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Imagination goes with Mentor for chip emulation

Imagination goes with Mentor for chip emulation

Imagination Technologies has adopted the Mentor Graphics Veloce 2 enterprise emulation platform which it will use for  verification of its processor cores. “The Veloce co-modeling technology enabled us to reduce our regression times,” said Mark Dunn, executive v-p SoC Design, Imagination Technologies. “Imagination has shown us how better…

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Samsung grows good quality graphene

Samsung grows good quality graphene

Large area, single crystal wafer-scale graphene can be grown, claim Korean scientists from Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT) and Sungkyunkwan University. Growing good quality graphene without crystal boundaries has proved difficult, and much research is still done using flakes of natural graphene as a consequence. Coupling effects with…

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Asia advances

Ten years ago, North America, Europe and Japan represented two-thirds of global electronic equipment production, says DECISION in a new report…

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ARM Cortex-M0+ dev boards free to Future Board Clubbers

ARM Cortex-M0+ dev boards free to Future Board Clubbers

Future Electronics is offering development boards for Atmel microcontrollers free to members of its FTM Board Club website. One of the new boards supports the ATmega168, an 8-bit AVR microcontroller. The other two are for users of the SAM D21 or SAM R21 families of ARM Cortex-M0+ microcontrollers…

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Autonomous sub in centimetre search for flight MH370

Autonomous sub in centimetre search for flight MH370

The search for the missing Malaysian  airliner now involves an autonomous submarine from US-based firm Bluefin Robotics. The miniature submarine, which is only five metres in length, is reported to have completed its first mission in a search for flight MH370′s black box flight recorder on the seabed…

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NI introduces 5G ready SDR development platform

NI introduces 5G ready SDR development platform

National Instruments has introduced a software defined radio (SDR) platform, based on programmable hardware, for prototyping multi-channel wireless communications systems. Built on FPGA-based RIO programmable hardware, the USRP RIO platform incorporates a 2 x 2 multiple input, multiple output (MIMO) RF transceiver capable of transmitting and receiving signals…

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EMEA woe

Has the Arab Spring done anything for the electronics industry? According to a report from the Henry Jackson Society, absolutely  not. If the acronym EMEA is in your job title, be warned…

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Open-source project teaches design of ARM boards

Open-source project teaches design of ARM boards

A Linux programmer from the Slovak Republic has created an open-source project to help engineers and students to learn about advanced hardware design and how to port Linux to your own ARM board. It is the idea of Robert Feranec at the Fedevel Academy and colleague Martin Murin who…

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UK's 'first green data centre'

UK's 'first green data centre'

AOC Group has submitted a planning application for a 7,000m2 data centre at Queensway Business Park in Glenrothes Fife. The facility will be the first of its kind in the UK drawing its energy from a renewable source, claims AOC, with power coming from the largest biomass plant in…

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Thin sensor measures forces in artificial limbs

Thin sensor measures forces in artificial limbs

A novel sensors could lead to better-fitting artificial limbs for amputees, is the claim of the University of Southampton. It has a multidisciplinary team developing thin sensors that can be integrated in the sock-like ‘liner’ worn over the stump of an amputated limb inside the artificial limb socket…

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Intel matching  Chinese tablet CPU vendors on price Read More