Latest in Digital ICs
Intel’s ‘Horse Ridge’ Chip and What It Could Mean for the Future of Quantum Computing
During the last couple of years, corporations in collaboration with researchers have been working in the field of quantum computing. Notable examples are IBM Quantum, Microsoft’s Azure Quantum, and Google’s Sycamore, to name just a few. The category also includes Intel’s partnership with QuTech in their research and development into quantum computer control circuitry.
An Overview of Near-Field Communication
Near-field communication (NFC) is a connectivity technology that enables wireless communication between two NFC-enabled devices. Communication via NFC occurs at short range, low bandwidth, and at a high frequency between devices. We discuss NFC’s components, its operating modes, and more.
Texas Instruments’ CC2640R2F Microcontroller, Featuring Bluetooth 5.1
The CC2640R2F is one of the SimpleLink wireless microcontrollers manufactured by Texas Instruments. It supports Bluetooth 5.1 Low Energy, which has a clock speed of 2.4GHz. The device is useful in a wide range of applications, including those in the automation, industrial, and medical fields.
Fraunhofer IAF Researchers Create Extremely Compact and Efficient Voltage Converter
Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics IAF (Fraunhofer IAF) have integrated their gallium nitride power integrated circuits using PCB embedding technology—to create an extremely compact and efficient voltage converter.
BQ25790 and BQ25792 Buck-Boost Charger ICs for Attaining Maximum Power Density and High Efficiency
Texas Instruments has launched the industry’s smallest buck-boost charger ICs (integrated circuits) by which engineers can easily extend battery life up to five times at the minimum. The ICs are specially designed to achieve 50% greater power density and maximum efficiency enhanced for fast charging.
The Use of Hardware Description Language for Digital System Synthesis
Design, verification, and synthesis are all processes that electronics engineers go through to manufacture digital systems. Such processes can be achieved via hardware description language (HDL), for which Very High Speed Integrated Circuit HDL and Verilog are two of the chief examples. We discuss HDL and the various processes that electronics engineers use for digital system synthesis.
Critical Engineering Skills For the Future: Readying for the Fourth Industrial Revolution in the UK
Engineering is vital to the UK’s economy: it provides quality employment alongside some vital solutions to major global challenges. However, the UK, similarly to the rest of Europe, has been experiencing a skills gap. Faced with the fourth industrial revolution and more, will the UK have the volume of engineering talent it needs to remain a key player?
Texas Instruments Overvoltage Reset IC for Low Voltage Supply Systems
The TPS3870-Q1 overvoltage reset integrated circuit (IC from Texas Instruments is an overvoltage monitor or reset IC also known as a voltage supervisor. The device uses a voltage comparator for overvoltage detection and is suitable for systems that operate on low voltage supply.