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  • Gold nanoparticles mimic diamond crystalline structure
    Gold nanoparticles mimic diamond
  • Sensor fusion key to developing advanced smart devices
    Sensor fusion key to smart devices
  • What's the best way to power the Internet of Things?
    What's the best way to power the IoT?
  • Nanofibre pressure sensor to help in breast cancer detection
    Pressure sensor to detect breast cancer
  • Fraunhofer develops electronics working at 300°C
    Fraunhofer develops high-temp electronics
  • Examining closed eyes: CRJ and CDJ
    Examining closed eyes: CRJ and CDJ
  • Intel, Google lead development of 48V servers
    Intel, Google lead dev't of 48V servers
  • Low-cost tester detects early-stage lung cancer
    Tester detects early-stage lung cancer
  • Monitoring brain injury using tiny, solvable implants
    Monitoring brain injury using tiny implants
  • A*STAR's imaging platform predicts kidney toxicity
    Imaging platform predicts kidney toxicity
  • Amplifier permits offset compensation from single supply
    Amplifier permits offset compensation
  • Big companies set eyes on hardware start-ups
    Big companies target hardware start-ups
Gold nanoparticles mimic diamond crystalline structure
Gold nanoparticles mimic diamond crystalline structure

Researchers from Brookhaven National Laboratory said the discovery may open a path to new materials that take advantage of the optical and mechanical properties of the diamond crystalline structure.

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Sensor fusion key to developing advanced smart devices
Sensor fusion key to developing advanced smart devices

Sensor fusion combines the outputs of multiple sensors in a system to monitor complex or rapid movements accurately for gesture controls or body-motion capture for gaming or research purposes.

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What's the best way to power the Internet of Things?
What's the best way to power the Internet of Things?

IoT applications tend to have similar power requirements. The average power for remote monitors is typically low, with an occasional need to measure and broadcast data in a bursty fashion.

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Nanofibre pressure sensor to help in breast cancer detection
Nanofibre pressure sensor to help in breast cancer detection

A 4.8cm x 4.8cm square sheet has 144 locations that can measure pressure. Its flexibility allows the sensors to accurately detect pressure changes even when twisted like cloth.

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Fraunhofer develops electronics working at 300°C
Fraunhofer develops electronics working at 300°C

Five Fraunhofer institutes have teamed up for the R&D project HOT 300, which aims to develop a number of basic technology components suited for high-temperature microsystems.

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Examining closed eyes: CRJ and CDJ
Examining closed eyes: CRJ and CDJ

Learn how emerging high speed serial standards provide designers flexibility in how they balance loss and crosstalk.

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Intel, Google lead development of 48V servers
Intel, Google lead development of 48V servers

Intel's current prototype board uses 48V for the main power rails and 12V for secondary ones, seeking feedback from big data centre operators such as Google.

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Low-cost tester detects early-stage lung cancer
Low-cost tester detects early-stage lung cancer

The lung-cancer tester consists of a single SoC controlling a MEMS pre-concentrator, a microfluidic channel feeding a CMOS universal gas detector performing micro gas chromatography.

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Monitoring brain injury using tiny, solvable implants
Monitoring brain injury using tiny, solvable implants

The electronic biomedical implants can be adapted for postoperative monitoring in other body systems as well, and then resorb harmlessly into the body after their function is no longer necessary.

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A*STAR's imaging platform predicts kidney toxicity
A*STAR's imaging platform predicts kidney toxicity

Researchers at A*STAR in Singapore developed an automated cellular imaging platform that efficiently and accurately predicts toxicity of chemical compounds, paving the way towards safer products.

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Amplifier permits offset compensation from single supply
Amplifier permits offset compensation from single supply

Learn how to build an instrumentation amp operating from a single supply that permits you to reset the system offset by applying a positive-correction voltage to the VREF input.

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Big companies set eyes on hardware start-ups
Big companies set eyes on hardware start-ups

Direct conversations with larger companies are leading to a serious advancement in developer tools for the Arduinos and Raspberry Pis commonly used by start-ups.

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Automotive

Microsoft, auto companies team up on connected cars
Microsoft has expanded its collaboration with automobile companies to include Volvo, Nissan, Harman and IAV...

Digital power amps from ST bring clear audio to cars
The FDA801 and FDA801B 4-channel class-D1 amplifiers boast digital input that gives immunity to GSM noise...

Making tree-huggers out of diesel engines
MIT researchers developed wireless sensors that help automotive OEMs, which build engines and vehicles, to programme...

Top 3 tech developments in 2015
EDN Asia reviewed some of the most valuable inventions and developments in the electronics industry, and chose three innovations...

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Communications/Network

64bit quad-core processor aimed at smart home, IoT apps
The BCM4908 from Broadcom enables OEMs and service providers to deliver the extra CPU power while unleashing the higher...

Dealing with platform interference
In this article, we will show what this noise looks like, how to measure it and suggest some remediation...

RF module from Microchip first to pass LoRa
The RN2483 operates in the 868MHz license-free band, ensuring that designers can quickly and easily integrate their end...

