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IoT development addressed with module, reference design and connector standard
18.06.2015 - 23:12

Sierra Wireless has launched the AirPrime WP Series of smart wireless modules, designed to reduce system complexity and to accelerate the development of IoT products and applications. "We have launched a powerfully integrated device-to-cloud architecture to make it easier for our customers to innovate," said Dan Schieler, senior vic...



Take one chip and and wait for the results
18.06.2015 - 23:09

The realisation that silicon dissolves slowly in water could lead to a new class of medical sensor, Professor John Rogers claimed in a keynote at this year's Design Automation Conference, which took place recently in San Francisco. Prof Rogers – pictured using his phone to scan a skin 'tattoo' sensor during his DAC keynote &...



Cellulose based circuits can be 3D printed
18.06.2015 - 23:07

A group of researchers at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden has managed to print and dry 3D objects made entirely by cellulose. The team also added carbon nanotubes to create electrically conductive material. "Combining the use of cellulose with the technological development of 3D printing offers great environmental advantages,...



Wind River opens VxWorks apps store
18.06.2015 - 23:04

Wind River has introduced an app store for its VxWorks real time operating system (RTOS). Called the Wind River Marketplace, the store is said to help customers to find and evaluate add on solutions from the Wind River partner ecosystem. The apps, said to have been tested and validated by Wind River to ensure compatibility with VxWorks, are i...



Stretchable transparent conductors for flexible electronics
16.06.2015 - 17:30

Stretchable, transparent conductors suited to a range of applications, including flexible electronics, have been developed by a research team from North Carolina State University. "There are no conductive, transparent and stretchable materials in nature, so we had to create one," said researcher Abhijeet Bagal. "Our technique, ...



Inertial measurement unit is low power, small size
16.06.2015 - 17:27

Looking to address motion control applications where accuracy at low power is important, Fairchild has launched the FIS1100, a six axis MEMS inertial measurement unit that takes advantage of its investments in MEMS and motion tracking. Per Slycke, vp of motion tracking, said: "We're excited about adding a new line of MEMS devices to ...



DSP/ARM combo parts to meet growing real time performance needs
16.06.2015 - 17:24

Analog Devices has extended its digital signal processing portfolio with the addition of eight parts. Five of these will feature an ARM Cortex-A5 processor core, while all will be supplied with single or dual SHARC+ cores. Colin Duggan, director of applications and marketing, noted: "DSP is becoming a function that is becoming embedded i...



Phase change RAM developed on plastic substrate for wearable applications
16.06.2015 - 17:21

Researchers at Korean science and technology institute KAIST say they have developed a flexible phase change RAM (PRAM) featuring self assembled block copolymer silica nanostructures on a plastic substrate. The team also claims the device consumes 75% less power than a conventional PRAM. PRAM is a candidate for use in flexible and wearable el...



Graphene 'light bulb' may enable on chip optical communications
16.06.2015 - 17:01

Researchers from Columbia University, along with scientists from Seoul National University (SNU) and the Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science have demonstrated an on chip visible light source which uses graphene as a filament. "We've created what is essentially the world's thinnest light bulb," said Columbia pro...



Electro Cables acquired by Aerco
16.06.2015 - 16:58

Due to the planned retirement of the previous owners of Electro Cables, the company has been acquired by Aerco. Managing director of Aerco, Rob Laughton, said: "Aerco is already a leading distributor of electrical components in the UK and this acquisition will strengthen our offering of cable, wire and associated accessories and widen th...



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