Electronics News and Product Design Updates
13.08.2017 - 23:19
A novel design that boosts the power output of chip-mounted terahertz lasers by 80% has been unveiled by researchers at MIT and the University of Toronto. Applications – including medical and industrial imaging, and chemical detection – depend on small, power-efficient sources of terahertz rays, and the standard method for produci...
Samsung introduces V-NAND memory solutions
13.08.2017 - 23:10
New Vertical NAND (V-NAND) memory solutions and technology have been announced by Samsung which it claims will address the requirements of next generation data processing and storage systems. According to the company, these solutions will be at the forefront of enabling today’s most data-intensive tasks such as high-performance computin...
PXI remote control module augments portfolio of low-cost PXI controllers
13.08.2017 - 23:03
National Instruments (NI) has unveiled the PXIe-8301 remote control module, the industry’s first solution for laptop control of PXI systems using Thunderbolt 3. The PXIe-8301 offers PCI Express Gen 3 connectivity through two Thunderbolt 3 ports to maximise performance and can deliver up to 2.3 GB/s of sustained data throughput. Engineer...
Enterprise-Class SSDs come with 64-Layer 3D Flash Memory
13.08.2017 - 22:49
Toshiba Electronics Europe has announced the development of two new flagship enterprise solid state drive (SSD) solutions, the TMC PM5 12Gbit/s SAS series and the CM5 NVM Express (NVMe) series. Both product lines are built with TMC’s latest 64 layer, 3-bit-per-cell enterprise-class TLC (triple-level cell) BiCS FLASH, making it possible ...
Reconfigurable electrical circuit etched into a crystal
31.07.2017 - 23:37
A way to write an electrical circuit into a crystal which could enable transparent, 3D electronics that can be erased and reconfigured has been found by Washington State University physicists. By using a laser to etch a line in the crystal and attaching electrical contacts at each end of the line, the researchers managed to create a current. ...
Gecko MCUs offer more features, lower power
31.07.2017 - 23:30
Silicon Labs has expanded its EFM32 Gecko MCU portfolio with the addition of devices offering higher performance, more features and lower power consumption. The EFM32GG11 Giant Gecko MCU family is said to offer the most advanced feature set available in the low-power MCU market, targeting smart metering, asset tracking, industrial/building au...
First bio-compatible ion current battery
31.07.2017 - 23:13
Engineers at the University of Maryland claim to have invented a bio-compatible battery which produces the same kind of ion-based electrical energy that flows in humans and other living things. In traditional batteries, the electrical energy, or current, flows as moving electrons. This current of electrons out of the battery is generated with...
Packaged MEMS microphones with a 70dB signal-to-noise ratio
30.07.2017 - 23:31
Infineon Technologies is entering the packaged silicon microphone market to address the need for high performance, low noise MEMS microphones. The analogue and digital microphones are based on the company’s dual backplate MEMS technology whereby a membrane is embedded within two backplates, which is said to generate a truly differential...
Semiconductor distributors merge to increase market share
18.07.2017 - 23:15
Semiconductor distributor BCD Microelectronics has announced its merger with Munich based Atlantik Elektronik. The new company will be named BCD-Atlantik and is to remain an independent company but will combine resources from both companies. “Our merger with Atlantik Elektronik strengthens our position in the UK and Ireland and our join...
Fast method to make supercapacitor electrodes
18.07.2017 - 23:05
A fast and inexpensive process for manufacturing supercapacitor electrode materials that meet stringent industrial demands has been developed by a team of engineers at the University of Washington. Applications include electric cars, wireless telecommunications and high powered lasers. "In industrial applications, time is money," sa...
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