Archive : September 2015 year
Gold electrode gives micro-supercapacitor macro storage capacity
30.09.2015 - 23:06
Researchers in the Laboratoire d’analyse et d’architecture des systèmes (LAAS-CNRS) in Toulouse and the INRS in Quebec claim to have developed an electrode material that means electrochemical capacitors produce results similar to batteries, yet retain their particular advantages. With the development of on-board electronic ...
Certified partners announced for Microsoft Azure IoT platform
30.09.2015 - 23:01
Microsoft has announced the Microsoft Azure Certified for IoT programme, an ecosystem of partners whose offerings have been tested and certified so businesses can take their next IoT project from testing to production more quickly. Current partners include BeagleBone, Freescale Intel Corporation, Raspberry Pi, Resin.io, Seeed Technology, and Tex...
Plessey to increase LED capacity by factor of 30, triple workforce
30.09.2015 - 22:58
Plessey is to invest £60million to expand its LED manufacturing facility in Plymouth. The expansion will increase production capacity by a factor of 30, triple the workforce and put Plessey in a position to capture what it calls a ‘significant share’ of the growing market for solid state lighting market. Michael LeGoff, Ples...
ST takes licence for ARM’s 32bit v8-R processor, targets auto applications
30.09.2015 - 22:54
STMicroelectronics has licensed ARM’s 32bit ARMv8-R processor technology and will deploy it in 32bit MCUs targeting real time safety related smart driving applications, as well as in industrial applications. According to the company, the first implementations of the ARMv8-R processor will be in multicore devices for powertrain, safety a...
Optimised high voltage 0.35µm CMOS transistors available as foundry process
30.09.2015 - 22:52
The full service foundry division of ams has added the H35 process to its platform. The 0.35µm high voltage CMOS process is said to offer voltage scalable transistors, allowing area and performance improvements. The transistors are optimised for drain-source voltage levels ranging from 20V to 100V, with significantly lower on-resistance...
Optical receivers can handle signal rates of up to 130Gbaud
30.09.2015 - 22:49
The IQS series of coherent optical receivers, from Teledyne LeCroy, is said to feature the industry’s highest bandwidth. The company says that, when combined with its LabMaster 10Zi-A oscilloscopes and integrated Optical-LinQ analysis software, the IQS receivers can test DP-QPSK and DP-16QAM optical signals at rates of up to 130Gbaud. P...
EPSRC invests £12m in quantum fellowships
30.09.2015 - 22:46
The UK’s ability to lead the world in quantum science and technologies has been boosted by the announcement of a £12million investment in key researchers. The Quantum Technologies Fellowships, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), will support individuals and their teams to help realise the coun...
2D perovskites could be used for FETs and photodetectors
30.09.2015 - 22:44
Continuing the recent trend for researchers to develop novel 2D materials, a team from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) in the US has successfully grown 2D sheets of organic-inorganic hybrid perovskites from solution. The sheets, said to be large and square shaped, exhibited photoluminescence, colour tunability and what is called...
Bringing certified security to computing and IoT applications
30.09.2015 - 22:41
Infineon Technologies has announced that its OPTIGA TPM (Trusted Platform Module) will be the first device to comply with internationally recognised computer security requirements. The Common Criteria certification is an independent third party process said to help system and device manufacturers select trustworthy solutions. This most recent...
Advance in cheaper, safer flow battery research
30.09.2015 - 22:38
A team of scientists and engineers from Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences has demonstrated a rechargeable battery that, it claims, could make storage of electricity from intermittent energy sources safe and cost-effective for residential and commercial use. The work builds on the earlier development of a flow battery,...
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