Electronics News and Product Design Updates
16.02.2018 - 23:36
A 5G test platform to help support test development for devices such as baseband chips has been announced by Anritsu. Working with Qualcomm Technologies, Anritsu says its platform, the next generation communication system beyond 4G LTE, is designed to support Qualcomm Technologies in an effort to commercialise next generation 5G NR technologi...
Scalable two-dimensional materials advance future-gen electronics
16.02.2018 - 23:31
The basis for growing wafer-scale two-dimensional crystals for future electronic devices has been published in two online nanotechnology journals. Growing high-quality, crystalline 2D materials at scale has proven to be a challenge, but a team of researchers, led by Professor Joan Redwing of the National Science Foundation and Penn State, cla...
Qualcomm unveils 2Gbit/s LTE modem
16.02.2018 - 23:23
Qualcomm Technologies has begun sampling the Qualcomm Snapdragon X24 LTE modem, the first Category 20 LTE modem to be announced that supports download speeds of up to 2Gbit/s. It is also the first-announced chip to be built on a 7nm FinFET process. This latest addition to Qualcomm’s modem stable is being seen as a continuation of the co...
Cyber security solution for connected cars
16.02.2018 - 23:04
A partnership between Panasonic and Trend Micro has formed with a view to develop a cyber security solution to detect and prevent cyber-attacks against autonomous and connected cars. The duo aim to create a solution that will prevent intrusions into Electronic Control Units (ECUs) and in-vehicle infotainment devices (IVI). This partnership...
Energy-efficient encryption for the IoT
13.02.2018 - 23:53
A chip, hardwired to perform public-key encryption that is said to consume only 1/400 as much power as software execution of the same protocols would, has been built by MIT. The researchers also claim it uses about 1/10 as much memory and executes 500 times faster. Most sensitive web transactions are protected by public-key cryptography and i...
New method for waking up devices
13.02.2018 - 23:47
A solution for extending the battery life of wireless devices is being developed by a team at Stanford University. The idea is to attach a wake-up receiver to an electronic device, which turns on a device in response to incoming ultrasonic signals. According to the team, by working at a smaller wavelength and switching from radio waves to ...
Farnell element14 launches GraspIO Cloudio
12.02.2018 - 23:43
Farnell element14 has launched the GraspIO Cloudio - a Raspberry Pi add-on board with a Drag and Drop programming interface on iPhone, iPad, Android. Other features include: Voice Assistant Capabilities, IFTTT (“If This Then That”) Integration, IoT Cloud Service, Sensor Monitor and Dashboard, Custom Notifications with Image and Vi...
Imec introduces CMOS chip with 16,384 micro-electrodes and 1,024 channels for multimodal cell interfacing
12.02.2018 - 23:37
Imec, the research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies, has designed and fabricated a 16,384-electrode, 1,024-channel micro-electrode array (MEA) for high-throughput multi-modal cell interfacing. The chip offers intracellular and extracellular recording, voltage- and current-controlled stimulation, impedance monitor...
Gold tab attached to skin could power wearables and self-powered electronics
12.02.2018 - 23:29
Your body may be the new way to portably charge wearable devices. In a collaborative project, the University at Buffalo (UB) and Institute of Semiconductors at Chinese Academy of Science (CAS) are working together to devise a metallic tab, known as the triboelectric nanogenerator. The most common form of triboelectric charging is static el...
Power at your fingertips
12.02.2018 - 23:25
A research team led by the University of Buffalo believes electronic devices could be powered by a small metallic tab that would generate electricity through the bending a finger or by other simple movements. “No one likes being tethered to a power outlet or lugging around a portable charger,” said lead researcher Qiaoqiang ...
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