Microsoft uses 48 core ARM based chip in server hardware design
09.03.2017 - 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 the O...
Digital receiver consumes less than 1.6mW
09.03.2017 - 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 as l...
Improved charge for lithium-sulphur batteries
09.03.2017 - 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 capacity...
Bubble recoil to cool microchips
09.03.2017 - 23:13
Bubbles that form on a heated surface have been shown to create a tiny recoil which could be used to cool high power microelectronics in space and other applications, according to researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), under funding from NASA."In flights to Mars or the moon, equipment like computers generate a lot of h...
Pi Zero W adds Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
04.03.2017 - 23:05
Five years since the Raspberry Pi burst on to the scene, the Raspberry Pi Foundation has launched Raspberry Pi Zero W. The wireless LAN enabled version of the Raspberry Pi Zero will cost just $10.While Raspberry Pi Zero has found many applications, the lack of wireless connectivity meant the use of dongles or a USB hub. Zero W is said to overco...
DSTL uses HALO systems to test video processing algorithms
04.03.2017 - 23:01
The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) has taken delivery of two HALO Rapid Prototype Development Systems from RFEL. The systems will be used to evaluate video processing algorithms from RFEL and third parties and to support interactive demonstrations to military users.The two systems delivered to DSTL support different video proc...
Boosting battery performance by adding ‘something new’
04.03.2017 - 22:56
Researchers are increasing their efforts to improve the performance of batteries, particularly those intended for use in consumer electronics devices, with a number of teams reporting ‘significant’ developments.Now, scientists from the US Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) say the addition of a ‘pinch of something new&...
Dialog’s latest SoC supports Bluetooth 5
01.03.2017 - 23:19
Dialog Semiconductor has launched the DA14586, said by the company to be its first standalone device qualified to support the latest Bluetooth 5.0 specification.A derivative of the SmartBond DA14580, the DA14586 is said to offer greater flexibility in creating applications with small footprints and power budgets. Other enhancements include a po...
Solid state battery breakthrough claimed
01.03.2017 - 23:10
Engineers at the University of Texas at Austin – led by 94 year-old Professor John Goodenough, pictured, co-inventor of the lithium-ion battery – have developed solid state battery cells which they say could lead to safer, faster-charging, longer-lasting rechargeable batteries.“Cost, safety, energy density, rates of charge and...
Nanoscale sandwich for molecular sensing
01.03.2017 - 23:02
A research team from Rice University has modelled a nanoscale sandwich in which two slices of graphene surround nanoclusters of magnesium oxide. According to the team, the sandwich should result in a ‘super strong conductive material’ with expanded optoelectronic properties.Rice materials scientist Rouzbeh Shahsavari and his colleag...
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