Electronics News and Product Design Updates
18.06.2017 - 23:25
A new approach that uses light instead of electricity in deep learning computer systems based on artificial neural networks has been developed by a team of researchers at MIT. The team claims this discovery could vastly improve the speed and efficiency of certain deep learning computations. “This optical chip, once you tune it, can carr...
MIPS addresses functional safety
18.06.2017 - 23:20
Following the launch last year of the I6500 CPU core, Imagination Technologies has unveiled a scalable 64bit MIPS multiprocessing solution that meets the functional safety requirements of ISO26262 and IEC61508. The I6500-F is said to provide a high performance, efficient backbone for many-core designs in a range of applications, with the abil...
Compact, portable measuring instrument launched
13.06.2017 - 23:47
Yokogawa has unveiled a fully portable measuring instrument for capturing, displaying, recording and analysing a variety of electrical and physical parameters in a broad range of industry sectors. Part of the ScopeCorder family, the DL350 combines the features of a general-purpose oscilloscope with those of a high-performance data acquisition...
Next generation LabVIEW design software released
13.06.2017 - 23:41
National Instruments has unveiled LabVIEW NXG 1.0, described as a new generation of its engineering system design software. The first in a series of releases, NXG 1.0 is intended to bridge the gap between configuration-based software and custom programming languages, allowing domain experts to focus ‘on the problem, not the tool’. ...
Voice is the 'new click' says audio processor developer
12.06.2017 - 22:55
In a move intended to capture a part of the growing market for voice enabled devices, XMOS has launched the XVF3000 family of voice processors. The parts are said to enable voice capture at distances of 5m or more via arrays of MEMS microphones. Paul Neil, vp of marketing, noted: “According to Gartner, there will be 500 smart device...
Stainless steel mesh transformed into electrodes
12.06.2017 - 22:51
Rusty stainless steel mesh can be turned into electrodes suitable for potassium-ion batteries, say researchers from the Chinese Academy of sciences and Jilin University. The research group claims the rust is converted directly into a compact layer with a grid structure that can store potassium ions. A coating of reduced graphite oxide increas...
QM power series comes with BF ready isolation
12.06.2017 - 22:45
TDK-Lambda has added 700 to 1200W models to the QM series of modular AC/DC power supplies, featuring low acoustic noise and body floating (BF) ready isolation. “The series is narrower by two module slots and offers lower maximum power than the first series released last September,” said Geoff Wilby, general manager at TDK-Lambda U...
Breakthrough in CMOS-compatible ferroelectric memory
08.06.2017 - 23:35
The first vertically stacked ferroelectric aluminium doped hafnium dioxide (HfO2) device for NAND applications has been demonstrated by imec. Using a new material and a novel architecture, the Belgian nanoelectronics research centre has created a non-volatile memory concept with the potential to improve power consumption, switching speed, sca...
Mid range scope is result of ‘largest development effort yet’
08.06.2017 - 23:30
Looking to meet today’s design challenges, Tektronix has completed what it claims to be its largest development effort yet with the announcement of the 5 Series MSO mixed signal oscilloscope. “It’s new in every regard,” said Chris Godfrey, oscilloscope business development manager for EMEA. “There’s a new A...
12bit RFID tag is screen printed
08.06.2017 - 23:27
A plastic 12bit RFID tag and read-out system with screen-printed circuitry has been developed and demonstrated by Quad Industries, Agfa, imec and TNO. The system is said to integrate, for the first time, a screen-printed antenna and a printed touch-based user interface, allowing implementation of the reader on curved surfaces. The demonstrato...
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