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White Papers: Electronics & Computers
Dispensable Thermal Interface Materials: An Overview

Thermal interface materials (TIM) are typically placed between two components in an electronic system to enhance their thermal behavior, such as heat flow between an integrated circuit and...

White Papers: Electronics & Computers
Designer’s Journey: Navigating the Transition to Versal ACAP

Ever-increasing data volumes, rising computation demands and real-time performance expectations can no longer be satisfied by traditional solutions. With the introduction of ACAP...

On-Demand Webinars: Automotive

Vehicles, alongside the majority of technologies in the world, are getting smarter and more connected. Although this advancement creates opportunities for the...

White Papers: Materials
White Paper: Total Appearance Evaluation of Car Body

An automotive paint finish must instantly produce an appealing visual sensation for the customer. Automotive companies are making an effort to create high-quality finishes. Color and...

On-Demand Webinars: Test & Measurement
Test Essentials: Spectrum Analyzer Basics

Good measurements are essential for any test setup whatever that scenario might be. Understanding basic requirements and terms is imperative to ensure the measurement accuracy and performance of a device under test. This 60-minute Webinar discusses the basics of spectrum analysis. Topics...

Question of the Week
Do you think internal imaging of materials could become a practical design tool?

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a technique to determine material properties, like stress and strain, based on an image of the material showing its internal structure.

White Papers: Test & Measurement
Designing the Connected Car of the Future

For the automotive industry to accelerate its digital transformation journey to the next level, automakers need to ensure their AV strategies are defined by the software. Automakers also need to make...

White Papers: Robotics, Automation & Control
Difference Between Flexible Disc and Bellows Couplings

Choosing a high-performance coupling for your machine can be a difficult task, especially when so many options are available. Two of the best solutions for precise motion transfer are...

INSIDER: Motion Control

MIT engineers have developed a telerobotic system to help surgeons quickly and remotely treat patients experiencing a stroke or aneurysm. With a modified joystick,...

INSIDER: Design

Engineering researchers from North Carolina State University have demonstrated a new type of flexible, robotic grippers that are able to lift delicate egg yolks without...

INSIDER: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Inspired by the natural dexterity of the human hand, a team of engineers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has created a reconfigurable hybrid robotics system that is able...

White Papers: Semiconductors & ICs
Impact of the Layout, Components, and Filters on the Emc of Modern DC/DC Switching Controllers

The technical literature, including, for example, our “Trilogy of Magnetics” and the IC data sheets, provide hardware developers with all...

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

What if your next surgery was planned and performed by a robot? A team at Johns Hopkins University is working to turn this idea into reality.

White Papers: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Metal Alloy Solutions for Automotive Applications

Advances in automotive engineering demand precision alloys as innovative as their applications. From airbag systems and sensors to engine components and other stamped parts, fabricators must...

White Papers: Test & Measurement
Nanoprecision Sensor Technology in Semiconductor Manufacturing

In order to make chips ever more compact and to fit even more functionality into the smallest possible space, all production steps in wafer manufacturing are subject to the most...

White Papers: Aerospace
Using PXI-based Fault Insertion & Sensor Simulation in Electronic Test

Simulation and fault insertion are essential in mission-critical, must-not-fail applications typically found in aerospace and automotive. Many companies in these fields...

Question of the Week: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Will We Use Our Clothes to Monitor Heartbeat?

A recent Tech Briefs story highlighted efforts by MIT Professor Yoel Fink and his team to create a fabric microphone. The computing material offers wearers the ability to someday monitor their heartbeat, as well the heartbeats of soon-to-be newborns.

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

Everyone is talking about quantum computers. By interconnecting as many qubits (two-state quantum systems) as possible, massive amounts of data can be processed more easily, quickly and securely...

INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

Researchers at Oxford University have used a sapphire optical fiber – a thread of industrially grown sapphire less than half a millimeter thick – that can withstand...

INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

Software

CRAIC Technologies (San Dimas, CA) announced that CRAIC Technologies microspectrometers will now feature Windows 11 operating systems in which CRAIC Lambdafire™...

INSIDER: Photonics/Optics

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s expertise in developing high-energy lasers is being tapped to provide a key component of a major upgrade to SLAC National...

Special Reports: Materials
Advanced Materials & Coatings - May 2022

Breakthroughs in plastics, composites, metals, and other materials technologies are enabling exciting new applications in industries ranging from aerospace to automotive to medical. Read more in this...

Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Battery engineers targeting electric vehicles (EVs) continue to research designs with solid-state electrolyte because of the alluring twin promises of significantly higher energy...

Articles: Power

From multinational battery developers to commercial-vehicle components manufacturers merging new-age motors with established power-transfer technologies, Battery & Electrification Technology's Fast 40...

Articles: Software

After years of lukewarm reception and limited funding, it looks as if the battery electric vehicle (BEV) market is finally going full throttle. According to a recent Forbes article, Schmidt Automotive...

Articles: Power

Decarbonizing transportation is key for meeting U.S. greenhouse gas reduction targets because moving people and goods is the largest direct source of climate-altering emissions....

Technology Leaders: Photonics/Optics

Most optical networks have many fiber couplings and even minor losses at these junctions will produce significant signal losses that cause problems in data transmission. Precise fiber alignment at the optical...

Application Briefs: Materials

Aspheric lenses let optical system designers improve resolution, reduce the number of lens elements required, and increase system light throughput. Their complex, non-spherical surfaces correct for more...

Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics

Micro-optics and nanostructures are key technologies for the latest optoelectronic components in smartphones, smart glasses and vehicles. Some examples used in consumer...

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