Keyword: Electronics & Computers

Electronics & Computers

Articles: Aerospace
CEO Keith Moore tells Tech Briefs about the unique challenges facing testing engineers in aerospace.
Question of the Week: Semiconductors & ICs
Will Stretchable Smartphones Catch On?

Our “5 Ws” feature this month highlighted skin-like electronic circuits being developed at Virginia Tech.

White Papers: Electronics & Computers
Meeting the Connectivity Requirements of 5G mmWave Signals

Users demand more data. While growing in the 5G space is essential to maintaining competitive edge, it is also important to understand the limitations and risks of this...

INSIDER: Energy

Molten sodium batteries have been used for many years to store energy from renewable sources, such as solar panels and wind turbines. However, commercially available molten sodium-sulfur...

INSIDER: Power

The demand for clean energy has never been higher, and it has created a global race to develop new technologies as alternatives to fossil fuels. Fuel cells are among the promising green energy...

INSIDER: Wearables

While researchers around the globe are working on free-position wireless charging — which would unchain devices from set charging points — the most common...

INSIDER: Energy

If we are to transition to a world powered by renewable energy, efficient long-distance transport of electricity is essential, since the supply — renewable...

Question of the Week: Energy
Will ‘Charging Rooms’ Catch On?

Our Question of the Week focuses on today’s lead story – the creation of an aluminum test area that wirelessly powered lamps, fans, and cell phones.

Blog: Electronics & Computers
Prof. Alanson Sample and his team want to turn entire buildings into wireless charging zones. Learn how their system delivers electricity over the air.
Technology Leaders: Materials
Learn different strategies for addressing outdated avionics, like adding in commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products.
5 Ws: Robotics, Automation & Control
The durable soft electronics could be used in wearable electronics and soft robotics and could someday be part of a stretchable smartphone.
Briefs: Communications
An atom-based sensor can determine the direction of an incoming radio signal.
UpFront: Manufacturing & Prototyping
NASA Washing Machine Designs Go for a Spin

Right now, there is no laundry service in space.

Astronaut garments aren’t washed. They are put onto ships that burn up in the...

Products: Semiconductors & ICs
Power distribution units, pressure sensors, connector straps, and more.
Facility Focus: RF & Microwave Electronics
Learn about the batteries, skin sensors, flexible antennas, and other cutting-edge research coming from Penn State Engineering.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
Water-sensing smartphone screens, a NASA-developed RF switch, and an ultrasound patch.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Applications include wearables, airplane cabin monitoring, medical diagnostics, and indoor air quality measurement.
Briefs: Materials
To modernize optical storage, Purdue researchers are replacing Morse code with colored “digital characters.”
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The new battery is degradable, recyclable, non-toxic, and safer than lithium-ion batteries.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
A new generation of lithium-ion batteries is poised to improve electric vehicle range and affordability.
Briefs: Automotive
The membrane prevents dendrite formation, at least doubling the lifetime of a lithium-metal battery.
Products: Materials
Lithium batteries, compartment gaskets, chargers, and more.
Articles: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Brookhaven National Laboratory scientists have identified the primary cause of failure in a state-of-the-art lithium-metal battery.
Articles: Semiconductors & ICs
Demand for wireless IoT cloud-connected devices is growing rapidly, yet deploying Wi-Fi battery-based products is difficult.
Articles: Energy
The Battery Show North America is a forum for advanced battery technology for electric and hybrid vehicles, utility and renewable energy support, portable electronics, medical technology, military, and telecommunications.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The battery can withstand thousands of charge and discharge cycles and years of storage before being composted.
Articles: Test & Measurement
An R&D project indirectly leads to potentially greater power density, EV range, and battery life.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
An entire 20-story concrete building could store energy like a giant battery.
Briefs: Energy
The rechargeable batteries could be a safer and more environmentally friendly alternative to lithium-ion batteries.