Electronics News and Product Design Updates
18.07.2017 - 23:00
A topological insulator that can function at room temperature had been developed by physicists from the University of Wuerzburg. According to the researchers, all known topological insulators have to be cooled to very low temperatures – usually -270°C – to study the quantum properties of the edge channels. "As the temp...
Discovery of high conductivity in nanosheets
09.07.2017 - 16:12
Layered double hydroxide (LDH) nanosheets have exceptionally high hydroxyl ion (OH-) conductivity, say a NIMS research group. According to the researchers, the OH- conductivity is 10 to 100 times higher than that of conventional OH- conductors, and is the highest even among inorganic anion conductors. LDH nanosheets may be applicable as so...
New device from Melexis overcomes LIN bus limitations in modern automotive lighting applications
09.07.2017 - 16:08
Melexis has unveiled a new LIN-to-LIN gateway that looks to overcomes the limitation of just 16 devices on a typical LIN bus. Each of the devices, the MLX81120, connects as a LIN slave on the main LIN bus and is controlled directly from the vehicle's Body Control Module (BCM). According to the company the new device will enable up to 16 L...
Display method to combat VR eye strain
09.07.2017 - 16:04
An optical mapping 3D display that makes VR viewing more comfortable has been created by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Eye strain, motion sickness, and fatigue are frequent physical complaints that limit the time that can be spent in a VR environment. According to the team, most current 3D VR/AR displays pr...
Battery free phone harvests ambient power
09.07.2017 - 16:01
A cell phone that requires no batteries has been invented by University of Washington researchers. The phone is said to harvest the few microwatts of power it requires from either ambient radio signals or light. "We've built what we believe is the first functioning cell phone that consumes almost zero power," said associate prof...
BERT to verify multiple high speed interface designs
09.07.2017 - 15:57
Looking to offer a higher level of integration, Anritsu has released a signal quality analyser (SQA) which supports next generation telecoms, data centre and storage network transmission standards such as 100GbE-KR4/CR4, 200GbE and 400GbE as well as the latest and future high speed serial interface standards, including PCIe Gen 4, Thunderbolt Ge...
Temperature sensor to extend battery life
07.07.2017 - 18:49
A temperature sensor that runs on 113pW of power has been developed by electrical engineers at the University of California San Diego as part of their work boosting energy efficiencies of individual parts of an integrated circuit to reduce the power requirement of the system as a whole. The sensor could help extend the battery life of wearabl...
High precision control of printed electronics
07.07.2017 - 18:44
It is now possible to create devices that switch rapidly at a threshold voltage, say researchers from the Laboratory of Organic Electronics at Linköping University. This could enable the control of current state in printed electronic circuits and displays, as well as the colour state of individual pixels within the displays. According to...
Chipset ‘to bring value’ to performance scope market
07.07.2017 - 11:51
According to Rigol Technologies, its Phoenix oscilloscope chipset will allow the needs of higher performance applications to be addressed by future instruments. The Phoenix chipset has three elements, each named after stars in the Phoenix constellation. The analogue front end chip, called Beta Phoenicis, supports bandwidths of up to 4GHz and ...
LiS battery test centre is ‘first of its kind’ in Europe
07.07.2017 - 11:48
OXIS Energy has set up an International Lithium Sulphur battery system test centre in Abingdon. Said to be the first of its kind in Europe, the facility will enable OXIS to further its development of LiS chemistry and technology. The test centre, which will enable OXIS to develop new processes for the use of rechargeable LiS battery systems, ...
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