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Nanoscale magnetic circuit moves data in 3D
Nanoscale magnetic circuit moves data in 3D22.11.2017 - 23:25

Researchers at the University of Cambridge, working with a team from TU Eindhoven, have used 3D nanoprinting to create a nanoscale magnetic circuit which is said to be capable of moving information in three dimensions. The team claims this could lead to an ‘important increase’ in storage and processing capacities.“We have demo...



Imec and Panasonic develop innovative nanocomposite electrolyte
Imec and Panasonic develop innovative nanocomposite electrolyte22.11.2017 - 23:13

Imec and Panasonic have announced that they have developed a solid nanocomposite electrolyte for next-generation batteries with a lithium ion conductivity several times greater than its liquid equivalent.The ion conductivity already reaches several mS/cm at room temperature and imec and Panasonic have set a goal to develop innovative solid nano...



Arduino upgrades its Create Cloud platform to enable Linux based IoT devices
Arduino upgrades its Create Cloud platform to enable Linux based IoT devices06.11.2017 - 23:42

Arduino has released a set of new features for its Create Cloud platform aimed at expanding the number of Arduino supported platforms for the development of IoT applications.Following this release Arduino Create Cloud users will now be able to programme Linux boards as if they were regular Arduino boards. Multiple Arduino programmes can run sim...



Structured light beams create new optical opportunities
Structured light beams create new optical opportunities06.11.2017 - 23:33

Structured beams of light which exhibit strange behaviour could have such applications as super-resolution imaging and communications, according to researchers the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, who have have developed a tool to generate new states of light in a different way.“We have developed a metasurface; a new to...



Flexible THz detector uses graphene transistors
Flexible THz detector uses graphene transistors06.11.2017 - 23:15

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have developed a flexible detector for terahertz frequencies which features graphene transistors on plastic substrates.The device, said to be the first of its kind, has the potential to extend the use of terahertz technology to applications that will require flexible electronics, such as wire...



SiFive, Flex Logix look to boost custom silicon starts
SiFive, Flex Logix look to boost custom silicon starts06.11.2017 - 23:04

An agreement between SiFive and Flex Logix will see the latter’s EFLX embedded FPGA technology available for use in the SiFive Freedom Platform as part of the DesignShare programme. According to the partners, this will reduce time to market and remove some of the barriers that have blocked smaller companies from developing custom silicon....



Diamond based MOSFET features deep depletion
Diamond based MOSFET features deep depletion28.10.2017 - 23:29

Wide bandgap semiconductors, seen as significantly more energy-efficient, have emerged as leading contenders in the creation of FETs for next-generation power electronics.While diamond is believed to be the most ideal wide band gap material, one of the challenges in creating diamond MOSFETs is increasing the hole channel carrier mobility. Howev...



‘Flexible microcontroller’ unveiled at ARM TechCon
‘Flexible microcontroller’ unveiled at ARM TechCon28.10.2017 - 23:26

Flex Logic has demonstrated an initial version of what it calls a flexible microcontroller design. The approach, unveiled at ARM TechCon, integrates an embedded FPGA on MCU processor and peripheral buses. This, says the company, will enable ‘unprecedented improvements in performance, cost and time to market for next generation chips’....



Intel starts shipments of Stratix 10 SX SoC FPGAs
Intel starts shipments of Stratix 10 SX SoC FPGAs28.10.2017 - 23:21

Intel has started shipping the Stratix 10 SX FPGA. The device, which integrates a quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 processor and features more than 1million logic elements, is said to suit 5G wireless communication, software defined radio, secure computing for military applications, network function virtualisation and data centre acceleration.“Wi...



Crossover processors to empower edge devices
Crossover processors to empower edge devices28.10.2017 - 23:16

NXP says it is creating a new category called the crossover processor with the introduction of the RT1050, a device said to blend the benefits of applications processors with those of microcontrollers.Geoff Lees, general manager of NXP’s microcontroller business, said the i.MX RT is intended for edge processing applications. “NXP se...






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