Archive : June 2015 year
Researchers send signals over 12,000km of fibre
26.06.2015 - 23:30
Photonics researchers at the University of California, San Diego claim they have successfully deciphered information after it travelled 12,000km through fibre optic cables equipped only with standard amplifiers. The work is said to effectively eliminate the need for regenerators along the fibre link. "With fibre optics, after a certain p...
Conductive ink aimed at smart clothing applications
26.06.2015 - 23:27
A conductive ink developed by University of Tokyo researchers can be printed on textiles in a single step to form highly conductive and stretchable connections. The tram says the ink will enable the creation of clothing incorporating sensors for such indicators such as heart rate and muscle contraction. Previous attempts to create a highly co...
Government 'must do better on export support', says independent commission
26.06.2015 - 23:23
A report published by the Cole Commission recognises that the Government has put in place a number of welcomed initiatives to boost the UK's export performance, but is pushing for further action. However, it notes that, if the Government is serious about exports, it needs to commit resources and, most of all, the highest possible political l...
Imec, Toshiba and SanDisk expand partnership
26.06.2015 - 23:21
Imec has announced that Toshiba and SanDisk have joined imec's industrial affiliation programme on advanced patterning. The programme tackles the challenges in bringing extreme ultraviolet lithography to high volume manufacturing. The program also develops other technologies for extending 193nm immersion lithography. Toshiba and SanDisk h...
Advanced smart garments
26.06.2015 - 23:18
Imec and Holst Centre are demonstrating what is claimed to be the most advanced smart garment to date at the imec Technology Forum in Brussels. The smart t-shirt features an electrocardiogram and motion sensing which monitors data such as the wearer's heart rate, activities performed and energy expenditure. The information is stored on the c...
Freescale launches MCU to support secure embedded applications
24.06.2015 - 22:32
As part of the product roll out at its Technology Forum, Freescale has unveiled the Kinetis K8x MCU family, said to deliver the highest levels of integrated security available on an ARM Cortex-M class platform. "Broad market MCUs are the critical enablers of innovative new end node applications and, for the IoT to evolve, these MCUs must...
Robotics and autonomous systems network launched
24.06.2015 - 22:30
The UK's ability to develop and exploit the potential of robotics and autonomous systems is said to have been given a major boost with the formal launch of the EPSRC UK Robotics and Autonomous Systems Network (UK-RAS). According to the network, the market for such devices is likely to rise to $59.5billion by 2020. Professor Guang-Zhong Ya...
Arduino board set to support IoT project development
24.06.2015 - 22:27
The Arduino M0 Pro board, available from RS Components, is designed to help the development of smart IoT devices, wearable technologies and similar projects. The board can also help users to learn about 32bit application development. Featuring the Atmel SAM D21 MCU running at 48MHz, the Arduino M0 Pro board is said to offer increased performa...
GaN power pioneer raises €5.7million for power switching device manufacture
24.06.2015 - 22:24
Gallium nitride pioneer Exagan has raised €5.7million from a range of French organisations and will use the cash to produce high speed power switching devices on 200mm wafers. Exagan was spun out from French research body Leti and materials specialist Soitec in 2014. "This significant first round of financing validates our efforts o...
Gas sensing platform for IIoT applications
24.06.2015 - 22:20
In response to growing concerns around health issues arising from poor air quality in cities, imec and Holst Centre claim to have developed small, low power and high quality autonomous NO2 sensors that have low power consumption, in the mW range, can detect NO2 at less than 10ppb and wirelessly communicate with the environment and the cloud. ...
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