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York EMC opens Grangemouth facility
20.01.2015 - 22:03

York EMC Services has opened a new compliance test laboratory, relocating its Scottish operation from Dalgety Bay to Grangemouth. The purpose built laboratory offers a range of EMC, safety, radio, telecoms and EMF compliance services to companies in Scotland and the North of England.  Chief Executive Nick Wainwright said: "The compl...

Metamaterial optical performance enhanced by nanocrystals
20.01.2015 - 22:00

The emission of light from and capture of light by metamaterials can be enhanced with the use of light emitting nanocrystals, according to research conducted by the City College of New York, along with scientists from the University of Alberta and Purdue University. The work is believed to have application in ultrafast LEDs, nanoscale lasers and...

LiFi company raises another £1.5million, ships product
20.01.2015 - 21:56

Light communication company pureLiFi – previously known as pureVLC – has raised £1.5million in its latest round of investment as it ships Li-Flame, what is said to be the world's first full wireless LiFi networking system.  The latest investors in the University of Edinburgh spin off were led by London and Scottish ...

Researchers use a nib to change optical properties of polymer semiconductors
20.01.2015 - 21:52

Scientists at Imperial College London have developed a way to manipulate the optical properties of polymers by drawing patterns with a solvent 'ink'. The approach is said to allow more precise control over how these materials interact with light and could have application in all kinds of devices that emit, detect and control light. One e...

Module said to simplify power supply design
20.01.2015 - 21:48

Intersil has launched the ISL8203M, a dual 3A/single 6A step down DC/DC power module said to simplify the design of power supplies for FPGAs, ASICs, microprocessors and DSPs.  The module is described as a complete encapsulated power system featuring a PWM controller, synchronous switching MOSFETs, inductors and passive components. Accept...

Researchers create Group IV laser for optical data transmission
20.01.2015 - 21:43

An international research team, including scientists from Forschungszentrum Jülich and the Paul Scherrer Institute in Switzerland, has created the first semiconductor laser consisting solely of Group IV elements.  The germanium-tin (GeSn) laser can be applied directly onto a silicon chip and thus creates a new basis for optical data...

ARM based MCU drops power consumption by ‘five to 10 times’
20.01.2015 - 21:37

Ambiq Micro has launched the Apollo family and claims the parts – which feature a 32bit ARM Cortex-M4F microcontroller core – have an energy consumption typically 5 to 10 times less than than that of MCUs with comparable performance.  The devices use the company's patented Subthreshold Power Optimized Technology (SPOT) pl...

Maser is ‘major step’ towards quantum computing systems
16.01.2015 - 18:47

What is said to be a major step forward in the development of quantum computing systems has been made by researchers at Princeton University in the US. The team has built a laser the size of a grain of rice powered laser powered by single electrons tunnelling through quantum dots. The microwave laser (maser) is said to demonstrate the fundamenta...

Metallic nanostructures allow light to be manipulated
16.01.2015 - 18:43

A team of electrical engineers from Penn State University in the US has developed a device featuring a single layer of metallic nanostructures and says the device provides 'exceptional capabilities' for manipulating light. Applications potentially include satellite communications.  "We have designed and fabricated a waveplat...

‘Trixels’ set to enable new class of outdoor 3D displays
16.01.2015 - 18:32

A new generation of outdoor displays is being developed by Austrian company Trilite Technologies, in conjunction with scientists from the Vienna University of Technology.  The approach uses a sophisticated system to send laser beams in different directions. The angular resolution of the system is said to be so fine that the left eye sees...

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