13, 2020 by Antonio Anzaldua Jr.
The new GaN FET family, which includes an integrated gate driver, is said to double power density in onboard chargers and industrial power supplies.
November 10, 2020 by Jake Hertz
A bill currently going through Congress which would see semiconductor firms handed an extra $3 billion in funding could do more harm than good if its language isn’t modified, some defense firms have said.
November 07, 2020 by Luke James
Transphorm recently suggested that its GaN transistors may be significantly more reliable than rival SiC transistors. How do we measure reliability in components anyway?
November 06, 2020 by Jake Hertz
Researchers at MIT have developed a new underwater communication technique, called underwater backscattering localization, which they hope will need for batteries in underwater GPS.
November 03, 2020 by Jake Hertz
Altimeters have taken off since the 1920s. Now, with piezoresistive ICs and LiDAR-like technology, they're more advanced than ever.
October 30, 2020 by Tyler Charboneau
Silicon Labs has announced a "high-reliability partnership" with Teledyne e2v HiRel, a provider of high-performance semiconductors to the aerospace and defense markets.
October 30, 2020 by Luke James
Xilinx solutions are surfacing for each new wave in the 5G rollout. Appearing in 2021, the new RFSoC DFE is forecasted to break all existing benchmarks.
October 27, 2020 by Adrian Gibbons
Army researchers have developed a new microwave radiation sensor that’s said to have 100,000 times higher sensitivity than currently-available commercial sensors.
October 16, 2020 by Luke James
With passives supply chains running thin, some engineers have reemphasized the importance of capacitors and power integrity in space-constrained PCB designs.
October 12, 2020 by Adrian Gibbons
This week, the European Space Agency discovered underground lakes of liquid water on Mars. What circuit-level hardware made this discovery possible?
September 30, 2020 by Jake Hertz
Silicon Labs and STRATIS announced a collaboration to connect smart apartment complexes. What tech underlies this news?
September 29, 2020 by Jake Hertz
If standardized testing methodology for GaN-based HEMT reliability is far on the horizon, what are manufacturers doing to help deliver quality GaN devices in the meantime?
September 22, 2020 by Antonio Anzaldua Jr.
Synopsys and Nestwave are combining hardware IP and algorithms to give GNSS receivers in battery-operated IoT devices extra nap time.
September 08, 2020 by Adrian Gibbons
From a three-year partnership with Arm to sponsoring ongoing Electronics Resurgence Initiatives, here’s how the U.S. DARPA is forging onward in microelectronics.
August 27, 2020 by Tyler Charboneau
This week, Rohde & Schwarz released news of its new Q/V band upconverter meant to test satellite payloads. But what is the Q/V band?
August 12, 2020 by Jake Hertz
Socionext and Tokyo Tech have developed what they claim is the first Ka-band SATCOM transceiver that uses CMOS technology.
August 06, 2020 by Antonio Anzaldua Jr.
Rocket Lab’s recent in-flight failure was the result of an electrical system failure. This evokes the question, How can electrical failures be avoided?
August 03, 2020 by Jake Hertz
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