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Farnell Partners with Rochester Electronics

LEEDS, UK, May 23, 2024 – Farnell has announced a new strategic partnership with Rochester Electronics, LLC, the world’s largest continuous source of semiconductors.

Rochester Electronics is authorized by more than 70 leading semiconductor manufacturers worldwide. As an original manufacturer stocking distributor, Rochester’s extensive component range comprises more than 200,000 part numbers, including both active and end-of-life semiconductors. The partnership will provide Farnell customers with immediate access to Rochester’s in-stock factory-direct offering of more than 15 billion semiconductor devices. Additionally, Rochester is licensed to manufacture semiconductor devices no longer produced by the original component manufacturers.

Farnell, product category director – Semiconductors, Jose Lok said, “The rapid pace of change in the electronics industry has meant that a significant number of customers have faced obsolescence challenges.

“We are delighted to partner with Rochester Electronics. Their licensed semiconductor manufacturing solutions, paired with their vast 100% authorized in-stock portfolio, provide our customers with the assurance of sourcing reliable and risk-free devices.”

Rochester has manufactured more than 20,000 device types. With over 12 billion die in stock, it has the capability to manufacture over 70,000 device types, ensuring an ongoing source of supply for customers with extended lifecycle needs.

Rochester Electronics general manager – EMEA, Stephen Morris, said, “Through this strategic agreement, our valued customers can be rest assured to have a continued supply of semiconductors from Rochester’s portfolio of over 70 original manufacturers, all of which are 100% authorized and guaranteed. With this partnership, we look forward to delivering significant value to our customers by offering a sustainable supply chain.”

Search Rochester Electronics’ product range via Farnell.

About Farnell Global

Farnell Global is a fast and reliable distributor of products and technology for electronic and industrial system design, maintenance, and repair. From research and design through prototype to production, Farnell helps its customers access the products and services they need 24/7. With more than 80 years of experience, 47 localized websites, and a dedicated team of over 3,500 employees, Farnell provides every component its customers need to build the technology of tomorrow.

Farnell Global trades as Farnell in Europe; Newark in North America; and element14 throughout Asia Pacific. It also sells directly to consumers through its CPC business in the UK.

Farnell Global has been part of the established global technology distributor, Avnet, since 2016. Today, this relationship allows the company to support its customers at every stage of the product life cycle, offering a truly unique distribution model, as well as expertise in end-to-end delivery and product design.

For more information, visit http://www.farnell.com/corporate

About Rochester Electronics

Rochester Electronics is the world’s largest continuous source of semiconductors–100% Authorized by over 70 leading semiconductor manufacturers.

As an original manufacturer stocking distributor, Rochester has over 15 billion devices in stock encompassing more than 200,000-part numbers, providing the world’s most extensive range of end-of-life (EOL) semiconductors and the broadest range of active semiconductors.

As a licensed semiconductor manufacturer, Rochester has manufactured over 20,000 device types. With over 12 billion die in stock, Rochester has the capability to manufacture over 70,000 device types.

Rochester offers a full range of manufacturing services including Design, Wafer Storage and Processing, Assembly, Test, and Reliability, providing single solutions through to full turnkey manufacturing.

Rochester is the Semiconductor Lifecycle Solution. No other company compares to the breadth of Rochester’s product selection, value-added services, and manufacturing solutions.

For more information, visit www.rocelec.com.

L-com Announces Arduino PLCs, Power Supplies

IRVINE, CA, May 17, 2024 – L-com, an Infinite Electronics brand and a supplier of wired and wireless connectivity products, has just introduced a new line of open-source Arduino PLCs and power supplies. These products serve essential functions in process control, transportation and traffic systems, food and beverage, and automation for industrial plants, agriculture, buildings and homes.

The Arduino programmable logic controllers (PLCs) can be programmed using free open-source Arduino software. Most PLCs from traditional automation companies require proprietary software licensing for programming. However, open-source programming is disrupting the industry by bringing low-cost solutions to automation controls. Always on the cutting edge, L-com recently began offering this line of Arduino-based PLCs.

Programmable logic controllers interface with a variety of input devices, such as sensors and switches, to gather information about the state of the system. To control the physical processes, they also connect to output devices such as motors, valves and relays. The Arduino PLCs feature options of 19, 21, 38, 42 or 58 analog and digital inputs and outputs (I/O). They accept I/O or sensors and power as inputs and deliver outputs to actuators and human machine interfaces (HMIs) based on computer programs (modified C++ language).

The Arduino PLCs feature easy network connection via three communication protocols: Ethernet, the standard protocol for LANs; multi-point RS-485, which excels at communication over long distances and in electrically noisy environments; and point-to-point RS-232, a standard for use over shorter distances.

