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ICS series modular housings from Phoenix Contact

The latest range of modular electronics housings from Phoenix Contact are available in graduated sizes and with standardised device connections such as RJ45, USB, D-SUB and antenna sockets.  The  ICS (Industrial Case System) series of housings are typically used in power electronics, and process automation applications, such as communication systems, interfaces and gateways, relay assemblies, ...

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Siemens creates big data skills lab at Newcastle University

Boosting the digital skills of UK students is the remit of an on-going collaboration between Siemens and Newcastle University. The University this week saw the opening of the MindSphere Lab which will provide students with access to data from a number of projects across sectors including infrastructure, manufacturing, water and energy. Professor John Fitzgerald, Head ...

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Belfast student develops big data analysis to detect fraud

A student at Queen’s University Belfast has developed software which can help detect insurance fraud. Jiawen Sun, a PhD student in the School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science has been working for the last three years to create a software system which can analyse graph-structured data. This can be used to detect insurance ...

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Premier Farnell ups investment in inventory

Premier Farnell has announced further investment in product inventory as well as the addition of a number of new suppliers to its product offering.  Over the past 12 months, the company has invested almost $100m as a result it now has $444m value of product in stock. New supplier franchises have been added over the ...

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RISC-V processors make play for AI in Barcelona, says Esperanto

Esperanto Technologies will present at the RISC-V Workshop in Barcelona next week, (May 7-10) potential changes to high-performance RISC-V processors intended to eliminate speculation-based timing attacks, such as Spectre and Meltdown.  The California-based developer of RISC-V processors is proposing the use of RISC-V cores which minimise changes to the RISC-V ISA or platform specifications in order ...

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CDNLive: Cadence speeds verification of fast interfaces

Cadence Design Systems has introduced design verification IP for three standard interfaces. These are CoaXPress for high-speed imaging, HyperRAM high-speed memory and the JEDEC Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 3.0 specification.  The three tool sets will be used for IP and system-on-chip (SoC) design verification specifically for automotive devices. The UFS 3.0 specification doubles the throughput ...

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UK starts £11m project to revolutionise electronics

Three UK universities are to take part in a £11m programme for the development of nanotechnology for electronics. Imperial College London and the Universities of Southampton and Manchester, will work with industrial partners on the project to replace traditional transistors with memristors as the basis of electronic circuits. Today all ICs are built from vast ...

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UK nano-coating firm has IP ranking success

P2i, the Oxfordshire-based liquid repellent nano-coating firm, has been ranked second in the IP League Table compiled by Metis Partners.  The IP League Table highlights those companies which have significantly invested in their IP in the form of IP creation, IP management policies, R&D activities and IP commercialisation. The company was ranked first in the ...

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TE relay offers 35A/28Vdc resistive load rating

TE Connectivity’s latest relay product is designed to manage harsh inductive, motor and lamp loads. Intended for the requirements of rugged power switching in aerospace, defence and marine applications CII FC-335 series relays are built to handle high capacity loads and offer a 35A/28Vdc resistive load rating. CII FC-335 series relays are built in accordance ...

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