Electronics News and Product Design Updates
30.07.2015 - 23:48
Maxim Integrated Products has collaborated with NVIDIA to enable the analogue blocks on automotive infotainment and ADAS for NVIDIA's DRIVE CX and PX platforms. To address concerns raised about the impact that interactive technologies will have on driver distraction, automakers have increased their focus on safety requirements within ente...
ARM acquires Sansa to expand IoT security capability
30.07.2015 - 23:44
ARM has acquired Israel-based Sansa Security, a provider of hardware security IP and software for advanced SoC components embedded in IoT and mobile devices. Terms have not yet been disclosed. "Any connected device could be a target for a malicious attack so we must embed security at every potential attack point," said Mike Muller, ...
Update to TASKING compiler for TriCore/AURIX Microcontrollers
30.07.2015 - 23:41
Altium has announced the release of a major update to its TASKING compiler for TriCore/AURIX microcontrollers which power advanced automotive applications. This release supports the next generation of Infineon TriCore technologies and enables engineers to begin development on advanced automotive applications before the AURIX family line is relea...
Researchers demonstrate the world's first white lasers
29.07.2015 - 23:38
Researchers at Arizona State University claim to have created the first lasers that can shine light over the full spectrum of visible colours. The device's inventors suggest the laser could find use in visual displays, lighting and a laser-based version of Wi-Fi. Previous research has created lasers that usually only emit one colour of li...
EDS exhibitions for 2015 now sold out as visitor registration opens
29.07.2015 - 23:35
All 210 exhibition stands at the 2015 EDS events have now been allocated and visitor registration has opened for the UK's largest exhibition and conference for the Design Engineering community. EDS combines the Engineering, Electronics and Embedded Design Shows, which return to the Jaguar Exhibition Halls, Ricoh Arena, Coventry, on 21-22 Oct...
Breakthrough memory technology 1000 times faster than flash
29.07.2015 - 23:26
Intel and Micron have produced a memory technology that they claim is up to 1000 times faster than NAND flash. 3D XPoint is the first new class of 'mainstream' memory technology since the introduction of NAND flash in 1989. 3D XPoint technology is said to combine the performance, density, power, non-volatility and cost advantages of a...
ams acquires NXP's advanced CMOS sensor business
29.07.2015 - 23:21
Austrian sensor and analogue specialist ams has announced that it has acquired the CMOS Sensor Business from NXP Semiconductors. The move expands ams' environmental sensor portfolio with advanced monolithic and integrated devices to measure variables such as relative humidity, pressure and temperature. "With the acquisition, we have ...
Fibre capacitors show 200-fold increase in conductivity when stretche
29.07.2015 - 23:05
A research team based at The University of Texas has made electrically conducting fibres that can be reversibly stretched to over 14 times their initial length and whose electrical conductivity increases 200-fold when stretched. Fibres and cables derived from the invention might one day be used as interconnects for super-elastic electronic ci...
Flextronics changes name to Flex
29.07.2015 - 22:56
Flextronics has announced that it has officially changed its name to Flex, with a promise to help the world live smarter in what it is dubbing the 'Age of Intelligence'. "We have progressed in our product and service offering over the years, and today we are much more than just an EMS, supply chain solutions or 'tronics' ...
Superfast fluorescence could enable quantum computing
28.07.2015 - 10:49
Researchers from North Carolina's Duke University have developed an ultrafast light-emitting device that can flip on and off 90billion times a second and could form the basis of optical computing. In a study, a team from the Pratt School of Engineering pushed semiconductor quantum dots to emit light at more than 90GHz. This so-called plas...
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