- The discovery of chains of atoms in a two-dimensional crystal could help researchers control the properties of matter.
- A new prototype of a lithium-sulphur battery -- which could have five times the energy density of a typical lithium-ion battery -- overcomes one of the key hurdles preventing their commercial development by mimicking the structure of the cells which allow us to absorb nutrients.
- New IP extends UltraSoC’s family of protocol-aware monitors for interconnect to ARM AMBA-5 CHICAMBRIDGE, UK, 26th October 2016 UltraSoC today extended the capabilities of its on-chip monitoring and analytics semiconductor intellectual property (IP), to include debug, monitoring and analysis features for the ARM® AMBA® 5 Coherent Hub Interface (CHI). The CHI Monitor is the newest in UltraSoC’s family of protocol-aware monitors for interconnect and extends that from bus monitor
- Americans waste up to $19 billion annually in electricity costs due to "vampire appliances," always-on digital devices in the home that suck power even when they are turned off. But now engineers have come up with a way to produce microscopic electronic switches for appliances and devices that can grow and dissolve wires inside the circuitry that instantly connect and disconnect electrical flow. With this technology, consumer products such as smartphones and computer laptops could run at least t
- 5-?m-diameter needle-electrodes on 1 mm × 1 mm block modules have now been developed by researchers. This tiny needle may help solve the mysteries of the brain and facilitate the development of a brain-machine interface.
- According to “Global Markets for Automotive Sensor Technologies Report”, new research estimates that global market for automobile sensors reached nearly $23.5 billion in 2015, $26.3 billion in 2016, and should reach $43.4 billion by 2021, a five year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.6% from 2016 to 2021. Modern automobiles rely on many electronic systems […]
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- The first entirely 3D-printed organ-on-a-chip has now been created with integrated sensing. Built by a fully automated, digital manufacturing procedure, the 3D-printed heart-on-a-chip can be quickly fabricated in customized form factors allowing researchers to easily collect reliable data for short-term and long-term studies.
- A new method to increase the energy density of lithium batteries has now been created by a researcher. He has built a trilayer structure that is stable even in ambient air, which makes the battery both longer lasting and cheaper to manufacture. The work may improve the energy density of lithium batteries by 10-30%, a new report suggests.
- New RF connector system for small cell applications to make its debut alongside recently launched cable assembly systemHUBER+SUHNER will display a wide variety of radio frequency (RF), fibre optic, high voltage, and power and data transmission solutions at Electronica 2016.Among these products will be innovations such as the SUCOFLEX 526V – which is the first product from the SUCOFLEX 500V assembly family to be shown to the public – and the Quick-Fit Plus. The NEX10,...Source: RealWi
- Researchers have found an unexpected way to control the thermal conductivity of two-dimensional (2-D) materials, which will allow electronics designers to dissipate heat in electronic devices that use these materials.
- Engineers are developing cheap, energy-efficient lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles from silicon in diatomaceous earth. The research could lead to the development of ultra-high capacity lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles and portable electronics.
- A newly-developed form of transistor opens up a range of new electronic applications including wearable or implantable devices by drastically reducing the amount of power used. Devices based on this type of ultralow power transistor could function for months or even years without a battery by ‘scavenging’ energy from their environment.
- Electronics that can be embedded in clothing are a growing trend. However, power sources remain a problem. Scientists have now introduced thin, flexible, lithium ion batteries with self-healing properties that can be safely worn on the body. Even after completely breaking apart, the battery can grow back together without significant impact on its electrochemical properties.
- A new approach for obtaining functional surfaces consisting of organized polymers has been developed by researchers.
- Scientists have demonstrated a highly efficient method for wirelessly transferring power to a drone while it is flying. The breakthrough could in theory allow flying drones to stay airborne indefinitely -- simply hovering over a ground support vehicle to recharge -- opening up new potential industrial applications.
Inspiration from the ocean: Non-toxic, high-quality surface treatment for organic field-effect transistorsIn a development beneficial for both industry and environment, researchers have created a high-quality coating for organic electronics that promises to decrease processing time as well as energy requirements.
- A new extensible wiring technique capable of controlling superconducting quantum bits has now been developed, representing a significant step towards to the realization of a scalable quantum computer.
