Data Acquisition Software: The Brains Behind The Hardware


We have previously talked about how data acquisition systems streamline the testing of various test scenarios. However, the data acquisition (DAQ) hardware is just one-half of the equation. To make the hardware useful for various test scenarios, you need suitable data acquisition software and firmware that can take advantage of that powerful hardware and bridge the gap between your needs and... » read more

What’s Next For Power Electronics? Beyond Silicon


For more than half a century, silicon has been the bedrock of power electronics. Yet as silicon meets its physical limitations in higher-power, higher-temperature applications, the industry’s relentless pursuit of more efficient power systems has ushered in the wide bandgap (WBG) semiconductors era. The global WBG semiconductors market reached $1.6 billion in 2022, with an estimated CAGR of ... » read more

Optimizing IP Management For Chiplet-Based Designs


Chiplets are making big waves in the semiconductor industry, with its global market size growing at 71.3% from 2023 to 2031. Through heterogeneous integration of multiple components of different nodes and technologies, design teams are reinvigorating Moore’s law and paving the way for designs featuring multi-billion transistors and hundreds of IP blocks. These chiplet-based designs are a... » read more

Shattered Silos: 2024’s Top Technology Trends


Technological innovation is increasingly focused on solving pressing, global challenges like climate change, disaster response, and accessible, preventative healthcare. Time is of the essence in finding solutions to these issues. On the global stage, the deadline for the United Nations (UN) 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, a framework of strategies to tackle climate change, improve heal... » read more

Nascent Chiplet Tech Gaining Attention In Defense and Commercial Industries


The economic benefits derived from Moore's Law have changed, and not for the better. This shift – especially on the manufacturing side of system-on-chip (SoC) devices, has both the defense and commercial customers in the semiconductor industry wondering what will come next. One way to extend Moore's Law's cost, feature, and size benefits is with multi-chip technology, now commonly known as... » read more

Powering Up Electric Heavy-Duty Vehicles


Smokey tailpipe emissions may soon be a thing of the past, as the heavy transport vehicle market catches up with the electric car market to lower their contribution to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Private sedans and light-duty trucks lead the vehicle electrification race, leaving much upside opportunity for heavy transport fleets such as trucks and buses to catch up. In the United Stat... » read more

Thoughts On AI Consciousness


By Anda Ioana Enescu Buyruk and Catalin Tudor The rapid advancement of artificial intelligence (AI) has sparked profound discussions regarding the possibility of AI systems achieving consciousness. Such a development carries immense implications, forcing us to redirect our focus from studying the behavior of other organisms to scrutinizing ourselves. This article will delve into the concept ... » read more

Wide Bandgap Semiconductors: What Modeling Challenges Must We Overcome


As power electronics shrink in size, the demands on power, frequency, and efficiency grow exponentially. The semiconductor industry is leaning heavily into wide bandgap materials like gallium nitride (GaN) and silicon carbide (SiC) to help meet these demands. Recent research projects that the global GaN semiconductor devices market will grow at a CAGR of 25.4% from 2023 to 2030. However, the ... » read more

Solving 5G And 6G Challenges With Artificial Intelligence


Wireless networks are inherently complex, generate massive amounts of data, and have grown in complexity with each new generation of technology. This combination of large data sets and complexity makes wireless networks an ideal candidate for AI. People are receiving first-hand experiences of the power and potential of deep neural networks and machine learning (ML) as the technology begins t... » read more

What’s The Buzz At The Battery Show?


Hwee Yng Yeo catches up with Christian Loew, Keysight’s solution manager for battery pack and module test, to find out what was abuzz on the floor of The Battery Show in Stuttgart recently. Hwee Yng: Christian, could you tell us what was the main buzz at The Battery Show this year? Christian: There were two topics topping the buzz list at the show – on the R&D side, new sodium i... » read more

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