Nanoscale photodetector is the first step to making photonic circuits competitive
10.10.2015 - 22:22
Researchers at the University of Rochester, New York have succeeded in shrinking photonic devices below the diffraction limit of visible light - around 200 to 300nm - a necessary step on the road to making photonic circuits competitive with today's technology. The scientists developed a nanoscale photodetector that uses molybdenum disulphide to...
Graphene heterostructures produce ultra-fast photodetectors
09.10.2015 - 23:19
A research group led by Professor Frank Koppens from the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO) has shown that a two-dimensional crystal, combined with graphene, has the capability to detect optical pulses with a response faster than 10ps.Ultra-fast detection of light lies at the heart of optical communication systems. Driven by the IoT and 5G,...
NI announces Engineering Impact Awards finalists
09.10.2015 - 22:07
National Instruments (NI) has announced the shortlist of finalists for its 2015 Engineering Impact Awards, which honour Northern Europe’s most innovative engineering projects using NI software and hardware.The finalists in this year’s Engineering Impact Awards have combined their expertise with NI tools, in order to solve challengin...
Making street lights smart
09.10.2015 - 22:03
Continental is expanding its automotive expertise to smart street lighting. After oil lamps, gas lamps, and electric street lights, LED street lights are the next step towards a lower energy, connected lighting system. Continental says that, in addition to energy savings of around one third, LEDs require less maintenance reducing costs further....
Organic semiconductors get ‘weird’ at the edges, says research team
09.10.2015 - 22:00
Scientists at the University of British Columbia have discovered that electronic properties at the edges of organic molecular systems differ from the rest of the material and say this could enable cheaper, more efficient devices.“We found that polarisation induced energy level shifts from the edge of these materials to the interior are si...
Industry’s first integrated ICs for motorcycle ABS systems
07.10.2015 - 07:41
Freescale has introduced the SB0400 and SB0401, said to be the industry’s first ICs specifically engineered for ABS systems on motorcycles and scooters. By incorporating these 7 x 7mm devices into their designs, Freescale says that manufacturers of ECUs no longer need to rely on larger ABS ICs developed for automobiles.Freescale’s t...
Latest version of Linux continues development of IoT devices
07.10.2015 - 07:37
Wind River has introduced the latest version of Wind River Linux. Wind River Linux 8 is said to bring together the flexibility and interoperability of open source along with improved user experience and scalability for addressing the opportunities and challenges of IoT.The latest version of Wind River Linux is claimed to deliver a reduction in...
Japan to test autonomous taxi service
07.10.2015 - 07:33
Japan has announced that it is to start testing an autonomous taxi service on its public roads in 2016, as the country looks to show off its technology in time for the Olympic Games being held in Tokyo in 2020.According to the Nikkei the self-driving taxi service programme will look to have a fleet of driverless taxis up and running in time for...
Dialog launches Bluetooth support for Apple HomeKit smart home accessories
07.10.2015 - 07:31
Dialog Semiconductor has released a Bluetooth Smart development kit, which supports Apple HomeKit, to accelerate development of smart home accessories. In a recent report on the connected home, BI Intelligence predicted that the smart home market will grow at an annual rate of 67% between now and 2019, resulting in 1.8 billion accessories being shi...
IBM says nanotube contact solution will enable 1.8nm devices
07.10.2015 - 07:26
A major breakthrough claimed by IBM Research could see carbon nanotubes replacing silicon transistors more quickly than previously expected. According to the scientists, they have shown a new way to shrink transistor contacts without reducing performance of carbon nanotube devices, potentially enabling faster, smaller and more powerful devices....
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