2D wavy borophene for flexible electronics
09.10.2016 - 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 he...
MagniV MCUs to speed and simplify motor control systems
09.10.2016 - 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 runni...
Visible light communication now possible in the dark
09.10.2016 - 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 ne...
Nanoscale electronic motion sensor as DNA sequencer
09.10.2016 - 15:11
Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have proposed a design for the first DNA sequencer based on an electronic nanosensor that can detect motions as small as a single atom.The proposed device – a capacitor which stores electric charge – is a ribbon of molybdenum disulfide suspended over a metal...
TULIPP project to develop a reference platform for image processing apps
09.10.2016 - 15:07
The Towards Ubiquitous Low-power Image Processing Platforms (TULIPP) project has been announced and will receive nearly €4million in funding from Horizon 2020. The initiative will target the development of high performance, energy efficient embedded systems for the growing range of image processing applications.“Image processing appl...
Coherent backplane IP boosted
28.09.2016 - 23:11
ARM has launched the third generation of its coherent backplane technology which it says has been optimised for next generation intelligent connected systems, including 5G networks and industrial systems.Between them, the CoreLink CMN-600 coherent mesh network and DMC-620 dynamic memory controller are said to improve data throughput by a factor...
Memristors could play central role in bioelectronics, says team
28.09.2016 - 23:06
Research led by the University of Southampton claims that memristors could enable the development of implants that use electrical signals from the brain to help treat medical conditions.In a study published in Nature Communications, the researchers showed that memristors could provide real time processing of neuronal signals, leading to efficie...
Power management IC targets more effective energy harvesting
28.09.2016 - 23:00
e-peas, a start-up based in Liege, has announced the commercial availability of its first low power IC - the AEM10940. The chip looks to maximize the efficiency with which electronic hardware scavenges or draws energy from the ambient environment.Highly integrated the AEM10940 has a 94% power boost converter, along with voltage reference, energ...
Graphene based quantum LEDs emit single photons
26.09.2016 - 22:29
Researchers from the Graphene Flagship have used layered materials to create all electrical quantum LEDs which can emit single photons. The devices are said to have the potential to act as on chip photon sources in quantum information applications.The LEDs are constructed of thin layers of different materials, stacked to form a heterostructure....
Arrow and Novasom sign EMEA distribution agreement
26.09.2016 - 22:25
Arrow Electronics has confirmed a new distribution agreement with Novasom Industries, a global engineering company that develops advanced technology solutions for products and processes in the fields of embedded electronics. The agreement will cover the entire EMEA region.The agreement includes the NOVAsom family of single board computers based...
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