With technology become more prevalent and essential to all facets of life, flash drives are becoming more and more important. Also known flash RAM, flash memory, the principle behind flash drives, are a non-volatile storage memory that make it easy to quickly sore and transfer data. These drives make it so that you can do your work anywhere— just plug into your USB into a computer, transferring the data you need a flash. These memory devices range from hundreds of bits to thousands of bits. They’re a very versatile piece of technology.

There are two types of flash memory. The first type of flash memory is NAND Flash Memory. This is useful in modern technology because it allows for less chip area, but more data density, making it especially useful in today’s high-density data environment. The second type of flash memory is NOR flash memory, also called circuit flash memory because the memory cells are connected in a parallel array. NOR and RAM memory access are similar, NOR does not need to run through the RAM circuits to be copied. Unfortunately, NOR flash memory is only suited for smaller code instructions.

No matter how far we’ve come, technology still have its flaws. For example, despite writing the code bit by bit, flash memory is unable to delete small chunks of code, only larger blocks. Another flaw is bit flipping— this usually occurs in NAND memory where the data can be flipped, making data transfers useless. Bad blocks are another flaw. This happens when the drive doesn’t scan for “bad blocks” that make the memory vulnerable to corruption and data loss.

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Well known information technology equipment company, Fujitsu, has created a mini sensor that is powered by a solar cell. This miniature sensor will help aid LPWA wireless transmission. This newly introduced device measures at 82x24x6mm, and the company boasts that this is the smallest sensor device that supports LPWA in the world.

Conveniently, the sensor does not require replacement batteries. Data for both humidity and temperature that is collected by the sensor is able to be transmitted to a Sigfox base station that is as far as 7 km away.

LPWA in recent days has been in the spotlight due to it being a wireless technology that is able to directly transmit data to the cloud while consuming low power across wide areas. Fujitsu Electronics has been able to create power control technology that is able to command the timing of LPWA signal transmissions in real time. This controlling is based on temperature data that has been collected by the temperature sensor.

This milestone in technology will allow for signal transmissions to be carried out only when activation voltage, which may change with temperature, is boosted, which will help to prevent the voltage from falling under the minimum operating voltage for the LPWA module.

With this efficiency in power, it is possible to allow variation in power utilized by the wireless circuit or power created by solar cells because of temperature. This will remove the need for any excess energy storage elements that were in the past required to react to power variation, allowing for the miniaturization of the sensor device with the smallest power storage elements needed.

The data that is collected can be seen through Fujitsu’s Cloud Service K5 loT Platform, which is Fujitsu’s loT platform service for data utilization. The platform has received Sigfox Ready Program for loT PaaS certification as a platform that can connect to the Sigfox cloud. This ensures that the sensor data is easily obtained in the cloud simply by setting the sensor devices. This will allow for maintenance-free installation and management of the loT systems, which will speed up the procedure of digitalization.

As a Fujitsu sensor parts supplier, as well as an IT parts supplier in general, ASAP IT Technology has a goal of providing out-of-the-box parts procurement solutions. ASAP-IT Technology seeks to help in the purchasing of information technology hardware, with an emphasis on networking and telecommunications equipment. With a dedicated account manager and a support in sales 24/7 throughout the entire year, all customers of ASAP can gain the advantage when seeking parts.

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Sony - An electronics company that produces a variety of products, just announced its plans for global sensor domination. Five years ago, Sony was struggling to keep afloat, with loses totaling more than two billion dollars. Since this drop, Sony has decided to focus its efforts on mainly three things: image sensors, mobile, and games. The focus shift was an extremely intelligent choice by Sony because it shot their annual revenue back up. Sony reported that their first quarter profit from this year was the best quarter profit they have ever seen. Overall, sales have grown about 15%.

