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Reducing noise in buck converters
Reducing noise in buck converters04.09.2017 - 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
Device to convert wasted heat into electricity04.09.2017 - 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
Connector simplifies assembly, boosts data rates22.08.2017 - 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
Modules support high throughput streaming applications22.08.2017 - 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
Lithium iodide to work better in lithium-air batteries22.08.2017 - 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
Method to create electrocatalysts for zinc-air batteries22.08.2017 - 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
Graphene heterostructure creates strong spin signals19.08.2017 - 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...

Two faced 2D material for piezoelectricity sensors
Two faced 2D material for piezoelectricity sensors19.08.2017 - 23:17

A semiconducting transition-metal dichalcogenide (TMD) has been created by Rice laboratory scientists from a monolayer of molybdenum diselenide from which the top layer of the lattice was stripped and replaced with sulphur. The new material they call Janus sulphur molybdenum selenium (SMoSe) has a crystalline construction the researchers clai...

Open standard for FPGA peripheral connectivity released
Open standard for FPGA peripheral connectivity released16.08.2017 - 08:41

The SYZYGY from Opal Kelly is an open standard for connecting high performance peripherals to FPGA hardware. According to the company, SYZYGY is intended to satisfy the need for a compact, low cost, low pin-count, high performance connectivity solution between FPGAs and single-purpose hardware peripherals. Potential applications include devic...

Method to tune nanocrystalline LEDs
Method to tune nanocrystalline LEDs13.08.2017 - 23:26

A method to tune the colour of the light emitted by an LED by altering the size of its semiconductor crystals has been discovered researchers from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich and the Johannes Kepler University (JKU) in Austria. Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) produce light of a defined colour within the spectral range from th...

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