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Micron’s first commercially available persistent memory solution addresses big data challenges
12.11.2015 - 23:06

Micron Technology has introduced its 8GByte DDR4 NVDIMM, the company's first commercially available solution in the persistent memory category. Persistent memory balances latency, bandwidth, capacity and cost, delivering DRAM-like access to critical data and allowing system designers to better manage overall costs. As data centres evolve ...



Solar panels could be broadband receivers, says research team
12.11.2015 - 23:03

Solar panels can not only be used to power data communication systems, but may also be able to act as broadband receivers. The idea has been developed by Edinburgh University’s LiFi R&D centre and spin off pureLiFI, who also suggest that smart watches might be powered and connected to the internet using light. Tom Higgison, IP proje...



Imagination expands MIPS CPU core portfolio
10.11.2015 - 23:51

Imagination Technologies has added the embedded 32bit M-class M6200 and M6250 CPUs and high end P-class P6600 64bit CPU to its portfolio. The additions all build on the MIPS Release 6 architecture. The P6600 is said to build on the 32bit P5600 and to pave the way to higher performance 64bit MIPS processors. Meanwhile, the M6200 and M6250 broa...



Battery management company gets £1.2m investment
10.11.2015 - 23:46

Edinburgh based battery management company Dukosi has received a £1.2million investment following a recent funding round. The cash will be used to accelerate the commercialisation of its technology, which is applicable in automotive and energy storage applications. CEO Dr Gordon Povey said: “We are seeing significant growth in the...



HD virtual display for smart glasses
10.11.2015 - 23:43

A spin off from Finnish research centre VTT is commercialising a display that will allow information to be presented at high definition within the user’s field of vision. According to Dispelix, this will not only enable smartglasses to replace smartphones and tablets, but also allow users to see the world around them. The technology is ...



Rapid prototyping system that prints PCBs in minutes wins James Dyson Award
10.11.2015 - 23:40

Four engineering students from the University of Waterloo, Canada, have won an international James Dyson award. Their invention, the Voltera V-One, is a laptop-sized PCB printer that can turn design files into prototype circuit boards in minutes, cutting both the time and cost involved in designing and prototyping PCBs. Voltera V-One uses the...



Industry’s first heterogeneous SiP devices that integrate HBM2 DRAM with FPGAs
10.11.2015 - 23:36

Altera has unveiled the industry’s first heterogeneous System-in-Package (SiP) devices that integrate stacked High-Bandwidth Memory (HBM2) from SK Hynix with Stratix 10 FPGAs and SoCs. Stratix 10 DRAM SiP represents a class of devices that is specifically architected to meet the most demanding memory bandwidth requirements in high-performa...



British scale-ups call for the spotlight
10.11.2015 - 23:33

Sherry Coutu, chair of the Scale-Up Institute, announced the results of this year’s Scale-Up survey at the Innovate 2015 conference. She released data that illustrates over 90% of scale-ups in Britain want their details more readily shared across public and private sectors to attract essential support to continue their expansion. At the...



Lauterbach partners with Wind River
10.11.2015 - 23:30

Wind River and Lauterbach have announced that they are working together to ensure interoperability between the Wind River operating systems and Lauterbach debugging tools. Barry Lock, UK manager at Lauterbach, said: “The cooperation between Wind River and Lauterbach has enabled our engineers to provide a complete ‘OS Awareness&rsq...



ARM unveils platforms to accelerate mass deployment of IoT devices
10.11.2015 - 23:27

ARM has released the ARM mbed IoT Device Platform, a suite of products to accelerate secure IoT technology deployments at scale by businesses. The platform includes mbed Device Connector, a free service that businesses can use to connect and securely manage IoT devices. It also includes the enhanced mbed OS and mbed Reference Designs. It is clai...



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