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Microlease sells Keysight kit in European sales push

Microlease sells Keysight kit in European sales push

Microlease is bidding to expand its test equipment rental business across Europe following an expansion of its activities selling test systems from Keysight Technologies, formerly Agilent Technologies.

The Harrow-based instrument rental company has become an authorised distributor for the full range of Keysight’s products in the UK.

Microlease…

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Arrow kits for IoT

Arrow has extended its IoT portfolio with a TI SimpleLink wireless MCU platform and is stocking development kits to help customers get into IoT…

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Most efficient Cortex-M, officially

Most efficient Cortex-M, officially

Atmel’s SAM L21 microcontroller has scored 185 on the EEMBC ULPBench test, making it the most energy efficient ARM Cortex-M processor implementation yet measured.

The microcontroller is based in ARM’s smallest Cortex-M series core, the Cortex-M0+.

This is a good time for low-power processors…

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Small cells take over the mobile world

Small cells take over the mobile world

To meet the ever-rising demand for mobile data services operators are planning a radical change in the way mobile networks are built.

Instead of traditional high-power radio basestations covering cells from 10km to 30km, networks will be made up of much more closely packed 50m to 200m small…

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European project develops 3D LEDs in gallium nitride

European project develops 3D LEDs in gallium nitride

The European GECCO project is investigating the use of gallium nitride (GaN) LED lighting devices which it claims are more efficient and environmentally-friendly than conventional light sources, “and therefore contribute significantly to a sustainable energy saving and carbon footprint reduction”.

To support this research work is focusing on developing…

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Royal Academy of Engineering backs university projects with entrepreneurial training

Royal Academy of Engineering backs university projects with entrepreneurial training

The Royal Academy of Engineering’s Enterprise Hub will provide funding, mentoring and support to four businesses spun out of UK universities.

The four are:

Dr Matthew Murray, University of Leeds, Ultramatis anti-counterfeiting implantation
Dr George Frodsham, University College London, MediSieve magnetic haemofiltration for malaria
Dr Peiman Hosseini, University…

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What is the Graphene light bulb?

What is the Graphene light bulb?

The graphene lightbulb has been the subject of a huge amount of speculation over the past few days.

What is it?

The truth is, nobody outside University of Manchester spin-out Graphene Lighting knows, so ignore anything you have heard or read.

“As a scientist, I would love to say…

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IBM to put $3bn into the Internet of Things

IBM to put $3bn into the Internet of Things

IBM says it will invest $3 billion over the next four years to establish an IoT (Internet of things) unit, and that it is building a cloud-based open platform to help clients and ecosystem partners across industries better integrate real-time data and insights from dispersed sources directly into…

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Dual IGBT driver has a small footprint

Dual IGBT driver has a small footprint

Power Integrations has a dual IGBT-driver core that has a footprint of 57.2×51.6mm and a height of 20mm.

Designed to drive standard 1,200V and 1,700V IGBTs, the 2SC0435T2G1-17 combines a complete two-channel driver core with all components required for the IGBT driver circuit…

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Fastest 8051 yet

Fastest 8051 yet

The most efficient 8051 microcontroller core ever, is the claim of Polish intellectual property firm Digital Core Designs (DCD).

Called DQ8051, the quad pipeline core benchmarks at 0.27292 DMips/MHz (Dhrystone 2.1) “29.01 times speed-up over the original 80C51 chip operating at the same frequency,” said…

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Linux in hi-rel is growing, says McPherson

Linux in hi-rel is growing, says McPherson

Xilinx has joined the Linux Foundation, the industry organisation supporting growth of Linux and collaborative development.

The FPGA firm’s interest indicates how Linux is expanding its footprint beyond consumer and computing markets and into high reliability industrial, automotive and aerospace systems.

The theme of this year’s Embedded Linux…

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