Most of the company’s revenue is coming from photographic image sensors, something the company has invested over four billion dollars into. The latest profit results are fantastic news for them, especially after the massive earthquakes japan suffered last year. These earthquakes with a magnitude of 7.0 destroyed Sony’s sensor production facilities, and rebuilding them was a massive hit to revenue. Sony attributes its revenue growth in the ability to quickly restore these centers and getting product back out. Now, Sony controls around 50% of the entire world market for image sensors which has gone up by 10% in the last two years. Sony’s biggest product to date is its dual-camera smartphones. Smartphones are used all around the globe, making this a huge outlet for Sony. The company is particularly targeting the ever-growing Chinese market.

Although this market is huge Sony has decided to play it safe and make annual image sensor sales a small percentage of overalls sales because Chinese phone manufactures are trying to make a shift toward cheaper phone parts, to lower the overall cost of phones. Sony is on track to post its best annual profits for the next two decades, a huge benefit for shareholders. Sony hardware parts are right way to go when looking for electronic components.

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Transistors are utilized in almost every piece of modern technology, including in your cell phone, car, computer, and refrigerator. The problem that transistors are facing today, though, are that they are not compact enough to fit inside of every device we wish. Hopes are high though, as an innovative kind of light-based transistor may be the solution to this problem.

“At its most straightforward, a transistor—or field effect transistor, to give the microscopic device found in all your electronics its proper name—is just a tiny switch. It has three terminals: a source, a drain, and a gate,” explained Jamie Condliffe at Gizmodo.com. “By varying the voltage (or the field) at the gate, it’s possible to control the current that flows from the source to the drain. Simple. Throw enough together, and you can create complex circuits to carry out logical operations—like a computer chip.”

The current challenge is producing transistors which are small enough, yet still possess a high level of reliability. Modern day transistors already measure in at nanometers, which are often comprised of ultra-thin layers of scattered silicon along with various other atoms in order to enhance their switching abilities. The smaller transistors get though, the more difficult it becomes to control how the atoms are added, creating for an unpredictable switch. This creates problems when you want something to operate reliably. Good news is that a team of researchers in Charlotte from the University of North Carolina has recently developed an innovative type of transistor which is capable of controlling the flowing current with light. This technology could be thought of as a ‘smart microscopic wire.’

“When it’s illuminated it allows electrons to flow, when it’s dark nothing passes through. While that alone may not sound too useful, the team points out that the devices can be made smaller than field effect transistors because they don’t require doping in the same way,” Condliffe said. “In turn, that should allow more to be squeezed into the same space, allowing speeds to increase in a way that satisfies our thirst.”

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We are currently entering into an intriguing new age of wearable technology. According to Forbes, in 2014, 71% of 16 to 24 year olds wanted wearable technology, which most people are defining as clothing and accessories equipped with computer and advanced electronic technologies. Good news for these eager customers is that Intel, the world’s largest and highest-valued semiconductor chipmaker, has recently completed the acquisition of Recon Instruments, a Canadian company which produces heads-up display (HUD) sensors and smart glasses for sports.

This deal will likely play a pivotal role in the wearable electronics industry, as both influential companies will now be able to benefit from each other’s vast resources. From this acquisition, Intel now has an experienced and talented wearable computing team that will allow for great expansion in the head-mounted display market. For Recon Instruments, they will now have the opportunity to utilize Intel’s extensive technical resources and valuable knowledge as the world’s most successful semiconductor company.

This is an exciting new time for wearable technology as a new playing field for innovation has emerged. Customers need not to worry though since both Intel and the Recon brand will continue serving their customers without disruption, as both companies share a common vision for the exciting new market of smart eyewear.

The co-founder and CEO of Recon, Dan Eisenhardt, stated,

“Going forward, we’ll continue leading the smart eyewear category for sports, and we’ll be able to bring our technology and innovation to completely new markets and use cases where activity-specific information, delivered instantly, can change the game.”

Here at ASAP IT Technology, we provide our customers with a simplified and speedy procurement process. We ensure that our customers’ production lines and prototype builds are always up and running effectively. We offer cost-effective component solutions by improving our customers’ negotiation power. If you are interested in a quote for an Intel parts, please contact our friendly sales staff at sales@asap-ittechnology.com or call us at +1-714-705-4780.

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