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Intrinsically Safe Systems: What Electrical Engineers Should Know
Electrical engineers who design systems intended for use in hazardous areas must adopt an intrinsically safe approach to minimise the risk of fire hazards. ‘Intrinsically safe’ refers to electrical devices and apparatus whose electrical energy is too low to cause combustion-triggering sparking or heating effects in hazardous environments.
Toshiba’s Multifunctional TLP5231 IGBT/MOSFET Gate Driver
Toshiba has launched the TLP5231 dual output IGBT/MOSFET (insulated-gate bipolar transistor/metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistor) gate driver equipped with additional built-in functionality—intended to simplify the development process for a wide range of applications for engineers.
A New Li-ion Battery for Electric Vehicles Can Last for a Million Miles
Researchers are constantly working on increasing the power and life cycle of batteries that we use in electric vehicles (EVs) while simultaneously maintaining safety standards. Now, a team from Penn State University are reported to have produced a battery that can last for 1 million miles.
Cadence and Broadcom Collaborate on Developing Semiconductors for Next Gen Industrial Applications
Cadence Design Systems is expanding its collaboration with Broadcom to create semiconductor solutions targeted towards next-generation wireless and industrial applications, broadband, and enterprise storage.
Imec Engineers Demonstrate 2D Material Potential for Scaling Logic and Memory Transistors
At December’s IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting, imec, a world-leader in nanoelectronics and digital technologies, demonstrated an in-depth study of scaled transistors with MoS2 and best device performance to date.
Advances in Spin Currents Boost the Development of Compact Electronic Devices
Published in Nature Materials in early January, a recent discovery by Spanish researchers suggests that graphene-based heterostructures of the van der Waals class could be used to design ultra-compact and low-energy electronic devices.