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eNodeB design shines light on the need for high capacity urban networks
20.02.2015 - 22:10

With demand for cellular data continuing to rise and outdoor small cells seen as an essential element in the long-term delivery of high-capacity urban networks, TTP has developed a small cell designed specifically for deployment on lamp posts. The eNodeB is said to fit a lamp post's standard photocell socket, providing speedy installation wi...

US researchers grow MoS2 using 'seeds'
20.02.2015 - 22:06

The interest in two dimensional materials continues to grow as researchers look to explore potential replacements for silicon in electronic devices. In the latest development, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have have found a new way to make molybdenum disulphide (MoS2). The attraction of MoS2 over graphene is that it has a band...

Battery pioneer raises more funding
19.02.2015 - 21:53

Following another funding round, British battery start up Faradion says it has almost £2million to invest in developing low cost, high energy density sodium-ion batteries. The company says the technology has the potential to revolutionise the supply of electric batteries for stationary storage, automotive applications and e-bikes. "...

Graphene's potential in energy storage and conversion reviewed
19.02.2015 - 21:49

Graphene and related materials are being considered as potential replacements for silicon in electronics devices, they are also being researched for solar energy conversion applications. Scientists believe these materials could improve efficiency, reduce production costs and deal with a number of environmental issues. In particular, 2D crysta...

Test system speeds antenna development
19.02.2015 - 21:47

Netherlands based Antenna Company has installed a StarLab antenna testing system at its Eindhoven design centre. The system will allow it to undertake rapid measurement of ultra wideband and multiband antenna performance during design, prototyping and manufacture. Dr Diego Caratelli, chief technology officer for Antenna Company, said:"St...

SiC power switches set to improve efficiency in energy intensive industrial applications
18.02.2015 - 22:45

A cooperative project, called MMPSiC, is looking to enhance the efficiency of power supplies for industrial processes. Researchers from the Light Technology Institute (LTI) at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), in cooperation with TRUMPF Hüttinger and IXYS Semiconductor, are studying the use of high power SiC semiconductor switches, b...

Ultra security claimed for IoT applications
18.02.2015 - 22:42

Atmel says its latest CryptoAuthentication product – the ATECC508A – is the first to integrate the Elliptic Curve Diffie–Hellman (ECDH) security protocol, an ultra secure method to provide key agreement for encryption/decryption. The part, which also features Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm (ECDSA) authentication, is...

Spintronics research uncovers candidate material for radiation resistant devices
17.02.2015 - 22:39

New materials that could yield higher computational speeds and lower power consumption are being researched by a team from the University of Michigan and Western Michigan University. Because most modern circuits rely on controlling electronic charge, which can be disrupted, spintronics, may offer a more robust alternative. However, making a r...

Door opens to wider use of THz photonics, says research team
17.02.2015 - 22:36

A solid state technology platform developed by scientists in Italy and France is said to open the door to the use of THz photonics in a range of applications. While there has been much research into THz technology, the team says one missing piece has been a complementary detection technology. To solve this problem, the researchers used an app...

Globalfoundries, imec partner to research next generation RF technology
17.02.2015 - 22:32

Globalfoundries has announced a partnership with imec under which they will jointly research future radio architectures and designs for highly integrated mobile devices and IoT applications. "This collaboration expands our relationship with imec and we're eager to leverage its R&D expertise in RF technology to accelerate time-to-...

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