Archive : January 2016 year
Industry’s first high-end 16nm FinFET FPGAs
30.01.2016 - 02:59
Xilinx has announced the first shipment of the Virtex UltraScale+ FPGA, claimed to be the industry’s first high-end FinFET FPGA built using TSMC’s 16FF+ process. Victor Peng, executive vice president and general manager of the Programmable Products Group at Xilinx, said: “The successful delivery of our Virtex UltraScale+ FPG...
Rockwell Automation and Kollmorgen join the AVnu Alliance
30.01.2016 - 02:56
AVnu Alliance has announced that Rockwell Automation and Kollmorgen have joined its industrial segment. The two companies are said to bring valuable expertise to AVnu Alliance activities incorporating standards such as Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) into a common networking foundation. Industrial automation and information company, Rockwell ...
New chip fabrication approach could lead to more efficient computers
30.01.2016 - 02:54
Researchers from MIT have reported the first chip-fabrication technique that they claim could enable significantly different materials to be deposited in the same layer. They also report that, using the technique, they have built chips with working versions of all the circuit components necessary to produce a general-purpose computer. The lay...
Near-thresholdless laser works at room temperature
30.01.2016 - 02:52
Researchers at the University of Valencia (UV) are developing an ultra-low threshold semiconductor laser that operates at room temperature and is claimed to be up to 1000 times more energy-efficient than laser devices currently in use. Such a device would have the potential to increase computing speeds by several orders of magnitude. The devi...
Research team claims to have created a programmable optical chip
30.01.2016 - 02:48
Researchers at the Polytechnic University of Valencia have demonstrated a generic optical chip that can be programmed on demand and expect to be designing devices that include up to six functions by the end of 2016. The team, led by Professor José Capmany at the UPV’s Institute of Telecommunications and Multimedia Applications, i...
Networking is one trend to watch
30.01.2016 - 02:45
In its annual Trend Watch, National Instruments is highlighting five areas which engineers should bear in mind for the coming year – prototyping; big analogue data; networking for the industrial Internet of Things; smart device testing; and the consumerisation of software. The industrial IoT (IIoT) is the modern incarnation of M2M commu...
World’s most integrated one-chip solution
26.01.2016 - 23:40
Cypress Semiconductor has introduced the latest series from its PSoC 4 programmable system-on-chip architecture. The PSoC 4 L-Series is said to be the industry’s most integrated single-chip solution with a 32-bit ARM-Cortex-M0 core, featuring up to 256KBytes flash memory, 98 general purpose I/Os, 33 programmable analogue and digital blocks...
X-Gene technology to power European server research project
26.01.2016 - 23:37
A three year €4.8million European project due to set off in February 2016 will use AppliedMicro’s X-Gene technology to develop a universal system architecture and software ecosystem for servers. As part of the UniServer project, AppliedMicro will develop custom platforms based on X-Gene that address the complexities associated with...
NXP to focus on high growth opportunities going forward
26.01.2016 - 23:32
With NXP’s acquisition of Freescale now complete – a deal which valued the latter at $11.8billion – the new, enlarged company disclosed at an event in Paris how it would be looking to address high growth opportunities in the ‘smarter world’, with target areas including the smart home, industry, healthcare and wearab...
Mouser and Red Pitaya sign global distribution deal
25.01.2016 - 23:56
Mouser has announced a global agreement with Red Pitaya, manufacturers of the Red Pitaya system, centred on an open-source software development platform for test and measurement applications. The Red Pitaya product line is designed to help designers learn programming and create designs ranging from simple DIY projects, such as automated light...
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