Posts From Pradeep Chakraborty

Energy-measurement analog front ends for single-phase smart meters and power monitoring

By : Pradeep Chakraborty

USA: Microchip Technology Inc. has announced the completion of its high-accuracy, 1-8 channel, single and poly-phase MCP391X energy-measurement Analog Front End (AFE) family. The new MCP3919 and MCP3912 members integrate three and four channels of 24-bit, delta-sigma Analog-to-Digital Conversion (ADC),

Focus on technology challenges at SEMICON Japan 2014

By : Pradeep Chakraborty

TOKYO, JAPAN: Presentations by Accenture Japan, Scripps, Toyota and ARM, were recently announced for SEMICON Japan 2014, which was held at the Tokyo Big Sight in Tokyo on December 3-5, the largest exhibition in Japan for semiconductor manufacturing and related processing

Air Products needs to keep its electronics business, but…

By : Pradeep Chakraborty

Dr. Robert N. Castellano NEW TRIPOLI, USA: I only live a few miles from Air Product’s corporate headquarters, and have been analyzing its semiconductor and electronics business since 1985, when I started The Information Network. At that time, a couple

Link-U hybrid IP camera doubles as smart home hub

By : Pradeep Chakraborty

SAN JOSE, USA: Using a simple to install, affordable IP camera as a hub for your connected home? Now, that’s smart. More and more people are embracing the idea of remotely controlling or programming an array of automated home electronic

Tango Systems achieves conformal deposition for 15:1 aspect ratio TSVs

By : Pradeep Chakraborty

SAN JOSE, USA: Tango Systems Inc., a leading innovator in high-performance, cost-effective physical vapor deposition (PVD) systems, has published results for conformal step seed layer coverage for through silicon vias (TSVs) with a15:1 aspect ratio. This significant achievement represents the

Synopsys Virtual Prototyping book achieves huge milestone

By : Pradeep Chakraborty

MOUNTAIN VIEW, USA: Synopsys Inc. has distributed more than 3,000 copies of the Better Software. Faster! book on virtual prototyping to over 1,000 companies. The fast adoption of the book demonstrates how the industry is increasingly looking to virtual prototyping

Altera and MathWorks deliver unified model-based design workflow for Altera SoCs

By : Pradeep Chakraborty

SAN JOSE, USA: Altera Corp. announced new programming support for its ARM-based SoCs using industry-standard workflows from MathWorks. Release 2014b from MathWorks includes an automated, highly integrated model-based design workflow optimized for Altera SoCs. Designers using this flow can accelerate

Mouser launches security applications site

By : Pradeep Chakraborty

TAIWAN: Mouser Electronics Inc. unveiled its Security Applications Site on Mouser.com offering design resources for engineers looking to develop cutting-edge security systems. As the world continues down the fast path of internet connectivity with the Internet of Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine

Mitsubishi launches dual low-side driver

By : Pradeep Chakraborty

TOKYO, JAPAN: Mitsubishi Electric Corp. launched a dual low-side driver with over-current detection to drive power modules in inverter systems and air-conditioning systems. Dual inputs and outputs on the same chip achieve an interleave control system that cancels current ripples by

S. Korean and Taiwanese companies control 56pc of global 300mm fab capacity

By : Pradeep Chakraborty

USA: South Korean and Taiwanese chip companies are well known for manufacturing prowess when it comes to efficiently fabricating huge amounts of IC wafers. Most of the IC industry’s biggest fab facilities are located in these two countries. Because of

Internet of Things boosts embedded systems growth

By : Pradeep Chakraborty

USA: Since 2006, there have been more embedded systems, industrial equipment, sensor devices, instruments, meters, cameras, animals, and other objects connected to the Internet than humans using computers, smartphones, and other electronics for information technology. Until recently, steady increases in

Cellphones continue to be largest driver of IC sales

By : Pradeep Chakraborty

USA: The total production value of electronic systems is projected to increase 5 percent in 2014 to $1.49 trillion and climb to about $1.82 trillion in 2018, which represents a CAGR of 5.2 percent from $1.41 trillion in 2013, according

Automotive IC market to display strongest growth through 2018

By : Pradeep Chakraborty

USA: IC Insights’ new 2015 IC Market Drivers Report contains analyses on automotive electronics, the Internet of Things, tablet PCs, smartphones, medical and health systems, wireless networking, and many other mature and emerging electronic systems. The upcoming IC Market Drivers

Worldwide cellphone subscriptions forecast to exceed worldwide population in 2015!

By : Pradeep Chakraborty

USA: IC Insights’ new 2015 IC Market Drivers Report contains analyses on The Internet of Things, tablet PCs, smartphones, automotive electronics, medical and health systems, wireless networking and many other fast growing electronic systems. An excerpt from this new 500-page

FCI enters into agreement with Impact Coatings

By : Pradeep Chakraborty

SINGAPORE: FCI, a leading supplier of connectors and interconnect systems, has been evaluating Silver MaxPhase, Impact Coatings’ gold plating replacement technology. This has now resulted in the parties entering into an agreement to commercialize the contact finishing solution. As part

World’s largest wafer bank gets bigger at Rochester Electronics

By : Pradeep Chakraborty

NEWBURYPORT, USA: Rochester Electronics, a fully-authorized manufacturer and distributor of semiconductors, continues to expand its state-of-the-art wafer bank to support the ever-increasing number of semiconductor end-of-life (EOL) announcements and assist customers requiring reliable, authorized Extension-of-Life solutions. Rochester now has two

Altera highlights FPGA-acceleration technology for software programmers

By : Pradeep Chakraborty

SAN JOSE. USA: Altera Corp. demonstrated its FPGA-based acceleration technologies to system designers and software programmers at SuperComputing 2014 (SC14). Altera’s participation at SC14 includes several demonstrations that show how FPGA accelerators are being used to increase performance, lower power

Synopsys’ IC Validator adopted by Plastic Logic

By : Pradeep Chakraborty

MOUNTAIN VIEW, USA & DRESDEN, GERMANY: Synopsys Inc. announced that Plastic Logic has adopted Synopsys’ IC Validator product for physical verification of Plastic Logic’s proprietary organic thin film transistor technology. IC Validator’s modern design and advanced hierarchical capabilities allowed it

Newark element14 launches Weller WXR 3 rework station for soldering needs

By : Pradeep Chakraborty

CHICAGO, USA: Newark element14 has launched the Weller WXR Rework Station, designed to handle all tasks related to soldering, desoldering, and the use of hot air in the production process, saving significant costs compared to buying individual units. The WXR

WiGig radio for CE applications

By : Pradeep Chakraborty

TORONTO, CANADA: Peraso Technologies Inc. announced the immediate production availability of its 60 GHz WiGig RF IC for consumer electronics. The device is available in two BGA versions, including the PRS1125, and the PRS1025, which includes an integrated antenna. The