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

5G phased array development platform

Avnet and Fujikura have collaborated on a 5G FR2 phased array antenna development platform for mmWave frequency bands. The platform allows engineers to develop and prototype 5G mmWave systems based on the AMD-Xilinx Zyng UltraScale+ RFSoC Gen3 device and Fujikura’s FutureAccess phased array antenna module (PAAM). Avnet’s RFSoC Explorer software, a native MATLAB application, is … 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

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

DPU storage accelerator handles 200 Gbps

Panther III, a DPU storage accelerator from MaxLinear, brings 200-Gbps throughput with ultra-low latency to enterprise and hyperscale data centers. With its 16-nm DPU architecture, Panther III also provides 12:1 data reduction, encryption, deduplication, and data protection. MaxLinear believes the Panther III will open new opportunities within the storage market, including all-flash-array and non-volatile memory … Read more

IC power integrity tool improves productivity

The Cadence Voltus-XFi custom electromigration and IR drop (EM-IR) software eases the design of efficient, low-power ICs. Seamlessly integrated with the company’s Quantus extraction tool, Virtuoso design environment, and Spectre simulator, Voltus-XFi can enhance productivity by as much as three times versus existing solutions. The transistor-level EM-IR tool delivers foundry-supported SPICE-level accuracy for power integrity … 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

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