Samsung brings DSLR imaging technology to smartphones
09.03.2016 - 17:45
A 12Mpixel image sensor for smartphones from Samsung is claimed to improve the quality of mobile phone pictures. With 1.4µm pixels, the device takes advantage of Dual Pixel technology, previously applied only in digital SLR cameras. According to Samsung, the technology enables rapid autofocus and ‘premium’ image quality on mobile...
Barclays’ Eagle Labs help start-ups take flight
09.03.2016 - 17:42
Barclays is opening up branch and office space around the UK, inviting businesses and individuals to build their digital and business skills through its Eagle Labs, which the bank hopes will encourage innovation in the future of fast growth sectors, in addition to UK manufacturing and production.The bank says the Eagle Labs will provide access...
Embedded World in brief
08.03.2016 - 23:39
This year’s Embedded World event in Nuremberg saw an increased focus on the Internet of Things (IoT) and security as development in this area is becoming more mature and the threats posed by hackers and malware is understood better.Among the announcements at Embedded World was the launch of the Visible Things platform for the development...
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 perform...
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 fo...
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 to...
'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 'bend...
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 ligh...
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 becaus...
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 os...
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