Electronics News and Product Design Updates
15.09.2016 - 07:08
A narrowband radio providing reliable and secure data transmission over long distances has been launched by Cambium Networks. Aimed at Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) applications, the radio – called cnReach – is said to allow operators to manage their IIoT network deployments effectively. Bruce Collins, product manager, said...
Synopsys looks to address IoT security concerns with latest secure processors
15.09.2016 - 00:00
As the Internet of Things develops, security is becoming increasingly important, particularly for so called edge devices. Typically, these have been MCU based and vulnerable to attacks. Looking to address the problem, Synopsys has launched the DesignWare ARC SEM110 and SEM120D security processors, said by the company to protect systems agains...
New test to improve commercial viability of printable electronics
15.09.2016 - 00:00
The UK’s National Physical Laboratory (NPL) has developed a new, non-destructive, method of measuring the three dimensional orientation of molecules in an organic semiconductor transistor, using Raman spectroscopy. This technique will help to create a new, faster and more flexible method of measuring the efficiency of electrical conductivi...
Double helix structure found in inorganic material
12.09.2016 - 23:27
A team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has discovered a double helix structure in an inorganic material. The material, called SnIP, comprising tin, iodine and phosphorus, is a semiconductor said to possess extraordinary optical and electronic properties and, unlike conventional inorganic semiconducting materials, it is highly flexi...
Diamond based electronics developer raises £750k
12.09.2016 - 23:23
Evince Technology, which is developing technologies to enable the manufacture of electronics based on synthetic diamond, has closed its largest funding round to date. According to the company, it has raised £750,240 from business angels and other private investors. The money, along with a £230,000 award from Innovate UK, will be u...
Up to £4m available in compound semiconductor competition
12.09.2016 - 23:16
Innovate UK is to invest up to £4million in innovative projects that help to speed the application of compound semiconductors in areas such as power electronics, RF and microwave, photonics and sensors. According to the investment body, the competition is intended to ensure that UK businesses can respond to market opportunities in compo...
Nanoclusters of silver with ‘desirable’ optical properties
12.09.2016 - 00:00
An international team of researchers has managed to synthesise and characterise two previously unknown silver nanoclusters of 136 and 374 silver atoms. These diamond-shaped nanoclusters, consisting of a silver core of two to three nanometres and a protecting layer of silver atoms and organic thiol molecules, are the largest whose structure is...
Euro project launches tools for energy efficient software development
31.08.2016 - 23:53
A three year European research project, which closes today, has launched a set of tools that is said to make computer systems more energy efficient. The EU funded Excess project, led by Chalmers University of Technology, set out to address what it saw as a lack of holistic, integrated approaches to cover all system layers from hardware to use...
Robots can learn by simply observing
31.08.2016 - 23:50
According to researchers at the University of Sheffield, it is now possible for machines to learn how natural or artificial systems work by simply observing them, without being told what to look for. This could mean advances in machines being able to predict, among other things, human behaviour. Dr Roderich Gross from the Department of Automa...
Nantero signs NRAM licensing agreement
31.08.2016 - 23:06
Fujitsu Semiconductor and Mie Fujitsu Semiconductor have announced that they will begin developing carbon nanotube based memory products using Nantero’s CNT NRAM technology. The licensing agreement between Fujitsu and Nantero will cover the joint development of ultra-fast, ultra-high-density NRAM, non-volatile RAM using carbon nanotubes...
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