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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 ex...



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 prototyping National Instruments has an...



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...



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. ...



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 explor...



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 s...



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 i...



Researchers say magnetic vortices could enable more data to be stored in smaller chips
03.03.2015 - 21:39

Researchers at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR), Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ) and CNRS have designed nanoscale components that not only store information within magnetic vortices, but also enable it to be read out reliably. Using this principle, the team claims, far more data could be stored in smaller memory chips.  ...



Black phosphorus could be a 'one stop solution' for optical communication
03.03.2015 - 21:35

Continuing the recent trend to create and explore ultra thin molecular layers, researchers from the University of Minnesota have created a 20 atom thick film of black phosphorus and demonstrated it can support high speed data communication. The devices were said to have shown a 'vast improvement in efficiency' over comparable parts made ...



Microchip licenses EtherCAT for next generation Ethernet controllers
02.03.2015 - 22:46

In a move which it says demonstrates it commitment to the industrial market, Microchip has licensed EtherCAT technology for use in next generation Ethernet controllers. "EtherCAT standard is a proven and robust industrial communication protocol that is expanding its market presence in drive and I/O applications," said Mitch Obolsky,...



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