Keyword: Electronic control systems

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The transistors enable power converters to perform at substantially improved efficiencies, especially in high-power applications.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
A flexible, free-standing THz sensor array images blind ends of irregularly shaped objects.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The wearable prototype can stream, in real time, an identifying signature based on the electrical activity of a person's heart.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Normally an insulator, diamond becomes a metallic conductor when subjected to large strain.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
These robust supercapacitors still work when stretched to eight times their original size.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Tech Briefs asks industry experts about cybersecurity, the cloud, wireless devices, and securing a remote workforce.
Briefs: Automotive
The material can be scaled for use in ultra-efficient, power-dense, electric vehicle traction motors.
Briefs: Aerospace
The material can be used in power electronics and power converters for solar energy power systems.
Briefs: Medical
A soft hydrogel, driven by an oscillatory chemical reaction, produces an autonomous integrated pump for microfluidic applications.
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
An A/C alternative, AI that sharpens blurry images, and a NASA energy harvester.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Flat-panel technology could transform antennas, wireless, and cellphone communications.
Briefs: Wearables
The rainproof, stainproof technology turns clothing into self-powered remotes while turning away bacteria.
Briefs: Motion Control
Fuse devices enable circuit safety in high-power applications, such as motion control and alternative energy generation, in addition to electric vehicles.
Briefs: Motion Control
The bus is designed for high-frequency, high-temperature operation in electric drive systems and next-generation power electronics.
Articles: Wearables
Heartbeat-based biometrics, sonic-boom displays, and an artificial leaf.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
The technology can be used in commercial motors, robotic systems, and hybrid and electric vehicles.
Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The ESA has commissioned its industry partners to design a new docking system called the International Berthing and Docking Mechanism (IBDM).
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control

UCLA engineers have made major improvements on their design of an optical neural network — a device inspired by how the human brain works — that can identify objects or process...

Technology Leaders: Sensors/Data Acquisition
How can the automotive industry protect itself and its customers against digital attacks?
Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
While most cars today run on 12-volt DC batteries, cars in the future will run on 48 volts. This increased voltage could affect ball bearing performance.
Facility Focus: Electronics & Computers

The Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) is the nonprofit applied research division of the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) in Atlanta, GA. Founded in 1934 as the Engineering...

Application Briefs: Imaging

Performance of image sensors for security cameras must be geared to low-light sensitivity, high signal to noise ratio, and high temperature performance. Security image sensors are typically...

Briefs: Materials
Using Laser Metal Printing to Cool Computer Chips

Traditionally, electronics are cooled using a heat sink that transfers the heat generated by the electronic system into the air or a liquid coolant. For the heat sink to work, it has to be attached to the CPU or the graphics processor via a thermal interface material such as thermal paste. It...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers

Traditionally, electronics are cooled using a heat sink that transfers the heat generated by the electronic system into the air or a liquid coolant. For the heat sink to work, it has to...

Technology Leaders: Test & Measurement

The SENT (Single Edge Nibble Transmission) bus continues to gain acceptance across the automotive industry and is widely used to transmit high-resolution readings from...

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Piezoelectric Resonator with Two Layers

Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) filters have advantages in being able to reduce the size, weight, and power required when used as part of electronic systems such as radios; however, MEMS-type filters have limitations. For example, thickness MEMS-type filters (e.g., thickness-extensional mode...

Articles: Medical

This column presents technologies that have applications in commercial areas, possibly creating the products of tomorrow. To learn more about each technology, see the contact information provided for that...

Articles: Photonics/Optics

This column presents technologies that have applications in commercial areas, possibly creating the products of tomorrow. To learn more about each technology, see the contact information provided for that...

Application Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
AB Dynamics
Wiltshire, England
www.abdynamics.com

Autonomous vehicles cannot be tested for every eventuality that might transpire in their operating environment. As the technology...