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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...



Prototype sodium-ion battery displays similar performance to lithium
29.11.2015 - 23:47

French researchers from within the RS2E network on electrochemical energy storage have developed the first battery using sodium ions in the usual "18650" format, an industry standard. The prototype batteries are claimed to have displayed performance levels comparable to their lithium counterparts, and be used to store renewable energy ...



CERN Magnet Group produced record-breaking magnetic field
29.11.2015 - 23:42

The CERN magnet group has set a world record with its racetrack test magnet which has produced a 16.2tesla (16.2T) peak field – nearly twice that produced by the current LHC dipoles and the highest ever for a dipole magnet of this configuration. The Racetrack Model Coil (RMC) is one of several demonstration test magnets being built by t...



Volvo and Microsoft develop next generation automotive technologies
28.11.2015 - 23:23

Volvo and Microsoft have revealed how Microsoft HoloLens, the world’s first fully untethered holographic computer, might be used in future to redefine how customers first encounter and explore a car, as well as how cars might be bought and sold in future. Björn Annwall, Volvos’ senior vice president of marketing, sales and se...



Smallest Raspberry Pi yet to cost just $5
28.11.2015 - 23:13

The Raspberry Pi Organisation has announced the availability of Raspberry Pi Zero, which will cost just $5. The device is also the smallest to be released, measuring 65 x 30 x 5mm. The device, described as a fully fledged member of the Raspberry Pi family, features a Broadcom BCM2835 application processor, whose 1GHz ARM11 core is 40% faster ...



'Self-healing' gel makes electronics more flexible
27.11.2015 - 23:16

A first-of-its-kind self-healing gel that is claimed to repair and connect electronic circuits has been developed by researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas. This material could create opportunities to advance the development of flexible electronics, biosensors and batteries as energy storage devices. Tech...



Smart chip tells you how healthy your battery is
27.11.2015 - 23:13

Scientists from Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore), led by Professor Rachid Yazami, have developed a smart chip which can tell you how healthy your battery is and if it is safe for use. Current warning systems only alert users when the battery is already overheating which may be too late for remedial action. Prof Yazami’s ...



Versatile single-chip sensor for ion detection in fluids
27.11.2015 - 23:08

Imec and Holst Centre have demonstrated a prototype of a single-chip electrochemical sensor for simultaneous detection of multiple ions in fluids. The demonstrator paves the way to small-sized, low-cost detection systems for agriculture, healthcare and lifestyle applications, food quality monitoring and water management. The ion sensor soluti...



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