Korean university UNIST will be working with public organisations in the energy sector to develop a new type of eco-friendly battery that can store and produce electricity using seawater. The project is expected to accelerate the commercialisation of eco-friendly, cost-efficient, and high-stability seawater batteries. The project’s consortium includes Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO), Korea East-West Power … Continue reading Scientists developing sustainable seawater batteries
After our recent article that Canon had passed on investing in Toshiba’s troubled memory chip business, news has come via the Financial Times that a few other well-known investors are putting up their hands for a slice of the pie. The company is said to have had bids from Taiwan’s Foxconn, who manufacture Apple’s iPhone … Continue reading Suitors scramble for piece of Toshiba memory chip pie
A computer’s operating system, the layer of software between you and the hardware, has changed remarkably over the past few decades. At the beginning a user had to interact with levers and switches, then came screens and DOS, the Apple’s Macintosh and Microsoft’s Windows, and, finally, the internet. These slowly wormed their way into our … Continue reading Who will be the winner in the next computing revolution?
Technology innovations have proliferated and thrived in 2016, and 2017 will be no different. As hi-tech gear starts to take an even stronger grip on how we live – from a truly cashless society through to drones delivering the post – the Jetson era is upon us. So what does 2017 hold in the technology … Continue reading Top tech trends for 2017
Imagine, in a few years’ time, you’re standing on a street corner waiting for your Uber to arrive. It turns up, exactly when it said it would, but there’s no driver. Would you climb in? Are you ready to put your faith in driverless technology? This scenario is not that far off. Uber are trialling … Continue reading Would you trust a driverless car?
A wireless sensor system to maximise vineyard irrigation efficiency will begin field trials in January. SmartVine, developed in South Australia by TK SmartTech, will utilise a network of sensors to collect data on soil, crop health and moisture from across a vineyard. Using SmartVine’s software, vignerons can then assess and manage their irrigation zones using … Continue reading Sensor system uses internet to maximise irrigation efficiency
Xplore Technologies has launched the XSLATE R12, a next generation detachable rugged tablet PC. Xplore incorporated customer feedback into its 12.5-inch rugged tablet design to deliver a product designed for public safety, manufacturing, utility, insurance, and construction industry professionals. The XSLATE R12 incorporates customer-requested features, such as antenna pass-through capabilities, an RJ-45 + serial port … Continue reading Consumers help design new rugged tablet
Australian company 4DS Memory has announced it has successfully developed and tested 40 nanometre (nm) interface switching resistive random access memory (ReRAM) cells. This milestone is said to represent a digital memory cell size that is smaller than the current large scale volume production sizes of existing non-volatile memory technology, 3D NAND Flash (3D Flash). … Continue reading Taking ReRAM cells to the next level
M2M/IoL analyst firm Berg Insight claims that annual shipments of smart electricity meters in Europe will more than double in the next two years. The market accelerated in 2016 and sales are expected to reach 13.5 million units during the year. In 2018, annual demand is forecasted to reach an unprecedented level of 27.6 million … Continue reading Electricity smart meter usage to double
For decades the spring-loaded probe is said to have delivered excellent mechanical and electrical performance in a highly compliant contact. However, this often came at a high cost given that each pin is constructed of 3-4 discreet parts, manufactured and assembled in a laborious, less-than-fully-automated process. A single test socket for reliability and burn-in testing … Continue reading Reinventing the spring-loaded probe pin
Waterproofing is claimed to be the new focus of global electronics manufacturers. Since water-resistant standards play a big role in making expensive handheld and wearable digital devices more durable, the industry has adopted the IPX7 rating, which protects against immersion in water for 30 minutes at a depth of 1 meter (3.28 feet). Yet the … Continue reading How to waterproof consumer electronics
Fluke Australia introduces Fluke laser levels, a new line of professional-grade, precision tools that are designed to survive a one metre drop and keep working. The levels feature a fast settling, self-levelling gimbal that delivers accurate reference points, expediting electrical and HVAC layouts, says the manufacturer. Products in the range include: Fluke-3PR (red laser) and … Continue reading Tough laser levels can survive 1m drop
Cummins will showcase a diverse set of new technologies to tackle the challenge of reducing total cost of ownership for OEM customers at the upcoming IAA Commercial Vehicles Show in Hannover this September. The technologies address global challenges for engine systems and allows Cummins’ expertise to deliver integrated solutions for air handling, fuel and after … Continue reading Cummins try to reduce costs
Power management company Eaton has launched an Australian developed wall mount power system for oil and gas, mining, and transportation industries that require battery backed DC power. The system is also suitable for industrial control, electrical switching and telecommunications industries as well any business that designs and manufactures large turnkey process control systems. Traditionally, DC … Continue reading Aussie developed mount power system
e2v, a leader in the high-reliability semiconductor market, and Peregrine Semiconductor Corp., founder of RF SOI (silicon on insulator) and pioneer of advanced RF solutions, have introduced the PE97640, an ultra-low phase noise FRAC-N phase-locked loop (PLL) for commercial space applications. Available exclusively through e2v, the PE97640 is the first new space product since e2v … Continue reading Ultra-low phase noise phase-locked loop for commercial applications
EUROPEAN researchers have developed a ground-breaking real-time wearable personal radiation monitor for use in space.
The inventor of the CMOS image sensor is developing an ultra-sensitive sensor capable of detecting single photons.
The innovation in consumer electronics, which Generation Y engineers use in their daily lives, has outpaced the instruments they use in the professional setting.
Integrated marketing programmes at element14 contribute to achieving ‘Best Marketing’ award from Tektronix.
One company in life sciences, diagnostics and applied markets will retain the Agilent name, and the other will be comprised of Agilent’s current portfolio of electronic measurement products.