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More on: Ultra-narrow-band for Weightless M2M comms

More on: Ultra-narrow-band for Weightless M2M comms

Multi-kilometre machine-to-machine communications special interest group (SIG) Weightless has decided to pursue ultra-narrow-band (UNB) comms in free-to-use ISM bands, rather than ‘white space’ radio for its physical layer.

Around the world, agreements, legislation and infrastructure required to use white space radio (comms in…

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SEMI book-to-bill turns negative

SEMI book-to-bill turns negative

The SEMI book-to-bill turned negative in September after a decline since June. The June b-to-b was 1.1, it slipped to 1.07 in July, 1.04 in August and to 0.94 in September…

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Finfet alternative touted by flash pioneer

Finfet alternative touted by flash pioneer

A variant of 3D transistor technology to rival the finfet is being proposed by Professor Fujio Masuoka, the man credited with pioneering flash memory.

The technology, called Surrounding-Gate-Transistor (SGT), is not new, but has yet to be presented as a commercial alternative to traditional planar transistor technology that…

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Industrial displays get TFT make-over

Industrial displays get TFT make-over

We are surrounded by LCDs. There are large ones in public places with advertising and other information. Smaller ones grace the front panels of almost all the electronics we use personally and for work.

Further screens entertain and inform us at home, provide the interfaces to our PCs and more…

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China set to launch probe on round trip to the moon

China set to launch probe on round trip to the moon

China is planning to launch an uncrewed spacecraft on a quick jaunt around the moon, in a test of technology designed to return rocks from the lunar surface to Earth.

The Chang’e 5-T1 mission is set to blast off from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan, China…

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White space on hold as Weightless switches to narrowband M2M comms

White space on hold as Weightless switches to narrowband M2M comms

Machine-to-machine communication industry body Weightless is switching its focus from whitespace radio to ultra-narrow-band radio.

“Weightless not pursuing white space as availability is not coming along anything like as quickly as we thought it would. We won’t return to whitespace for two or three years…

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Rohde & Schwarz shows 5G millimetre-wave setup at Korea summit

Rohde & Schwarz shows 5G millimetre-wave setup at Korea summit

At the 5G Global Summit, taking place in South Korea this week, Rohde & Schwarz will present details of a test setup for generating and analysing signals up to 67GHz, the millimetre wave band, as part of research for 5G mobile communications.

The millimetre-wave test setup consists of the…

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Pre-silicon software verification will speed development, says Mentor Graphics

Pre-silicon software verification will speed development, says Mentor Graphics

Delivering a system-on-chip (SoC) is no longer simply deploying silicon. Modern devices are delivered with significant amounts of software, including software stacks, middleware, boot code, and drivers.

You could wait until the silicon has been delivered and put it on a board to begin developing this software, but…

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IBM exits IC making, to step up chip research

IBM exits IC making, to step up chip research

IBM’s decision to exit the semiconductor making business may prove to be expensive for the US giant.

IBM has sold its semiconductor manufacturing business to Globalfoundries, but will continue to invest in the business as part of a previously announced $3bn five-year investment committment.

The deal includes chip…

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Hydrogen-powered car designed in the cloud

Hydrogen-powered car designed in the cloud

Riversimple, a Powys-based start-up developing a road-going hydrogen fuel cell powered car is carrying out some of its design in the cloud and has adopted Cadonix cloud-based automotive harness CAD tools.

“We’re designing a radically new car – which will be in market trials late next…

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