Archive : October 2016 year
100G technology for hyperscale data centres and cloud computing environments
24.10.2016 - 23:15
Aquantia, a specialist in high-speed Ethernet connectivity solutions for data centres, mobile, and enterprise infrastructure, has unveiled a new class of high-performance connectivity architecture that has the potential, according to the company, to revolutionise next-generation hyperscale data centres. The technology, QuantumStream, has been...
New Micro:bit Educational Foundation launched
24.10.2016 - 23:09
In a move intended to build on the on-going success of the micro:bit a new non-profit Foundation has been launched. The Foundation is intended to lower barriers to technology invention for young people, makers and developers and support teachers and educational organisations improve digital skills. So far this year the BBC micro:bit partnersh...
Tek announces support for CAN FD
24.10.2016 - 23:00
Tektronix has introduced a CAN FD protocol trigger, decode and search solution for its MDO3000 and MDO4000C Series of mixed domain oscilloscopes. The move is said to help automotive engineers meet consumer demand for more capable and sophisticated electronic modules and integrated systems. Widely adopted in the automobile industry, the origin...
Engineers reveal fabrication process for transparent sensors
16.10.2016 - 22:44
University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers have revealed, in a paper published in Nature Protocols, how to create and use transparent graphene neural electrode arrays in applications in electrophysiology, fluorescent microscopy, optical coherence tomography, and optogenetics. Professor Zhenqiang Ma's group claims its see-through, implantab...
EnOcean adds 2.4GHz BLE energy harvesting modules under Dolphin brand
16.10.2016 - 22:40
Developer of energy-harvesting wireless technology, EnOcean, has announced its first modules for 2.4GHz Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) systems. EnOcean will also now offer its energy harvesting wireless modules and white label products under the brand name ‘Dolphin’. The first product in the EnOcean 2.4GHz BLE portfolio is the battery...
Microtubes boost battery energy density
16.10.2016 - 22:36
A French-US team says it has improved the energy density of a rechargeable battery without increasing its size. According to the team, it achieved this by developing a 3D structure made of microtubes. The work started from the premise that intelligent connected microsensors require miniature embedded energy sources with great energy density. ...
DRAM replacement technology could save power, area
16.10.2016 - 22:33
In a move which is claimed to bring lower power consumption better area efficiency to memories, Kilopass has announced a Vertical Layered Thyristor (VLT) technology. Aimed at DRAM applications, VLT is said to eliminate the need for refresh and to be compatible with existing manufacturing technologies. “Kilopass built its reputation as t...
Scientists build world's smallest transistor
16.10.2016 - 22:27
A team of scientists is said to have set a record by creating the world's smallest transistor with a 1nm gate using a pair of novel materials: carbon nanotubes and molybdenum disulphide. The combination belongs to a class of materials called transition metal dichalcogenides, or TMDs. Molybdenum disulphide, or MoS2, is an engine lubricant ...
Intel starts sampling Stratix 10 for data centres and networking
09.10.2016 - 15:28
Intel has revealed that it is starting to sample its Stratix 10 FPGA, which uses the company’s 14nm tri-gate (finfet) process. “Stratix 10 combines the benefits of Intel’s 14nm tri-gate process technology with a revolutionary new architecture called HyperFlex, meeting the performance demands of high-end compute and data-inte...
2D wavy borophene for flexible electronics
09.10.2016 - 15:26
According to Rice University scientists, two-dimensional materials like graphene may be too flat and hard to stretch to serve in flexible, wearable devices. ‘Wavy’ borophene, an atom-thick layer of boron, might be better, they claim. The Rice group built computer simulations to analyse the properties of materials which showed that...
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