Planning permission for 5G masts to be scrapped

Planning regulations are to be changed to allow 5G masts to be erected near existing masts without the need for planning permission.

This entry was posted on Aug 29, 2019

CNT processor made by MIT and ADI

MIT and ADI have built a 16-bit processor using CNTs.

This entry was posted on Aug 29, 2019

Semi industry more bullish on AI than other industries

Three-quarters of semiconductor executives surveyed for the report (77%) said they have adopted AI within their business or are piloting the technology.

This entry was posted on Aug 26, 2019

SK Telecom gets a million 5G subscribers

SK Telecom today announced that it became the first mobile operator in the world to have more than a million 5G subscribers.

This entry was posted on Aug 26, 2019

Farnell launches solder tip selector

Farnell has launched a soldering tip selector.

This entry was posted on Aug 26, 2019

Mapping on-line hate reveals team work is the only useful countermeasure

Policing on-line hate from within a single platform, such as Facebook, can make the spread of hate worse, and will eventually generate global ‘dark pools’ in which hate will flourish, is one of the findings the finding in a recent scientific paper in Nature.

This entry was posted on Aug 26, 2019

UK pop-up EV charging point saves street clutter

Cheltenham-based design company Duku has developed a pop-up electric vehicle charge point, claiming it to be a world first. Six of them are on trial in Oxford.

This entry was posted on Aug 26, 2019

Automation investment gives distributor a lift

Intelligent, automated lifts have been installed at Vanilla Electronics as part of a £200,000 investment in the Thetford-based distributor and manufacturer’s technology centre.

This entry was posted on Aug 21, 2019

Mems optical phased array forms beams suitable for automotive lidar

Micromachining can be used to create a infra-red beam-forming phased array, according to engineers at University of California, Berkeley, who have made a 160 x 160 array on a 3.1 x 3.2mm die that can be switched in 5.7μs (resonance is at 55kHz).

This entry was posted on Aug 21, 2019

‘Cloud kit’ links sensors to Amazon for secure IoT

Renesas is aiming at those evaluating and prototyping sensor-based IoT end-points with secure links to the cloud – with the RX65N Cloud Kit, which connects Wi-Fi, environmental, light and inertial sensors, FreeRTOS and Amazon Web Services (AWS) .

This entry was posted on Aug 21, 2019

Segger Embedded Studio adds support for 3rd party debug probes

Segger Embedded Studio V4.20 adds configurable support for debug probes using the GDB protocol. This version can be used with any debug probe that comes with a GDB server.

This entry was posted on Aug 21, 2019

Hardware trust anchors

Connected applications and smart services need hardware-based trust anchors.

This entry was posted on Aug 21, 2019

TDK Ventures makes first VC investment

TDK Ventures, the $50 million VC fund set up by TDK Corp in July, has made its first investment.

This entry was posted on Aug 21, 2019

Top 15 Semiconductor Vendors In H1

The top-15 worldwide semiconductor (IC and O-S-D—optoelectronic, sensor, and discrete) sales ranking for 1H19 is shown in Figure 1.

This entry was posted on Aug 21, 2019

Raspberry Pi gets MIT’s Scratch 3.0

Scratch 3.0, a visual language programming language from MIT Media Lab, can now run on Raspberry Pi’s Raspbian. OS.

This entry was posted on Aug 21, 2019

RaspArch Build for Raspberry Pi 4

RaspArch Build 190809 is available for the Raspberry Pi 4 Model B computer, which features a Quad-Core 1.5GHz 64-bit ARM Cortex-A72 CPU, up to 4GB RAM, and on-board dual-band 802.11 b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.0 (BLE).

This entry was posted on Aug 20, 2019

Fujitsu maths models predict flooding

Fujitsu has developed a technology that draws on mathematical models built with data on rainfall and water levels to create flooding predictions for rivers.

This entry was posted on Aug 20, 2019

Chinese companies exiting China

Not only are US companies making moves to exit China-based manufacturing operations but Chinese companies are following suit, reports the Nikkei.

This entry was posted on Aug 20, 2019

Softbank takes £380m write-down on satellite investment

Softbank has taken a £380 million hit on its 47% stake in UK satellite company OneWeb.

This entry was posted on Aug 20, 2019

A-level results indicate engineering will remain male-dominated

More girls are studying science at A-level, but a lack of interest in physics indicates the gender demographics of engineering are likely to remain stable for now.

This entry was posted on Aug 20, 2019

X-capacitor discharger for IEC60335 home appliances works up to 6µF, and wastes <4mW

Power Integrations is aiming at larger home appliances needing to meet IEC60335 with an X-capacitor discharger that can empty 6µF in under a second.

This entry was posted on Aug 20, 2019