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5G centre at Surrey part of millimetre wave Euro-project

The UK’s national research centre for 5G mobile commucniations being built at the University of Surrey is to be part of a European project to develop millimetre-wave radio technologies for next generation cellular mobile networks. The European Commission-funded MiWaveS project will investigate the use of millimetre wave…

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IoT designs created with fob-sized kit and downloads

Broadcom has combined a Bluetooth Smart chip and software stack with five micro electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) sensors in a development kit for prototyping designs for IoT devices and applications. The intention is to provide entry-level access to Bluetooth and MEMS sensors which are relevant technologies for IoT designs…

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European power electronics research initiative adds Mentor

The European Centre for Power Electronics (ECPE) is a Germany-based industry initivative for research, education and technology transfer in power electronics. The role of the ten-year-old ECPE initiative is to support research on power electronics systems and pass this into the industry via workshops and tutorials. The…

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Intel shrinks 3G modem for wearables

Intel has introduced a 3G mobile modem for connecting sensors in wearable electronics devices. The multi-chip module measures around 10 x 30mm. Designated the XMM 6255, the modem incorporates Intel’s SMARTI UE2p dual band 3G/2G transceiver. This 65nm chip integrates a 3G HSPA (High Speed Packet Access…

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LTE-A field tester supports carrier aggregation

Anite has added carrier aggregation and Category 6 device support to its Nemo Outdoor laptop-based drive wireless network tester. Phone network operators worldwide are testing and trialling carrier aggregation, and are launching LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) networks with the first phase of Cat 6 devices, using two carrier components…

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Imagination takes on Raspberry Pi with Android educational computer

Imagination Technologies has entered the student/hobbyist development board arena with a computing module based on a MIPS processor which it claims has more than twice the performance of the Raspberry Pi ARM CPU. To encourage take up of the boar,d called MIPS Creator CI20, the company is giving…

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Microchip PIC32MZ gets Greens Hills tool support

Green Hills Software has added software design support for Microchip’s PIC32MZ family of 32-bit microcontrollers, including compilers, debugger, IDE and probes. Microchip’s PIC32MZ product line is based on the MIPS microAptiv core, running at 200MHz/330DMIPS. The Hi-Speed USB, Ethernet and CAN, along with wired and…

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