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USB based debug of advanced SoCs
22.04.2015 - 21:10

Cambridge based UltraSoC has added USB based debugging capabilities to UltraDebug. The patented technology is said to allow a single USB 2.0 interface to be used simultaneously for system communication and applications such as debugging.  Cambridge based UltraSoC has added USB based debugging capabilities to UltraDebug. The patented tech...



2015 British Engineering Excellence Awards open for entries
22.04.2015 - 20:55

Have you developed breakthrough technology, grown an innovative business or excelled in a specialist field? If so, why not enter your company into the 2015 British Engineering Excellence Awards – or BEEAs. The BEEAs reward companies who have shown innovation in design within the last year, as well as the design engineers who made the in...



Process allows transistors to be printed on paper
22.04.2015 - 20:51

A technique developed by a research team from the University of Delft is said to be capable of producing fast, low power and flexible polycrystalline silicon transistors at low cost. Tests showed the thin film transistors created using the process exhibited mobilities as high as those of conventional polysilicon conductors. The team says the ...



ARM grows revenues, passes 300 Cortex-M licenses
22.04.2015 - 20:46

ARM says its Q1 revenues grew by 22% over the same quarter of 2014, a position it ascribes to continuing momentum in licensing of advanced technology, as well as a growth in the shipments of devices featuring ARM processors.  ARM says its Q1 revenues grew by 22% over the same quarter of 2014, a position it ascribes to continuing momentum...



Molecular electronics research team sees the light
21.04.2015 - 10:30

Scientists at Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) and the University of Konstanz are working on storing and processing information at the molecular level in order to create the smallest possible components that will combine autonomously to form a circuit.  Scientists at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) and the Univ...



Fly inspires next generation hearing aids
21.04.2015 - 10:27

Staff at the University of Strathclyde have used the way a fly hears to develop what is claimed to be a revolutionary hearing aid design involving multi-directional microphone technology. Staff at the University of Strathclyde have used the way a fly hears to develop what is claimed to be a revolutionary hearing aid design involving multi-dir...



Magnesium could outperform lithium in batteries says research team
17.04.2015 - 20:37

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago say they have taken a significant step toward the development of a battery technology that could outperform lithium-ion technology. According to the team, lithium ions – which carry a single positive charge can be replaced with magnesium ions, which have a plus two charge. "Be...



Controller for Ethernet based industrial communications systems
17.04.2015 - 20:35

Looking to take advantage of the rapidly growing demand for industrial networking spawned by IoT applications, Microchip has launched the LAN9252, a standalone EtherCAT slave controller featuring two 10/100 PHYs.  Looking to take advantage of the rapidly growing demand for industrial networking spawned by IoT applications, Microchip has ...



ARM boosts low power radio expertise with two acquisitions
16.04.2015 - 22:00

ARM has bought Wicentric and Sunrise Micro Devices, two US companies whose technology is said to complement its existing low power communications offerings. The IP from both companies will be integrated to form the ARM Cordio portfolio. Wicentric specialises in Bluetooth Smart software solutions, including a Bluetooth protocol stack and profi...



FlexEnable joins Graphene Flagship
16.04.2015 - 21:56

Flexible electronics developer FlexEnable is joining the Graphene Flagship and says its expertise in industrialising flexible electronics will help to harness the potential of graphene and other 2D materials. Working within the Flexible Electronics Work Package, FlexEnable will contribute to the development of a roadmap for graphene with part...



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