Electronics News and Product Design Updates
16.02.2018 - 23:31
The basis for growing wafer-scale two-dimensional crystals for future electronic devices has been published in two online nanotechnology journals. Growing high-quality, crystalline 2D materials at scale has proven to be a challenge, but a team of researchers, led by Professor Joan Redwing of the National Science Foundation and Penn State, cla...
Qualcomm unveils 2Gbit/s LTE modem
16.02.2018 - 23:23
Qualcomm Technologies has begun sampling the Qualcomm Snapdragon X24 LTE modem, the first Category 20 LTE modem to be announced that supports download speeds of up to 2Gbit/s. It is also the first-announced chip to be built on a 7nm FinFET process. This latest addition to Qualcomm’s modem stable is being seen as a continuation of the co...
Cyber security solution for connected cars
16.02.2018 - 23:04
A partnership between Panasonic and Trend Micro has formed with a view to develop a cyber security solution to detect and prevent cyber-attacks against autonomous and connected cars. The duo aim to create a solution that will prevent intrusions into Electronic Control Units (ECUs) and in-vehicle infotainment devices (IVI). This partnership...
Energy-efficient encryption for the IoT
13.02.2018 - 23:53
A chip, hardwired to perform public-key encryption that is said to consume only 1/400 as much power as software execution of the same protocols would, has been built by MIT. The researchers also claim it uses about 1/10 as much memory and executes 500 times faster. Most sensitive web transactions are protected by public-key cryptography and i...
New method for waking up devices
13.02.2018 - 23:47
A solution for extending the battery life of wireless devices is being developed by a team at Stanford University. The idea is to attach a wake-up receiver to an electronic device, which turns on a device in response to incoming ultrasonic signals. According to the team, by working at a smaller wavelength and switching from radio waves to ...
Farnell element14 launches GraspIO Cloudio
12.02.2018 - 23:43
Farnell element14 has launched the GraspIO Cloudio - a Raspberry Pi add-on board with a Drag and Drop programming interface on iPhone, iPad, Android. Other features include: Voice Assistant Capabilities, IFTTT (“If This Then That”) Integration, IoT Cloud Service, Sensor Monitor and Dashboard, Custom Notifications with Image and Vi...
Imec introduces CMOS chip with 16,384 micro-electrodes and 1,024 channels for multimodal cell interfacing
12.02.2018 - 23:37
Imec, the research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies, has designed and fabricated a 16,384-electrode, 1,024-channel micro-electrode array (MEA) for high-throughput multi-modal cell interfacing. The chip offers intracellular and extracellular recording, voltage- and current-controlled stimulation, impedance monitor...
Gold tab attached to skin could power wearables and self-powered electronics
12.02.2018 - 23:29
Your body may be the new way to portably charge wearable devices. In a collaborative project, the University at Buffalo (UB) and Institute of Semiconductors at Chinese Academy of Science (CAS) are working together to devise a metallic tab, known as the triboelectric nanogenerator. The most common form of triboelectric charging is static el...
Power at your fingertips
12.02.2018 - 23:25
A research team led by the University of Buffalo believes electronic devices could be powered by a small metallic tab that would generate electricity through the bending a finger or by other simple movements. “No one likes being tethered to a power outlet or lugging around a portable charger,” said lead researcher Qiaoqiang ...
100V N-channel power MOSFETs for industrial applications
12.02.2018 - 23:17
Toshiba Electronics Europe is shipping two new 100V additions to its low-voltage U-MOS IX-H N-channel power MOSFET series, designed for power supply applications in industrial equipment and motor control applications. The devices are fabricated with Toshiba’s latest low-voltage U-MOS IX-H trench process, which it says optimises the elem...
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