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

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

Interposer accommodates PCIe 5.0 traffic

Teledyne Lecroy’s PCIe 5.0 Mini Cool Edge IO (MCIO) interposer works with its Summit family of protocol analyzers to capture and decode PCIe 5.0 traffic. The interposer enables engineers to test products that incorporate card edge connectors or cabled connector assemblies that employ the MCIO mechanical connector with PCIe 5.0, NVM Express, or Compute Express … Read more

Spectrum analyzer displays Wi-Fi 6/6E activity

WiPry Clarity from Oscium is a tri-band Wi-Fi spectrum analyzer that lets you view wireless activity on Wi-Fi 6/6E, as well as legacy Wi-Fi bands. Using the free Windows or Mac software, the tool displays the invisible wireless landscape to find interference that negatively impacts network performance. It exposes dead spaces, pinpoints sources of interference, … Read more

5G O-RAN test suite moves to the cloud

Keysight’s Open Radio Access Network Architect (KORA) test software is now available in the cloud for improved flexibility and rapid deployment. The company also announced that its LoadCore software for testing 5G Core (5GC) can now be purchased as a metered, pay-as-you-go product through Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace. The KORA suite verifies the functionality … Read more

Sleeping with the Google nest hub

Back in October 2020, EDN published my teardown of Google’s then-named Home Hub smart speaker and display, originally introduced two years earlier and subsequently renamed the first-generation Google Nest Hub. The second-generation iteration of the concept, unveiled in March 2021, notably added support for Project Soli, a low-power “miniature radar” also found in Google’s soon-obsolete … Read more

Test and measurement companies join forces to address PCIe 6.0

Anritsu, in collaboration with Tektronix, demonstrated a PCIe 6.0 base specification test system at last month’s PCI-SIG Developers Conference. The test setup teamed Anritsu’s MP1900A signal quality analyzer with a DPO70000SX real-time oscilloscope from Tektronix and silicon-proven Synopsys PCIe 6.0 IP. PCIe 6.0 employs forward error correction (FEC) as a key technology to ensure the … Read more

AI tools effectively run in an endpoint vibration sensor

SensiML announced that its customer, aiSensing, successfully deployed an endpoint AI-based vibration sensor for a large multinational manufacturer in Asia. Developed using the SensiML Analytics Toolkit, the intelligent endpoint monitors vibration patterns for multiple machines, detects potential anomalies, and issues maintenance requests when necessary. The system not only reduced equipment downtime, but also increased overall … Read more