Researchers produce 'building blocks' for ultrathin electronics
23.07.2015 - 21:28
Researchers at the US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have combined a novel synthesis process with commercial electron-beam lithography techniques to produce arrays of semiconductor junctions in arbitrary patterns within a 1nm-thick semiconductor crystal. This compares to the 10nm-thick crystals currently used in lea...
ARM puts in strong Q2 performance as customer base broadens
23.07.2015 - 21:25
ARM's second quarter results show the company grew revenue by 15% in Dollars over the same period in 2014, and by 22% when stated in Sterling. The figures also showed that processor royalty revenues grew by 31% year on year and that 54 licences were signed in Q2, which the company says is a record.Pete Hutton, president of ARM's product...
Imagination joins the 5G Innovation Centre
23.07.2015 - 21:22
Imagination Technologies has joined the 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) at the University of Surrey to collaborate with leading companies in exploring, developing and defining underlying technologies that will power the next-generation 5G mobile communications network.Imagination says it will invest significant resources into 5GIC over the next fiv...
Ion implantion could enable graphene to be grown on silicon
22.07.2015 - 22:55
Researchers from Korea University say they have used an ion implantation technique to grow graphene on wafer scale silicon substrates."For integrating graphene into advanced silicon microelectronics, large-area graphene free of wrinkles, tears and residues must be deposited on silicon wafers at low temperatures, which cannot be achieved wi...
32bit delta-sigma A/D converters set to boost PLC performance
22.07.2015 - 22:52
Texas Instruments has introduced two 32bit delta-sigma A/D converters that are said to combine high resolution, low noise and integrated fault detection. This combination, the company notes, eliminates many of the performance and features trade-offs typically associated with device evaluation and selection. The ADS1262 and ADS1263, which f...
USB Type-C devices feature smallest footprint and lowest power
22.07.2015 - 22:49
Fairchild has launched a portfolio of USB Type-C solutions that enable manufacturers to add the next generation of USB functionality to smartphones, computers, power adapters and other devices. Fairchild's USB Type-C solutions are claimed to help manufacturers develop thinner, sleeker devices that consume less system power for better energy eff...
Microchip adds two PIC MCU families to its portfolio
22.07.2015 - 22:46
Microchip has announced two eight-bit families that expand its growing portfolio of PIC MCUs with Core-Independent Peripherals (CIPs). Eight-bit MCUs can be used in a broader range of applications, due to the growing number of these intelligent, interconnected CIPs that combine to perform functions autonomously, without the core.Because these f...
M2COMM joins Weightless community to develop Weightless-P
21.07.2015 - 23:37
The Weightless SIG has announced that M²Communication (M2COMM) has joined the Weightless SIG to lead a Weightless Working Group for the development of a high performance LPWAN Standard.The Weightless-P Standard is said to offer uplink and downlink capabilities to enhance quality of service, which is especially important in the industrial I...
3D printed 'smart cap' can sense spoiled food
20.07.2015 - 21:04
Engineers at the University of California, in collaboration with colleagues at Taiwan's National Chiao Tung University, have integrated electrical components, such as resistors, inductors, capacitors and integrated wireless electrical sensing systems into the 3D printing process. They have put the new technology to the test by printing a wirele...
UltraSOC adds Tensilica support
20.07.2015 - 21:01
In a move which broadens its support for processor core debug, UltraSoC has added Cadence's Tensilica Xtensa family to its UltraDebug package."UltraSoC has innovative technology when it comes to SoC debug," said Chris Jones, product marketing group director of the Tensilica division of the IP Group at Cadence. "Its technology...
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