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Mouser ships Intel Compute Stick

Mouser ships Intel Compute Stick

Mouser is shipping the Intel Compute Stick with Ubuntu Linux which enables any screen with an HDMI interface to become a fully functional personal computer.

The stick has pre-installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS OS.

It has a 64-bit 1.33GHz Intel Atom Z3735F Quad-Core processor with 2…

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Antenova adds Sinica for 1559MHz-1609MHz satellite bands

Antenova adds Sinica for 1559MHz-1609MHz satellite bands

Antenova, the Hatfield antenna specialist, has launched an embedded GNSS antenna, named ‘Sinica’, which operates on the 1559MHz–1609MHz satellite bands.

Sinica is suitable for all positioning applications on the 1559MHz-1609MHz bands, the company says. It operates with all of the public satellite constellations – GPS, GLONASS, Baidou and Gallileo…

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K computer claims super computer crown

K computer claims super computer crown

Having fallen from the peak of the Top 500 list of super computers a few years ago, Japan’s K computer is back up there again, this time on the Graph 500 supercomputer ranking.

Graph 500 is a relatively new benchmark, from 2010, which seeks to measure supercomputers on data…

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ARM buys Sansa hardware-based security technology

ARM buys Sansa hardware-based security technology

ARM has bought the five year-old Israeli security firm Sansa which has a hardware solution for mobile connectivity.

The price is thought to be somewhere around $90 million.

Sansa, which was called Discretix until last October, has had $37 million of venture capital money and is backed by both…

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M2M connections increasing, but don't call it IoT

M2M connections increasing, but don't call it IoT

The market for M2M cellular modules and wireless terminals is predicted to grow dramatically over the next three years.

By the end of 2019 the market for cellular M2M modules is expected to reach $2.2bn, according to a new report by Beecham Research.

The numbers of modules and wireless…

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Server power measured per programme by Fujitsu

Server power measured per programme by Fujitsu

Aiming to cut power waste in data centres, Fujitsu Labs has developed a way to determine how much energy each programme running on a CPU consumes.

It adds to the capability, called RAPL, of some Intel CPUs to measure overall power consumption.

“According to a report by the Japanese Ministry…

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IQE joins Obama initiative

IQE joins Obama initiative

IQE has been announced as a key partner in a new consortium to establish the United States’ first Integrated Photonics Institute for Manufacturing Innovation (IP-IMI).

Created as part of President Obama’s National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI), the IP-IMI was launched this week in Rochester, NY by…

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Infineon on-track to 34% y-o-y growth

Infineon on-track to 34% y-o-y growth

Infineon had calendar Q2 revenue of € 1,586 million – up 7% on calendar Q1 – for a profit of €245 million at a margin of 15.4%. Infineon expects a 1% revenue increase in calendar Q3 and a 34% increase for the full year.

“Revenue, earnings and margin rose significantly in…

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Toshiba licenses ARM Cortex-A53

Toshiba licenses ARM Cortex-A53

Toshiba has licensed the ARM Cortex-A53 processor, the most power-efficient ARMv8-A processor capable of seamlessly supporting 32-bit and 64-bit code.

Toshiba will deploy the processor to develop ASSPs such as ApP LiteT application processors that offer well balanced power-efficiency and performance with 64-bit…

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In depth: NASA's passive Wi-Fi saves 80% power

In depth: NASA's passive Wi-Fi saves 80% power

NASA has revealed a technique which dramatically cuts the power consumption of Wi-Fi comms, at least at the remote terminal.

Key is modifying the Wi-Fi base station to allow the transmitter of the remote terminal to be replaced by a modulated passive reflector.

“In a Wi-Fi radio…

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Plessey goes into LED light bulb 'filament' production

Plessey goes into LED light bulb 'filament' production

 Plessey has launched a range of LED ‘filaments’ based on GaN-on-Si die made in Plymouth.

“The filaments are designed for the surging filament bulb market where these replacement lamps have far better performance, but maintain the physical appearance of incandescent lamps,” said the firm.

Called the PLF series…

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NTSB concludes Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo crash review

NTSB concludes Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo crash review

Human error, not mechanical fault, caused the crash of the Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo last October, a review has concluded. But the companies behind the craft and the regulator that approved its flight are not off the hook.

The crash was a result of co-pilot Michael Alsbury unlocking the spacecraft…

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