In addition, L-com offers three new power supplies that convert power from AC to DC to run PLCs and other devices for use in industrial automation. The three options consist of a 30-watt power supply with a 12 VDC output, 120 watts with 24 VDC, or 220 watts with 24 VDC. They have universal power inputs of 100 to 240 VAC for the 30-watt and 120-watt models, and 200 to 240 VAC for the 240-watt model.

The power supplies have overvoltage and overcurrent protection and an LED indicator. For ease of installation, each model can be mounted on a standard DIN rail.

“L-com’s new Arduino PLCs and power supplies are cost-effective, as you can program them with open-source software,” said product line manager Tim Houghton. “They’re also user-friendly, can accommodate future expansion with up to 58 ins and outs, and are versatile enough for many uses, from plant automation to traffic systems.”

L-com’s new open-source Arduino PLCs and power supplies are in stock now and available for immediate shipment.

About L-com

L-com, a leading manufacturer of wired and wireless connectivity products, offers a wide range of solutions and unrivaled customer service for the electronics and data communications industries. The company’s product portfolio includes cable assemblies, connectors, adapters, antennas, enclosures, surge protectors and more. Headquartered in North Andover, Mass., L-com is ISO 9001:2015-certified and many of its products are UL recognized. L-com is an Infinite Electronics brand.

About Infinite Electronics

Infinite Electronics operates a global portfolio of leading in-stock connectivity solution brands. The brands help propel the world’s innovators forward by working urgently to provide products, solutions and real-time support for their customers. Backed by Warburg Pincus, Infinite’s brands serve customers across a wide range of industries with a broad inventory selection, same-day shipping and 24/7 customer service.

Learn more at infiniteelectronics.com.

ITandFactory Announces E&I Electrical Designer 2024

BAD SODEN AM TAUNUS, Germany, May 14, 2024 – ITandFactory GmbH, a leading provider of innovative engineering software solutions, has unveiled the latest version of E&I Electrical Designer – Release 2024. Packed with cutting-edge features and functionalities, this new release is set to elevate the electrical design experience for professionals across industries.

“Celebrating innovation and progress, the release of E&I Electrical Designer 2024 marks a pivotal moment in the evolution of electrical design. With its advanced features and enhanced compatibility, our software empowers engineers and designers to navigate the complexities of modern projects with confidence and efficiency. At ITandFactory GmbH we’re committed to driving industry excellence and supporting our clients on their journey towards success in the digital era,” said Mr. Ajit Joshi, managing director, ITandFactory GmbH.

What’s new in E&I Electrical Designer 2024?

Improved System Compatibility

Built over the latest AutoCAD OEM graphics engine, E&I Electrical Designer 2024 is now compatible with latest Microsoft Windows 11 operating system – with 64-bit support.

Seamless 3D PDF Export

E&I Electrical Designer 2024 introduces an intuitive 3D PDF Export feature, allowing users to effortlessly convert intricate 3D models into PDF format. This feature is especially useful when sharing 3D models with metadata with non-CAD users, as it allows them to view and interact with the designs without requiring any specialized software.

User Friendly Web based view of Model for collaboration

Using E&I Electrical Designer 2024 users can export drawings to the glTF formats. The glTF format is optimized for online use web viewers in the web browsers, which means that 3D models exported to glTF can be easily viewed and shared online, without losing the design intent. It revolutionizes the way engineers and designers showcase their designs online for collaboration with performance.

Enhanced Collaboration with Publish

E&I Electrical Designer 2024 includes a new feature called “Publish”, which allows users to publish engineering data & Drawings to a central repository for easy access and collaboration. It offers a sophisticated list of available file formats, making it easier & efficient for users to create, store, and share documents across multiple platforms.

In conclusion, the release of E&I Electrical Designer 2024 represents a significant milestone in the realm of electrical design. With enhanced compatibility, intuitive features like 3D PDF Export and glTF format support, and improved collaboration capabilities through the Publish feature, our software is poised to revolutionize the way engineers and designers approach their projects. At ITandFactory GmbH, we remain committed to driving innovation and excellence in the industry, empowering our clients to thrive in the digital era.

Experience the future of electrical engineering design by downloading E&I Electrical Designer today from our website. Existing users can upgrade by contacting us at info@enidesigner.com, while new users can embark on a journey of enhanced productivity with our complimentary 7-day trial.

For detailed insights and to access the trial version, visit www.enidesigner.com.

About ITandFactory GmbH

ITandFactory GmbH (a fully owned subsidiary of Neilsoft) is one of the leading solution providers for innovative technologies which help to streamline the challenges of engineering processes. Since inception, their mission has been to develop solutions with a focus on improving engineering. Their aim is to judiciously use their in-depth experience & expertise for developing Innovative Engineering Solutions – E&I Electrical Designer, CADISON and Visio P&ID Process Designer, and make it possible for users to work with maximized productivity, less effort, minimal time and at affordable costs.

For more information, visit https://itandfactory.com/en/.

Festo Introduces New Generation of Electric Actuators

for Linear Applications

ISLANDIA, NY, May 13, 2024 – Festo introduces its newest generation of Cartesian-handling-system mechanical axes. The ELGD-TB, tooth belt actuators, and ELGD-BS, ball screw actuators, are based on an innovative Festo design.

The reduced profile ELGD is 30% lighter than larger units with similar rigidity and guide load capacity.

Festo’s start-to-finish management of every aspect of the ELGD series design, testing, and manufacture ensures world-class quality, a robust and reliable supply chain for assured availability, and industry leading price/performance. ELGD axes deliver exceptional load bearing capacity and torsional rigidity, long service life, and increased reliability in multiple industrial handling situations, from dirty to cleanroom environments.

Suited to most electromechanical handling tasks, the ELGD series brings specific benefits to applications, such as:

  • Cantilever systems and pick-and-place solutions for small parts handling, where short cycle times, high precision, and repeatability are key
  • Handling systems for top loaders, which benefit from the ELGD’s attractive price/performance ratio, high travel speed, and long stroke lengths
  • Automation of 3D printing, additive manufacturing, dosing, gluing, and picking and placing are enhanced with the ELGD’s dynamic, virtually vibration-free movement.

Smaller, more powerful axis

Festo inlaid the bearings into the aluminum extrusion and extended bearings to the full width of the axis. This design enhancement enables high loads in a compact footprint. Machine builders can pack even more powerful tooth belt or ball screw axes in smaller footprint systems to achieve excellent feed forces and acceleration profiles. The integrated bearing design also enabled Festo to develop the lower profile ELGD-WD (wide actuator) for reduced force applications. This low-profile ELGD is 30% lighter than larger units while its rigidity and guide load capacity are similar.

With the Festo Electric Motion Sizing online productivity tool, design engineers input application parameters and the tool finds the right combination of CMMT multi-protocol servo drive, Festo servo or stepper motor, and accessories for the axis with all components perfectly sized and interoperable.

In 2025, the ELGD axis series will be integrated into the Festo Handling Guide Online (HGO) tool for multi-axis handling system sizing and selection. HGO enables users to design a complete cartesian solution in under 20 minutes, including CAD models and documentation. The Handling System arrives as a kit and is fast and easy to assemble with Festo mounting brackets. ELGD axes are also compatible with third-party motors. Festo offers a range of mounting hardware to make third-party motor mounting a snap.

The ELGD-BS ball screw drive offers configurable stroke lengths up to 8.2 ft. The ELGD-TB toothed belt drive provides stroke lengths of up to 27.9 ft. The ELGD series gives a choice of carriage options, including a long carriage and additional passive carriage. The long carriage integrates a second pair of split ball bearing cartridges, which provides even greater permissible torques to the carriage for the most dynamic applications. The passive second carriage allows the loads on the guidance to be distributed even further, essentially doubling the maximum permissible torques, load capacity, and service life for the mechanics in the application.

The ELGD features a stainless-steel cover strip, which minimizes particle emissions in cleanroom applications and reduces ingress of particles in dirty environments. Festo enhanced particle emissions capability by including a pneumatic connection to provide sealing air (0.1 – 0.2 Bar) or a vacuum to the internal structure of the mechanics. Another innovation is the magnetic deflection of the cover strip, which eliminates mechanical wear and further reduces the likelihood of particle emissions.

For more information on the advantages of working within the Festo ecosystem of less engineering overhead, fast time to market, seamless connectivity, and high-quality components, visit www.festo.com.

L-com Introduces Coiled, Hospital-Grade Power Cords

IRVINE, CA, May 9, 2024 – L-com, an Infinite Electronics brand and a supplier of wired and wireless connectivity products, has just introduced a new line of coiled, hospital-grade power cords. They are designed to eliminate accidental disconnections and allow movement for critical equipment used in healthcare facilities, industrial settings, the food and beverage industry, PCs and servers.

The rugged design of these products starts with the plugs. All models have heavy-duty HGN5-15 plugs on one end and either a C13 receptacle or no connector on the other end. Those versions with one open end allow you to attach any suitable connector. The NEMA 5-15 plugs are beefy, one of the most durable on the market, and can withstand abuse. They have a solid ground pin that reduces accidental disconnects caused by bumping or pulling.

Choose a plug with or without an LED light that constantly indicates whether it is properly plugged in and receiving power. This feature is helpful for at-a-glance monitoring of critical equipment. Right-angle plugs are also an option and are especially handy when the equipment being powered is located close to the outlet.

The most useful feature of L-com’s new coiled stretch cable is the coil itself. Such a design allows you to move devices more easily and helps prevent the sudden disconnections that sometimes occur with non-coiled power cords. This new compressed coil cable also takes up less floor space, as it compresses to shorter lengths, eliminating the slack found with non-coiled cables. Choose between a 1-foot cord that stretches out to about 8 feet, or a 2-foot cord that extends to about 15 feet.

To ensure the coils don’t stretch out and lose their elasticity over time, these new models are made of thermoplastic elastomer (TPE). TPE holds coils better than PVC, ensuring elasticity. The jacket is rated SJT, suitable for indoor use.

L-com offers a dozen different configurations of the new power cords. These include HGN5-15 plugs to C13 straight connectors, to C13 right-angle connectors, or to open ends. Each configuration comes in one-foot or two-foot compressed lengths, and with or without an LED on the plug.

“Our new coiled power cables are perfect for critical equipment that must stay plugged in even when it is being moved,” said Product Line Manager Dustin Guttadauro. “They serve well in busy, fast-moving work environments such as hospitals, manufacturing and restaurants.”

L-com’s new coiled, hospital-grade power cords are in stock now and available for immediate shipment.

About L-com

L-com, a leading manufacturer of wired and wireless connectivity products, offers a wide range of solutions and unrivaled customer service for the electronics and data communications industries. The company’s product portfolio includes cable assemblies, connectors, adapters, antennas, enclosures, surge protectors and more. Headquartered in North Andover, Mass., L-com is ISO 9001:2015-certified and many of its products are UL recognized. L-com is an Infinite Electronics brand.

About Infinite Electronics

Infinite operates a global portfolio of leading in-stock connectivity solution brands. The brands help propel the world’s innovators forward by working urgently to provide products, solutions and real-time support for their customers. Backed by Warburg Pincus, Infinite’s brands serve customers across a wide range of industries with a broad inventory selection, same-day shipping and 24/7 customer service.

Learn more at infiniteelectronics.com.

ECM Wins 2024 Automate Innovation Awards

NEEDHAM, MA, May 6, 2024 – US Electric motor design and software company, ECM PCB Stator Tech, was announced a winner in the 2024 Automate Innovation Awards.

ECM won the Software category for its PrintStator Motor CAD platform. The Boston-based company’s CEO, Brian Casey, will accept the award at a ceremony in Chicago, May 6.

Automate Innovation Awards and Show

Hosted by the Association for Advancing Automation (A3), the Automate Innovation Awards celebrate technologies pushing boundaries in the field of industrial automation. An independent judging panel selected winners based on measurable impact in increasing system efficiencies, reducing costs, and improving design quality.

The Automate Innovation Awards coincide with Automate 2024—North America’s largest automation and robotics tradeshow, held this year in Chicago May 6-9.

At Automate 2024, ECM will host an exhibit and ECM CEO Brian Casey will attend the May 6 Automate Innovation Awards ceremony and deliver an Automate Innovation Stage presentation on PrintStator PCB Stator electric motor design May 7.

“ECM is honored to receive this Automate Innovation Awards recognition for our PrintStator Motor CAD platform. Advancing 21st century automation will require a nextgen upgrade to electric motor design and manufacturing. As SaaS, PrintStator puts that at the fingertips of any innovator in robotics, consumer electronics, conveyors – you name it,” said ECM CEO Brian Casey.

Motor as Software

As a company, ECM pairs PrintStator Motor CAD to patented PCB Stator innovation to create next generation electric machines that are smaller, quieter, and more energy and space efficient. In January 2024, ECM launched PrintStator as public software-as-a-service (SaaS) product at CES.

As an innovation tool, PrintStator fundamentally transforms the way electric motors are designed and manufactured. From the cloud-based interface, users can dial-in precise performance and dimensional specs to create optimized motor solutions for multiple verticals: Consumer Electronics, HVAC, E-Mobility, Medical, Robotics, Aerospace, and more.

“PrintStator offers innovators unparalleled design optimization. For example, if a global conveyor manufacturer needs a 1.05 kW electric motor that achieves 94% efficiency, conforms to an exact form factor, and complies with regional energy performance requirements PrintStator can design that,” said ECM CEO Brian Casey.

ECM’s PrintStator is also an advanced design-to-manufacture tool. As a SaaS offering, the Motor CAD platform allows companies with manufacturing capacity to advance designs immediately to production. PrintStator users without manufacturing capability can leverage the global capacity of the printed-circuit board industry to enable rapid production of optimized electric motors.

“With PrintStator, ECM aims to positively disrupt an electric motor space that hasn’t seen transformative innovation for eons. PrintStator enables any innovator in any sector to become a designer and producer of optimized electric motors for any application,” said ECM CEO Brian Casey.

Scalability and Sustainability

In addition to delivering performance and cost advantages to electrically powered industries, PrintStator offers significant benefits to energy sustainability.

Research underscores that conventional electric motor systems account for over 50% of global electricity consumption and require substantial raw materials to produce. The US and EU project that converting to next generation electric motor technology could eliminate over 100 million tons of CO2 emissions and save over $30 billion in energy costs.

PCB Stator motors designed via PrintStator are up to 70% lighter than conventional options, while achieving efficiencies in excess of 90% and requiring 80% less raw materials (namely, copper).

ECM is working with several global manufacturing companies to incorporate PrintStator, PCB Stator solutions into commercial and industrial devices compliant with Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPs).

Award Winning IP

PrintStator and ECM’s integrated PCB Stator technology have earned 12 US patents. This list has grown (and will continue to grow) based on persistent R&D and upgrades shaped by PrintStator user input worldwide.

ECM has structured PrintStator for constant product improvement via a PrintStator user-group program. Member feedback funnels into consistent updates of the Motor CAD platform to propel the global adoption and evolution of PrintStator as a disruptive technology.

ECM’s Automate Innovation Awards distinction adds to a tally of recent technology competition accolades. The company’s PCB Stator electric motor solutions and software have earned 14 award distinctions. ECM was announced a 2024 CES Innovation Awards Honoree and a winner in the 2023 Industrial Design, Engineering & Automation (IDEA) Awards for PrintStator. ECM took top honors in The 2023 SaaS Awards for PrintStator—winning four categories (including Bespoke SaaS Solution of The Year). In October, ECM won the Design World LEAP Awards’ Software category. ECM also earned an Electronic Design Power Best Award for its CAD Customizable, Unum Potentia, Electric Motor Controller that enables IE5 efficiency.

Infinite Use Cases

PrintStator has been leveraged to integrate ECM’s advanced PCB Stator electric motor technology into numerous applications. That includes collaborating with partners to design smaller, lighter, and more efficient electric motors for consumer appliances, robotics, aerospace, e-bicycles, medical tools, and haptic devices.

ECM believes the release of its advanced MotorCAD platform as SaaS will serve accelerating demand for optimized PCB Stator machines.

“The need for specialized electric motors is an overlooked technology trend. The world will require billions of specialized motors annually—in every vertical imaginable—designed to precise performance, efficiency, and size. In ECM’s view, the best way to serve that electric motor future is to offer PrintStator Motor CAD to the public as SaaS,” said ECM CEO Brian Casey.

About ECM

ECM PCB Stator Tech uses advanced Motor CAD and patented PCB Stator—printed circuit board—technology to create next generation electric motors for multiple applications. ECM’s award-winning PrintStator software powers the design, manufacture, and integration of PCB Stator motors that are lighter, quieter, and more energy and space efficient across a broad range of use cases. ECM designed motors achieve efficiencies in excess of 90% while requiring up to 70% less raw materials to produce.

ECM has collaborated with multiple organizations to create optimized motor solutions across a variety of verticals: HVAC, consumer electronics, e-mobility, fitness, medical, robotics, renewable energy, aerospace, defense, and more.

ECM’s design partners include aerospace and defense innovator L3 Harris, global electronics manufacturer Celestica, and consumer electronics startup Nodo Film Systems.

ECM is a 2024 CES Innovation Awards Honoree and winner of four International SaaS Awards—including SaaS Solution of The Year, Best SaaS Product For CSR, Sustainability And ESG, and Best SaaS Product For Engineering Management, PLM Or CAD. ECM’s PrintStator software is also a Machine Design IDEA Awards and Design World LEAP Awards winner.

ECM maintains offices in Boston (MA), Bozeman (MT), and two locations in Europe.

For more information, visit www.pcbstator.com.

QuickLogic Releases Aurora v2.6

SAN JOSE, CA, May 6, 2024 – QuickLogic Corp. announced the release of Aurora 2.6, the latest iteration of its comprehensive eFPGA development tool suite. Aurora 2.6 introduces significant architectural enhancements, advanced user interface features, and a streamlined Linux installation process, reinforcing QuickLogic’s commitment to innovation and user-centric development.

Aurora v2.6 Highlights

Support Windows and Linux OS Platforms: Aurora is now available on Windows 11/Windows 10 OS platforms and all of the major Linux distributions (including Centos, RedHat, and Ubuntu) via a unified Linux installation package.

eFPGA Architecture Improvement: The Aurora 2.6 suite brings an improved eFPGA architecture, delivering an average timing performance boost of 6% across various designs. In certain cases, the performance increases by as much as 15%, underscoring QuickLogic’s dedication to optimizing performance and efficiency. Detailed comparisons and benchmarks are available for review, showcasing the tangible benefits of the updates implemented in this version.

Interactive Path Analysis (IPA) Feature: A standout addition is the Interactive Path Analysis (IPA) within the new Graphical User Interface (GUI). The IPA capability allows users to analyze their design timing in a more granular way by highlighting the specific routing for critical paths in the design. This enables flexibility in influencing the timing performance of the design. The inclusion of IPA exemplifies Aurora’s evolution toward more intuitive and insightful design analysis, facilitating a faster development process for engineers.

“In launching Aurora 2.6, we are not just releasing an updated tool suite; we are providing a platform that significantly enhances the efficiency and effectiveness of eFPGA development,” said Mao Wang, product marketing director at QuickLogic.

Availability

The Aurora 2.6 Development Tool Suite is available immediately, marking a significant milestone for QuickLogic and the broader eFPGA development community. For more information, please visit QuickLogic’s website https://www.quicklogic.com/products/efpga-user-tools.

About QuickLogic

QuickLogic Corp. is a fabless semiconductor company that develops innovative embedded FPGA (eFPGA) IP, discrete FPGAs, and FPGA SoCs for a variety of industrial, aerospace and defense, edge and endpoint AI, consumer, and computing applications. Their wholly owned subsidiary, SensiML Corp., completes the end-to-end solution portfolio with AI / ML software that accelerates AI at the edge/endpoint.

For more information, visit quicklogic.com.

Nuvoton Announces MA35D0 Series MPUs

HSINCHU, Taiwan, Apr 30, 2024 – Nuvoton has announced the NuMicro MA35D0 series, a high-performance microprocessor targeted at industrial edge device applications. The MPU features extensive connectivity and security, which is ideal for smart infrastructure, manufacturing automation, and new energy systems requiring control and networking. Meeting the computing demands of these scenarios, the device is based around dual power-efficient high-performance 64/32-bit Arm Cortex-A35 cores (Armv8-A architecture), running at up to 650 MHz, with 32KB of L1 instruction and data cache for each core, plus a 512KB shared L2 cache. The MA35D0 also features high-performance hardware floating-point units (FPU) that enhance its digital signal processing (DSP) capabilities.

To help achieve the cost, performance, size, and energy consumption requirements of its target applications, the MA35D0’s LQFP package, with 128MB or 256MB of stacked DDR SDRAM, significantly reduces PCB layer count, device size, BOM cost, and electromagnetic interference (EMI). The chip has an extensive operating temperature (Tj) range from -40°C to +125°C, ensuring reliable operation in challenging edge computing environments.

With all these features, the MA35D0 is well-suited for industrial and other edge and Industrial IoT roles, including factory automation, industrial control, smart buildings, smart homes, smart gateways, and new energy systems.

Extensive Toughened Security Keeps Critical Data Safe

The MA35D0 series can easily establish fast encrypted communications, keep sensitive user data safe, and offer a secure environment for critical applications. The MPU supports secure booting in four modes: USB, SD/eMMC, NAND, and SPI Flash (SPI NOR/SPI NAND).

This chip provides a trusted system that meets the practical security requirements of industrial applications. Arm TrustZone secure boot, and other security features help this MPU safeguard valuable data and code. In addition to TrustZone, it includes Snoop Control Unit (SCU) L2 cache protection and built-in cryptographic accelerators with AES, SHA, ECC, RSA, SM2/3/4—plus a True Random Number Generator (TRNG). The MPU’s cryptographic key store and OTP memory further protect sensitive data.

Wide Choice of Connectivity

For high-performance edge device roles, such as industrial control or gateway applications, the MA35D0 series provides high-speed connectivity and advanced control interfaces, such as 2x megabit ethernet (complying with IEEE 1588 v2), high-speed USB host and device connections, SD3.0/eMMC, 3x CAN FD, and 11x UART. The MA35D0 series also provides touchscreen support and a TFT LCD controller, with resolutions up to 1280×800.

Generous Evaluation and Development Resources

Nuvoton provides rich design resources for the MA35D0 series. The evaluation and development system, the MA35D0 EVB, is pre-loaded with remote control examples, such as browser status access and cloud connectivity, allowing users to begin evaluation and development immediately.

For more information about the MA35D0 series of industrial edge MPUs, please visit https://www.nuvoton.com/products/microprocessors/arm-cortex-a35-mpus/ma35d0-industrial-edge-device-series/

About Nuvoton Technology

Nuvoton Technology Corp. (Nuvoton) was founded to bring innovative semiconductor solutions to the market. Nuvoton was spun-off as a Winbond Electronics affiliate in July 2008 and went public in September 2010 on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE). Nuvoton focuses on the developments of microcontroller/audio, cloud security, battery monitoring, component, visual sensing and IoT with security ICs and has strong market share in industrial, automotive, communication, consumer and computer markets. Nuvoton owns 6-inch wafer fabs equipped with diversified processing technologies to provide professional wafer foundry services. Nuvoton provides products with a high performance/cost ratio for its customers by leveraging flexible technology, advanced design capability, and integration of digital and analog technologies. Nuvoton values long term relationships with its partners and customers and is dedicated to continuous innovation of its products, processes, and services. Nuvoton has established subsidiaries in the USA, China, Israel, India, Singapore, Korea, Japan and Germany to strengthen regional customer support and global management.

For more information, please visit www.nuvoton.com.

Delta Receives ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award

Delta, a global leader in power management and a provider of IoT-based Smart Green Solutions, has announced its 7th recognition as the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence award. These prestigious accolades, bestowed by the US Environmental Protection Agency and the US Department of Energy, underscore Delta’s unwavering commitment to excellence and energy conservation. The commitment is demonstrated by the 29 million kilowatt hours of electricity saved for their US customers with Delta’s cutting-edge DC brushless motor ventilation fans shipped throughout 2023.

“As we accelerate historic efforts to address climate change, public-private partnerships will be essential to realizing the scale of our ambition,” said EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan. “I applaud this year’s ENERGY STAR award winners for working with EPA to deliver a clean energy future that saves American consumers and businesses money and creates jobs.”

Alex Lee, vice president of Fan and Display Systems at Delta Electronics (Americas), expressed, “We are elated to be honored once again by ENERGY STAR for our sustained excellence and commitment to providing innovative solutions that enable customers to reduce their environmental footprint and electricity costs. With an impressive array of 97 ENERGY STAR-qualified ventilation fans, Delta Breez continues to champion indoor air quality (IAQ) enhancements and energy conservation efforts.”

Each year, the ENERGY STAR program recognizes a select group of businesses and organizations that have made outstanding contributions in the transition towards a clean energy economy. These winners are chosen from a vast network of thousands of ENERGY STAR partners. Delta has not only been honored with the ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence award for 7 years in a row, but also with the Partner of the Year award for 9 consecutive years.

Wilson Huang, general manager of Fans and Thermal Management Business Group, Delta Electronics, Inc., said, “Delta is privileged to be bestowed by ENERGY STAR for the 9th consecutive year. This acknowledgement serves as a testament to our continual endeavors in developing energy-efficient solutions that make positive impact on both our customers and the planet. Delta is resolute to advancing our mission of delivering sustainable solutions to empower customers to achieve their environmental objectives.”

Delta is dedicated to engineering solutions that not only meet but surpass existing energy efficiency standards. Delta Breez takes pride in offering ENERGY STAR-certified products, with some exceeding the efficiency requirements by over 315%. Out of the 106 ventilation fan models assessed in 2023, 92% have been acknowledged as ENERGY STAR qualified.

Well recognized as a pioneer in switching power supplies and thermal management products, Delta has evolved its portfolio to encompass an array of innovative IoT-based smart energy-saving systems and solutions, which include industrial automation, building automation, telecom power, data center infrastructure, electric vehicle charging, renewable energy, energy storage, and displays. Delta’s high-efficiency products and solutions delivered between 2010 and 2022 enabled over 39.9 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity savings for its customers worldwide, which is equivalent to a reduction of 21.05 million tons in CO2e emissions.

For detailed information about Delta, please visit www.deltaww.com.

About Delta Electronics (Americas)

Delta Electronics (Americas) was established 38 years ago and has grown to over one thousand employees in the entire Americas region. Delta has offices, R&D centers, manufacturing, distribution and repair centers in multiple locations in the United States, Mexico and South America. In the US, operations are located in Fremont, Los Angeles, San Diego, Seattle, Austin, Dallas, Houston, Raleigh, Boston and Detroit to better serve its diverse customer base. Outside the US, Delta continues to expand its Americas operations in Mexico, Argentina, Brazil and Canada.

Delta Electronics (Americas) serves the IT, communications, industrial automation, renewable energy, lighting, power tool, automotive electric vehicle and other major industries. Products include power electronics, DC brushless fans, visual displays, industrial automation, networking products, electronic components, consumer products and energy efficient and renewable energy products. The company is always striving to define new ways to improve the energy efficiency of its products through advanced research and product development.

For more information, please visit www.delta-americas.com.

About Delta

Delta, founded in 1971, is a global leader in switching power supplies and thermal management products with a thriving portfolio of smart energy-saving systems and solutions in the fields of industrial automation, building automation, telecom power, data center infrastructure, EV charging, renewable energy, energy storage and display, to nurture the development of smart manufacturing and sustainable cities. As a world-class corporate citizen guided by its mission statement, “To provide innovative, clean and energy-efficient solutions for a better tomorrow,” Delta leverages its core competence in high-efficiency power electronics and its ESG-embedded business model to address key environmental issues, such as climate change. Delta serves customers through its sales offices, R&D centers and manufacturing facilities spread over close to 200 locations across 5 continents.

Throughout its history, Delta has received various global awards and recognition for its business achievements, innovative technologies and dedication to ESG. Since 2011, Delta has been listed on the DJSI World Index of Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for 12 consecutive years. In 2022, Delta was also recognized by CDP with double A List for its substantial contribution to climate change and water security issues and named Supplier Engagement Leader for its continuous development of a sustainable value chain for the 3rd consecutive year.

For detailed information about Delta, please visit www.deltaww.com.

Keysight, Synopsys, Ansys Introduce RF Design Migration Flow

from TSMC’s N16 Process to N6RF+

SANTA ROSA, CA, Apr 25, 2024 – Keysight Technologies, Inc., Synopsys, Inc., and Ansys introduce a new integrated radio frequency (RF) design migration flow from TSMC’s N16 process to its N6RF+ technology to address the power, performance, and area (PPA) requirements of today’s most demanding wireless integrated circuit applications. The new migration workflow integrates millimeter wave (mmWave) and RF solutions from Keysight, Synopsys, and Ansys into an efficient design flow that streamlines re-design of passive devices and design components to TSMC’s more advanced RF process.

The new Synopsys, Keysight, and Ansys N16 to N6RF+ integrated radio frequency design migration workflow.

This RF design migration initiative extends TSMC’s Analog Design Migration (ADM) methodology with additional capabilities for RF circuit designers. Beyond the productivity gains offered by ADM, the Keysight, Synopsys, and Ansys migration workflow demonstrates significant power reduction for a 2.4GHz low noise amplifier (LNA) design re-targeted to the N6RF+ process.

Key components of the design migration flow include:

RF circuit designers can adopt the migration flow to rapidly re-design their devices to the N6RF+ process specifications and accelerate time-to-market. Keysight RFPro enables parameterization of passive devices including inductors and automatically re-creates highly accurate simulation models with layout tuned to the new process. Designers view the re-created device layout in Synopsys Custom Compiler along with synthesized inductors from Ansys VeloceRF, and then perform interactive EM analysis in complex wireless chips.

Sanjay Bali, vice president strategy and product management EDA Group, Synopsys, said: “The need to rapidly migrate designs from node to node is essential to address the industry’s relentless drive towards enhanced quality-of-results on TSMC’s leading process technologies. The new flow, leveraging Synopsys’ Custom Compiler, ASO.ai and PrimeSim solutions, offers an integrated RF and analog design migration solution that enables efficient migration of designs from TSMC N16 technology platform to N6RF+. Combining the strengths of trusted and industry-leading RF and mmWave solutions from Keysight, Synopsys and Ansys provides mutual customers with an interoperable design flow to unlock massive productivity gains.”

Niels Faché, vice president and general manager, Keysight EDA, said: “Meeting PPA requirements while adhering to new process design rules is one of the biggest challenges facing complex RF chip designs. RF circuit designers want to leverage and reuse their libraries of N16 device and component intellectual property to improve ROI. This new flow facilitates fast re-design in the latest TSMC N6RF+ technology for existing components originally built in N16. Keysight RFPro enables circuit designers to easily perform the device parameterization, new simulation model generation, and interactive EM analysis inside the Synopsys Custom Compiler layout environment. No time-consuming data handoffs or domain specialization are required, which increases overall engineering productivity for RF circuit designers.”

John Lee, vice president and general manager of the semiconductor, electronics, and optics business unit at Ansys, said: “Electromagnetic simulation and modeling play a central role in developing predictively accurate solutions for RF, high-speed analog, HPC data transmission, 3DIC interconnect, and co-packaged optics. We take pride in our partnership with Keysight, Synopsys and TSMC, because it enables Ansys to nimbly address some of the most challenging problems in this rapidly evolving and dynamic market. By fostering open platforms that integrate best-of-breed solutions, our joint customers will derive greater value and achieve enhanced product outcomes.”

Dan Kochpatcharin, head of the design infrastructure management division at TSMC, said: “We’re delighted about our recent collaboration with Ansys, Keysight and Synopsys, which offers our mutual customers an efficient pathway to migrate their designs to our more advanced processes, ensuring that they meet the stringent PPA requirements. We’re committed to continuing our collaboration with our Open Innovation Platform (OIP) ecosystem partners to enable customers’ next-generation designs with solutions benefiting from the significant power and performance boost of our leading-edge technologies.”

About Keysight Technologies

At Keysight, they inspire and empower innovators to bring world-changing technologies to life. As an S&P 500 company, we’re delivering market-leading design, emulation, and test solutions to help engineers develop and deploy faster, with less risk, throughout the entire product lifecycle. We’re a global innovation partner enabling customers in communications, industrial automation, aerospace and defense, automotive, semiconductor, and general electronics markets to accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world.

Learn more at www.keysight.com.

About Synopsys

Catalyzing the era of pervasive intelligence, Synopsys, Inc. delivers trusted and comprehensive silicon to systems design solutions, from electronic design automation to silicon IP and system verification and validation. They partner closely with semiconductor and systems customers across a wide range of industries to maximize their R&D capability and productivity, powering innovation today that ignites the ingenuity of tomorrow.

Learn more at www.synopsys.com.

About Ansys

When visionary companies need to know how their world-changing ideas will perform, they close the gap between design and reality with Ansys simulation. For more than 50 years, Ansys software has enabled innovators across industries to push boundaries by using the predictive power of simulation. From sustainable transportation to advanced semiconductors, from satellite systems to life-saving medical devices, the next great leaps in human advancement will be powered by Ansys.

For more information, visit www.ansys.com.