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120W at 12V from an eighth-brick, wide-input-range module

Murata Power Solutions’ UWE eighth brick DC/DC power modules are positioned as the first “1/8 brick” units to deliver 12V output at 120W from a nominal 12V, 24V or 28VDC source.

IC design

imec/Panasonic report CMOS-based transceivers for mm-Wave radar systems

At February’s 2015 International Solid State Circuits Conference (ISSCC), imec and Panasonic presented a transceiver chip for phase-modulated continuous-wave radar at 79 GHz, a result the two bodies say demonstrates the potential of downscaled CMOS for cheap millimeter-wave (mm-wave) radar systems that can be used for accurate presence and motion detection.

Consumer

NXP, Freescale plan mega merger

In one of the biggest consolidations in the semiconductor industry to date, NXP and Freescale have announced plans for a merger.

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