ICs & Semiconductors

Lattice Introduces new automotive grade FPGAs

Lattice Semiconductor has introduced a new AEC-Q100-certified automotive family, the LA-LatticeECP3, which includes 6 devices. The family has been designed to leverage the company’s expertise in low power, small size, and cost optimised FPGAs to deliver programmable technology that can be used for all classes of automobile as well as automotive aftermarket products.

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Diodes Inc. adds shift registers and decoders to enhanced CMOS logic families

Diodes Incorporated has announced the addition of standard shift register and decoder logic ICs to its enhanced 74HC, 74HCT, 74AHC and 74AHCT CMOS logic families. Based on the company’s updated 5V CMOS process, the popular 595, 594 and 138 logic functions offer improvements over industry-standard alternatives in terms of power-to-performance ratio and ESD protection.

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Toshiba launches next-generation solid state hybrid drives

Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) has launched its next-generation solid state hybrid drives (SSHD) that combine SSD-like performance with large HDD capacities. The new drives squeeze 8GiB of NAND storage and up to 500GB of HDD storage into a 2.5-inch (6.4 cm) form factor with 7.0mm height, and are suitable for high-performance and ultra-thin notebooks, and slim line PCs.

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Microsemi broadens FPGA product portfolio with highly-integrated IGLOO2

Microsemi Corporation has unveiled the IGLOO 2 field programmable gate array (FPGA) family for industrial, commercial aviation, defence, communications and security applications. The non-volatile flash-based IGLOO2 FPGAs have a wide range of FPGA features including general purpose input/outputs (GPIOs), 5G SERDES interfaces, and PCI Express endpoints and feature the industry’s only high-performance memory subsystem.

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DeepCover Secure Authenticator protects designs with public-key cryptography

Maxim Integrated Products is currently sampling the DS28E35 DeepCover Secure Authenticator, a highly secure cryptographic solution for a host controller to authenticate peripherals. The DS28E35 integrates a FIPS 186-based, Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm (ECDSA) engine to implement asymmetric (public-key) cryptography to operate a challenge-and-response authentication protocol between a host controller and attached peripherals, sensors, or modules.

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Samsung mass producing first PCI-Express SSD for ultra-slim Notebook PCs

Samsung Electronics has begun mass producing the industry"s first PCI-Express (PCIe) solid state drive (SSD) for next-generation ultra-slim notebook PCs. The company started providing the new SSD to major notebook PC makers earlier this quarter. The XP941 lineup consists of 512, 256 and 128GB SSDs.

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New MCUs deliver greater processing power plus floating point hardware support

Fujitsu Semiconductor Europe (FSEU) has introduced the new FM4 family of 32-bit RISC microcontrollers, which are based on the ARM Cortex-M4F processor core. The MCUs are designed for applications that require advanced, high-speed computing performance – ranging from general-purpose inverters, servomotors, PLCs and other industrial equipment to energy-efficient, inverter-based consumer appliances.

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XMOS multicore microcontroller delivers low cost daisy-chain Ethernet AVB

XMOS has unveiled a new reference design for its xCORE multicore microcontroller products that brings Ethernet AVB (Audio Visual Bridging) technology to more cost-sensitive audio transport and time sensitive networking applications in which latency and timing are critical The new Ethernet AVB Daisy-Chain (AVB-DC) reference design allows manufacturers of network-enabled audio and media products to create solutions that can be interconnected without the need for a central Ethernet AVB switch.

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STMicroelectronics develops longer-lasting EEPROMs

STMicroelectronics has unveiled its latest EEPROM family guaranteeing endurance of up to 4 million erase/write cycles and giving designers extra freedom to update stored data more frequently and extend system lifetime, even at high temperatures. The advanced CMOSF8H 0.15 µm process is key to the EEPROM’s enhanced endurance.

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Altera unveils Generation 10 FPGAs and SoCs raising both performance and power efficency

Altera Corporation has introduced its Generation 10 FPGAs and SoCs (system-on-chip), offering system developers improved levels of performance and greater power efficiencies. Generation 10 devices use a process technology and architecture to deliver what the company claims is the industry’s highest performance and highest levels of system integration while using less power. Initial Generation 10 families include Arria 10 and Stratix 10 FPGAs and SoCs with embedded processors.

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