This series of blogs deals with the possible applications of GaN material especially for 5G applications. There are many important companies operating in the electronics field that are massively investing in GaN technology:
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imec recently announced what it claims is the world's first CMOS 140GHz radar-on-chip system with integrated antennas in standard 28nm technology. This kind of advanced semiconductor technology is critical in the development of radar-based sensors for so many kinds of applications, some of which are building security, remote health monitoring of car ...
Continuing the chat from last time, we turn now to a circuit-related topic, that of current waveforms. The typical converter input waveform is shown with a static (dc) component and a ripple (ac) component.
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The air-polluting, carbon emitting standard liquid fuel combustion engine vehicles have an audible engine sound, even when traveling at low speeds. Pedestrians and other vehicle drivers recognize a moving vehicle via sight and sound coming from tires and other emitted noise when the vehicle may be out of sight.
Semiconductor companies have now had fully-differential amplifiers in their product lines for a few years, though these amplifiers have been in leading-edge electronics for decades. These diff-amps are differential not only at their input but also at their output, doubling output range. Their input and output ports have closed paths without a common ...
I have viewed the first season of a National Geographic TV show based upon Stephen Petranek’s book, "How We'll Live on Mars" (Simon & Schuster/TED, 2015). The book and the TV series discusses Petranek’s belief that people will be living on Mars within the next 20 years.
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I have always admired Medtronic's technology. This is a company that helps improve the lives of so many people with their medical research and innovations. First of all, they employ more than 86,000 people, of which, 9,600 are scientists and engineers with a goal to alleviate pain, restore health, and help to extend life with their technology.
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Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) batteries are safer than Lithium-ion cells and are available in a range of huge cell sizes between 5 and 100 AH with much longer cycle life than conventional batteries: