Keysight Technologies with the University of California San Diego have announced the longest bidirectional phased-array link in the 60 GHz band. At a link distance of 300 m, the 32-element array achieved a data rate of greater than 2 Gbps over all scan angles up to ±45 degrees. Data rates were 4 Gbps at 100 m and 500 Mbps at 800 m over most scan angles. The entire phased array consumed 3 to 4 W of DC power in either its transmit (Tx) or receive (Rx) modes. This is due to the high-performance system-on-a-chip (SoC) designs UC San Diego created using the third-generation silicon germanium BiCMOS standard buried collector (SiGe BiCMOS SBC18H3) process from TowerJazz, the global specialty foundry leader.
TowerJazz has developed the nanotechnology to copy the Bible in its entirety into tiny chips. The chips are subsequently mounted to an assortment of jewelry and precious metals like pendants, lockets, watches, and bracelets. Even though it is small, this Jerusalem Nano Bible has every letter and punctuation mark present in the New Testament or Old Hebrew Bible. The content is printed on a silicon chip measuring only 5mm x 5mm. The Jerusalem Nano Bible was the brainchild of the Israeli entrepreneur, Ami Bentov, who partnered with TowerJazz to create the final product.
TowerJazz announces new platform for next generation global shutter pixels for industrial and 3D applications, available at TPSCo’s 110nm Arai Fab
e2v’s standard and custom CMOS image sensor solutions are now available with a newly developed generation of global shutter pixels. This advanced solution has been developed by TowerJazz at TowerJazz Panasonic Semiconductor Co. TPSCo. Working together, e2v and TowerJazz have used their combined expertise to leverage this new technology and accelerate its availability to the market within a rapid time frame.
TPSCo’s ability to produce premium quality image sensors enabled TowerJazz to develop a significantly smaller global shutter pixel. e2v then integrated this new technology into its state-of-the-art industrial sensors. This innovation offers highly optimized electro-optical performance with impressively low dark current noise characteristics. This solution is the world’s smallest global shutter pixel, on a 110nm technology node with extremely high shutter efficiency. It will also serve next generation industrial and 3D gesture recognition market segments.
Israeli specialty foundry TowerJazz announced its novel Empirical ESD Simulation Flow of ESD protection circuits for reliable chip design which supports TowerJazz customers by enabling an optimized solution both in terms of cost and first time success.
TowerJazz’s new concept of Empirical ESD Modeling enables dynamic simulation of ESD protection circuits. It is demonstrated on snapback type protection devices which lack simulation models for most manufacturing technologies offered by foundries. The new concept is based on real device measurements as opposed to theoretical calculations, therefore providing more accurate and reliable simulation data for a given technology.
Tailored ESD protection design is especially crucial in applications where I/O customization is required such as in power management and CMOS image sensors.
TowerJazz and TowerJazz Panasonic Semiconductor Co. TPSCo announce a new state of the art CIS process based on stacked deep photodiode, allowing customers to achieve very high NIR sensitivity and realize extremely low cross-talk while keeping low dark current characteristics, using small pixels and high resolution.
This solution targets 3D gesture recognition and gesture control for the consumer, security, automotive and industrial sensors markets. NIR is becoming more and more popular in 3D gesture recognition applications and in automotive active vision applications for better visibility in harsh weather conditions.