Engineers from the University of Utah created a revelation of a new material that could one day facilitate jewelry and body heat to generate enough electricity to power a body sensor, or enable a cooking pan to charge a cell phone. The team found that a combination of the chemical elements calcium, cobalt and terbium can create a powerful, inexpensive and bio-friendly material that can generate electricity through a thermoelectric process involving heat and cold air. The material is said to need less than a one-degree difference in temperature to produce a noticeable voltage.


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Researchers have recently developed a low-voltage comparator circuit at the University of Bristol that could not only reduce stand by power, but eliminate it. The new low-threshold voltage analog comparator will only require picowatts to activate the circuitry. One of the lead researchers are the University of Bristol stated the circuit, which is still under patent approval, uses many thresholds and devices and allows high vin maximum of 20V and voltage thresholds for detection down even below 0.5V. They’ve also developed state of the art power saving strategies that will almost eliminate static current through the device. Below 100 picoamps is the off-state leakage.


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Socionext has announced in April they will be sampling a 4th generation version of their SC1810 Series graphics display controllers. The Fujitsu-Panasonic SoC jv will be incorporating the first hardware accelerator that is compatible and conforms with the KhronosTM Group’s computer vision API OpenVXTM. Low power, high performance has always been Socionext’s aim for image recognitiionsolutions for embedded home, industrial and automotive systems.


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There was an article posted on New Electronics on February 14, 2017 that talks about FPGA having a high data rate and low power capability. The FPGA from Microsemi has their Polarfire which has the ability to boast 12.7 gbit/s with its transceiver while also consuming less power which is less than 90 mW at 10Gbit/s speeds. Here is what Bruce Meyer, the vice president and business unit manager at Microsemi, has to say about the FPGA. “For the first time, we can offer a non-volatile FPGA that features 10Gbit/s transceivers and which provides tangible power and cost benefits over SRAM FPGAs.”


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The company Tasel is an atomic layer deposition specialist. Their other businesses include encapsulating flexible electronics, protecting OLEDs, solar cell surfaces passivation, x-ray machine moisture barriers and anti-tarnish treatment for jewelry, RFID tags and optical components. The Tasel-branded ELT15S technology, which is the fully transparent electroluminescent, has come out.


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Zytronic are global leaders that have been providing touch solutions for over 15 years. They are well known in the industry due to their reliability and efficiency. They have a passion and commitment to this technology and that is what has brought them so much success in the past years. They are experts. They have many technologies that can help them establish the best touch screens.


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SiFive known as RISC-V pioneer has released their newest innovative SoC (system on a chip) to enhance combination of systems. The latest SoC is formed on the similar base of the original RISC-V design but has been modified for greater capacity. The manufacture of the SoC is the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) that was built on a 180-nm process. Some of the main applications that the SoC can be incorporated into are microcontrollers, embedded, loT and wearable applications. The FE310 is equipped with the latest SiFive technology such as the E31 CPU Corplex, which holds a 32 bit RV32IMAC core that is able to perform at a 320MHz speed. The SoC is also equipped with


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Many that thought Drone 3D printing is impossible. For many years this was something that was not considered possible until Philip Keane a PhD student launches a CubeSat company that researches the application of ULTEM 9085 traceable aerospace-grade. High strength FDM 3D printing at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. He designed what many people thought impossible. He designed a drone that was 3D printed with embedded electronics. Although embedded electronics were not a first and people are familiar with them, what was striking to this invention is the high temperature that was involved in this printing the temperature that is requires is at least 160C. that is only the minimum that is equipped and it goes up to 300C, therefore for him to design a quadcopter that is able to survive these high temperatures was a success and it considered one of the best practices.


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Rohm Semiconductor is introducing a new SiC technology that will be in Formula E. SiC stands for silicon carbide which will be in the first face of the Formula E season which is being held in Hong Kong. Rohm Semiconductor, is partnering up with Venturi Formula E team. This will help in the all-electric racing series. Rohm Semiconductors is planning to use the SiC Technology in order to make their power electronics more efficient, smaller, stronger, and faster.


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As technology advances the quality of our lives advances, what we have today in terms of technology and science is considerably amazing compared to what we had a hundred years ago. Not even that long ago, if we look back around two decades and we look at how the automotive industry alone advanced is mind blowing. Twenty years ago we would have never imagined that the technological advances that we have today is even possible. Automotive industry would have not been able to do it alone obviously, technology is advancing from all angles around the globe and it all contributes to one another. Microchips wasn’t even there twenty years ago, now a day’s electronic parts suppliers and microcontroller distributor are all over the place. All over the place is just one aspect as well because even the price of technology has decreased tremendously.


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