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Storing electricity in paper
07.12.2015 - 22:51

Researchers at Linköping University’s Laboratory of Organic Electronics have developed ‘power paper’. The material consists of nanocellulose and a conductive polymer and has the ability to store energy. The researchers claim that one sheet, 15cm in diameter and a few tenths of a millimetre thick can store as much as 1fa...



Low current spintronics could be adopted in all future electronics
07.12.2015 - 22:49

A team of scientists, from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) and the Russian Quantum Centre, claim to have demonstrated a method of exciting magnetic vortices using less current. Controlling magnetic vortices, through spin or otherwise, is what scientists are researching as a foundation for the electronics of the future, c...



Photonic 'sintering' may create new solar and electronics manufacturing technologies
07.12.2015 - 22:43

Engineers at Oregon State University claim to have made a breakthrough in understanding the physics of photonic ‘sintering’, which could lead to advances in solar cells, flexible electronics, sensors and other high-tech products printed onto something as simple as a sheet of paper or plastic. Sintering is the fusing of nanoparticl...



EnSilica ports ThreadX RTOS to embedded processor cores
07.12.2015 - 22:38

In a move which gives its customers access to one of the most popular real time operating systems, EnSilica has ported Express Logic’s ThreadX RTOS to its eSi-RISC family of embedded processor cores. “While some eSi-RISC customers often choose an open-source RTOS, others believe that a commercially supported RTOS is more preferabl...



Development platform for wearable devices
06.12.2015 - 23:55

A development platform for use in designing low-power wearable devices has been launched by Lattice Semiconductor. Based on the iCE40 Ultra FPGA, the platform features a large number of sensors and peripherals. “One of the more popular applications to emerge from the growing Internet of Things market is wearable devices,” said pro...



Automotive SoC features ARM cores, PowerVR graphics
06.12.2015 - 23:30

Renesas Electronics has unveiled the third generation of R-Car, an automotive SoC targeted at safety and in vehicle infotainment systems. The device, which features ARM Cortex-A57 and A53 cores, boasts a processing performance of 40,000 DMIPS. It also integrates Imagination Technologies’ PowerVR GX6650 GPU and the IMP-X5 parallel programma...



Diamond nanodots made from Q-carbon could be used in displays, switches and power electronics
01.12.2015 - 22:19

Researchers from North Carolina State University have discovered a new phase of solid carbon, called Q-carbon. It is said to be distinct from known phases of graphite and diamond. They have also developed a technique for using Q-carbon to make diamond-related structures at room temperature and at ambient atmospheric pressure in air. Q-carbon ...



Euro cluster launches to support ECSEL initiative
01.12.2015 - 22:16

PENTA – a new EUREKA cluster – has been launched with the ambition to stimulate up to €1.5billion of investment in research and development in the electronics components and systems industry. According to PENTA, it has already received guarantees for the first €500,000 of funding. The organisation says it has been establ...



Security capability launched for embedded products
01.12.2015 - 22:14

In a move designed to enhanced security, UltraSOC has extended its on chip monitoring and analytics capability to embedded products ranging from embedded IoT devices to enterprise systems. Called Bare Metal Security, the features are implemented as hardware running underneath the operating system. According to the company, the features are no...



IoT development kit for smart home and connected products
01.12.2015 - 22:11

Imagination Technologies has launched the Creator Ci40 development kit, designed to support the development of smart home, IoT and other connected products. However, according to the developer, the kit also has the ability to be used as a high speed wireless router. The board runs Linux and Brillo and Imagination says Creator has been selecte...



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