Two faced 2D material for piezoelectricity sensors
19.08.2017 - 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 claim c...
Open standard for FPGA peripheral connectivity released
16.08.2017 - 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 devices...
Method to tune nanocrystalline LEDs
13.08.2017 - 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 the i...
Terahertz laser has 80% better power output
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 producing...
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 computing,...
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. Engineers c...
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 for...
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 autom...
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 within...
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