Research & Design

All engineers have an immediate need for a product or solution, but it is equally important that they keep an eye on the future to identify new technologies or methodologies which may enable their next designs.

In this section, New Electronics takes a look over the horizon, pointing out to visitors the developments in research and design which will impact the electronics industry in the next few years, as well as the processes which are being developed to manufacture those products.

It’s a gas!

Microtechnology is at the heart of a hydrogen powered fuel cell for mobile phones. By Graham Pitcher.

Stem the tide

TSMC’s 45nm process could see the topic of gate leakage spring up, but can the new technology stem the tide? By Mike Richardson.

Drawing on digital

Digital design may be pushing the ‘bleeding edge’ of silicon technology, but analogue designs are not far behind. By Graham Pitcher.

Analogue outdoes digital

Digital may get much of the attention but, for certain signal processing tasks, analogue has virtues that are unmatched. Speed, compact layouts and extreme low power can all be achieved on an analogue design implemented in a deep sub micron process.

Law breakers

Electronics researchers continue their fight against the Laws of Physics. By Graham Pitcher.

A two horse race?

When it comes to 32nm and below, has a decision on process technology already been made? By Vanessa Knivett.

Two heads, not one

In the race to get to market first, the strength of relationship between design house and foundry can put a product ahead of the pack. By Vanessa Knivett.

Dogged by dilemmas

With the industry preparing to embrace 65nm technology, the future beyond 45nm is far from clear. By Paul Dempsey.

Cores and effect

Intel does some fancy design work to reduce power consumption in its latest multicore processor. By Philip Ling.

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