Electronics News and Product Design Updates
07.07.2017 - 11:40
Graphene Flagship researchers based at Chalmers University of Technology have produced working versions of a graphene-based spin field-effect transistor operating at room temperature and say this is a step towards integrating spintronic logic and memory devices. “Graphene is an excellent medium for spin transport at room temperature, du...
Molecular diodes now an option
05.07.2017 - 11:18
A way to reach a rectification ratio thought a theoretical impossibility has been demonstrated by an international research team from the University of Central Florida (UCF), the University of Limerick and the National University of Singapore. This discovery could enable the practical use of molecular diodes. "It surpassed that limit imp...
Laser on chip has bandwidth of 290Hz
03.07.2017 - 16:07
Working in collaboration with Lionix, researchers from the University of Twente have developed a diode laser on a chip with a bandwidth of 290Hz. According to the team, this is the most accurate such device yet created. Professor Klaus Boller noted: “Our signal is more than ten times more coherent – or clean – than any other...
Opto spintronic devices could outperform conventional electronics
03.07.2017 - 16:03
Researchers at Linkoping University say they have discovered how to control and transfer spinning electrons and believe this could pave the way for novel hybrid devices that could outperform existing electronics components. The work is based on topological insulators, which are insulators on the inside, but conduct on their surface. One prope...
Toshiba takes flash to 96 layers
02.07.2017 - 15:44
Toshiba has developed a prototype sample of a 96 layer BiCS FLASH 3D memory using 3bit/cell technology. Samples of the new device, which has a capacity of 256Gbit, are scheduled for release in the second half of 2017, with mass production targeted for 2018. The 96 layer stacking process, combined with advanced circuit and manufacturing proces...
Self driving car development partnership
02.07.2017 - 15:40
Volvo Cars and Autoliv will work with NVIDIA to develop advanced systems and software for AI self-driving cars. The partners will also work with Zenuity – a newly formed automotive software development joint venture between Volvo and Autoliv – to develop next-generation self-driving car technologies. “Artificial intelligence...
Raspberry Pi wins MacRobert Medal
02.07.2017 - 15:36
The team behind Raspberry Pi has won the Royal Academy of Engineering’s MacRobert Medal, one of the most prestigious engineering awards made by a UK organisation. Along with the gold medal, the team also won £50,000. Pete Lomas, director of engineering with Norcott Technologies and designer of the Raspberry Pi, said: “I&rsqu...
64 layer NAND flash goes into volume
18.06.2017 - 23:35
Samsung has begun volume production of 64 layer 256Gbit V-NAND flash devices and expects the devices to represent more than 50% of its monthly NAND flash production by the end of 2017. According to the company, since it began producing an SSD based on 256Gbit V-NAND chips in January, it has been working on a range of V-NAND-based mobile and c...
Printed sensors monitor tyre wear in real time
18.06.2017 - 23:32
An inexpensive printed sensor that can monitor the tread of car tyres in real time has been invented by electrical engineers at Duke University in collaboration with Fetch Automotive Design Group. If adopted, the device could increase safety, improve vehicle performance and reduce fuel consumption. "With all of the technology and sensors...
Microsemi launches Windows based RISC-V IDE
18.06.2017 - 23:28
In a move that broadens support for the RISC-V core, Microsemi has launched SoftConsole version 5.1, said to be the first Windows based Eclipse IDE for such designs. While the release supports the use of RISC-V soft CPUs in Microsemi’s PolarFire, RTG4, SmartFusion2 and IGLOO2 FPGA, there is also support for the HiFive1 Arduino kit from ...
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