Signal analysis bandwidth boosted to 2GHz
06.03.2015 - 23:29
Communications test specialist Rohde & Schwarz has expanded the analysis bandwidth of the FSW signal and spectrum analyzer to 2GHz with the FSW-B2000 hardware option. This enables users to demodulate extremely wideband signals and to analyse them in detail.To analyse large bandwidth signals, the FSW downconverts the input to an intermediate...
US certification specialist acquires NQA, creates global certification organisation
06.03.2015 - 23:26
US based test, inspection and certification specialist National Technical Systems has acquired National Quality Assurance, a leading ISO registrar.US based test, inspection and certification specialist National Technical Systems has acquired National Quality Assurance, a leading ISO registrar.Dunstable based NQA maintains more than 32,000 act...
Science teaching in primary schools 'less of a priority', says CBI report
06.03.2015 - 23:21
A survey conducted by the CBI has concluded that science has become less of a curriculum priority in primary schools. Its survey, conducted in association with Brunel University, found that more than a third of schools now provide less than the recommended two hours of science education a week.The survey, called Tomorrow's World, is said to...
Dallas research team creates CMOS circuit running at 10THz
05.03.2015 - 18:53
Researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas have created a CMOS circuit that operates at nearly 10THz – the highest frequency yet achieved for the technology. The team says the development could make night vision and heat based imaging affordable.The UT Dallas device was created using Schottky diodes in CMOS. "There are no exist...
NI takes advantage of eight core Intel processor for latest PXI controller
04.03.2015 - 22:19
National Instruments has announced the PXIe-8880 controller. Based on the Intel Xeon processor and with a system bandwidth of 24Gbyte/s, the device is said to deliver breakthrough performance for computationally intensive and highly parallel applications, such as wireless test, semiconductor test and 5G prototypingNational Instruments has annou...
Flexible patches could act as mobile input devices
04.03.2015 - 22:17
Computer scientists from Saarbrücken University, in collaboration with researchers from Carnegie Mellon University in the US, have developed touch sensitive flexible silicone stickers featuring electrically conducting sensors. The stickers, which can be worn on the skin, can act as controllers for mobile devices."The stickers allow us...
Chip allows one wireless device to be charged by another
04.03.2015 - 22:13
IDT has unveiled Wireless PowerShare technology at Mobile World Congress. The innovation is said to allow one mobile device to be charged wirelessly from another.The multimode, multifunction chip is a receiver and transmitter that is said to support all major wireless power standards for magnetic resonance and magnetic induction charging.Th...
Silicon carbide technology could offer better protection to aircraft
04.03.2015 - 22:11
Raytheon UK is collaborating in a project intended to provide a more efficient device to protect aircraft electronics and wiring against lightning strikes.The project – led by Controls and Data Services – also includes Newcastle University as the design authority and TT Electronics Semelab. As part of its work, the team is exploring...
Graphene researchers move electrons using electrical and magnetic fields
03.03.2015 - 21:46
Physicists at the University of Basel, in conjunction with the Swiss Nanoscience Institute (SNI), have shown for the first time that electrons in graphene can be moved along a predefined path without loss.Scientists at the university have developed methods that allow them to stretch, examine and manipulate layers of pure graphene. In doing so,...
Fully digital radio transmitter demonstrated, turning point in wireless design claimed
03.03.2015 - 21:43
Cambridge Consultants says it has successfully completed initial trials of a fully digital radio transmitter and says this could represent a turning point in wireless design.Called Pizzicato, the digital radio transmitter consists of an IC, which outputs a single stream of bits, and an antenna. Algorithms perform the necessary computations in r...
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