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OLED for lighting – ready for the market?

Illuminating Engineering

OLED for lighting – ready for the market?

Flexible or rigid, transparent or glossy: With the OLED can achieve many designs. Compared to classical lighting many disciplines are required for light with OLED. lesen...

Electronics drives you safely home

Automotive Memory Solutions

Electronics drives you safely home

Memory solutions for car applications must be the result of a well defined approach to the automotive industry forged by a supplier who has a long-term vision and commitment to this specific market segment. Micron considers the automotive market segment as an area of strategic importance and has become a top player in this field, not by chance but by design. lesen...

A breakthrough innovation in sound sensing from STMicroelectronics

MEMS Microphones

A breakthrough innovation in sound sensing from STMicroelectronics

What are the advantages of MEMS microphones over traditional solutions? This article focuses on how MEMS Microphones have enabled breakthrough innovations in consumer, medical, security and automotive applications. lesen...

MID technology exemplified by magnetic field sensors

MID technology exemplified by magnetic field sensors

It is the possibility of combining the freedom of 3D shaping provided by injection molding technology with the integration of many possible functions; this is both unique and convincing. lesen...

Competitive advantage due to sound technical advice

Relay applications note

Competitive advantage due to sound technical advice

Largely invisible for the end user, electromechanical relays reliably undertake switching tasks with high performance in the car, in devices in the entertainment and household appliance industry, in the telecommunications and industrial sector, in the rail and aerospace sectors and in building services. The variety of applications is enormous and is rapidly expanding due to the increasing usage of electronics and electrification. lesen...

Highly Energy-Efficient CMOS Logic Systems

Semiconductor Technology

Highly Energy-Efficient CMOS Logic Systems

Non-volatile bistable memory circuits being developed by Satoshi Sugahara and his team at Tokyo Tech pave the way for highly energy-efficient CMOS logic systems. lesen...

How Do Vendors of Software Debugging and Test Tools Test Their Products?

Embedded Software Quality

How Do Vendors of Software Debugging and Test Tools Test Their Products?

For safety-relevant applications, tool manufacturers have to subject their software tools to rigorous testing. The experience gained in this process can be for the benefit of customers as well. lesen...

Ultra-low power processor operates at near-threshold voltage

Processors

Ultra-low power processor operates at near-threshold voltage

At this week’s International Solid State Circuits Conference (ISSCC 2013), imec and Holst Centre presented an ultra-low power processor that operates reliably at near-threshold voltages. lesen...

Multi-core is more than just multi-core

Debugger

Multi-core is more than just multi-core

When using MCU multi-core architectures for "deeply embedded" applications, different rules apply for symmetric multiprocessing on identical cores with support of an encapsulating OS. This poses an entirely new set of challenges for chip suppliers, tool manufacturers and users. lesen...

Future Motion Applications requiringsmart and compact Motion Control

Advanced Motion Controller

Future Motion Applications requiringsmart and compact Motion Control

An efficient power management is a must for today´s engineers due to the recent ErP rules of the European Union. While the changeover from AC to BLDC and PMSM Drives will improve system efficiency significantly, the advanced motion controller will further save energy. lesen...

Low-Power Motor Drive Design for Fridge Compressors

Compressors

Low-Power Motor Drive Design for Fridge Compressors

Dedicated, customisable motor control ICs and single-chip drivers can help appliance designers meet new, tougher ecodesign legislation as the ErP rules of the European Union. lesen...

Gigabit Network for the Car of the Future

Network

Gigabit Network for the Car of the Future

When the first digital display links with Gigabit data rates found their way into cars a few years ago, it looked like the bandwidth issue could be taken off the table for a while. Far from it! lesen...

Digital Isolators Provide a Reliable Alternative to Optocouplers

Galvanic Isolators

Digital Isolators Provide a Reliable Alternative to Optocouplers

Digital isolators have made an already complicated puzzle of safety standards even more confusing because not all standards address the requirements for digital isolators. lesen...

Autonomous or electrical – a matter of preference?

Editorial

Autonomous or electrical – a matter of preference?

A vast upheaval is in store for the automotive industry. lesen...

Texas Instruments' DSP Timeline of Important Events

History

Texas Instruments' DSP Timeline of Important Events

As one of the world's major semiconductor manufacturers, Texas Instruments offers digital and analog devices. 30 years ago, the company introduced its first digital signal processor. lesen...

