Part 2: Pixel Scaling and Scaling Enablers

4-Part Blog Series: The state of the art of smartphone imagers Part 2: Pixel Scaling and Scaling Enablers Posted: July 16, 2019 Contributing Author: Ray Fontaine Content adapted from TechInsights’ paper for the International Image Sensors Workshop (IISW) 2019 Blog outline of the talk was structured
16Jul

AC Adapters: GaN, SiC or Si?

Effective high-power, compact AC adapters can be built using SiC, GaN, and Si super junction devices, according to an analysis by TechInsights of three key products.
16Jul

Part 1: Chip-stacking and chip-to-chip interconnect

4-Part Blog Series: The State-of-the-Art of Smartphone Imagers Part 1: Chip-stacking and chip-to-chip interconnect Posted: July 09, 2019 Contributing Author: Ray Fontaine Content adapted from TechInsights’ presentation for the International Image Sensors Workshop (IISW) 2019 TechInsights had the
09Jul

Ambiq Micro Apollo 3 Blue Ultra-Low Power MCU

Posted: June 11, 2019 Ambiq Micro Apollo 3 Blue Ultra-Low Power MCU The MCU marketplace is crowded and competitive, with semiconductor companies globally increasing R&D spend in this technology area; this market is forecast to reach ~$20B USD in 2019. This continued growth stems from the need for
10Jun

1y DDR4 DRAM from Samsung, SK hynix and Micron

Posted: June 7, 2019 Samsung LPDDR4X 17 nm 1Y Samsung DDR4 17 nm 1Y Micron MT40A2G4SA-062E 8Gb DDR4 The top 3 DRAM manufacturers (Samsung, SK hynix, and Micron) reached sub-20 nm in 2017 and 2018 with the introduction of 1x. A new milestone was reached with the introduction of 1y by Samsung with
05Jun

Qualcomm QTM052 mmWave Antenna Module

Posted: May 31, 2019 Qualcomm QTM052 mmWave Antenna Module Qualcomm claims to have “Made the impossible, possible” by incorporating mmWave technology into the mobile RF front end in a small, highly integrated module. There are many challenges associated with the use of mmWave componentry, because of
31May