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Tek announces support for CAN FD
Tek announces support for CAN FD24.10.2016 - 23:00

Tektronix has introduced a CAN FD protocol trigger, decode and search solution for its MDO3000 and MDO4000C Series of mixed domain oscilloscopes. The move is said to help automotive engineers meet consumer demand for more capable and sophisticated electronic modules and integrated systems. Widely adopted in the automobile industry, the origin...



Engineers reveal fabrication process for transparent sensors
Engineers reveal fabrication process for transparent sensors16.10.2016 - 22:44

University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers have revealed, in a paper published in Nature Protocols, how to create and use transparent graphene neural electrode arrays in applications in electrophysiology, fluorescent microscopy, optical coherence tomography, and optogenetics. Professor Zhenqiang Ma's group claims its see-through, implantab...



EnOcean adds 2.4GHz BLE energy harvesting modules under Dolphin brand
EnOcean adds 2.4GHz BLE energy harvesting modules under Dolphin brand16.10.2016 - 22:40

Developer of energy-harvesting wireless technology, EnOcean, has announced its first modules for 2.4GHz Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) systems. EnOcean will also now offer its energy harvesting wireless modules and white label products under the brand name ‘Dolphin’. The first product in the EnOcean 2.4GHz BLE portfolio is the battery...



Microtubes boost battery energy density
Microtubes boost battery energy density16.10.2016 - 22:36

A French-US team says it has improved the energy density of a rechargeable battery without increasing its size. According to the team, it achieved this by developing a 3D structure made of microtubes. The work started from the premise that intelligent connected microsensors require miniature embedded energy sources with great energy density. ...



DRAM replacement technology could save power, area
DRAM replacement technology could save power, area16.10.2016 - 22:33

In a move which is claimed to bring lower power consumption better area efficiency to memories, Kilopass has announced a Vertical Layered Thyristor (VLT) technology. Aimed at DRAM applications, VLT is said to eliminate the need for refresh and to be compatible with existing manufacturing technologies. “Kilopass built its reputation as t...



Scientists build world's smallest transistor
Scientists build world's smallest transistor16.10.2016 - 22:27

A team of scientists is said to have set a record by creating the world's smallest transistor with a 1nm gate using a pair of novel materials: carbon nanotubes and molybdenum disulphide. The combination belongs to a class of materials called transition metal dichalcogenides, or TMDs. Molybdenum disulphide, or MoS2, is an engine lubricant ...



Intel starts sampling Stratix 10 for data centres and networking
Intel starts sampling Stratix 10 for data centres and networking09.10.2016 - 15:28

Intel has revealed that it is starting to sample its Stratix 10 FPGA, which uses the company’s 14nm tri-gate (finfet) process. “Stratix 10 combines the benefits of Intel’s 14nm tri-gate process technology with a revolutionary new architecture called HyperFlex, meeting the performance demands of high-end compute and data-inte...



2D wavy borophene for flexible electronics
2D wavy borophene for flexible electronics09.10.2016 - 15:26

According to Rice University scientists, two-dimensional materials like graphene may be too flat and hard to stretch to serve in flexible, wearable devices. ‘Wavy’ borophene, an atom-thick layer of boron, might be better, they claim. The Rice group built computer simulations to analyse the properties of materials which showed that...



MagniV MCUs to speed and simplify motor control systems
MagniV MCUs to speed and simplify motor control systems09.10.2016 - 15:21

NXP has announced the expansion of its family of automotive motor control MCUs and has introduced a portfolio of hardware, software and integrated motor control solutions designed to speed time to market, simplify system development and shorten design cycles. These additions are said to enable a fully functioning motor system to be up and ru...



Visible light communication now possible in the dark
Visible light communication now possible in the dark09.10.2016 - 15:14

A Dartmouth project called ‘DarkLight’ is said to have demonstrated for the first time how visible light can be used to transmit data even when the light appears dark or off. DarkLight is claimed to provide a new communication primitive similar to infrared communication but it exploits the LED lights already installed rather than...



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