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Microsupercapacitors improved using porous materials

A research team from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology has developed a microsupercapacitor with three-dimensional porous electrodes. These microscale power units could enable a new generation of ‘smart’ products, such as self-powered sensors for wearables, security, structural health monitoring and IoT applications

Simplify wearables design with Maxim’s MCUs

Designers can now develop high performance fitness and medical wearable devices with enhanced functionality – according to Maxim Integrated Products – by using the MAX32630 and MAX32631 ARM Cortex-M4F microcontrollers.

Fluorescent dye could fuel liquid-based batteries

Scientists at the University at Buffalo have identified a fluorescent dye called BODIPY as a suitable material for stocking energy in rechargeable, liquid-based batteries that could one day power small and large scale devices, including cars and homes.

Renishaw named NMI’s Company of the Year

Renishaw has been named Company of the Year at the NMI Awards. The event also saw Ultrahaptics take the Innovation of the Year Award for its touchless haptic interface, while machine learning based predictive maintenance firm Senseye won the Emerging Company of the Year Award

All digital radio claimed by Cambridge Consultants

Having launched the first all digital radio transmitter in 2015, Cambridge Consultants has added a digital receiver to create a complete radio system. According to the company, Pizzicato promises to increase the range of wireless applications and to be a enabler for the IoT and 5G technology.

Sensor measures mechanical waves in the body

Researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder and Northwestern University have developed a soft and wearable acoustic sensor that measures vibrations in the human body, allowing for the monitoring of human heart health and speech recognition.

Silicon nanoantennas for optical computers

A team of physicists from ITMO University, MIPT, and the University of Texas at Austin has developed a nanoantenna that scatters light in a particular direction depending on the intensity of incident radiation. The researchers claim the findings will help develop flexible optical information processing in telecommunication systems.

electronica - engineers to ‘change the world’ in design competition

Farnell element14 is launching a global competition to discover how engineers can ‘Change the World’ with their design ideas. The aim of the competition is to find out how the world of electronics can have a positive impact on the world by challenging designers to come up with creative ideas using only $1000 of products from Farnell element14.

Carbon nanotubes could be lasers, says research team

Scientists from Heidelberg University and the University of St Andrews have demonstrated a strong interaction of light and matter in semiconducting carbon nanotubes. According to the researchers, this type of coupling is an important step towards realising new light sources for applications such as telecommunications.

electronica: Single die sensor provides temperature, humidity measurements

The ENS210 from ams is a single die sensor IC providing accurate, pre-calibrated measurements of relative humidity and ambient temperature. Launched at electronica, the device provides a digital output, said to be accurate to ±0.2°C over temperatures ranging from 0 to 70°C. It also provides a digital output of relative humidity, accurate to ±3.5%.

EBV announces comms devices in full production

EBV has announced that its Iris certified Wi-Fi module is now in full production. The device, which enables automatic connection to the cloud and mobile apps without network programming, supports over the air upgrades of module and client firmware and is said by the supplier to be suitable for use as internet enabler for sensors.

Samsung to acquire Harman in $8bn deal

Samsung Electronics has announced that it is to acquire Harman International Industries in a deal that values Harman at $8billion. The move provides Samsung with a significant presence in the large and rapidly growing market for connected technologies, particularly automotive electronics which has been a strategic priority for Samsung, and is expected to grow to more than $100bn by 2025.

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