3M has a new battery innovation that could enable gadgets to run for 40 percent longer once charged. The company has developed a new kind of battery anode made of silicon that can deliver a significant boost in energy density for regular lithium ion batteries. According to 3M, its silicon anode is made up of a silicon alloy (silicon with lithium) that enables a 20 percent higher energy density when paired with a standard cathode.
Verizon is publicly getting behind Microsoft in the smartphone war. During the company’s earnings conference call Thursday Verizon CFO Fran Shammo suggested that the carrier wants to help Windows Phone become more of a contender in the smartphone market. “It is important that there is a third ecosystem that is brought into the mix here, and we are fully supportive of that with Microsoft,” Shammo said.
Information technology is transforming cars faster than anyone expected, and it can do more than let drivers update their statuses on Facebook. It could also save them a lot of fuel. These days, the design and control of more fuel-efficient engines and hybrid vehicles depends on computers.
Intel is officially launching on Monday its next-generation chip technology, codenamed Ivy Bridge. The new chips will be available for regular laptops and desktops immediately, although versions for the thinner Ultrabook designs will take a few more weeks. For Intel, Ivy Bridge represents more than just the regular generational shrinking of transistors to increase chip performance.
The NaPANIL project at Photonics Europe 2012 The development of new applications based on nanoimprinting techniques (NIL) is evolving at a rapid pace. But what are the challenges to be overcome in order to reach the market? How do we bridge the gap between basic research and its uptake from the industry? What are the tools needed for each product? The European project NAPANIL deals exactly with this topic, i.
NJIT's Center for Wireless Communications and Signal Processing Research showcased earlier this week the research of six doctoral students. The students' work was featured in presentations and displayed posters. The annual event gives doctoral students and their professors a chance to exchange information from a year's worth of work.
At this year’s IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS2012) held June 19-21 in Montreal Canada, Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) will be showcasing its portfolio of RF ICs, data converters, PLLs, reference designs and a variety of design resources for radio based systems (Booth # 1725). At IMS2012, ADI will be highlighting high performance RF ICs and world-leading data converters that cover bits to antenna and back.
Multi-hop wireless networks can provide data access for large and unconventional spaces, but they have long faced significant limits on the amount of data they can transmit. Now researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a more efficient data transmission approach that can boost the amount of data the networks can transmit by 20 to 80 percent.
A miniature atom-based magnetic sensor developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has passed an important research milestone by successfully measuring human brain activity. Experiments reported this week* verify the sensor's potential for biomedical applications such as studying mental processes and advancing the understanding of neurological diseases.
Team Finds New Possibilities in Untapped Terahertz Range With Implications For a Host of Devices Comic book hero superpowers may be one step closer to reality after the latest technological feats made by researchers at UT Dallas . They have designed an imager chip that could turn mobile phones into devices that can see through walls, wood, plastics, paper and other objects.
Starting with more humble killer applications such as meter reading in buildings, IDTechEx predict that WSN will grow rapidly from $0.58 billion in 2012 to $2.4 billion in 2022. These figures refer to WSN defined as wireless mesh networks, ie self-healing and self-organising. The market for wireless sensor systems in general is far larger and some proposed standards apply to both.
Aeroflex Limited announced that it has signed a licensing agreement with Qualcomm Incorporated to supply manufacturing test technology for RF devices. “This agreement enables Aeroflex to deliver test cost reductions to Qualcomm customers,” said Tim Carey, product manager for Aeroflex Limited. “The Aeroflex PXI 3000 modular RF test communications platform is ideally suited to further reduce test cycle times.
As the world’s largest manufacturer of construction machinery, Caterpillar uses a wide array of S&C sensors and switches in its equipment. The Platinum award recognizes Honeywell's service throughout 2011, including its strong technical support, 100% on-time delivery, and exceptional quality performance over the past three years.
Method could pave way for lower cost, more flexible devices Imagine owning a television with the thickness and weight of a sheet of paper. It will be possible, someday, thanks to the growing industry of printed electronics. The process, which allows manufacturers to literally print or roll materials onto surfaces to produce an electronically functional device, is already used in organic solar cells and organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) that form the displays of cellphones.
Qualcomm President and Chief Operating Officer Steve Mollenkopf will be the plenary session speaker on Monday, June 18 at the IEEE MTT-S 2012 International Microwave Symposium (IMS). As a pioneer of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) technology, Mollenkopf will address the design complexity and deployment challenges of 3G and 4G chipsets drives in his talk “3G/4G Chipsets and the Mobile Data Explosion.