Struggling with the weight of your excess inventory?
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Struggling with the weight of your excess inventory?

Many companies in the electronics manufacturing industry face the issue of excess inventory at some point, and with new technology constantly emerging this will remain the case. Companies may think that selling excess is a difficult or time consuming process, but by outsourcing the...

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PAC1934 – Microchip’s New Power-Monitoring IC Measures Power With 99% Accuracy
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PAC1934 – Microchip’s New Power-Monitoring IC Measures Power With 99% Accuracy

Microchip recently developed a precision power-and-energy-monitoring chip - PAC1934. The PAC1934 is a four channel power/energy monitor with current sensor amplifier and bus voltage monitors that feed high-resolution ADC. It works in conjunction with a Microchip software driver that is...

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Self-learning neuromorphic chip composes music
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Self-learning neuromorphic chip composes music

Peter Clarke @  eedesignnewseurope.com reporting: Research institute IMEC has created a neuromorphic chip based on metal-oxide ReRAM technology that has the ability to self-learn. That self-learning has been applied to music making. Self-learning neuromorphic chip composes music -...

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Reverse engineering the 76477 sound effect chip
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Reverse engineering the 76477 sound effect chip

Ken Shirriff has written an article on reverse engineering the 76477 “Space Invaders” sound effect chip: Remember the old video game Space Invaders? Some of its sound effects were provided by a chip called the 76477 Complex Sound Generation chip. While the sound effects1 produced...

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Inside the vintage 74181 ALU chip
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Inside the vintage 74181 ALU chip

Ken Shirriff writes: The 74181 ALU (arithmetic/logic unit) chip powered many of the minicomputers of the 1970s: it provided fast 4-bit arithmetic and logic functions, and could be combined to handle larger words, making it a key part of many CPUs. Inside the vintage 74181 ALU chip -...

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64-layer flash IC enables 1-Tbyte chips
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64-layer flash IC enables 1-Tbyte chips

Susan Nordyk @ edn.com writes: Toshiba has added a 512-Gbit (64-Gbyte), 64-layer flash memory device that employs 3-bit-per-cell TLC (triple-level cell) technology to its BiCS Flash product line. This technology will allow the development of 1-terabyte memory chips for use in...

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Bluetooth chip is only 4x4mm
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Bluetooth chip is only 4x4mm

by Julien Happich @ edn-europe.com: Part of the Swatch group, EM Microelectronic announced what the company believes to be the world's smallest Bluetooth chip. Offered in a 4x4mm QFN-28 package, in a WLCSP-21 or as a bare-die, the EM9304 is optimized for Bluetooth v4.2 low energy...

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Ultra-thin, high thermal conductivity substrate integrates ESD protection
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Ultra-thin, high thermal conductivity substrate integrates ESD protection

Clemens Valens @ elektormagazine.com discuss about a new IC substrate. He writes: A new, ultra-thin ceramic substrate with an ESD strength of up to 25 kV – more than three times higher than the standard 8 kV of state-of-the-art Zener diodes – also features a high thermal...

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