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First mainstream oscilloscopes with capacitive touch screens

Keysight Technologies has introduced a digital-storage and mixed signal oscilloscope with an intuitive graphical triggering capability. The InfiniiVision 3000T X-Series promises to deliver capacitive touch screens and zone triggering to the mainstream oscilloscope market for the first time to help engineers overcome the historical difficulties of usability and triggering.

Quantum data storage record claimed by Australian team

Australian scientists developing a prototype quantum hard drive say they have improved storage time by a factor of more than 100. Manjin Zhong, from the Research School of Physics and Engineering (RSPE) at The Australian National University (ANU), said: "Quantum states are very fragile and normally collapse in milliseconds. Our storage times have the potential to revolutionise the transmission of quantum information."

Atmel introduces four series of Cortex-M7 based MCUs

In a move which broadens its MCU portfolio, Atmel has launched four MCU series based on the ARM Cortex-M7 core. Said by Atmel to be the highest performing Cortex-M7 based MCUs, the parts offer memory and connectivity options that suit them to automotive, IoT and industrial connectivity applications.

‘Super chip’ outperforms supercomputer from 15 years ago

Nvidia has launched Tegra X1, a mobile 'super chip' offering a processing performance of more than 1Tflop. According to the developer, X1 provides twice the processing power of its predecessor, the Tegra K1, and will be targeted at embedded products, mobile devices, autonomous machines and automotive applications.

BMW shows LCD key fob at CES

BMW has shown what it says is an 'ultra modern' key fob at CES. The device, designed for use with its i8 hybrid sports car, not only enables keyless entry to the car, it also displays vehicle status information on its 2.2in LCD. This, says BMW, could include fuel level or battery range.

Intel rolls out 14nm processors at CES

Intel has launched a raft of 14nm processors at CES, with the devices targeted at PCs and tablets.The roll out of 5th Generation Intel Core technology includes 10 processors with Intel HD Graphics consuming 15W and four 28W products with Intel's Iris Graphics. Intel also announced that it is shipping 14nm processors for tablets. The SoCs, previously called 'Cherry Trail', are said to offer 64bit computing and improved graphics performance from Intel Generation 8-LP graphics, as well as better battery life for mainstream tablets.

Sales up 10% says SIA, with demand remaining strong

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) says worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $29.7billion in November 2014, an increase of 9.1% over the same month in 2013. Meanwhile, year to date sales in 2014 were said to be 10% higher than at the same point in 2013.

'High rise' 3D chips are ready for Big Data

In a development which could help address the current data processing limitations of today's technology, a team of Stanford engineers has pioneered a scalable 3D computer chip that interconnects logic and memory.

£32million for functional materials R&D

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has announced funding for 10 research projects that are expected to develop new and exciting functional materials, as well as accelerate the application of the materials. The projects, which will involve 17 universities, are receiving funding of £32.1million.

Crossbar claims a solution to RRAM sneak path current problem

Resistive RAM pioneer Crossbar says it has developed a method which suppresses the sneak path current; an effect which makes it difficult to read data reliably from individual memory cells. Without this ability, the company says, RRAM developers cannot deliver high density 3D memory arrays.

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