MLCC from Murata is “world’s smallest 100nF capacitor”

Mobile applications will benefit from the GRM011 multilayer ceramic capacitor (MLCC) that Murata claims is the smallest currently available.

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Fingerprint sensor authenticates via smartphone’s display

Believed to be the largest surface fingerprint-on-display (FoD) module, designed with organic printed electronics, a four-finger authentication module by Isorg will be demonstrated at CES 2020.

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VHX-7000 digital microscope examines semiconductor quality

The trend to miniaturise components to satisfy the ever-increasing demand for wearable and mobile devices has enabled a myriad of tiny yet functionality-packed ICs to be inserted onto a single PCB. However, one of the issues of working in these miniscule sizes has been the difficulty of research and development professionals checking prior to mass production whether on-board components meet the stringent quality requirements that ensure they will operate reliably and repetitively throughout the life of the device.

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Sounder driver shrinks audio user interface, says Diodes

An enhanced version of Diodes sounder driver, the PAM8904E, is designed for small and portable devices. It delivers higher performance at a lower voltage in a smaller package, says Diodes.

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