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Embedded designers not paying enough attention

The Barr Group’s third annual survey of embedded systems safety and security has concluded there remains ‘much work to be done’ by the embedded systems design community in order to achieve a safer and more secure world. “Fortunately,” the report notes, “a lot of what needs to be done is well understood and easy to implement. What appears to be lacking is motivation.”

The survey generated 2000 responses from engineers around the world, with 52% coming from the US ...

Batteries powered by light

A single-unit, photo-rechargeable portable power source, developed by a UNIST research team in Korea, is based on high efficiency silicon solar cells and lithium-ion batteries (LIBs).

Parallel sign off solution to help ICs to market

Looking to help companies get leading edge chips to market more quickly, Cadence has launched the Pegasus Verification System. Part of Cadence’s digital design and sign-off suite of tools, Pegasus is said to speed design rule checking by a factor of 10 through a massively parallel approach.

MIPS launches development tools for ‘$45 per seat’

Looking to meet the needs of those developing products for the IoT, Imagination has launched a low cost development environment for its MIPS M-class and I-class CPU IP cores. According to the company, the package comes at approximately $45 per seat, which it says is ‘an unprecedented price for professional grade tools’.

Tek says low cost VNA launch is 'disruptive'

In a move which it describes as disruptive, Tektronix has launched the TTR500 Series USB vector network analyser (VNA). According to the company, the TTR500 series has a 40% lower price tag than similar devices with a dynamic range of 122dB and a 6GHz frequency range.

Nanotube structure strengthens flexible electronics

Thin carbon nanotube (CNT) textiles, synthesised by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, exhibit both high electrical conductivity and a level of toughness that is about 50 times higher than copper films currently used in electronics.

Autonomous vehicle project targets Oxford to London trial

Oxford based AI developer Oxbotica is to lead a consortium of companies that is looking to further the development of autonomous vehicles. Called the DRIVEN consortium – and funded by an £8.6million grant from the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles and Innovate UK – the 30 month project will deploy fully autonomous vehicles in urban areas and on motorways.

Thermal simulation software upgraded

Future Facilities has launched the eleventh iteration of its thermal simulation software, 6SigmaET. The new edition includes an updated user interface designed for greater speed and accessibility, as well as an increase in the maximum resolution – allowing users to solve models up to 700million grid cells across their designs.

Making batteries from waste glass bottles

Nanosilicon anodes for high performance lithium-ion batteries have been created by researchers at the University of California, Riverside's Bourns College of Engineering, using waste glass bottles and a low cost chemical process.

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