Experimental Next-Generation Chip-Scale Atomic Clock
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Experimental Next-Generation Chip-Scale Atomic Clock

Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and partners have demonstrated an experimental, next-generation atomic clock—ticking at high “optical” frequencies—that is much smaller than usual, made of just three small chips plus supporting electronics...

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A miniature microfluidics heat sink For high-performance chip cooling
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A miniature microfluidics heat sink For high-performance chip cooling

At the Embedded World Conference 2019, imec, a world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies, presents a silicon-based compact microchannel heat sink that enables high heat flux dissipation. The imec heat sink assembled to a high performance...

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Femtosecond Electronics With Plasmonic Hot Electron Nano-emitters
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Femtosecond Electronics With Plasmonic Hot Electron Nano-emitters

A team led by the Technical University of Munich (TUM) physicists Alexander Holleitner and Reinhard Kienberger has found success for the first time in generating ultrashort electric pulses on a chip. They made this possible by using asymmetric metal antennas only a few nanometers in...

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Renesas Develops RJ45 Ethernet Socket With Entire Ethernet Controller Embedded Into It
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Renesas Develops RJ45 Ethernet Socket With Entire Ethernet Controller Embedded Into It

Renesas Electronics Corporation, a significant supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, announced its latest industrial Ethernet module solution, the I-RJ45. It combines a single- or dual-port RJ45 connector and simplifies integration for industrial Ethernet by supporting various...

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Imec and Cadence Tape Out Industry’s First 3nm Processor Chip
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Imec and Cadence Tape Out Industry’s First 3nm Processor Chip

Nanoelectronics research institute IMEC and Cadence Design Systems have worked together to produce a tape-out for the industry’s first 64bit processor core as a test chip to be built in a nominal 3nm node. The tape-out project, geared toward advancing 3nm chip design, was completed...

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CH340E, A New Small Serial to USB Chip
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CH340E, A New Small Serial to USB Chip

WCH, a Chinese integrated circuits manufacturer, has just released a new serial to USB chip called CH340E. Unlike other CH340 chips, it doesn't require an external crystal and also needs less PCB space and BOM. CH340 is a 3x3mm tiny chip comes in MSOP10 package and has 10...

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Making A Pickit 3 Clone
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Making A Pickit 3 Clone

Make Your Own Pic Programmer and Debugger. by reviahh @ reviahh.wordpress.com After using the Microchip tools to program and debug the projects I work on, I wondered about creating my own programming/debugging module that I could put on my own boards – just like Microchip does with...

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Open-V, The Open Source RISC-V 32bit Microcontroller
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Open-V, The Open Source RISC-V 32bit Microcontroller

Open source has finally arrived to microcontrollers. Based on RISC-V instruction set, a group of doctoral students at the Universidad Industrial de Santander in Colombia have been working on an open source 32-bit chip called "Open-V". Onchip, the startup of the research team,...

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