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Toshiba shrinks solid-state lidar for transport infrastructure

Toshiba shrinks solid-state lidar for transport infrastructure

A key improvement is within the silicon photo-multiplier (SiPM) light receiving integrated circuits which have light-receiving cells controlled by transistors. The new chips have smaller transistor modules, replace buffer layers protecting the transistors with newly-developed…

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Just in case you are a politician making Covid-19 decisions this weekend

Just in case you are a politician making Covid-19 decisions this weekend

It is only a prototype, and may not be entirely accurate, but it is better than ‘gut feel’, believe me. Also, wiser minds, do send polite nudges towards improving the chart, particularly numerical it’s accuracy,…

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Fable: The Walking Steam Engine

Fable: The Walking Steam Engine

The  engines were used at the Crich Railway and Newbottle Colliery. However, two years into their working life, in 1815, one exploded killing 13 people and injuring 43 others. Further development of the engine ceased…

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Photovoltaic generators drive isolated mosfet gates in as little as 100μs

Photovoltaic generators drive isolated mosfet gates in as little as 100μs

Each consists of an LED and a stack of photodiodes, plus output control circuity. APV1111GVY has a comparatively high output current – 45μA (or 8.5V) – for fast gate charging leading to fast mosfet turn-on.…

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A Curious Non-Sequitur

There was a curious non-sequitur uttered by the CEO of Nvidia last week about the regulatory scrutiny of his proposed takeover of Arm. “The regulators are looking for: Is this good for competition? Is this…

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Bosch opens fab

Bosch opens fab

Although Bosch is the world’s sixth largest producer of auto chips, the fab will not immediately be contributing to the shortage of auto chips. “The first chips will be for power tools” said Bosch Chairman…

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Pump maker buys Seaward production tester

Pump maker buys Seaward production tester

Salamander decided to move electrical safety testing into post-assembly test while re-shaping its manufacturing operations to meet the needs of different pump types, some of which include electronics. The automated test solution it developed uses…

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How did it go so wrong for Ferrari in Singapore?

How did it go so wrong for Ferrari in Singapore?

Black farmers in the US’s South— faced with continued failure their efforts to run successful farms their launched a lawsuit claiming that “white racism” is to blame for their inability to the produce crop yields and on…

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Netcix cuts out the chill with an integrated personal trainer on

Netcix cuts out the chill with an integrated personal trainer on

Black farmers in the US’s South— faced with continued failure their efforts to run successful farms their launched a lawsuit claiming that “white racism” is to blame for their inability to the produce crop yields and on…

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Most Read articles – French supercomputer, TSMC Symposium, TI analogue

Most Read articles – French supercomputer, TSMC Symposium, TI analogue

What are the topics covered this week? There’s the University of Edinburgh buying a BullSequana XH2000 supercomputer, a conversation about customer demand and inventories with Digi-Key, TSMC’s latest innovations in advanced logic technology and Texas Instruments maintaining…

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