2017-01-06 - STMicroelectronics

SmartMEMs sensors enable always-on tracking

STMicroelectronics’ smart sensors implement selectable power modes and resolution that help optimise energy efficiency and performance.

2017-01-06 - Missouri University of Science and Technology

3D printing adds new twist to stretchable electronics

Stretchable electronics needs to overcome "mismatches" between the flexible elastomer base and more brittle electronic conductors.

2017-01-02 - Pierre Sennequier

Op-amps amplify electrochemical sensors’ signal

Electrochemical sensors require specific op-amps to drive them and to amplify the signal (current) they generate.

2016-12-07 - None

Isolated μModule transceiver serves up protection

The LTM2885 micromodule transceiver protects from ground-to-ground differentials with 6.5kV reinforced isolation and clearance distances.

2016-11-23 - Julien Happich

Light sensor adds green LED for heart rate monitoring

The ALS-PD50-42C's signal is unaffected by signal interferences caused by people’s skin colour, tattoos and hair on the skin.

2016-11-14 - Weltrend Semiconductor

Weltrend snags design win for heart rate monitoring

The reference design combines Weltrend Semiconductor's WTHRM122 HRM MCU with New Japan Radio's optical sensor and ROHM's KXTJ2-1009 accelerometer.

2016-10-21 - Murata

Murata acquires 3D silicon capacitor expertise

France-based IPDiA specialises in developing integrated passive devices, including 3D silicon capacitors.

2016-10-17 - Susan Nordyk

3-axis MEMS accelerometers detect structural defects

The analog-output ADXL354 and digital-output ADXL355 offer selectable measurement ranges of ±2g to ±8g and low 0g offset drift.

2016-10-11 - Julien Happich

CMOS-compatible memristors closely mimic synapses

Compared to three-terminal CMOS synaptic circuits, the two-terminal device doesn't require complex circuitry to simulate synaptic behaviour.

2016-09-19 - Graham Prophet

PCB tech shrinks designs with 25µm linewidth

DenciTec enables the production of circuits with extremely high density without the disadvantages of the established manufacturing processes.

2016-09-13 - IHS Markit

Medical imaging chip unit volume to reach 73m

However, year-over-year global revenue growth from semiconductors used in medical imaging is flat, due to optical component price erosion.

2016-08-31 - Nordson EFD

Compact spray valve promises uniform, accurate spray control

The cost-effective 781Mini series from Nordson targets applications of low-to-medium viscosity fluids in a range of industries such as mobile…