New software helps estimating the design cost of PCBs

PCB Design

New software helps estimating the design cost of PCBs

The printed circuit board cost is a major factor in the price of electronic boards. And during the last 2 years there has been an increase of the average cost, ... lesen...

Designing advanced DSP applications on the Kinetis Cortex-M4 MCU

Case Study – Motor Control Application

Designing advanced DSP applications on the Kinetis Cortex-M4 MCU

In this case study we will look closer at a motor control application, where the use of the Kinetis MCU is suitable. lesen...

An Alternative Cost-Effective Design Flow for Mixed-Signal ASICs

EDA-Tools

An Alternative Cost-Effective Design Flow for Mixed-Signal ASICs

There is a well-entrenched and long-held view in the industry that for ASIC design, in the digital, analogue or mixed-signal domain, the only tools that will to deliver a workable solution are those from the major EDA tool companies. The assumption is that low-cost IC design tools will not deliver the required functionality or have the necessary process design kit (PDK) support for the target foundries. lesen...

Cheap Solar Energy from the Printing Press

Photovoltaics

Cheap Solar Energy from the Printing Press

Researchers of the Institute for Print and Media Technology at Chemnitz University of Technology [pmTUC] presented solar modules printed on standard paper using printing inks with electrical properties lesen...

Imec demonstrates extremely high-speed heterojunction bipolar transistors

Semiconductor Process Technology

Imec demonstrates extremely high-speed heterojunction bipolar transistors

Imec realized a fT/fMAX 245GHz/450GHz SiGe:C heterojunction bipolar transistor (HBT) device, a key enabler for future high-volume millimeter-wave low-power circuits to be used in automotive radar applications. lesen...

Most Popular English Articles

Measuring wind turbines from a distance

Fraunhofer IOSB

Measuring wind turbines from a distance

25.02.14 - The rotor and tower of a wind turbine can vibrate even in normal operation. The analysis of these vibrations plays an important role in development and maintenance. The Fraunhofer Institute IOSB uses modern technology to measure the vibration pattern of the system structure from a distance. lesen...

Fast multimedia link testing to speed up implementation

APIX2

Fast multimedia link testing to speed up implementation

11.02.14 - INOVA Semiconductors, inventor of the APIX standard for real-time gigabit links for automotive applications and Alfamation, supplier of hardware and software test products and turn-key test and measurement solutions for automotive infotainment systems, have announced a close cooperation to speed up the integration of APIX2 technology into automotive applications. lesen...

Talking in 3D: Discussing and administrating complex construction models via a web browser

XML3DRepo

Talking in 3D: Discussing and administrating complex construction models via a web browser

20.03.14 - New software XML3DRepo enables constructing engineers to save 3D objects, change them and administer changes automatically via web browser. lesen...

Thermocompression Technology for High-Accuracy Narrow-Pitch Bonding of 3D ICs

Besi and Imec

Thermocompression Technology for High-Accuracy Narrow-Pitch Bonding of 3D ICs

19.01.14 - The nanoelectronics research center imec and Besi, a global equipment supplier for the semiconductor and electronics industries, announced they are joining forces to develop a thermocompression bonding solution for narrow-pitch die-to-die and die-to-wafer bonding with high accuracy and high throughput. Through this collaboration, imec and Besi will pave the way to industrial adoption of thermocompression bonding for 3D IC manufacturing. lesen...

Co-Design Antenna for High Precision GNSS

Imec and Septentrio

Co-Design Antenna for High Precision GNSS

25.02.14 - Imec and Septentrio announced that they have collaborated to the design of a multi-frequency GNSS antenna for GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou and GALILEO. lesen...

Gap filling materials and thermal gels keeping electronic assemblies cool

Thermal management

Gap filling materials and thermal gels keeping electronic assemblies cool

01.04.14 - Achieving effective thermal management in equipment such as consumer electronics, portable devices, automotive modules and power supplies requires engineers to eliminate air gaps between hot components and nearby heat-dissipating surfaces. Understanding how to choose and use materials is important. lesen...

LED lamps: less energy, more light with gallium nitride

LED technology

LED lamps: less energy, more light with gallium nitride

12.03.14 - Fraunhofer researchers have been able to screw the light output of the LED to the top. For that purpose they have developed a transistor on the basis of the semiconductor gallium nitride. lesen...

Electronics based on a 2-D electron gas

Semiconductors

Electronics based on a 2-D electron gas

03.03.14 - A new material could open the door to a new kind of electronics: researchers at the Vienna University of Technology have created a stable two-dimensional electron gas in strontium titanate. lesen...

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