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Semiconductors & ICs

Review the latest advances and technical briefs in Semiconductor and Integrated Circuit Systems (ICS) technologies essential to Design Engineers. Find new products and applications in semiconductors, electronics, electronic components, electronic circuits, integrated circuits, and ICS.

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Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
Electronic Diodes Demonstrate Performance Beyond 5G
Applications include high-speed communications, networking, and sensing.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Hermetically Sealed Semiconductors
A new encapsulation technique protects electronic properties of sensitive materials.
This system encodes information in twisting beams of light.
Q&A: Electronics & Computers
Q&A: Wireless Power for Neural Stimulation
Prof. Jacob Robinson developed an implantable neural stimulator the size of a grain of rice.
University of Colorado researchers have described a new silicon chip that improves the resolution and scanning speed needed for a lidar system.
Application Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Measuring Surface Roughness with an Atomic Force Microscope

Thin films and engineered surfaces are used in a myriad of applications including semiconductor electronics, data storage, and precision optics. In many cases, surface roughness and...

Dr. James Rees is spending the time in his lab testing sensors made from bacteria.
White Papers: AR/AI
Status Update + Latest Innovations in High-level Synthesis, Verification & Rtl Low-power

Catapult® High-Level Synthesis (HLS) is hot in markets like Deep Learning/AI, Computer Vision, Communication (5G, IoT), and Video, just to name a few....

White Papers: Semiconductors & ICs
Dac Brief: Showcasing the Latest Innovations in Analog Mixed-signal Verification

This brief provides a high level summary of advancements in Mentor’s AMS Verification solutions since we saw you all last year at DAC 2019 in Las Vegas....

Researchers have developed a new way to build power efficient and programmable integrated switching units on a silicon photonics chip. The new technology is...

Articles: Electronics & Computers
Wiegand Wire: Energy Harvesting and More
With the emergence of a new generation of ultra-efficient electronic chips, the Wiegand technology is showing significant promise, especially in the exciting area of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).
Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
New Products: August 2020 Motion Design
Positioning devices, vibration transmitters, brushless DC motors, and more.
Drop-in replacements for lithium ion batteries would not pose a fire danger.
Products: Data Acquisition
New on the Market: August 2020
Data storage boards, modular plugs, equipment enclosures, and more.
New safety relay modules follow updated standards to give designers more options for a tailored electrical safety implementation.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Room-Temperature Magnon Switch
This approach could lead to entirely new and more efficient logic switches for computer chips.
An ultrafast image sensor with a built-in neural network can be trained to recognize certain objects.
The technology could lead to production of fuels, building materials, and other products in a carbon-neutral way.
The method determines whether circuits are accurately executing complex operations that classical computers can’t tackle.
Biologically inspired ultrathin arrayed camera captures super-resolution images.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Wraparound Sensors
These sensors monitor electrical loads from household appliances to support grid operations.
The sensor has applications in fields such as robotics, healthcare, and security.
White Papers: Electronics & Computers
PCIe Simulation Speed-Up Using Mentor QVIP with PLDA PCIe Controller for DMA Applications

This paper discusses how verification engineers can use Mentor’s Questa Verification IP (QVIP) to improve productivity during the functional...

White Papers: Semiconductors & ICs
Programmable Logic: Accelerating Automotive Applications

As the demands on automotive capability increase, Xilinx XA portfolio of automotive devices and supporting tool chains provide designers with the ability to achieve not only the...

A new iteration of sCMOS camera technology promises even higher sensitivity than prior designs.
Using integrated photonic chips fabricated at EPFL, scientists have demonstrated laser-based microwave generators.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
Quantum Computing at Room Temperature
Quantum computer circuits that will no longer need extremely cold temperatures to function could become a reality.
This work potentially opens the door to advances like more energy-efficient electronic devices.

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