- Worldwide Augmented Reality markets are poised to achieve significant growth with the use of smartphone apps and headsets or glasses that are platforms to project digital information as images onto a game image or a work situation. ELECTRONICS.CA PUBLICATIONS announces the availability of a new report entitled “Augmented Reality (AR): Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, […]
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- ELECTRONICS.CA PUBLICATIONS announces the availability of a new report entitled “Optical Transceivers: Market Shares, Strategy, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2016 to 2022”. The vendors in the optical transceivers industry have invested in high-quality technology and processes to develop leading edge broadband network capability. Internet, enterprise augmented reality, and IoT Drive optical network adoption as the mega […]
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Landmark agreement further strengthens global trade and broadens market access for European and international companiesThe IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) and CENELEC the European standards organization commit to further increase alignment between International and European standards.Geneva, Switzerland; Brussels, Belgium; 17 October 2016 – Friday, during the annual IEC General Meeting in Frankfurt, the IEC, which publishes the large majority of International Standards for electrical and electronic devices and systems, and CENELEC, its counterpart at the European level, have signed an agree
- Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) technology with multi-mile ranges and multi-year battery lifetimes has created a growing smart city developer opportunity, according to a recently published report. “In the last few years, city IT administrators have been leveraging Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure cloud services and infrastructures. LPWANs with integrated cloud stacks and simplified […]
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- Researchers have made a discovery that could lay the foundation for quantum superconducting devices. Their breakthrough solves one the main challenges to quantum computing: how to transmit spin information through superconducting materials.
- Researchers are sweating the small stuff in their efforts to develop a wearable device that can monitor an individual's glucose level via perspiration on the skin. They have demonstrated the capabilities of a biosensor they designed to reliably detect and quantify glucose in human sweat.
- 'Ferroelectric' materials can switch between different states of electrical polarization in response to an external electric field. This flexibility means they show promise for many applications, for example in electronic devices and computer memory. Current ferroelectric materials are highly valued for their thermal and chemical stability and rapid electro-mechanical responses, but creating a material that is scalable down to the tiny sizes needed for technologies like silicon-based semiconduct
- A layer of diamond can prevent high-power electronic devices from overheating. This becomes particularly important in devices made from gallium nitride. Now a team of researchers show that a layer of diamond can spread heat and improve the thermal performance of these devices.
- Quiet Mark reveals Britain’s quietest hand dryersLondon, October 10th, 2016: Drying your hands almost instantly in a public toilet is a welcome benefit of the latest technology in electric hand dryers. But there’s a price to pay. Some super-fast hand dryers have the same impact on the human ear as a subway train, causing discomfort to all, and unnecessary stress to those with hypersensitivity to noise, hearing problems or conditions such as dementia and autism.However,...Source: Real
- New research has demonstrated that a nanoscale device, called a memristor, could be used to power artificial systems that can mimic the human brain. Artificial neural networks (ANNs) exhibit learning abilities and can perform tasks which are difficult for conventional computing systems, such as pattern recognition, on-line learning and classification. Practical ANN implementations are currently hampered by the lack of efficient hardware synapses; a key component that every ANN requires in large
- Engineers have been eyeing the finish line in the race to shrink the size of components in integrated circuits. Now, a team of researchers has succeeded in creating a transistor with a working 1-nanometer gate. For comparison, a strand of human hair is about 50,000 nanometers thick.
- Researchers have created a high voltage and high frequency silicon carbide (SiC) power switch that could cost much less than similarly rated SiC power switches. The findings could lead to early applications in the power industry, especially in power converters like medium voltage drives, solid state transformers and high voltage transmissions and circuit breakers.
- The development of novel integrated circuits for next generation implantable medical devices has now been advanced, according to an international team of researchers.
- Geneva, Switzerland/ Frankfurt, Germany 2016-10-06 – More than 3,500 experts from over 70 countries are due in Frankfurt am Main from 10 to 14 October, 2016, to discuss and develop the technical foundation for innovation and sustainability. They are participating in the IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) 80th General Meeting organized by the IEC National Committee of Germany, DKE. In electrotechnology, harmonized technical rules are more important today than ever before. Elect
- Electrical and computer engineers have directly observed -- for the first time -- negative refraction for electrons passing across a boundary between two regions in a conducting material. First predicted in 2007, this effect has been difficult to confirm experimentally. The researchers were able to observe the effect in graphene, demonstrating that electrons in the atomically thin material behave like light rays, which can be manipulated by such optical devices as lenses and prisms. The findings
- Though they're touted as ideal for electronics, two-dimensional materials like graphene may be too flat and hard to stretch to serve in flexible, wearable devices. "Wavy" borophene might be better, according to scientists.
