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Raspberry Pi goes to space

Two modified Raspberry Pi's will be sent into space with British astronaut Tim Peake next year, as part of a school coding competition organised by UK Space and the European Space Agency.

IEDM’s 60th anniversary features more than 200 papers

The IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) – the leading forum for the presentation of advances in microelectronic, nanoelectronic and bioelectronic devices – will celebrate its 60th anniversary when it gets underway next week in San Francisco.

Infineon launches power module platform, offers royalty free license

Infineon has launched two power module platforms that aim to improve the performance of high voltage IGBTs. The company is also offering a royalty free license of the design to IGBT power modules developers. The first products to use the platform will address 3.3kV (450A), 4.5kV (400A) and 6.5kV (275 A) applications using a package measuring 100 x 140 x 40mm.

Researchers all in a spin over magnetite structure

Scientists at the University of York, in partnership with researchers from Tohuku University in Japan, have revealed how defects affect the atomic structure of magnetite and say this discovery may enable the development of more powerful electronic devices. Magnetite has a number of applications, including spintronics, where it can be used to help develop more efficient and higher capacity memories.

Freescale introduces 15W wireless charging solution

Freescale has broadened its wireless charging portfolio with the a 15W device which is Qi compliant. The part is said to pave the way for 'ultra fast' wireless recharging for larger mobile devices, including tablets, large screen smartphones and portable industrial and medical equipment.

Ants know best when it comes to routing electronic circuits

Michael Hsiao, Professor of electrical and computer engineering at Virginia Tech in the US, has developed mathematical formulae that simulate the methods used by the ants to find the best route to food sources and plans to use these algorithms to improve the accuracy of electronics design.

Cambridge Consultants opens £6m extension

British Engineering Excellence Awards headline sponsor Cambridge Consultants has opened a £6million wireless facility, designed to help it to keep pace with its rapid growth. The company has grown by 25% in 2014, taking its global workforce to 450.

Qt expands partner programme

Six designers and suppliers of embedded chipsets have joined the Qt Partner Program. The partners will be cooperating with Qt to facilitate the creation of new solutions for the embedded device market.

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