Now we’re talking…

February 14, 2017

Even though there are still some kinks to iron out, automatic speech recognition is on the verge of becoming people’s chief means of interacting with their principal computing devices. Strange to think it was the butt of jokes as little as ten years ago. With the anticipation of the age of voice-controlled electronics, MIT researchers have built a low-power chip specialized for automatic speech recognition. Whereas a cellphone running speech-recognition…


‘Radiator’ developed to emit millimeter-wave signals

February 9, 2017

As your doctor waves their hand-held scanner over your body, they get a detailed high-resolution image of your internal organs and tissues, then using the same device physicians will send gigabytes of data instantly to a remote server and just as rapidly receives information to make a diagnosis. A silicon microchip-based component that could make these and many other actions possible, has been developed by integrated circuit researchers at the…


Predicting the plasmonic noise in optoelectronic circuits

January 23, 2017

A theory that gives the possibility to precisely predict the level of noise caused by the amplification of photonic and plasmonic signals in nanoscale optoelectronic circuits has been developed by researchers at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. In their research published in Physical Review Applied, the scientists propose an approach that can be used to evaluate the ultimate data transfer rates in the emerging optoelectronic microprocessors and discover fundamental…


Industry’s first digital multiphase PWM controllers

November 1, 2016

  Intersil Corporation, a provider of innovative power management and precision analog solutions, today announced 12 new digital multiphase controllers and a companion smart power stage, including the industry’s first digital solution with an Adaptive Voltage Scaling Bus (AVSBus). The new digital controllers provide up to seven phases assignable in any combination across two outputs, and combine with smart power stages to provide a scalable solution from 10-450A. The result…


Combined solution to accelerate embedded and IoT development

MicroEJ and Micrium Software, part of the Silicon Labs  portfolio, has announced the integration of the MicroEJ OS application platform and µC/OS Real Time Operating System (RTOS), designed to offer the best mixed C and Java language programming environment to software developers for embedded microcontrollers and microprocessors.   The combined solution of Micrium’s µC/OS RTOS runtime components and MicroEJ OS allows device manufacturers to quickly deliver embedded software that offers a…

October 20, 2016

Microcontroller offers Bluetooth low energy

October 3, 2016

Mouser Electronics is now stocking the CC1350 SimpleLink ultra-low-power, dual-band wireless microcontroller from Texas Instruments. Part of TI’s CC13xx and CC26xx families of devices, the CC1350 is designed for Low-Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN) and features dual-band connectivity that expands the functionality of a sub-1GHz network with Bluetooth low energy (BLE) implementations such as beaconing, over-the-air updates, smart commissioning, remote displays, and more. The device’s long-range connectivity paired with ultra-low…


Tardis memory chips: They’re bigger on the inside…

September 23, 2016

A year ago, a fundamentally new way of managing memory on computer chips, one that would use circuit space much more efficiently as chips continue to comprise more and more cores, or processing units was unveiled by researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. In chips with hundreds of cores, the researchers’ scheme could free up somewhere between 15 and 25% of on-chip memory, enabling much more efficient computation. Their scheme,…


SanDisk unveils first-ever one terabyte memory card

September 20, 2016

Today, global storage technology company Western Digital Corporation unveiled the SanDisk 1TB terabyte (TB) SDXC card prototype in order to meet the growing storage demands as a result of high resolution content, such as 4K and 8K. “Showcasing the most advanced imaging technologies is truly exciting for us,” said Dinesh Bahal, vice president, product management, Content Solutions Business Unit, Western Digital. “Sixteen years ago we introduced the first SanDisk 64MB SD™ card and…


Researchers create graphene speakers for mobile devices

September 7, 2016

It’s no secret that researchers are considering graphene  a wonder material due to it’s amazing capabilities. The material is making its way into a plethora of products like coatings, sports equipment and even light bulbs. Scientists are constantly looking for ways to maximize its properties and harness them into today’s electronics, and now they’re  one step closer to making graphene audio speakers for mobile devices. Jung-Woo Choi, Byungjin Cho, Sang…


Secure microcontrollers pass stringent certification requirements

August 25, 2016

Incorporating the MAX32550 DeepCover secure microcontroller from Maxim Integrated Products, the newest security key pad and smart card readers -E200NP and E200CP – from XAC Automation, have successfully passed the stringent PCI-PTS 4.1 certification requirements. For PCI-PTS 4.1 certification, products must pass increased levels of differential power analysis and simple power analysis (DPA/SPA) attack testing. Maxim is the only supplier that provides a cryptographic library with sophisticated algorithm protection means, which…