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5G Innovation Centre opens at University of Surrey
20.09.2015 - 23:15

The University of Surrey has opened the 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC), the world’s largest academic research centre dedicated to next generation mobile and wireless connectivity and a facility which it says will secure the UK’s leading role in the development of next generation communications technology. The centre, which will accom...

Signal processing development platform
16.09.2015 - 22:50

RFEL has announced qu-IQ, a flexible, resource rich development platform for demanding signal processing applications. With a Xilinx Kintex 7 FPGA, a Xilinx Zynq 7045 SoChip and 3Gbyte of on board DDR3 memory, the platform is housed on a PCIe 2.0 host card.The qu-IQ features 750k logic cells and nearly 2500 DSP48 slices, which provides a resourc...

European project explores next generation communications networks
16.09.2015 - 22:47

A €7.3million pan European project involving industry, research institutes and universities from four countries will evaluate the infrastructure required for next generation communications networks and services. According to the project – called 5G XHaul – its goal is to find solutions to the growing demand for broadband. It ...

Josephson junction could generate GHz frequencies from MHz input
16.09.2015 - 13:52

Researchers at the Italian National Research Council (SPIN-CNR) and the Italian National Enterprise for nanoScience and nanoTechnology (NEST-CNR) claim to have devised an inexpensive way to turn low frequency signals into higher frequencies. The approach makes use of a Josephson junction, currently used to make extremely sensitive voltmeters ...

Hitaltech signed to distribute Omron components
16.09.2015 - 13:50

Hitaltech has been appointed as an authorised distributor for Omron Electronic Components. As part of the deal, Hitaltech will offer Omron’s range of FPC-FFC connectors, including the XF3M, pictured, said to be ideal for applications requiring a connection between an LCD panel and a PCB or for other board to board connections. “We...

Conrad adds 650 power modules to portfolio
14.09.2015 - 23:17

Conrad Business Supplies has extended its range of power supplies and supporting accessories, with the addition of more than 650 products from Delta Electronics. The company’s product range is said to offer high efficiency performance in applications requiring a wide input voltage range. Delta Electronics provides high performance off t...

Power module has ‘highest power density and performance’
14.09.2015 - 23:14

Said to be the first 80A fully encapsulated digital DC/DC PMBus power module that provides point of load (POL) conversions for FPGAs, DSPs, ASICs, processors and memory, the ISL8273M is a complete step down regulated power supply that operates from 5V or 12V power rails. Multi-phase current sharing of up to four ISL8273M power modules enables...

MPUs targeted at industrial IoT and wearable applications
14.09.2015 - 23:09

A new series of ARM Cortex-A5 based microprocessors has been launched by Atmel, which says the devices deliver the lowest power consumption of all MPUs in its class. Called the SAMA5D2 series, the parts are said to consume less than 200µA in retention mode with context preserved and to wake up in 30µs.  Called the SAMA5D2 ser...

Spectrum monitoring range extended
14.09.2015 - 23:07

CRFS is launching the latest additions to its RFeye node family at DSEI 2015. The RFeye family has been designed for continuous remote monitoring of the spectrum, providing real time information on spectrum use, as well as the ability to map, display and analyse high volumes of data. The devices support direction finding and radio geolocation te...

V2X technology senses danger before you see it
12.09.2015 - 22:14

Continental will presented a left-turn assist based on Vehicle-to-X (V2X) technology in the outdoor area of the New Mobility World at the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA). The technology issues an audible and visual warning to alert the driver of an impending collision due to the presence of a hidden approaching vehicle during a left-turn manoeuvre. A...

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