EM simulator broadens antenna capabilities

The updated schematic editor within Remcom’s XFdtd 3D EM simulation software now supports diplex matched antennas. It also features new efficiencies to streamline antenna design workflows and shorten design cycles. XFdtd’s schematic editor combines matching network analysis with full-wave results. This makes the simulation tool well-suited for complex antenna designs involving multi-state and multi-port aperture … Read more

Xiaomi taps Keysight to accelerate 5G device validation

Xiaomi has selected Keysight’s 5G device test platform to validate its smartphones in accordance with 5G Release 16 specifications. The world’s third largest smartphone vendor measured by units shipped, Xiaomi chose Keysight 5G test cases to capture early revenue associated with 3GPP Release 16 opportunities. Keysight’s collaborations with major 5G modem platform vendors enable Xiaomi … Read more

Simple, high accuracy/precision/resolution frequency counter

In my previous design idea, a design for a simple GPS disciplined oscillator (GPSDO) 10 MHz reference was presented. A note at the end of that article describes the realization that a frequency counter could be derived by simple changes to the circuit. This article follows up by presenting a simple circuit for a frequency … Read more

Homebrew loop gain test transformer

You can purchase test equipment that will allow you to examine the loop gain and loop phase properties of an operating feedback loop and, that purchased equipment will deliver useful results over a very wide range of frequencies. However, the feedback loops in the power supplies I’ve encountered only needed to be characterized over fairly … Read more

SoC FPGA for RISC-V enters mass production

Microchip announced production qualification of its PolarFire MPFS250T SoC FPGA supporting the royalty-free RISC-V open standard ISA. Volume production of the MPFS250T, which provides 254,000 logic elements, extends the PolarFire portfolio of multi-core RISC-V SoC FPGAs, delivering an even smaller thermal footprint for low-power smart embedded vision applications. It can also be used in automotive, … Read more

Fast, high-capacity, and endurant MRAM for space applications

Real-time as well as store and forward on-board processing applications are increasingly requiring large amounts of fast, non-volatile memory. While space-grade NAND flash offers gigabit (Gb) and terabit (Tb) storage capacity, its speed, endurance, data retention together with the management of erroneous bits limits its use to missions with specific lifetimes and operational duty cycles. … Read more

IoT sensor platform heightens situational awareness

Flowfinity’s IoT sensor integration capabilities help utilities and enterprises achieve situational awareness to avoid downtime and service disruptions. Customers can leverage the Flowfinity platform to configure and install IoT devices that will gather the operational information needed to make informed decisions. Sensors pick up temperature, power consumption, water flow, liquid levels, vibration, and other relevant … Read more

What CXL 3.0 specification means for data centers

The CXL Consortium has announced the release of the CXL 3.0 specification to add new levels of flexibility and composability in the present and future data centers. CXL 3.0, built on the previous technology, provides a range of advanced features and benefits, including doubling bandwidth with the same latency. It’s backward compatible with CXL 2.0, … Read more

2D LiDAR sensor increases detection coverage

With a 360° field of view and up to 16 evaluation fields, Quanergy’s M1 Edge PoE LiDAR sensor offers smart awareness for object detection and alerting. The 2D sensor is capable of detecting objects at up to 200 meters at 80% reflectivity and an angular resolution of 0.033°. According to the company, the sensor can … Read more

Ansys updates physics-based simulation software

New capabilities in Ansys 2022 R2 provide improved simulation accuracy, GPU solver advances, and AI/ML optimization to meet tough design challenges. Open workflows enhance collaboration and increase productivity across multiple engineering disciplines and industries, all in a scalable platform. Ansys Maxwell 2022 R2 electromechanical device analysis software provides reduced-order models for induction machines with improved … Read more