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Rochester to support 'mature' Altera components
10.04.2015 - 22:24

Following an agreement with Altera, Rochester Electronics will be able to provide a long term supply pipeline of the company's mature FPGAs and CPLDs.Following an agreement with Altera, Rochester Electronics will be able to provide a long term supply pipeline of the company's mature FPGAs and CPLDs.Chris Gerrish, Rochester's pre...



Electromagnetism mystery 'unravelled' says Cambridge research team
10.04.2015 - 22:10

Researchers at the University of Cambridge say they have unravelled one of the mysteries of electromagnetism and add their work could allow the creation of antennas small enough to be integrated into a chip."Antennas are one of the limiting factors when trying to make smaller and smaller systems, since below a certain size, the losses beco...



Nucleus RTOS receives safety critical certification
08.04.2015 - 21:56

The Nucleus SafetyCert real time operating system (RTOS) from Mentor Graphics has been verified and documented by Verocel to meet the certification requirements for IEC61508 SIL 3, IEC62304 Class C and RTCA DO-178C Level A."We conducted thorough code reviews, analysis, testing and generated full traceability mapping between related life cy...



Researchers use evolutionary approach to create unconventional components
07.04.2015 - 20:38

Inspired by the way living organisms have evolved, researchers from Durham University and the University of São Paulo-USP in Brazil are exploring similar 'evolutionary' methods in order to create information processing devices.Inspired by the way living organisms have evolved, researchers from Durham University and the University...



Microsemi updates space FPGA portfolio
07.04.2015 - 20:35

Looking to bring a significant boost in capability to those developing FPGA based satellite applications, Microsemi has launched the RTG4 family."Satellites have more capable sensors, better resolution imagers and faster downlinks," said Ken O'Neill, Microsemi's director of marketing, space and aviation. "Operators want m...



Aluminium battery 'charges quickly and is inexpensive'
07.04.2015 - 20:32

Stanford University scientists say they have invented the first high performance aluminium battery that charges quickly, is long lived and inexpensive, as well as offering a safe alternative to many batteries in use today."We have developed a rechargeable aluminium battery that may replace existing storage devices, such as alkaline batteri...



Three terminal memristor could bring 'brain like computing'
07.04.2015 - 20:30

A team of researchers from Northwestern University in the US says it has made a step forward in electronics that could bring 'brain like computing' closer to reality. The work involves developing more complex memristors.To date, memristors have been two terminal electronic devices, which can only control one voltage channel. However, Ma...



Solid State buys Ginsbury for £2.125million
03.04.2015 - 21:27

Specialist industrial electronics distributor Solid State has acquired Ginsbury Electronics in a deal worth £2.125million.Ginsbury, based in Kent, is a distributor of displays and power components whose portfolio is said to complement and strengthen that of Solid State. It also brings a team of experienced engineers which will continue to...



Microsupercapacitor is 'five times thinner' than sheet of paper
03.04.2015 - 21:22

Researchers at UCLA's California NanoSystems Institute say they have combined two nanomaterials to create an energy storage medium that combines the best qualities of batteries and supercapacitors.The hybrid supercapacitor is said to store large amounts of energy, to recharge quickly and to have a lifetime of more than 10,000 recharge cycle...



Excitons could enable optoelectronic processors, says research team
03.04.2015 - 21:17

Researchers of Aalto University in Finland and the University of Marburg in Germany say they have detected a new kind of transport phenomenon for charges. In its work, the team said a pair formed by a negative electron and a positive charge – also known as an exciton – moves onto an interface, after which its 'message' is passed...






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