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 exhib...
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 ca...
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 support...
Silicon-based platform to develop of low-power ‘smart and connected’ devices
27.10.2015 - 23:14
CEVA has introduced a silicon-based DSP development platform to accelerate the deployment of ‘smart and connected’ devices. The platform incorporates a wealth of processing, connectivity, sensing and application software which are the building blocks for prototyping IoT devices.The platform is built around a power-optimised CEVA-Tea...
Premier EDA recognised by Investment in Young People
27.10.2015 - 23:09
Premier EDA Solutions has been awarded the Investment in Young People mark for its commitment to assisting the transition of young people from education into employment.The work has been in process since 2011, when Philip Mayo, managing director of Premier EDA Solutions, started a youth development programme. The programme initially sponsored e...
Bendy batteries for wearables
27.10.2015 - 23:02
Looking to address the form and size issues posed by the latest wearable devices, Samsung has launched the Stripe and Band batteries.The Stripe battery, which is said to bend and conform as freely as a fibre, is a 0.3mm thick device aimed at a broad range of wearable electronics devices. It contains multiple elements developed independently by...
Microchip to launch CAN-FD based products featuring Kvaser IP
26.10.2015 - 20:01
Microchip says Kvaser’s CAN and CAN FD IP will be featured in a range of products targeted at automotive and industrial applications. The devices are expected to appear in the middle of 2016.As part of the collaboration, Kvaser says it has benefited from Microchip’s integration expertise and test capabilities and notes the two compa...
Feature code avoids biometric data passing across open networks
26.10.2015 - 19:54
Building on earlier work, Fujitsu Laboratories has developed a technology which it says can turn biometric data, such as a map of the veins in the palm, into a cryptographic key. The approach, which uses randomised numbers to create a 2kbit feature code, is also said to avoid having to send biometric data across a network.According to the devel...
Carbon nanotubes boost dielectric capacitor energy density
26.10.2015 - 19:50
Researchers at the University of Delaware and the Chinese Academy of Sciences have used nanotechnology to boost the energy density of dielectric capacitors.One of the keys to the success of the new capacitor is said to be its interdigitated design, which decreases significantly the distance between opposing electrodes and therefore increases th...
Deformable electronics circuits set to enable new types of product
26.10.2015 - 19:47
imec and CMST, its associated lab at Ghent University, have developed thermoplastically deformable electronics technology that is said to enable the creation of low cost 2.5D free form rigid electronic objects. The technology is being tested by Philips for use in LED lamp carriers, a downlight luminaire and a omnidirectional lightsource.The app...
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