Archive : September 2017 year
Delphi chooses BlackBerry OS for automated driving system
23.09.2017 - 22:07
Delphi Automotive has signed an agreement to use the BlackBerry operating system in its Centralised Sensing Localisation and Planning (CSLP) concept. The turnkey automated driving solution, planned to launch in 2019, is said to provide car manufacturers with Automated Mobility on Demand functionality. The BlackBerry QNX OS for Safety will be ...
Flexible device could provide efficient cooling of electronic devices
23.09.2017 - 22:01
Engineers and scientists from UCLA Henry and non profit R&D organisation SRI International have created a thin flexible device whiuch they believe could keep smartphones and laptop computers from overheating. The team also envisages applications in wearable electronics, robotic systems and new types of personalised cooling systems. The so...
Secure processing subsystem based on ARC’s SEM processors
23.09.2017 - 21:50
Recognising that security touches all the markets its addresses, Synopsys’ ARC division has launched a preverified hardware and software IP package intended to secure high value embedded applications. Called the DesignWare ARC secure IP subsystem, the solution features either the SEM110 or 120D security processor, both featuring SecureS...
Leading companies in CCIX test chip collaboration
12.09.2017 - 23:48
Xilinx, Arm, Cadence Design Systems and TSMC are collaborating to build the first Cache Coherent Interconnect for Accelerators (CCIX) test chip with TSMC 7nm FinFET process technology for delivery in 2018. The test chip will be implemented on TSMC’s 7nm process and be based on the latest Arm DynamIQ technology, CMN-600 coherent on-chip ...
‘Safe’ lithium-ion battery developed, says US team
12.09.2017 - 23:08
The US Army Research Laboratory (ARL), working with the University of Maryland, has developed a lithium-ion battery that uses a water-salt solution as its electrolyte and says it could be commercialised within five years. According to the team, its battery provides 4V without the risks associated with non-aqueous lithium-ion batteries. Dr Kan...
Multi layer silicon anode to boost Li-ion battery performance
12.09.2017 - 23:00
Researchers at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology are the latest to publish work exploring the use of silicon anodes in lithium-ion batteries. In its work, the team has designed an anode featuring nanostructured layers of silicon. Said to resemble a multi-layered cake, the construction is claimed to retain the advantages of a sil...
‘Key’ 5G building blocks launched by imec
09.09.2017 - 23:18
Two building blocks launched by Belgian research centre imec are said to be key for future 5G applications. The first is a fast and compact successive approximation A/D converter for consumer electronics applications operating at frequencies of less than 6GHz. The other blocks is a 60GHz front-end with RF phase shifting and on-chip transmit-rece...
RF front end designed to speed development of 5G networks
09.09.2017 - 23:11
In a move targeted at speeding the development of 5G networks, Movandi has announced a scalable RF front-end system solution called BeamX. According to the newly launched company, the performance of its RFIC, phased array antenna and beamforming techniques will enable the next generation of 5G and multi-gigabit connectivity. Maryam Rofougaran...
Autonomous vehicle partnership aims for level 4 cars
09.09.2017 - 23:00
A partnership between Groupe PSA and AImotive aims to deliver Level 4 (mind off) autonomous cars capable of attaining speeds of up to 130km/h. Via a highway pilot programme based, the project will deploy AI based functionalities, including adaptive cruise control, fully automated lane change, autonomous take-over and collision avoidance. The pa...
Full fibre broadband trial areas unveiled
04.09.2017 - 23:22
The UK government has announced six areas in the UK that will shortly be trying out broadband technology that provides data at speeds approaching one gigabit per second (gbps). The pilots for the "full-fibre" network technology will be run in Aberdeenshire, West Sussex, Coventry and Warwickshire, Bristol, West Yorkshire and Greater ...
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