Electronics News and Product Design Updates
04.09.2017 - 23:22
The UK government has announced six areas in the UK that will shortly be trying out broadband technology that provides data at speeds approaching one gigabit per second (gbps). The pilots for the "full-fibre" network technology will be run in Aberdeenshire, West Sussex, Coventry and Warwickshire, Bristol, West Yorkshire and Greater ...
New sintering joining technology
04.09.2017 - 23:17
A silver micron-particle sintering joining technology has been developed by scientists at The Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research, Osaka University. The research, conducted as part of the Advanced Low CArbon Technology Research and Development Program (ALCA) of the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), has developed a low-tem...
Scientists develop new smartphone algorithm
04.09.2017 - 23:08
Scientists at the University of Sussex have developed a new algorithm that will enable smartwatches to detect and record an individual’s movements, without being told beforehand what to look for. At present while smartwatches are able to recognise a limited number of particular activities, in order to do so they have to be programmed in...
Reducing noise in buck converters
04.09.2017 - 23:01
A way to stop frequency fluctuation in buck converters has been found by a research team of scientists from Golestan University in Iran, US Concordia University, and Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. Buck converters, or step down converters, put out less power than they receive, and the tracking signals in the output can get ...
Device to convert wasted heat into electricity
04.09.2017 - 22:47
A device being developed by Washington State University physicists could turn the heat generated by an array of electronics into a usable fuel source. According to the scientists, the device is a multicomponent, multilayered composite van der Waals Schottky diode. They claim it converts heat into electricity up to three times more efficiently...
Connector simplifies assembly, boosts data rates
22.08.2017 - 23:58
An SMT board-to-board connector developed by Hirose features a three piece floating contact system to simplify assembly and support data rates of up to 15Gbit/s. Designed for high-speed transmission applications that require multiple stacking connectors on the same PCB, the 0.5mm pitch FX10-3 series connector has a floating contact mechanism ...
Modules support high throughput streaming applications
22.08.2017 - 23:56
A family of high-performance PXI remote control and bus extension modules featuring PCI Express Gen 3 connectivity has been launched by National Instruments. “As technologies converge into smarter devices under test, you increasingly need to build smarter test and measurement systems that leverage the latest processing and data movement...
Lithium iodide to work better in lithium-air batteries
22.08.2017 - 23:48
Finding ways to suppress certain chemical reactions could make compounds such as lithium iodide (LiI) work better in lithium-air (or lithium-oxygen) batteries, says a team at MIT. The LiI compound was seen as a possible solution to some of the lithium-air battery’s problems – including an inability to sustain many charging-dischar...
Method to create electrocatalysts for zinc-air batteries
22.08.2017 - 23:33
A solution to create rechargeable zinc-air batteries has been found according to researchers from the University of Sydney and Nanyang Technological University. Zinc-air batteries are batteries powered by zinc metal and oxygen from the air. Due to the global abundance of zinc metal, the researchers claim these batteries are much cheaper to pr...
Graphene heterostructure creates strong spin signals
19.08.2017 - 23:40
A device based on a bilayer of graphene and boron nitride which is said to show unprecedented spin transport efficiency at room temperature has been created by Graphene Flagship scientists based at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. According to the researchers, the spin signal is so large that it can be used in real life applicati...
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