• The vertical inductor's structure allows for double the inductance per unit area, which reduces chip size and increases bandwidth

    Spiralling up to control

    Vertical inductors reduce chip area and increase the bandwidth of broadband amplifiers by 25%
  • Dr Leandros Maglaras

    Dr Leandros Maglaras

    “The development of integrated detection mechanisms that combine several technologies and can adapt to the status of the system are challenges that must be met in the next few years”
  • The WF-LED is capable of producing over 150W of output light

    A bright future for LEDs

    A 150W output LED chip could be the first step to a very different lighting infrastructure, as well as making LEDs more cost effective for current high-power lighting applications

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2014 celebrates the 50th year of publication for the IET’s internationally renowned, rapid communication journal, Electronics Letters. This peer-reviewed journal has a broad and interdisciplinary scope which focuses on the latest advances in all electronic engineering related fields including communications, photonics, energy sustainability and biomedical technology.

Publishing every two weeks, Electronics Letters also provides further insight into some of the latest developments through feature articles and author interviews.

Over the last five decades Electronics Letters has published over 43,000 papers and throughout this time the scope of the journal has evolved to reflect changes and advances in the field, allowing the journal to continually publish the latest research from 1965 to the present day.

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Unifying television

1965: The first issue of Electronics Letters presents a discussion of colour television system parameters. UK researchers argue that the present system is too complicated, particularly when looking forward to the possibility of a unified European carrier-modulation and to a time when picture quality is not limited by instrumentation inadequacies.

Amplifying influence

1975: The translinear principle is defined by Barrie Gilbert, introducing the world to translinear circuits and elements. The principle allows exponential current-voltage transistor circuits – such as CMOS and BJTs – to operate as multipliers or amplifiers, and also provides more effective analysis of such circuits.

Lighter and faster

1985: The first all-silicon integrated optical components are developed by US researchers, creating the world of silicon photonics. Optical interconnects have a significant effect on the speed of communications systems and the possibilities for monolithic integration of optics and microelectronics.

Improving clarity

1999: Researchers at Bell Labs in the US describe a simplified version of the BLAST detection algorithm, known as vertical BLAST, or V-BLAST. Using their laboratory prototype, they effectively eliminate interference caused by successive issuers, with spectral efficiencies as high as 40bit/s/Hz in an indoor environment.

Covering the field

2000: In the new millennium, Electronics Letters continues to offer multi-application research, with Amnon Yariv providing universal relations for coupling of optical power between microresonators and dielectric waveguides. By considering a generic dielectric waveguide coupled to a ring resonator, he describes the fundamental working equations for a vast range of devices.


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