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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.

New safety relay modules follow updated standards to give designers more options for a tailored electrical safety implementation.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
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: Electronics & Computers
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: Test & Measurement
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...

Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Understanding Sensitivity in sCMOS Microscopy Cameras
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.
Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Products of Tomorrow: July 2020
NASA's Dry Goods Delivery System, a lung-heart sensor on a chip, and more.
An adhesive can be deactivated by applying a small voltage.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Single-Atom Transistors
Linking multiple copies of these devices may lay the foundation for quantum computing.
How to design for safety, reliability, and connectivity using the latest circuit protection technologies and board layout strategies.
This system can amplify a faint signal from a neighboring system even when that signal’s amplitude is as small as ten trillionths of a meter.
The multitasking device could advance development of an electric circuit for faster, next-generation electronics like quantum computing technologies.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
Wearable Device Monitors Health
The flexible device harvests heat energy from the body to monitor health.
Inspired by the octopus, the structure senses, computes, and responds without any centralized processing.
A ceramic sensor could be embedded into structures such as bridges and aircraft to monitor their health.
The AI system can help shorten the time required for 2D material-based electronics to be ready for consumer devices.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Radiation-Hardened Gain Digitizer
This instrument has applications in medical equipment, robotics, and satellites.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
High-Efficiency Laser for Silicon Chips
Applications include optical data transfer, infrared and night-vision systems, environmental sensors, and breath analysis for medical diagnosis.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
Organic Material for Printed Electronics
The material combines two polymers with different properties.
This diagnostic device allows doctors to detect cancer quickly from a droplet of blood or plasma.
A highly sensitive, CMOS-compatible, broadband photodetector was created by tailoring material defects.

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