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A Cheaper, Easier Resistance Standard on a Chip

A Cheaper, Easier Resistance Standard on a Chip

Graphene sheets could replace gallium arsenide and aluminum gallium arsenide in quantum Hall effect ohm standard Illustration: NISTNear 5 Kelvin, a strong magnetic field drives charges to the edges of the graphene lattice, producing a voltage drop with a quantized resistance in between. Researchers at the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST, Gaithersburg,(…)

A Neuromorphic Chip that Makes Music

A Neuromorphic Chip that Makes Music

The prototype chip learns a style of music, then composes its own tunes. Photo: IMEC A chip made by researchers at IMEC in Belgium uses brain-inspired circuits to compose melodies. The prototype neuromorphic chip learns the rules of musical composition by detecting patterns in the songs it’s exposed to. It then creates its own song(…)

Researchers Grow Brain Cells on a Chip

Researchers Grow Brain Cells on a Chip

Nanowire scaffold could act as a brain prosthetic where neurons grow and form connections Photo: Stuart Hay/ANU Every human thought starts with a signal traveling from one neuron to another in the brain. Yet we know relatively little about how these connections form. In an effort to watch that process unfold, Australian researchers engineered a nanowire scaffold(…)

Researchers Grow Brain Cells on a Chip

Nanowire scaffold could act as a brain prosthetic where neurons grow and form connections Photo: Stuart Hay/ANU Every human thought starts with a signal traveling from one neuron to another in the brain. Yet we know relatively little about how these connections form. In an effort to watch that process unfold, Australian researchers engineered a nanowire scaffold(…)

5 Things You Missed: Particle Accelerator on a Chip, Cellphone Iris Scanners, and More

5 Things You Missed: Particle Accelerator on a Chip, Cellphone Iris Scanners, and More

Highlights from the week of 3 April 2017 Image: SLAC 1. Nanofabrication Enables “Particle-Accelerator-on-a-Chip” Technology Photo: Dexter Johnson An international collection of universities and national labs is hard at work on a project aimed at accelerating electrons to speeds 10 times higher than can be achieved inside SLAC’s 3.2-kilometer-long linear accelerator. But get this: They(…)

Google Details Tensor Chip Powers

Google Details Tensor Chip Powers

Google researchers explain the benefits of the company’s mysterious Tensor Processing Unit GoogleGoogle’s Tensor Processing Unit is a printed-circuit card, which inserts into existing servers and acts as a co-processor, one tailored for neural-network calculations. In January’s special Top Tech 2017 issue, I wrote about various efforts to produce custom hardware tailored for performing deep-learning(…)

Antenova to reveal chip antennas for the new NB-IoT standard at Embedded World

Antenova Ltd, manufacturer of antennas and RF antenna modules for M2M and the Internet of Things, has developed a brand new antenna for the new Narrow Band IoT (NB-IoT) standard which was ratified last summer, and will show this antenna at Embedded World in Nuremberg in March. Electronic Products Technology Center Articles

u-blox launches ground-breaking super-low-power GNSS receiver chip for wearable applications

u-blox, a global leader in wireless and positioning modules and chips, announced the launch of its new UBX M8230 CT global navigation satellite system (GNSS) receiver chip, offering a unique balance of performance and ultra-low power use. Electronic Products Technology Center Articles