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Superionic conductors set to enable solid state electrolytes in Li-ion batteries
19.08.2015 - 12:28

Researchers at MIT and Samsung, in conjunction with the University of California at San Diego and the University of Maryland, have developed a solid state electrolyte for lithium ion batteries and say their work could greatly improve device lifetime and safety, while boosting the amount of power stored in a given space. The results, reported ...



Stanford researcher shines light on new approach to optical applications
19.08.2015 - 12:24

While optical technologies have the potential to reduce the power consumption of computers, speed telecommunications and make better chemical and biological sensors, the basic building blocks are mirrors and lenses, which lack the versatility to perform these functions and are difficult to scale.  A new approach to designing optical tech...



Google challenged by smart contact lens developer over technology progress
19.08.2015 - 12:21

California based EPGL Medical Sciences says it holds what it believes to be the most potentially valuable patents pending in the field of smart contact lenses and is challenging Google to provide an update on the progress it has made. The move appears to be part of a fund raising exercise by the company. "We are actively seeking potentia...



Signal generators offer boosted performance
18.08.2015 - 23:24

Tektronix has expanded its AFG3000C Arbitrary/Function Generator Series with two 150MHz models that are claimed to deliver more performance than competitive offerings. Slotting between existing 100 and 240MHz models in the Tektronix AFG3000C line-up, the AFG3151C and AFG3152C are said to deliver 25% more bandwidth and 59% more output zone wit...



Rambus launches server memory chipset
18.08.2015 - 23:21

Rambus is adding fabless semiconductor company to its list of capabilities with the launch of the R+ DDR4 server memory chipset. The offering is said to bring better performance and capacity to enterprise and data centre applications. The RB26 will be the first in a family of R+ chips. JEDEC compliant, the memory module chipset is designed to...



Airbus and Lime partner for the development of a GNSS receiver
18.08.2015 - 23:19

Lime Microsystems and Airbus Defence and Space, with funding from Innovate UK, have announced a joint development of robust Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) products. Airbus D&S, using Lime's Field Programmable RF (FPRF) transceiver technology, is developing a robust timing receiver that exploits signals from the Galileo satelli...



Atomic layers 'sandwiched' to make new materials for energy storage
18.08.2015 - 23:15

Drexel University researchers are testing combinations that may create faster, smaller, more efficient energy storage, advanced electronics and wear-resistant materials. Led by postdoctoral researcher Babak Anasori, PhD, a team from Drexel's Department of Materials Science and Engineering created a material-making method that can sandwich...



Radiation tolerant FPGA development kit launched
18.08.2015 - 23:11

Microsemi has launched the RTG4 FPGA development kit, described as a 'first of its kind' system that allows engineers to evaluate the use of the RTG4 radiation tolerant FPGA in applications such as data transmission, serial connectivity, bus interface and high speed designs. Minh Nguyen, Microsemi's senior marketing manager for sp...



Fully reprogrammable optical chip developed by Bristol University team
18.08.2015 - 14:00

Researchers from the University of Bristol and NTT in Japan have developed an optical chip that can process photons in an infinite number of ways. According to the team, the fully reprogrammable chip marks a 'new era of research' for scientists and engineers at the cutting edge of quantum technologies. Dr Anthony Laing, who led the pr...



Altium releases TASKING embedded software development toolset
14.08.2015 - 23:36

Altium has unveiled a free embedded software development toolset for semiconductor manufacturer Infineon’s TriCore/AURIX product line as part of their ongoing strategic partnership. The toolset has been developed as part of a significant update to the TASKING compiler for TriCore/AURIX, and adds a number of new features and enhancements...



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