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Tiny microchips enable extreme science

As NASA spacecraft explore deeper into space, onboard computer electronics must not only be smaller and faster, but also be prepared for extreme conditions. A prime example is shown in these images: a family of Application ...

dateJul 12, 2016 in Space Exploration
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SLAC-designed chips empower X-ray science

It may sound like chasing rainbows: Detecting flashes of light and energy that are invisible to the human eye and last only for a trillionth of an eye-blink. These flashes, in the form of X-rays, gamma rays and other wavelengths, ...

dateNov 14, 2013 in General Physics
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MESA complex starts largest production series in its history

Sandia National Laboratories has begun making silicon wafers for three nuclear weapon modernization programs, the largest production series in the history of its Microsystems and Engineering Sciences Applications complex.

dateMar 27, 2015 in
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Brand New 32-bit RISC Core

Today, Cambridge Consultants launches a novel 32-bit RISC core that brings a new level of code density and power economy to deeply-embedded applications. The XAP3 core is available in Verilog RTL and can be fabricated in ...

dateSep 14, 2004 in
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Solar energy for sensor nodes

Tiny solar cells applied directly to a silicon chip are a potential way of efficiently and reliably powering wireless sensor networks in the future. Above all, this would simplify large-scale applications, for instance in ...

dateSep 02, 2013 in Engineering
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