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 space...
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 proje...
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 fo...
Study into wireless power-transfer technology
14.08.2015 - 23:33
Highway England, the UK government's roads agency, has announced that motorists will be able to recharge their cars as they drive, if a scheme currently under consideration comes to fruition.According to a BBC report the agency plans to test wireless power-transfer technology that could be built under the UK's motorway and road network...
New line of SSDs from Toshiba
14.08.2015 - 23:26
Toshiba Electronics Europe has unveiled three new families of solid state drives (SSDs) fitted with high-speed PCIe (Peripheral Component Interconnect Express) interfaces that provide high-bandwidth point-to-point links with the processor and reduce system bottlenecks.The drives use the NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express) protocol and have been...
Conrad offers innovative programmable logic controllers
14.08.2015 - 23:23
Conrad Business Supplies has introduced a new range of flexible and customisable programmable logic controllers (PLCs) exclusively from CONTROLLINO, a subsidiary of Austrian manufacturer SG-Tronic GmbH. These new products are suited to a variety of automation applications, including temperature management, advanced lighting and media control.Th...
First 16-die stacked NAND Flash Memory with TSV Technology
11.08.2015 - 22:42
Toshiba has announced the development of a 16-die (max.) stacked NAND flash memory that uses Through Silicon Via (TSV) technology. The prototype will be shown at the Flash Memory Summit 2015, being held in Santa Clara, USA.Traditional stacked NAND flash memories are connected together with wire bonding in a package, while TSV technology uses th...
Cypress expands HyperFlash line
11.08.2015 - 22:39
Cypress Semiconductor has expanded its NOR HyperFlash product line with the qualification of a new 256Mb memory capable of delivering up to 333 MBps of read bandwidth. The 3.0V S26KL256S HyperFlash device is the latest addition to the industry’s first flash memory family that supports the high-bandwidth, low-pin-count HyperBus interface.T...
Flexible dielectric polymers for high temperature energy storage
09.08.2015 - 20:23
Low cost, lightweight and flexible dielectric polymers that can withstand high temperatures may enable energy storage and power conversion in electric vehicles and other applications, according to researchers at Penn State University in the US."Ceramics are usually the choice for energy storage dielectrics for high temperature applications...
Industrial Ethernet board supports legacy protocols
09.08.2015 - 20:20
High speed communications specialist Nine Ways Research & Development has launched NetFusion, an industrial Ethernet switch development board based on Microsemi's SmartFusion 2 FPGA. NetFusion is said to be designed specifically for use in industrial networking, site perimeter telemetry and telematics and industrial motor control, as well a...
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