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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 Google Google’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(…)

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

Graphene Could Buttress Next-Gen Computer Chip Wiring

Graphene Could Buttress Next-Gen Computer Chip Wiring

Current can literally blow copper interconnects away, but graphene could keep them intact Image: Stanford University Images: Stanford University Death By Electromigration: Copper interconnects are now so narrow that current can cause a break by knocking atoms out of place. Most of the hand-wringing over the fate of Moore’s Law focuses on the ever-shrinking silicon(…)