Tektronix unveils 1GHz optically isolated measurement system
23.03.2016 - 23:15
Tektronix has unveiled its IsoVu technology at APEC 2016, the technology is claimed to offer complete galvanic isolation between a device under test (DUT) and an oscilloscope through the use of electro-optical sensors. Tektronix says it will be the industry’s first measurement solution capable of accurately resolving high bandwidth differenti...
Faradion wins Government funding for sodium-ion development
21.03.2016 - 23:15
Three weeks after announcing a partnership aimed at developing sodium ion cells for solar applications, Sheffield based Faradion will share £1.3million of Government funding from a competition aimed at cutting vehicle emissions. Joining Faradion in the latest project are Scottish company AGM Batteries and WMG, from the University of Warwick....
Silicon photonics lane rates pushed to 50Gbit/s
21.03.2016 - 23:12
Using process and design optimisations, Belgian nanoelectronics research centre imec has upgraded its integrated silicon photonics platform with technology that is said to support non return to zero (NRZ) lane rates of 50Gbit/s. The development, according to imec, is an important milestone in the realisation of high data rate silicon integrated opt...
EU project to develop multicore programming approach
21.03.2016 - 23:09
A three year European programme with funding of €3.9million, is bringing together industry and researchers to develop a tool chain for what the partners call ‘efficient, standardised and real time capable programming’.The ARGO project, being coordinated by Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), is working on a method to conve...
ORNL discovery looks to replace silicon in some applications
19.03.2016 - 22:41
A team of researchers from the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have developed a processing technique that could bring two-dimensional electronic devices closer to their ultimate promise of low power, high efficiency and mechanical flexibility.Led by Olga Ovchinnikova of ORNL's Centre for Nanophase Materi...
Superconductor-based memory could be hundreds of times faster than current devices
19.03.2016 - 22:35
Scientists from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) and the Moscow State University claim to have developed a memory cell based on superconductors that could work hundreds of times faster than the types of memory devices currently used.Alexander Golubov, head of MIPT's Laboratory of Quantum Topological Phenomena in Superconduc...
Contest encourages advances in MEMS technology
19.03.2016 - 22:33
The MEMS Design Contest has been launched by Cadence Design Systems, Coventor, X-FAB and Reutlingen University at DATE 2016. The contest aims to encourage greater ingenuity with regard to the integration of MEMS devices and mixed-signal CMOS blocks.Design teams are encouraged to propose design concepts that combine MEMS and mixed-signal technol...
Graphene market to reach 3800 tonnes per year in 2026
19.03.2016 - 22:29
IDTechEx Research has projected that the graphene market will grow to $220m in 2026. This forecast is at the material level and does not count the value of graphene-enabled products. According to the research, continual decline in average sales prices will accompany the revenue growth, meaning that volume sales will reach nearly 3800 tonnes per ann...
Bluetooth LE module has 400m range
16.03.2016 - 23:48
A Bluetooth Low Energy module from Cypress is said to extend range to 400m, eight times more than current solutions. Using the EZ-BLE PSoC XT/XR module, the company claims, will open the use of Bluetooth connectivity to a range of home automation, industrial and smart city applications.The EZ-BLE PSoC XT/XR CYBLE-224110-00 module is supplied in...
It’s time to enter the British Engineering Excellence Awards
16.03.2016 - 23:45
Entries to the British Engineering Excellence Awards – Findlay Media’s celebration of all that’s good about engineering in the UK – are now open.Since the British Engineering Excellence Awards – BEEAs – were launched in 2009, the winning entries have ranged in size from chip designs to pipe laying systems, wi...
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