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Improved bandwidth for disordered antennas
Improved bandwidth for disordered antennas25.03.2017 - 23:51

A research group from Korea’s Institute of Basic Science has devised a disordered arrangement for antennas, which is said to minimise redundancy and to enable each antenna to function independently. As a result, the device is said to provide 40 times wider bandwidth than periodically arranged antennas. "We are proposing a new way t...



Flexible sensor holds potential for foldable touch screens
Flexible sensor holds potential for foldable touch screens19.03.2017 - 23:19

A sensor developed at the University of British Columbia (UBC) could help make advanced transparent and stretchable devices a reality. The sensor uses a highly conductive gel sandwiched between layers of silicone. This allows different types of touch to be detected, including swiping and tapping, even when it is stretched, folded or bent....



Batteries could power and cool chips, say Zurich researchers
Batteries could power and cool chips, say Zurich researchers19.03.2017 - 23:15

Chip stacks could be supplied with electrical power by integrated flow batteries and cooled at the same time, according to research undertaken by ETH Zurich and IBM Research Zurich. In flow batteries, electricity is produced by an electrochemical reaction between two liquid electrolytes which are pumped into the battery cell through a closed ...



Bosch, NVIDIA look to AI for autonomous vehicles
Bosch, NVIDIA look to AI for autonomous vehicles19.03.2017 - 22:52

Bosch and NVIDIA are collaborating to develop artificial intelligence self-driving systems targeted at mass market cars. The system, which will be built on NVIDIA’s deep learning software and hardware, is intended to enable vehicles to be trained on the complexities of driving, operated autonomously and updated over the air with new featur...



Embedded World 2017 - Lynx Software demonstrates ARM first
Embedded World 2017 - Lynx Software demonstrates ARM first19.03.2017 - 22:47

Lynx Software Technologies has demonstrated its LynxSecure Separation Kernel hypervisor on the Xilinx Zynq Ultrascale+ MPSoC at Embedded World. It is the first view of LynxSecure on an ARM Cortex A-53 processor and is, according to the company, a significant milestone for designers of ARM-based automotive, avionics, industrial and medical device...



Embedded World 2017 - Ultra-low power MCU offer significant power savings
Embedded World 2017 - Ultra-low power MCU offer significant power savings19.03.2017 - 22:43

Analog Devices has unveiled an ultra low power microcontroller unit (MCU) that looks to address the growing need for embedding advanced algorithms while consuming the lowest system power at Internet of Things (IoT) edge nodes. The ADuCM4050 MCU includes an ARM Cortex-M4 core with floating-point unit, expanded SRAM, and embedded flash memory i...



First mass produced graphene based biosensor claimed
First mass produced graphene based biosensor claimed09.03.2017 - 23:33

US company Nanomedical Diagnostics has worked with MEMS foundry Rogue Valley Microdevices to deliver what is said to be the first mass produced graphene based biosensor. Called the AGILE R100, the benchtop device is designed to provide biophysical data to pharmaceutical and biotherapeutics companies seeking more informed decisions earlier in ...



Microsoft uses 48 core ARM based chip in server hardware design
Microsoft uses 48 core ARM based chip in server hardware design09.03.2017 - 23:28

Qualcomm Datacenter Technologies (QDT) is working with Microsoft to accelerate next generation cloud services, using its 10nm Centriq 2400 platform. According to the partners, the collaboration will span multiple future generations of hardware, software and systems. QDT has also submitted the Centriq 2400 Open Compute Motherboard server to th...



Digital receiver consumes less than 1.6mW
Digital receiver consumes less than 1.6mW09.03.2017 - 23:24

Nanoelectronics research centre imec, along with the Holst Centre, has developed a novel phase-tracking receiver which is said to bring further power and cost reduction for next generation Bluetooth and IEEE802.15.4 chips. According to the partners, the digital-style receiver is three times smaller than current devices and supports supplies a...



Improved charge for lithium-sulphur batteries
Improved charge for lithium-sulphur batteries09.03.2017 - 23:21

Lithium-sulphur batteries show promise for high energy storage applications according to researchers from the University of Delaware. The energy density of Li-S batteries is said to be five times higher than that of Li-ion batteries, which combined with low cost, put it at a significant advantage. Li-S batteries are limited by rapid capaci...



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