A new report from China claims that Huawei will introduce a 5G modem with the Kirin 985 chipset. While several semiconductor companies already released 5G modems, these chips are installed separately from the main processor. For example, smartphones with the Snapdragon 855 chipset have to include a separate Snapdragon X50 modem to make the handsets 5G-capable. In contrast, handsets with Kirin 985, which will likely include the Huawei Mate 30 series, will support 5G networks out of the box without the need for separate modems. Another advantage of featuring built-in modems is that it reduces the amount of space occupied by communications chips, resulting in bigger space available for other handset components like batteries. The recent report also confirms previous rumors, stating that the Kirin 985 will be fabricated using the 7-nanometer process node from TSMC. Earlier reports already mentioned that the Kirin 985 will feature a 10 to 20-percent improvement in performance due to higher … [Read more...] about Huawei To Include 5G Modems With Kirin 985 Mobile Chip
The integration of electronics into increasingly autonomous vehicles isn’t going nearly as smoothly as the marketing literature suggests. In fact, it could take years before some of these discrepancies are resolved. The push toward full autonomy certainly hasn’t slowed down, but carmakers and the electronics industry are approaching that goal from very different vantage points. Carmakers and their Tier 1 and 2 suppliers are demanding hard data and physical inspection and test. Leading-edge chip companies and foundries, meanwhile, argue that simulation and statistical analysis are sufficient. Between those two perspectives is a gap that includes how to prove and predict reliability, aging and other causes of electronic degradation and failure, and what’s necessary to qualify IP and a variety of electronic components used in cars. Among the issues: Carmakers are searching for real-world data about performance under harsh driving conditions and the reliability of those … [Read more...] about Carmakers To Chip Industry: Where’s The Data?
Spectrometers -- devices that distinguish different wavelengths of light and are used to determine the chemical composition of everything from laboratory materials to distant stars -- are large devices with six-figure price tags, and tend to be found in large university and industry labs or observatories. A new advance by researchers at MIT could make it possible to produce tiny spectrometers that are just as accurate and powerful but could be mass produced using standard chip-making processes. This approach could open up new uses for spectrometry that previously would have been physically and financially impossible. The invention is described today in the journal Nature Communications, in a paper by MIT associate professor of materials science and engineering Juejun Hu, doctoral student Derek Kita, research assistant Brando Miranda, and five others. The researchers say this new approach to making spectrometers on a chip could provide major advantages in performance, size, weight, and … [Read more...] about Inexpensive Chip-Based Device may Transform Spectrometry
By Filipa Ioannou Published 3:28 pm PDT, Tuesday, October 16, 2018 Cattle were loosed on the freeway after a tractor-trailer overturned in Oregon Tuesday, according to police. Cattle were loosed on the freeway after a tractor-trailer overturned in Oregon Tuesday, according to police. Photo: Oregon State Police Cattle were loosed on the freeway after a tractor-trailer overturned in Oregon Tuesday, according to police. Cattle were loosed on the freeway after a tractor-trailer overturned in Oregon Tuesday, according to police. Photo: Oregon State Police Cattle were loosed on the freeway after a tractor-trailer overturned in Oregon Tuesday, according to police. Click through the gallery for more animal stories. Cattle were loosed on the freeway after a tractor-trailer overturned in Oregon Tuesday, according to police. Click through the gallery for … [Read more...] about Truck hauling cattle flips in Oregon, sets cows loose on freeway
October 8, 2018 - Written By Dominik Bosnjak In short: Samsung’s next Android flip phone is nearing release, with the successor to last year’s W2018 (pictured above) now being confirmed to be called the W2019, according to a Wi-Fi certificate reviewed by AndroidHeadlines. The document issued by the Wi-Fi Alliance reveals the device will be identified by the model number SM-W2019 and run Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box, in addition to supporting the latest telecom solutions Samsung already implemented into the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note 9-series models sold in the United States, with the main implication of that fact being that the handset will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 chip which uses the Snapdragon X20 modem.Background: Samsung started testing Android-based firmware intended for the W2019 in early September but the existence of the newly spotted certificate confirms the handset is close to being released. The South Korean tech giant … [Read more...] about Samsung W2019 Flip Phone Nearing Release, Will Run Android 8.1