Electronics News and Product Design Updates
08.01.2015 - 16:07
The Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP) and Power Matters Alliance (PMA) are to merge in order to accelerate the availability and deployment of wireless charging technology. "The 'standards war' narrative presents a false choice," said Kamil Grajski, Board Chair and President, A4WP. "Consider that the typical mass-...
‘Super chip’ outperforms supercomputer from 15 years ago
06.01.2015 - 22:40
Nvidia has launched Tegra X1, a mobile 'super chip' offering a processing performance of more than 1Tflop. According to the developer, X1 provides twice the processing power of its predecessor, the Tegra K1, and will be targeted at embedded products, mobile devices, autonomous machines and automotive applications. Based on Nvidi...
BMW shows LCD key fob at CES
06.01.2015 - 22:37
BMW has shown what it says is an 'ultra modern' key fob at CES. The device, designed for use with its i8 hybrid sports car, not only enables keyless entry to the car, it also displays vehicle status information on its 2.2in LCD. This, says BMW, could include fuel level or battery range. The display, powered by a Li-ion battery, ...
Intel rolls out 14nm processors at CES
06.01.2015 - 22:34
Intel has launched a raft of 14nm processors at CES, with the devices targeted at PCs and tablets.The roll out of 5th Generation Intel Core technology includes 10 processors with Intel HD Graphics consuming 15W and four 28W products with Intel's Iris Graphics. Intel also announced that it is shipping 14nm processors for tablets. The SoCs, pr...
MCUs for low power, high performance IoT applications
05.01.2015 - 21:57
Atmel has expanded its SAM G series of ARM Cortex-M4 based MCUs with the addition of the SAM G54 and SAM G55 devices, targeted at Internet of Things (IoT) applications requiring higher performance, lower power consumption and smaller form factors. "Designers are looking for simple to use solutions with an edge to help bring their d...
congatec launches Fifth Generation Core processor based boards
05.01.2015 - 21:54
Embedded computing specialist congatec has added 5th generation Intel Core processor based platforms to its portfolio. The company says the processors – being manufactured on a 14nm process – bring better graphics and performance, with power consumption as low as 15W. The conga-TC97 is a COM Express compact Type 6 module wit...
Sales up 10% says SIA, with demand remaining strong
05.01.2015 - 21:50
The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) says worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $29.7billion in November 2014, an increase of 9.1% over the same month in 2013. Meanwhile, year to date sales in 2014 were said to be 10% higher than at the same point in 2013. "Global semiconductor sales through November have matched the to...
USB 3.0 scope range offers 200MHz bandwidth
05.01.2015 - 21:45
A range of oscilloscopes from Pico Technology is said to be suited to use by mainstream electronics design engineers. Called the PicoScope 3000D Series, the devices offer bandwidths of up to 200 MHz bandwidth, two or four analogue channels plus 16 digital channels on the mixed signal models. With memory sizes ranging from 64 to 512Msamples, the ...
Nitrogen vacancy centres may bring quantum computing closer
05.01.2015 - 21:36
Researchers from Harvard, the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the University of Chicago have enhanced the fluorescent light emission of diamond nitrogen vacancy (NV) centres, a move said to have promise for quantum computing. NV centres contain an unpaired electron that can store information using spin. The electron's s...
'High rise' 3D chips are ready for Big Data
22.12.2014 - 20:10
In a development which could help address the current data processing limitations of today's technology, a team of Stanford engineers has pioneered a scalable 3D computer chip that interconnects logic and memory. The researchers believe that with further work, the advance could enable large amounts of data to be processed quickly and more...
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