Archive : August 2017 year
Connector simplifies assembly, boosts data rates
22.08.2017 - 23:58
An SMT board-to-board connector developed by Hirose features a three piece floating contact system to simplify assembly and support data rates of up to 15Gbit/s. Designed for high-speed transmission applications that require multiple stacking connectors on the same PCB, the 0.5mm pitch FX10-3 series connector has a floating contact mechanism ...
Modules support high throughput streaming applications
22.08.2017 - 23:56
A family of high-performance PXI remote control and bus extension modules featuring PCI Express Gen 3 connectivity has been launched by National Instruments. “As technologies converge into smarter devices under test, you increasingly need to build smarter test and measurement systems that leverage the latest processing and data movement...
Lithium iodide to work better in lithium-air batteries
22.08.2017 - 23:48
Finding ways to suppress certain chemical reactions could make compounds such as lithium iodide (LiI) work better in lithium-air (or lithium-oxygen) batteries, says a team at MIT. The LiI compound was seen as a possible solution to some of the lithium-air battery’s problems – including an inability to sustain many charging-dischar...
Method to create electrocatalysts for zinc-air batteries
22.08.2017 - 23:33
A solution to create rechargeable zinc-air batteries has been found according to researchers from the University of Sydney and Nanyang Technological University. Zinc-air batteries are batteries powered by zinc metal and oxygen from the air. Due to the global abundance of zinc metal, the researchers claim these batteries are much cheaper to pr...
Graphene heterostructure creates strong spin signals
19.08.2017 - 23:40
A device based on a bilayer of graphene and boron nitride which is said to show unprecedented spin transport efficiency at room temperature has been created by Graphene Flagship scientists based at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. According to the researchers, the spin signal is so large that it can be used in real life applicati...
Two faced 2D material for piezoelectricity sensors
19.08.2017 - 23:17
A semiconducting transition-metal dichalcogenide (TMD) has been created by Rice laboratory scientists from a monolayer of molybdenum diselenide from which the top layer of the lattice was stripped and replaced with sulphur. The new material they call Janus sulphur molybdenum selenium (SMoSe) has a crystalline construction the researchers clai...
Open standard for FPGA peripheral connectivity released
16.08.2017 - 08:41
The SYZYGY from Opal Kelly is an open standard for connecting high performance peripherals to FPGA hardware. According to the company, SYZYGY is intended to satisfy the need for a compact, low cost, low pin-count, high performance connectivity solution between FPGAs and single-purpose hardware peripherals. Potential applications include devic...
Method to tune nanocrystalline LEDs
13.08.2017 - 23:26
A method to tune the colour of the light emitted by an LED by altering the size of its semiconductor crystals has been discovered researchers from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich and the Johannes Kepler University (JKU) in Austria. Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) produce light of a defined colour within the spectral range from th...
Terahertz laser has 80% better power output
13.08.2017 - 23:19
A novel design that boosts the power output of chip-mounted terahertz lasers by 80% has been unveiled by researchers at MIT and the University of Toronto. Applications – including medical and industrial imaging, and chemical detection – depend on small, power-efficient sources of terahertz rays, and the standard method for produci...
Samsung introduces V-NAND memory solutions
13.08.2017 - 23:10
New Vertical NAND (V-NAND) memory solutions and technology have been announced by Samsung which it claims will address the requirements of next generation data processing and storage systems. According to the company, these solutions will be at the forefront of enabling today’s most data-intensive tasks such as high-performance computin...
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