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Reverse engineering the silicon in the ARM1 processor

Reverse engineering the silicon in the ARM1 processor

How can you count bits in hardware? In this article, I reverse-engineer the circuit used by the ARM1 processor to count the number of set bits in a 16-bit field, showing how individual transistors form multiplexers, which are combined into adders, and finally form the bit counter. The ARM1 is the ancestor of the processor …

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GaN technology will transform the future

GaN technology will transform the future

For the first time in 60 years, a new higher-performance semiconductor technology is less expensive to produce than the silicon counterpart. Gallium nitride (GaN), has demonstrated both a dramatic improvement in transistor performance and the ability to be produced at a lower cost than silicon. GaN transistors have unleashed new applications as a result of …

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Thermocouple Auto-Zeroed Reference Design

Summary The MCP6V01 auto-zeroed op-amp features an ultra low offset voltage (VOS) and high common mode rejection ratio (CMRR), which makes it applicable to temperature measurement. The MCP6V01 thermocouple auto-zeroed reference design demonstrates how to measure electromotive force (EMF) voltage at the cold junction of the thermocouple in order to accurately measure temperature at the …

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LilyPad Arduino – the wearable technology

LilyPad Arduino – the wearable technology using arduino

Introduzione LilyPad Arduino is one of the many Arduino microcontrollers, but unlike the more well-known Arduino UNO, MEGA and Yun, this little board has very specific characteristics that make it unique. In fact, the LilyPad can be sewn on fabric. In fact, with only 19 € you can add technology to our garments, but also …

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Chip technology behind the Bitcoin phenomenon

Chip technology behind the Bitcoin phenomenon

Ever wondered what the Bitcoin currency means to the electronics industry? Well, there is a Bitcoin electronics ecosystem, and it seems to be growing. An early developer of hardware systems for Bitcoin mining is US-based CoinTerra and it has recently expanded its business by acquiring Europe-based Bitcoin related software company Bits of Proof. Dubbed the …

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IDT chip cuts glitches in 4G-3G basestations

IDT chip cuts glitches in 4G-3G basestations

The F1950 Digital-Step-Attenuator featuring Glitch-Freeβ„’ technology improves system reliability and settling time. Β It has an attenuation range of 31.75 dB with excellent accuracy and very lowΒ distortion. Features Glitch-Freeβ„’, < 0.6 dB transientΒ overshoot 150 MHz to 4000 MHz frequencyΒ range Spurious FreeΒ Design 3V to 5VΒ supply Attenuation Error < 0.3 dB @ 2Β GHz Low Insertion Loss < 1.3 …

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MEMS are a great fit for real-time clocks

MEMS are a great fit for real-time clocks

Description The DS3231 is a low-cost, extremely accurate IΒ²C real-time clock (RTC) with an integrated temperature-compensated crystal oscillator (TCXO) and crystal. The device incorporates a battery input, and maintains accurate timekeeping when main power to the device is interrupted. The integration of the crystal resonator enhances the long-term accuracy of the device as well as …

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Linear regulators for wide inputs

Plessey Semiconductors today announced the release of the PS2292X family of low dropout linear regulators for point of load applications. The devices are part of a high current, single supply LDO family that operates from an input voltage as low as 1.7V. Targeted for industrial, medical, communication, computing and consumer markets, the regulators are an …

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