Making IoT configuration more secure
10.09.2015 - 13:47
Researchers from the University of Southampton have identified easy-to-use techniques to configure IoT objects, to make them more secure, helping protect them from online attacks.The increased connectivity of the IoT brings additional risk. Setting personalised and strong passwords when connecting new devices to the Internet can mitigate such r...
Intersil boosts MOSFET expertise with $19m acquisition
09.09.2015 - 21:19
In a $19million cash deal, Intersil has acquired MOSFET developer Great Wall Semiconductor (GWS). Founded in 2002, GWS has been awarded 22 patents related to lateral low voltage power MOSFET technologyAccording to Intersil, GWS’ existing and emerging FET products, combined with Intersil’s power controller portfolio, are expected to...
Arrow Electronics expands development kit portfolio with DECA evaluation board
09.09.2015 - 21:15
Arrow Electronics has announced the latest addition to its portfolio of development tools with the Arrow DECA evaluation board, featuring Altera’s MAX 10 FPGA and Enpirion power solutions. The MAX 10 FPGAs are claimed to integrate dual-configuration flash, analogue blocks, memory, DSP and embedded processing capabilities all within a single c...
GaN devices for base station transmitters chart path to 5G cellular infrastructure
09.09.2015 - 20:38
Infineon Technologies has introduced its first devices in a family of Gallium Nitride (GaN) on Silicon Carbide (SiC) RF power transistors. The devices are claimed to allow manufacturers of mobile base stations to build smaller, more powerful and more flexible transmitters.With higher efficiency, improved power density and more bandwidth than cu...
Record numbers of first time exhibitors at DSEI 2015
09.09.2015 - 20:35
The Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) begins in just over a week and while it is still home to the usual industry giants such as Airbus, BAE Systems, Boeing, Finmeccanica, General Dynamics, Rolls-Royce, SAAB and Thales it is proving to be an increasingly important sales arena for SMEs.According to the show’s organisers t...
Integrating multiple antennas into vehicle OBD and telematics
07.09.2015 - 22:58
Antenova Ltd has built a model design for On Board Devices (OBD) and vehicle telematics. The OBD design is said to use three antennas inside an OBD housing to link to a satellite (GNSS), Bluetooth and a terrestrial network, whilst obtaining optimum performance from all three antennas simultaneously. The design also features a small GNSS RF module t...
Intel to invest $50m in quantum research collaboration
07.09.2015 - 22:55
Intel, Delft University of Technology and TNO, the Dutch Organisation for Applied Research, have embarked on a 10 year project to accelerate advancements in quantum computing. As part of the collaboration, Intel will invest $50million, as well as engineering resources and technical support."A fully functioning quantum computer is at least...
The multiferroic sandwich
07.09.2015 - 22:53
Italy’s International School of Advanced Studies (SISSA) and Northwestern University, Illinois, are conducting a study into the development of a ‘multiferroic’ material that contained both elements of magnetism and ferroelectricity.Obtaining the two properties in one material to make sensors, computer memory and other componen...
Developing compostable printed electronics
07.09.2015 - 22:49
Researchers at Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT) have received €1.7million funding from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research to develop printed electronics made of compostable natural materials and processes for industrial production.This is to combat the two million tons of electronic scrap being produced annually in Germ...
Loongson processors run both ARM and x86 instructions
07.09.2015 - 22:47
China’s Loongson Technology has launched two quad-core processors based on the company’s GS464E 64-bit processor architecture, the Loogson-3A2000 and -3B2000. The two MIPS64 devices are said to execute both ARM and x86 instructions using LoongBT, a binary translation technology for Linux.The Loongson-3A2000 and -3B2000 are four-way...
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