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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,...



Photonics project aims to make communications ICs five times more efficient
02.03.2015 - 22:43

In a move to provide more communications bandwidth, Ireland based Tyndall National Institute will lead a consortium of European researchers in an EU funded project to develop intelligent circuits which can make photonic devices up to five times more efficient. The result, says the institute, will be faster data transmission at a lower cost. T...



Stadium Power sets up R&D centre in Norwich
02.03.2015 - 22:28

As part of the Stadium Group's strategy to become a leading design led technology business, Stadium Power has opened a standalone power product R&D centre in Norwich. The facility, on the Norwich Research Park, features a 1000sq ft laboratory and will be home to the company's engineering team, which is relocating from Diss. Ste...



NXP, Freescale to merge in $40billion deal
02.03.2015 - 22:25

NXP and Freescale have signed a definitive agreement under which NXP will merge with Freescale in a transaction which values the combined enterprise at $40billion. The deal values Freescale at $16.7billion, including its net debt. The merged entity will become the market leader in automotive semiconductor solutions and the market leader in ge...



Processor family pushes intelligence to the edge of the network
02.03.2015 - 22:21

Networking specialist Cavium has launched the OCTEON Fusion-M family that spans from a single chip macrocell baseband device to a part which can be used in smart radio heads. OCTEON Fusion-M processors are single chip solutions that target next generation radio. Key features are said to include optimised full custom processor cores, an effici...



Ink jet printed filter set to separate Terahertz frequencies
27.02.2015 - 21:57

University of Utah engineers have discovered a new approach for designing filters capable of separating different frequencies in the terahertz spectrum. According to the team, the filter – which can be produced using an ink jet printer – could allow mobile phone users and Internet surfers to download data 1000 times faster than today...



Electrocomponents names new chief executive
27.02.2015 - 21:47

Lindsley Ruth will take over as group chief executive of Electrocomponents with effect from 1 April 2015, replacing the incumbent Ian Mason. Lindsley Ruth will take over as group chief executive of Electrocomponents with effect from 1 April 2015, replacing the incumbent Ian Mason. Lindsley Ruth said: "I am excited about joining the te...



WiGig chipset to deliver 7Gbit/s using beam forming and antenna diversity
27.02.2015 - 21:43

Millimetre wave communications developer SiBeam has released the SB6501 and SB6510 UltraGig network processor and RF transceiver chipset. The IEEE802.11ad compliant chipset delivers up to 7Gbit/s in devices such as smartphones, tablets, ultrabooks, access points and wireless docks. UltraGig is said to take advantage of advanced beam forming t...



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