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Oxford Space Systems wins BEEAs Grand Prix 2015
02.11.2015 - 23:10

Oxford Space Systems (OSS) has won the Grand Prix at this year’s British Engineering Excellence Awards. Just two years old, the company has already raised more than £1million in investment and will see one of its products launched into space in 2016. Every satellite requires some form of deployable structure and designers need to ...



IDT introduces a solution to ease compliance with latest network synchronisation standards
30.10.2015 - 19:17

Integrated Device Technology (IDT) has introduced a hardware and software solution that is claimed to simplify IEEE 1588 synchronisation of network communications equipment. The 82P339xx-1 products are composed of IEEE 1588-compliant software and IDT Synchronisation Management Unit (SMU) chips that deliver a complete telecom network synchronisat...



InP lasers grown on silicon substrate by imec, Ghent University
30.10.2015 - 19:13

Belgian nanotechnology research centre imec, along with Ghent University, has created arrays of indium phosphide lasers integrated monolithically on 300mm silicon substrates in a CMOS pilot line. The achievement is said to provide a path toward high volume manufacturing of cost effective photonic integrated circuits with monolithically integrate...



Scientists develop super sensitive magnetic sensor
30.10.2015 - 19:10

Researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have developed a hybrid magnetic sensor that they claim is more sensitive than most commercially available sensors. This could encourage the development of smaller and cheaper sensors for fields such as consumer electronics, information and communication technology and automotive. Wh...



‘Ultimate’ battery demonstrated by Cambridge researchers
30.10.2015 - 19:05

Researchers at Cambridge University have developed a working laboratory demonstrator of what they call the ‘ultimate battery’. The lithium-oxygen battery is said to have high energy density, to be more than 90% efficient and which has, so far, been recharged more than 2000 times. The energy density of the battery is said to be com...



Ambiq Micro low energy MCU to power next-generation wearables
30.10.2015 - 18:56

Ambiq Micro has announced that its Apollo microcontroller (MCU) has been selected by Misfit as the ‘brain’ in the Misfit Shine 2 Fitness and Sleep Monitor. The next-generation Misfit Shine 2 is claimed to provide new features, functions and capabilities without sacrificing its six month battery life.Shine 2 tracks activity and sle...



Element14 announces Raspberry Pi customisation agreement
30.10.2015 - 18:52

Element14 has signed an exclusive global agreement with Raspberry Pi Trading to provide design and manufacturing services to OEM customers looking to create bespoke designs using the Raspberry Pi technology platform. In what was described as the next phase in the development of the Raspberry Pi Eben Upton, CEO of Raspberry Pi Trading, said, &...



All optical switch created on silicon, says research team
29.10.2015 - 23:46

Researchers from Lomonosov Moscow State University and the Australian National University in Canberra have created an all optical switch on a silicon nanostructures and suggest the device may become a platform for future computers. The work originated three years ago, when several groups of researchers determined that silicon nanoparticles ex...



VC funding of start ups remains strong, according to recent report
27.10.2015 - 23:50

While there seems to be a lack of enthusiasm when it comes to spending money on R&D in the UK, that’s not the case when it comes to investing in start ups. According to Venture Pulse Q3 2015 – a recent report from KPMG and CB Insights – the UK remains Europe’s ‘hot spot’, attracting 29% of what the company...



Nucleus RTOS updated to offer TrustZone technology
27.10.2015 - 23:25

Mentor Graphics has updated the Embedded Nucleus real time operating system (RTOS) with the addition of ARM TrustZone technology to support designs based on Cortex-A processors. The latest release also includes support for low power, resource constrained IoT devices with 6LoWPAN and IEEE802.15.4 wireless connectivity. “Nucleus RTOS supp...



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