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Looking inside supercapacitors could help to build higher performing parts
23.06.2015 - 22:47

Researchers from the University of Cambridge, together with French collaborators based in Toulouse, have developed a method that allows the inside of supercapacitors to be viewed at the atomic level. The team says this approach could be used in order to optimise and improve the devices.By using a combination of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR)...



Freescale unveils i.MX7 apps processor range, claims high power efficiency
22.06.2015 - 22:04

Freescale has unveiled the first members of the i.MX7 family of application processors. The company claims the parts have been designed with power efficiency in mind and says i.MX7 parts will offer significant power savings.Ron Martino, vp of applications processors, said there were three important elements to the new range. "Firstly, the...



Excelsys appoints Astute to target high reliability markets
22.06.2015 - 22:01

Excelsys Technologies has appointed Astute Electronics to distribute its products to UK customers in the military, security, communication and defence sectors."Astute's successful engineering driven demand creation, coupled with its preferred supplier status at the UK's leading Tier 1 OEMs, will help Excelsys to generate significan...



Southampton researchers create large area MoS2 films
22.06.2015 - 21:57

Researchers at the University of Southampton's Zepler Institute say they have used ambient pressure chemical vapour deposition to fabricate large area 2D films of molybdenum disulphide (MoS2). The team says the room temperature process, which is scalable to any size wafer, could pave the way for the large-scale manufacture of devices such as fl...



Rohde & Schwarz expands collaboration with Avnet and EBV Elektronik
22.06.2015 - 21:53

The Rohde & Schwarz electronics group has extended its partnership agreement with Avnet and EBV Elektronik. The contract enables the distributors to ensure the availability of the electronic components and technical support it requires.Rohde & Schwarz has worked with Avnet and EBV for more than 40 years. Miguel Fernandez, president EM E...



SSTL gets contract for Canadian satellite constellation
20.06.2015 - 22:25

Surrey Satellite Technology (SSTL) is to work with Canadian Earth observation company UrtheCast on the forthcoming 16 satellite Generation-3 constellation. The moves comes follows several months of close co-operation between the two teams to design a high performance low earth orbiting platform.SSTL will design and build the satellite platforms...



Keysight expands wireless test business as it snaps up Anite for £388million
20.06.2015 - 22:22

Keysight is to pay about £388million in cash to Anite, the UK based supplier of test and measurement solutions that span the design and validation of chipsets, mobile devices and network equipment. The 500 employee company, established in 1973 as Cray Electronics, turned over £49m in the last six months of 2014.The 500 employee comp...



Boosting chip speeds with graphene
19.06.2015 - 09:56

Traditionally, tantalum nitride has been used for the protective layer around copper wires in computer chips, but Stanford electrical engineer H-S Philip Wong says that using graphene to wrap wires could allow transistors to exchange data faster than is currently possible. He adds the advantages could increase in the future as transistors continue...



Project MORPHEUS set to change the face of military communications
19.06.2015 - 09:53

The changing nature of military communications has prompted the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to take a different approach to the way in which it develops communications systems that will support future military requirements.MORPHEUS will be the main vehicle for the procurement of the UK Armed Forces' tactical communications capability for the...



Bluetooth Smart market 'redefined' with single chip solution
19.06.2015 - 09:37

In a move which it claims will redefine the single chip Bluetooth Smart market, Nordic Semiconductor has launched the nRF52832, said to be the first in a series of ultra low power multiprotocol radio SoCs. Amongst the target applications for the part are IoT edge nodes and wearable devices."Current single chip Bluetooth Smart solutions are...






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