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London's Weightless-N network goes live
16.06.2015 - 16:53

The Weightless SIG, in conjunction with the Digital Catapult, has announced the deployment of a Weightless-N Smart City network for London. Operating in the licence-exempt, sub-GHz ISM spectrum using ultra narrow band technology, Weightless-N is said to have a range of several kilometres, even in urban environments."We are delighted to be...



Skyrmions created at room temperature
16.06.2015 - 16:24

Researchers at UCLA and the US Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory say they have developed a method that enables magnetic skyrmion bubbles to be created at room temperature using simple equipment and common materials.Skyrmions – small whirls in the magnetisation of magnetic materials – can have a diameter of less...



European nanoelectronics research boosted with three way partnership
12.06.2015 - 23:30

Tyndall National Institute, CEA-Leti and imec have entered into a collaborative open access project called ASCENT – Access to European Nanoelectronics Network – in a move intended to mobilise Europe's research capabilities.The project, which has received €4.7million from the EU's Horizon 2020 programme, will open the pa...



DesignSpark Mechanical upgraded with optional modules
12.06.2015 - 23:27

RS Components has expanded DesignSpark Mechanical with two optional modules – Mechanical Exchange and Mechanical Drawing – that are said to extend the tool's functionality."The advanced capabilities of the essential and free version of DesignSpark Mechanical will meet the 3D design requirements of the large majority of user...



Cypress wins ISSI battle, sells touchscreen business
12.06.2015 - 23:24

Although it had previously agreed to accept an offer from a Chinese investment group, memory developer Integrated Silicon Solutions (ISSI) has now accepted an increased offer from Cypress that values the company at $670million.ISSI is a fabless semiconductor company that designs and markets products for the automotive, communications, industria...



OLED display panels to enhance consumer experience
12.06.2015 - 23:21

Samsung has unveiled its Mirror and Transparent OLED display panels at a retail exhibition in Hong Kong. When Samsung's OLED display is integrated with Intel's Real Sense technology, a 'virtual fitting room' can be created and used to help consumers see themselves wearing clothing or jewellery.The Intel technology combines consu...



Microsemi automotive devices raise the bar for security and reliability
12.06.2015 - 23:17

Microsemi has announced the release of its automotive-grade FPGAs and SoC FPGAs. The next-generation low power, flash-based SmartFusion2 FPGAs and ARM Cortex-M3 enabled IGLOO2 SoC FPGAs are said to have achieved AEC-Q100 grade 2 qualification."Security and reliability are major concerns in automotive applications, and these devices assure...



Playground adds functional verification from Synopsys
11.06.2015 - 22:49

Following its acquisition of EDA Playground earlier this year, Doulos has added support for Synopsys' VCS Functional Verification Solution.Acquired by Doulos early in 2015, EDA Playground allows engineers to simulate small amounts of code written in SystemVerilog, Verilog, VHDL, C++, SystemC and other HDLs via a web browser. The goal is to...



Synopsys targets automotive applications with latest IP
11.06.2015 - 22:45

Synopsys is set to accelerate automotive SoC development with the launch of a broad new portfolio of silicon-proven IP. Its DesignWare IP portfolio for automotive applications includes: Ethernet AVB, LPDDR4, MIPI CSI-2 and DSI, HDMI, PCI Express, USB, Mobile Storage, Logic Libraries, Embedded Memories, NVM, Data Converters, ARC EM processors, EV vi...



Southampton team makes 11km length of hollow core fibre
10.06.2015 - 22:59

Researchers at the University of Southampton's Zepler Institute have manufactured a 11km length of hollow core photonic bandgap fibre. According to the team, this type of fibre has only been made in lengths of hundreds of metres previously.Hollow core photonic bandgap fibre supports bandwidths in excess of 200nm, with a longitudinally unifo...






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