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Curtiss-Wright meets USAF radar study targets
08.03.2016 - 23:31

According to Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions (CWDS), its proposed multiprocessor High Performance Embedded Computing (HPEC) radar processing architecture has met the targets laid down in the US Air Force’s Next Generation Radar Processor Study. The goal of the study was to assess how cost-effectively COTS hardware and software could perfo...

2D materials could enable new optoelectronic devices
08.03.2016 - 23:27

Materials developed by a team of physicists from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and The University of Manchester could enable a new generation of optoelectronic devices. According to the researchers, the materials make it easier to manipulate excitons – electrons and electron holes bound to each other by an electrostatic...

UK research team grows laser on silicon substrate
07.03.2016 - 22:48

In a development which has potentially wide ranging implications, a UK research team says it has demonstrated the first practical laser that has been grown directly on a silicon substrate. As data rates continue to climb, passing data between chips using conventional electrical interconnects is proving more and more difficult. The solution is...

'Bending current' may enable MRAM
07.03.2016 - 22:42

MRAM (magnetic random access memory) is faster, more efficient and robust than other kinds of data storage. However, switching bits still requires too much electrical power to make large-scale application practicable. Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) say they have discovered a way of solving this problem by using a 'b...

Accelerating the commercialisation of flexible OLED lighting
02.03.2016 - 21:32

Europe’s technology leaders in the development of flexible organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) for lighting and signage applications have formed a consortium, called ‘PI-SCALE’, that aims to create a Europe-wide pilot line to enable companies of all sizes to quickly and cost effectively test and scale up their flexible OLED l...

Spinning more efficient electronic devices
02.03.2016 - 21:29

A team of researchers, led by a group from the University of California, Riverside, claims to have demonstrated the first transmission of electrical signals through insulators in a sandwich-like structure, a development that could help create more energy efficient electronic devices. The UC Riverside-led research is said to be significant bec...

Keysight to deliver high bandwidth oscilloscopes
02.03.2016 - 21:25

Keysight Technologies has announced turn-on chipsets using indium phosphide (InP) semiconductor technology that it says will bring real-time and equivalent-time oscilloscopes offering bandwidths greater than 100GHz. The company says the oscilloscopes will also feature 10-bit A/D converters and more than one maximum bandwidth input channel per...

SmartKem sets organic semiconductor world record
02.03.2016 - 21:23

SmartKem has reported its solution-processed organic semiconductor, tru-FLEX, has set a world record in digital circuit performance. The tru-FLEX-based five-stage organic thin-film transistor (OTFT) ring oscillator using solution coating is claimed to operate with an oscillation frequency above 500kHz and stage delay of less than 200ns. This ...

Finnish project addresses optical switching and transmission
02.03.2016 - 21:20

Finland's VTT Technical Research Centre and Aalto University, together with a number of partners, are embarking on a project to develop optical switching and transmission technologies. The work is intended to improve the scalability and energy efficiency of data centres and 5G networks. The project, part of Finnish funding agency Tekes&rs...

ECG readout chip may enable wearable medical SoCs
02.03.2016 - 21:16

Nanoelectronics research centre imec and Holst Centre have developed an ECG readout chip which uses time domain circuit techniques. According to the partners, the device offers consistent beat detection abilities and may pave the way for low cost, low power multisensor SoCs for wearable medical devices. The chip, which has an area of 0.015mm2...

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