Parasitic extraction techniques for touchscreens
With the right tools and the right techniques, designers can overcome parasitic extraction, which is one of the major...

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Computing/Peripherals

Silicon Labs outs 32bit MCUs to secure wearables, IoT nodes
Built on ARM Cortex-M3 and M4 cores scaling up to 40MHz, the Jade Gecko and Pearl Gecko MCUs combine hardware cryptography...

64bit quad-core processor aimed at smart home, IoT apps
The BCM4908 from Broadcom enables OEMs and service providers to deliver the extra CPU power while unleashing the...

RISC-V welcomes Google, HP, Oracle
Even if it gains significant traction, RISC-V is not likely to have any major impact on ARM and Mips, given those...

CTO describes BrainChip's neural network architecture
The circuit implementation of SNAP64, the company's spiking neural network architecture, is all-digital although...

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Consumer Electronics

Power-efficient BLE chip aimed at wearables
NXP's QN 9080 claims to be 40 per cent more energy efficient than its closest competitor and can deliver an...

Boosting acoustic efficiency
In this article, we show how to enhance what might be called the acoustic efficiency, which is a turn of phrase that may sound like...

Parasitic extraction techniques for touchscreens
With the right tools and the right techniques, designers can overcome parasitic extraction, which is one of the major...

Designing electrochromatic circuits
Here's a tutorial to get you started making your own electrochromatic circuit, which uses...

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IC/Board/Systems Design

What can IoT companies offer to attract developers?
The HDK install base will nearly double from about 11 million units in 2014 to 21 million units in 2020 at a CAGR of approximately...

Signal, power integrity sol'ns for Keysight's ADS software
Keysight unleashed two electromagnetic software solutions geared to assist signal integrity and power integrity...

Designing faster PWM-based DAC
Find out how to use a pulse-width modulated output and add a low-pass filter to extract its average value, which equals the duty...

Dual ideal diode-OR offers current monitoring output
The LTC4236 from Linear Tech combines (diode-ORs) two power supplies while offering inrush...

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Industrial/Mil/Aero

Semtech, MultiPhy ink deal to bring 100G optical modules
With MultiPhy's advanced-node CMOS DSP and Semtech's modern PMD, the companies plan to offer a complete...

GPUs enable HD vision for computational photography apps
Imagination Technologies' PowerVR series7XT Plus GPUs extend the company's flagship series7XT lineup by adding...

Wide band gap tech aims to boost power electronics
Yole Developpement proposes a comprehensive overview of the whole WBG solutions dedicated to the power electronics...

Intel buys German drone maker
An Intel executive said the acquisition of Ascending Technologies would give Intel expertise and technology...

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Medical

Smart clothing, e-textiles look to brighter years up ahead
IDTechEx recently reported that the market for pure e-textiles that was estimated to be worth $100 million...

Robotic glove helps restore hand movements
The device is an improvement from conventional robotic hand rehabilitation devices as it...

IBM, Under Armour stir up personal health, fitness market
Under Armour and IBM entered a strategic partnership to develop and provide meaningful...

Silicon Labs debuts low-power heart rate monitor
The Si1144 HRM solution packs a low-power optical sensor module paired with an energy-friendly EFM32 Gecko MCU...

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Power/Smart Energy

Bidirectional single-line ESD protection diodes for car apps
The Vishay Semiconductors VLIN1626-02G and VLIN2626-02G flaunt low capacitance and leakage current...

Cut relay coil current with reset controller IC
Find out how to use a 63¢ (Q=1) microprocessor reset voltage detector IC in a relay coil drive circuit to greatly...

Wireless charging sol'n flaunts medium power 15W capability
Semtech's TS80000 line-up supports the growing market of portable electronics with higher battery capacity for quick...

Li-ion battery pack monitor aimed at power tools, e-bikes
The ISL94203 from Intersil provides full battery monitoring and pack control, and features automatic...

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Test & Measurement

Keysight debuts USB 3.1 10Gbit/s protocol decode software
The Keysight N8821A USB 3.1 protocol trigger and decode software touts a unique protocol decoder...

Revisiting the curve tracer
It has been a long time since a lot of us have used a curve tracer. If you've used one, tell us about it. And what would you use one...

Monday Quiz: Vector network analysers
Today, vector network analysers are a common tool for measuring the frequency response of PCBs, cables or connectors. Thus, VNAs...

Wearable device warns astronauts of increased radiation
European researchers developed an active and wearable radiation monitor that can measure radiation in real time...

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Educational Resources
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Use driver ICs smart thermal protection to extend LED lighting life

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A system solution for high power SMPS
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Over temperature protection for LED lighting

This paper details how LED driver ICs with smart over temperature protection can help you increase lifetime and optimise system cost.??

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Robotic glove helps restore hand movements
The device is an improvement from conventional robotic hand rehabilitation devices as it has sensors to detect muscle signals and conforms to the natural movements of the human hand.

Silicon neural probes help treat brain disorders
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