Microelectronics Package for Extreme Environments
Posted in White Papers, White Papers, Electronics on Monday, 01 February 2016
The MSK Products Division of Anaren, Inc. is pushing the boundaries of hybrid microelectronic packaging. They have designed, built, and tested a high-temperature, co-fired ceramic (HTCC) electronics package for use in oil and gas drilling, operating over two miles underground. This has proved MSK's ability to push the boundaries for developing microelectronics packages to survive in difficult high-temperature environments. This capability is extremely valuable for oil and gas exploration as well as for high-temperature aerospace applications.
Basics of Electric Heaters
Posted in White Papers, White Papers, Electronics on Friday, 29 January 2016
Hotwatt has manufactured specialized electric heating elements for over 64 years, all made in the USA. Products include cartridge, air process, immersion, strip and finned strip, tubular and finned tubular, band, compressor crankcase, foil, flexible rope and ceramic heaters. We are a quality supplier to OEM's in the in industrial, medical, commercial appliance, packaging, instrumentation, aviation, transportation and military fields.
Calibrating EEG Machines with ‘Phantom Head’
Posted in News, Electronics, Diagnostics, Patient Monitoring on Monday, 04 January 2016
While electroencephalography (EEG) has been used for decades to measure voltage fluctuations in different parts of the brain to graph a person’s neural patterns, determine brain injuries, and monitor the effects of sedatives and anesthesia, “there are really no set standards within the EEG community of how you confirm the equipment is working the way you really think it is,” says David Hairston, a neuroscientist at the Army Research Lab’s Human Research and Engineering Directorate in Maryland.
Implantable Devices to Reanimate Paralyzed Limbs
Posted in News, Electronics, Diagnostics, Implants & Prosthetics, Orthopedics, Patient Monitoring on Monday, 04 January 2016
Researchers at the University of Washington’s Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering (CSNE), in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, San Diego State University, and other partners, are developing implantable devices that can send signals between regions of the brain or nervous system that have been disconnected due to injury.
Next-Generation Electronics Innovations for NASA’s Space and Commercial Future
Posted in Articles, Electronics on Friday, 01 January 2016
In 1964, NASA’s Electronics Research Center (ERC) opened in Massachusetts, serving to develop the space agency’s in-house expertise in electronics during the Apollo era. The center’s accomplishments include development of a high-frequency (30-GHz) oscillator, a miniaturized tunnel-diode transducer, and a transistor more tolerant of space radiation. Another development was in the area of holography. At the ERC, holography was “used for data storage, and has permitted a remarkable degree of data compression in the storing of star patterns.”
Successful Test Management For Systems Engineers
Posted in White Papers, White Papers, Electronics on Monday, 07 December 2015
Designing a reliable test strategy requires broad, strategic thinking. The goal of verification is to ensure you release a best-quality system that meets customer expectations as documented in your early design concept and requirements gathering phases. To maximize the value of your test process, test your product objectives early.
Delivering Roadworthy Designs: Automotive Electronics Circuit Protection Overview, Applications & Standards
Posted in White Papers, Electronics on Friday, 04 December 2015
Today’s automotive designs include nearly 100 microprocessors; that number is expected to double in five years. From in-dash displays to connected technologies and safety systems, all onboard electronics require circuit protection to maintain reliability. The major sources of electrical hazards in automotive systems are electrostatic discharge (ESD), switching loads in power electronics circuits, and lightning. Overcoming transient surges that can harm the vehicle’s electronics, whether under the hood or in the cabin, is one of the biggest obstacles of system design.