Featured Research

from universities, journals, and other organizations

Unique Norwegian nano-product: Processor chips with a global market

Date:
May 6, 2011
Source:
The Research Council of Norway
Summary:
Tiny radar transceivers that are extremely fast, highly precise, and run on very low power are making the Norwegian company Novelda stand out on the global market. Novelda’s silicon chips, which measure just 2 x 2 mm, contains nearly two million transistors and 512 radars that simultaneously sense and transmit information.

Novelda is the only company that has succeeded in developing radar transceivers that are extremely fast, highly precise, and run on very low power, explains Dag Wisland, CEO of Novelda.
Credit: Photo by Sverre Jarild

Tiny radar transceivers that are extremely fast, highly precise, and run on very low power are making the Norwegian company Novelda stand out on the global market.

"Actually, we are the only ones who have succeeded in developing radar transceivers like these," says Dag T. Wisland, CEO of Novelda AS.

Small company, heavyweight technology

With just 20 employees, Novelda develops high-performance nano-electronics that pave the way for new, advanced radar technology.

Although the company is small, its technology is absolutely cutting-edge. Novelda's silicon chips, which measure just 2 x 2 mm, have made an international breakthrough. Each chip contains nearly two million transistors and 512 radars that simultaneously sense and transmit information.

Unlike conventional radar devices, which must be placed some metres away from the object to be measured, Novelda's can be located directly on the object. This capability opens up opportunities for product development with all sorts of exciting applications.

"We have customers located all over the world who are developing applications based on our technology," explains Chief Marketing Officer Aage Kalsζg. "In the health care sector alone, our sensors are used in solutions being developed for monitoring heart rate, taking wireless ECG readings, and measuring fluid in the lungs."

"Some of the other exciting development projects are snow depth radars that combine GPS with water content measurement, as well as radars that can penetrate walls and rubble and find people trapped in collapsed buildings. The possibilities are endless."

Intensive R&D is crucial

Novelda's path -- from start-up company in 2004 to technological market leader -- has been an arduous one. Continuity in research is a critical element of the company's success. NOVELDA has received public funding from the Research Council of Norway and its programmes such as User-driven Research-based Innovation (BIA) and Core Competence and Growth in ICT (VERDIKT), as well as with EUREKA's Eurostars Programme with its funding and support specifically dedicated to SMEs.


Story Source:

The above story is based on materials provided by The Research Council of Norway. The original article was written by Nils Ragnar Lψvhaug/Else Lie; translation by Darren McKellep/Carol B. Eckmann. Note: Materials may be edited for content and length.


Cite This Page:

The Research Council of Norway. "Unique Norwegian nano-product: Processor chips with a global market." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 6 May 2011. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/05/110506073759.htm>.
The Research Council of Norway. (2011, May 6). Unique Norwegian nano-product: Processor chips with a global market. ScienceDaily. Retrieved September 30, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/05/110506073759.htm
The Research Council of Norway. "Unique Norwegian nano-product: Processor chips with a global market." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/05/110506073759.htm (accessed September 30, 2014).

Share This



More Matter & Energy News

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Featured Research

from universities, journals, and other organizations


Featured Videos

from AP, Reuters, AFP, and other news services

Do Video Games Trump Brain Training For Cognitive Boosts?

Do Video Games Trump Brain Training For Cognitive Boosts?

Newsy (Sep. 29, 2014) — More and more studies are showing positive benefits to playing video games, but the jury is still out on brain training programs. Video provided by Newsy
Powered by NewsLook.com
CERN Celebrates 60 Years of Science

CERN Celebrates 60 Years of Science

Reuters - Business Video Online (Sep. 29, 2014) — CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, celebrates 60 years of bringing nations together through science. As Joanna Partridge reports from inside the famous science centre it's also planning to turn the Large Hadron Collider particle accelerator back on after an upgrade. Video provided by Reuters
Powered by NewsLook.com
This 'Invisibility Cloak' Is Simpler Than Most

This 'Invisibility Cloak' Is Simpler Than Most

Newsy (Sep. 28, 2014) — Researchers from the University of Rochester have created a type of invisibility cloak with simple focal lenses. Video provided by Newsy
Powered by NewsLook.com
New Corvette Can Secretly Record Convos And Get You Arrested

New Corvette Can Secretly Record Convos And Get You Arrested

Newsy (Sep. 28, 2014) — The 2015 Corvette features valet mode – which allows the owner to secretly record audio and video – but in many states that practice is illegal. Video provided by Newsy
Powered by NewsLook.com

Search ScienceDaily

Number of stories in archives: 140,361

Find with keyword(s):
 
Enter a keyword or phrase to search ScienceDaily for related topics and research stories.

Save/Print:
Share:  

Breaking News:

Strange & Offbeat Stories

 

Space & Time

Matter & Energy

Computers & Math

In Other News

... from NewsDaily.com

Science News

Health News

Environment News

Technology News



Save/Print:
Share:  

Free Subscriptions


Get the latest science news with ScienceDaily's free email newsletters, updated daily and weekly. Or view hourly updated newsfeeds in your RSS reader:

Get Social & Mobile


Keep up to date with the latest news from ScienceDaily via social networks and mobile apps:

Have Feedback?


Tell us what you think of ScienceDaily -- we welcome both positive and negative comments. Have any problems using the site? Questions?
Mobile iPhone Android Web
Follow Facebook Twitter Google+
Subscribe RSS Feeds Email Newsletters
Latest Headlines Health & Medicine Mind & Brain Space & Time Matter & Energy Computers & Math Plants & Animals Earth & Climate Fossils & Ruins