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Headset paves way for wireless EEG monitoring
13.11.2014 - 21:43

A next generation, wireless electroencephalography (EEG) headset has been unveiled by imec and Holst Centre.The device combines dry electrodes with integrated skin-to-electrode impedance monitoring to provide information about the contact quality throughout the entire EEG recording. Signal processing is integrated to cancel out motion artefacts...



electronica 2014: Tektronix demos six-in-one scope
13.11.2014 - 21:39

Visitors to the Tektronix stand at electronica will be able to get hands on with the world's first six-in-one oscilloscope.By combining six functions into the MDO3000, the company says it has integrated most of a designer's workbench needs into one instrument. Its research found that more than 25% of oscilloscope users also use...



electronica 2014: Digital power consortium unveils first standards
12.11.2014 - 22:06

The newly formed Architects of Modern Power (AMP) consortium – established by CUI, Ericsson Power Modules and Murata Power Solutions to address and define the future of intelligent, distributed, digital power ecosystems – has announced its first set of standards.The four standards, revealed at electronica in Munich, cover digital po...



Be wary of wireless modules, TUV SUD warns
12.11.2014 - 22:01

Manufacturers integrating wireless modules into their products may be at risk of selling non-compliant goods, product compliance firm TÜV SÜD has warned.The company says it is seeing a significant growth in the number of non-compliant products entering its laboratories due to the rising trend for wireless modules being added into prod...



Hauser calls for long term expansion of Catapult network
11.11.2014 - 22:56

Technology entrepreneur Hermann Hauser has called for a long term expansion of the Catapult network he helped to establish four years ago.In a follow-up review to his original 2010 report, Hauser called on the government to create one or two new elite technology and innovation centres each year, which would lead to 20 by 2020 and 30 by 2030, an...



Developer platform offers 85Gflops performance
11.11.2014 - 22:52

Non-profit development board community GizmoSphere has announced the availability of the Gizmo 2 DIY platform.With 85Gflops performance, the open source platform is said to combine the power of a high performance computer with the I/O capabilities of a microcontroller. Drawing only 9W, it features an easy to customise, open hardware de...



electronica 2014: Infineon has embedded power modules for intelligent motor control
11.11.2014 - 22:48

Infineon has taken the wraps off a new ARM based embedded power family at the electronica trade fair in Munich.The automotive qualified bridge drivers are said to deliver 32bit performance in an application space typically associated with 16bit. They have been developed to address the growing trend towards intelligent motor control in automotiv...



Ambiq Micro secures $15m for SPOT power platform
11.11.2014 - 22:45

Texas based power electronics firm Ambiq Micro has closed a $15million Series C funding round to accelerate the development of its SPOT (subthreshold power optimised technology) platform.The funding round was led by Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB), and supported by existing investors, including AR...



Plessey expands LED capability, moves into packaging
11.11.2014 - 22:42

Looking to bolster its existing solid state lighting business, Plessey has announced its expansion into chip scale packages and wafer level packaging."Our most recent advancements in performance to greater than 50% wall plug efficiency coupled with our unique semiconductor technologies and manufacturing capabilities have pushed us to our n...



Southampton joins with Singapore for $100m Photonics Institute
11.11.2014 - 22:38

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore has established the Photonics Institute, developed from a partnership between NTU and the Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) at the University of Southampton.The $100m Photonics Institute will comprise five research centres, addressing: optical fibre technology; disruptive photonic technolo...






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