Capacitive touch solutions for wearable applications

by Nikolaos Terzopoulos, Hardware Applications Engineer, Dialog Semiconductor.

This white paper describes available capacitive touch sensing technologies focusing on wearable applications, and outlines the pros and cons for each technological approach along with practical advice where applicable


Power Systems for Patient-Connected Equipment

by Gary Bocock, Technical Director, XP Power

This paper discusses two approaches for power systems within medical equipment for patient-connected applications.

The part of the equipment that comes into contact with the patient is known as the ‘applied part’.

The Role of Static Analysis in a Secure Software Development Lifecycle

by Bill Graham, GrammaTech, Inc.

When should static analysis be applied?” The answer to this question is fairly straightforward: “whenever code is being developed.” This however, is a simplification. The longer answer is “part of a structured and secure development process.”

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The Design of A 125W L-Band GaN Power Amplifier

By Plextek RFI

This paper describes the design and evaluation of a single stage 125W L-Band GaN Power Amplifier using a low-cost packaged transistor. The amplifier is optimized for the 0.96 to 1.215 GHz band with a typical band center gain of 20dB


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The ARMMS RF and Microwave Society

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Premier Farnell launches new ‘Tips Book for Makers’

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NXP and Elektrobit (EB) collaborate on new platform for highly automated driving

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Ampleon launches first devices using Gen9HV 50 V base station optimised process

Ampleon have announced the launch of a series of LDMOS RF power transistors using its Gen9HV 50 V LDMOS process. These devices are the first to use Ampleon’s latest 50 V a node that has been optimized for use in cellular infrastructure applications up to 1 GHz

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42V High Power Density Buck Regulators in a Tiny QFN Package

By Ying Cheng, Senior Applications Engineer, Power Products, Linear Technology, now part of Analog Devices

Power dissipation is a significant problem facing the designers of DC/DC converters in industrial and automotive applications, where high currents are required, but space is limited.

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Bridgetek Assists Embedded System Design with MCU, HMI & I/O Expansion Hardware

Bridgetek continues to add new hardware to its highly popular CleO smart display platform. Compatible with both the CleO35 3.5-inch and CleO50 5-inch TFT formats, the CleOIO-Shield is an input/output expansion shield that connects directly on to the NerO system controller board

Zuken Improves Team Communication and Strengthens Support for High-speed Design with CADSTAR 18

Zuken announces enhanced support for communication between multidisciplinary design teams, through the new CADSTAR Redlining markup tool.

Marvell Introduces Industry’s First Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5 and 802.11p Combo Solutions for Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) and In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI)

Marvell extends a complete product portfolio of Ethernet and wireless automotive connectivity solutions with fourth generation family of wireless SoCs enabling advanced infotainment, telematics and Wi-Fi gateways for the connected car

NXP Pushes the Limits of Solid-State RF Energy

NXP Semiconductors N.V. has announced the industry’s highest power transistor for 915 MHz applications. The MRF13750H transistor delivers 750 W continuous wave (CW), fifty percent higher than comparable products currently available on the market

Fairview Microwave Releases New Series of BMA Connectors and Adapters with VSWR as Low as 1.15:1

New BMA Connectors and Adapters Deliver Maximum Operating Frequency of 22 GHz

Rutronik presents mini fuse from Siba

Rutronik offers the small, but high-performance fuse SMD 160020. The Siba SMD miniature fuse range combines high rated currents and high switching capacities in compact designs.