- Researchers have engineered a material that could lead to a new generation of computing devices, packing in more computing power while consuming a fraction of the energy that today's electronics require.
- More than a decade ago, Ralph Hollis invented the ballbot, an elegantly simple robot whose tall, thin body glides atop a sphere slightly smaller than a bowling ball. The latest version, called SIMbot, has an equally elegant motor with just one moving part: the ball.
- Peptides that could help bridge the gap where artificial meets biological have been unveiled by researchers, offering the potential to harness biological rules to exchange information between the biochemistry of our bodies and the chemistry of our devices.
- Researchers have proposed a design for the first DNA sequencer based on an electronic nanosensor that can detect tiny motions as small as a single atom.
- A research group has developed room temperature multiferroic materials by a layer-by-layer assembly of nanosheet building blocks. Multiferroic materials are expected to play a vital role in the development of next-generation multifunctional electronic devices.
- A new type of nanodevice for computer microprocessors is being developed that can mimic the functioning of a biological synapse -- the place where a signal passes from one nerve cell to another in the body, report scientists.
- Two years ago, a research team published an article explaining how they had created a material with unique and extremely interesting electronic characteristics. In this 'supercrystal', the electrons move almost with the speed of photons, and the electric current can be switched on and off. This makes it ideal for ultra-fast electronics. But at the time, the researchers were at a loss to explain how this 'supercrystal' obtained its unique structure. Now they have unraveled the mystery, and it app
- Many scientists consider graphene to be a wonder material. Now, a team of researchers has succeeded in linking graphene with another important chemical group, the porphyrins. Porphyrins are well-known because of their striking functional properties which for example play a central role in chlorophyll during photosynthesis. These new hybrid structures could also be used in the field of molecular electronics, catalysis or even as sensors.
- A nanoscale device, called a memristor, could be the 'missing link' in the development of implants that use electrical signals from the brain to help treat medical conditions, researchers have found.
Imagination licenses UltraSoC IP to deliver system-level debug and optimization capabilities for SoCsEnables faster time-to-market for customer designsCAMBRIDGE, United Kingdom, 27th September 2016 - UltraSoC today announced that Imagination Technologies (IMG.L) has licensed the full range of UltraSoC semiconductor IP and software, enabling Imagination to help customers integrate sophisticated monitoring, analytics and security capabilities into system-on-chip (SoC) designs.The agreement allows Imagination customers to efficiently incorporate UltraSoC’s real-time trace and control capabil
- A low-temperature process has been developed that has opened a window on the ability to combine incompatible materials, such as ceramics and plastics, into new, useful compound materials.
- For the first time, physicists have visualized the ‘melting’ of electrons inside a special class of insulators. It allows electrons to move freely and turns the insulator into a metal and possibly later into a superconductor.
- A device for the rapid analysis of liquids on the content of hazardous substances - such as heavy metals - has been developed by researchers, who have used a method based on polymer optodes, very small plastic matrices that can be made sensitive to specific substances by means of special reagents. The matrices change color and their intensity depending on the concentration of the substance. The device is mobile, can carry out analysis in situ even at low temperatures, and its cost is many times
- Scientists have successfully paired ferroelectric and ferrimagnetic materials so that their alignment can be controlled with a small electric field at near room temperatures, an achievement that could open doors to ultra low-power microprocessors, storage devices and next-generation electronics.
- Flexible thermoelectric devices are especially attractive for waste heat recovery along contoured surfaces and for energy harvesting applications to power sensors, biomedical devices and wearable electronics – an area experiencing exponential growth. However, obtaining low-cost, flexible and efficient thermoelectric materials is extremely difficult due to many materials and manufacturing challenges.
- CAMBRIDGE, United Kingdom, 20th September 2016 UltraSoC, the leading provider of semiconductor IP for on-chip analytics, performance optimization and hardware-based security, today announced that it will provide support within its universal system-on-chip (SoC) debug solution for products based on the RISC-V open-source instruction architecture (ISA). The company also lent its support to the RISC-V Foundation, the non-profit corporation that directs the development and drives the adoption of the
- The Institution of Engineering and Technology has today announced the winners of its prestigious Achievement Awards which recognise individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to engineering and electronics.Dr Andy Harter, the founder and CEO of RealVNC, will receive the Faraday Medal, the most prestigious achievement IET prize, for developing and commercialising the VNC technology which enables the remote sharing of computer screens. He has grown RealVNC from a startup to an internati
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