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1700 V IGBT/MOSFET gate drivers
15 November 2017, MB Silicon Systems
Power Integrations announced an expansion of its SCALE-iDriver family of galvanically isolated single-channel gate driver ICs. The new devices support IGBT blocking voltages up to 1700 V, which are generally ...

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Oscilloscopes with reconfigurable inputs
15 November 2017, Comtest
Tektronix introduced the 5 Series MSO (mixed signal oscilloscope). To better meet modern electronics design challenges, the midrange oscilloscope boasts a host of innovations including the industry’s ...

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Self-powered water motion sensor
14 June 2017
A team of researchers from Korea’s Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, and Korea University, has engineered a self-sustaining water motion sensor to analyse the dynamics of water motion, ...

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Audio interface carries data and power using a standard jack
17 May 2017
ams has come up with a technology that can carry data and power via a four-pole 3,5 mm audio jack, primarily devised as a way for noise-cancelling headsets to operate without a dedicated battery power ...

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Low-cost IoT breakthrough
19 April 2017, News
“A wireless technology breakthrough from product design and development firm, Cambridge Consultants, is bringing the vision of ‘smart dust’ a step closer to reality,” claims a recent statement by said ...

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Wits researchers make breakthrough in quantum electronics
31 January 2017, Editor's Choice, News
The group, headed by Professor Somnath Bhattacharyya, has been working for the past 10 years on developing carbon-based nanoelectronic devices.

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Contactless fingerprint sensing technology developed at CSIR
9 November 2016, Editor's Choice, News
The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has developed a new-generation fingerprinting sensing technology using high-speed, large-volume optical coherence tomography (OCT). The device ...

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Communication technique developed for implanted medical devices
5 October 2016, News
Researchers at the University of Washington have devised a method of wireless communication that allows devices such as brain implants, contact lenses, credit cards and smaller wearable electronics to ...

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Li-metal battery promises double capacity of Li-ion
5 October 2016, Editor's Choice
SolidEnergy Systems, a company founded in 2012 by MIT alumnus Qichao Hu, is preparing to commercialise a novel rechargeable lithium metal battery that is said to offer double the energy capacity of the ...

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Audi researching shock absorbers that harvest energy
5 October 2016
New technology from Audi aims to ease the pain of driving on rough roads, in more ways than one. The company is working on a prototype called eROT, in which electromechanical rotary dampers replace the ...

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Breakthrough towards carbon nanotubes succeeding silicon
10 August 2016, Editor's Choice, News
Researchers at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have developed a method for growing carbon nanotubes that could lead to the day when molecular electronics replace the ubiquitous silicon chip ...

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New phosphor promises better, cheaper lighting
10 August 2016, Opto-Electronics
Researchers from KU Leuven, the University of Strasbourg, and CNRS have discovered a new phosphor that could make next-generation fluorescent and LED lighting even cheaper and more efficient. The team ...

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Research towards limitless Li-ion battery lifetime
15 June 2016, Power Electronics / Power Management
Researchers cycled the testing electrode up to 200 000 times over three months without detecting any loss of capacity or power, and without fracturing any nanowires.

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Transducer links sound, light and radio waves
18 May 2016
Interfacing these different types of physical systems could circumvent some of the problems of components that rely on just one type of information carrier.

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Laser breakthrough made by SA and Italian team
20 April 2016, News
Nature Photonics recently published research by a team from South Africa and Italy demonstrating a new type of laser that is able to produce laser beams ‘with a twist’ as its output.

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Memristor pioneer releases new devices plus data for modelling
24 February 2016
Knowm has released two new variants of its device, as well as raw device data aimed at aiding researchers’ ability to develop and improve memristor models.

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New dimension discovered to high-temperature superconductivity
27 January 2016
A team led by scientists at the US Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory combined powerful magnetic pulses with some of the brightest X-rays on the planet to discover a surprising ...

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Non-volatile optical memory chip developed
27 January 2016
Material scientists from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and the Universities of Oxford, Münster and Exeter have developed the world’s first entirely light-based memory chip to store data permanently. ...

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New distance record for quantum teleportation
14 October 2015
Other research groups have teleported quantum information over longer distances in free space, but the ability to do so over conventional fibre-optic lines offers more flexibility for network design.

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Plasmonic device holds promise for super-fast computing
14 October 2015, Opto-Electronics
In a promising discovery towards the realisation of high-speed optical computing, researchers from Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering have developed an ultrafast light-emitting device that ...

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