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Transmitter architecture suits RF CMOS SoCs
23.02.2016 - 23:01

While analogue transmitters are less suitable for integration in advanced CMOS nodes, digital transmitters typically fall short when it comes to high-end performance parameters such as out-of-band noise and spurious emission. Belgian nanoelectronics research center imec and Vrije Universiteit Brussel claim to have overcome this with a transmi...



SoCs for 3D instrument clusters
17.02.2016 - 23:09

The first family in a range of SoCs intended to support 3D instrument clusters has been launched by Renesas. The R-Car D1 Series is intended to provide a smooth migration path for automotive system manufacturers as the use of colour LCD panels in instrument cluster systems becomes more widespread. In the future, the company believes, display ...



Speed and power benefits claimed for 2D semiconductor
17.02.2016 - 23:05

University of Utah engineers have discovered a 2D semiconducting material that could enable faster devices which consume less power. While researchers in this field have recently discovered 2D materials such as graphene, molybdenum disulphide and borophene, these only allow the movement of electrons. According to associate professor Ashutosh ...



CPI installs roll to roll digital lithography line to develop OTFTs
17.02.2016 - 22:57

The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) and Heidelberg Instruments have developed a high resolution, high speed roll to roll digital lithography tool for the manufacture of flexible organic thin film transistors (OTFT) used in next generation applications such as foldable display screens, sensors, integrated circuits and photo-detectors. The ...



Microchip launches online 8bit MCU development environment
16.02.2016 - 23:48

In a move targeted at developers not familiar with the PIC microcontroller, Microchip has launched MPLAB Xpress, a Cloud based integrated development environment (IDE) which it claims is the easiest way to get started with PIC MCUs. The free IDE is said to provide access to popular features from the company’s MPLAB X IDE, including a li...



Future-proofing the commercial fibre-optic infrastructure
16.02.2016 - 23:46

Researchers from University College London (UCL) have designed and tested technology that could reduce the cost of deploying fast fibre connections straight to homes. It is claimed that the technology will help address the challenges of providing households with high bandwidths while future-proofing infrastructure against the growing demand for ...



Glass optimises graphene's electronic properties for improved electronics
14.02.2016 - 22:52

A group of scientists from at the US Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory, Stony Brook University (SBU), and the Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering at SUNY Polytechnic Institute claim to have developed a method for creating resilient, customised, and high-performing graphene: layering it on top of common gla...



UCL researchers record fastest optical data transmission rate ever
14.02.2016 - 22:46

Researchers from the Optical Networks Group at University College London (UCL) claim to have set a record for the fastest ever data rate for digital information. The group achieved a rate of 1.125Tbit/s as part of research on the capacity limits of optical transmission systems, designed to address the growing demand for fast data rates. Lead ...



Silicon chip with integrated laser paves way for photonic chips
14.02.2016 - 22:40

Physicists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) claim to have developed a nanowire lasers grown on a silicon chip, making it possible to produce high-performance photonic components cost-effectively. The scientists say that this will pave the way for fast and efficient data processing with light in the future. The miniaturisation of el...



Nanowires can be tuned to emit green, blue light
14.02.2016 - 22:37

Researchers at Berkeley Labs in the US say that nanowires with diameters as small as 200nm can be tuned to a range of light including visible green and blue wavelengths. The team believes the breakthrough, which supports the emission of bright and stable laser light is ‘promising’ for optoelectronics. Nanoscale lasers could bring opt...



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