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Research & Development

Getting your fix: Technology addiction 23/04/2014

In today's world, technology is a vital fix for many kinds of problem. But, increasingly, it is becoming another kind of fix – and problem – for ...

IP Advice: Fashioning an IP strategy 22/04/2014

New Electronics has partnered with leading intellectual property law firm D Young & Co LLP to offer guidance to companies on how to protect their IP. ...

ST pursues the wider option when it comes to supply voltage ... 08/04/2014

At this year's International Solid State Circuits Conference (ISSCC), STMicroelectronics and research institute CEA-Leti described a DSP with an ...

DSL technology could allow data to be sent to the home at ... 25/03/2014

Once the plain old telephone service, the role of the telephone wire continues to be refashioned. The latest digital subscriber line (DSL) standard ...

Mixed signal ASICs can prove less expensive than you might ... 11/03/2014

ASICs, we have been told over the last few years, are the preserve of the rich. But not every ASIC has to be manufactured at the 'bleeding edge' and, ...

Standards help companies deal with the problem of ... 25/02/2014

When mission critical electronic systems can be compromised by one counterfeit component, it's no surprise that measures are being taken to avoid the ...

Software development: Cost vs. value 11/02/2014

Depending upon who you talk to and the scale of the design, software development can represent around 60% of the cost of of an embedded system ...

How to protect embedded software against attacks 11/02/2014

An embedded system can be attacked by injecting malware at some point. Once installed, this can collect confidential data, change a system's ...
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The eponymous Zepler Institute continues the work of an ... 28/01/2014

Today's world is permeated by electronics, from industry to communications, medicine to the military. Without it, many of our activities would slow ...

Graphene based products become a commercial reality 28/01/2014

Graphene is starting to filter onto the market. HEAD claims its tennis racquets that feature graphene in the shaft are lighter, have better weight ...

XMOS blends its xCORE architecture with a Cortex-M3 core 14/01/2014

It's fair to say that Bristol based XMOS has had a bumpy ride since it made its debut in the middle of 2007. At the time, the company made a play of ...

Carbon nanotubes find real world applications 10/12/2013

No one disputes that carbon nanotubes have the potential to be a wonder technology: their properties include a thermal conductivity higher than ...

The road to success is long and hard for eda start ups 10/12/2013

EDA and IP were common themes amongst the three start up companies featured at this year's Sophia Antipolis Microelectronics Forum.

Digital imaging technologies bring better performance to ... 12/11/2013

Intelligent vision systems are relatively new; they provide a link between the harder domain of modern technology and the softer world we live in.

Outlook 2014: UK companies push to be at the forefront of ... 12/11/2013

Trying to divine the future – even things only a year out – is a risky business. Nevertheless, we all try it at one time or another. Trying to ...

Outlook 2014: EDA companies enable the 'push-pull' of ... 12/11/2013

When Gordon Moore observed many years ago that the number of transistors on a chip would double every 18 months, he was simply making an observation ...

Outlook 2014: How the maker movement could reinvigorate UK ... 12/11/2013

Earlier this year, I read a statistic that truly pointed towards the future for technology and, in particular, the future for manufacturing.

Outlook 2014: Why electronics distributors are riding the ... 12/11/2013

The past five years have seen massive changes in the services offered by electronics distributors. Distributors are still the 'middle men' in the ...

Outlook 2014: The growing importance of optoelectronics 12/11/2013

From ultra-efficient LEDs to coupling for isolation, optoelectronic semiconductors are increasingly important in applications ranging from lighting ...

Outlook 2014: Innovative semiconductor materials drive ... 12/11/2013

The ever-increasing demand for longer battery life and faster performance of computers and mobile devices has driven rapid innovation and change in ...

Medical electronic devices require more powerful SoCs and a ... 22/10/2013

Medical devices and medical pcs need to become more powerful, faster and smarter, with the goal of saving money and improving patient care. This is ...

The importance of selecting the right package for a chip 22/10/2013

There are a number of elements in the electronics world which have a higher priority than was the case some years ago – and it's certainly the case ...

Researchers a step closer to chips that mimic the brain 08/10/2013

The human brain is the most efficient computer there is and creating a hardware equivalent has long been close to the top of many technological wish ...

What makes FinFETS so compelling? 08/10/2013

Since the advent of semiconductors and throughout the long history of designing integrated circuits for everything from computer hardware to ...

The connected car: Coming soon to a street near you? 24/09/2013

The idea of the connected car and of vehicles communicating with some kind of infrastructure have been developing for some time, and it appears the ...
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