Plastic magnetic memory device for wearables
20.07.2016 - 08:59
A magnetic memory chip embedded on a flexible plastic material has been developed by an international research team led by associate professor Yang Hyunsoo, pictured, from the National University of Singapore.Flexible magnetic memory devices are a fundamental component required for wearable electronics and biomedical devices but there are still...
Dutch scientists develop chlorine atom based memory technique
20.07.2016 - 08:57
A team of scientists at the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience at Delft University has built a 1kbyte memory in which each bit is represented by the position of a chlorine atom. The storage density of 500Tbit/sq in is said to be 500 times greater than the best commercial hard disk currently available.The device was created using a scanning tunnelli...
Wireless EEG headset for clinical applications
20.07.2016 - 08:55
A wireless electroencephalogram (EEG) device to monitor emergency room and intensive care unit patients has been developed by imec and Holst Centre in collaboration with Nihon Kohden.The prototype was used by Nihon Kohden to develop a wireless EEG monitoring solution, which was launched earlier this month in Japan. The prototype was based on im...
Acal BFi, Fujitsu sign European distribution deal
20.07.2016 - 08:51
Acal BFi has announced a strategic partnership with Fujitsu under which it will distribute the latter’s range of wireless modules and beacons, including the complete family of Bluetooth low energy modules across Europe.Lee Austin, Acal BFi’s business development director, said: “We are delighted to announce our distribution ag...
High temperature power module for aero applications
19.07.2016 - 23:39
Raytheon UK’s Integrated Power Solutions business unit in Glenrothes has developed a high temperature, small form factor bridge leg power module aimed at high speed switching applications. According to the company, the module has potential application in the aerospace sector, as it requires minimal external cooling and presents weight saving...
Dutch scientists develop brain-inspired memory material
08.07.2016 - 22:55
Scientists from the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology at the University of Twente have developed a ferro-electric material with a memory function resembling the synapses and neurons of the brain, resulting in a multistate memory.The material that could form the basic building blocks for ‘brain-inspired computing’ is lead-zirconium-...
IBM celebrates 20 years of MRAM with 11nm announcement
08.07.2016 - 09:29
Celebrating the 20th anniversary of its announcement of spin torque MRAM, IBM has outlined how it believes the technique can be used at process technology nodes of 11nm.The 1996 paper published by John Slonczewski was updated in 2011 by Dr Daniel Worledge and colleagues, who outlined a technique to produce MRAM with manufacturing line widths of...
Feabhas, a founder member of the IoT Security Foundation
08.07.2016 - 09:18
The independent provider of embedded software development training and ARM training partner, Feabhas, has become a founder member of the IoT Security Foundation.Niall Cooling, CEO at Feabhas, said: “Many of today’s deeply embedded systems are now connected to other devices. While this brings some great benefits such as enhanced func...
Graphene shows potential in near IR photodetection
07.07.2016 - 22:33
Described as an important step towards graphene integration in silicon photonics, researchers from the Graphene Flagship have shown how graphene can enable silicon photodetection in the telecommunication wavelengths.According to the team, silicon based photodetectors currently used in optical communications do not perform well in the near infra...
Electronic nose sniffs out pesticides and nerve gas
07.07.2016 - 22:23
Researchers from KU Leuven, led by Ivo Stassen and Rob Ameloot, have built a sensitive electronic nose with metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) to detect pesticides and nerve gas in very low concentrations.The best-known electronic nose is the breathalyser. As drivers breathe into the device, a chemical sensor measures the amount of alcohol in thei...
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