Electronic Components
Approaching Dissolvable Electronics for Implants
Posted in News, Electronic Components, Electronics, Implants & Prosthetics, Patient Monitoring on Monday, 02 May 2016
Scientists at the College of Information Science and Electronic Engineering in China are working diligently to create tiny electronic sensors and devices that can be implanted in the body and then dissolve seemingly without a trace. They have tested several biodegradable materials, including DNA, proteins, and metals, for making transient electronics. Edging closer, their newest dissolvable device is composed of egg proteins, magnesium, and tungsten.
Nanotube-Based Device Cooling System
Posted in Briefs, Electronic Components, Thermal Management on Saturday, 30 April 2016
These cooling systems can be used for electronic devices in the computer manufacturing, thermal management, and semiconductor industries. Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are being studied for use in high-strength/lowweight composites and other applications. Recent research on thermal dissipation materials for high-power electronic devices is generating a lot of interest in various industries. Carbon nano tubes have attracted much attention due to their extraordinary mechanical and unique electronic properties. Computer chips have been subjected to higher and higher thermal loads, and it is challenging to find new ways to perform heat dissipation. As a result, heat dissipation demand for computer systems is increasing dramatically.
Creating the World’s Smallest Diode
Posted in News, Electronic Components, Electronics on Wednesday, 27 April 2016
Engineers are struggling to shrink the silicon used in processors to power increasingly smaller computing hardware and are rapidly reaching the point where silicon’s performance starts to degrade due to its size. To move beyond the material’s physical limitations, researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel and the University of Georgia, Athens, have discovered how to use a single molecule of DNA to create the world’s smallest diode, which controls the flow of electricity by allowing it to travel in just one direction.
Engineers Embroider Wearable Antennas
Posted in News, Electronic Components, Electronics, Diagnostics, Patient Monitoring, Data Acquisition, Sensors on Monday, 18 April 2016
Researchers at The Ohio State University have embroidered circuits into fabric with 0.1 mm precision -- an ideal size for integrating sensors and electronic components into clothing. The achievement supports the development of new wearable technology, including a bandage that monitors tissue or a flexible fabric cap that senses brain activity.
Miniaturized Electronic Devices as Medical Therapeutics
Posted in News, Electronic Components, Electronics, Power Supplies, Diagnostics, Drug Delivery & Fluid Handling, Implants & Prosthetics, Patient Monitoring on Monday, 18 April 2016
Ada Poon, an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University, is pioneering research to develop electronic therapies to heal the body from within, working to add control and feedback for a closed-loop system that could improve therapeutic outcomes. These new electronic devices, which can be programmed to respond to the body’s feedback and modulate their own effects after implantation, are called electroceuticals.
Selecting the Right Vent to Extend the Lifetime of Electronic Components in Vehicles
Posted in White Papers, Electronic Components on Friday, 15 January 2016
Electronic components are rapidly replacing mechanical parts in automobiles. Suppliers must protect these electronic components from harsh contaminants and temperature fluctuations, to ensure reliable performance. Selecting the right venting solution can help to extend the life of the electronic component.
EADIN Lite Communication Network
Posted in Briefs, TSP, Electronic Components on Monday, 30 November 2015
DEC is part of the Transformational Tools and Technologies (TTT) project under the Advanced Aeronautics research program. John H. Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio The distributed engine controls (DEC) task seeks to investigate the capabilities of a distributed network for aircraft engine controls. Traditional aircraft engine control systems use analog systems to communicate with sensors and actuators. The ability to upgrade an engine after manufacture, by swapping out sensors or actuators, is limited due to the analog signal component. Digital signals do not have this limitation, and additionally they do not require dedicated cabling, which may decrease engine weight. To understand the interactions between a new digital network and the engine controller, a representative model of the networks is required.

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