Photonics chip, DLP chip, Chip for IoT

The chip is the electronic component that has present a integrated circuit, is the most essential component of data processing systems. It was born at the end of the 50s and demonstrated in 1958 by Jack Kilby.

The invention of this small, but vital component has given rise to what we know today as: MICROELECTRONICS.
Since 1958 the chip has made great progress, both in size, but also in performance.

So what solutions we are today?!
We begin with the photonic chip, developed by IBM, for the transmission of data at the speed of light. The chips, based on silicon photonics IBM, using four different colors of light, traveling within an optical fiber instead of the traditional copper conductors, to transmit data in a computer system and the outside. This new technology allows to reach 100 Gbps and download at a later 6 million images.
Read about photonics chip

Always along the lines of the previous year, even the University of California at Berkeley, has invented a chip that works with light and electrons: the researchers were able to combine electrons and photons by compressing two processor cores with more than 70 million transistors and 850 optical components in a single chip of 3 to 6 mm. The design is easily applicable on industrial scale.
Read about photonics chip of Barkley University

These types of microprocessors also have the advantage of being energy-saving.

Always for the transmission of data, in this case image, Texas Instruments, presented the DLP chip that will revolutionize the projection of the images: the chip has 4.15 million micromirrors, with a definition that is thus about 4 megapixels. The micromirrors, thanks to the very high reactivity of DLP technology, can switch 9,000 times per second, creating two pixels on the screen for each frame shown. In this way the perceived resolution would become substantially equal to 4K.
Read About DLP chip

Chip in automotive.
More and more we try to insert technology in transport as driver assistance, to reduce the number of collisions and accidents. NXP Semiconductors, presents a single chip with Synthetic Aperture Radar, great less than 1 cm2, able to deliver and capturing the waves at 77 GHz to measure the distance to objects. The same function of the present technology Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), only much less bulky and therefore more easily integrated.
Read about Automotive chip

Still speaking of security, also in the military there are technological developments regarding the transmission of the data. DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, is implementing a unjammable communications chips for ultra-fast radio interference. This need arose from the fact that the growing demand civil and military devices connected, which creates a certain competition and congestion in the electromagnetic spectrum. This chip is an important part of an analog-digital converter ultra high performance, with a capacity of conversion of 60 GigaSample per second. The new ADC can analyze a spectrum much broader than the current converters. Allowing it work best with bands particularly congested and to respond more quickly to incidents of Electronic Warfare.
Read about unjammable communication chip

Finally we talk about the increasingly topical Internet Of Things.
Freescale Semiconductors is developing a chip to hok for the world IoT; very small, already designed for the management of memories and integrated with security functions.
Read about IoT chip

We conclude this article with a quote from Albert Einstein: "Computers are incredibly fast, accurate and stupid. Men are incredibly slow, inaccurate and brilliant. The combination of the two is an incalculable strength."

 

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