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600V three-phase motor driver works from 3.3V logic

Intended for brush-less DC and permanent magnet synchronous motor driving, found in household appliances, power tools, garden tools, air conditioners, sewing machines, and industrial motors.   “The increased use of BLDC and PMSM motors reflects industry directives to improve the efficiency of electrical motors and achieve the goal of zero maintenance in order to minimise…

Qt and Green Hills integrate HMI for digital auto cockpits

To tackle this challenge, Qt has integrated its cross-platform Qt Automotive Suite framework with Green Hills safe and secure INTEGRITY Multivisor virtualisation offering to enable the integration of disparate HMI interfaces across multiple operating systems at different safety levels into a single multicore system while complying with the highest levels of automotive safety standards.  …

E-beam Inspection Makes Inroads

E-beam inspection is gaining traction in critical areas in fab production as it is becoming more difficult to find tiny defects with traditional methods at advanced nodes.   Applied Materials, ASML/HMI and others are developing new e-beam inspection tools and/or techniques to solve some of the more difficult defect issues in the fab. E-beam inspection…

Xilinx Announces Availability of Automotive Qualified Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC Family

Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) today announced availability of the automotive qualified Zynq® UltraScale+™ MPSoC family, enabling development of safety critical ADAS and Autonomous Driving Systems.  The Xilinx® Automotive XA Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC family is qualified according to AEC-Q100 test specifications with full ISO 26262 ASIL-C level certification. The product integrates a feature-rich 64-bit quad-core ARM®…

Hyperscaling The Data Center

Enterprise data centers increasingly will look and behave more like slimmed-down versions of hyperscale data centers as chipmakers and other suppliers adapt systems developed for their biggest customers to in-house IT faciilities. The new chips and infrastructure that will serve as building blocks in these facilities will be more power-efficient, make better use of space…