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New material to cut battery costs

A novel manganese and sodium-ion-based material developed by researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas) and Seoul National University could, they claim, offer a lower cost, more ecofriendly option to power batteries for next generation devices and electric cars.

Battery free phone harvests ambient power

A cell phone that requires no batteries has been invented by University of Washington researchers. The phone is said to harvest the few microwatts of power it requires from either ambient radio signals or light.

BERT to verify multiple high speed interface designs

Looking to offer a higher level of integration, Anritsu has released a signal quality analyser (SQA) which supports next generation telecoms, data centre and storage network transmission standards such as 100GbE-KR4/CR4, 200GbE and 400GbE as well as the latest and future high speed serial interface standards, including PCIe Gen 4, Thunderbolt Gen 3 and USB Gen 3.1.

Sprayable sensors to detect structural health

Nanocomposites-inspired sensors have been developed by a Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) research team which can be sprayed directly on flat or curved engineering structural surfaces – such as train tracks and aeroplane structures – to render real-time information on their health status.

Temperature sensor to extend battery life

A temperature sensor that runs on 113pW of power has been developed by electrical engineers at the University of California San Diego as part of their work boosting energy efficiencies of individual parts of an integrated circuit to reduce the power requirement of the system as a whole.

Smart bandage to monitor wounds

A high-tech system that supplies nursing staff with relevant data about the condition of a wound has been developed by researchers from Empa, ETH Zurich, the Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology and the University Hospital Zurich.

High precision control of printed electronics

It is now possible to create devices that switch rapidly at a threshold voltage, say researchers from the Laboratory of Organic Electronics at Linköping University. This could enable the control of current state in printed electronic circuits and displays, as well as the colour state of individual pixels within the displays.

Molecular diodes now an option

A way to reach a rectification ratio thought a theoretical impossibility has been demonstrated by an international research team from the University of Central Florida (UCF), the University of Limerick and the National University of Singapore. This discovery could enable the practical use of molecular diodes.

Superstretchable supercapacitors

A stretchable and compressible supercapacitor has been developed by researchers at the City University of Hong Kong. The polyelectrolyte can be stretched to 1000% in length and compressed to 50% in thickness without breakage, cracking, or other damage to its material.

Laser on chip has bandwidth of 290Hz

Working in collaboration with Lionix, researchers from the University of Twente have developed a diode laser on a chip with a bandwidth of 290Hz. According to the team, this is the most accurate such device yet created.

Verotec supplies rack cases to AJAX programme

Southampton based enclosure specialist Verotec has been selected by Lockheed Martin to provide custom 19in 6U 600mm deep rack cases to house part of the ISAR system in the AJAX next generation armoured fighting vehicles developed for the UK Army.

Raspberry Pi wins MacRobert Medal

The team behind Raspberry Pi has won the Royal Academy of Engineering’s MacRobert Medal, one of the most prestigious engineering awards made by a UK organisation. Along with the gold medal, the team also won £50,000.

Power specialist expands production facilities

Stadium Stontronics has added a dedicated manufacturing cell equipped for the production of custom power supplies at its Reading site. Other moves include additional warehouse space and a large ESD controlled test facility. The moves mean the company now has more than 25,000sq ft of space at the site.

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