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RapidIO unveils 25xN 100Gbit/s specification
22.06.2016 - 07:16

The latest RapidIO specification has been released by rapidio.org. The 25xN specification is said to provide an open standard interconnect fabric for those systems requiring heterogeneous coherent scale out and non volatile storage. “With the release of the 25xN 100Gbit/s RapidIO Specification, our focus now shifts toward our Coherent S...



Nine axis motion sensor comes in ‘smallest package’
22.06.2016 - 07:09

A nine axis motion sensor from Bosch Sensortec is said to be suited to applications ranging from smartphones and smart watches to wearable electronics. According to the company, the 2.5 x 3 x 0.95mm package is the smallest of any similar device. The electronic integrates accelerometer, gyroscope and geomagnetic sensor technologies, while meet...



MIT creates chip that makes parallel programming faster, easier
22.06.2016 - 07:02

In theory, a program running on a 64 core machine, should execute 64 times as quickly as it would on a single core machine. But, according to a team from MIT, it rarely works out that way. Most computer programs are sequential, and splitting them up so that chunks can run in parallel can result in complications. Researchers from MIT’s C...



1000 processor core chip is ‘most energy efficient’
21.06.2016 - 23:23

A device containing 1000 independent programmable processors has been designed by a team at the University of California, Davis. Called KiloCore, the chip can perform 1.78trillion instructions per second and contains 621million transistors. “To the best of our knowledge,” said Professor Bevan Baas, “it is the first 1000 proc...



High efficiency hybrid photodetector from Spanish researchers
21.06.2016 - 23:20

Researchers at ICFO – the Institute of Photonic Sciences in Barcelona – have developed a hybrid photodetector capable of attaining speed, quantum efficiency and linear dynamic range, not only in the visible spectrum, but also in the near (700 to 1400nm) and short wave infra red (1400 to 3000nm) parts of the spectrum. The device is ba...



Industrial IoT starter kit launched by Avnet
19.06.2016 - 16:16

An out of the box industrial IoT starter kit from Avnet is designed to simplify prototype and development efforts, while providing an easy transition to production. The platform is based on Avnet’s MicroZed system on module (SoM) with a Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC from Xilinx and pluggable sensor solutions from Maxim Integrated and S...



Bluetooth 5 will bring more range, higher speed
19.06.2016 - 16:08

Bluetooth 5, expected to launch around the end of this year, will offer significantly increased range, speed and broadcast messaging capacity, according to the Bluetooth SIG. The organisation says longer range will deliver robust, reliable IoT connections, whilst higher speeds will optimise responsiveness. Meanwhile, increased broadcast capac...



Micro hotplate specialist acquired by ams
19.06.2016 - 16:02

Cambridge CMOS Sensors has been acquired by sensor specialist ams in an all cash transaction. Founded in 2008 as a spin off from Cambridge University, CCMOSS has built expertise in micro hotplate design and manufacturing for gas and infrared sensing. Alexander Everke, ams’ CEO, said: “The addition of CCMOSS makes ams the clear lea...



Imagination offers PUF technology on M5150 CPU
19.06.2016 - 15:56

Imagination Technologies and Intrinsic-ID are collaborating to bring higher levels of security to products that use Imagination based technologies. The first product from the partnership is the availability of Intrinsic-ID’s Physical Unclonable Function (PUF) technology for Imagination’s M5150 CPU,targeted at low power application...



Nanowire FETs could take scaling beyond 5nm node
19.06.2016 - 15:51

Belgian research centre imec has described work on the development of junctionless gate all around (GAA) nanowire FETs (NWFETs) created in lateral and vertical configurations. Such devices are said to offer simplified processing, improved reliability, reduced low frequency noise and lower IOFF values, making them attractive for advanced logic...



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