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X-Gene technology to power European server research project
26.01.2016 - 23:37

A three year €4.8million European project due to set off in February 2016 will use AppliedMicro’s X-Gene technology to develop a universal system architecture and software ecosystem for servers. As part of the UniServer project, AppliedMicro will develop custom platforms based on X-Gene that address the complexities associated with...

NXP to focus on high growth opportunities going forward
26.01.2016 - 23:32

With NXP’s acquisition of Freescale now complete – a deal which valued the latter at $11.8billion – the new, enlarged company disclosed at an event in Paris how it would be looking to address high growth opportunities in the ‘smarter world’, with target areas including the smart home, industry, healthcare and wearab...

Mouser and Red Pitaya sign global distribution deal
25.01.2016 - 23:56

Mouser has announced a global agreement with Red Pitaya, manufacturers of the Red Pitaya system, centred on an open-source software development platform for test and measurement applications. The Red Pitaya product line is designed to help designers learn programming and create designs ranging from simple DIY projects, such as automated light...

MCUs for cost-sensitive industrial and consumer applications
25.01.2016 - 23:41

Renesas has unveiled its RX230 Group of 32-bit microcontrollers (MCUs), which is claimed to offer a combination of high performance with digital signal processing (DSP) and floating point unit (FPU) with low power consumption. Featuring a 1.8 to 5.5V supply, the RX230 Group is suited for applications that require high processing performance i...

Block copolymer stacking process could be future device manufacturing method
24.01.2016 - 23:25

An MIT research team has described a first technique for stacking layers of block copolymer wires in such a way that the wires in one layer orient themselves perpendicularly to those in the layer below. According to the team, this ability to produce ‘mesh structures’ could make self assembly a more practical way to manufacture memori...

Graphene sheet aids nano device construction
24.01.2016 - 23:23

Scientists from UCLA’s California NanoSystems Institute have created a graphene sheet with minuscule holes that provides an effective way to place molecules in specific patterns. Led by Professor Paul Weiss, the researchers placed the sheet on a gold substrate, allowing molecules to attach to the gold exactly where the scientists wanted...

Micro:bit faces further delay
24.01.2016 - 23:19

The BBC has announced that the release date of its educational Micro:bit computer has been delayed again. The small, low-cost computer designed to teach Year 7 children how to code was supposed to have been released last October. This was pushed back, first due to design problems and then due to changing the power supply from a coin-shaped ba...

Processor supports 4K displays on mobile devices
21.01.2016 - 23:06

ARM has launched what is says is its highest performing and most power efficient 4K capable display processor. The Mali-DP650, which is optimised for 2.5K formats, is intended to drive new visual content and gaming experiences on mobile devices. “The processor will enable mobile screens with multiple composition layers, for graphics and...

Public testbed to speed the path to 5G
21.01.2016 - 23:04

The NYU WIRELESS research centre has announced it will build an advanced programmable platform to design, prototype, and validate technologies vital for the millimetre wave (mmWave) radio spectrum, which is claimed to be potentially key to launching 5G. Funded by a National Science Foundation (NSF) programme that supports exploratory work on ...

YES’s UKAS accredited testing to include radio devices
21.01.2016 - 23:00

York EMC Services (YES) has expanded its UKAS accreditation to add the testing of products containing a radio function to its portfolio. Short Range Devices (SRDs) feature amongst YES’s initial accreditation encompassing products ranging from car key fobs to security and social alarms. The Radio and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment...

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