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New modulation technique allows 1Tbit/s on optical fibre network

Nokia Bell Labs, Deutsche Telekom T-Labs and the Technical University of Munich (TUM) claim to have used a new modulation technique to transmit data at 1Tbit/s on an optical fibre network. This was close to the theoretical maximum information transfer rate of that channel and the Shannon Limit of the fibre link. The breakthrough research could extend the capability of optical networks to meet data traffic demands.

Graphene based quantum LEDs emit single photons

Researchers from the Graphene Flagship have used layered materials to create all electrical quantum LEDs which can emit single photons. The devices are said to have the potential to act as on chip photon sources in quantum information applications.

Arrow and Novasom sign EMEA distribution agreement

Arrow Electronics has confirmed a new distribution agreement with Novasom Industries, a global engineering company that develops advanced technology solutions for products and processes in the fields of embedded electronics. The agreement will cover the entire EMEA region.

Advanced AI for self-driving cars

Convolutional neural networks (CNNs) could improve the image recognition performance of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) in automated vehicles, according to EDA specialist Cadence.

Cache management improved

Researchers from MIT have updated the Tardis scheme – which manages memory on computer chips – from a sequential consistency standard to a more relaxed, parallel execution of instructions.

UltraSoC signs up to RISC-V Foundation

UltraSoC has expanded its SoC debug solution to include products based on the RISC-V instruction architecture (ISA), which is gaining in popularity as developers look to create open source processors.

AMP consortium adds a 60A standard

The Architects of Modern Power consortium has announced an additional standard aimed at establishing common mechanical and electrical specifications for the development of advanced power conversion technology for distributed power systems.

Luxoft unveils second generation automotive cockpit technology demonstrator

Software development services and IT solutions company, Luxoft Holding has unveiled AllView II, its second generation automotive cockpit technology. AllView II is designed to showcase the look-and-feel of Luxoft’s vision of the future for in-vehicle user interaction concepts and driving experiences in the emerging era of autonomous driving, the connected car, and the automotive Internet of Things (IoT).

Optical wavelength conversion system developed

Fujitsu Laboratories and Fraunhofer’s Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI) have developed a way to simultaneously convert the wavelengths of multiplexed signals in wavelength division multiplexed systems and have tested the approach by transmitting data at 1Tbit/s.

Globalfoundries to use MRAM for embedded memory

Everspin Technologies’ ST-MRAM technology will be available as an embedded memory through Globalfoundries. In a joint announcement, the companies said they are also preparing for volume production of standalone ST-MRAM memory for storage class applications.

Globalfoundries unveils 7nm FinFET process

Globalfoundries plans to deliver a 7nm FinFET semiconductor process that it says will offer the ultimate in performance for the next era of computing applications. The move will require an ‘multi-billion dollar investment’ in Fab 8 in Malta, New York, to enable 7nm FinFET development and production.

New test to improve commercial viability of printable electronics

The UK’s National Physical Laboratory (NPL) has developed a new, non-destructive, method of measuring the three dimensional orientation of molecules in an organic semiconductor transistor, using Raman spectroscopy. This technique will help to create a new, faster and more flexible method of measuring the efficiency of electrical conductivity in a printed circuit.

Renesas announces $3.2bn deal to acquire Intersil

Renesas Electronics has announced that it is acquiring power management and precision analogue solutions provider, Intersil, in a deal worth $3.2billion. The deal has been universally approved by the boards of directors of both companies and is expected to be completed early in 2017.

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