IEDM 2012. It’s Not so Difficult to Develop a New Device as to Abandon an Old One The program of passed IEDM exposed a huge volume of works in the spheres of emerging technologies, new materials (such as molybdenum sulfide), new structures, more extensive use of III-V compound semiconductors, nanowires and etc.
Foreign-Made Electronic Components. Russian Exports Restriction The share of foreign-made components is 70% of the electronics component base that is utilized in Russian defense and space equipment production. Foreign manufacturers offer enhanced products and devices with the required characteristics. But they (primarily USA companies) force into application perpetual restrictions deliverable electronic components necessary for Russia. That’s why it becomes more difficult to get components for aerospace or defense systems.
Flexible Topological Harnessing in Arbitrary Directions. Peculiarities and Advantages Increase of integration level and corresponding increase of ICs contacts at a simultaneous intention to decrease the electronic modules dimensions leads PCB interconnection density growth. Along with that the PC board layout becomes trickier. But there is an effective method for PC connections high density layout – flexible topological harnessing in arbitrary directions.
All ADC types are Important All ADC types are Required When designing converters of various types developers direct their efforts to rising sampling frequency and resolution while simultaneously decreasing energy consumption. That is to improve the most important characteristics of ADCs necessary for current high speed small dimension devices with battery sources that are provided for telecommunication systems, computers, industrial and medical equipment. So what have ADC designers attained?
Maxim’s ADCs and DACs for Precision Measurement Systems. Low Power Consumption and Large Scale Integration Maxim’s new ADCs and DACs took into account all current electronic components upgrade tendencies. They can operate both in battery powered systems (low current consumption, support economy operation mode) and large industrial systems. Aside from that a number of elements each of witch performs several functions of well known alternative solutions are integrated into the new products and hence allow an economically justified abandonment of the alternative devices.
NXP’s High Speed ADCs and DACs for RF Devices NXP delivers a wide range of high bit-rate data converters with digital interfaces that satisfy the JESD204A requirements. Applications of these ICs are wireless infrastructures, industrial, medical, aerospace and defense systems.
New Spectral Analyzer. Real Time Operation and Unique Characteristics Agilent Technologies has developed a real time spectral analyzer. Jim Curran marketing manager of Agilent’s RF and microwave communication systems department with whom we met at Ailment’s representative office in Moscow told us about peculiarities, resources and applications of the new device.
Photovoltaics is Future Energy Most of solar arrays are made by the “classic” technology where the transductive element is a silicon or similar chip. An answer to them are flexible polymer batteries produced by printed technology. What are the advantages of these batteries and why do leaders of the branch concern themselves with them. This article gives answers to these questions.
Atmel’s Cortex MCUs. Family Expension Besides 32-bit MCUs of its own architecture Atmel produces ARM MCUs. They are indented for the consumer market and industrial applications that meet the “standard” reliability requirements. For the last year the family of ARM MCUs has been significantly expanded. This article considers the new MCUs.
Russian Supercomputers. Three Years of Progress The first supercomputer forum that was held at Pereslevl-Zaleski in November 2012 was certainly the biggest event of the Russian computer branch. While Russia is still behind advanced countries this forum showed that Russian supercomputer branch is developing at a quit intensive rate.
Future Medicine is Digital Medicine. Adapted from Conference “Health and Technology 2012: Opportunities in Transformation” Proceedings At Dec.13 2012 an International conference “Health and Technology 2012: Opportunities in Transformation” was held in Moscow. The conference promoted active communications among businessmen, speakers and industrial and investment environment experts. In the course of the conference digital monitoring projects that are the basis of future medicine were presented.
MEMS Technology Captures New Frontiers In the next years dozens of new MEMS are expected to appear. Among them it is possible to highlight three devices types whose growth rates will be highest. They are MEMS oscillators, pico projectors and RF MEMS for tuning embedded transceiver antennas. A guide of the main MEMS technology tendencies for the next tree-five years were presented at IEDM.
Conception of MEMS Products Production Development in Russia to 2017 For readers attention the conception of development of a various micromechanical products production system in our country prepared by “Russian MEMS Association is presented.
RAMEMS Participated in the MEMS Executive Congress US 2012 Representatives of Russian Association of MEMS designers, producers and consumers took part in the annual international conference MEMS Executive Congress US 2012 that was held November 7-9 at Scottsdale. Current situation in the high technology sphere and its development prospects were discussed.
SignalQuest’s Threshold Motion Sensors. Micromechanics Masterwork Along with MEMS motion sensors at the electronics market micromechanical relay sensors that provide mechanical control signal switching in response to impacts of varying intensity with strictly directed force vector are called up. SignalQuest offers a wide assortment of tilt sensors, schock pick-ups and other mechanical impacts sensors as well as assemblies and modules on their basis.
Analog Devices’ New MEMS Microphones with Ultra Low Self-Noise MEMS microphones over a number of years are used with success in various devices. But their audio characteristics up to date didn’t meet the requirements of a variety of applications, primarily those where the audio source is at a large distance or many microphones are used. Now with the introduction of Analog Devices’ new ultra low self-noise microphones this situation has changed.