Archive : February 2015 year
Ink jet printed filter set to separate Terahertz frequencies
27.02.2015 - 21:57
University of Utah engineers have discovered a new approach for designing filters capable of separating different frequencies in the terahertz spectrum. According to the team, the filter – which can be produced using an ink jet printer – could allow mobile phone users and Internet surfers to download data 1000 times faster than today...
Electrocomponents names new chief executive
27.02.2015 - 21:47
Lindsley Ruth will take over as group chief executive of Electrocomponents with effect from 1 April 2015, replacing the incumbent Ian Mason. Lindsley Ruth will take over as group chief executive of Electrocomponents with effect from 1 April 2015, replacing the incumbent Ian Mason. Lindsley Ruth said: "I am excited about joining the te...
WiGig chipset to deliver 7Gbit/s using beam forming and antenna diversity
27.02.2015 - 21:43
Millimetre wave communications developer SiBeam has released the SB6501 and SB6510 UltraGig network processor and RF transceiver chipset. The IEEE802.11ad compliant chipset delivers up to 7Gbit/s in devices such as smartphones, tablets, ultrabooks, access points and wireless docks. UltraGig is said to take advantage of advanced beam forming t...
AMP consortium adds another power standard
27.02.2015 - 21:40
Building on the four standards it published at electronica in November 2014, the Architects of Modern Power (AMP) consortium has announced a further standard aimed at establishing common mechanical and electrical specifications for the development of advanced power conversion technology for distributed power systems. Called teraAMP, the stand...
Stabilised carbon could bring much higher energy densities for Li-ion batteries
27.02.2015 - 21:36
In order to allow an electric vehicle to travel for hundreds of miles at a time, lithium-ion batteries will have to have to store more energy, but keep the same size. However, according to a researcher, this is a dilemma as, in order to hold enough energy to enable a car to drive for 500 miles before recharging, current lithium-ion batteries bec...
EU project develops FET made from silicene
26.02.2015 - 21:33
A European research project says it has made an important step towards the further miniaturisation of nanoelectronics using silicene, a semiconducting material which combines the properties of silicon and graphene. "Electronics are currently embedded in many layers of silicon atoms," explained Dr Athanasios Dimoulas, coordinator of ...
Power supply start up claims 'technology breakthrough'
26.02.2015 - 21:28
According to newly launched company Semitrex, it typically takes more than 14 different parts to make a power supply. It believes this 'pieces and parts' approach – where numerous semiconductor parts are embedded on several circuit boards – has yielded only marginal increases in energy efficiency to date. In a move which i...
Photonics transceiver to enable 'cost effective' high density fibre links
26.02.2015 - 21:24
In a joint presentation at the International Solid State Circuits Conference (ISSCC), imec, Tyndall National Institute, University of Leuven and Ghent University described a 4 x 20Gbit/s wavelength division multiplexing hybrid CMOS silicon photonics transceiver. The development, say the partners, paves the way to cost effective, high density sin...
Short range radio features ultra low power consumption
25.02.2015 - 21:29
Imec, Holst Centre and Renesas have outlined at this week's ISSCC an ultra low power 2.4GHz short range radio compliant with Bluetooth Low Energy and IEEE802.15.4 (ZigBee). Implemented in 40nm CMOS, the radio is said to reduce power consumption by 25% compared to the previous 90nm RF front-end design. Harmke De Groot, department director ...
Low noise and jitter scopes
25.02.2015 - 21:25
In a move which replaces the 9000-X oscilloscope range, Keysight Technologies has launched the Infiniium V-Series, said to provide superior measurement accuracy, enhanced analysis tools and advanced probing systems According to the company, its proprietary indium phosphide technology allows V-Series scopes feature the lowest noise floor, lowe...
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